Asset Management

Author: Andrew Ang
Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)
ISBN: 0199959323
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Stocks and bonds? Real estate? Hedge funds? Private equity? If you think those are the things to focus on in building an investment portfolio, Andrew Ang has accumulated a body of research that will prove otherwise. In his new book Asset Management: A Systematic Approach to Factor Investing, Ang upends the conventional wisdom about asset allocation by showing that what matters aren't asset class labels but the bundles of overlapping risks they represent. Making investments is like eating a healthy diet, Ang says: you've got to look through the foods you eat to focus on the nutrients they contain. Failing to do so can lead to a serious case of malnutrition - for investors as well as diners. The key, in Ang's view, is bad times, and the fact that every investor's bad times are somewhat different. The notion that bad times are paramount is the guiding principle of the book, which offers a new approach to the age-old problem of where do you put your money? Years of experience,both as a finance professor and as a consultant, have led Ang to see that the traditional approach, with its focus on asset classes, is too crude and ultimately too costly to serve investors adequately. He focuses instead on factor risks," the peculiar sets of hard times that cut across asset classes, and that must be the focus of our attention if we are to weather market turmoil and receive the rewards that come with doing so. Optimally harvesting factor premiums - on our own or by hiring others -r equires identifying your particular set of hard times, and exploiting the difference between them and those of the average investor. Clearly written yet chock-full of the latest research and data, Asset Management will be indispensable reading for trustees, professional money managers, smart private investors, and business students who want to understand the economics behind factor risk premiums, harvest them efficiently in their portfolios, and embark on the search for true alpha."

Winning the loser s game

Author: Charles D. Ellis
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783593392325
Format: PDF
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Wie kann ich mein Geld sicher und gewinnbringend investieren? Diese Frage stellen sich Anleger weltweit - und das nicht erst seit der Finanzkrise. Die treffende Antwort von Charles D. Ellis lautet: Das Erfolgsgeheimnis der privaten Geldanlage liegt darin, weniger Fehler zu machen als die anderen. Verständlich und zeitlos erklärt der Börsenexperte in diesem vollständig überarbeiteten Klassiker, warum man mit ausgewogenen, langfristigen und kostengünstigen Investments deutlich höhere Renditen erzielen kann als mit risikoreichem Stock Picking oder spekulativem Market Timing. Ein qualitativ anspruchsvoller und trotzdem verständlicher Ratgeber für alle Privatanleger!

Die intelligente Asset Allocation

Author: William J. Bernstein
Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag
ISBN: 3862488365
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William J. Bernstein ist in Fachkreisen längst als Guru der Investmentwelt bekannt. Er betreibt eine der weltweit erfolgreichsten Investment-Websites. In diesem Buch erklärt er wie man sicher, einfach und ohne großen Zeitaufwand sein Portfolio zusammenstellen kann. Dabei beruft er sich auf Techniken, mit denen seit Jahrzehnten erfolgreich Investiert wird. Mit nur 30 Minuten Zeitaufwand im Jahr kann damit jeder ein Portfolio zusammenstellen, das 75 Prozent aller professionell gemanagten Aktienkörbe hinter sich lässt.

Engineering Investment Process

Author: Florian Ielpo
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0081011482
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Engineering Investment Process: Making Value Creation Repeatable explores the quantitative steps of a financial investment process. The authors study how these steps are articulated in order to make any value creation, whatever the asset class, consistent and robust. The discussion includes factors, portfolio allocation, statistical and economic backtesting, but also the influence of negative rates, dynamical trading, state-space models, stylized facts, liquidity issues, or data biases. Besides the quantitative concepts detailed here, the reader will find useful references to other works to develop an in-depth understanding of an investment process. Blends academic research with practical experience from quants, fund managers, and economists Puts financial mathematics and econometrics in their rightful place Presents useful information that will increase the reader's understanding of markets Clearly provides both the global framework, the investment process, and the useful econometric and financial tools that help in its construction Includes efficient tools taken from up-to-date econometric and financial techniques

Cracking the Emerging Markets Enigma

Author: G. Andrew Karolyi
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199336636
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Forward-thinking investors are constantly looking for the next BRIC-what foreign market is on the brink of expansive growth? Will these investments payoff, or are the potential risks too great? Investing in these emerging markets requires a careful analysis of potential risks and benefits which vary greatly from country to country and even from day to day. In Cracking the Emerging Markets Enigma, emerging markets expert Andrew Karolyi outlines a practical strategy for evaluating the opportunities and-more importantly-the risks of investing in emerging markets. Karolyi's proposed system evaluates multiple dimensions of the potential risks faced by prospective investors. These categories of risk reflect the uneven quality or fragility of the various institutions designed to assure integrity in capital markets-political stability, corporate opacity, limits placed on foreign investors, and more. By distilling these analyses into a numerical scoring system, Karolyi has devised a way to assess with ease emerging markets by different dimensions of risk and across all dimensions together. This novel assessment framework already has been tested in the market to great success. Researchers, students, firms, and both seasoned and novice investors are poised to gain a clear understanding of how to evaluate potential investments in emerging markets to maximize profits.

Consumer Credit and the American Economy

Author: Thomas A. Durkin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199384967
Format: PDF
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Consumer Credit and the American Economy examines the economics, behavioral science, sociology, history, institutions, law, and regulation of consumer credit in the United States. After discussing the origins and various kinds of consumer credit available in today's marketplace, this book reviews at some length the long run growth of consumer credit to explore the widely held belief that somehow consumer credit has risen "too fast for too long." It then turns to demand and supply with chapters discussing neoclassical theories of demand, new behavioral economics, and evidence on production costs and why consumer credit might seem expensive compared to some other kinds of credit like government finance. This discussion includes review of the economics of risk management and funding sources, as well discussion of the economic theory of why some people might be limited in their credit search, the phenomenon of credit rationing. This examination includes review of issues of risk management through mathematical methods of borrower screening known as credit scoring and financial market sources of funding for offerings of consumer credit. The book then discusses technological change in credit granting. It examines how modern automated information systems called credit reporting agencies, or more popularly "credit bureaus," reduce the costs of information acquisition and permit greater credit availability at less cost. This discussion is followed by examination of the logical offspring of technology, the ubiquitous credit card that permits consumers access to both payments and credit services worldwide virtually instantly. After a chapter on institutions that have arisen to supply credit to individuals for whom mainstream credit is often unavailable, including "payday loans" and other small dollar sources of loans, discussion turns to legal structure and the regulation of consumer credit. There are separate chapters on the theories behind the two main thrusts of federal regulation to this point, fairness for all and financial disclosure. Following these chapters, there is another on state regulation that has long focused on marketplace access and pricing. Before a final concluding chapter, another chapter focuses on two noncredit marketplace products that are closely related to credit. The first of them, debt protection including credit insurance and other forms of credit protection, is economically a complement. The second product, consumer leasing, is a substitute for credit use in many situations, especially involving acquisition of automobiles. This chapter is followed by a full review of consumer bankruptcy, what happens in the worst of cases when consumers find themselves unable to repay their loans. Because of the importance of consumer credit in consumers' financial affairs, the intended audience includes anyone interested in these issues, not only specialists who spend much of their time focused on them. For this reason, the authors have carefully avoided academic jargon and the mathematics that is the modern language of economics. It also examines the psychological, sociological, historical, and especially legal traditions that go into fully understanding what has led to the demand for consumer credit and to what the markets and institutions that provide these products have become today.

Starthilfe Finanz und Rechnungswesen

Author: Bernd Britzelmaier
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322800318
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Die Starthilfe Finanz- und Rechnungswesen soll den Einstieg in das BWL-Studium erleichtern. Sie wendet sich an Schüler, die ein Studium aufnehmen möchten und an Studierende im ersten Studienjahr. Das Buch vermittelt in kompakter Weise einen prägnanten und anschaulichen Überblick über die Grundlagen des Finanz- und Rechnungswesens. Grundbegriffe und Zusammenhänge werden erklärt und Aspekte der EDV-Unterstützung diskutiert.

Crashed

Author: Adam Tooze
Publisher: Siedler Verlag
ISBN: 3641192773
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Zehn Jahre danach: Der Finanzcrash und seine dramatischen Folgen Als die US-Großbank Lehman Brothers im September 2008 zusammenbrach, war dies der Tiefpunkt der Banken- und Finanzkrise. Und obwohl der totale Kollaps der Weltwirtschaft damals verhindert wurde, ist die Finanzkrise noch lange nicht Geschichte, wie der britische Historiker Adam Tooze zeigt. Er schildert, wie es zu dieser Krise der Finanzmärkte kam und welche dramatischen Folgen sie bis heute hat. Denn nicht nur ist durch die Finanzkrise die Stabilität Europas ins Wanken geraten, sie hat auch das Vertrauen in die Kraft der globalen Wirtschaftsordnung erschüttert – und so zum Aufstieg der Populisten beigetragen.

Irrationaler berschwang

Author: Robert J. Shiller
Publisher: Plassen Verlag
ISBN: 386470264X
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Er hat die Technologieblase vorhergesagt und vor der Immobilienblase warnte er ebenfalls frühzeitig. Nun analysiert Wirtschafts-Nobelpreisträger Robert Shiller die aktuelle Situation an den Finanzmärkten – und warnt erneut. Mit seiner Theorie des "Irrationalen Überschwangs" zeigt Nobelpreisträger Robert Shiller, dass Euphorie seitens der Akteure die Märkte auf unhaltbare und gefährliche Niveaus treiben kann. So geschehen in den Jahren 2000 bei der Hightechblase und 2007/2008 bei der Subprimeblase, die Shiller präzise vorhergesagt hat. Dies ist die dritte, aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage seines Klassikers. Shiller bezieht hier erstmals auch den Anleihenmarkt ein und gibt Empfehlungen, was die Individuen und die Politik im Lichte der aktuellen Situation an den Finanzmärkten tun sollten.

Fundamental Beta

Author: Alexander Scheld
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3834971545
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Transaktionen im Bereich nicht börsennotierter Unternehmen haben zuletzt wieder stark zugenommen; jedoch ist die Ermittlung des Betas - des systematischen Risikos – bei nicht börsennotierten Unternehmen(steilen) aufgrund fehlender Kapitalmarktdaten schwierig. Alexander Scheld weist bisher nicht bekannte Zusammenhänge fundamentaler Kennzahlen auf das Beta nach, um diese Informationslücke zu schließen. Der Autor entwickelt ein Beta-Zusammenhangs- und Prognosemodell und testet dessen Gültigkeit anhand einer empirischen Untersuchung am deutschen und amerikanischen Kapitalmarkt.