The Future of Hedge Fund Investing
March 11, 2010: 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Author, Monty Agarwal presents his book, "The Future of Hedge Fund Investing: A Regulatory and Structural Solution for a Fallen Industry."
This book spells out in refreshingly stark terms exactly how the industry let down its clients, and the changes needed to restore their confidence. Written by the founder of Predator Capital Management, this insider's guide gives a full assessment of the business, including the advantages of hedge funds, their pitfalls and, most importantly, how to avoid these missteps.
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The book begins by describing the hedge fund universe, which includes funds and fund of funds; fund regulators, major investors, and middlemen; and fee structures, incentives, and typical investment strategies. From here, Agarwal explores possible solutions and fixes as he touches upon several important issues within this field.
• Examines hedge funds' role in the 2008 market crisis and what can be learned from it
• Discusses the structural changes for fund of funds in areas including trading, diversification, risk management, and due diligence
• Provides guidance for investors to follow when interviewing hedge fund managers
• Outlines how the experts failed and the different approach the industry needs to adopt to avoid these failures as we move forward
• Lays out the framework for improving the overall due diligence process
Whether you're a financial professional, a potential investor, or simply an interested reader, The Future of Hedge Fund Investing gives you a clear look at the state of hedge funds today as well as a picture of what the future may hold for them. Given the vital role hedge funds play in the global capital markets, this industry deserves to be both better understood and better run. The Future of Hedge Fund Investing offers a critical yet constructive analysis of these crucial financial entities.
6:00 PM-6:30 PM: Cash Bar and Networking
6:30 PM-7:30 PM: Presentation and Discussion
7:30 PM-8:00 PM: Discussion Q&A
8:00 PM-9:00 PM: Cash Bar at the Midway Club, 5th floor, Networking and Discussion
Monty Agarwal (Speaker)
Managing Partner, MACM LLC
Monty Agarwal is the managing partner of MACM LLC, a hedge fund and investment advisory firm based in Florida. Prior to forming MACM, Monty was a portfolio manager in the hedge fund industry. He founded Predator Capital Management, a systematic macro hedge fund. Predator was nominated as the Best New Asian Hedge Fund and Best Asian Relative Value Hedge Fund, 2005 by Eurekahedge and Terrapinn. Monty also served as a portfolio manager for III Funds, a $5 billion hedge fund.
Prior to joining the hedge fund industry, Monty worked as an interest rate and currency trader between 1995 and 2003 based in New York, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore.
Monty Agarwal holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from University of Pennsylvania (1990) and an MBA degree, with concentrations in Finance and Business Economics, from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business (1996). For further information, please visit www.MACMLLC.com http://www.macmllc.com
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