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25 Sep 2007

“Hedge Funds Demystified”

Applied Learning announced today the launch of the “Open Course” Program, the first course being, “Hedge Funds Demystified”. It will run in London on December 4tt offering tutors of outstanding caliber and experience. It will be the first time Applied Learning has opened its courses to institutional clients and (individual) financial professionals.

The one-day course will allow delegates to get an insider’s insight into how hedge funds really work, the different investment strategies and techniques hedge funds employ, who invests in hedge funds, and why. Understanding different hedge fund investment styles will be addressed, as well as the regulation and risk management of the hedge fund sector.

Gerald Ashley, director at Applied Learning says, “ While we do not expect Northern Rock style queues, we are seeing a lot of interest in training in understanding risk and behavioral finance. The current market turmoil is an ideal backdrop for launching this course. Investment professionals need facts, not half- baked opinions and vague rumors about how hedge funds really operate. This course is the right topic, with the right content, with the very best trainer and critically, available at the right time.”

This will be the first time that a wider audience will be able to attend Applied Learning training courses. The training company has established a solid reputation as a high quality provider of professional level training for the world’s major banks and trading institutions. Now it brings innovative and specialized training, which in the past was available only in-house, to financial markets professionals.

Future topics in the Program will include specialist training on credit derivatives, behavioral finance and commodity investment. The Open Courses will be initially available in London with plans to roll out to other financial centers in 2008.

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