Asset allocation investigates the optimal division of a portfolio among different asset
classes. Standard theory involves the optimal mix of risky stocks, bonds, and cash
together with various subdivisions of these asset classes. Underlying this is the insight
that diversification allows for achieving a balance between risk and return: by using
different types of investment, losses may be limited and returns are made less volatile
without losing too much potential gain.
Chapter 8 - Overview of equity securities. This reading provides an overview of equity securities and their different features and establishes the background required to analyze and value equity securities in a global context.
In the last decade rating-based models have become very popular in credit risk management. These systems use the rating of a company as the decisive variable to evaluate the default risk of a bond or loan. The popularity is due to the straightforwardness of the approach, and to the upcoming new capital accord (Basel II), which allows banks to base their capital requirements on internal as well as external rating systems.
This textbook will be designed for fixed-income securities courses taught on MSc Finance and MBA courses. There is currently no suitable text that offers a 'Hull-type' book for the fixed income student market. This book aims to fill this need. The book will contain numerous worked examples, excel spreadsheets, with a building block approach throughout. A key feature of the book will be coverage of both traditional and alternative investment strategies in the fixed-income market, for example, the book will cover the modern strategies used by fixed-income hedge funds.
Casting aside the traditional notion of financial products grouped within distinct,
relatively isolated asset classes, Beaumont insightfully uncovers common
characteristics that allow the practitioner to better understand
interrelationships between bonds, equities, and currencies. Importantly, the
author drafts a hands-on roadmap to help investors manage these asset management
building blocks within an integrated portfolio context.
Thus, after buying into winning funds,
investors unwittingly benefit from momentum returns on winning stocks. To
test this reasoning, Sapp and Tiwari calculate abnormal performance following
money f lows with and without accounting for the momentum factor, and find
that inclusion of the momentum factor in the performance evaluation proce-
dure eliminates outperformance of high f low funds. In addition, they show that
investors are not deliberate in seeking to benefit from stock-level momentum:
More popular funds do not have higher exposure to themomentumfactor at the
time they are selected.
We obtain our list of SRI funds from the Social Investment Forum's (SIF) reports published
in 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, and 2005.
Each report contains comprehensive information about
SRI in the US for both the publication year and the preceding one. In particular, the reports
contain a list of SRI mutual funds compiled by SIF. To construct this list SIF employs a direct
survey methodology and gathers information from third parties. A fund is included in the SIF
list if it utilizes one or more social or environmental criteria as part of a formal investment
To be included in...
In the developed capital market, AMCs offer wider varieties of fund objectives and policies
responding to investor risk preferences. Specialized equity funds focus on narrow industry segments
dominate U.S. asset management industry (Bogle (2005)). Management fees of equity funds can be
viewed as the indicator of security selection and portfolio management skills of fund managers. Nazir
and Nawaz (2010) documented that higher management fees lead to higher total fund returns reflecting
in higher risk adjusted return or Sharpe’s ratio. ...
The view that a midwife is the expert in normal pregnancy is not new
but the context within which midwifery is practised has changed over
the years. From the early 1960s the most usual place to give birth
moved from being a woman’s home to hospital settings and the
majority of women now give birth in hospital. In recent years larger
tertiary maternity units have been developed, housing a range of
specialised services, and there has also been an increase in the number
of midwife-led units.
Under certain conditions, the Company may use options and futures on securities, indices and interest rates, as described in Section
3.2. "Sub-Fund Details" and Appendix 3 "Restrictions on the use of techniques and instruments" for the purpose of investment, hedging
and efficient portfolio management. In addition, where appropriate, the Company may hedge market and currency risks using futures,
options or forward foreign exchange contracts.
Transactions in futures carry a high degree of risk.
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Tight economic conditions will continue to force the issue of good project portfolio
management. Selection of the right projects and resourcing those projects for success will be
seen as critical to the efficient achievement of an organization’s strategy. Over half of respondents
report frequent use of project portfolio management in their organization, an increase of five
percentage points from the previous survey.
However, more recently, as the pace of economic growth has slowed somewhat,
longer-term interest rates have fallen and mortgage refinancing activity has picked up.
Increased refinancing has in turn led the Fed’s holding of agency MBS to run off more
quickly than previously anticipated. Although mortgage prepayment rates are difficult to
predict, under the assumption that mortgage rates remain near current levels, we
estimated that an additional $400 billion or so of MBS and agency debt currently in the
Fed’s portfolio could be repaid by the end of 2011. ...
This monograph is about managing our financial wealth in the context of
having both human and financial capital. The portfolio that works best tends to
hold stocks and bonds as well as insurance products. We are attempting to put these
decisions together in a single framework. Thus, we are trying to provide a theoretical
foundation—a framework—and practical solutions for developing investment
advice for individual investors throughout their lives.
As a result, more and more
companies are looking to include non-traditional yet potentially very valuable data with
their traditional enterprise data in their business intelligence analysis.
To derive real business value from big data, you need the right tools to capture and
organize a wide variety of data types from different sources, and to be able to easily
analyze it within the context of all your enterprise data.
Improving the skills of the clinical and public health workforces as well as the quality of care in the facilities where they work is essential to improving the health status of Indonesians. For this reason, much of the work supported by the USG cuts across the GHI targets, though often in the context of HIV, TB and MCH. In addition, at the heart of the GHI/Indonesia strategy is increased integration across all components of the portfolio.