Executive Workshop - Essential Tools for Hedge Funds and Trading (and Other Asset Classes) - HKU SPACE: Smart Finance courses
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Executive Workshop - Essential Tools for Hedge Funds and Trading (and Other Asset Classes)

Course Code
Application Code
Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
6 hours
Cantonese Supplemented by English 廣東話,輔以英語
Course Fee
How to Apply
Deadline on 18 Feb 2019 (Mon)
2975 5633
3791 2584

This 1-day workshop aims to offer its participants an executive briefing on understanding the definitions of hedge funds, explore the investment process and trading mindset of a hedge fund manager, understand directional/tactical trading strategies, how to extract returns under different market conditions, and learn how individual investors can benefit from hedged style trading.


Essential Tools for Hedge Funds and Trading (and Other Asset Classes)



Learning Outcomes 工作坊目標

Upon completion of the workshop, the attendees should be able to:

  • Understand the definitions of hedge funds
  • Explore the investment process and trading mindset of a hedge fund manager
  • Understand directional / tactical trading strategies
  • Extract returns under different market conditions
  • Learn how individual investors can benefit from hedged style trading

Who should Attend 合適報讀人士

  • Traders, traders to be, and anyone who want to expose themselves to the US and global markets 
  • Investors who want to understand the psychological and the methodological side of trading 
  • Licensed representatives who want to expose themselves to hedged style of trading 

Programme Contents

  • Keys to financial freedom
  • Understand how geo-political events affect your investment decisions
  • Development of hedge funds and managed futures
  • Psychology of Trading
    – How peak performance traders keep their consistency in the trading game
    – Extracting investment returns from an inefficient market
  • Application of financial derivatives:
    – Hedging your portfolio risks using options and futures
    – How hedged style traders make money under different market conditions
  • Set up your own fund and a broad view on regulatory requirements
  • How to prevent hedge fund frauds and the due diligence process

主要內容 (以英文為準)

  • 如何達致財務自由
  • 地緣政治如何影響投資決定
  • 如何管理期貨及對沖基金
  • 操盤心理學:百萬操盤手的心戰攻防
  • 衍生工具篇:期權及期貨靈活運用
  • 如何建立自己的基金及暸解監管要求
  • 如何防止對沖基金欺詐及知悉盡職調查過程

DATE & TIME 日期及時間

Date 日期:To be advised

Time 時間:10:00am - 5:00pm (total 6 hours 共六小時)
* Complimentary Lunch Session 1:00pm - 2:00pm 
   包括免費午餐 - 下午一時至二時

Venue 地點: HKU SPACE Learning Centre


Ed Chin

Mr. Edward C. K. Chin (錢志健先生)

Hedge Fund Manager & Financial Columnist

Chin has 20 years of professional experience in securities trading, portfolio management, and hedge funds management. He was a portfolio manager and derivatives trader at TD Securities and a portfolio manager responsible for derivatives and portfolio management accounts at BMO Nesbitt Burns in Toronto, by implementing volatility arbitrage and market neutral trading techniques.

After relocating back to Hong Kong from Toronto in 2000, he held the position of Country Manager at Man Investments, the largest global hedge fund listed on the London Stock Exchange and part of the FTSE 100. Chin founded MDE Walters Capital in 2002, a specialist strategy consulting firm that advises the investment banking and financial services sector on funds set up, investment products distribution, hedge funds advisory, trading psychology, and advanced trading strategies in major financial centers in London, New York, and the Asia Pacific Region.

Chin writes an investment column at the Apple Daily every Friday. He is a board member of a family office with investments primarily in real estate and equity-based hedge funds. Chin is a Canadian Investment Manager (CIM), a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI) and a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors (FHKIoD). He studied speech communication from the University of Minnesota, graduated from the University of Manitoba in Applied Economics and received an MBA from the University of Toronto.


A STATEMENT OF ATTENDANCE from HKU SPACE will be issued to all students who have successfully completed the workshop.

Application Code 1670-1966NW -

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$3000
  • Early Bird Rate : HK$2500 (Early Bird Offer ends 10 days before application deadline)

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Enrolment Method

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In Person / Mail

For first time enrolment

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For continuing enrolment in the same course

In person or by post
  1. The standard ‘Enrolment/Payment Slip’ is designed for students of award-bearing programmes or remaining programmes in a suite of programmes requiring continuing enrolment and it applies to most programmes.
  2. Students should complete the “Enrolment/Payment Slip” which will be made available by relevant programme staff and return the slip to any HKU SPACE enrolment centre or post it to the relevant programme staff with appropriate fee payment.

If you are in doubt about the procedures, please check the individual course details, or contact our programme staff or enrolment centres. 

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Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please write the programme title(s)  and the applicant’s name on the back of the cheque. You may either:

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Course applicants, who are holders of HKU SPACE Mastercard, can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses of HK$2,000 and over. For enquiries, please contact our enrolment centres.

4. Online payment

Online payment for short courses (first come, first served) and selected award-bearing programmes is available using PPS, VISA or Mastercard. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.


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