Foundations of Investment Management
Mastering Financial Markets, Asset Classes, and Investment Strategies
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David Linton is the epitome of a scholar practitioner. He understands the theory, the real world, and how the two interact. Foundations of Investment Management is a comprehensive examination of the process of investing that covers key investment instruments, the markets they trade in, and their role in portfolio construction. Although detailed, it is written in a style that is accessible to non-professionals. Experienced investors will also benefit from insights on the interrelationships between macro-economics, regulators, and markets, and how the keen mind of an experienced investor works. This book will benefit anyone looking to improve their knowledge of, and skill at, investing.
--Stephen G. Moyer, CFA, Adjunct Professor, University of Southern California, Author of the best-selling Distressed Debt Analysis
Foundations of Investment Management: Mastering Financial Markets, Asset Classes, and Investment Strategies shows how to navigate todays world of complex financial instruments, investment opportunities, and devastating pitfalls. This reader-friendly guide details stocks, bonds, and alternative investments, who invests in these asset classes, how, and why. It uses real-world examples in addition to citing the latest academic research. Additionally, seven industry experts have co-authored select chapters to greatly expand the depth and utility of this book for the reader. This unique guide is perfect for financial analysts, portfolio managers, client-facing representatives, product specialists, and anybody early in their finance career who wishes to understand how clients, products, and investors relate and interact.
Foundations of Investment Management provides a complete overview of the investment management industry; defines key terms and participants; identifies investment vehicles, strategies, and asset classes; and analyzes each strategy focusing on its relative utility and potential inclusion in a well-diversified portfolio. Despite the subject matters complexity, each topic is distilled in a way that is highly relatable and intuitive, ensuring the reader knows how to better manage their investments or interact with clients. Lastly, every chapter closes with a summary and investment implications to maximize the information presented.
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