Classic Hedge Fund Trading Strategies II

Classic Hedge Fund Trading Strategies II

Hedge fund strategies vary greatly from fund to fund, and for an investor, choosing the right fund is no less difficult a task than picking individual stocks. In the first video of this two-part series Trevor covered equity, macro and high-frequency trading strategies. In this video he continues explaining the remaining hedge fund strategies, i.e. "CTA", "Event-Driven Strategy", "Credit Strategy" and "Niche Strategy".
Overview

Hedge fund strategies differ significantly from fund to fund, and selecting the best fund for an investor is no easier than picking individual stocks. It is useful to categorize them into general themes, with Macro strategies and Equity strategies being the most important. These various strategies provide a useful alternative investment class to the basic bond and equity strategies, allowing investors to choose a risk profile that is appropriate for their overall portfolio.

Key learning objectives:

  • What is Relative Value trading?

  • What are Commodity Trading Advisors?

  • What is known as Event Driven Strategies?

  • What is a Credit Strategy?

  • What is a Niche Strategy?

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Trevor Pugh

Trevor Pugh

Trevor has worked in finance since 1995. He started his career in investment banking after studying Law at Cambridge and taking a Masters Degree in Financial Services from University College Dublin. Trevor spent 18 years at Barclays investment bank where he became a Managing Director and head of Gilt trading. He currently works as Chief Operating Officer for a hedge fund.

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