Description : 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
Description : Mainstay reference guide for wealth management, newly updated for today's investment landscape For over a decade, The New Wealth Management: The Financial Advisor's Guide to Managing and Investing Client Assets has provided financial planners with detailed, step-by-step guidance on developing an optimal asset allocation policy for their clients. And, it did so without resorting to simplistic model portfolios, such as lifecycle models or black box solutions. Today, while The New Wealth Management still provides a thorough background on investment theories, and includes many ready to use client presentations and questionnaires, the guide is newly updated to meet twenty-first century investment challenges. The book Includes expert updates from Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute, in addition to the core text of 1997's first edition – endorsed by investment luminaries Charles Schwab and John Bogle Presents an approach that places achieving client objectives ahead of investment vehicles Applicable for self-study or classroom use Now, as in 1997, The New Wealth Management effectively blends investment theory and real world applications. And in today's new investment landscaped, this update to the classic reference is more important than ever.
Description : One of the biggest criticisms leveled at defined contribution individual account (IA) components of social security systems is that they are too expensive. This paper investigates the cost-effectiveness of three options for constructing funded social security pillars: 1) IA's invested in the retail market with relatively open choice, 2) IA's invested in the institutional market with constrained choice among investment companies, and 3) a centralized fund without individual accounts or differentiated investments across individuals. Our questions: What is the most cost-effective way to organize a mandatory IA system, how does the cost of an efficient IA system compare with that of a single centralized fund, and are the cost differentials large enough to outweigh the other important considerations? Our answers, based on empirical evidence about mutual and institutional funds in the U.S.: The retail market (option 1) allows individual investors to benefit from scale economies in asset management, but at the cost of high marketing expenses that are needed to attract and aggregate small sums of money into large pools. In contrast, a centralized fund (option 3) can be much cheaper because it achieves scale economies without high marketing costs, but gives workers no choice and hence is subject to political manipulation and misallocation of capital. Mandatory IA systems can be structured to get the best of both worlds: to obtain scale economies in asset management without incurring high marketing costs or sacrificing worker choice. To accomplish this requires centralized collections, a modest level of investor service and constrained choice. The system of constrained choice described in this paper (option 2) is much cheaper than the retail market and only slightly more expensive than a single centralized fund. We estimate that it will cost only .14-.18% of assets annually. These large administrative cost savings imply a Pareto improvement so long as choice is not constrained too much.'
Description : Take a more active role in strategic asset allocation Goals-Based Wealth Management is a manual for protecting and growing client wealth in a way that changes both the services and profitability of the firm. Written by a 35-year veteran of international wealth education and analysis, this informative guide explains a new approach to wealth management that allows individuals to take on a more active role in the allocation of their assets. Coverage includes a detailed examination of the goals-based approach, including what works and what needs to be revisited, and a clear, understandable model that allows advisors to help individuals to navigate complex processes. The companion website offers ancillary readings, practice management checklists, and assessments that help readers secure a deep understanding of the key ideas that make goals-based wealth management work. The goals-based wealth management approach was pioneered in 2002, but has seen a slow evolution and only modest refinements largely due to a lack of wide-scale adoption. This book takes the first steps toward finalizing the approach, by delineating the effective and ineffective aspects of traditional approaches, and proposing changes that could bring better value to practitioners and their clients. Understand the challenges faced by the affluent and wealthy Examine strategic asset allocation and investment policy formulation Learn a model for dealing with the asset allocation process Learn why the structure of the typical advisory firm needs to change High-net-worth individuals face very specific challenges. Goals-Based Wealth Management focuses on how those challenges can be overcome while adhering to their goals, incorporating constraints, and working within the individual's frame of reference to drive strategic allocation of their financial assets.
Description : With the same contemporary approach and dynamic examples that made previous editions so popular, this fully revised thirteenth edition of FUNDAMENTALS OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT continues to provide students with a focused understanding of today's corporate finance and financial management. This market-leading text offers a unique balance of clear concepts, contemporary theory, and practical applications in order to help students understand the concepts and reasons behind corporate budgeting, financing, working capital decision making, forecasting, valuation, and Time Value of Money (TVM). The thirteenth edition has been updated to include discussions of several major events such as the BP oil spill, the European debt crisis, and the ongoing weakness in the economy and financial markets. Numerous practical examples, Quick Questions, proven end-of-chapter applications, Integrated Cases, and real-world examples demonstrate theory in action. A comprehensive support package --prepared by the text authors -- connects closely with the book to reduce preparation time and reinforce students understanding. You can also engage your students with a variety of tools including Thomson One Business School Edition, the same financial online database professionals use every day; updated Excel spreadsheets models; today's leading online homework solution, Aplia for Finance; and CengageNOW course management system. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Indispensable advice for building a lasting financial legacy Building wealth is hard to do, but maintaining that wealth across generations is even more challenging. In The Stewardship of Wealth: Successful Private Wealth Management for Investors and Their Advisors + Website, wealth advice expert Gregory Curtis reveals the investment secrets of the world's wealthiest families, so that financial planners, fund managers, and wealthy individuals everywhere can follow in their footsteps. Outlining the best practices for preserving and growing wealth, the book details exactly how to build a lasting financial legacy in the face of taxes, inflation, investment costs, and the conflicts of interest that are endemic to the financial advisory business. Wealthy families are at the very heart of America's exceptionalism, of the vigor, resilience, and creativity that have made the U.S. the most successful nation in history. The Stewardship of Wealth's discusses the crucial role private wealth continues to play in America's remarkable economic and cultural success and the issues wealthy families and their advisors face, presenting a step-by-step guide to better managing liquid wealth. Reveals the wealth management strategies employed by America's wealthiest families and their financial managers Explores the challenges to ensuring that money stays in the family, from portfolio design to manager selection to monitoring investment performance, and much more Details the essential steps for ensuring a lasting financial legacy An examination of the key issues involved in managing private wealth, especially for affluent families, The Stewardship of Wealth + Website is the ultimate guide to building a financial legacy that will last.
Description : Newly appointed academic managers are often unsure how to effectively manage their department's fiscal affairs. The Jossey-Bass Academic Administrator's Guide to Budgets and Financial Management is specifically designed for administrators who need guidance for managing the fiscal resources of a department or unit. Using this book, administrators can learn to better understand the broad fiscal context of their institutions and thereby master their own role and function within the institution.