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Taxation of Investment Funds in the European Union
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 408

Taxation of Investment Funds in the European Union

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2005
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  • Publisher: IBFD

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The Law of Private Investment Funds
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 328

The Law of Private Investment Funds

  • Categories: Law
  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-09-06
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  • Publisher: OUP Oxford

The new edition of The Law of Private Investment Funds offers a practical analysis of the legal and regulatory issues that arise in connection with the structuring, formation, and operation of private investment funds, including hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds, and other non-retail collective investment vehicles. The book provides a unique analysis of these funds on a pan-asset class basis, as well as from a US, UK, and European perspective. The themes of investor protection and fiduciary challenge are considered in the context of the various sources available for investor protection including the substantive rights and obligations under general law, and voluntary and st...

Managing Collective Investment Funds
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 390

Managing Collective Investment Funds

Managing Collective Investment Funds is a practical introduction to collective investment funds and their management, drawing on the experience of the authors in both developed and emerging markets. It identifies best practice internationally and also highlights the challenges of regulating and operating collective investment funds in new and emerging markets and explores how these can be met. Written for practitioners and regulators new to the collective investment funds business, it explores every aspect of a fund's structure and operation: from how it is valued and priced through to the importance of its regulatory, fiscal and accounting regimes and finally the effect these can have on market development. Provides a comprehensive review of collective investment fund operations Examines key factors in building a successful investment fund business Contains practical examples, questions and case studies illustrating current developments in the industry worldwide

Research Handbook on Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Alternative Investments
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 508

Research Handbook on Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Alternative Investments

This unique and detailed Handbook provides a comprehensive source of analysis and research on alternative investment funds in the EU, the US and other leading jurisdictions. Expert contributors offer an unparalleled perspective on the contemporary alternative funds industry, the main areas of regulatory policy concern surrounding its activities, and the role that alternative funds have played in recent financial crises, as well as an account of the rules governing their operation in selected jurisdictions. Providing insight and analysis of the contemporary investment funds industry at a time of crisis and transition, the Research Handbook on Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Alternative Investments will be a valuable tool for scholars, practitioners and policymakers alike.

How to Invest in Hedge Funds
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 409

How to Invest in Hedge Funds

Praise and Reviews "As hundreds of billions of capital seek an appropriate match with thousands of hedge funds, Matthew Ridley has produced a survey of the major hedge fund strategies that will be of great utility to the novice or pro. Comprehensive, insightful, readable, leavened with common sense and wit, it is much like a Consulta due diligence review." Bruce G Wilcox, Chairman, Cumberland Associates LLC "Extremely informative - a thorough synopsis of how funds view different investments. Matt has taken a very complicated process and simplified it so everyone can understand it. After reading this book, everyone will believe they can manage a hedge fund." Marc Lasry, Founder and Managing P...

The Performance of Socially Responsible Investment Funds in Europe
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 316

The Performance of Socially Responsible Investment Funds in Europe

Socially responsible investing (SRI) is an investment approach that combines investors’ financial as well as nonfinancial goals in the security selection process. Technically, investors can engage in SRI either by directly investing in companies that implement corporate social activities or by investing their money in SRI funds, which apply screening criteria to select securities. The screening process applied by the SRI funds has led to controversy among academics regarding whether the use of SRI screens in the security selection process influences the financial performance of the funds. The empirical study analyzes whether or not the screening process applied by such funds influences the...

Mutual Funds
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 592

Mutual Funds

This authoritative book enables readers to evaluate the various performance and risk attributes of mutual funds, while also serving as a comprehensive resource for students, academics, and general investors alike. Avoiding the less useful descriptive approach to fund selection, this book employs a balanced approach including both technique and application. The chapters combine clear summaries of existing research with practical guidelines for mutual fund analysis. Enables readers to analyze mutual funds by evaluating a fund's various performance and risk attributes. Includes templates, which provide an efficient, sound approach to fund analysis, interpretation of results, buy/sell decisions, and the timing of decisions. Combines clear summaries of existing research with practical guidelines for mutual fund analysis.

Hedge Funds
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 688

Hedge Funds

Hedge Funds: Structure, Strategies, and Performance provides a synthesis of the theoretical and empirical literature on this intriguing, complex, and frequently misunderstood topic. The book dispels some common misconceptions of hedge funds, showing that they are not a monolithic asset class but pursue highly diverse strategies. Furthermore, not all hedge funds are unusually risky, excessively leveraged, invest only in illiquid asses, attempt to profit from short-term market movements, or only benefit hedge fund managers due to their high fees. Among the core issues addressed are how hedge funds are structured and how they work, hedge fund strategies, leading issues in this investment, and t...

Private Equity Funds
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 550

Private Equity Funds

  • Categories: Law

"The best guide to private equity funds. Insight and explanations for both fund sponsors and investors. The gold standard." --Andrew Zalasin,General Partner and CFO: RRE Ventures Best Practices for Organizing and Managing a Fund With nearly $7 trillion invested in more than 20,000 funds, investor interest in the private equity industry has returned, despite the economic turmoil of recent years. Still, guidance about the organization and administration of these funds is tough to find. This 1,400+ page resource, will equip corporate lawyers, investment professionals, and tax practitioners and with best practices to manage these funds effectively. Private Equity Funds: Business Structure and Op...

Handbook of Hedge Funds
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 654

Handbook of Hedge Funds

A comprehensive guide to the burgeoning hedge fund industry Intended as a comprehensive reference for investors and fund and portfolio managers, Handbook of Hedge Funds combines new material with updated information from Francois-Serge L’habitant’s two other successful hedge fund books. This book features up-to-date regulatory and historical information, new case studies and trade examples, detailed analyses of investment strategies, discussions of hedge fund indices and databases, and tips on portfolio construction. Francois-Serge L’habitant (Geneva, Switzerland) is the Head of Investment Research at Kedge Capital. He is Professor of Finance at the University of Lausanne and at EDHEC Business School, as well as the author of five books, including Hedge Funds: Quantitative Insights (0-470-85667-X) and Hedge Funds: Myths & Limits (0-470-84477-9), both from Wiley.