Quantitative Management of Bond Portfolios

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Princeton University Press, 2007 - Business & Economics - 978 pages
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"This Wall Street research team has become the recognized authority in quantitative approaches to managing bond portfolios, having worked with investors over many years and in many market environments. Their book is well organized, informative, and readable. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in investment management, regardless of their quantitative background."--Keith Anderson, Chief Investment Officer for Fixed Income, BlackRock

"I've always been a huge fan of the authors' work. This is their best yet and a 'must read' for anyone interested in bond portfolio management. The authors go beyond the numbers, delving into the issues of portfolio design crucial to the practitioner."--Kenneth S. Leech, Chief Investment Officer, Western Asset Management Company

"This team combines intuition with strong empirical research. The greatest achievement of this book is the recognition that very often a portfolio's structure matters as much as its strategies. If you are looking for ways to outperform your benchmarks and competitors, this is a great starting point."--Emanuele Ravano, Co-Head of Portfolio Management, PIMCO Europe

"This is the most comprehensive treatment of the analysis of fixed-income strategies for professional asset managers. The coverage is broad and authoritative, with a clear focus on risk and performance relative to benchmarks, across a range of markets. Anyone managing bond portfolios should have a copy."--J. Darrell Duffie, Stanford University

"Written by the leading minds in quantitative fixed-income portfolio management, this book offers an excellent, accessible guide to sources of superior returns and methods for analyzing portfolio risk and performance."--William N. Goetzmann, Yale University

"No single currently available book serves the needs of a person who seeks a fuller understanding of the quantitative management of bond portfolios. This book is exactly what I have been looking for. Not only is there a need for it among students, educators, and professionals, but it also has the potential to influence academic thought by exposing academics to some of the best practices on the street."--Ravi Jagannathan, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

"This is a very useful addition to the bond literature, produced by the premier bond group on Wall Street. The chapters cover a wide range of issues that will be of interest to academics who teach and research securities markets, and they are well written. Bond traders, fund managers, and other investment banking professionals will want this book."--Simon Benninga, Tel Aviv University and the Wharton School, author of "Financial Modeling and Principles of Finance with Excel"

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Great book. Must read for any passive fixed income manager

Contents

EVALUATING INVESTMENT STYLE
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Value of Security Selection vs Asset Allocation in Credit Markets
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Value of Skill in Macro Strategies for Global
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About the author (2007)

The authors are with the Lehman Brothers Quantitative Portfolio Strategies Group. Lev Dynkin is a Managing Director and the Group's founder and Global Head. Anthony Gould, Jay Hyman, and Vadim Konstantinovsky are Senior Vice Presidents. Bruce Phelps is a Managing Director.

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