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Hedge FundsStructure, Strategies, and Performance$
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H. Kent Baker and Greg Filbeck

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190607371

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190607371.001.0001

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Hedge Funds Fundamentals

Hedge Funds Fundamentals

Chapter:
(p.3) 1 Hedge Funds Fundamentals
Source:
Hedge Funds
Author(s):

H. Kent Baker

Greg Filbeck

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190607371.003.0001

This chapter provides background material for understanding the multifaceted nature of hedge funds. The first section begins by defining a hedge fund, followed by a discussion of distinguishing characteristics, benefits and risks, history of hedge funds, hedge fund investment strategies, funds of funds, hedge fund performance, and hedge fund biases, including selection bias, survivorship bias, backfill bias, and liquidation bias. The next section discusses the purpose of the book followed by sections on its distinguishing features and the intended audience. The chapter then outlines the six major parts of the book, including an abstract for each of the remaining 29 chapters. These six parts are (1) background, (2) structure of hedge funds, (3) investment strategies of hedge funds, (4) risk and regulation, (5) hedge fund performance, and (6) issues, trends, and future prospects of hedge funds. The final section offers a summary and conclusions.

Keywords:   hedge fund, investment strategy, fund of funds, hedge fund bias, hedge fund performance, future prospects of hedge funds

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