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Alternative Investments
Research Handbook On Hedge Funds, Private Equity And Alternative Investments

Authors: Editor: Phoebus Athanassiou
Editions: Edward Elgar Publishing
Pages: 500 pages
Date: February 2012
Part of the "Research Handbooks in Financial Law" series, this unique and detailed handbook provides a comprehensive source of analysis and research on alternative investment funds in the EU, the US and other leading jurisdictions. The contents include:
  • Foundations:
    • Hedge Funds – An Introduction
    • Europe’s Hedge Fund Industry – An Overview
    • Sovereign-wealth Funds – A Paradigm Shift in Capital Flows in the Global Economy
    • Private Equity Funds’ Performance, Risk and Selection

  • Regulatory Issues:
    • Alternative Investments and Retail Investors – A Bold but Risky Experiment
    • Hedge Fund Reporting
    • Hedge Fund Activism
    • Hedge Funds and the Detection of Managerial Fraud
    • Self-regulation – What Future in the Context of Hedge Funds?
    • Hedge Fund Regulation through Competition Law Principles – Some Reflections

  • Alternative Investment Funds - Failures and Financial Crises:
    • Lessons of Long-Term Capital Management and Amaranth Advisors
    • Hedge Funds and their Impact on Systemic Stability
    • Sovereign Default Risks in the Economic and Monetary Union and the Role of Vulture Funds

  • Comparative Perspectives and Future Prospects:
    • US Regulation of Investment Advisers and Private Investment Funds – A Concise Overview
    • German Alternative Investment Fund Regulation – Wrong Answers to the Wrong Questions?
    • Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Alternative Investment in Australia
    • The EU’s AIFM Directive and its Impact – An Overview
    • The Domestic Rooting of Financial Regulation in an Era of Global Capital Markets
Felix Goltz, Head of Applied Research at EDHEC-Risk Institute and Director of Research and Development at EDHEC-Risk Indices & Benchmarks, and David Schröder, Research Associate at EDHEC-Risk Institute, have contributed a chapter to the publication on the topic of Hedge Fund Reporting.

François-Serge Lhabitant, Affiliate Professor of Finance at EDHEC Business School, also contributed a chapter entitled, "Europe’s Hedge Fund Industry – An Overview".