Encyclopedia of Alternative Investments by Greg N. Gregoriou

By Greg N. Gregoriou

A pioneering reference crucial in any monetary library, the Encyclopedia of other Investments is the main authoritative resource on replacement investments for college kids, researchers, and practitioners during this sector. Containing 545 entries, the encyclopedia makes a speciality of hedge cash, controlled futures, commodities, and enterprise capital. It gains contributions from famous, revered lecturers and pros from all over the world. greater than a word list, the ebook contains educational references for funds managers and traders who are looking to comprehend the jargon and delve into the definitions.

About the Editor

Greg N. Gregoriou, Ph.D., is Professor of Finance within the tuition of commercial and Economics on the nation college of recent York, Plattsburgh, united states. A prolific writer, Dr. Gregoriou is hedge fund editor of the magazine of Derivatives and Hedge money in addition to an article board member of the magazine of Wealth administration and the magazine of possibility administration in monetary associations. His learn basically specializes in hedge cash and controlled futures.

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Aftermarket Performance Steven D. Dolvin Butler University Indianapolis, USA Ross et al. , IPO) 7/17/2008 10:59:53 AM 8 • Encyclopedia of Alternative Investments is initially sold to the public. Thus, aftermarket performance refers to the gain or loss associated with a security, subsequent to its issuance. The aftermarket can typically be viewed in three distinct phases. First, the initial return, or underpricing, refers to the aftermarket performance on the first day a security trades. This return varies over time with the general level of the market, but Loughran and Ritter (2005) find an average level for recent years is approximately 15%, although during the Internet bubble of 1998– 1999, average underpricing was over 65%.

2004) Hedge Funds: Quantitative Insights. Wiley, London, UK. Sharpe, W. F. (1994) The Sharpe ratio. Journal of Portfolio Management, 20, 49–58. 7/17/2008 10:59:52 AM Activists • 5 Activists Dieter G. Kaiser Feri Institutional Advisors GmbH Bad Homburg, Germany The concept of activists, or shareholder activists, is illustrated by hedge fund managers participating in exchange-traded companies via minority shareholding. Hedge fund managers do not follow a passive investment strategy; they intend to actively influence company management.

For instance, each participant with an interest of 10% or more in a partnership account must aggregate the entire position of the partnership, not just his fractional share. Note that acceptable speculative limits levels combine futures and options on a delta-adjusted basis. For instance, the Montreal Stock Exchange has the following aggregation rule for the option on the 3-month Canadian banker’s acceptance. For the purpose of calculating the reporting limit, position in the option contracts are aggregated with positions in the underlying futures contract.

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