One of the fastest growing investment sectors ever seen, hedge funds are considered by many to be exotic and inaccessible. This book provides an intensive learning experience, defining hedge funds, explaining hedge fund strategies while offering both qualitative and quantitative tools that investors need to access these types of funds. Topics not usually covered in discussions of hedge funds are included, such as a theoretical discussion of each hedge fund strategy followed by trading examples provided by successful hedge fund managers.
is deputy Chief Investment Officer and head of Asset Allocation in Aletti Gestielle Alternative SGR, defining the asset allocation and the fund picking of 18 portfolios of hedge funds with 2.99 billion euro of assets under management as of August 1 st 2007. Filippo Stefanini
is professor of Risk Management at the engineering faculty of Bergamo University in Italy . He has previously worked as a consultant for Accenture in the Asset Management and Investment Banking areas. Filippo is the author of Investment Strategies of Hedge Funds , published by John Wiley & Sons in 2006. He has also authored an Italian language book entitled, Hedge Funds: strategie di investimento and co-authored Hedge Funds: Investire per generare rendimenti assoluti? , both published by Il Sole 24 Ore.