A unique perspective on applied investment theory and riskmanagement from the Senior Risk Officer of a major pension fund
Investment Theory and Risk Management is a practicalguide to today's investment environment. The book's sophisticatedquantitative methods are examined by an author who uses thesemethods at the Virginia Retirement System and teaches themat the Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition to showing howinvestment performance can be evaluated, using Jensen's Alpha,Sharpe's Ratio, and DDM, he delves into four types of optimalportfolios (one that is fully invested, one with targeted returns,another with no short sales, and one with capped investmentallocations).
In addition, the book provides valuable insights on risk, andtopics such as anomalies, factor models, and active portfoliomanagement. Other chapters focus on private equity, structuredcredit, optimal rebalancing, data problems, and Monte Carlosimulation.
* Contains investment theory and risk management spreadsheetmodels based on the author's own real-world experience with stock,bonds, and alternative assets
* Offers a down-to-earth guide that can be used on a daily basisfor making common financial decisions with a new level ofquantitative sophistication and rigor
* Written by the Director of Research and Senior Risk Officer forthe Virginia Retirement System and an Associate Professor atVirginia Commonwealth University's School of Business
Investment Theory and Risk Management empowers both thetechnical and non-technical reader with the essential knowledgenecessary to understand and manage risks in any corporate oreconomic environment.