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A guide to starting your hedge fund / Erik Serrano Berntsen and John P. Thompson.

By: Serrano Berntsen, Erik, 1983-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom : John Wiley & Sons, 2015Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781119064886; 1119064880; 9781119064893; 1119064899; 9781119065265; 1119065267; 0470519401; 9780470519400.Subject(s): Hedge funds | Business | Hedge funds | Investments -- Management | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Finance | Hedge fundsGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Guide to starting your hedge fund.DDC classification: 332.64/5240681 Other classification: BUS027000 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Contents:
Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Part I Why This Book?; Chapter 1 Introduction; Why This Book?; The Big Picture and Energy Commodities; Case Study: Amaranth Advisors; Layout; The Beginning; Bibliography; Part II The Basics; Chapter 2 What Is a Hedge Fund?; I Already Know What a Hedge Fund Is; A Little Bit of History; So What Is a Hedge Fund?; Hedge Funds (Un)Defined; The Growth of the Hedge Fund Industry; Hedge Fund + Commodities = Commodities Corporation; Whither Energy and Commodity Hedge Funds?; Moving Forward; Bibliography; Chapter 3 What Are Energy Commodities?; Introduction.
What Are Energy Commodities?The Regionality of Electricity; Why Are Energy Commodities Attractive for Investors?; A Complex, Solvable Problem; Drivers of Complexity; Conditions for Solvability; Principal Sources of Opportunity and Risk; Bibliography; Chapter 4 Trading and Investing in Energy Commodities; Bottom-up and Top-down; Trading + Managing a Business = Successful Hedge Fund; The Edge?; Trading Energy Commodities; Basic Financial Knowledge for Commodities; Conclusion; Bibliography; Part III Starting the Journey; Chapter 5 The Business Plan: Implications and Applications; Introduction.
Objectives and Uses of a Hedge Fund Business PlanConclusion; Bibliography; Chapter 6 Laws, Contracts, and Lawyers; Don't Kill Your Lawyer; Legal Basics for Funds; Master-Feeder Fund Structures; Side-Pocket Structures; The Firm; The Investment Advisory Agreement; Attributes and Variations of the Investment Management Enterprise; Structural Design Decisions; Case Study: Complex Tax Structuring; Be Nice To Your Lawyer; Bibliography; Chapter 7 Service Providers; Introduction; Long-Term Relationship: Service Providers and Marriage; Service Providers: Who and Where?; Negotiate, Negotiate, Negotiate.
Service?How to Choose?; Final Thoughts; Bibliography; Part IV Running the Business; Chapter 8 Fundraising; Strategic Investor Portfolio Design; Start-up Lifecycle Analysis and Investor Portfolio Development; Investor Acquisition -- Marketing; Tools for Marketing and Key Marketing Documents; Marketing Documentation; Investor Maintenance -- Investor Relations; Chapter 9 Operations and Infrastructure; Introduction; Infrastructure and Technology; Bibliography; Part V Final Thoughts; Chapter 10 Investing in Energy Commodity Hedge Funds; Asset Allocation: Portfolio Building Basics.
Asset Allocation: Understanding Different StrategiesChecklist for Investing in Energy Commodity Hedge Funds; Bibliography; Chapter 11 Quo Vadis; Bibliography; Appendix A Sample Business Plan Outline; Appendix B Outline of a Confidential Explanatory Memorandum: Sample Offshore Feeder Ltd; Appendix C Sample Due Diligence Questionnaire Outline; Index; EULA.
Summary: "Successful hedge fund investing begins with well-informedstrategyA Guide to Starting Your Hedge Fund is a practical, definitive "how-to" guide, designed to help managers design andlaunch their own funds, and to help investors select and diligencenew funds. The first book to examine the practical aspects ofsetting up and operating funds with a focus on energy commoditymarkets, this book scrutinises the due diligence process andcomprehensively reviews the opportunities and risks of all energycommodity markets as hedge fund investments. Extensive planning andstrategy advice prove invaluable to prospective fund managers andinvestors alike, and detailed discussion of the markets'constraints help inform procedural decisions. Readers gain insightinto practical matters including legal and commercial structures, due diligence, fund raising, operations, and more, allowing them toconstruct a concrete investment plan before ever touching apenny. Asset managers are looking to energy commodities to provideattractive uncorrelated - if volatile - returns. Thesehigh returns, however, are accompanied by high risk. Few investorshave experience evaluating these investment opportunities, and fewprospective fund managers understand the market fundamentals andtheir associated risks. This book provides the answers sorelylacking in hedge fund literature, giving investors and fundmanagers the background they need to make smarter decisions. Understand the markets' structures, opportunities, andrisks Develop a comprehensive, well-informed investment strategy Conduct thorough due diligence with a detailed plan Examine the practical aspects of fund raising, legal and taxstructure, and more Oil has long been traded by hedge funds, but electricity, thefuels that generate electricity, and the environmental productslike emissions allowances and weather derivatives have become thenew "hot" investment strategies. These high returns come withhigher risk, but A Guide to Starting Your Hedge Fund ensuresparticipants have essential information at their disposal"-- Provided by publisher.
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"Successful hedge fund investing begins with well-informedstrategyA Guide to Starting Your Hedge Fund is a practical, definitive "how-to" guide, designed to help managers design andlaunch their own funds, and to help investors select and diligencenew funds. The first book to examine the practical aspects ofsetting up and operating funds with a focus on energy commoditymarkets, this book scrutinises the due diligence process andcomprehensively reviews the opportunities and risks of all energycommodity markets as hedge fund investments. Extensive planning andstrategy advice prove invaluable to prospective fund managers andinvestors alike, and detailed discussion of the markets'constraints help inform procedural decisions. Readers gain insightinto practical matters including legal and commercial structures, due diligence, fund raising, operations, and more, allowing them toconstruct a concrete investment plan before ever touching apenny. Asset managers are looking to energy commodities to provideattractive uncorrelated - if volatile - returns. Thesehigh returns, however, are accompanied by high risk. Few investorshave experience evaluating these investment opportunities, and fewprospective fund managers understand the market fundamentals andtheir associated risks. This book provides the answers sorelylacking in hedge fund literature, giving investors and fundmanagers the background they need to make smarter decisions. Understand the markets' structures, opportunities, andrisks Develop a comprehensive, well-informed investment strategy Conduct thorough due diligence with a detailed plan Examine the practical aspects of fund raising, legal and taxstructure, and more Oil has long been traded by hedge funds, but electricity, thefuels that generate electricity, and the environmental productslike emissions allowances and weather derivatives have become thenew "hot" investment strategies. These high returns come withhigher risk, but A Guide to Starting Your Hedge Fund ensuresparticipants have essential information at their disposal"-- Provided by publisher.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Part I Why This Book?; Chapter 1 Introduction; Why This Book?; The Big Picture and Energy Commodities; Case Study: Amaranth Advisors; Layout; The Beginning; Bibliography; Part II The Basics; Chapter 2 What Is a Hedge Fund?; I Already Know What a Hedge Fund Is; A Little Bit of History; So What Is a Hedge Fund?; Hedge Funds (Un)Defined; The Growth of the Hedge Fund Industry; Hedge Fund + Commodities = Commodities Corporation; Whither Energy and Commodity Hedge Funds?; Moving Forward; Bibliography; Chapter 3 What Are Energy Commodities?; Introduction.

What Are Energy Commodities?The Regionality of Electricity; Why Are Energy Commodities Attractive for Investors?; A Complex, Solvable Problem; Drivers of Complexity; Conditions for Solvability; Principal Sources of Opportunity and Risk; Bibliography; Chapter 4 Trading and Investing in Energy Commodities; Bottom-up and Top-down; Trading + Managing a Business = Successful Hedge Fund; The Edge?; Trading Energy Commodities; Basic Financial Knowledge for Commodities; Conclusion; Bibliography; Part III Starting the Journey; Chapter 5 The Business Plan: Implications and Applications; Introduction.

Objectives and Uses of a Hedge Fund Business PlanConclusion; Bibliography; Chapter 6 Laws, Contracts, and Lawyers; Don't Kill Your Lawyer; Legal Basics for Funds; Master-Feeder Fund Structures; Side-Pocket Structures; The Firm; The Investment Advisory Agreement; Attributes and Variations of the Investment Management Enterprise; Structural Design Decisions; Case Study: Complex Tax Structuring; Be Nice To Your Lawyer; Bibliography; Chapter 7 Service Providers; Introduction; Long-Term Relationship: Service Providers and Marriage; Service Providers: Who and Where?; Negotiate, Negotiate, Negotiate.

Service?How to Choose?; Final Thoughts; Bibliography; Part IV Running the Business; Chapter 8 Fundraising; Strategic Investor Portfolio Design; Start-up Lifecycle Analysis and Investor Portfolio Development; Investor Acquisition -- Marketing; Tools for Marketing and Key Marketing Documents; Marketing Documentation; Investor Maintenance -- Investor Relations; Chapter 9 Operations and Infrastructure; Introduction; Infrastructure and Technology; Bibliography; Part V Final Thoughts; Chapter 10 Investing in Energy Commodity Hedge Funds; Asset Allocation: Portfolio Building Basics.

Asset Allocation: Understanding Different StrategiesChecklist for Investing in Energy Commodity Hedge Funds; Bibliography; Chapter 11 Quo Vadis; Bibliography; Appendix A Sample Business Plan Outline; Appendix B Outline of a Confidential Explanatory Memorandum: Sample Offshore Feeder Ltd; Appendix C Sample Due Diligence Questionnaire Outline; Index; EULA.

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