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What Hedge Funds Really Do: An Introduction to Portfolio Management

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When I managed a hedge fund in the late 1990s, computer-based
trading was a mysterious technique only available to the
largest hedge funds and institutional trading desks. We’ve come
a long way since then. With this book, Drs. Romero and Balch lift
the veil from many of these once-opaque concepts in high-tech
finance. We can all benefit from learning how the cooperation
Kindle Edition, 148 pages
Published September 1st 2014 by Business Expert Press (first published January 1st 2014)
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Feb 06, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

I am a vivid fan of the Coursera MOOC platform. While all the courses available at are free of charge (at least in the basic form), in some cases their authors try doing some kind of promotion for their books (which are usually somehow associated with the content of the course). This was the case for "What hedge funds ...".

Definitely when you read this book as an accompanying text for the "Computational finance" course it does provide You with deeper insight into the course material
Chris Esposo
Jun 08, 2020 rated it liked it
Although I had this book as part of a reading list for a graduate level course on algorithmic trading, I found the subject-matter/context enjoyable enough to read through in it's entirety. To be sure, this is by no means an "exhaustive" nor an "authoritative" text on the subject matter of hedge-funds. However, the author did not intend this text to serve this case. Instead, the book serves as a nice clean , and quick introduction to the world of trading, with an especial focus on the mechanics o ...more
Carina Cai
Mar 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Was supposed to read it as a recommended text for a course within the first 2 weeks of the quarter, but I ended up reading it afterwards. It gives a clear and vivid introduction to portfolio management, and for me, served as a nice recap of the course. Not sure how the course or the book will help me with my own investment, but time will tell :)
Baoxu Shi
Good introductory book for understanding basic concepts in investment markets. This will not teach you how to do quantitive trading, but it gives you an idea of what this job looks like and what you should look into if you are serious about it.
Jun 05, 2019 rated it liked it
A great easy introduction to hedge funds and related portfolio theory.
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Somewhat simplified but, a really easy way to get a good idea on what quants do.
Feb 13, 2016 rated it liked it
Very basic introduction of what hedge funds do, I read this book as part of the Udacity course Machine Learning for Trading
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