I am looking for a survey book on general hedge fund strategies, preferably on the quantitaitive side. An ideal book would survey common hedge fund strategies (e.g. fixed income arb, volatility arb) and be somewhat on the technical side.
"Active Equity Management" gives a decent coverage for US equities.
I would recommend most recent aggregation of the literature on hedge funds (or Alternative Investment Vehicles). It's very useful and considers all topics related to hedge funds performance/performance persistence and their statistical properties:
"Recent advances in hedge funds' performance attribution: Performance
persistence and fundamental factors"
Dimitrios Stafylas, Keith Anderson, Moshfique Uddin
Published in the
International Review of Financial Analysis [highly respected 3 star journal]
You can find it here