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Finance Skills

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We have selected the following short online courses to enhance your finance skills. Courses are 1-2 hours long, but the effect will last a life-time. We believe, once you know better, you can do better.

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.

CPD Points: 1
CPD Duration (hours): 1
Access: 12 months from purchase date
Price: R425


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.

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Lecturers for this Course

Matthew Thompson
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Muzi Sithebe
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