Wall Street Prep
Hedge Fund Strategies
You don't have access to this course, but you can purchase it below.

Hedge Fund Strategies

12 Lessons
1h 6m
53,307 Students

Demystify hedge fund strategies. Learn the main strategies and how Investors of hedge funds measure and track their returns.

Why You Should Take This Course

This course has everything you need to have a good grasp on hedge funds. You'll learn about the unique properties of hedge funds, demystify hedge fund trading strategies, and learn how hedge fund investors work.
  • Discover what makes a hedge fund a hedge fund What are the differences between a hedge fund and a mutual fund? How are hedge funds compensated differently than mutual funds? How do hedge funds use leverage? We’ll cover what you need to know as a hedge fund trader, salesperson, or investor.
  • Demystify quantitative hedge fund strategies Quant funds have grown significantly over past decade. Computing power grew and traditional technical strategies can be automated into code. Quant funds have outperformed traditional equity long/short hedge funds — and as a result, investor fund inflows have grown substantially.
  • Learn how hedge fund investors evaluate hedge funds In terms of absolute performance, the S&P500 beat hedge funds over the past decade. But why is there still investment in hedge funds? We discuss and walk through examples of how to calculate the Sharpe Ratio and Maximum Drawdown, two key factors that investors look at when analyzing strategies.

This course is part of the Equities Markets Certification Program, a complete course that teaches you the skills you need to succeed as an Equities Markets Trader on either the Buy Side or the Sell Side.

Upgrade Now

What You'll Learn

  • Sharpe Ratio
  • Equity Strategies
  • Quant Strategies
  • Leverage
  • Hedge Fund Investors

Course Samples

Hedge Fund Overview
Hedge Fund Strategy Demand, Hedge Fund Economics
Hedge Fund Leverage

Get the Equities Markets Certification

This course can be taken standalone, or as part of the Equities Markets Certification Program. Graduates of the program earn a Wall Street Prep certification that can be shared with potential future employers.

Course Extras

  • Taught by bankers

    Our instructors are former investment bankers who give lessons real-world context by connecting it to their experience on the desk.

  • Earn a Certification

    Take this course standalone, or, to earn a shareable certification, as part of Wall Street Prep's Equities Markets Certification Program.

  • Used on the Street

    This is the same comprehensive course our corporate clients use to prepare their analysts and associates.

  • Free Unlimited Access to the WSP Support Center

    Receive answers to questions, free downloads, and more from our staff of experienced investment bankers

Get the Equities Markets Certification

This course can be taken standalone, or as part of the Equities Markets Certification Program. Graduates of the program earn a Wall Street Prep certification that can be shared with potential future employers.

CPE logo

Earn CPE Credits with WSP Online Courses

CPE logo Wall Street Prep is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.
X

The Wall Street Prep Quicklesson Series

7 Free Financial Modeling Lessons

Get instant access to video lessons taught by experienced investment bankers. Learn financial statement modeling, DCF, M&A, LBO, Comps and Excel shortcuts.