Alternative Investment

HEHFP Module 1: Overview of the Hedge Funds Industry


This is Module 1 of the Henley Executive Hedge Fund Program (HEHFP) which consists of 17 Modules. This first module of the program provides an overview of the Hedge Fund industry that cover the history of hedge funds, common hedge fund strategies with current and future state of the hedge fund industry.

Each module of the program includes five parts: Pre-reading, eCourse (together with the Presentation slides), Quiz and Post-reading materials that aims to help learners to have a full understanding of the topic.

This module is a 3-hour (approx. study time) course and is eligible for 1.5 SFC CPT/PWMA OPT hours.

Check out the other modules in the Program: 


By the end of this module, you will be able to:
- Describe the history and development of hedge funds
- Explain and distinguish common hedge fund strategies
- List the key industry trends affecting hedge funds

Content Highlight

Part 1 - Pre-reading materials
(i) Hedge Funds: Past, Present and Future by Rene M. Stulz (Journal of Economic Perspectives)
(ii) An Introduction to Hedge Funds by the Man Group

Part 2 - Presentation Slides of the eCourse

Part 3 - Overview of Hedge Funds Industry eCourse*
(i) Introduction
(ii) Section 1: The History of Hedge Funds
(iii) Section 2: Common Hedge Fund Strategies
(iv) Section 3: Current & Future State of the Hedge Fund Industry
(v) Section 4: Concluding Remarks

Part 4 - Quiz*
The quiz consists of 15 questions where learners have 3 attempts to achieve at least 80% with correct answers as a pass.

Part 5 - Post-reading materials
(i) The Machines Are Eating Wall Street - Nathan Vardi (Forbes Magazine)
(ii) Hedge Funds increase co-investment - Jack Inglis, CEO AIMA (Hedge Week)
(iii) Hedge funds begin to relent on fee pressures from investors - Joe Parsons (Global Custodian Magazine)
(iv) Quants: the Rocket Scientists of Wall Street (Investopedia)

* mandatory parts to complete

Who Should Attend

(1) Hedge Fund professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge
(2) Individuals looking to start a Hedge Fund
(3) Service providers e.g., Banking, Risk, Compliance and IT professionals, Lawyers, Fund Administrators

Administrative Details

Relevant Subject
Type 9 - Asset management
SFC:1.50, PWMA:1.50
All Member: HKD775
Chinese Securities Association of Hong Kong (HKCSA): HKD1,085
Non-Member: HKD1,550
Staff of Corporate Member: HKD775