From the Occupy Movement to the purchase of well-known household brands by private equity firms, Spangler investigates how the structures of alternative investment funds enable them to adapt and react nimbly and effectively to today's shifting economic and financial landscape. Unpicking the debates and putting disputes in context, Spangler answers the difficult questions:
- Are new regulations sufficient to prevent another global financial crash?
- Have regulators got to grips with the institutional failings that allowed Bernie Madoff to fleece investors?
- Instead of a hedge fund problem or even a private equity problem do we simply have a public pension plan problem?
One Step Ahead is the essential, jargon-free guide to understanding how private equity and hedge funds drive financial markets and how they have become vital wealth creation vehicles for both private and public investors in the global economy.
‘Finally a book that sheds a knowledgeable light on the private equity and hedge fund worlds. Long demonized by the media, Spangler has humanized these often secretive industry sectors all the while revealing just how essential they are.'
‘An excellent insight… Written in a very readable and accessible style, this book should be read by anyone wanting to learn more about this important and politically contentious sector.'