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Research Handbook on Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Alternative Investments
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Research Handbook on Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Alternative Investments

9781849802789 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Phoebus Athanassiou, Principle Legal Counsel, European Central Bank, Germany
Publication Date: 2012 ISBN: 978 1 84980 278 9 Extent: 520 pp
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.

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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.

Expert contributors offer an unparalleled perspective on the contemporary alternative funds industry, the main areas of regulatory policy concern surrounding its activities, and the role that alternative funds have played in recent financial crises, as well as an account of the rules governing their operation in selected jurisdictions.

Providing insight and analysis of the contemporary investment funds industry at a time of crisis and transition, the Research Handbook on Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Alternative Investments will be a valuable tool for scholars, practitioners and policymakers alike.
Contributors
Contributors: J. Adams, P. Athanassiou, A. Brav, T. Bullman, L. Chincarini, D.K. Das, A. Erskine, F. Goltz, N. Greene, A. Hankova, D. Harrison, W. Jiang, M. Jickling, H. Kim, V. Krepely Pool, M. Lamandini, N. Lang, F.-S. Lhabitant, H. McVea, T. Oatley, L. Phalippou, D. Schröder, M. Strömqvist, W.K. Winecoff, P. Yeoh
Contents
Contents:

Preface

Introduction

PART I: FOUNDATIONS
1. Hedge Funds – An Introduction
Ludwig Chincarini

2. Europe’s Hedge Fund Industry – An Overview
Andrea Hankova and François-Serge Lhabitant

3. Sovereign-wealth Funds – A Paradigm Shift in Capital Flows in the Global Economy
Dilip K. Das

4. Private Equity Funds’ Performance, Risk and Selection
Ludovic Phalippou

PART II: REGULATORY ISSUES
5. Alternative Investments and Retail Investors – A Bold but Risky Experiment
Harry McVea

6. Hedge Fund Reporting
Felix Goltz and David Schröder

7. Hedge Fund Activism
Alon Brav, Wei Jiang and Hyunseob Kim

8. Hedge Funds and the Detection of Managerial Fraud
Veronika Krepely Pool

9. Self-regulation – What Future in the Context of Hedge Funds?
Marco Lamandini

10. Hedge Fund Regulation through Competition Law Principles – Some Reflections
David Harrison

PART III: ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT FUNDS – FAILURES AND FINANCIAL CRISES
11. Lessons of Long-Term Capital Management and Amaranth Advisors
Mark Jickling

12. Hedge Funds and their Impact on Systemic Stability
Maria Strömqvist

13. Sovereign Default Risks in the Economic and Monetary Union and the Role of Vulture Funds
Peter Yeoh

PART IV: COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES AND FUTURE PROSPECTS
14. US Regulation of Investment Advisers and Private Investment Funds – A Concise Overview
Nathan Greene and John Adams

15. German Alternative Investment Fund Regulation – Wrong Answers to the Wrong Questions?
Norbert Lang

16. Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Alternative Investment in Australia
Alex Erskine

17. The EU’s AIFM Directive and its Impact – An Overview
Phoebus Athanassiou and Thomas Bullman

18. The Domestic Rooting of Financial Regulation in an Era of Global Capital Markets
Thomas Oatley and W. Kindred Winecoff

Index

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