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All About Hedge Funds, Fully Revised Second Edition, 2nd Edition by Ezra Zask

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CHAPTER 15Overview of Hedge Fund Strategies

The following chapters will describe the myriad strategies pursued by hedge funds. Each strategy is described in detail, along with its performance and the “drivers” or factors that explain the strategy’s risk and return during different time periods and under various market conditions.

CLASSIFYING HEDGE FUNDS

There are a number of classification schemes that attempt to place hedge funds into useful categories for analysis. Arguably the most commonly used category scheme is that of Hedge Fund Research (HFR). Since we use HFR’s database for much of our analysis of hedge fund performance, it makes sense to reproduce its strategy categories in Figures 15-1 and 15-2. Each of the major categories are described ...

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