The Oxford Handbook of Hedge Funds provides a comprehensive overview of the hedge fund industry from a global perspective, bringing together insights from theoretical and applied research. The book seeks to both introduce the industry and what it does to scholars and practitioners new to the
area, and to provide more advanced insights to those with extensive expertise in the area. The handbook explains the main context in which hedge funds operate, how the raise capital, and their structure and governance. It evaluates the main factors that have affected the operation of hedge funds,
including competition from mutual funds, the market environment, and financial regulation, explains key concepts such as hedge fund flows, and core issues of practice, such as hedge fund manager fees. This volume provides insights into the principle head fund strategies and how these have changed over the years. The behavioural dimensions of hedge fund behaviour are evaluated, as are fintech's consequences. The volume evaluates the effects of hedge funds on the firms they invest in, in terms of
internal governance, strategy and practice. Furthermore, it explores a range of ethical issues around the operation of hedge funds, how they fit within the wider political economy, and changes in hedge fund regulation and taxation strategies.
About the Author
Douglas Cumming, DeSantis Distinguished Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship, College of Business, Florida Atlantic University, Sofia Johan, Assistant Professor of Finance, College of Business, Florida Atlantic University, Geoffrey Wood, DanCap Chair of Innovation and Head of DAN Management, Western University, Ontario Douglas Cumming, J.D., Ph.D., CFA, is the DeSantis Distinguished Professor of Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at the College of Business, Florida Atlantic University. Douglas has published over 185 articles in leading refereed academic journals, such as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Journal of International Business Studies, and has been cited over 17,000 times according to Google Scholar. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Management (2020-2022), the Journal of Corporate Finance (2018-2020), and the Review of Corporate Finance (2021-). Sofia Johan, LL.B., LL.M., PhD., is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the College of Business, Florida Atlantic University. Sofia has published over 60 articles in leading refereed academic journals, such as the American Law and Economics Review, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Bankingand Finance, Journal of Business Ethics, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and Journal of International Business Studies. Sofia has been cited over 3000 times on Google Scholar. Sofia is an Associate Editor of the British Journal of Management, and theincoming Co-Editor of Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance. Geoffrey Wood is DanCap Chair of Innovation and Head of DAN Management at Western University in Canada, and Visiting Professor at Trinity College, Dublin. He has served as Dean and Professor of International Business, at Essex Business School and as Professor of International Business at WarwickBusiness School, UK. He has authored/co-authored/edited 18 books, and over 180 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He holds honorary positions at Griffith and Monash University in Australia. His research interests centre on the relationship between institutional setting, corporate governance, firmfinance, and firm level work and employment relations.