Handbook of Alternative Assets

ISBN-10: 047198020X
ISBN-13: 9780471980209
Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)
Authors: Mark J. P. Anson
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Description: A comprehensive guide examining how alternative asset classes can be incorporated into a diversified portfolio Written by financial expert Mark J. P. Anson, this fully updated and revised Second Edition of the Handbook of Alternative Assets  More...

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Book details

List price: $90.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 720
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 0.374
Language: English

A comprehensive guide examining how alternative asset classes can be incorporated into a diversified portfolio Written by financial expert Mark J. P. Anson, this fully updated and revised Second Edition of the Handbook of Alternative Assets examines the five major classes of alternative assets-hedge funds, private equity, commodity futures, managed futures, and credit derivatives-and outlines strategies for utilizing these assets to create a diversified portfolio. It also recommends complementary matches between alternative assets and various investment goals. This comprehensive handbook merges data and strategies, scattered in numerous volumes, into one handy reference guide for the serious investor. Mark J. P. Anson, PhD, CFA (Granite Bay, CA) is CEO of Hermes Pension Management Ltd. in London, which has over ?60 billion in assets under management. He is the former CIO of CalPERS, where he oversaw the growth of assets from $127 billion to $201 billion. He has more than 20 years of investment management experience in the private sector and is a former portfolio manager at Oppenheimer Funds, Inc.

What is an alternative asset class?
Why alternative assets are important : beta drivers and alpha drivers
Introduction to hedge funds
Establishing a hedge fund investment program
Due diligence for hedge fund managers
Risk management part I : hedge fund return distributions
Risk management part II : additional hedge fund risks
Regulation of hedge funds
Hedge fund benchmarks and asset allocation
Hedge fund incentive fees and the "free option"
Top ten hedge fund quotes
Introduction to commodities
Investing in commodity futures
Commodity futures in a portfolio context
Managed futures
Introduction to venture capital
Introduction to leveraged buyouts
Debt as private equity part I : mezzanine debt
Debt as private equity part II : distressed debt
The economics of private equity
Performance measurement for private equity
Trends in private equity
Introduction to credit derivatives
Collateralized debt obligations
Collateralized fund obligations : intersection of credit derivative market and hedge fund world
Corporate governance as an alternative investment strategy

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