Introduction to hedge funds, executing brokers and prime brokers, both synthetic (derivatives) and traditional, what they are, what they do and what risks are associated with them. This course is about the interrelationship between hedge funds, investment banks and their investors.
The course will provide a broad review or many different areas of hedge funds and investment banks from strategies, management, operations and marketing. Also, the history of hedge funds will be explored, including the risks of failure of hedge funds, such as LTCM, and brokers, such as Lehman Brothers, and the distress or certain investment banks, such as Bear Stearns. Also, practical applications of launching and running a simulated hedge fund will demonstrate the challenges, risks and potential rewards of alternative investments to investors, hedge funds and their service providers.
- Anyone from commerce students to experienced professionals, MBA who want to understand and trade like hedge fund masters.