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Hedge Funds - Distance Learning

Hedge funds are portfolios of investments that utilize complex investment strategies to maximize returns of investment whilst reducing risk through the use of numerous financial instruments. Hedge funds are typically established as private investment partnerships that incorporate small numbers of investors who present significant sums of money as an initial investment. Hedge funds are thus run and managed by highly specialist investment professionals.

This Postgraduate Diploma gives students an extensive and comprehensive insight into topics related to hedge funds, including laws and regulations, hedge fund strategies, measuring risks, returns and performance, and investing in hedge funds. The postgraduate diploma also includes modules on the wider economy and how the economic environment impacts financial service providers globally.

Further modules offered on this course include accounting and intermediate computer skills.

Methods Of Learning
Online Lecture Modules, Subject Expert Feedback Sessions after each Module, Practical Case Studies, End of Module Practical Activities etc.

Subject Experts
Full support is available from our Subject Experts by email at the end of each module and an ongoing basis during the course.

Entry requirements

Who Should Apply
Anyone working in the general business sector in a senior or support role which is likely to require Hedge Funds Skills.


28 weeks to 2 calendar years depending on individual progress.

Further enquiries

Tel: 01 2834579
Fax: 01 2834575

Subjects taught

Please click on "Course Web Page" below to view individual subject material.


Successful candidates are awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Hedge Funds (PG. Dip. Hedge Funds) at Pass, Credit or Distinction level.

Application date

Application for this course is available immediately online through our Course Payments Page.

Course fee

€1,995. All course material is included in the fee. Fees are payable by credit card, debit card, bank draft/transfer, cheque or PayPal. All fees must be paid before the course starts.

Enrolment and start dates

Next enrolment date:19 February 2016

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