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Hedge Funds, Private Equity, and Alternative Investment Vehicles

Roy C. Smith, Ingo Walter, and Gayle Delong

in Global Banking

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195335934
eISBN:
9780199932146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335934.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Hedge funds, private equity investments, and other forms of alternative investments that offer the possibility of enhanced portfolio returns on a risk-adjusted basis have been available to ... More


‘Alternative Investment’ or Nomadic War Machine?

Ewald Engelen, Ismail Ertürk, Julie Froud, Sukhdev Johal, Adam Leaver, Michael Moran, Adriana Nilsson, and Karel Williams

in After the Great Complacence: Financial Crisis and the Politics of Reform

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199589081
eISBN:
9780191731150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589081.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Political Economy

This chapter explores the role of alternative investment funds in the recent financial crisis. It considers the different ways in which the source of private equity and hedge fund success during the ... More


Mergers and Acquisitions

Sharan Jagpal

in Fusion for Profit: How Marketing and Finance Can Work Together to Create Value

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195371055
eISBN:
9780199870745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371055.003.0022
Subject:
Business and Management, Marketing

This chapter shows how the firm can use marketing-finance fusion to evaluate mergers and acquisition strategies. It examines the potential gains from mergers, the history of mergers and acquisitions, ... More


The Past, Present, and Future of Hedge Funds

Roland Füss and Sarah Müller

in Portfolio Theory and Management

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199829699
eISBN:
9780199979790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199829699.003.0027
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The finance literature documents that investors can benefit from adding hedge funds as part of the alternative asset class to their asset allocation. By outlining the most important literature, this ... More


Systemic Risk and Hedge Funds

Nicholas Chan, Mila Getmansky, Shane M. Haas, and Andrew W. Lo

in The Risks of Financial Institutions

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226092850
eISBN:
9780226092980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226092980.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter reports that inferences about risk can be acutely sensitive to the sample period used to produce risk measures. It also discusses the increasing role of hedge funds. The dynamics of ... More


In the Shadow of Corporate Governance Reform: Change and Continuity in Managerial Practice at Listed Companies in Japan *

John Buchanan and Simon Deakin

in Corporate Governance and Managerial Reform in Japan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563630
eISBN:
9780191721359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563630.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, HRM / IR

This chapter presents an empirical analysis of the implementation of the “company with committees law” of 2002 that was aimed at expanding the role of independent directors. Most boards continue to ... More


The Contractual Governance of Private Equity Funds and Hedge Funds: A Case Study

Joseph A. McCahery and Erik P. M. Vermeulen

in Corporate Governance of Non-Listed Companies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199203406
eISBN:
9780191707780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203406.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter examines the contractual governance arrangements of private equity and hedge funds. Section 2 examines the traditional structure and investment strategies of hedge funds and private ... More


Introduction to Hedge Funds

Douglas Cumming, Na Dai, and Sofia A. Johan

in Hedge Fund Structure, Regulation, and Performance around the World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199862566
eISBN:
9780199332762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862566.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Chapter 1 explains what hedge funds do, and differentiates hedge funds from other asset classes such as venture capital, private equity, and mutual funds. This chapter also provides some descriptive ... More


Alfred Winslow Jones: 1900–1989: Financial Hippie

Edward Morris

in Wall Streeters: The Creators and Corruptors of American Finance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170543
eISBN:
9780231540506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170543.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The chapter describes Alfred Winslow Jones and the development of the first hedge fund.


Corporate Governance and Managerial Reform in Japan

D. Hugh Whittaker and Simon Deakin (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563630
eISBN:
9780191721359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563630.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, HRM / IR

The chapters in this book address the state of Japanese corporate governance and managerial practice at a critical moment. They are based on detailed and intensive fieldwork in large Japanese ... More


Hedge Fund Forum Shopping

Douglas Cumming, Na Dai, and Sofia A. Johan

in Hedge Fund Structure, Regulation, and Performance around the World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199862566
eISBN:
9780199332762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862566.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

By analyzing data from 1845 funds registered in twenty-four countries, evidence of forum shopping in a “race to the bottom” due to international differences in hedge fund regulation and fund ... More


Hedge Funds Fundamentals

H. Kent Baker and Greg Filbeck

in Hedge Funds: Structure, Strategies, and Performance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190607371
eISBN:
9780190607401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190607371.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter provides background material for understanding the multifaceted nature of hedge funds. The first section begins by defining a hedge fund, followed by a discussion of distinguishing ... More


Hedge Fund Structure, Regulation, and Performance around the World

Douglas Cumming, Na Dai, and Sofia A. Johan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199862566
eISBN:
9780199332762
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862566.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

A recurrent concern shared by market participants and regulators around the world is that the increasing size of the hedge fund industry coupled with potential agency problems, activist investment ... More


Hedge Fund Liquidation and Hedge Fund Influence on the General Market

Douglas Cumming, Na Dai, and Sofia A. Johan

in Hedge Fund Structure, Regulation, and Performance around the World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199862566
eISBN:
9780199332762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862566.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Chapter 10 discusses the survival of hedge funds. By analyzing what causes the failure of hedge funds, it is hoped that a better understanding of the risks in the hedge fund industry is developed.


Conclusion

Douglas Cumming, Na Dai, and Sofia A. Johan

in Hedge Fund Structure, Regulation, and Performance around the World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199862566
eISBN:
9780199332762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862566.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter highlights the salient features of the preceding chapters.


Evaluating Hedge Fund Performance

David M. Smith

in Hedge Funds: Structure, Strategies, and Performance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190607371
eISBN:
9780190607401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190607371.003.0023
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

A diverse set of measures allow investors to evaluate hedge fund portfolio managers’ performance across different dimensions. The various measures quantify the effectiveness of security selection; ... More


Current Hedge Fund Debates and Controversies

Dianna C. Preece

in Hedge Funds: Structure, Strategies, and Performance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190607371
eISBN:
9780190607401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190607371.003.0029
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The hedge fund industry has grown to nearly $3 trillion over the last 20 years. High-net-worth individuals and institutional investors expect high returns and low correlation with traditional asset ... More


Trends and Future Prospects of Hedge Funds

Hunter M. Holzhauer

in Hedge Funds: Structure, Strategies, and Performance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190607371
eISBN:
9780190607401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190607371.003.0030
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter focuses on new trends in the hedge fund industry. The chapter begins by creating some historical context for the current perception and state of hedge funds. The remainder of this ... More


The Life Cycle of Hedge Funds: A New Perspective

Mila Getmansky Sherman and Rachel (Kyungyeon) Koh

in Hedge Funds: Structure, Strategies, and Performance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190607371
eISBN:
9780190607401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190607371.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter analyzes the life cycle of hedge funds. Analysis using the Thomson Reuters Lipper TASS database reveals industry-related and fund-specific factors affecting the survival probabilities of ... More


What Next?

Alan D. Morrison and William J. Wilhelm Jr.

in Investment Banking: Institutions, Politics, and Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199296576
eISBN:
9780191712036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296576.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter uses the theory developed in the previous chapter to comment upon recent developments in the investment banking world, and to speculate about the likely future development of the market. ... More


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