Research Paper On Alternative Investment Funds

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  • Why Should the Fund Management Industry Welcome the Use of Hedge Funds?

    This 9 page paper looks at the way in which fund managers might welcome the use of hedge funds. The paper defines hedge funds and discusses the potential benefits for both fund managers and investors that may result from the correct use of his investment vehicle. Included in the paper is a discussion of the ways that hedge funds differ from any other investment type and how this may be utilised. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Approaches to Property Portfolio Management

    This 9 page paper looks at the different approaches that a fund management for an investment portfolio manager may adopt where the investments are 100% in property. The general investment approaches of passive, active and post modern portfolio manager are considered along with their viability for a property fund manager. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Mutual Fund Selection

    A 10 page paper discussing considerations for choosing a mutual fund. By their very nature, most mutual funds supply a reliable method of market investment: the fund is comprised of several stocks of diverse economic sectors and therefore is not as sensitive to market and industry fluctuations as are individual stocks. Of mutual funds, growth, income and the combination growth/income are the most common. The combination of growth and income is one of the most common and one of the most desirable—active income is reinvested to purchase more shares of the fund; growth increases the fund shares' value over time, and the balance of investment holdings within the fund provides the greatest possible return with the least amount of risk. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Financial Investment Model Limitations and Long Term Capital Management

    A 9 page overview of the applicability of financial models to investment. The author reveals the investment strategy of the “Long Term Capital Management” fund to contend that this strategy was based largely on models such as that accounted for by the Black-Scholes Formula. The failure of this fund serves to exemplify the fact that models are based on normal behavior, when normal behavior is replaced by abnormal behavior even the most advanced financial models fail to perform. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Inequities in School Funding

    A 3 page research paper that addresses three issues in school funding: (1) Inequalities in funding affect education quality; (2) Alternatives to reliance on local property tax for funding and (3) Challenges in improving school finance formulae. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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