CCFA : This course introduces students to types of hedge funds, key participants in the market, and the role of and interdependencies between each participant and the market. Students explore the difference between traditional funds and hedge funds, including the attractiveness of or need for hedge funds and misconceptions thereof. Students survey the different hedge funds within major industry groups, especially those that have a major impact on the Quebec economy. The course explores relevant strategies, including market-trend driven, event-driven, or Arbitrage. Furthermore, the course provides a methodology by which to evaluate hedge funds. Finally, institutional issues related to liquidity, margin requirements, risk management, and performance measurement are examined.
Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Prerequisite: CCFA 540