In-depth Level II exam preparation direct from the CAIA Association CAIA Level II is the official study guide for the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst professional examination, and an authoritative guide to working in the alternative investment sphere. Written by the makers of the exam, this book provides in-depth guidance through the entire exam agenda; the Level II strategies are the same as Level I, but this time youll review them through the lens of risk management and portfolio optimisation. Topics include asset allocation and portfolio oversight, style analysis, risk management, alternative asset securitisation, secondary market creation, performance and style attribution and indexing and benchmarking, with clear organisation and a logical progression that allows you to customise your preparation focus. This new third edition has been updated to align with the latest exam, and to reflect the current practices in the field. The CAIA designation was developed to provide a standardized knowledge base in the midst of explosive capital inflow into alternative investments. This book provides a single-source repository of that essential information, tailored to those preparing for the Level II exam. Measure, monitor and manage funds from a risk management perspective Delve into advanced portfolio structures and optimisation strategies Master the nuances of private equity, real assets, commodities and hedge funds Gain expert insight into preparing thoroughly for the CAIA Level II exam The CAIA Charter programme is rigorous and comprehensive, and the designation is globally recognised as the highest standard in alternative investment education. Candidates seeking thorough preparation and detailed explanations of all aspects of alternative investment need look no further than CAIA Level II . The CAIA Association (Amherst, MA) is an independent, not-for-profit global organization committed to education and professionalism in the field of alternative investments, established in 2002 by industry leaders under the guidance of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and the Center for International Securities and Derivatives Markets (CISDM) with the belief that a strong foundation of knowledge is essential for all professionals. The CAIA Association offers two exams (Level I and Level II).
Eli Greenblat is a financial journalist who has followed the careers of Australias young, talented moneymakers. This book is a fascinating insight into the investing strategies of a selection of money managers -- all extremely successful, all under 40 - and shares with readers the lifestyle this affords them. The group of Australian market wizards includes: Roger Montgomery, managing director and founder of Clime Asset Management; Tom Elliott, managing director of MM&E Capital; Peter Constable, chief investment officer of MMC Asset Management; Michael Norster; Lawrence Gozlan; Gabriel Radzyminski; Karl Siegling; Campbell McComb; Peter Wilmshurst; Angus Gluskie and Atul Lele. Eli Greenblatt is a financial journalist who has followed the careers of Australias young, talented moneymakers. She is based in Melbourne and is a journalist with the Australian Financial Review .
Trading For Canadians For Dummies stresses the practice of position trading, conducting technical analysis on a company and its performance, and research methods that enable the trader to strategically select both an entry and exit point before a stock is even purchased. Adapted for Canadian readers, this edition discusses the Toronto Stock Exchange, brokerage options in Canada, and how Canadians can become certified traders. With Canadian examples and resources, this is the only guide to trading tailor-made for Canadians. Michael Griffis , MBA, is an active stock broker. He writes extensively about investing and marketing. Lita Epstein , MBA, has written more than 25 books to help readers understand the complex worlds of money and finance. Christopher Cottier , MBA, is a senior investment adviser based in British Columbia.
By utilising mindfulness based psychological approaches in combination with strategies from performance psychology underpinned research from neuroscience this book provides you with practical proven strategies for… Improving your emotional re Increasing your levels of self-awareness and self-control Managing your thoughts and emotions more effectively Reducing feelings of stress and anxiety Enhancing your discipline Increasing your intuitive and judgement skills Greater emotional regulation Also includes the TraderMind 8 Week Training Program PLUS Access to online resources and audio recordings to enhance your learning experience.
As with his weekly column, James Montiers Value Investing is a must read for all students of the financial markets. In short order, Montier shreds the efficient market hypothesis, elucidates the pertinence of behavioral finance, and explains the crucial difference between investment process and investment outcomes. Montier makes his arguments with clear insight and spirited good humor, and then backs them up with cold hard facts. Buy this book for yourself, and for anyone you know who cares about their capital! —Seth Klarman , President, The Baupost Group LLC The seductive elegance of classical finance theory is powerful, yet value investing requires that we reject both the precepts of modern portfolio theory (MPT) and pretty much all of its tools and techniques. In this important new book, the highly respected and controversial value investor and behavioural analyst, James Montier explains how value investing is the only tried and tested method of delivering sustainable long-term returns. James shows you why everything you learnt at business school is wrong; how to think properly about valuation and risk; how to avoid the dangers of growth investing; how to be a contrarian; how to short stocks; how to avoid value traps; how to hedge ignorance using cheap insurance. Crucially he also gives real time examples of the principles outlined in the context of the 2008/09 financial crisis. In this book James shares his tried and tested techniques and provides the latest and most cutting edge tools you will need to deploy the value approach successfully. It provides you with the tools to start thinking in a different fashion about the way in which you invest, introducing the ways of over-riding the emotional distractions that will bedevil the pursuit of a value approach and ultimately think and act differently from the herd. James Montier is a member of GMOs asset allocation team. Prior to that he was global strategist for Société Générale and Dresdner Kleinwort. He has been the top rated strategist in the annual extel survey for most of the last decade. He is also the author of three other books – Behavioural Finance (2000, Wiley), Behavioural Investing (2007, Wiley) and The Little Book of Behavioral Investing (Forthcoming, Wiley). James is a regular speaker at both academic and practitioner conferences, and is regarded as the leading authority on applying behavioural finance to investment. He is a visiting fellow at the University of Durham and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He has been described as a maverick, an iconoclast, an enfant terrible by the press.
If you have no time to follow the market closely, then Trend Trading is the book for you. Trend trading is one of the most effective and easy-to-use methods for making money in the market. Success depends on identifying the trend with confidence and catching the trend after it has started, and on getting out as soon as possible after the uptrend turns into a downtrend. The book examines in detail the steps in finding, assessing, selecting, managing and monitoring a long-term trend trade. These are proven, successful methods which are easy to understand and apply. Included are the most recent updates and developments in using the count back line and the Guppy Multiple Moving Average. Daryl Guppy also includes a practical look at setting stop loss conditions to protect capital and profits, and a bonus section on Darvas-style trend trading which is the first significant update of this technique in forty years. Trend Trading shows readers how to use and apply the analysis tools to find effective long-term trades. These can be applied to any group of selected stocks, whether chosen on fundamental criteria, from stock tip newsletters, or found using database technical scans. From this starting point, Guppy shows how the better trades are identified, how risk is managed, and how the trades are closed successfully. The book includes examples of Daryls personal trades. Daryl Guppy is the founder and director of Guppytraders.com. He is an active private trader in equity and derivative markets. He is the author of several financial market books including, Trend Trading , Share Trading and Trend Trading Master (available in Chinese).Guppy writes in several Chinese language publications, including a fortnightly market commentary column in Beijings Weekly On Stocks magazine and Shanghai Securities News. His book Trend Trading Master is available in Chinese. He conducts regular financial training seminars in Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing and other cities in China. He has guest lectured at Xian University. Guppy is a regular contributor to trading and investment publications in Singapore and Malaysia, including The Edge , Personal Money , and Smart Investor . He provides certified professional financial market training for the Singapore Society of Remisiers, and the Hong Kong Securities Institute. A member of Technical Analysis Society of Singapore, the Australian Technical Analysis Association, the International Federation of Technical Analysts and Australian Government Securities and Investors Council, he also belongs to the Australian International Business Council and the Australia China Business Council. Guppytraders.com has offices in Australia, Beijing and Singapore.
Hedge Funds of Funds: A Guide for Investors is a comprehensive guide to investing in hedge funds of funds. Written by an experienced practitioner in clear, concise and jargon free language, this book gives an inside view of this often opaque area and empowers readers with the tools to get to the bottom of how hedge funds of funds really work. Key features include: A full description of the skill sets and facets needed in all areas of a hedge funds of funds; A wide-ranging set of questions to ask when assessing every area of a hedge fund of funds; Advice on every part of the process when investing in a hedge fund of funds, from short-listing through to mandate design and benchmarking; Two comprehensive practical examples of investment reports on both a hedge fund and a hedge fund of funds; A comprehensive analysis of recent developments in the field; A glossary of hedge fund terminology to help the reader de-code the jargon associated with the area. This book is essential reading for all those interested in developing depth to their understanding of how to invest in hedge funds of funds and how they, in turn, invest with hedge funds. Dr. Chris Jones, London, UK is Chief Investment Officer of Key Asset Management, one of Europe’s oldest hedge fund houses managing over $1bn in assets. He has been investing in hedge funds in a professional capacity since 1994, and previously worked in this area at Sanlam, State Street Global Advisors and Liberty Ermitage. Prior to this, he has worked in trading and asset management capacities at Société Générale and Crédit Lyonnais. Chris frequently appears in the hedge fund trade press and on CNBC commenting on hedge funds, and regularly educates pension plan trustees and other industry professionals in this area. Chris has presented lectures, conference papers and seminars at universities in North America, Europe and Australasia and has published several papers on trading and investment strategies, risk management and hedge funds. He has a BA in Mathematics from Oxford University and a PhD in Finance from the University of Cambridge, where he has an ongoing Visiting Associate position and is an occasional Lecturer.
Andrea Hafenstein untersucht die Einflussfaktoren auf die Verwendung von Nachhaltigkeitsinformationen und die Entscheidung von Anlegern, in nachhaltige Unternehmen zu investieren. Zudem analysiert sie, ob eine Unterteilung von Nachhaltigkeitsinformationen in ökologische, soziale und governance Aspekte für Anleger sinnvoll ist. Basis der Untersuchungen sind die Behavioral Finance und der Information Overload. Die Ergebnisse zeigen, dass die Anleger Nachhaltigkeitsinformationen nicht in deren Teilaspekte ausdifferenzieren. Für die Verwendung der Nachhaltigkeitsinformationen ist die grundsätzliche Nachhaltigkeitsorientierung wichtig. Diese sowie die Wahrnehmung der Nachhaltigkeitsinformationen, ein gutes Gefühl mit den ausgewählten Unternehmen und die Bereitschaft auf Rendite zu verzichten, obwohl diese nicht nötig wäre, haben einen positiven Einfluss auf eine nachhaltige Geldanlage. Andrea Hafenstein promovierte bei Prof. Dr. Alexander Bassen an der Professur für Betriebswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Kapitalmärkte und Unternehmensführung an der Universität Hamburg.
Wie funktioniert eigentlich eine Börse und vor allem: Wie kann ich sie als Otto Normalverbraucher nutzen, um mein Erspartes zu vermehren? Dr. Christine Bortenlänger; Geschäftsführender Vorstand des Deutschen Aktieninstituts, und Ulrich Kirstein, Pressereferent der Bayerische Börse AG, erklären in diesem Buch Grundlegendes zu Angebot und Nachfrage an der Börse und stellen die unterschiedlichen Anlageformen vor: Aktien, Derivate, Zertifikate, festverzinsliche Wertpapiere, Fonds & Co. Sie zeigen, wo Sie sich die nötigen Informationen beschaffen können; um eine kluge Anlagestrategie zu entwickeln, die je nach Risikobereitschaft ganz unterschiedlich aussehen kann. Dr. Christine Bortenlänger war lange Zeit im Vorstand der Bayerische Börse AG und ist seit September 2012 Geschäftsführender Vorstand des Deutschen Aktieninstituts. Ulrich Kirstein war Wirtschaftsjournalist und ist nun Pressereferent der Bayerische Börse AG.
Updated coverage of structured credit products with in-depth coverage of the latest developments Structured credit products are one of todays fastest growing investment and risk management mechanisms, and a focus of innovation and creativity in the capital markets. The building blocks of these products are credit derivatives, which are among the most widely used products in finance. This book offers a succinct and focused description of the main credit derivative instruments, as well as the more complex products such as synthetic collateralized debt obligations. This new edition features updated case studies from Europe and Asia, the latest developments in synthetic structures, the impact of the subprime meltdown, and a CD-ROM of models and teaching aids. Moorad Choudhry returns with this excellent update of the credit derivatives market. The second edition of his classic work is, like the subject matter itself, at the forefront of the financial industry. It deserves a wide readership. — Dr Didier Joannas Regional Director, Thomson Reuters, Hong Kong This is the perfect companion for both experienced and entry level professionals working in the structured credit fraternity. It is an erudite, insightful and enjoyable read that successfully demystifies one of the most topical subject areas in banking today, while also providing important practical examples that link the theory to the job itself. — Dr James Berriman Global Pricing Unit, Royal Bank of Scotland Moorad Choudhry has earned a deserved reputation from both academics and practitioners as one of the leading practical yet rigorous authors of finance books. In this Second Edition, his practical knowledge of credit derivatives keeps the audience engaged with straightforward explanations of complicated structures, and an accessible level of mathematical sophistication necessary to understand structured credit products. The author offers complete, rigorous analysis while avoiding overuse of mathematical formulas and carefully balanced practical and theoretical aspects of the subject. I strongly recommend this book for those wishing to gain an intuitive understanding of structured credit products, from practitioners to students of finance! — Mohamoud Barre Dualeh Senior Product Developer, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, UAE This is THE book for credit derivative trading. From first steps to advanced trading strategies, this is invaluable. Well written and insightful, perfect for ad hoc reference or reading cover to cover. — Andrew Benson ETF Market Making, KBC Peel Hunt, London Professor Choudhry has inspired me to really get into credit derivatives. It’s great to be lectured by someone with such energy and practical hands-on experience, as well as the ability to get stuck into the details. — George Whicheloe Equity-Linked Technology, Merrill Lynch, London Moorad Choudhry is Head of Treasury at Europe Arab Bank plc in London. He is a Visiting Professor at the Department of Economics at London Metropolitan University. Moorad Choudhry is Head of Treasury at Europe Arab Bank plc in London, and Visiting Professor at the Department of Economics, London Metropolitan University. He lives in Surrey, England.
Practical advice from some of todays top early stage investors and entrepreneurs TechStars is a mentorship-driven startup accelerator with operations in three U.S. cities. Once a year in each city, it funds about ten Internet startups with a small amount of capital and surrounds them with around fifty top Internet entrepreneurs and investors. Historically, about seventy-five percent of the companies that go through TechStars raise a meaningful amount of angel or venture capital. Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup is a collection of advice that comes from individuals who have passed through, or are part of, this proven program. Each vignette is an exploration of information often heard during the TechStars program and provides practical insights into early stage entrepreneurship. Contains seven sections, each focusing on a major theme within the TechStars program, including idea and vision, fundraising, legal and structure, and work/life balance Created by two highly regarded experts in the world of early stage investing Essays in each section come from the experienced author team as well as TechStar mentors, entrepreneurs, and founders of companies While youll ultimately have to make your own decisions about whats right for your business, Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup can get your entrepreneurial endeavor headed in the right direction. David Cohen is the founder and CEO of TechStars. He previously founded and successfully exited several companies and is now an angel investor in over 100 Internet startups. BRAD FELD is a managing director of Foundry Group, an early stage venture capital firm. He has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur for over twenty-five years.
Dieses Buch vermittelt erfahrenen Maklern anregende Denkanstöße und Einsteigern eine solide Basis für ihre den dauerhaften Erfolg bei der Vermittlungsarbeit. Die Autorin stellt dazu anschaulich bewährte sowie neue Marketinginstrumente vor und gibt Tipps für deren optimale Kombination. Der Leser lernt die systematische Entwicklung des Kundenkontakts vom Erstkontakt über den Orientierungstermin bis zum Vertragsabschluss ebenso wie wichtige Techniken zur Marktwertermittlung. Nützlich für die tägliche Arbeit sind die enthaltenen Checklisten, Vertrags- und Anzeigenmuster. Evelyn-Nicole Lefèvre-Sandt arbeitet seit 1989 in der Immobilienbranche. Aktiv und erfolgreich tätig als Maklerin unter anderem für eine Sparkassentochter, für die Immobilientöchter zweier namhafter Bausparkassen und im Bereich Auslandsimmobilien. Finanzierungsspezialistin. Selbstständige Immobilienmaklerin. Seit 1997 Trainerin für die Immobilienwirtschaft, für namhafte Großunternehmen und zahllose Immobilienmakler. Dazu Fachbuch- und Studienbriefautorin, Tutorin & Dozentin.