Mr. Matthew B. Siano, Esq. ’96
Winter Break, 1 Credit
This course is uniquely designed to provide students with an overview of hedge funds, including typical structures, primary internal and external parties, key regulatory, legal and ethical quandaries, and selected managerial considerations for students interested in establishing a hedge fund manager and managing hedge funds. This course, taught by Mr. Matthew B. Siano, Esq., ’96, General Counsel at Two Sigma Investments, LLC, is offered over the weekend before the start of the Spring semester. Students experience three straight days of intense lectures surrounding the various topics within the hedge fund industry. After the weekend, the students have a week to build a business plan and investor due diligence questionnaire for the launch of a hedge fund manager and a related hedge fund. The class culminates with an hour-long presentation pitching the business plan to Mr. Siano.
More specifically, Fundamentals of Hedge Fund Management is a multi-faceted course that gives students a broad overview of the hedge fund industry and what is needed to launch your own hedge fund(s) and hedge fund manager(s). It is designed to provide students with an overview of hedge funds, including (i) typical structures; (ii) primary internal and external parties; (iii) key regulatory, legal and ethical considerations; and (iv) selected managerial considerations for those interested in establishing a hedge fund manager and managing hedge funds. This course is not designed to teach students particular trading strategies, but instead focuses on the question: “What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur in this industry?”