2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

BUSI 70173 Introduction to Hedge Fund Strategies

Students will work in conjunction with a Texas-based asset manager to gain an understanding of hedge fund investment strategies. Students will use their critical thinking ability and knowledge of macroeconomics, security analysis, and portfolio management to formulate an analysis on the feasibility of an alternative investment portfolio. Such strategies may include long/short equity, relative value/capital structure arbitrage, event driven/merger arbitrage, and global macro trading. The result is an understanding of investment theory that goes beyond the conventional by-and-hold method prevalent in undergraduate and graduate investment course study. At the end of the semester, the team's analysis might be presented to a professional audience.