Hedge Funds: Their Workings and Regulation

There are over two trillion dollars invested in hedge funds—investment giants that move and shape today's international financial markets. Yet many do not understand their significance or their complex workings. This course is designed to give you a practical understanding of hedge funds and the documentation that supports the formation and operation of these funds. We will examine the regulatory, compliance and business issues surrounding hedge funds and provide tools for successful fund implementation. We will also explore practical concerns with the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the Investment Company Act of 1940 as well as current changes to the regulatory scheme, including Dodd-Frank. Prerequisite: Business Organizations. Securities Regulation is not a prerequisite but will be helpful.
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Course Information
Course #: LAW 138
Program: JD
Course Type: JD Elective
Area of Study: Business and Corporate Law, Financial Services Law and Compliance
Credit Hours: Two credit hours.