This chapter presents the following content: Determinants of portfolio policies, matrix of objectives, constraints on investment policies, managing portfolios of individual investors, tax sheltering for individual investors, future trends in portfolio management,...
Chapter 27 "The theory of active portfolio management" presents the following content: Lure of active management, market timing, with imperfect ability to forecast, superior selection ability, treynor-black model.
Motivation for Developing the Course
Research by the members of the project consortium Employers’ Confederation
of Latvia and Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry indicated the need for
further education courses.
Innovative Content of the Course
The course is developed to include the following innovative content:
• Key concepts of investment analysis and portfolio management which are
explained from an applied perspective emphasizing the individual
investors‘decision making issues...
Like its sister book, Managing Financial Risk (which deals with market
risk), this book evolved from a set of lecture notes. (My colleagues at
Rutter Associates and I have been teaching classes on credit portfolio management
to bankers and regulators for almost four years now.) When lecture
notes get mature enough that they start curling up on the edges, the
instructor is faced with a choice—either throw them out or turn them into
a book. I chose the latter.
Motivation for Developing the Course Research by the members of the project consortium Employers’ Confederation of Latvia and Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry indicated the need for further education courses. Innovative Content of the Course The course is developed to include the following innovative content: • Key concepts of investment analysis and portfolio management which are explained from an applied perspective emphasizing the individual investors‘decision making issues
Oracle Primavera P6 is the most sophisticated and widely-used project portfolio
management software in the world today. Some people think of P6 as simply a
tool for scheduling projects, such as Microsoft Project, but on steroids. But while
P6 can be used to plan a project a simple as writing one book, it can also be used
to plan and manage a multi-year, globally-distributed set of engineering projects
involving tens of thousands of workers, machines, and materials.
Chapter 3 - Market efficiency. The topics discussed in this chapter are: Definition of efficient markets; different forms of market efficiency; evidence regarding market efficiency; implications for fundamental analysis, technical analysis, and portfolio management; market pricing anomalies; behavioral finance.
Chapter 4 - Portfolio management: An overview. This chapter provides an explanation of why a portfolio approach is important to all types of investors in achieving their financial goals. A comparison is made of the financial needs of different types of individual and institutional investors. An outline is provided for the steps in the portfolio management process. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the types of investment management products that are available to investors and how they apply to the portfolio approach.
This chapter introduces projects and project management, explains how projects fit into programs and portfolio management, discusses the role of the project manager, and provides important background information on this growing profession. Although project management applies to many different industries and types of projects, this text focuses on applying project management to IT projects.
In this chapter we turn to various strategies that bond portfolio managers can pursue, making a distinction between passive and active strategies. A passive investment strategy takes market prices of securities as fairly set. Rather than attempting to beat the market by exploiting superior information or insight, passive managers act to maintain an appropriate risk–return balance given market opportunities.
How can we evaluate the performance of a portfolio manager? It turns out that even average portfolio return is not as straightforward to measure as it might seem. In addition, adjusting average returns for risk presents a host of other problems. In this chapter, we begin with the measurement of portfolio returns. From there we move on to conventional approaches to risk adjustment. We identify the problems with these approaches when applied in various situations.
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) is a book which presents a set of standard terminology and guidelines for project management. The Fourth Edition (2008) was recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard (ANSI/PMI 99-001-2008) and by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers — IEEE 1490-2011.[
The Program Management Professional (PgMP®) Exam Practice Test & Study Guide includes five sections, each of which corresponds to one of the five domains described in the Program Management Professional (PgMP®) Examination Content Outline (April 2011). Each section contains study hints, a list of major topics that are encountered on the exam, and 20 multiple-choice practice questions complete with an answer sheet, an answer key that includes a rationale for each correct answer, and a bibliographic reference for further study if needed.
Chapter 2 - Security market indices. This lecture is organized as follows. Section 2 defines a security market index and explains how to calculate the price return and total return of an index for a single period and over multiple periods. Section 3 describes how indices are constructed and managed. Section 4 discusses the use of market indices. Sections 5, 6, and 7 discuss various types of indices, and Section 8 concludes and summarizes the reading. Practice problems follow the conclusions and summary.
Chapter 7 - Basics of portfolio planning and construction. This chapter is organized as follows: Section 2 discusses the investment policy statement, a written document that captures the client’s investment objectives and the constraints. Section 3 discusses the portfolio construction process, including the first step of specifying a strategic asset allocation for the client. Section 4 concludes and summarizes the reading.
Chapter 5 - Portfolio risk and return (Part I). In this chapter, we will explore the process of examining the risk and return characteristics of individual assets, creating all possible portfolios, selecting the most efficient portfolios, and ultimately choosing the optimal portfolio tailored to the individual in question.
Chapter 6 - Portfolio risk and return (Part II). The topics discussed in this chapter are: Portfolio risk and return, optimal risky portfolio and the capital market line (CML), return-generating models and the market model, systematic and non-systematic risk, capital asset pricing model (CAPM) and the security market line (SML), performance measures, arbitrage pricing theory (APT) and factor models.
Chapter 1 - Modern project management. The main contents of the chapter consist of the following: What is a project? The importance of project management, project management today - an integrative approach.
In Chapter 7 we discussed the capital allocation decision. That decision governs how an investor chooses between risk-free assets and “the” optimal portfolio of risky assets. This chapter explains how to construct that optimal risky portfolio. We begin with a discussion of how diversification can reduce the variability of portfolio returns. After establishing this basic point, we examine efficient diversification strategies at the asset allocation and security selection levels.