Darrell Jobman - The Handbook of Alternative Investments

Darrell Jobman – The Handbook of Alternative Investments

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Price:  $29.33
Series: Wiley Finance (Book 112)
Hardcover: 496 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (April 19, 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0471418609
ISBN-13: 978-0471418603
Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.9 x 9.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,588,390 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Handbook of alternative investments

During times of financial crisis and increased volatility, investors and their advisors look with interest toward investment strategies that protect investment principal while continuing to perform well. It often takes a falling equity market before alternative strategies capture the attention of even the most sophisticated investors. The Handbook of Alternative Investments provides insight into a world of investment strategies that have been designed to deliver consistent returns-returns that are uncorrelated to the principal stock and bond markets; returns that are consistent in both good and bad markets.

The overall focus of The Handbook of Alternative Investments is asset allocation, and each chapter is devoted to a different type of alternative investment. The contributors (experts in their respective disciplines) provide detailed descriptive information on their strategies, the nominal and risk-adjusted performance history of each asset class, transaction costs, custodial issues, and tax information. Some of the investments explained in this book include:
* Hedge funds
* Managed futures
* Distressed securities
* Real estate
* Precious metals
* Private equity

The Handbook will help you learn how components such as the fund manager’s personal investment in his fund and participatory fee structures join to generate exceptional returns for hedge fund investors, while also guarding against excessive speculation.

Although the Handbook’s stated theme is wealth preservation, savvy investors and their advisors will uncover multiple strategies for significantly increasing return in this one-stop reference about investment alternatives. It is no longer necessary to depend solely on the performance of traditional stock and bond portfolios after the publication of this unique and valuable reference.
From the Back Cover
Praise for The Handbook of alternative investments

“Finally, one book explains the ins and outs of alternative investments and what investors should expect from this asset class.”
-Daniel A. Strachman
author of Getting Started in Hedge Funds

“Many forward-thinking fund managers have recognized the benefits of treating alternative investments as a comprehensive asset class, including both marketable and nonmarketable assets, rather than setting policies and targets for individual components. This kind of treatment allows more efficient understanding and management of this pool of uncorrelated assets. However you treat alternatives, this excellent book is a necessary reference.”
-Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg
President and CEO, Strategic Investment Group

“A wonderful introduction to the fascinating world of alternative investments . . . should be on the desk of every senior investment management consultant.”
-James P. Owen, The Prudent Investor Network
author of The Prudent Investor’s Guide to Hedge Funds: Profiting from Uncertainty and Volatility



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