The Handbook of Alternative Assets

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Wiley, May 31, 2002 - Business & Economics - 502 pages
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The Definitive 4-in-1 Reference Guide to Alternative Assets

Many books cover individual alternative asset classes, but none offers a comprehensive examination of the four major classes as presented in the Handbook of Alternative Assets. This complete handbook merges data and strategies scattered in numerous volumes into one handy guide for the serious investor. The four major classes discussed are:
* Hedge funds
* Commodity and managed futures
* Private equity
* Credit derivatives

Organized by sections-one for each alternative asset class-the Handbook of Alternative Assets demonstrates the benefits and risks of each alternative asset and reveals how these asset classes can be incorporated into a diversified portfolio.

Through expert advice, the Handbook of Alternative Assets details each of four major alternative asset classes and breaks down their quantitative statistical value as well. With this comprehensive handbook on your desk, you'll begin to use alternative asset classes to both hedge and expand any portfolio.

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MARK J. P. ANSON, PhD, is the Chief Investment Officer at Calpers. Prior to joining Calpers, he was portfolio manager at OppenheimerFunds, a registered options principal in equity derivatives for Salomon Brothers Inc., and a practicing attorney specializing in futures and derivatives markets. Dr. Anson earned his law degree from the Northwestern University School of Law and his PhD and master’s in finance from the Columbia Graduate School of Business. He has also earned the Chartered Financial Analyst, Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, and Certified Management Accountant degrees. Dr. Anson is a frequent contributor to academic and professional publications on the topics of risk management, derivatives, and portfolio management.

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