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The definitive guide to risk arbitrage, fully updated with new laws, cases, and techniques Risk Arbitrage is the definitive guide to the field and features a comprehensive overview of the theory, techniques, and tools that traders and risk managers need to be effective.
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Risk Arbitrage: An Investor's Guide by Keith M. Moore

The definitive guide to risk arbitrage, fully updated with new laws, cases, and techniques Risk Arbitrage is the definitive guide to the field and features a comprehensive overview of the theory, techniques, and tools that traders and risk managers need to be effective. This new edition is completely updated and fully revised to reflect the changes to laws and technology and includes new case studies and a detailed discussion of computer-based trading systems. Readers gain deep insight into the factors and policies that affect merger transactions, and the new developments that allow individuals to compete with professionals in managing risk arbitrage portfolios. The book provides techniques for computing spreads and determining risk, with practice exercises that allow readers to become confident with new methods before using them professionally. The current wave of corporate mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, and similar transactions has created unprecedented opportunities for those versed in contemporary risk arbitrage techniques. At the same time, the nature of the current merger wave has lent such transactions a much higher degree of predictability than ever before, making risk arbitrage more attractive to all types of investors. Risk Arbitrage provides the essential guidance needed to participate in the business. * Get up to date on the most recent developments in risk arbitrage * Examine new mergers and the legal changes that affect them * Learn how computers and trading systems have affected competition * Use the tools that enable risk determination and spread computation Both the growth in hedge funds and the changing nature of the merger and acquisition business have affected risk arbitrage processes and techniques. For the finance professional who needs expert guidance and the latest information, Risk Arbitrage is a comprehensive guide.

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About Keith M. Moore


KEITH M. MOORE heads up FBN Securities Event-Driven group. Prior to joining FBN Securities, Keith served as Kellner DiLeo & Company's Co-Chief Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager of the KDC Merger Arbitrage Fund and Director of Risk Management. In addition to being the author of Risk Arbitrage: An Investor's Guide, he has authored the Mergers & Acquisitions chapter for Corporate Finance, published by the CFA Institute as well as a number of academic journal articles. Keith's arbitrage career spans research, trading and portfolio management at Neuberger & Berman (1975-1983 and 1989-1996), Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette (1983-1989) and Jupiter Capital (1997-2006). A former Assistant Professor of economics and finance at St. John's University and Adjunct Professor at the University of Rhode Island and New York University, Keith has earned numerous academic awards and honors. He holds a BS and a PhD from the University of Rhode Island and an MBA from New York University.

Table of Contents


About the Author xi CHAPTER 1 Introduction 1 CHAPTER 2 What Is Risk Arbitrage? 9 CHAPTER 3 The Risk Arbitrage Industry 27 CHAPTER 4 Estimating the Return on a Risk Arbitrage Position 33 CHAPTER 5 Estimating the Risk of Arbitrage Transactions 61 CHAPTER 6 Estimating the Probability of a Transaction's Occurrence 83 CHAPTER 7 The Risk Arbitrage Decision Process 107 CHAPTER 8 Hostile Takeovers 117 CHAPTER 9 Trading Tactics 149 CHAPTER 10 Portfolio Management 173 CHAPTER 11 The Exciting World of Risk Arbitrage 201 APPENDIX A: Tender Offer Document 215 APPENDIX B: Airgas/Air Products-Text of Court Decision 281 APPENDIX C: Whole Foods Markets-Excerpts from Proxy Statement 291 APPENDIX D: Straight Path Communications-Excerpts from Proxy Statement 299 APPENDIX E: Straight Path Communications-Excerpts from STRP's 8-K Filed on April 13, 2017 329 Acknowledgments 337 Index 339

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GOR010520158
Risk Arbitrage: An Investor's Guide by Keith M. Moore
Keith M. Moore
Wiley Finance
Used - Very Good
Hardback
John Wiley & Sons Inc
2018-04-18
368
047037974X
9780470379745
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