FI 4260 Hedge Funds, Mutual Funds, and Trading Strategies
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites FI 4000
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours, CSP 1, 2, 6

This is an advanced undergraduate elective course on investment funds including hedge funds, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The course will cover their organizational forms, performance, and risk-return characteristics. The course will consider many of the trading strategies employed by funds such as long-short equity, merger arbitrage, relative value arbitrage, and convertible arbitrage. Students will gain skills in designing and proposing risk-appropriate trading strategies to meet client needs. The course will also reflect ongoing developments and changes in markets, demographics, legal environment, regulations, and technology.