The book provides hands-on coverage of the visual and theoretical methods for measuring and modelling hedge fund performance with an emphasis on risk-adjusted performance metrics and techniques. A range of sophisticated risk analysis models and risk management strategies are also described in detail. Throughout, coverage is supplemented with helpful skill building exercises and worked examples in Excel and VBA.
The book's dedicated website, www.darbyshirehampton.com provides Excel spreadsheets and VBA source code which can be freely downloaded and also features links to other relevant and useful resources.
A comprehensive course in hedge fund modelling and analysis, this book arms you with the knowledge and tools required to effectively manage your risks and to optimise the return profile of your investment style.
From the Inside Flap
Dr Momtchil Pojarliev, Director and Senior Portfolio Manager, Hathersage Capital Management LLC
"Hedge fund modelling and analysis by Darbyshire and Hampton is a comprehensive and highly–readable guide to the world of hedge funds. The book covers not just the questions of fund structure and organisation, but also the important questions of performance measurement and analysis. It also covers the quantification of risk and provides the Excel/VBA tools needed to do this. It is the book to read if you want to run or analyse a hedge fund."
Dr. Dominic O′Kane, Affiliated Professor of Finance, EDHEC Business School
This book provides a valuable new perspective on hedge funds. It treats them both as investment vehicles as well as an asset class. This dual viewpoint allows the reader to understand both the operational aspects of hedge funds as well as how to model the major hedge fund indices. The modeling framework is clearly outlined and shows the reader how to construct portfolios of these indices. It will be of interest to anyone investing or interested in investing in hedge funds.
Dr Devraj Basu, Associate Professor of Finance, SKEMA Business School