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Introduction to Hedge Funds

Start Date:
16. November 2017
Finish date:
16. November 2017
Code:
HF100 - 11LON
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Price:
594.00 GBP (VAT incl.)
Location:
London
Download:
Introduction to Hedge Funds - London - November 2017.pdf
Ascentium Associates - Training Directory 2017.pdf
Tutor:
Mr. Kapriel Kasbarian

Description

 Introduction to Hedge Funds

 1-Day Executive Education Training Programme

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Programme Overview

Introduction to Hedge Funds is a 1-day course where the key concepts of this fascinating asset class are broken down, simplified and explained in a clear way using everyday language.

This interactive course is designed to give attendees an introduction to hedge funds and to understand the various strategies that hedge funds implement to generate returns. Through the use of interactive exercises and case studies, at the end of the training day, attendees will have a much better understanding of the way hedge funds work as well as the roles of the different market participants.
 
Main group assignment: Run your own Hedge Fund – We believe that the best way for attendees to put their learnings into practice is by running their own hedge fund for the day, whilst competing against the other teams. This will be in a safe environment where participants will manage a virtual account of £10m. Participants will have access to a live market platform and will be able to put a number of hedge fund strategies into practice by trading various instruments (equities, commodities, bonds and foreign exchange) in a real time environment. There will be up to four trading sessions interspersed throughout the training day. Participants will have to present quarterly reporting results and explain the rationale for their trading strategies.

Note – This programme requires you to bring your own Wi-Fi enabled laptop loaded with an internet browser such as Google Chrome or Internet Explorer

Course Director 

Kapriel Kasbarian is responsible for all aspects of the day to day running of Ascentium Associates. His keen interest in hedge funds started during his career in financial markets, various research projects and trading activities, where he was able to put hedge fund strategies in to practice. He is a learning and development professional who was previously a strategy consultant at Armstrong Transaction Services where he undertook commercial due diligence and strategy consulting projects for private equity and corporate clients. To read Kapriel's full profile, please click here

This course is aimed at:              

This introductory course is aimed at all business or finance professionals who work at a hedge fund, investor or service provider, and need an understanding and overview of what the industry is about. 

 

Key Learning Outcomes:

Attendees of this 1-day course will gain an understanding of:

• Understand what hedge funds are 
• Key players and their roles
• Understanding of different strategies
• Appreciation of hedge fund toolkit
• Lessons from hedge fund failures
• Why invest in hedge funds
Hedge fund challenges
An opportunity to execute hedge fund strategies and techniques on a live trading platform

Course Outline

Topics

Introduction and Welcome

Attendee icebreaker session

The big picture – What exactly is a hedge fund?
What is hedging?
Common characteristics of hedge funds
Not all hedge funds hedge!
Is it even an asset class?

Alternative asset Classes – What are they? Where do HF fit in?
• A brief look at Alternative Asset Classes  (private equity, real estate, infrastructure and hedge funds) vs Traditional Asset Classes– why do investors like alternatives?

Hedge Fund Tools
Leverage – financial vs synthetic
Short Selling
Derivatives 

Hedge Fund Strategies
• Equity strategies
• Macro
• Managed futures/CTA
• 
Event driven strategies
• Relative value strategies
• Credit strategies
• M
ulti-strategy, niche strategies

Run your own Hedge Fund
Team  challenge - Hedge fund  - trading session 1

Attendees  will to put their learnings into practice is by running their own hedge fund for the day, whilst competing against the other teams. This will be in a safe environment where participants will manage a virtual account of £10m. 

Participants will have access to a live market platform and will be able to put a number of hedge fund strategies into practice by trading various instruments (equities, commodities, bonds and foreign exchange) in a real time environment. There will be up to 4 trading sessions interspersed throughout the training day. Participants will have to present session results and explain their rationale for their decisions.

The learning from this team challenge include: applications of HF strategies, use of derivatives, long/short selling, margin, cash/asset management, risk management, arbitrage and aspects of behavioural finance

A look at some market data

Hedge fund market landscape
• The hedge fund eco system
• Key players and their roles
  • Hedge fund managers
  • Investors
  • Prime brokers
  • Fund of funds
 
 • Service providers

• Team  challenge - Hedge fund  - trading session 2

Hedge fund disasters
• LTCM
• Credit crisis – subprime
Lessons and effects

Terms & conditions
• Management fees
• Performance fees
• Hurdle rates
Lockup periods
Redemption

• Team  challenge - Hedge fund  - trading session 3

 Why invest in hedge funds?

 Some HF challenges

• Team  challenge - Hedge fund  - Final trading session

Risk management
VaR, stress testing, scenario analysis

Due diligence
• Manager selection
• What would you ask?

Final Q&A Session
• 
Summary review

 

Pricing Options

Rates

  Rates
  Super
Earlybird Rate
Earlybird Rate Normal Rate
1 Delegate £395  £495 £650
2 Delegates £695  £895  £1150

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Why Train with Us?

You can register for this programme in 3 easy ways:

  1. Online: using the ‘Book Now’ button found on this webpage
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  3. Telephone: Call us on +44 207 193 5423 

His keen interest in hedge funds started during his career in financial markets, various research projects and trading activities, where he was able to put hedge fund strategies in to practice.


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