Hedge Funds And Strategies


A highly-leveraged fund that derives its profit through complex strategies and risk management techniques is what signifies hedge funds. Hedge funds raise capital from accredited individuals and institutional investors to invest in various asset classes often to beat the market. The intention of the hedge funds is to make money in all types of markets to deliver superior performance.


On successful completion of the program, you would be awarded the foundational certification in “HEDGE FUNDS AND STRATEGIES” by Moody’s Analytics and EduEdgePro.


  • Exhaustive reading material covering the 7 sections outlined below
  • Course delivery by domain experts
  • In-depth understanding of Hedge Funds and their Strategies


  • To familiarise with hedge funds
  • Understanding difference between hedge funds and mutual funds
  • Understanding risk management techniques of hedge funds
  • Explore various hedge fund strategies
  • Learn about strategies in detail


This course provides an overview of the field of Hedge Funds. The course is a great foundation for people who want to make a career in/as:
  • Hedge Funds
  • Hedge Funds Strategist
  • Economist
  • Quants Trader
  • Quantitative Researcher
  • Derivatives Strategist
  • Investment Banking

Fast Facts

  • Certified by : Moody’s Analytics and EduEdgePro
  • Broad Coverage:
  • Hedge Fund Structure and Types
  • Hedge Fund Strategies
  • Performance Measurement of Hedge Funds
  • Equity Hedge Strategies
  • Event Driven Strategies
  • Macroeconomic Strategies
  • Commodity based strategies
  • Arbitrage Strategies
  • Fixed Income based Strategies
  • Fund of Funds Strategies
  • Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA)


    Section 1 starts by providing a background of hedge funds and how hedge funds have evolved. The section also talks about notable hedge fund managers, fees and remuneration of a hedge fund manager and risk management strategies of hedge funds.

    Overview of Hedge Funds
    • History of Hedge Funds
    • Notable Hedge funds and hedge fund managers
    • Fees and Remuneration of a Hedge Fund Manager
    • Risk Management in Hedge Funds

    This section explains several strategies adopted by hedge funds to generate superior returns. You will learn the basis of adopting strategies in different scenarios. A broad overview of all the strategies is provided. You will also learn various performance measurement metrics.

    Investment Styles
    • Aggressive growth
    • Distressed Securities
    • Emerging Markets
    • Global Macro-Economic environment
    • Fund of Hedge Funds
    • Relative Value
    • Equity Hedge
    • Market Neutral
    • Arbitrage
    • Multi Strategy
    • Special situation or event driven
    Performance Measurement and Leverage
    • Trading and Market Timing
    • Performance measurement- Sharpe Ratio, Sortino Ratio, High water mark calculation, CAPM
    • Concept of Leverage in Hedge Funds

    Equity Hedge strategies are widely used by hedge funds. Equity hedge investing involves buying undervalued stocks and selling overvalued stocks to earn from price movement. A detailed overview of various equity hedge strategies such as long/short, short only, long only, market neutral etc. is provided in this section.

    Equity Strategies
    • Long Only
    • Short Only
    • Equity Long – Short
    • Market Neutral
    • Fundamental Growth
    • Fundamental Value
    • Short Bias
    • Long Bias
    • Multi Strategy

    Investment managers maintain positions in companies currently or prospectively involved in corporate transactions including mergers, restructurings, financial distress, tender offers, shareholder buybacks, debt exchanges, security issuance or other capital structure adjustments. This section will explore such strategies with real life examples.

    Event Driven strategies
    • Activist
    • Merger Arbitrage
    • Private Issue / Regulation D
    • Special Situations
    • Tender Offers
    • Shareholders Buyback
    • Multi Strategy

    Global economic scenarios, events have a significant impact of financial markets across the world. This section will explain numerous strategies adopted by hedge funds under different economic environments. You will also learn about various credit fund strategies using discretionary and thematic approach.

    Macroeconomic strategies
    • Active trading
    • Systematic Diversified
    • Discretionary
    • Thematic
    Commodity and Arbitrage Strategies
    • Commodity and Currency Strategies
    • Credit Arbitrage
    • Distressed / Restructuring

    Investment managers maintain positions based on valuation discrepancies in the relationship between multiple securities. Managers employ a variety of fundamental and quantitative techniques; investments range broadly across equity, fixed income, derivative or other security types. This section will explore fixed income and volatility based strategies.

    Fixed Income Based Strategies
    • Fixed Income – Asset backed
    • Fixed Income – Convertible Arbitrage
    • Fixed Income – Corporate
    • Fixed Income – Sovereign
    • Volatility
    • Yield Alternatives

    Several hedge funds invest in funds composed of different hedge funds. This section will explore various fund of funds strategies and managed futures trading strategies.

    Fund of Funds Strategies
    • Conservative
    • Diversified
    • Market defensive
    • Strategic
    • Commodity Trading Advisor (CTAs)


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