Hedge funds


This course reviews the key characteristics of hedge funds including the flexibility of managers in making investments compared with traditional long-only managers. It looks at the main strategies used by hedge fund managers including directional, event driven and relative value strategies. There is then a review of the vehicles available to individual investors who wish to invest, including UCITS-compliant funds and funds of hedge funds. The module concludes by considering the issues surrounding investing in hedge funds and the advantages and disadvantages of including them in a client portfolio.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will understand:

  • what differentiates a hedge fund from other funds
  • the strategies employed by hedge funds
  • how UCITS compliant funds can offer absolute return strategies
  • the advantages and disadvantages of investing in funds of hedge funds
  • the impact of including hedge funds in portfolios

A CPD certificate of completion will be provided by BPP Professional Education Limited upon successful completion of the online course.

CPD Points: 1

CPD Duration (hours): 1

Access: 12 months from purchase date

Price: £35.00 (excludes VAT)