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Event Details

Webinar: Hedge Fund 101
12.30 – 1.30pm AEDT


Members - Complimentary
Non-Members - $15.00

1 hour

Hedge Funds Decoded…

Michael Gallagher, General Manager of The Alternative Investment Management Association (Australia), AIMA will decode Hedge Funds in this insightful session.  Beyond the myths and misconceptions surrounding the sector Michael will examine:

  • Definition; what is a hedge fund?  And what is “Alternative”?
  • Types of Alternative Investments and where they fall along the risk VS reward spectrum.
  • Examples of typical trades & types of strategies employed by managers.
  • Misconceptions & realities… “Billions” the reality?
  • Risks; like any investment Alternatives DO come with risks.
  • Due diligence…what to look for in a manager?
  • Access; how do I get invested?

Michael Gallagher, Director & General Manager,
AIMA Australia. 

Michael Gallagher has been Director and General Manager of AIMA Australia since August 2014. He is also Non-Executive Chair of the ASX listed Fat Prophets Global Contrarian Fund.

Michael is currently the Vice President of Hedge Funds Rock and the Australian Alternative Investment Awards; which supports the charity Redkite for children living with cancer. Prior to AIMA Michael was CEO and Co-Founder of Kima Capital in Australia and then Hong Kong. He has also held positions as Australasian Head of Equites for Rand Merchant Bank and was a Divisional Director in Equity Derivatives at Macquarie Bank in Australia, South Africa and the UK. Michael holds a BComm in Econometrics and Finance from UNSW.