Should we be afraid or not? Hedge Funds & Sovereign Wealth Funds

This half-day course is designed to offer an overview of how both hedge funds & Sovereign Wealth Funds operate in today’s global financial market place. It will offer an insight into the thinking behind some of the investor behaviour which has attracted much comment in the financial press – not all of it well informed.

What will I gain?

  • An understanding of why are they called hedge funds if they are not ‘hedged’?
  • Insights into the mechanics of short selling & leverage
  • An explanation of why pension funds investing in them
  • A clear understanding their counterparty relationships
  • Discussion of whether having a Sovereign Wealth Fund on your register is a good thing

Course tutor: Paul Meadows

Chadley House Training

Paul's background of fifteen years hands-on experience (Trader, Research Head & Portfolio Manager) from the Buyside of the markets (both Institutional & High Net Worth Private Client) enables him to bring a practitioner's perspective to help understand this small group of Money Managers which have attracted much comment in the financial press – not all of it well informed. Having undertaken the early due diligence meetings with Hedge Funds from a prospective investor viewpoint in the past, Paul now also has the experience of designing & delivering Training programs for both Hedge Funds & Sovereign Wealth Funds as Clients around the world today. The answer to the question in the title is 'No', but you do need to understand why this is.


  • Introduction to the Hedge Fund industry
  • Hedge Fund Tactics, Counter-Parties & Relationships with IR Departments
  • Sovereign Wealth Funds – Typical Cornerstone Investors with IPOs
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Course level

Advanced IR


Central London

CPD points


Course dates

24 July 2018
9.00am to 1.00pm

  • IR Society members (£339 + VAT)
  • IR Society Premium members (course allowance included in membership package)
  • Non-members (£469 +VAT)
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