Global Investment Risk Management

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McGraw Hill Professional, 2000 - Business & Economics - 316 pages
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GLOBAL INVESTMENT RISK MANAGEMENT outlines hands-on systems, policies, and procedures that will help you take advantage of the returns available in overseas markets, while keeping closer track of the risks--not only those risks you can see but those you cannot. This practical guide to understanding and managing all aspects of international investment risk--from currency and equity risk to interest rate and commodity risk--includes: When, how, and why to use futures, options, swaps, and customized derivatives; Emerging markets investment strategies to help you seize ground-floor opportunities--while hedging against financial meltdowns; Cautionary tales of mega-billion dollar investment debacles--and how they could have been avoided; Long-term global diversification strategies from asset allocation pioneer Roger C. Gibson; Steps to design a detailed risk management program that fits your institution's risk and investment objectives; A detailed introduction and explanation of Value at Risk (VaR); Internet resources for valuable and cost-free global investment risk management information. Combining the knowledge and experience of 20 of the world's foremost global investment experts, GLOBAL INVESTMENT RISK MANAGEMENT is the first guidebook that explains--in practical and easy-to-understand language--how to understand and hedge against everpresent international investment risks. It will help you expand the boundaries of your investment program, ensuring that your organization makes full use of the world of investment opportunities, while sensibly and strategically hedging against international investment risks. Contributors include: David Beers. Vinod Chandrashekaran. Jason Cook. Christopher L. Culp. Ray Dalio. Roger C. Gibson. Steve H. Hanke. Joanne M. Hill. Michael J. Howell. Richard Johnston. Ira G. Kawaller. Ron Mensink. Ranga Nathan. Andrea M.P. Neves. Todd E. Petzel. Steven A. Schoenfeld. Istvan Szoke. Lee Thomas. Maria E. Tsu. Richard Vogel. Ezra Zask

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Ezra Zask is a manager with Gibson Capital Management, Ltd., a leading money management and asset allocation firm. He is also a principal of CP Risk Management, LLC, a risk management consulting company, and president of Ezra Zask Associates, Inc., a funds management and advisory firm. Mr. Zask is a respected and influential authority in areas including international portfolio management, currency exposure management, and the use of derivatives in risk management.

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