NEW HAVEN, Conn. (HedgeWorld.com)–As hedge funds gain allure with MBA students Yale University plans to debut its first course on hedge funds next semester.
The Yale School of Management’s new elective course entitled MGT-647 Hedge Funds, will be taught by Professor William Goetzmann and Caxton Associates Director Tanya Styblo Beder, who is also a member of the advisory panel for the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association.
The curriculum for the new course is an outgrowth of a six-year-old hedge fund research program by the Yale School of Management International Center for Finance, according to Professor Goetzmann.
Like the research initiative, the curriculum focuses on a wide range of issues facing the hedge fund industry including performance-related topics like portfolio risk, returns, timing metrics and fund survival. Management issues such as incentives, portfolio valuations and operation risk will also be explored as will individual hedge fund strategies and their scalability will also be covered in the course.