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Investment Advisors, Investors and Beauty Contests

Nov 6th, 2014 | Filed under: Alpha Hunters, Asset allocation, High-net-worth investors, Retail Investing

n a new book, Charlotte Beyer tells investors that having the right advisor isn't suckerdom. It can in fact be insurance against suckerdom. So: how does an investor find the right advisor? Read More


An Alternatives Expert Viewpoint on Alternative Alternatives

Jun 29th, 2011 | Filed under: Commodities, Institutional Investing, Private Equity, Real Estate, Retail Investing

Tongue- and portfolio-tied investors are looking for alternatives for their alternatives in order to achieve non-correlation.Read More


Digging for Disclosure: Tactics for Protecting Your Firm’s Assets from Swindlers, Scammers, and Imposters

Feb 11th, 2011 | Filed under:

Title: Digging for Disclosure: Tactics for Protecting Your Firm’s Assets from Swindlers, Scammers, and Imposters Authors: Kenneth S. Springer, Joelle Scott Publisher: Pearson Education, Inc. Published: December 2010 From Publisher: The indispensable due diligence guide: how to protect yourself from corporate crime or fraud in any major investment, acquisition, merger,Read More


The Endowment Model of Investing

Nov 29th, 2010 | Filed under:

Title: The Endowment Model of Investing: Return, Risk, and Diversification Authors: Martin L. Leibowitz, Anthony Bova, P. Brett Hammond Publisher: Wiley Publishing Published: April 2010 From Publisher: A cutting-edge look at the endowment model of investing. Many larger endowments and foundations have adopted a broadly diversified asset allocation strategy with onlyRead More


Top Hedge Fund Investors: Stories, Strategies, and Advice

Jul 9th, 2010 | Filed under:

Title: Top Hedge Fund Investors: Stories, Strategies, and Advice Authors: Cathleen Rittereiser and Lawrence Kochard Publisher: Wiley Publishing Published: July 2010 From Publisher: Throughout the financial crisis of 2008, many hedge funds suffered massive losses and were often blamed for the extreme market upheavals. In the wake f the crisis,Read More


QFINANCE: The Ultimate Resource

Oct 1st, 2009 | Filed under:

Title: QFINANCE: The Ultimate Resource Publisher: Bloomsbury Information Ltd Published: October 2009 From Publisher: QFINANCE is a new authoritative, comprehensive and practical finance reference book.  QFINANCE provides you with a powerful combination of over 2,000 pages of finance information and expertise from over 300 of the world’s leading finance experts. Read More


The Myth of the Rational Market

Jun 1st, 2009 | Filed under:

Title: The Myth of the Rational Market Author: Justin Fox Published: June 2009 From Publisher: Chronicling the rise and fall of the efficient market theory and the century-long making of the modern financial industry, Justin Fox’s The Myth of the Rational Market is as much an intellectual whodunit as aRead More


Hedge Fund Alpha: A Framework for Generating and Understanding Investment Performance

Mar 1st, 2009 | Filed under:

Title: Hedge Fund Alpha: A Framework for Generating and Understanding Investment Performance Author: John. M. Longo, Ed. Published: March 2009 From Publisher: Hedge funds are perhaps the hottest topic in finance today, but little material of substance to date has been written on the topic. Most books focus on howRead More


The Heretics of Finance: Conversations with Leading Practitioners of Technical Analysis

Jan 5th, 2009 | Filed under:

Title: The Heretics of Finance: Conversations with Leading Practitioners of Technical Analysis Author: Andrew W. Lo and Jasmina Hasanhodzic Published: January 2009 From Publisher: The Heretics of Finance provides extraordinary insight into both the art of technical analysis and the character of the successful trader. Distinguished MIT professor Andrew W.Read More


Foundation and Endowment Investing: Philosophies and Strategies of Top Investors and Institutions

Nov 2nd, 2008 | Filed under:

Title: Foundation and Endowment Investing: Philosophies and Strategies of Top Investors and Institutions Author: Lawrence E. Kochard, Cathleen M. Rittereiser Published: December 2007 From Publisher: In Foundation and Endowment Investing, authors Lawrence Kochard and Cathleen Rittereiser offer you a detailed look at this fascinating world and the strategies used toRead More


Alternative Beta Strategies and Hedge Fund Replication

Oct 25th, 2008 | Filed under:

Title: Alternative Beta Strategies and Hedge Fund Replication Author: Lars Jaeger Published: October 2008 From Publisher: Serving as a handbook for replicating the returns of hedge funds at considerably lower cost, Alternative Beta Strategies and Hedge Fund Replication provides a unique focus on replication, explaining along the way the returnRead More


Active 130/30 Extensions

Sep 13th, 2008 | Filed under:

Title: Active 130/30 Extensions Author: Martin L. Leibowitz, Simon Emrich, Anthony Bova Published: January 2009 From Publisher: Active 130/30 Extensions is the newest wave of disciplined investment strategies that involves asymmetric decision-making on long/short portfolio decisions, concentrated investment risk-taking in contrast to diversification, systematic portfolio risk management, and flexibility inRead More


Hedge Funds: An Analytic Perspective

Apr 14th, 2008 | Filed under: Performance, Analytics & Metrics

Title: Hedge Funds: An Analytic Perspective Author: Andrew Lo Published: April 2008 From Publisher: The hedge fund industry has grown dramatically over the last two decades, with more than eight thousand funds now controlling close to two trillion dollars. Originally intended for the wealthy, these private investments have now attractedRead More


Portable Alpha Theory & Practice

Feb 26th, 2008 | Filed under: Portable Alpha & Alpha/Beta Separation

Title: Portable Alpha Theory and Practice Author: Sabrina Callin Published: February 2008 From Publisher: While the interest in portable alpha has grown exponentially, few investors have a true appreciation for the risks and operational complexities associated with this investment application. By first mapping out the key components and evolution ofRead More


Euromoney Portable Alpha Handbook 2008

Jan 10th, 2008 | Filed under:

Title: The Euromoney Portable Alpha Handbook 2008 Publisher: EUROMONEY INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR PLC Published: January 2008 The phenomenon of portable alpha continues to go from strength to strength and is a hugely debated investment strategy in today’s financial world. This is why it has never been so important to keep upRead More


Capital Ideas Evolving

May 14th, 2007 | Filed under: Institutional Investing

Title: Capital Ideas Evolving Author: Peter Bernstein Published: May 2007 From Publisher: Follow-up to Bernstein’s landmark work, Capital Ideas (1992), which described the breakthrough financial theories of a small group of academics, including Paul Samuelson, Harry Markowitz, Bill Sharpe, Jack Treynor, Eugene Fama, Robert C. Merton, Fischer Black, and MyronRead More


Handbook of Hedge Funds

Feb 14th, 2007 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Industry Trends

Title: Handbook of Hedge Funds Author: Francois-Serge L’habitant Published: February 2007 From Publisher: Intended as a comprehensive reference for investors and fund and portfolio managers, Handbook of Hedge Funds combines new material with updated information from Francois-Serge L’habitant’s two other successful hedge fund books. This book features up-to-date regulatory and historicalRead More


Active Alpha

Jan 14th, 2007 | Filed under: CAPM / Alpha Theory

Title: Active Alpha – A Portfolio Approach to Selecting and Managing Alternative Investments Author: Alan Dorsey Published: August 2007 From Publisher: Enhance overall investment returns by using alternative investments as the centerpiece of a portfolio. Alternative investments–such as hedge funds, private equity, and real estate–are growing in both popularity andRead More


Investors and Markets

Oct 14th, 2006 | Filed under: CAPM / Alpha Theory

Title: Investors and Markets Author: William Sharpe Published: October 2006 From Publisher: William Sharpe shows that investment professionals cannot make good portfolio choices unless they understand the determinants of asset prices. But until now asset-price analysis has largely been inaccessible to everyone except PhDs in financial economics. In this book,Read More


Asymmetric Returns

Oct 14th, 2006 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Industry Trends

Title: Asymmetric Returns Author: Alexander Ineichen Published: October 2006 From Publisher: In Asymmetric Returns, financial expert Alexander Ineichen elevates the critical discussion about alpha versus beta and absolute returns versus relative returns. He argues that controlling downside volatility is a key element in asset management if sustainable positive compounding of capitalRead More


Handbook of Alternative Assets

Sep 14th, 2006 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Industry Trends

Title: Handbook of Alternative Assets Author: Mark Anson Published: September 2006 (2nd edition) From Publisher: Since the first edition of the Handbook of Alternative Assets was published, significant events—from the popping of the technology bubble and massive accounting scandals to recessions and bear markets—have shifted the financial landscape. These changesRead More


Evaluating Hedge Fund Performance

Feb 14th, 2006 | Filed under: Performance, Analytics & Metrics

Title: Evaluating Hedge Fund Performance Author: Vinh Tran, (Forward by Thomas Schneeweis) Published: February 2006 From Publisher: Tran gives readers the information they need to construct an efficient hedge fund portfolio based on their own level of knowledge. From evaluating hedge funds to picking the winners, Dr. Tran covers someRead More


Unconventional Success

Aug 14th, 2005 | Filed under: Institutional Investing

Title: Unconventional Success Author: David Swensen Published: August 2005 From Publisher: Swensen offers incontrovertible evidence that the for-profit mutual-fund industry consistently fails the average investor. From excessive management fees to the frequent “churning” of portfolios, the relentless pursuit of profits by mutual-fund management companies harms individual clients. Perhaps most destructiveRead More


Intelligent Hedge Fund Investing

Jul 14th, 2004 | Filed under: Institutional Investing

Title: Intelligent Hedge Fund Investing Author: Barry Schachter Published: 2004 From Publisher: Presents cutting-edge research on hedge funds with broad coverage of investing, risk management and portfolio allocation and in-depth analysis on a variety of topics including VaR estimation, illiquidity and dynamic investment strategies.  Explores important differences between approaches toRead More