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Introducing Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) -- a quantitative approach to assess the performance of hedge funds, funds of hedge funds, and commmodity trading advisors. Steep yourself in this approach with this important new book by Greg Gregoriou and Joe Zhu. "e;This book steps beyond the traditional trade-off between single variables for risk and return in the determination of investment portfolios. For the first time, a comprehensive procedure is presented to compose portfolios using multiple measures of risk and return simultaneously. This approach represents a watershed in portfolio construction techniques and is especially useful for hedge fund and CTA offerings."e; -- Richard E. Oberuc, CEO, Burlington Hall Asset Management, Inc. Chairman, Foundation for Managed Derivatives Research Order your copy today!
This book proposes new methods to value equity and model the Markowitz efficient frontier using Markov switching models and provide new evidence and solutions to capture the persistence observed in stock returns across developed and emerging markets.
Make the post-meltdown markets work for you, using the unparalleled insight of today's top global investing experts!"e;This book provides a collection of papers that examine trading execution, technical trading, and trading strategies, as well as algorithms in different markets (equities, forex, fixed income, exchange traded funds, derivatives, and commodities) around the world. This is particularly relevant given the recent explosion in trading volumes."e;Tarun Chordia, R. Howard Dobbs Chair in Finance, Goizueta Business School, Emory University"e;This book uses a number of well-respected authors in the area of asset trading. It provides a comprehensive analysis of trading-related issues covering momentum trading, algorithmic trading, the use of technical trading rules, strategies for ETFs, and the role of trading volume."e;Professor John Cotter, Director of the Centre for Financial Markets, University College Dublin School of Business, University College Dublin"e;The Handbook of Trading is a good reference tool for both practitioners and academics. The contents cover a wide range of topical issues."e;Professor Robert McGee, Director of the Center for Accounting, Auditing, and Tax Studies, College of Business Administration, Florida International UniversityAbout the Book:Given today's market volatility, even the most advanced investors can be unsure of their next move. Rather than rely on one or two individuals who claim general knowledge on any given investing topic, you need the advice of professionals who have spent their entire careers developing real expertise on more focused sectors of the market.The Handbook of Trading is the only book available that provides just that. Greg N. Gregoriou has amassed forty of the world's top academics, researchers, and practitioners who explain how to make today's markets work for you. With this highly technical but ultimately practical guide, you have access to a broad array of trading strategies that will put you light years ahead of the competition-regardless of the state of the market.From technical analysis and momentum trading to algorithmic and FOREX trading, The Handbook of Trading introduces you to techniques and insights never before published, each of which has been rigorously back-tested and analyzed. Chapters include: Performance Leakage and Value Discounts on the Toronto Stock ExchangeLawrence Kryzanowski and Skander LazrakTrading in Turbulent Markets: Does Momentum Work?Tim A. Herberger and Daniel M. KohlertProfitability of Technical Trading Rules in an Emerging MarketDimitris Kenourgios and Spyros PapathanasiouLeveraged Exchange-Traded Funds and Their Trading StrategiesNarat CharupatThe Impact of Algorithmic Trading Models on the Stock MarketOhannes G. PaskelianApplying critical lessons learned from the financial crisis of 2008-2009, the contributors explain how to approach turbulent market environments and adjust your trading methodologies accordingly.The Handbook of Trading is the go-to guide for financial professionals seeking profits in today's currency, bond, and stock markets.Correlating PowerPoint slides and reading questions created by the contributors appear on http://www.mhprofessional.com/handbookoftrading.
Up-to-Date Research Sheds New Light on This Area Taking into account the ongoing worldwide financial crisis, Stock Market Volatility provides insight to better understand volatility in various stock markets. This timely volume is one of the first to draw on a range of international authorities who offer their expertise on market volatility in devel
Although emerging market economies consist of 50% of the global population, they are relatively unknown. Filling this knowledge gap, Emerging Markets: Performance, Analysis and Innovation compiles the latest research by noteworthy academics and money managers from around the world. With a focus on both traditional emerging markets and new areas, su
"The Sabanes-Oxley Act has been one of the most significant developments in corporate and securities regulation since the New Deal.
This book consists of chapters by contributors (well-known professors, practitioners, and consultants from large and well respected money management firms within this area) offering the latest research in the OpRisk area.
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
This comprehensive examination of high frequency trading looks beyond mathematical models, which are the subject of most HFT books, to the mechanics of the marketplace. In 25 chapters, researchers probe the intricate nature of high frequency market dynamics, market structure, back-office processes, and regulation. They look deeply into computing infrastructure, describing data sources, formats, and required processing rates as well as software architecture and current technologies. They also create contexts, explaining the historical rise of automated trading systems, corresponding technological advances in hardware and software, and the evolution of the trading landscape. Developed for students and professionals who want more than discussions on the econometrics of the modelling process, The Handbook of High Frequency Trading explains the entirety of this controversial trading strategy. Answers all questions about high frequency trading without being limited to mathematical modelling Illuminates market dynamics, processes, and regulations Explains how high frequency trading evolved and predicts its future developments
How will the funds of hedge funds (FoHF) business have to change to survive in the wake of the 2008-2012 financial crisis? This new research provides valuable insight. Reconsidering Funds of Hedge Funds presents the first comprehensive views of UCITS as well as recent trends in due diligence, risk management, and hedge fund deaths and survivors. The book contains original chapters by 22 academics and 16 hedge fund professionals, and includes two sections on performance: one that looks at UCITS FoHF and one that deals with traditional FoHF performance. Most chapters examine aspects of the 2008-2012 financial crisis, and almost every chapter addresses fund of hedge funds' management process before, during, and after the crisis. Covers recent advances in risk management, due diligence, tail risk, and allocation Presents an in-depth analysis of UCITs Balances academic and professional viewpoints
Corporate Governance and regulatory presssures have been much in the news lately. How they affect the bottom line of corporations has been difficult to quantify, and research is just beginning to be published that addresses this crucial question. This book is the first collection for new research about the impact of takeover regulation and corporate governance on M&A financial results. It will be essential reading to any M&A specialist, an investment banker, a hedge fund manager, a private equity director, or a venture capitalist. Also a must read for financial analysts who follow M&A targets. The book presents research from around the world so it provides a global perspective on this important topic.*The first and only book of research on takeover regulation and corporate governance affecting M&A results*Stands out from all the "e;How to"e; books on M&A and M&A disaster books because it provides solid high-quality research on what works and how different decisions affect company and shareholder value*Research provides a guideline for decisionmakers in investment banks, private equity companies, and for financial analysts
It is now a well-know fact that mergers and acquisitions activity comes in waves. The most recent wave, the 5th takeover wave of the 1990s, was characterized by an unprecedented number of corporate restructurings in terms of mergers and acquisitions (M&As), public-to-private transactions, spin-offs and divestitures, and leveraged recapitalizations. Following the collapse of the stock market in March 2000, M&A activity slumped dramatically, but this pause ended in the second half of 2004 when takeover deals occurred again quite frequently. Indeed, some observers wonder whether the 6th takeover wave has started. The takeover wave in the 1990s was particularly remarkable in terms of size and geographical dispersion. For the first time, Continental European firms were as eager to participate as their US and UK counterparts, and M&A activity in Europe hit levels similar to those experienced in the US. Due to its financial impact and the unprecedented activity in Continental Europe, the 5th takeover wave of the 1990s and recent takeover activity (in biotech, utilities, pharmaceuticals) have triggered a great deal of interesting academic research. This volume brings together a selection of insightful papers. An impressive group of international authors address the following themes: takeover regulation; the cyclical pattern of the M&A markets and probable causes and effects; methods to determine the performance of success of M&A actions; cross border deals; means of payment and its effects; studies of hostile bids; high leverage takeovers and delistings.*A selection of the best and latest quantitative research on M&A activity worldwide*Impressive collection of international authors*Provides important insights and implications for practitioners
With about $450 billion in assets, funds of hedge funds are the most recent darling of investors. While hedge funds carry high risk for the promise of high returns they are designed for the very rich and for large institutional investors such as pension funds. A Fund of Hedge Funds (FOF) spreads investments among a number of hedge funds to reduce risk and provide diversification, while maintaining the potential for higher than average returns. Odds are that some pension fund of yours is invested heavily in these products, and more recently these FOFs have been opened to more and more individual investors in offshore jurisdictions with lower minimum entry levels. Since this is a new and extremely fast-moving financial phenomenon, academic research has just begun in earnest, and this is the first book to present rigorous academic research by some of the leading lights in academic finance, carefully analyzing the broad array of issues involved in FOFs.* With over $450 billion in assets, hedge funds of funds are the darling of investors* First book to present rigorous academic research about funds of funds * Leading lights in academic finance from around the world analyze the broad array of issues involved in funds of funds
Until recently, only the United States had an active venture capital market. This is changing rapidly, as many other countries have experienced rapid growth in venture capital financing over the past five years. This book contains new scientific articles showcasing the latest research on venture capital in Europe. Venture capital investment remains a hot topic with portfolio managers, individual investors, academics worldwide. This book examines in detail all the major issues regarding venture capital investment: contracting, financing, regulation, valuation, etc. and identifies new trends in the venture capital arena. Features a foreword by Josh Lerner.*The only book in which academics from around the world present the latest research on venture capital in Europe*Covers all of Europe as well as including overview papers about venture capital industry, public and private venture capital, valuation, financing, contracting, structuring, regulation, etc. *Comprehensive, authoritative coverage
After the cooling off of IPOs since the dot com bubble, Google has rekindled the fire for IPOs. This IPO reader contains new articles exclusive to this reader by leading academics from around the world dealing with quantitative and qualitative analyses of this increasingly popular and important area of finance. Articles address new methods of IPO performance, international IPOs, IPO evaluation, IPO underwriting, evaluation and bookbuilding. Although numerous articles are technical in nature, with econometric and statistical models, particular attention has been directed towards the understanding and the applicability of the results as well as theoretical development in this area. This reader will assist researchers, academics, and graduate students to further understand the latest research on IPOs.*Interest in IPOs is increasing again after the Google IPO, and IPOs are up significantly from last year*Chapters by well known academics provide an international perspective, describing research results from IPO data in countries spanning the globe*Research is based on real results from IPO data collected over the past 5-7 years
Value-at-Risk (VaR) is a powerful tool for assessing market risk in real time-a critical insight when making trading and hedging decisions. The VaR Modeling Handbook is the most complete, up-to-date reference on the subject for today's savvy investors, traders, portfolio managers, and other asset and risk managers.Unlike market risk metrics such as the Greeks, or beta, which are applicable to only certain asset categories and sources of market risk, VaR is applicable to all liquid assets, making it a reliable indicator of total market risk. For this reason, among many others, VaR has become the dominant method for estimating precisely how much money is at risk each day in the financial markets.The VaR Modeling Handbook is a profound volume that delivers practical information on measuring and modeling risk specifically focused on alternative investments, banking, and the insurance sector. The perfect primer to The VaR Implementation Handbook (McGraw- Hill), this foundational resource features The experience of 40 internationally recognized expertsUseful perspectives from a wide range of practitioners, researchers, and academicsCoverage on applying VaR to hedge fund strategies, microcredit loan portfolios, and economic capital management approaches for insurance companiesEach illuminating chapter in The VaR Modeling Handbook presents a specific topic, complete with an abstract and conclusion for quick reference, as well as numerous illustrations that exemplify covered material. Practitioners can gain in-depth, cornerstone knowledge of VaR by reading the handbook cover to cover or take advantage of its user-friendly format by using it as a go-to resource in the real world.Financial success in the markets requires confident decision making, and The VaR Modeling Handbook gives you the knowledge you need to use this state-of-the-art modeling method to successfully manage financial risk.
Addresses newly exposed weaknesses of financial risk models in the context of market stress scenariosThis will be the definitive book for readers looking to improve their approach to modeling financial risk
Features expertise from an international team of 35 contributors, including Moorad Choudhry, Panikos Teklos, and Tamar FrankelProvides much-needed, timely information for institutional investors and professional portfolio, asset, and hedge fund managers as the fallout from the credit bubble continues to plague the institutional finance sectorIncludes important discussion of new risk management techniques and standards, including Basel II
[flap]For investors, risk is about the odds of losing money, and Value at Risk (VaR) is grounded in that common-sense fact. VAR modeling answers, "e;What is my worst-case scenario?"e; and "e;How much could I lose in a really bad month?"e;However, there has not been an effective guidebook available to help investors and financial managers make their own VaR calculations--until now.The VaR Implementation Handbook is a hands-on road map for professionals who have a solid background in VaR but need the critical strategies, models, and insights to apply their knowledge in the real world.Heralded as "e;the new science of risk management,"e; VaR has emerged as the dominant methodology used by financial institutions and corporate treasuries worldwide for estimating precisely how much money is at risk each day in the financial markets. The VaR Implementation Handbook picks up where other books on the subject leave off and demonstrates how, with proper implementation, VaR can be a valuable tool for assessing risk in a variety of areas-from equity to structured and operational products.This complete guide thoroughly covers the three major areas of VaR implementation--measuring, modeling risk, and managing--in three convenient sections. Savvy professionals will keep this handbook at their fingertips for its: Reliable advice from 40 recognized experts working in universities and financial institutions around the worldEffective methods and measures to ensure that implemented VaR models maintain optimal performanceUp-to-date coverage on newly exposed areas of volatility, including derivativesReal-world prosperity requires making informed financial decisions. The VaR Implementation Handbook is a step-by-step playbook to getting the most out of VaR modeling so you can successfully manage financial risk.
The world's leading financial thinkers share their insights into the latest developments in credit derivativesIn The Credit Derivatives Handbook, some of the world's sharpest financial and legal minds come together to discuss how credit derivatives have evolved from tools restricted to the banking industry into flexible and customizable instruments used by investors of all kinds.You will come away with the knowledge and insight needed to measure and value risk, as well as the ability to put credit derivatives to work. Over fifteen contributors provide in-depth analyses of subjects in their respective areas of expertise, such as: Key products, applications, and typical trades, hedging and credit structuring Pricing of credit default swaps and synthetic CDOs Design of synthetic CDOs Copula models, with illustrative examples Credit derivatives in investment portfolios Opportunities for structuring credit derivatives in accordance with Islamic financeComprehensive in scope but executed in meticulous detail, The Credit Derivatives Handbook provides a complete, global perspective of what the editors consider "e;one of the most important financial innovations of recent times."e;