Active Portfolio Management: A Quantitative Approach for Producing Superior Returns and Selecting Superior Returns and Controlling Risk

Author: Richard Grinold,Ronald Kahn

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007137695X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 596

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"This new edition of Active Portfolio Management continues the standard of excellence established in the first edition, with new and clear insights to help investment professionals." -William E. Jacques, Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Martingale Asset Management. "Active Portfolio Management offers investors an opportunity to better understand the balance between manager skill and portfolio risk. Both fundamental and quantitative investment managers will benefit from studying this updated edition by Grinold and Kahn." -Scott Stewart, Portfolio Manager, Fidelity Select Equity ® Discipline Co-Manager, Fidelity Freedom ® Funds. "This Second edition will not remain on the shelf, but will be continually referenced by both novice and expert. There is a substantial expansion in both depth and breadth on the original. It clearly and concisely explains all aspects of the foundations and the latest thinking in active portfolio management." -Eric N. Remole, Managing Director, Head of Global Structured Equity, Credit Suisse Asset Management. Mathematically rigorous and meticulously organized, Active Portfolio Management broke new ground when it first became available to investment managers in 1994. By outlining an innovative process to uncover raw signals of asset returns, develop them into refined forecasts, then use those forecasts to construct portfolios of exceptional return and minimal risk, i.e., portfolios that consistently beat the market, this hallmark book helped thousands of investment managers. Active Portfolio Management, Second Edition, now sets the bar even higher. Like its predecessor, this volume details how to apply economics, econometrics, and operations research to solving practical investment problems, and uncovering superior profit opportunities. It outlines an active management framework that begins with a benchmark portfolio, then defines exceptional returns as they relate to that benchmark. Beyond the comprehensive treatment of the active management process covered previously, this new edition expands to cover asset allocation, long/short investing, information horizons, and other topics relevant today. It revisits a number of discussions from the first edition, shedding new light on some of today's most pressing issues, including risk, dispersion, market impact, and performance analysis, while providing empirical evidence where appropriate. The result is an updated, comprehensive set of strategic concepts and rules of thumb for guiding the process of-and increasing the profits from-active investment management.

Quantitative Equity Portfolio Management

Modern Techniques and Applications

Author: Edward E. Qian,Ronald H. Hua,Eric H. Sorensen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420010794

Category: Mathematics

Page: 464

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Quantitative equity portfolio management combines theories and advanced techniques from several disciplines, including financial economics, accounting, mathematics, and operational research. While many texts are devoted to these disciplines, few deal with quantitative equity investing in a systematic and mathematical framework that is suitable for quantitative investment students. Providing a solid foundation in the subject, Quantitative Equity Portfolio Management: Modern Techniques and Applications presents a self-contained overview and a detailed mathematical treatment of various topics. From the theoretical basis of behavior finance to recently developed techniques, the authors review quantitative investment strategies and factors that are commonly used in practice, including value, momentum, and quality, accompanied by their academic origins. They present advanced techniques and applications in return forecasting models, risk management, portfolio construction, and portfolio implementation that include examples such as optimal multi-factor models, contextual and nonlinear models, factor timing techniques, portfolio turnover control, Monte Carlo valuation of firm values, and optimal trading. In many cases, the text frames related problems in mathematical terms and illustrates the mathematical concepts and solutions with numerical and empirical examples. Ideal for students in computational and quantitative finance programs, Quantitative Equity Portfolio Management serves as a guide to combat many common modeling issues and provides a rich understanding of portfolio management using mathematical analysis.

Quantitative Equity Portfolio Management

An Active Approach to Portfolio Construction and Management

Author: Ludwig Chincarini,Daehwan Kim

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071492386

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 658

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Quantitative Equity Portfolio Management brings the orderly structure of fundamental asset management to the often-chaotic world of active equity management. Straightforward and accessible, it provides you with nuts-and-bolts details for selecting and aggregating factors, building a risk model, and much more.

Modern Investment Management

An Equilibrium Approach

Author: Bob Litterman,Quantitative Resources Group

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471124108

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 648

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Introduces the modern investment management techniques used by Goldman Sachs asset management to a broad range of institutional and sophisticated investors. * Along with Fischer Black, Bob Litterman created the Black-Litterman asset allocation model, one of the most widely respected and used asset allocation models deployed by institutional investors. * Litterman and his asset management group are often a driving force behind the asset allocation and investment decision-making of the world's largest 100 pension funds.

Portfolio Management under Stress

A Bayesian-Net Approach to Coherent Asset Allocation

Author: Riccardo Rebonato,Alexander Denev

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107048117

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 516

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A rigorous presentation of a novel methodology for asset allocation in financial portfolios under conditions of market distress.

Pioneering Portfolio Management

An Unconventional Approach to Institutional Investment, Fully Revised and Updated

Author: David F. Swensen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416554035

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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In the years since the now-classic Pioneering Portfolio Management was first published, the global investment landscape has changed dramatically -- but the results of David Swensen's investment strategy for the Yale University endowment have remained as impressive as ever. Year after year, Yale's portfolio has trumped the marketplace by a wide margin, and, with over $20 billion added to the endowment under his twenty-three-year tenure, Swensen has contributed more to Yale's finances than anyone ever has to any university in the country. What may have seemed like one among many success stories in the era before the Internet bubble burst emerges now as a completely unprecedented institutional investment achievement. In this fully revised and updated edition, Swensen, author of the bestselling personal finance guide Unconventional Success, describes the investment process that underpins Yale's endowment. He provides lucid and penetrating insight into the world of institutional funds management, illuminating topics ranging from asset-allocation structures to active fund management. Swensen employs an array of vivid real-world examples, many drawn from his own formidable experience, to address critical concepts such as handling risk, selecting advisors, and weathering market pitfalls. Swensen offers clear and incisive advice, especially when describing a counterintuitive path. Conventional investing too often leads to buying high and selling low. Trust is more important than flash-in-the-pan success. Expertise, fortitude, and the long view produce positive results where gimmicks and trend following do not. The original Pioneering Portfolio Management outlined a commonsense template for structuring a well-diversified equity-oriented portfolio. This new edition provides fund managers and students of the market an up-to-date guide for actively managed investment portfolios.

Applied Quantitative Methods for Trading and Investment

Author: Christian L. Dunis,Jason Laws,Patrick Naïm

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470871342

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 426

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This book provides a manual on quantitative financial analysis. Focusing on advanced methods for modelling financial markets in the context of practical financial applications, it will cover data, software and techniques that will enable the reader to implement and interpret quantitative methodologies, specifically for trading and investment. Includes contributions from an international team of academics and quantitative asset managers from Morgan Stanley, Barclays Global Investors, ABN AMRO and Credit Suisse First Boston. Fills the gap for a book on applied quantitative investment & trading models Provides details of how to combine various models to manage and trade a portfolio

Strategic Risk Management

A Practical Guide to Portfolio Risk Management

Author: David Iverson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111817643X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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A comprehensive guide to the key investment decisions all investors must make and how to manage the risk that entails Since all investors seek maximize returns balanced against acceptable risks, successful investment management is all about successful risk management. Strategic Risk Management uses that reality as a starting point, showing investors how to make risk management a process rather than just another tool in the investor's kit. The book highlights and explains primary investment risks and shows readers how to manage them across the key areas of any fund, including investment objectives, asset allocation, asset class strategy, and manager selection. With a strong focus on risk management at the time of asset allocation and at the time of implementation, the book offers important guidance for managers of benefit plans, endowments, defined contribution schemes, and family trusts. Offers a thorough examination of the role of risk management in the decision-making process for asset allocation, manager selection, and other duties of fund managers Written by the current head of portfolio design for the New Zealand Superannuation Fund Addresses the fundamental importance of risk management in today's post-crisis fund management landscape Strategic Risk Management is a comprehensive and easy-to-read guide that identifies the primary risks investors face and reveals how best to manage them.

Optimizing Corporate Portfolio Management

Aligning Investment Proposals with Organizational Strategy

Author: Anand Sanwal

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470149607

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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If where an organization allocates its resources determines its strategy, why is it that so few companies actively manage the resource allocation process? "Optimizing Corporate Portfolio Management: Aligning Investment Proposals with Organizational Strategy" goes beyond platitudes about why you should use corporate portfolio management (CPM) by offering a practical methodology to bring this powerful discipline to your organization. "Optimizing Corporate Portfolio Management" takes an expansive view of where CPM can be utilized by demonstrating that it can be used across any business line, product group or functional area, e.g., IT, R&D, innovation, marketing, salesforce, capital expenditure, etc. CPM is appropriate anywhere discretionary investments are being selected and executed. As a result, other terms used to describe portfolio management such as IT portfolio management, enterprise portfolio management, and project portfolio management are all merely subsets or slices of CPM. The book is written by Anand Sanwal, an expert on CPM, who has led American Express' CPM discipline (referred to as American Express Investment Optimization). American Express' CPM efforts are widely recognized as the most extensive, substantial and progressive deployment of CPM across any organization. Sanwal avoids academic theories and consultant jargon to ultimately deliver pragmatic and proven recommendations on how to make CPM a reality. The book features a foreword by Gary Crittenden, former CFO and EVP of American Express, and several case studies from leading financial services, technology, and government organizations utilizing CPM. Additionally, the book has received significant praise from thought leaders at Google, HP, American Express, The CFO Executive Board, Gartner, Accenture Marketing Sciences, The Wharton School of Business and many others.

Behavioral Portfolio Management

How successful investors master their emotions and build superior portfolios

Author: C. Thomas Howard

Publisher: Harriman House Limited

ISBN: 0857193252

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 329

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The investment industry is on the cusp of a major shift, from Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT) to Behavioral Finance, with Behavioral Portfolio Management (BMP) the next step in this transition. BPM focuses on how to harness the price distortions that are driven by emotional crowds and use this to create superior portfolios. Once markets and investing are viewed through the lens of behavior, and portfolios are constructed on this basis, investable opportunities become readily apparent. Mastering your emotions is critical to the process and the insights provided by Tom Howard put investors on the path to achieving this. Forty years of Behavioral Science research presents a clear picture of how individuals make decisions; there are few signs of rationality. Indeed, emotional investors sabotage their own efforts in building long-horizon wealth. When this is combined with the misconception that active management is unable to generate superior returns, the typical emotional investor leaves hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars on the table during their investment lifetimes. Howard moves on to show how industry practice, with its use of the style grid, standard deviation, correlation, maximum drawdown and the Sharpe ratio, has entrenched emotion within investing. The result is that investors construct underperforming, bubble-wrapped portfolios. So if an investor masters their own emotions, they still must challenge the emotionally-based conventional wisdom pervasive throughout the industry. Tom Howard explains how to do this. Attention is then given to measureable and persistent behavioral factors. These provide investors with a new source of information that has the potential to transform how they think about portfolio management and dramatically improve performance. Behavioral factors can be used to select the best stocks, the best active managers, and the best markets in which to invest. Once the transition to behavioral finance is made, the emotional measures of MPT will quickly be forgotten and replaced with rational concepts that allow investors to successfully build long-horizon wealth. If you take portfolio construction seriously, it is essential that you make the next step forward towards Behavioral Portfolio Management.

Quantitative Management of Bond Portfolios

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691128313

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 978

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Covers a range of subjects of concern to portfolio managers - investment style, benchmark replication and customization, managing credit and mortgage portfolios, managing central bank reserves, risk optimization, and performance attribution. Divided into two parts, this book provides solutions and methodologies based on investor inquiries. The practice of institutional bond portfolio management has changed markedly since the late 1980s in response to new financial instruments, investment methodologies, and improved analytics. Investors are looking for a more disciplined, quantitative approach to asset management. Here, five top authorities from a leading Wall Street firm provide practical solutions and feasible methodologies based on investor inquiries. While taking a quantitative approach, they avoid complex mathematical derivations, making the book accessible to a wide audience, including portfolio managers, plan sponsors, research analysts, risk managers, academics, students, and anyone interested in bond portfolio management. The book covers a range of subjects of concern to fixed income portfolio managers - investment style, benchmark replication and customization, managing credit and mortgage portfolios, managing central bank reserves, risk optimization, and performance attribution. The first part contains empirical studies of security selection versus asset allocation, index replication with derivatives and bonds, optimal portfolio diversification, and long-horizon performance of assets

Performance Evaluation and Attribution of Security Portfolios

Author: Bernd R. Fischer,Russ Wermers

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080926525

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 724

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Just how successful is that investment? Measuring portfolio performance requires evaluation (measuring portfolio results against benchmarks) and attribution (determining individual results of the portfolio's parts), In this book, a professor and an asset manager show readers how to use theories, applications, and real data to understand these tools. Unlike others, Fischer and Wermers teach readers how to pick the theories and applications that fit their specific needs. With material inspired by the recent financial crisis, Fischer and Wermers bring new clarity to defining investment success. Gives readers the theories and the empirical tools to handle their own data Features practice problems formerly from the CFA Program curriculum.

Investment Leadership and Portfolio Management

The Path to Successful Stewardship for Investment Firms

Author: Brian D. Singer,Greg Fedorinchik

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470543337

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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An industry leader candidly examines the role of investmentleadership in portfolio management Investment Leadership & Portfolio Management providesa top down analysis of successful strategies, structures, andactions that create an environment that leads to strong macroinvestment performance and rewarding investor outcomes. Byexamining how to manage and lead an investment firm throughsuccessful investment decision-making processes and actions, thisbook reveals what it will take to succeed in a radically changedinvestment landscape. From firm governance and firm structure-forsingle capability, multi-capability, and investment and productfirms-to culture, strategy, vision, and execution, authors BrianSinger, Barry Mandinach, and Greg Fedorinchik touch upon key topicsincluding the differences between leading and managing; investmentphilosophy, process, and portfolio construction; communication andtransparency; and ethics and integrity. Leadership issues in investment firms are a serious concern,and this book addresses those concerns Details the strong correlation between excellence in investmentleadership and excellence in portfolio management Written by a group of experienced professionals in the field,including the Chairman of the CFA Institute Board of Governors Understanding how to operate in today's dynamic investmentenvironment is critical. Investment Leadership & PortfolioManagement contains the insights and information needed to makesignificant strides in this dynamic arena.

Modern Portfolio Optimization with NuOPTTM, S-PLUS®, and S+BayesTM

Author: Bernd Scherer,R. Douglas Martin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 038727586X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 406

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In recent years portfolio optimization and construction methodologies have become an increasingly critical ingredient of asset and fund management, while at the same time portfolio risk assessment has become an essential ingredient in risk management. This trend will only accelerate in the coming years. This practical handbook fills the gap between current university instruction and current industry practice. It provides a comprehensive computationally-oriented treatment of modern portfolio optimization and construction methods using the powerful NUOPT for S-PLUS optimizer.

Risk and Asset Allocation

Author: Attilio Meucci

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642009646

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 532

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This encyclopedic, detailed resource covers all the steps of one-period allocation from the foundations to the most advanced developments. It includes a large number of figures and examples as well as real trading and asset management case studies.

Winning at Active Management

The Essential Roles of Culture, Philosophy, and Technology

Author: William W. Priest,Steven D. Bleiberg,Michael A. Welhoelter,John Keefe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119051827

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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Winning at Active Management conducts an in-depth examination of crucial issues facing the investment management industry, and will be a valuable resource for asset managers, institutional consultants, managers of pension and endowment funds, and advisers to individual investors. Bill Priest, Steve Bleiberg and Mike Welhoelter all experienced investment professionals, consider the challenges of managing portfolios through complex markets, as well as managing the cultural and technological complexities of the investment business. The book’s initial section highlights the importance of culture within an investment firm – the characteristics of strong cultures, the imperatives of communication and support, and suggestions for leading firms through times of both adversity and prosperity. It continues with a thorough discussion of active portfolio management for equities. The ongoing debate over active versus passive management is reviewed in detail, drawing on both financial theory and real-world investing results. The book also contrasts traditional methods of portfolio management, based on accounting metrics and price-earnings ratios, with Epoch Investment Partners’ philosophy of investing on free cash flow and appropriate capital allocation. Winning at Active Management closes with an inquiry into the crucial and growing role of technology in investing. The authors assert that the most effective portfolio strategies result from neither pure fundamental nor quantitative methods, but instead from thoughtful combinations of analyst and portfolio manager experience and skill with the speed and breadth of quantitative analysis. The authors illustrate the point with an example of an innovative Epoch equity strategy based on economic logic and judgment, but enabled by information technology. Winning at Active Management also offers important insights into selecting active managers – the market cycle factors that have held back many managers’ performance in recent years, and the difficulty of identifying those firms that truly possess investment skill. Drawing on behavioral economic theory and empirical research, the book makes a convincing case that many active investment managers can and do generate returns superior to those of the broad market.

The Current State of Quantitative Equity Investing

Author: Ying L. Becker,Marc R. Reinganum

Publisher: CFA Institute Research Foundation

ISBN: 1944960457

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 72

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Quantitative equity management techniques are helping investors achieve more risk efficient and appropriate investment outcomes. Factor investing, vetted by decades of prior and current research, is growing quickly, particularly in in the form of smart-beta and ETF strategies. Dynamic factor-timing approaches, incorporating macroeconomic and investment conditions, are in the early stages but will likely thrive. A new generation of big data approaches are rendering quantitative equity analysis even more powerful and encompassing.

Inside the Black Box

A Simple Guide to Quantitative and High Frequency Trading

Author: Rishi K. Narang

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118416996

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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New edition of book that demystifies quant and algo trading In this updated edition of his bestselling book, Rishi K Narang offers in a straightforward, nontechnical style—supplemented by real-world examples and informative anecdotes—a reliable resource takes you on a detailed tour through the black box. He skillfully sheds light upon the work that quants do, lifting the veil of mystery around quantitative trading and allowing anyone interested in doing so to understand quants and their strategies. This new edition includes information on High Frequency Trading. Offers an update on the bestselling book for explaining in non-mathematical terms what quant and algo trading are and how they work Provides key information for investors to evaluate the best hedge fund investments Explains how quant strategies fit into a portfolio, why they are valuable, and how to evaluate a quant manager This new edition of Inside the Black Box explains quant investing without the jargon and goes a long way toward educating investment professionals.

Active Equity Management

Author: Xinfeng Zhou,Sameer Jain

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692297773

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 340

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Active Equity Management provides a comprehensive understanding of technical, fundamental, and economic signals used in equities trading. It explores in detail how such signals may be created, rigorously tested and successfully implemented. Filled with practitioner insights derived from years of experience in the hedge fund industry, and supported with academic theory, Active Equity Management provides an in-depth review of basic financial concepts, examines data sources useful for equities trading, and delves into popular seasonal effects and market indicators. It also highlights best practices in model development, portfolio construction, risk management, and execution. In combining topical thinking with the latest trends, research, and quantitative frameworks, Active Equity Management will help both the novice and the veteran practitioner understand the exciting world of equities trading. Covers extensive data sources to build investing information, insight and conviction edges Examines seasonal effects, explores economic & market indicators to make better trading decisions Addresses technical and fundamental signal construction and testing Explains dynamic factor timing strategies, portfolio construction and management Reviews standard approaches for trade-level and portfolio-level performance measurement Discusses implementation, trading cost analysis and turnover management"

Portfolio Performance Evaluation

Author: George O. Aragon,Wayne E. Ferson

Publisher: Now Publishers Inc

ISBN: 1601980825

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 111

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Portfolio Performance Evaluation provides a selective review of the methods for measuring portfolio performance and the evidence on the performance of professionally managed investment portfolios. There is also a discussion of hedge funds presenting unique challenges for measuring risk adjusted performance and for interpreting performance measures.