Portfolio versus Benchmark

Performance- und Risikoanalyse im Portfoliomanagement


Author: Elena Wüthrich

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643800460


Page: 261

View: 2247

Portfolio Construction and Analytics


Author: Frank J. Fabozzi,Dessislava A. Pachamanova

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119238161

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 624

View: 8203

A detailed, multi-disciplinary approach to investment analytics Portfolio Construction and Analytics provides an up-to-date understanding of the analytic investment process for students and professionals alike. With complete and detailed coverage of portfolio analytics and modeling methods, this book is unique in its multi-disciplinary approach. Investment analytics involves the input of a variety of areas, and this guide provides the perspective of data management, modeling, software resources, and investment strategy to give you a truly comprehensive understanding of how today's firms approach the process. Real-world examples provide insight into analytics performed with vendor software, and references to analytics performed with open source software will prove useful to both students and practitioners. Portfolio analytics refers to all of the methods used to screen, model, track, and evaluate investments. Big data, regulatory change, and increasing risk is forcing a need for a more coherent approach to all aspects of investment analytics, and this book provides the strong foundation and critical skills you need. Master the fundamental modeling concepts and widely used analytics Learn the latest trends in risk metrics, modeling, and investment strategies Get up to speed on the vendor and open-source software most commonly used Gain a multi-angle perspective on portfolio analytics at today's firms Identifying investment opportunities, keeping portfolios aligned with investment objectives, and monitoring risk and performance are all major functions of an investment firm that relies heavily on analytics output. This reliance will only increase in the face of market changes and increased regulatory pressure, and practitioners need a deep understanding of the latest methods and models used to build a robust investment strategy. Portfolio Construction and Analytics is an invaluable resource for portfolio management in any capacity.

The Handbook of Municipal Bonds


Author: Sylvan G. Feldstein,Frank J. Fabozzi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118044940

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1376

View: 8450

In The Handbook of Municipal Bonds, editors Sylvan Feldstein and Frank Fabozzi provide traders, bankers, and advisors—among other industry participants—with a well-rounded look at the industry of tax-exempt municipal bonds. Chapter by chapter, a diverse group of experienced contributors provide detailed explanations and a variety of relevant examples that illuminate essential elements of this area. With this book as your guide, you’ll quickly become familiar with both buy side and sell side issues as well as important innovations in this field.

Professional Perspectives on Fixed Income Portfolio Management


Author: Frank J. Fabozzi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781883249779

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 266

View: 9407

In the turbulent marketplace of the New Economy, portfolio managers must expertly control risk for investors who demand better and better returns even from the safest investments. Finance and investing expert Frank Fabozzi leads a team of experts in the discussion of the key issues of fixed income portfolio management in the latest Perspectives title from his best-selling library. Perspectives on Fixed Income Portfolio Management covers topics on the frontiers of fixed income portfolio management with a focus on risk control, volatility framework for the corporate market, risk management for fixed income asset management, and credit derivatives in portfolio management. Other important topics include: attribution of portfolio performance relative to an index; quantitative analysis of fixed income portfolios; value-at-risk for fixed-income portfolios; methodological trade-offs. The book also provides a variety of illustrations.

Trading and Money Management in a Student-Managed Portfolio


Author: Brian Bruce,Jason Greene

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080911935

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

View: 2946

Trading and Money Management in a Student-Managed Portfolio is a hands-on textbook for student-managed investment funds (SMIFs). The book presents the applied material that textbooks on portfolios and investments always overlook. Its focus on "how-to" questions summarizes the disciplines and skills necessary for trading. Covering equities, hedge funds and derivatives, and fixed income, it captures the breadth and detail necessary for developing and executing trading strategies. Developed specifically for SMIF courses, the book features calculations, examples, and software that help you move from talking about markets to taking positions in them. Methodically summarizes the disciplines and skills necessary for trading Teaches you to build a ranking model for securities and write a research report for a sell-side firm Covers equities, fixed income, derivatives, and hedge funds

Managing Credit Risk in Corporate Bond Portfolios

A Practitioner's Guide


Author: Srichander Ramaswamy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471430377

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

View: 7227

Expert guidance on managing credit risk in bond portfolios Managing Credit Risk in Corporate Bond Portfolios shows readers howto measure and manage the risks of a corporate bond portfolioagainst its benchmark. This comprehensive guide explores a widerange of topics surrounding credit risk and bond portfolios,including the similarities and differences between corporate andgovernment bond portfolios, yield curve risk, default and creditmigration risk, Monte Carlo simulation techniques, and portfolioselection methods. Srichander Ramaswamy, PhD (Basel, Switzerland), is Head ofInvestment Analysis at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS)in Basel, Switzerland, and Adjunct Professor of Banking andFinance, University of Lausanne.

Multi-Asset Investing

A practical guide to modern portfolio management


Author: Yoram Lustig

Publisher: Harriman House Limited

ISBN: 0857192809

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

View: 6954

Planning, constructing and managing a multi-asset portfolio A multi-asset investment management approach provides diversification benefits, enhances risk-adjusted returns and enables a portfolio to be tailored to a wide range of investing objectives, whether these are generating returns or income, or matching liabilities. This book is divided into four parts that follow the four stages of the multi-asset investment management process: 1. Establishing objectives: Defining the return objectives, risk objectives and investment constraints of a portfolio. 2. Setting an investment strategy: Setting a plan to achieve investment objectives by thinking about long-term strategic asset allocation, combining asset classes and optimisation to derive the most efficient asset allocation. 3. Implementing a solution: Turning the investment strategy into a portfolio using short-term tactical asset allocation, investment selection and risk management. This section includes examples of investment strategies. 4. Reviewing: Evaluating the performance of a portfolio by examining results, risk, portfolio positioning and the economic environment. By dividing the multi-asset investment process into these well-defined stages, Yoram Lustig guides the reader through the various decisions that have to be made and actions that have to be taken. He builds carefully from defining investment objectives, formulating an investment strategy and the steps of selecting investments, leading to constructing and managing multi-asset portfolios. At each stage the considerations and strategies to be undertaken are detailed, and the description of the process is supported with relevant financial theory as well as practical, real-life examples. 'Multi-asset Investing' is an essential handbook for the modern approach to investment portfolio management.

Fisher Investments on Energy


Author: Fisher Investments,,Andrew Teufel,Aaron Azelton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470285435

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 255

View: 927

The first offering from the Fisher Investments On investing series is a comprehensive guide to the Energy sector. The book can benefit both new and seasoned investors, covering everything from Energy sector basics to specific industry insights to practical investing tactics, including common pitfalls to avoid. Azelton and Teufel demonstrate a method for uncovering performance and risk-management opportunities—and show the readers how they can do it, too. Filled with detailed graphs and tables, unique insight, and practical advice, Fisher Investments on Energy can provide readers with a solid foundation in this sector. For more information visit www.energy.fisherinvestments.com

Quantitative Credit Portfolio Management

Practical Innovations for Measuring and Controlling Liquidity, Spread, and Issuer Concentration Risk


Author: Arik Ben Dor,Lev Dynkin,Jay Hyman,Bruce D. Phelps

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118167422

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 763

An innovative approach to post-crash credit portfoliomanagement Credit portfolio managers traditionally rely on fundamentalresearch for decisions on issuer selection and sector rotation.Quantitative researchers tend to use more mathematical techniquesfor pricing models and to quantify credit risk and relative value.The information found here bridges these two approaches. In anintuitive and readable style, this book illustrates howquantitative techniques can help address specific questions facingtoday's credit managers and risk analysts. A targeted volume in the area of credit, this reliable resourcecontains some of the most recent and original research in thisfield, which addresses among other things important questionsraised by the credit crisis of 2008-2009. Divided into twocomprehensive parts, Quantitative Credit PortfolioManagement offers essential insights into understanding therisks of corporate bonds—spread, liquidity, and Treasuryyield curve risk—as well as managing corporate bondportfolios. Presents comprehensive coverage of everything from durationtime spread and liquidity cost scores to capturing the creditspread premium Written by the number one ranked quantitative research groupfor four consecutive years by Institutional Investor Provides practical answers to difficult question, including:What diversification guidelines should you adopt to protectportfolios from issuer-specific risk? Are you well-advised to sellsecurities downgraded below investment grade? Credit portfolio management continues to evolve, but with thisbook as your guide, you can gain a solid understanding of how tomanage complex portfolios under dynamic events.

The Mathematics of Financial Modeling and Investment Management


Author: Sergio M. Focardi,Frank J. Fabozzi, CFA

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471465997

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 800

View: 501

the mathematics of financial modeling & investment management The Mathematics of Financial Modeling & Investment Management covers a wide range of technical topics in mathematics and finance-enabling the investment management practitioner, researcher, or student to fully understand the process of financial decision-making and its economic foundations. This comprehensive resource will introduce you to key mathematical techniques-matrix algebra, calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability theory, stochastic calculus, time series analysis, optimization-as well as show you how these techniques are successfully implemented in the world of modern finance. Special emphasis is placed on the new mathematical tools that allow a deeper understanding of financial econometrics and financial economics. Recent advances in financial econometrics, such as tools for estimating and representing the tails of the distributions, the analysis of correlation phenomena, and dimensionality reduction through factor analysis and cointegration are discussed in depth. Using a wealth of real-world examples, Focardi and Fabozzi simultaneously show both the mathematical techniques and the areas in finance where these techniques are applied. They also cover a variety of useful financial applications, such as: * Arbitrage pricing * Interest rate modeling * Derivative pricing * Credit risk modeling * Equity and bond portfolio management * Risk management * And much more Filled with in-depth insight and expert advice, The Mathematics of Financial Modeling & Investment Management clearly ties together financial theory and mathematical techniques.

Guidelines for Foreign Exchange Reserve Management


Author: N.A

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 1451923937

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 21

View: 3922

These guidelines are intended to assist countries in strengthening their policy frameworks for reserve management so that they can become more resilient to shocks that may originate from global financial markets or within the domestic financial system. The guidelines have been developed as part of a broader IMF work program to help strengthen international financial architecture, to promote policies and practices that contribute to stability and transparency in the financial sector, and to reduce external vulnerabilities of member countries.

A Latent Factor Model with Global, Country, and Industry Shocks for International Stock Returns (EPub)


Author: Mr. Marco Del Negro,Mr. Robin Brooks

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 1452766312

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 61

View: 5834

We estimate a latent factor model that decomposes international stock returns into global, country-, and industry-specific shocks and allows for stock-specific exposures to these shocks. We find that across stocks there is substantial dispersion in these exposures, which is partly explained by the extent to which firms operate across countries. We show that portfolios consisting of stocks with low exposures to country shocks achieve substantial variance reduction relative to the global market, both in- and out-of-sample. The shock exposures are thus a stock-selection device for international portfolio diversification.

Modern Portfolio Management

Active Long/Short 130/30 Equity Strategies


Author: Martin L. Leibowitz,Simon Emrich,Anthony Bova

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470484944

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 511

View: 4112

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 in portfolio design. This strategy is the building block for a number of 130/30 and 120/20 investment strategies offered to institutional and sophisticated high net worth individual investors who want to manage their portfolios actively and aggressively to outperform the market.

Advising Ultra-Affluent Clients and Family Offices


Author: Michael M. Pompian

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons

ISBN: 9780470483503

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 4621

A timely guide for financial professionals looking to tap into the lucrative world of the ultra-affluent The ultra affluent–defined here as those having $50 million or more in liquid assets–are an elite class who expect their financial advisors to not only preserve and grow their assets, but also help them with "soft" issues such as philanthropy and family governance. One of the biggest factors to success in this field is the relationship between the client and the advisor. In Advising Ultra-Affluent Clients and Family Offices, author and practicing investment consultant Michael Pompian provides a practical introduction to who the ultra-affluent actually are and reveals what it takes to build and maintain a solid relationship with them. Filled with in-depth insights and expert advice, this unique resource offers valuable information on issues that every advisor to the ultra-affluent must be familiar with.

Innovations in Pension Fund Management


Author: Arun S. Muralidhar

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804745215

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 327

View: 9310

This book gives state-of-the-art guidance on how to implement investment strategy with cutting-edge practices of plan sponsors and investment managers. All aspects of fund management will be seen in a fresh light, as professionals read about current practical and theoretical twists and turns in asset allocation, risk management, and performance evaluation and implementation.

The Handbook of Fixed Income Securities, Eighth Edition


Author: Frank J. Fabozzi,Steven V. Mann

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071768467

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1809

View: 4429

The Definitive Guide to Fixed Income Securities—Revised and Updated for the New Era of Investing For decades, The Handbook of Fixed Income Securities has been the most trusted resource in the world for fixed income investing. Since the publication of the last edition, however, the financial markets have experienced major upheavals, introducing dramatic new opportunities and risks. This completely revised and expanded eighth edition contains 31 new chapters that bring you up to date on the latest products, analytical tools, methodologies, and strategies for identifying and capitalizing on the potential of the fixed income securities market in order to enhance returns. Among the world’s leading authorities on the subject, Frank J. Fabozzi, along with Steven V. Mann, has gathered a powerful global team of leading experts to provide you with the newest and best techniques for taking advantage of this market. New topics include: Electronic trading Macro-economic dynamics and the corporate bond market Leveraged loans Structured and credit-linked notes Exchange-traded funds Covered bonds Collateralized loan obligations Risk analysis from multifactor fixed income models High-yield bond portfolio management Distressed structured credit securities Hedge fund fixed income strategies Credit derivatives valuation and risk Tail risk hedging Principles of performance attribution Invaluable for its theoretical insights, unsurpassed in its hands-on guidance, and unequaled in the expertise and authority of its contributors, this all-new edition of The Handbook of Fixed Income Securities delivers the information and knowledge you need to stay on top of the market and ahead of the curve.