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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 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.

Alternative Investments

Alternative Investments Book
Author : CAIA Association,Donald R. Chambers,Hossein B. Kazemi,Keith H. Black
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2020-09-28
ISBN : 1119651689
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

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"--

Recent Advances and Applications in Alternative Investments

Recent Advances and Applications in Alternative Investments Book
Author : Zopounidis, Constantin,Kenourgios, Dimitris,Dotsis, George
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2020-02-07
ISBN : 1799824381
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In recent years, there has been a swell of investment opportunities in contemporary asset classes that have gained considerable attention, including cryptocurrencies, hedge funds, and private equity. These alternative investments provide the opportunity to enhance the diversification of financial portfolios and harvest risk premiums that traditional assets like stocks and bonds fail to provide. The emergence of these new properties has created the need to further understand the mechanics, risks, and returns of alternative investments. Recent Advances and Applications in Alternative Investments is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the emergence and development of complementary asset classes in the field of finance and investment. While highlighting topics such as carbon emission markets, renewable energy, and digital currencies, this publication explores modern investment strategies as well as the latest products and new types of risk. This book is ideally designed for managers, strategists, accountants, financial professionals, economists, brokers, investors, business practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and academicians seeking current research on contemporary developments in investment strategies and alternative assets.

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.

Alternative Investments and Strategies

Alternative Investments and Strategies Book
Author : Rüdiger Kiesel
Publisher : World Scientific
Release : 2010
ISBN : 9814280119
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book combines academic research and practical expertise on alternative assets and trading strategies in a unique way. The asset classes that are discussed include: credit risk, cross-asset derivatives, energy, private equity, freight agreements, real alternative assets (RAA), and socially responsible investments (SRI). The coverage on trading and investment strategies are directed at portfolio insurance, especially constant proportion portfolio insurance (CPPI) and constant proportion debt obligation (CPDO) strategies, robust portfolio optimization, and hedging strategies for exotic optio

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.

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.

Alternative Investment Strategies And Risk Management

Alternative Investment Strategies And Risk Management Book
Author : Raghurami Reddy Etukuru
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2011-10
ISBN : 1462050077
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The global markets continue to be volatile and the overall economy remains uncertain. In this environment, it's more important than ever to get familiar with risk management principles and seek out alternative investment strategies carefully to maintain and grow your capital. Written by Raghurami Reddy Etukuru, MBA, CAIA, FRM, PRM, this guidebook introduces you to various alternative investments and risk management concepts in straightforward language. For instance, hedge funds are often seen as risky investments, but they actually provide greater diversification than traditional common stocks. If you engage in the proper hedge fund strategy, you'll also find less volatility. In addition to hedge funds, you will find information and guidance on various phases of due diligence; risk metrics, quantitative models and exotic options; commodities, managed futures, private equities, and real estate; brokers, auditors, and legal counsel. Get the information you need to make informed decisions about your own finances. Whether you are a businessperson, student, analyst it's imperative for you to develop a deeper understanding of "Alternative Investment Strategies and Risk Management."

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.

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

Alternative Investments Book
Author : Rachel S. Epstein
Publisher : Chelsea House
Release : 1988
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Explains such forms of investments as insurance, savings accounts, real estate, gold, and collectibles, addressing how to turn a personal interest into a profitable venture.

CAIA Level II

CAIA Level II Book
Author : Melissa Donohue,Urbi Garay,Ernest Jaffarian,Francois Lhabitant,Pierre-Yves Mathonet,Thomas Meyer,Richard Spurgin,Simon Stevenson
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2010-11-29
ISBN : 0470685115
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Alternative investments have become the 'brooding omnipresence' of modern finance. As such, they are at the core of any significant discussion relating to asset allocation, risk management, and portfolio design. The topics outlined and discussed in this text provide a meaningful stop on the road toward understanding the complexities and rewards of these instruments." —Garry Crowder, Director, Institute for Alternative Investment Education and Research Sponsored by the CAIA Association, the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) program consists of a two-tier exam process (Level I and Level II) through which you may earn the CAIA charter. The Level I exam challenges your understanding of the alternative investment market's tools and terms, and tests your knowledge of various trading strategies and performance measurements. The Level II exam assesses how you would apply the knowledge and analytics learned in Level I within an asset allocation framework. CAIA Level II: Advanced Core Topics in Alternative Investments contains virtually all of the material on alternative investments that potential Level II candidates would need to know as they prepare for the exam—a multifaceted assembly of questions and problem-solving tasks. Since the tools and terms introduced in Level I provide the basis for the second level of this program, the information found here will continue to focus on alternative investments—hedge funds, private equity, commodities and managed futures, and credit derivatives—but in greater depth and in the context of risk management and asset allocation. Whether you're 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, CAIA Level II: Advanced Core Topics in Alternative Investments is the best way to achieve these goals, and the smartest way to prepare for such a demanding exam. Take your first steps toward attaining the CAIA charter by picking up CAIA Level I: An Introduction to Core Topics in Alternative Investments.

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.

Investments

Investments Book
Author : Herbert B. Mayo
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1983
ISBN : 9780030688997
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Investments book written by Herbert B. Mayo, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

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"--

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.

Derivatives

Derivatives Book
Author : David M. Weiss
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2014-07-31
ISBN : 0698151682
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A guide to understanding the complex derivatives market, by the acclaimed author of After the Trade is Made In today’s highly charged and rapidly changing financial climate, derivatives are dominating global headlines. It is essential for financial professionals to have a strong grasp of the products, practices, and regulatory agencies associated with the complex derivatives market in order to keep up. In this book, financial expert David Weiss introduces readers to the basic concept of a derivative and offers a thorough examination of the many derivative products. Breaking down a complex market into its basic parts, he systematically explains the structure, usage, and value aspect of all the products constituting the derivatives universe, including: Credit Default Swaps (CDS) Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) Exchange-Traded Funds Currency Rates Swaps Options Futures Forwards For each of these types of derivatives, Weiss introduces the players in the market, outlines the mechanics of trading, and explains the role of regulation and oversight in the process. Written for portfolio managers, brokers, financial planners, and institutional investors, this book is an indispensable tool for today’s investor and will leave readers better equipped to understand one of finance’s most complex arenas.