Mutual Funds: Risk and Performance Analysis for Decision Making

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Wiley, Feb 9, 2009 - Business & Economics - 592 pages
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This authoritative book enables readers to evaluate the various performance and risk attributes of mutual funds, while also serving as a comprehensive resource for students, academics, and general investors alike. Avoiding the less useful descriptive approach to fund selection, this book employs a balanced approach including both technique and application. The chapters combine clear summaries of existing research with practical guidelines for mutual fund analysis.

  • Enables readers to analyze mutual funds by evaluating a fund's various performance and risk attributes.
  • Includes templates, which provide an efficient, sound approach to fund analysis, interpretation of results, buy/sell decisions, and the timing of decisions.
  • Combines clear summaries of existing research with practical guidelines for mutual fund analysis.

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John A. Haslem is Professor Emeritus of Finance in the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park. His research has been published in academic and practitioner journals, and he has written books on banking and mutual funds. He served as the College of Business and Management’s first academic dean, and as its first Chair of Finance. His mutual funds analysis course is considered to be the first offered in the finance curriculum of a collegiate school of business. He has been a consultant for the Director of Supersonic Transport, NASA, US Department of Justice, as well as various banks, law firms, and other organizations. Professor Haslem also advises on mutual funds selection and portfolio allocation.

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