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For those of you who are new to hedge funds, here are the basics. . . .


Akin Gump's Hedge Funds FAQ's
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P. August, 2000 By Eliot D. Raffkind (eraffk more....

Mutual Funds vs. Hedge Funds -- the differences:

  • Mutual funds are operated by investment companies, regulated by the SEC, the IRS and o more....

  • Hedge Funds and Mutual Funds: Some Further Thoughts
    Why should investors be interested in what hedge funds are doing given that the average i more....

    Definition of Hedge Funds
    A hedge fund is a private investment limited partnership that invests in a variety of secu more....

    Form ADV -- The First Step to Preventing a Debacle
    The hedge fund industry has seen its share of debacles over the last year or so. The most more....

    Domestic and Offshore Hedge Funds
    The following is a broad summary of the rules governing hedge funds. It is not intended more....

    Where hedge funds fit into the market ecosystem
    Model 1: The Ecology of Markets A System Diagram of the Major Market Relations. more....

    Classifying Hedge Funds by Risk
    This chart illustrates a general classification of risk in relation to hedge fund styles. more....

    Strategies ... Definitions
    Convertible Arbitrage: An investment strategy that is long convertible securities ( more....

    What is a fund of funds?
    Simply put, a fund of funds is a one that invests in other hedge funds. By it's very natur more....

    Strategies ... Hedging Techniques
    With all this talk of hedging, it might help to provide a definition of what is meant so t more....

    Hedge Fund Accounting Basics
    NOTE: Do not act on any of this information without contacting an attorney, accountant more....


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