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Unique Hedge Fund Certificate Program – Delivered by Leading Industry Professionals

Hong Kong (May- Nov 2017)
Singapore (Oct 2016  – Mar 2017)
Tokyo (Mar -Jul 2017)

The program helps build the expertise of the next generation of Hedge Fund managers and counterparties.  It provides participants a unique opportunity to combine a full-time career with a world-class course leading to the award of the Henley Certificate in Hedge Fund Management.

Program Delivery
  • Six-month part-time program with a blend of workshops, individual and group work and online study
  • Six weekend workshops (2 days per month)
  • Monthly networking events with leading industry players in the Hedge Fund Space
What makes the Henley Executive Hedge Fund Program so unique?

Who will benefit from the program?

“The calibre of the industry speakers, mentors and partners is top notch. The final group project gives me practical and hands on experience in setting up a Hedge Fund.”  
Stephen Nolan, Operations, BFAM Partners       

“Having been working in the Hedge Fund industry as a service provider, this program allows me to widen my exposure and knowledge of the industry, and provide better advice to my client with more in-depth understanding of their needs.”
Joe Cheung, Vice President, BNP Paribas Securities Services

Tutors

“The industry speakers offer invaluable insights and practical expertise. The unparalleled networking opportunities are a fantastic added bonus to the curriculum.”
Steve Bernstein, Managing Director, Hudson Advisors        

“This landmark program allows professionals to expand their knowledge across trading and operations in Hedge Funds. TORA is pleased to assist by sharing our insight.”
Chris Jenkins, APAC Managing Director, Tora  

“Alongside other industry leaders, we’re thrilled we can support advancement of education and growth in the financial industry in Asia.”
Pete Hess, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Advent

Modules (click “+” for more details)
Portfolio Management
  • Portfolio management theory
  • Portfolio construction
  • Valuation approaches
Business Set Up & Fund Administration
  • Preparation, Licensing & Compliance
  • Set out the goal, scope, investment focus and investment strategy
  • Draft a comprehensive business plan
  • Select service providers, infrastructure build out, administration
Risk Management
  • Develop a risk management framework
  • Risk management metrics
  • Risk management systems
Prime Services
  • Prime brokerage selection, pricing and services comparison
  • Portfolio maintenance and reporting
  • Performance analysis and research
Capital Introduction
  • Important factors in raising capital
  • What are investors looking for
  • Select appropriate benchmarks
Tax & Audit
  • Appoint accounting services providers and auditors
  • Prepare the fund’s annual audit, report, tax forms etc.
  • Tax allocation and tax exposure management
Markets & Trading
  • Trading strategies
  • Evaluate relative value
  • Markets and Execution
Legal, Regulatory & Compliance
  • Regulatory and Licensing requirements
  • Compliance, Legal (offshore and onshore)

 

Ethics & Corporate Governance
  • The importance of high standards in corporate governance
  • Practical examples of good and bad corporate governance
  • Responsibilities of Executive and non-Executive Directors
Mentor

A distinguished group of mentors will guide the participants throughout the learning journey. Current mentors in the Hong Kong program include

Program Academic Director

 

Admissions Criteria
Assessment

Individual multiple-choice assessment and a final group project to simulate setting up their own Hedge Fund and Fund Management Company. Candidates will be required to develop a business plan, pitch book, investment strategy, choose vendors, counterparties and present this to a panel of Hedge Fund experts in Asia, including Paul Smith, President and CEO of the CFA Institute, Heide Blunt, Managing Director, Head of Asia-Pacific, AIMA and Jo Murphy, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, CAIA Association

About Henley

Henley Business School : Founded in 1945, Henley was the first business school to be established in the UK. It stands among an elite group of business schools, ranking within the top 1% worldwide. Henley is ranked among the world’s top 50 business schools, and one of just 66 business schools in the world with triple accreditation. Henley is truly international, delivering EMBA programs in 10 locations globally.

International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) Centre : The ICMA Centre was Europe’s first active collaboration between the securities industry and a business school’s finance department founded over 20 years ago. The Centre was one of the first to be recognized as a Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI) Centre of Excellence, is a CFA Program Partner, and was the first UK school to submit a qualification for recognition by the Financial Services Skills Council (FSSC)