Alternative Investments

  • Filename: alternative-investments.
  • ISBN: 9781119016380
  • Release Date: 2016-09-27
  • Number of pages: 1104
  • Author: CAIA Association
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



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

  • Filename: alternative-investments.
  • ISBN: 9781119003373
  • Release Date: 2015-08-18
  • Number of pages: 960
  • Author: Donald R. Chambers
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



The official CAIA Level 1 curriculum book Alternative Investments: CAIA Level I, 3rd 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 third 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. Most investment analyst education programs focus primarily on the traditional asset classes, pushing alternative investments to the sidelines. The CAIA designation was developed in response to the tremendous growth of alternative investing, and is the industry's premier educational standard. This book is your official study companion, bringing you fully up to speed on everything you need to know (with the exception of the ethics material covered in a separate handbook). Understand the complexities of each alternative asset class Learn the quantitative techniques professionals use every day Dig into the unique aspects of alternative investments Master the core material covered by the CAIA Level I exam More than 300 financial institutions and hedge funds have committed key executives to the CAIA exam, and this rapidly growing trend speaks to the designation's rising status as a must-have credential for anyone in the alternative investment sphere. Increase your chances of success by getting your information straight from the source in CAIA Level I.

Alternative Investments

  • Filename: alternative-investments.
  • ISBN: 9781119003366
  • Release Date: 2015-09-21
  • Number of pages: 960
  • Author: Donald R. Chambers
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



"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

  • Filename: caia-level-i.
  • ISBN: 0470557249
  • Release Date: 2009-10-02
  • Number of pages: 528
  • Author: CAIA Association
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



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.

CAIA Level I

  • Filename: caia-level-i.
  • ISBN: 9781118250969
  • Release Date: 2012-04-24
  • Number of pages: 874
  • Author: Mark J. P. Anson
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



"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 II

  • Filename: caia-level-ii.
  • ISBN: 1118369750
  • Release Date: 2012-10-01
  • Number of pages: 684
  • Author: Keith H. Black
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Success in the rapidly evolving area of alternative investments (AI) depends on a firm understanding of the concepts, tools, and practices associated with it, as well as an unwavering dedication to professionalism. Today, there is a program in place that addresses these essential needs. Sponsored by the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association®, the CAIA Charter is the only educational standard uniquely designed for individuals specializing in institutional quality alternative investments. Covering hedge funds, managed futures, real assets, private equity, commodities, structured products, risk management and portfolio management, and professional standards and ethics, the CAIA Charter demonstrates one's commitment to professionalism and command of AI's unique fundamentals, setting you and your firm apart from the competition. The CAIA program is comprised of a two-tier exam process (Level I and Level II) through which you may earn the CAIA Charter. The Level I exam assesses your understanding of various alternative classes and your knowledge of the tools and techniques used to evaluate the risk-return attributes of each one. The Level II exam assesses how you would apply the knowledge and analytics learned in Level I within a portfolio management context. Both levels incorporate segments on ethics and professional conduct, which are essential components of the CAIA program. Written under the direction of the CAIA Association, with insights from many practicing and eminent professionals in this field, CAIA Level II: Advanced Core Topics in Alternative Investments, Second Edition contains virtually all the material on alternative investments a potential Level II candidate 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 the issues associated with the alternative investment arena, but in greater depth and in the context of risk management and asset allocation. This comprehensive resource: Discusses advanced topics in alternative investments— from real assets to trend-following strategies and fund management techniques Focuses on the analysis and application of essential strategies involved in each alternative asset class Addresses the unique attributes associated with the alternative investment space Is supplemented by a study guide outlining learning objectives and key words, available at www.caia.org/caia-program/curriculum Since its inception in 2002, the CAIA program's diverse curriculum has benefited a wide array of individuals, from institutional investors, investment advisers, AI fund managers, and administrators to accountants, lawyers, and academics. So if you're serious about receiving the CAIA Charter, take the time to understand the insights offered here. Take your first steps toward attaining the CAIA Charter by picking up CAIA Level I: An Introduction to Core Topics in Alternative Investments, Second Edition.

CAIA Level II

  • Filename: caia-level-ii.
  • ISBN: 9780470685112
  • Release Date: 2010-11-29
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Author: Melissa Donohue
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Alternative Investments

  • Filename: alternative-investments.
  • ISBN: 9781118282588
  • Release Date: 2013-03-06
  • Number of pages: 648
  • Author: H. Kent Baker
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



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 Handbook of Traditional and Alternative Investment Vehicles

  • Filename: the-handbook-of-traditional-and-alternative-investment-vehicles.
  • ISBN: 1118008693
  • Release Date: 2010-12-03
  • Number of pages: 528
  • Author: Mark J. P. Anson
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



A comprehensive volume that covers a complete array of traditional and alternative investment vehicles This practical guide provides a comprehensive overview of traditional and alternative investment vehicles for professional and individual investors hoping to gain a deeper understanding of the benefits and pitfalls of using these products. In it, expert authors Mark Anson, Frank Fabozzi, and Frank Jones clearly present the major principles and methods of investing and their risks and rewards. Along the way, they focus on providing you with the information needed to successfully invest using a host of different methods depending upon your needs and goals. Topics include equities, all types of fixed income securities, investment-oriented insurance products, mutual funds, closed-end funds, investment companies, exchange-traded funds, futures, options, hedge funds, private equity, and real estate Written by the expert author team of Mark Anson, Frank Fabozzi, and Frank Jones Includes valuable insights for everyone from finance professionals to individual investors Many finance books offer collections of expertise on one or two areas of finance, but The Handbook of Traditional and Alternative Investment Vehicles brings all of these topics together in one comprehensive volume.

Investment Banking For Dummies

  • Filename: investment-banking-for-dummies.
  • ISBN: 9781118615881
  • Release Date: 2014-02-06
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Matt Krantz
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Enrich your career with a review of investment banking basics One of the most lucrative fields in business, investment banking frequently perplexes even banking professionals working within its complex laws. Investment Banking For Dummies remedies common misconceptions with a straightforward assessment of banking fundamentals. Written by experts in stock market proceedings, this book runs parallel to an introductory course in investment banking. It clearly outlines strategies for risk management, key investment banking operations, the latest information on competition and government regulations, and relationships between leveraged buyout funds, hedge funds, and corporate and institutional clients. With this reference, you can ace investment banking courses and grasp the radical changes that have revamped the stock market since the financial crisis. Thoroughly addresses the dramatic financial changes that have occurred in recent years Outlines expectations to prepare you for the future Teaches the practical aspects of finance and investment banking, how to value a company, and how to construct a financial model No serious business student or banking professional should be without the basic knowledge of issuing bonds, stocks, and other financial products outlined in this excellent resource.

Financial Risk Management For Dummies

  • Filename: financial-risk-management-for-dummies.
  • ISBN: 9781119082200
  • Release Date: 2015-11-16
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Aaron Brown
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



TOPICS COVERED: Introduction Part I: Managing Risk Chapter 1: Living with Risk Chapter 2: Understanding Risk Chapter 3: Taking Charge of Risk Chapter 4: Managing Financial Risk Chapter 5: Working as a Financial Risk Manager Part II: Measuring Financial Risk Chapter 6: Valuing Risk Chapter 7: Stressing for Success Chapter 8: Speaking Greek Chapter 9: Pushing the Boundaries Part III: Managing Financial Risk Chapter 10: Setting Limits Chapter 11: Stopping Losses Chapter 12: Controlling Drawdowns Chapter 13: Hedging Bets Part IV: Working in Financial Institutions Chapter 14: Trading Places Chapter 15: Banking on Risk Chapter 16: Managing Asset Risk Chapter 17: Insuring Risk Part V: Communicating Risk Chapter 18: Reporting Risk Chapter 19: Dealing with Regulations Part VI: The Part of Tens Chapter 20: Ten One Minute Risk Management Tips Chapter 20: Ten Dramatic On-Line Illustrations ofRisk Chapter 21: Ten Great Risk Managers in History Chapter 22: Great Risk Management Books

Quantitative Investment Analysis

  • Filename: quantitative-investment-analysis.
  • ISBN: 9781119104599
  • Release Date: 2015-10-15
  • Number of pages: 640
  • Author: Richard A. DeFusco
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Your complete guide to quantitative analysis in the investment industry Quantitative Investment Analysis, Third Edition is a newly revised and updated text that presents you with a blend of theory and practice materials to guide you through the use of statistics within the context of finance and investment. With equal focus on theoretical concepts and their practical applications, this approachable resource offers features, such as learning outcome statements, that are targeted at helping you understand, retain, and apply the information you have learned. Throughout the text's chapters, you explore a wide range of topics, such as the time value of money, discounted cash flow applications, common probability distributions, sampling and estimation, hypothesis testing, and correlation and regression. Applying quantitative analysis to the investment process is an important task for investment pros and students. A reference that provides even subject matter treatment, consistent mathematical notation, and continuity in topic coverage will make the learning process easier—and will bolster your success. Explore the materials you need to apply quantitative analysis to finance and investment data—even if you have no previous knowledge of this subject area Access updated content that offers insight into the latest topics relevant to the field Consider a wide range of subject areas within the text, including chapters on multiple regression, issues in regression analysis, time-series analysis, and portfolio concepts Leverage supplemental materials, including the companion Workbook and Instructor's Manual, sold separately Quantitative Investment Analysis, Third Edition is a fundamental resource that covers the wide range of quantitative methods you need to know in order to apply quantitative analysis to the investment process.

The Silent Intelligence

  • Filename: the-silent-intelligence.
  • ISBN: 0989973700
  • Release Date: 2013-09
  • Number of pages: 156
  • Author: Daniel Kellmereit
  • Publisher: Dnd Ventures LLC



We called this book The Silent Intelligence because most of the activity and growth in the space has so far been happening outside of mainstream visibility. We hope that our book will help executives, entrepreneurs, investors and everybody else better understand the opportunities and challenges of the Internet of Things and will get them as excited about the upcoming possibilities as we are."--pub. desc.

Invest with the Fed Maximizing Portfolio Performance by Following Federal Reserve Policy

  • Filename: invest-with-the-fed-maximizing-portfolio-performance-by-following-federal-reserve-policy.
  • ISBN: 9780071834414
  • Release Date: 2015-02-20
  • Number of pages: 324
  • Author: Robert R. Johnson
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional



Create a winning portfolio using Federal Reserve actions as your guiding star Based on 25 years of research, Invest with the Fed reveals direct connections between successful portfolio performance and Fed policy. The authors’ analysis extends beyond U.S. equity markets to include foreign equities of both emerging and developed markets, fixed income securities, real estate, and commodities. Invest with the Fed provides guidance on navigating the investment landscape while avoiding common pitfalls, offering practical advice in an easy to understand terminology that can be applied by the casual investor or the investment professional. Robert R. Johnson, Ph.D., CFA, CAIA, is a senior executive with over fifteen years of C-level experience, performing at the highest levels of strategic positioning, leadership, and global management. He was the Senior Managing Director and Deputy CEO at the CFA Institute and is currently a finance professor at Creighton University’s School of Business. Gerald R. Jensen, PhD, CFA, is a professor in the finance department at Northern Illinois University, where he also teaches in the Executive MBA program. He is a member of the CFA Institute Council of Examiners.

Wise Money Using the Endowment Investment Approach to Minimize Volatility and Increase Control

  • Filename: wise-money-using-the-endowment-investment-approach-to-minimize-volatility-and-increase-control.
  • ISBN: 9780071798044
  • Release Date: 2012-07-31
  • Number of pages: 255
  • Author: Daniel Wildermuth
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional



In Wise Money, bestselling personal finance author Daniel Wildermuth reveals the investing worlds biggest secret for increasing returns and decreasing volatilityendowment investing. He provides investors of all levels all the information, insight, and methods they need to replicate the success endowment investors have been enjoying for years.

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