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Foundations of Investment Management Mastering Financial Markets, Asset Classes, and Investment Strategies

Foundations of Investment Management Mastering Financial Markets, Asset Classes, and Investment Strategies

Author: David E. Linton Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Foundations of Investment Management: Mastering Financial Markets, Asset Classes, and Investment Strategies shows how to navigate today's world of complex financial instruments, investment opportunities, and devastating pitfalls. This reader-friendly guide details stocks, bonds, and alternative investments, who invests in these asset classes, how, and why. It uses real-world examples in addition to citing the latest academic research. Additionally, seven industry experts have co-authored select chapters to greatly expand the depth and utility of this book for the reader. This unique guide is perfect for financial analysts, portfolio managers, client-facing representatives, product specialists, and anybody early in their finance career who wishes to understand how clients, products, and investors relate and interact. Foundations of Investment Management provides a complete overview of the investment management industry; defines key terms and participants; identifies investment vehicles, strategies, and asset classes; and analyzes each strategy focusing on its relative utility and potential inclusion in a well-diversified portfolio. Despite the subject mater's complexity, each topic is distilled in a way that is highly relatable and intuitive, ensuring the reader knows how to better manage their investments or interact with clients. Lastly, every chapter closes with a summary and investment implications to maximize the information presented. Key Features: Defines various fund structures, discusses the growth of the mutual fund industry, explains the benefits and disadvantages of comingled vehicles and details other investment options including fund of funds, annuities, and separately managed accounts Presents detailed descriptions of different institutional investors; elaborates on their investment considerations, objectives, and reaction functions; and concludes with implications for an institutions propensity to respond similarly to market developments Supplies tools and techniques to construct and optimize a fixed income portfolio Reviews the history of the Bank of England and U.S. Federal Reserve and describes central bank objectives, tools, and reaction functions Illustrates the difference between investing and speculating by introducing different valuation methods and approaches to developing an investment thesis Examines the growth of high frequency trading and identifies rebalancing strategies Identifies different stock investment approaches as well as introduces several equity valuation methods Describes mean variance optimization and conviction-based portfolio construction approaches Reviews bond basics including bond income, interest rate sensitivity, and sources of risk such as credit and liquidity Examines the history of real assets, defines each real asset, details the drivers of their return, and explains how an investor may gain exposure to each asset through the utilization of financial instruments or investment vehicles Presents the theory behind and history of factors and factor investing from both an academic and practitioner perspective. Presents the development of our understanding of behavioral biases, explains how these biases impact investment decisions, and provides tips and techniques to avoid their pitfalls

Fundamentals of Investing, Global Edition

Fundamentals of Investing, Global Edition

Author: Scott B. Smart, Chad J. Zutter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content, which is especially relevant to students outside the United States. For undergraduate investment courses. The core concepts and tools students need to make informed investment decisions Fundamentals of Investing uses practical, hands-on applications and examples to introduce the topics and techniques used by both personal investors and money managers. The text focuses on both individual securities and portfolios, teaching students to consider the risk and return of different types of investments and how to use this knowledge to achieve financial goals. A consistent framework centered around learning objectives keeps readers focused in each chapter while a conversational tone makes the language, concepts, and strategies accessible to students. With new topics and features added to the 14th Edition, Global Edition, the text remains up-to-date and relevant, so students leave the course equipped to develop, implement, and monitor a successful investment program. Pearson MyLab Finance is not included. Students, if MyLab Finance is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN. MyLab Finance should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. Reach every student by pairing this text with Pearson MyLab Finance MyLab (TM) is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyLab personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student.

Fixed Income Analysis

Fixed Income Analysis

Author: Barbara S. Petitt Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/11/2019

Fixed Income Analysis

Fixed Income Analysis

Author: Barbara S. Petitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/11/2019

Foreign Investment, Technology and Economic Growth

Foreign Investment, Technology and Economic Growth

Author: Donald G. (Carleton University, Canada) McFetridge Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Originally published in 1991, Foreign Investment, Technology and Economic Growth is the first title in the series Investment in Canada Research Series, reissued in 2019. The book examines how foreign investment has played an important role in Canadian economic development. Foreign investment also poses some important political challenges to host country governments. The studies in this volume examine the effect of foreign direct investment on the innovative capabilities of host countries with emphasis on the Canadian experience. These studies also assess the merits of public policies designed to increase the innovative activity of foreign firms in host countries.

Corporate Globalization Through Mergers and Acquisitions

Corporate Globalization Through Mergers and Acquisitions

Author: Leonard Waverman Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Originally published in 1991, Corporate Globalization Through Mergers and Acquisitions is the second title in the series Investment in Canada Research Series, reissued in 2019.The papers in this volume provide significant new research on the important topics of the extent of M&A activity in Canada, its similarity across countries, and the determinants and impacts of mergers and acquisitions. This volume will appeal to those working in business and financial sector, as well as academics and students studying business acquisitions and finance.

Financing Growth in Canada

Financing Growth in Canada

Author: Paul J. N. Halpern Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Originally published in 1997, Financial Growth in Canada is the eighth title in the Investment in Canada Research Series, reissued in 2019. This volume examines how economic growth in developed countries has slowed over the last decade. The book suggests that, to reverse this trend, many countries are exploring economic policy options which can be used to stimulate key sectors of the economy. One sector considered vital for economic growth is the financial sector. Governments and businesses acknowledge that efficient capital markets are an important component of a dynamic, internationally competitive economy. When capital markets provide an efficient mechanism for the exchange of funds among borrowers and lenders, the economy can grow more quickly, generating increasing employment opportunities and rising incomes for Canadians. This book brings together international experts from the time, in corporate finance, business and economics and explores the capital market issues and challenges that exist for Canada. The studies, which appear in this volume, deal with factors that influence investment and the operation of capital markets, cost of capital, business financing, access to capital markets and venture capital financing.

Corporate Decision Making in Canada

Corporate Decision Making in Canada

Author: Ronald J. Daniels Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Originally published in 1995, Corporate Decision Making in Canada is the fifth title in the Investment in Canada Research Series, reissued in 2019. This volume looks at globalization and rapid technological change and investment spending, particularly in the areas of technology and human capital accumulation, as the key determinant of business success and national economies. The book suggests that the role of corporate governance and the strategies of business organizations is paramount as major elements that affect investment decisions. For example, the economic difficulties experienced by many well-known global corporations in the 1980s and 1990s underscore the importance of corporate decision-making in managing the challenges of change effectively. The issue of corporate governance is addressed in this volume from both an economic and a legal perspective, examining the elements of the modalities of decision-making, the role of incentives, institutions and their relationship to the corporate governance process and their impact on Canada's economic performance.

Productivity Issues in Canada

Productivity Issues in Canada

Author: Someshwar Rao Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Originally published in 2002, Productivity Issues in Canada is the tenth title in the Investment in Canada Research Series, reissued in 2019. This volume examines productivity growth as the fundamental driver of improvements in real incomes and living standards. Productivity gains increase the economic pie, freeing additional resources that can be invested to meet the needs of the population in areas such as health care, education, the environment, public infrastructures and social security. This collection of research papers on productivity will help better understand the reasons for Canada's relatively weak productivity record and the nature of productivity growth in Canada. The book covers a wide range of topics - productivity trends and determinants; innovation and productivity; investment and productivity; global linkages and productivity; productivity in the new economy; and the social aspects of productivity.

: The Investment Canada Research Series

: The Investment Canada Research Series

Author: Various Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Originally published between 1991 and 2006, The Investment Canada Research Series was developed to provide works of the highest academic scholarship to serve three objectives: to advance research on international investment in Canada and abroad; to foster a better understanding of globalization and the vital role of international investment in Canada; and to identify investment policy and research issues. This 13-volume collection promises a diverse and interesting collection of titles on Canadian industry, finance and business, providing an interdisciplinary approach to each of these areas, including discussions on mergers, globalization, linkages, productivity, knowledge and financial growth, as well as much more. Although focused predominately on Canada, the collection is still offering an international perspective, exploring not just Canada, but the wider North American region, as well as the Asia-Pacific region.

Index Fund Management A Practical Guide to Smart Beta, Factor Investing, and Risk Premia

Index Fund Management A Practical Guide to Smart Beta, Factor Investing, and Risk Premia

Author: Fadi Zaher Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/10/2019

This book brings simplicity to passive investing, smart beta, and factor investing, which is the fastest growing type of investment in the asset management industry. The subject has a strong academic foundation but often taught and presented in a quite complex and unorganized way.In recent years, index and factor investing solutions have been bestsellers. But factor investing success is not a foregone conclusion, and there are plenty of quirks and misprints in the literature. Do investors need a novel approach? The book provides answers to some of these questions in an open and objective fashion. Index fund management is increasingly taught in finance courses at universities. For market practitioners including trustees and investors, this book facilitates an increased understanding of how to invest in index and smart beta strategies, how to implement them, and what to be aware of with concrete and practical real-world examples.

Empower Your Investing Adopting Best Practices From John Templeton, Peter Lynch, and Warren Buffett

Empower Your Investing Adopting Best Practices From John Templeton, Peter Lynch, and Warren Buffett

Author: CFA, Scott A. Chapman Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

Empower Your Investing-Adopting Best Practices From John Templeton, Peter Lynch, and Warren Buffett integrates lasting insights from master investors built upon case studies of their winning stocks into an investment process that has a proven track record of success and can help you master your own financial future. Investing is a life skill and, like any life skill, the key is to learn from those who have already done it well. Empower Your Investing offers a success-based mental framework, discipline, and toolkit for your investing success. This book examines the best practices from masters of the investing world who've demonstrated success over many market cycles: Sir John Templeton, Peter Lynch, and Warren Buffett. The case studies of their winning picks blend the prevailing news and popular opinion at the time of their successful investments with their rationale for buying stocks as they explained in subsequent interviews. Just as athletes might study Michael Jordan, Mohammed Ali, and Babe Ruth, every investor should know and understand John Templeton, Peter Lynch, and Warren Buffett. Scott Chapman brilliantly showcases the investment world's Greatest of All Time (G.O.A.T.) so every stock market participant, from novice to seasoned professional, can learn the lessons of those who have reached the pinnacle of success. With a comprehensive step-by-step approach, Chapman provides a deep understanding of what it takes to be the best. -Robert P. Miles, Author, The Warren Buffett CEO; Executive in Residence, University of Nebraska at Omaha Scott Chapman's book is a clear read for any investor who wants to learn how to invest better. Scott is a successful long-term investor and educator who is someone all investors can learn from. He shares some of the best investment advice and actual experiences of three of the best investors in history-Peter Lynch, Warren Buffett, and Sir John Templeton. This book will help every person improve their investment skill from the beginning investor to professionally trained CFA analysts. -Craig Braemer, CFA; Blossom Wealth Portfolio Manager and Founder of Braemer Asset Management, LLC.