15.490 Practice of Finance: Private Equity and Hedge Funds


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Introduction to the field of alternative investments - principally private equity and hedge funds - within the context of the larger investment domain. Covers the structure and operation of alternative funds, valuation, and topics such as deal sourcing, exits, value added, and alpha strategies. Discusses the evolution of the field as well as what the future may bring. Summarizes subfields such as venture capital, leveraged buyouts, distressed investing, and the spectrum of hedge funds. Addresses investor perspectives, portfolio construction and risk management with alternatives. Encourages active student participation, and includes a project and reading list.

This class has 15.402, 15.414, and 15.415 as prerequisites.

15.490 will be offered this semester (Spring 2017). It is instructed by P. Cooper.

Lecture occurs 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM on Mondays in E51-345.

This class counts for a total of 3 credits.

In the Spring 2016 Subject Evaluations, 15.490 was rated 4.0 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the Courses and Programs - Finance site or on the 15.490 Stellar site.

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