Hedge Funds as an Asset Class

Hedge Funds as an Asset Class

Trevor Pugh

20 years: Trading & hedge funds

Hedge funds occupy an important place in the asset class spectrum. Unlike traditional asset classes they have the ability to add returns regardless of market direction. This video by Trevor Pugh is a brief introduction to hedge funds, wherein he highlights the important characteristics of hedge funds and also talks about some of its distinguishing features.

Hedge funds occupy an important place in the asset class spectrum. Unlike traditional asset classes they have the ability to add returns regardless of market direction. This video by Trevor Pugh is a brief introduction to hedge funds, wherein he highlights the important characteristics of hedge funds and also talks about some of its distinguishing features.

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Hedge Funds as an Asset Class

14 mins 59 secs

Overview

Hedge funds have unquestionably earned a place in the portfolios of more sophisticated investors. Their use of short selling and leverage helps them to stand out from more traditional investments. They are typically lower than equities, but with reduced volatility, making them a more appealing prospect in many models.

Key learning objectives:

  • What is short selling?

  • What are the two major characteristics of hedge funds?

  • What is Unencumbered cash?

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