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The Only Guide to Alternative Investments You ll Ever Need

The Only Guide to Alternative Investments You ll Ever Need Book
Author : Larry E. Swedroe,Jared Kizer
Publisher : John Wiley and Sons
Release : 2010-05-13
ISBN : 9780470885338
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The rewards of carefully chosen alternative investments can be great. But many investors don’t know enough about unfamiliar investments to make wise choices. For that reason, financial advisers Larry Swedroe and Jared Kizer designed this book to bring investors up to speed on the twenty most popular alternative investments: Real estate, Inflation-protected securities, Commodities, International equities, Fixed annuities, Stable-value funds, High-yield (junk) bonds, Private equity (venture capital), Covered calls, Socially responsible mutual funds, Precious metals equities, Preferred stocks, Convertible bonds, Emerging market bonds, Hedge funds, Leveraged buyouts, Variable annuities, Equity-indexed annuities, Structured investment products, Leveraged funds The authors describe how the investments work, the pros and cons of each, which to consider, which to avoid, and how to get started. Swedroe and Kizer evaluate each investment in terms of: Expected returns Volatility Distribution of returns Diversification potential Fees Trading and operating expenses Liquidity Tax efficiency Account location Role in an asset-allocation program Any investor who is considering or just curious about investment opportunities outside the traditional world of stocks, bonds, and bank certificates of deposit would be well-advised to read this book.

Exotic Alternative Investments

Exotic Alternative Investments Book
Author : Kevin R. Mirabile
Publisher : Anthem Press
Release : 2021-01-05
ISBN : 1785276115
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book evaluates investment opportunities such as life settlements, litigation funding, farmlands, royalties, weather derivatives, collectables and other unique asset classes. It provides an in-depth analysis of the returns, risks, opportunities and portfolio effects for anyone who wants to expand their investment horizons. This book is for individual investors, financial advisors, and academics who desire knowledge about investment products beyond just stocks and bonds or vanilla hedge funds, private equity and real estate investments. It provides a critical link to industry data and original research to support the case for adding exotic alternative investments to traditional portfolios.

Alternative Investments

Alternative Investments Book
Author : Donald R. Chambers,Mark J. P. Anson,Keith H. Black,Hossein B. Kazemi,CAIA Association
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2020-03-24
ISBN : 1119604141
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Alternative Investments: CAIA Level I, 4th Edition is the curriculum book for the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Level I professional examination. Covering the fundamentals of the alternative investment space, this book helps you build a foundation in alternative investment markets. You'll look closely at the different types of hedge fund strategies and the range of statistics used to define investment performance as you gain a deep familiarity with alternative investment terms and develop the computational ability to solve investment problems. From strategy characteristics to portfolio management strategies, this book contains the core material you will need to succeed on the CAIA Level I exam. This updated fourth edition tracks to the latest version of the exam and is accompanied by the following ancillaries: a workbook, study guide, learning objectives, and an ethics handbook.

The Little Book of Alternative Investments

The Little Book of Alternative Investments Book
Author : Ben Stein,Phil DeMuth
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2011-03-29
ISBN : 0470920041
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Two New York Times best-selling authors summarize the best alternative investment strategies and explain how to incorporate hedge funds, managed futures, real estate, gold, commodities, fine art and derivatives contracts into current portfolios.

The Principles of Alternative Investments Management

The Principles of Alternative Investments Management Book
Author : Ewelina Sokołowska
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-06-24
ISBN : 3319132156
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The purpose of this book is to present the principles of alternative investments in management. The individual chapters provide a detailed analysis of various classes of alternative investments on the financial market. Despite many different definitions of alternative investments, it can be assumed that a classical approach to alternative investments includes hedge funds, fund of funds (FOF), managed accounts, structured products and private equity/venture capital. Alternative investment in keeping with this broad definition is the subject of consideration here. The theoretical part of each chapter is meant to collect, systematize and deepen readers’ understanding of a given investment category, while the practical part of each focuses on an analysis of the current state of development of alternative investments on the global market and outlines the prospects of future market development. This book will be a valuable tool for scholars, practitioners and policy-makers alike.

Alternative Investments

Alternative Investments Book
Author : Donald R. Chambers,Mark J. P. Anson,Keith H. Black,Hossein Kazemi,CAIA Association
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2015-09-21
ISBN : 1119003369
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"CAIA Association has developed two examinations that are used to certify Chartered Alternative Investment Analysts. The Level I curriculum builds a foundation in both traditional and alternative investment markets--for example, the range of statistics that are used to define investment performance as well as the many types of hedge fund strategies. The readings for the Level II exam focus on the same strategies, but change the context to one of risk management and portfolio optimization. Level I CAIA exam takers have to work through an outline of terms, be able to identify and describe aspects of financial markets, develop reasoning skills, and in some cases make computations necessary to solve business problems"--

The Investor s Guidebook to Alternative Investments

The Investor s Guidebook to Alternative Investments Book
Author : Stuart R. Veale
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2013-10-01
ISBN : 1101633670
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A concise, yet comprehensive, guidebook that addresses the practical aspects of investing in fixed income investments. The Investor’s Guidebook series presents investment vehicles and strategies from both the issuers’ and the investors’ perspectives. Starting with basic concepts and then building to state-of-the-art pricing models, strategies, and tactics, these succinct handbooks will be useful for everyone from new hires through experienced professionals. Unlike most books, which are read once and sit on the shelf, professionals will refer to these books repeatedly throughout their careers.

Alternative Investments

Alternative Investments Book
Author : CAIA Association,Hossein Kazemi,Keith H. Black,Donald R. Chambers
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2016-10-10
ISBN : 1119016398
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In-depth Level II exam preparation direct from the CAIA Association CAIA Level II is the official study guide for the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst professional examination, and an authoritative guide to working in the alternative investment sphere. Written by the makers of the exam, this book provides in-depth guidance through the entire exam agenda; the Level II strategies are the same as Level I, but this time you'll review them through the lens of risk management and portfolio optimisation. Topics include asset allocation and portfolio oversight, style analysis, risk management, alternative asset securitisation, secondary market creation, performance and style attribution and indexing and benchmarking, with clear organisation and a logical progression that allows you to customise your preparation focus. This new third edition has been updated to align with the latest exam, and to reflect the current practices in the field. The CAIA designation was developed to provide a standardized knowledge base in the midst of explosive capital inflow into alternative investments. This book provides a single-source repository of that essential information, tailored to those preparing for the Level II exam. Measure, monitor and manage funds from a risk management perspective Delve into advanced portfolio structures and optimisation strategies Master the nuances of private equity, real assets, commodities and hedge funds Gain expert insight into preparing thoroughly for the CAIA Level II exam The CAIA Charter programme is rigorous and comprehensive, and the designation is globally recognised as the highest standard in alternative investment education. Candidates seeking thorough preparation and detailed explanations of all aspects of alternative investment need look no further than CAIA Level II.

Alternative Investments

Alternative Investments Book
Author : H. Kent Baker,Greg Filbeck
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2013-03-25
ISBN : 1118241126
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Alternative Investments

Alternative Investments Book
Author : CAIA Association,Donald R. Chambers,Hossein B. Kazemi,Keith H. Black
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2020-09-14
ISBN : 1119651700
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Whether you are a seasoned professional looking to explore new areas within the alternative investment arena or a new industry participant seeking to establish a solid understanding of alternative investments, Alternative Investments: An Allocator's Approach, Fourth Edition (CAIA Level II curriculum official text) is the best way to achieve these goals. In recent years, capital formation has shifted dramatically away from public markets as issuers pursue better financial and value alignment with ownership, less onerous and expensive regulatory requirements, market and information dislocation, and liberation from the short-term challenges that undergird the public capital markets. The careful and informed use of alternative investments in a diversified portfolio can reduce risk, lower volatility, and improve returns over the long-term, enhancing investors' ability to meet their investment outcomes. Alternative Investments: An Allocator's Approach (CAIA Level II curriculum official text) is a key resource that can be used to improve the sophistication of asset owners and those who work with them. This text comprises the curriculum, when combined with supplemental materials available at caia.org, for the CAIA Level II exam. "Over the course of my long career one tenet has held true, 'Continuing Education'. Since CalSTRS is a teachers' pension plan, it is no surprise that continuing education is a core attribute of our Investment Office culture. Overseeing one of the largest institutional pools of capital in the world requires a cohesive knowledge and understanding of both public and private market investments and strategies. We must understand how these opportunities might contribute to delivering on investment outcomes for our beneficiaries. Alternative Investments: An Allocator's Approach is the definitive core instruction manual for an institutional investor, and it puts you in the captain's chair of the asset owner." —Christopher J. Ailman, Chief Investment Officer, California State Teachers’ Retirement System "Given their diversified cash flow streams and returns, private markets continue to be a growing fixture of patient, long-term portfolios. As such, the need to have proficiency across these sophisticated strategies, asset classes, and instruments is critical for today's capital allocator. As a proud CAIA charterholder, I have seen the practical benefits in building a strong private markets foundation, allowing me to better assist my clients." —Jayne Bok, CAIA, CFA, Head of Investments, Asia, Willis Tower Watson

Alternative Investments A Primer for Investment Professionals

Alternative Investments  A Primer for Investment Professionals Book
Author : Donald R. Chambers,Keith H. Black,Nelson J. Lacey
Publisher : CFA Institute Research Foundation
Release : 2018
ISBN : 1944960384
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Alternative Investments: A Primer for Investment Professionals provides an overview of alternative investments for institutional asset allocators and other overseers of portfolios containing both traditional and alternative assets. It is designed for those with substantial experience regarding traditional investments in stocks and bonds but limited familiarity regarding alternative assets, alternative strategies, and alternative portfolio management. The primer categorizes alternative assets into four groups: hedge funds, real assets, private equity, and structured products/derivatives. Real assets include vacant land, farmland, timber, infrastructure, intellectual property, commodities, and private real estate. For each group, the primer provides essential information about the characteristics, challenges, and purposes of these institutional-quality alternative assets in the context of a well-diversified institutional portfolio. Other topics addressed by this primer include tail risk, due diligence of the investment process and operations, measurement and management of risks and returns, setting return expectations, and portfolio construction. The primer concludes with a chapter on the case for investing in alternatives.

Introduction to Alternative Investments

Introduction to Alternative Investments Book
Author : Sameer Jain
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-02-16
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is a compendium of select presentations and papers authored by Sameer Jain. The alternative investments universe consists of investments outside of publicly traded real estate, equity, and debt. It includes investments ranging from private commercial real estate, hedge funds and managed futures, liquid alternatives to illiquid private equity funds, and real asset and natural resource partnerships. As part of a larger series, the book serves as a primer and introduces the busy executive to the world of private and actively managed liquid and illiquid investments. - An Introduction to Alternative Investments- Considerations in Allocating to Alternative Investments- Active Risk in Asset Allocation- Alternative Investments Building Blocks - Illiquid Assets- Alternative Investments Building Blocks - A Quick Guide to "Quant-Speak"- Alternative Investments Building Blocks - Ten Commandments for Alternative Asset Allocation- Alternative Investments Building Blocks - Analyzing Manager Performance- Due Diligence Framework for Direct Investing- The Case for a Durable Income

Research Handbook on Hedge Funds Private Equity and Alternative Investments

Research Handbook on Hedge Funds  Private Equity and Alternative Investments Book
Author : Phoebus Athanassiou
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2012-01-01
ISBN : 184980608X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This unique and detailed Handbook provides a comprehensive source of analysis and research on alternative investment funds in the EU, the US and other leading jurisdictions. Expert contributors offer an unparalleled perspective on the contemporary alternative funds industry, the main areas of regulatory policy concern surrounding its activities, and the role that alternative funds have played in recent financial crises, as well as an account of the rules governing their operation in selected jurisdictions. Providing insight and analysis of the contemporary investment funds industry at a time of crisis and transition, the Research Handbook on Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Alternative Investments will be a valuable tool for scholars, practitioners and policymakers alike.

Alternative Investments 2 0

Alternative Investments 2 0 Book
Author : Ahmet Peker,Rolf Dreiseidler,Johannes Jasper
Publisher : Frankfurt School Verlag
Release : 2021-02-15
ISBN : 3956471857
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Alternative Investments sind zu einem bedeutsamen Anlagevehikel für institutionelle Investoren geworden – sowohl aus Gründen der Rendite als auch aus Gründen der Portfolio-Diversifikation. Alternative Investments bieten ferner die Möglichkeit, einerseits für Investoren, innovative Anlagekonzepte zu verfolgen, anderseits für Emittenten, sich alternative Wege und Formen der Kapitalbeschaffung zu eröffnen. In dem Buch werden verschiedene alternative Investments dargestellt und beschrieben, sowohl im Hinblick auf ihren Eigenkapital- als auch auf ihren Fremdkapitalcharakter. Zudem werden hybride Ausgestaltungen behandelt und dem Megatrend Nachhaltigkeit gefolgt. Dabei werden verschiedene alternative Assets vorgestellt sowie die dahinterliegenden strategischen Investmentansätze analysiert. Die Autoren des Buches stammen aus nationalen und internationalen Investmenthäusern und verleihen den Beiträgen einen hohen praxisorientierten sowie praxisrelevanten Einblick in die vorgestellten alternativen Investments. Sie richten sich damit an institutionelle Investoren und vermitteln ihnen Anregungen und Impulse bei der Ausrichtung ihrer alternativen Investmentpolitik und -strategie.

CAIA Level I

CAIA Level I Book
Author : CAIA Association,Mark J. P. Anson
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2009-10-02
ISBN : 9780470557242
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Not to be used after March, 2012 Exams – CAIA Level I, 2nd Edition should be used to prepare for September 2012 Exam. The official study text for the Level I Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) exam The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation is the financial industry's first and only globally recognized program that prepares professionals to deal with the ever-growing field of alternative investments. The CAIA Level I: An Introduction to Core Topics in Alternative Investments contains all material on alternative investments that a potential Level I candidate would need to know as they prepare for the exam. The information found here will help you build a solid foundation in both traditional and alternative investment markets-for example, the range of statistics that are used to define investment performance as well as the many types of hedge fund strategies. It will also inform CAIA candidates on how to identify and describe aspects of financial markets, develop reasoning skills, and in some cases, make computations necessary to solve business problems. Contains "need to know" material for Level I candidates and for alternative investment specialists Addresses all of the unique attributes associated with the alternative investments space Organized with a study guide outline and learning objectives with key terms, available for free at www.caia.org/program/studyguides Focuses on alternative investments and quantitative techniques used by investment professionals This book is a must-have resource for anyone contemplating taking the CAIA Level I exam.

Encyclopedia of Alternative Investments

Encyclopedia of Alternative Investments Book
Author : Greg N. Gregoriou
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2008-08-18
ISBN : 9781420064896
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A pioneering reference essential in any financial library, the Encyclopedia of Alternative Investments is the most authoritative source on alternative investments for students, researchers, and practitioners in this area. Containing 545 entries, the encyclopedia focuses on hedge funds, managed futures, commodities, and venture capital. It features contributions from well-known, respected academics and professionals from around the world. More than a glossary, the book includes academic references for money managers and investors who want to understand the jargon and delve into the definitions. About the Editor Greg N. Gregoriou, Ph.D., is Professor of Finance in the School of Business and Economics at the State University of New York, Plattsburgh, USA. A prolific author, Dr. Gregoriou is hedge fund editor of the Journal of Derivatives and Hedge Funds as well as an editorial board member of the Journal of Wealth Management and the Journal of Risk Management in Financial Institutions. His research primarily focuses on hedge funds and managed futures.

Improving Private Portfolios with Alternative Investments How Small Investors can benefit from Alternative Investments

Improving Private Portfolios with Alternative Investments  How Small Investors can benefit from Alternative Investments Book
Author : Torben Lauer
Publisher : Diplomica Verlag
Release : 2017-11-01
ISBN : 3961465800
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From a theoretical perspective, alternative investments should be used within every portfolio to increase diversification. The theory goes for institutional and for private investors. For small investors, however, some alternative assets are not accessible. The goal of this study is to evaluate how alternative investments have performed compared to common assets. Some of the available alternative investment possibilities are already in use for many private investors. It is positive that investors buy assets that are not listed on their brokerage account. However, to have efficient portfolios, the asset allocation can be further optimized with respect to Markowitz’s modern portfolio theory. The market for alternative investments is small and lacks liquidity. Therefore, the author evaluates their usefulness in terms of accessibility and availability. The findings of this study propose that alternative investments can help to increase portfolio diversification. A portfolio comprised only of alternative investments cannot outperform a traditional one. A combination of alternative assets and traditional assets, however, can outperform the broadly used combinations of equity and debt.

CAIA Level I

CAIA Level I Book
Author : Mark J. P. Anson,CAIA Association,Donald R. Chambers,Keith H. Black,Hossein Kazemi
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2012-04-24
ISBN : 1118250966
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"CAIA Association has developed two examinations that are used to certify Chartered Alternative Investment Analysts. The Level I curriculum builds a foundation in both traditional and alternative investment markets--for example, the range of statistics that are used to define investment performance as well as the many types of hedge fund strategies. The readings for the Level II exam focus on the same strategies, but change the context to one of risk management and portfolio optimization. Level I CAIA exam takers have to work through an outline of terms, be able to identify and describe aspects of financial markets, develop reasoning skills, and in some cases make computations necessary to solve business problems"--

Alternative Investments

Alternative Investments Book
Author : H. Kent Baker,Greg Filbeck
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2013-03-06
ISBN : 1118282582
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A comprehensive guide to alternative investments that reveals today's latest research and strategies Historically low interest rates and bear markets in world stock markets have generated intense interest in alternative investments. With returns in traditional investment vehicles relatively low, many professional investors view alternative investments as a means of meeting their return objectives. Alternative Investments: Instruments, Performance, Benchmarks, and Strategies, can put you in a better position to achieve this difficult goal. Part of the Robert W. Kolb Series in Finance, Alternative Investments provides an in-depth discussion of the historic performance, benchmarks, and strategies of every major alternative investment market. With contributions from professionals and academics around the world, it offers valuable insights on the latest trends, research, and thinking in each major area. Empirical evidence about each type of alternative investment is featured, with research presented in a straightforward manner. Examines a variety of major alternative asset classes, from real estate, private equity, and commodities to managed futures, hedge funds, and distressed securities Provides detailed insights on the latest research and strategies, and offers a thorough explanation of historical performance, benchmarks, and other critical information Blends knowledge from the conceptual world of scholars with the pragmatic view of practitioners in this field Alternative investments provide a means of diversification, risk control, and return enhancement and, as such, are attractive to many professional investors. If you're looking for an effective way to hone your skills in this dynamic area of finance, look no further than this book.

The Savvy Investor s Guide to Building Wealth Through Alternative Investments

The Savvy Investor   s Guide to Building Wealth Through Alternative Investments Book
Author : H. Kent Baker,Greg Filbeck,Andrew C. Spieler
Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
Release : 2021-07-13
ISBN : 1801171378
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Savvy Investor's Guide to Building Wealth Through Alternative Investments is written for investors familiar with traditional investments but with limited knowledge of alternative assets and strategies. This book attempts to remove some of the mystery surrounding these investments.