Portfolio Theory And Perfomance Analysis Course Review
From the Inside Flap
This book is a most extensive and remarkable synthesis of the contribution of best-known academics in finance to modern portfolio and market efficiencies theories. Indeed, a valuable hindsight and updating of the evolutionary perspective of portfolio management, investment process and performance analysis on multistyles and multiclasses assets. Pierre Palasi, Chairman, LCF Rothschild MultimanagmentA wonderful step forward in portfolio management texts! The book is a soup-to-nuts feast covering almost all aspects of portfolio management. It takes readers from the basic conceptual underpinnings through important issues such as VaR, extreme value distribution. It covers both equities and fixed income. I also liked the fact the international issues surfaced frequently, as they should! Terry Marsh, Professor of Finance, University of California, Berkeley
From the Back Cover
Asset management has become central to the development of the financial industry, both in the United States and Europe. Portfolio Theory and Performance Analysis
- allow the professionals, whether managers or investors, to take a step back and c learly separate true innovations from mere improvements to well-known, existing techniques;
- puts into context the importance of innovations with regard to the fundamental portfolio management questions, which are the evolution of the investment management process, risk analysis and performance measurement;
- takes the explicit or implicit assumptions contained in the promoted tools into account and, by so doing, evaluate the inherent interpretative or practical limits.
This book connects each of the major categories of techniques and practices to the unifying and seminal conceptual developments of modern portfolio theory, whether these involve measuring the return on a portfolio, analysing portfolio risk or evaluating the quality of the portfolio management process.