This book, specifically designed for postgraduate students of manage-ment, finance and commerce for the course in Investment Management or Security Analysis and Portfolio Management, provides a thorough understanding of the concepts and methodologies of investment management. It begins with a sound theoretical introduction to the basic concepts of savings, investments, risk and return, portfolio and financial markets. The text then systematically explains the wide gamut of investment alternatives available to an investor and elucidates the investment markets and processes as prevalent in India. What distinguishes the text is that it emphasizes the practical aspects of the subject. In so doin...
Mayo’s INVESTMENTS: AN INTRODUCTION, 12E allows you to fully understand today’s most important investment topics from the perspective of an individual financial planner. This edition provides an inviting, comprehensive approach to investments--from the fundamentals you need for success on the CFP exam to more advanced skills for investing today. You’ll learn the key points of making solid investment decisions as you gain an overview of today’s most pertinent investment opportunities and challenges. An ongoing Financial Advisor’s Investment Case, Internet assignments, and expanded coverage of stock valuation ratios as well as stock repurchases and dividend payments emphasize how you can apply what you’re learning to daily decisions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This introduction to investments covers topics such as the investment environment, return and risk, equilibrium prices, efficient markets and portfolio performance, security analysis, and options, futures and financial engineering.
KEY BENEFIT: This book provides a solid theoretical framework around which to build practical knowledge of securities and securities markets. KEY TOPICS: It offers a balanced presentation of theory and practice as it explains to readers the essentials of prominent investment concepts. Just as importantly, it illustrates how those concepts are applied by professional investors. Further, the book reviews a wide range of empirical studies that connects the academic to the practitioner. Numerous examples enhance readers' understanding of important ideas. The Sixth Edition distills the growing complexity of the investment environment, enumerating and describing today's various securities and markets in a clear, concise manner and integrating discussions of new investment management techniques.
This book presents a range of investment appraisal methods and models to help readers make good investment decisions. Each approach is thoroughly described, evaluated, and illustrated using examples, with its assumptions and limitations analyzed in terms of their implications for investment decision-making practice. Getting investment decisions right is crucial but due to a complex and dynamic business environment this remains a challenging management task.
This book seeks to capture the essence of modern developments in investments and provides a guided tour of the intricate and complex world of investments.Written by a highly acknowledged author and expert, this book:*Describes the characteristics of various investment alternatives available to investors *Discusses how the securities market functions *Explains the techniques used by professionals for analyzing and valuing investment alternatives *Discusses the implications of modern research in the field of investments *Explains how financial derivatives like futures and options are valued *Presents a framework for portfolio management *Provides insights into the strategies followed by the investment wizards of the world *Sensitises the reader to the pitfalls in the investment game *Offers a set of guidelines for investors with varying inclinations
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.
This volume offers both general and specific information on the legal framework regulating foreign investments in Bulgaria. Its author, a Bulgarian lawyer specialising in the area of private international law, addresses a wide range of issues relating to this topic, including questions such as: Are Bulgarian laws favourable to foreign investments? How do joint ventures operate there? How does one open and operate a bank account in Bulgaria? Are investments protected by law? What licence regime exists? What incentives and what barriers exist in Bulgaria for foreign investors? This unique volume will prove invaluable to all those seeking clarification on this complex and timely topic - including foreign businessmen, government officials, academics and students.
The use of trusts, both revocable and irrevocable, is growing, and it is increasingly important for the trustee to prudently invest the trust's assets. The Madoff scandal and legislative developments have highlighted the importance of that duty. Written with the individual trustee in mind - lawyers, individuals acting as trustees, financial planners, and accountants - this book examines the law of diversification, investment directions, determining breach and damages, and provides guidelines for drafting an investment plan.
Drawing on numerous Japanese and non-Japanese primary and secondary sources, this highly informative book analyzes all aspects (both domestic and international) of foreign direct investment made by Japan's multinational corporations in Asia, the European Union, and the U.S. It covers the critical period from 1970 -- the point at which Japan's economy reached a level of global importance -- through 1998 -- the nadir of Japan's economic woes. The book offers numerous perspectives to explain the changing characteristics of Japan's FDI practices over the period. The text is well supported by some 50 figures and data tables compiled from both Japanese government ministries and multinational corporations.