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Capital Ideas Evolving

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ISBN-10: 0470452498

ISBN-13: 9780470452493

Edition: 2007

Authors: Peter L. Bernstein

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"A lot has happened in the financial markets since 1992, when Peter Bernstein wrote his seminal Capital Ideas. Happily, Peter has taken up his facile pen again to describe these changes, a virtual revolution in the practice of investing that relies heavily on complex mathematics, derivatives, hedging, and hyperactive trading. This fine and eminently readable book is unlikely to be surpassed as the definitive chronicle of a truly historic era." - John C. Bogle, founder of The Vanguard Group and author, The Little Book of Common Sense Investing "Just as Dante could not have understood or survived the perils of the Inferno without Virgil to guide him, investors today need Peter Bernstein to…    
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List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/29/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Peter L. Bernstein graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a degree in economics. After serving as a member of the research staff at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and at the Office of Strategic Services in Washington, Bernstein joined the the Air Force, attaining the rank of captain serving in World War II, and assigned to the Office of Strategic Services. After the war, Bernstein taught economics for many years as an adjunct professor on the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research in New York. In 1951, after teaching economics at Williams College and spending five years in commercial banking, Bernstein became Chief Executive of a nationally known…    

Preface
A Note on Usage
The Behavioral Attack
Who Could Design a Brain . . .
The Strange Paradox of Behavioral Finance: "Neoclassical Theory Is a Theory of Sharks",
The Theoreticians,
The Worldly Philosopher
The Institutionalists
"Risk Is Not an Add-On"
"The Only Part of Economics That Really Works"
The People's Risk Manager
The Engineers
"It's Dangerous to Think of Risk as a Number"
"You Have a Little World"
"Omega Has a Nice Ring to It"
The Practitioners
Barclays Global Investors: "It Was an Evangelical Undertaking"
The Yale Endowment Fund: Uninstitutional Behavior
CAPM II: The Great Alpha Dream Machine: We Don't See Expected Returns
Making Alpha Portable: "That's Become the New Mantra"
Martin Leibowitz: CAPM in a New Suit of Clothes
Goldman Sachs Asset Management: "I Know the Invisible Hand Is Still There"
Capital Ideas Tomorrow
Nothing Stands Still
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index