A hedge fund is an investment vehicle hat can take both long and short positions, use arbitrage, buy and sell undervalued securities, trade options or bonds, and invest in almost any opportunity in any market where it foresees impressive gains at reduced risk. Usually the main purpose of investing in a hedge fund is to obtain higher returns. But, the risk of such investment can be also very high as we noticed that some hedge funds were bankrupt in the past.

In this seminar, Dr. Jerry Liu will share his many years of professional experience with the audience. In particular, he will discuss different types of hedge funds, their strategies and potential risks. In addition, he will explain how investors should choose the appropriate hedge funds based on their personal conditions.

Dr. Jerry Liu is an adjunct professor at UWest. He is a Partner at Triple Barrel LLC (an incubator which focuses on technology and multimedia companies) and he was a Partner/Member of Olsen Capital Management LLC (a hedge fund). Prior to his business ventures, Dr. Liu was a researcher with the Astrobiology Research Group of the Center of Life Detection at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory – NASA. He was a Geobiology Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at University of Southern California. Dr. Liu received his Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin, specializing in Microbiology and Artificial Intelligence.

The seminar is organized by the Center for the Study of Minority & Small Business and the Department of Business Administration at UWest.

The seminar is free of charge to the public. UWest is located in Rosemead, 1409 N. Walnut Grove Avenue (turn right off Fwy 60, exit at San Gabriel). Please call (626) 571-8811, ext. 125 to reserve seating.

Seminar on Hedge Funds
Dr. Jerry Liu
Thursday, May 6, 2:00-3:30 p.m., 2010
University of the West (AD208)