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Finance Skills

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We have selected the following short online courses to enhance your finance skills. Courses are 1-2 hours long, but the effect will last a life-time. We believe, once you know better, you can do better.

Hedge Funds

Overview:

This course reviews the key characteristics of hedge funds including the flexibility of managers in making investments compared with traditional long-only managers. It looks at the main strategies used by hedge fund managers including directional, event driven and relative value strategies. There is then a review of the vehicles available to individual investors who wish to invest, including UCITS-compliant funds and funds of hedge funds. The module concludes by considering the issues surrounding investing in hedge funds and the advantages and disadvantages of including them in a client portfolio.

CPD Points: 1
 
CPD Duration (hours): 1
 
Access: 12 months from purchase date
 
Price: R425

 


By the end of this course you will understand:

  • What differentiates a hedge fund from other funds
  • The strategies employed by hedge funds
  • How UCITS compliant funds can offer absolute return strategies
  • The advantages and disadvantages of investing in funds of hedge funds
  • The impact of including hedge funds in portfolios

A CPD certificate of completion will be provided by BPP Professional Education Limited upon successful completion of the online course.

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