A unique Hedge Fund Program – delivered by leading industry professionals in collaboration with Henley Business School
Who is this certificate for?
This Certificate of Completion is suitable for professionals who are keen to succeed in the world of hedge fund management. Whether you are setting up your own hedge fund, a practitioner wishing to take your career to the next level or looking for a role in the industry, this program will give you a comprehensive functional understanding and the boost you need.
The Program helps build the expertise of the next generation of Hedge Fund managers and their industry 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 - a professional award from Henley Business School Executive Education.
- Invaluable insight into the Hedge Fund industry taught by leading industry practitioners
- A holistic, real-practice understanding of Hedge Funds from set up to management
- Unprecedented networking opportunities with mentors and other leading professionals in the fund industry
With 250 alumni globally and over 75 industry professionals involved in teaching and mentoring the classes, the Hedge Fund Program offers unique networking opportunities and industry insights for participants.
Start Date: On Demand, the Program runs continuously year-round - you can start any time
Duration: Self-paced, there's no mandatory scheduled online activity, so you can work at your own pace
Fee: US$ 3,000
(+ sales tax where applicable)
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Format of the Program
The Program runs continuously year-round – you can start any time!
And there’s no mandatory scheduled online activity, so you can work at your own pace.
This is a hedge fund courses online, featuring
- 17 core curriculum lectures by industry professionals which can be watched in the students’ own time and at their own pace
- online knowledge checks to test understanding
- free membership of the IPI Career Network for 1 year
- regular elective webinar speaker sessions (recorded for later access if required)
- networking events throughout the year in major cities.
The emphasis is on learning from experienced professionals and networking with members of the hedge fund industry.
Who will benefit from taking the program?
The Program is taught by professionals with many years of experience in the financial services industry
Elspeth Renshaw (HIEC)
Steve Bernstein (Program Founder)
Participants in the Henley Executive Hedge Fund Program receive free membership of the IPI Career Network. This global network provides a number of benefits including our Speaker Series sessions held online.
We invite industry professionals to talk for 60 minutes or so about their specialist subject, including a Q&A where the audience can directly ask any questions of the speakers. The sessions are hosted on Zoom and accessed via the Learning Management System, Canvas IPI career network members are invited to all the sessions, which generally take place every two weeks, and participants have the opportunity to interact with the program founders, speakers and audience.
The webinars take place in the evening in Asia, lunchtime in Europe and breakfast time in the US. All sessions are also recorded, for members who can’t log in during the live session.
The Speaker Series is intended to address subjects that can’t be covered in the core curriculum, including topical items and panels, further hedge fund functions, and regionally specific drill-downs. We regularly feature hedge fund founders to learn from their real life stories, and we cover a wide variety of topical subjects, covering relevant subjects such as Liquidity & Treasury, ESG, AI, interviews with COOs, and region-specific issues in Legal, Tax and Compliance.
The Henley Executive Hedge Fund Program is renowned for its networking, bringing participants together with alumni, teachers and industry professionals around the world.
The networking usually takes the form of Networking Cocktails, where the whole HEHFP community gathers to meet new people, reconnect with old friends and, frequently, to do business… Many valuable relationships have been forged at these events, and we encourage everyone to bring business cards!
The networking events are held regularly in global financial services centres, with participants being invited to all events regardless of their home location, and we often welcome traveling alumni in the cities they are visiting.
We are also often able to get our students invitations to other institutions’ events in many cities, with program participants receiving free or reduced rate admission. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the hedge funds industry and to extend your network beyond the program itself.
Since the development of the online program, the student and alumni body is extending beyond the major financial centres, and as the program community grows larger in other cities, we hope to extend the networking events to new places.
COVID-19 UPDATE: since most major cities have banned large gatherings, for the moment there are no events scheduled. However, participants can meet virtually in the regular Speaker Series events.
We offer two payment options:
Option 1 – Single payment for the full program – US$ 3,000
Option 2 – We offer a 3-payment option of 3 x US$ 1,100
Just need some specific information? Individual modules may be purchased separately for US$ 199 each at www.ipi-edu-catalog.com. These modules do not include networking and other benefits of the whole course.
* Please note that the above fees are exclusive of sales taxes (eg VAT) which may be due in your location. Sales taxes will be added to your invoice as appropriate.
How long do I have to finish the Henley Executive Hedge Fund Program?
Once you enrol, you are free to work at your own pace. You have 12 months to finish the program.
Are there exams?
Most of the 17 core modules have short multiple choice questions to help test your knowledge.
Who are the Instructors?
The instructors and guest speakers are all industry professionals. We select them based on their knowledge and expertise.
When I finish the course, will I get acknowledgement from Henley Business School?
Yes, after finishing the program you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Henley Business School. This is an Executive Education professional award. It does not lead to academic credentials from the University of Reading and you are not registered as a student at Henley or Reading.
Are there any Alumni groups I can join?
Yes, we really encourage networking in person and online. We have a private Linkedin group for Alumni, Instructors and those who are enrolled in the program.
Can I list this course on my Linkedin Page?
Yes definitely. You can also find many of our alumni this way. Search for “Henley Executive Hedge Fund Program.”
How long does each module take to complete?
We have found that it takes on average between 4 and 6 hours to complete each module. Some modules are longer and some shorter, and the time needed also depends on your experience in the relevant function and how much you wish to drill down into the subject.
How do I access the curriculum?
We use a learning platform called Canvas, provided by Instructure. You will be able to access all the material as well as communicate with other students and instructors. https://www.instructure.com/canvas/
Are there networking opportunities (offline and online)?
Yes. Networking with peers and industry experts is a core part of our program. In cases where this can be done in person we invite students to industry networking events and even hold our own cocktails in many cities. Online we have a number of Social Media pages and private groups we encourage you to join.
If I have questions during the course, who can I contact?
Lisa So is our global head of Operations and Administration. She is always ready to help, and you can reach her at email@example.com.