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Trading And Money Management In A Student Managed Portfolio

Author : Brian Bruce
ISBN : 9780080911939
Genre : Business & Economics
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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

Managed Futures For Institutional Investors

Author : Galen Burghardt
ISBN : 9781576603741
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 74. 49 MB
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A practical guide to institutional investing success Managed Futures for Institutional Investors is anessential guide that walks you through the important questions thatneed to be addressed before investing in this asset class andcontains helpful direction for investors during the investingprocess. Backed by years of institutional experience, the authors revealthe opportunities offered by managed futures. They also includeinformation on practices in the managed futures area and presentthe various analytical tools and building blocks required to usemanaged futures effectively. The book also contains insight on theissues that must be addressed when building and evaluatingportfolios. Shows where to find data to evaluate managed futures andexplains how managed futures are regulated Offers guidance on how to apply classic portfolio constructiontools to managed futures Reveals how managed futures investments can help investorsevaluate and meet risk, return, and liquidity objectives Managed Futures for Institutional Investors provides allthe practical information to manage this type of investmentwell.

Following The Trend

Author : Andreas F. Clenow
ISBN : 9781118410844
Genre : Business & Economics
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During bull and bear markets, there is a group of hedge funds and professional traders which have been consistently outperforming traditional investment strategies for the past 30 odd years. They have shown remarkable uncorrelated performance and in the great bear market of 2008 they had record gains. These traders are highly secretive about their proprietary trading algorithms and often employ top PhDs in their research teams. Yet, it is possible to replicate their trading performance with relatively simplistic models. These traders are trend following cross asset futures managers, also known as CTAs. Many books are written about them but none explain their strategies in such detail as to enable the reader to emulate their success and create their own trend following trading business, until now. Following the Trend explains why most hopefuls fail by focusing on the wrong things, such as buy and sell rules, and teaches the truly important parts of trend following. Trading everything from the Nasdaq index and T-bills to currency crosses, platinum and live hogs, there are large gains to be made regardless of the state of the economy or stock markets. By analysing year by year trend following performance and attribution the reader will be able to build a deep understanding of what it is like to trade futures in large scale and where the real problems and opportunities lay. Written by experienced hedge fund manager Andreas Clenow, this book provides a comprehensive insight into the strategies behind the booming trend following futures industry from the perspective of a market participant. The strategies behind the success of this industry are explained in great detail, including complete trading rules and instructions for how to replicate the performance of successful hedge funds. You are in for a potentially highly profitable roller coaster ride with this hard and honest look at the positive as well as the negative sides of trend following.

The New Money Management

Author : Ralph Vince
ISBN : 0471043079
Genre : Business & Economics
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The New Money Management In his bestselling Portfolio Management For mulas and The Mathematics of Money Management, Ralph Vince brought the complex mathematics of probability and modern portfolio management theory down to earth for traders and investors. He introduced innovative new ways they could be used to maximize account management decisions. Now, in this groundbreaking new book, Vince takes a quantum leap forward to provide investment professionals with a proven new approach to portfolio management that overturns nearly a half-century of accepted wisdom about asset allocation and money management. The culmination of Ralph Vince’s years spent probing the limits of the mathematics of portfolio management, The New Money Management elaborates on his celebrated Optimal f notion—a concept which will be familiar to readers of either of Vince’s previous books—to provide a revolutionary portfolio management model designed to optimize account performance, not just in the long run, but at virtually any given point in time. Unlike traditional models which focus on risk and reward as competing entities, the approach to portfolio construction described in this book concentrates on obtaining optimal synergy among all of the various components of a given portfolio. Unlike previous portfolio models which assumed an a priori distribution to returns, usually with returns being normally distributed, this new model is applicable to any distributional form of return. In The New Money Management, Ralph Vince once again demonstrates his critically acclaimed talent for talking about highly complex concepts in practical, real-world terms. Writing in a lively, anecdotal style, and relying on a bare minimum of math, he gently guides readers through the maze of complex theoretical issues while arming them with a set of easy-to-understand, easy-to-use formulas and investment strategies that they can put into practice immediately. The New Money Management is an indispensable resource for all investment professionals, especially traders in stocks, options, and futures; institutional investors; and portfolio managers.

Managing Retirement Wealth

Author : Julie Jason
ISBN : 1402782721
Genre : Business & Economics
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Offers a process for structuring and managing customized portfolios, with the aim of increasing one's retirement wealth, so that the golden years can be enjoyed without financial worry.

Trading Risk

Author : Kenneth L. Grant
ISBN : 1118045823
Genre : Business & Economics
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Revolutionary techniques that traders can implement to improve profits and avoid losses No trader, professional or individual, can afford not to have a solid risk management program integrated into his or her trading system. But finding a precise mathematical model to replace subjective decision-making processes is a challenge. Traditionally, risk management has focused solely on loss avoidance, but in Trading Risk, hedge fund risk manager Kenneth Grant presents some-thing completely new—how to manage a portfolio to minimize risk and increase profits by putting more capital at risk. Trading Risk details a risk management program that can help both money managers and individual traders evaluate which elements in a portfolio are working efficiently and which aren’t. By illustrating an extremely simple set of statistical and arithmetic tools this book can help readers enhance their performance in many financial markets. Kenneth L.Grant is Cheyne’s Global Risk Manager, and is the Managing Member for Cheyne Capital, LLC, the firm’s U.S. arm. Mr. Grant is a pioneer in the field of hedge fund risk management and capital allocation. Before joining Cheyne, he created risk control programs at two of the world’s leading hedge funds, Tudor Investments and SAC Capital, where he was eventually promoted to the title of Chief Investment Strategist. Mr. Grant holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin, an MA in Economics from Columbia University, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Running Money Professional Portfolio Management

Author : Scott Stewart
ISBN : 0073530581
Genre : Business & Economics
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Running Money: Professional Portfolio Management 1e focuses on the business investment decision-making from the perspective of the portfolio manager. The authors combined professional experience managing multi-billion-dollar mandates, working with real clients, and solving real investment problems is reflected throughout the text. Their goal is to expose students to what it is really like to “run money” professionally by providing the necessary tools. This new text is most effectively used in conjunction with cases, projects, and real-time portfolios requiring “hands on” application of the material. Excel Spreadsheets and Outboxes help the students understand the approach of this first edition text.

Risk Management

Author : Bennett W. Golub
ISBN : 0471332119
Genre : Business & Economics
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RISK MANAGEMENT APPROACHES FOR FIXED INCOME MARKETS "Golub-Tilman will, I believe, become an absolutely essential reference text for fixed income portfolio managers, traders, issuers, and scholars. It is comprehensive and clearly written. While rigorous, it is easy to understand because of its many practical examples."- Richard Roll, The Allstate Chair in Finance and Insurance, The Anderson School at UCLA, Past President, American Finance Association "Outstanding and unique! A thorough discussion of the theoretical underpinning of risk management combined with keen insights from a practitioner's perspective. This text will rank among the most essential readings for both market professionals and academics." -Gregory J. Parseghian, Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Freddie Mac "The most systematic and comprehensive overview of fixed income risk management."-Philippe Jorion, Professor of Finance, University of California-Irvine, Author, Value at Risk: The New Benchmark for Controlling Derivatives Risk "An inside look at approaches to fixed income risk management developed at a leading investment firm. The rigorous presentation covers both theoretical and practical considerations as well as their applications to portfolio management. Very interesting and highly recommended."-Charles W. Grant, Managing Director of Fixed Income, Virginia Retirement System "Few, if any, financial studies have managed to reconcile practical market experience and scientific discipline within such an original approach and with such elegance! An absolute must for anyone in the world of fixed income."-Michele Donegani, Head of Asset Allocation and Manager Selection, European Investment Managers (EIM).

Managing A Hedge Fund

Author : Keith H. Black
ISBN : 007143481X
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 47. 77 MB
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Provides an overview treatment of hedge funds including trading strategies, business strategies, due diligence and risk management. The trading strategies of hedge funds are often much more diverse and risky than mutual funds: they can go short, use futures to a greater extent, engage in arbitrage, or other exotic activities.

Diary Of A Hedge Fund Manager

Author : Keith McCullough
ISBN : 047059036X
Genre : Business & Economics
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A fast-paced ride through the world of hedge funds revealing the unvarnished truth of how Wall Street really operates, and how to use this to your advantage An insider's view of the high stakes world of money management, Diary of a Hedge Fund Manager is both a practical guide for investors and the deeply personal story of a man who knows the system inside and out. One of the best young portfolio managers on Wall Street, and helping to run the hedge fund operation of one of the world's most prestigious firms, Keith McCullough finds himself a lone voice of reason as the economic crisis of 2008 looms large. Shown the door, his life takes a fascinating turn into the world of independent research and no-holds-barred criticism. Reveals the unvarnished truth of how Wall Street and hedge funds really operate Deftly details how to analyze the markets expertly and avoid group think using technical and fundamental measures Each topic is thoroughly discussed and followed up with lessons you can take away and put to use Written with the authority of someone who knows how Wall Street and hedge funds work, yet accessible to even a casual follower of finance, Diary of a Hedge Fund Manager mixes a constructive critique of the investment industry with fundamental lessons that any investor will find valuable.

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