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What Hedge Funds Really Do by Tucker Balch, Philip J. Romero

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Abstract

What do hedge funds really do? These lightly regulated funds continually innovate new investing and trading strategies to take advantage of temporary mispricing of assets (when their market price deviates from their intrinsic value). These techniques are shrouded in mystery, which permits hedge fund managers to charge exceptionally high fees. While the details of each fund’s approach are carefully guarded trade secrets, this book draws the curtain back on the core building blocks of many hedge fund strategies. As an instructional text, it will assist two types of students:

Economics and finance students interested in understanding what “quants” do, and

Software specialists interested in applying their skills to programming trading ...

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