Handbook of Alternative Assets (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - Business & Economics - 720 pages
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Since the first edition of the Handbook of Alternative Assets waspublished, significant events-from the popping of the technologybubble and massive accounting scandals to recessions and bearmarkets-have shifted the financial landscape. These changes haveprovided author Mark J. P. Anson with an excellent opportunity toexamine alternative assets during a different part of the economiccycle than previously observed in the first edition.

Fully revised and updated to reflect today's financial realities,the Handbook of Alternative Assets, Second Edition covers the fivemajor classes of alternative assets-hedge funds, commodity andmanaged futures, private equity, credit derivatives, and corporategovernance-and outlines the strategies you can use to efficientlyincorporate these assets into any portfolio. Throughout the book,new chapters have been added, different data sources accessed, andnew conclusions reached.

Designed as both an introduction to the world of alternative assetsand as a reference for the active investor, the Handbook ofAlternative Assets, Second Edition will help you match alternativeassets with your various investment goals.

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Part I Overview of Alternative Assets
Part II Hedge Funds
Part III Commodities and Managed Futures
Part IV Private Equity
Part V Credit Derivatives
Part VI Corporate Governance

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Mark J. P. Anson, PhD, CFA, CAIA, CPA, JD, is CEO of Hermes Pension Management Ltd. in London, which has over ?65 billion in assets under management, and is the former CIO of CalPERS, where he oversaw the growth of assets from $127 billion to $210 billion. Anson has more than twenty years of investment experience in fixed income, equities, private equity, real estate, commodities, hedge funds, corporate governance, and credit derivatives.

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