How to understand markets, risk, rewards and behaviour
The global financial crisis that erupted in 2008 exposed the flaws in many investment strategies. This book explores the controversies that surround the management of wealth and provides guidance on how to construct investment strategies that are appropriate for each investor.With its detailed analysis, supported by data and anecdotes, it is above all a practical guide. It shows how the insights of behavioural analysis are widely reflected in investor behaviour, while emphasising the importance of basing investment strategy on the principles of traditional finance. Andit takes into account new research into behavioural and traditional finance which has created new understandings of what investors want to achieve and investors'customary mistakes.Part one considers the basics of investor objectives, behaviour, risk and investment allocation in terms of stocks, bonds and cash. Part two considers the things on which investors, their advisers and investment managers spend most of their time - the choice of money manager, bonds, equities, hedge fund strategies, private equity and real estate.
Peter Stanyer is economist and strategist at Delmore Asset Management, a London-based private wealth manager. He also serves on the investment committees of two large pension funds and of one college endowment. He was previously chief investment officer of a US-based investment firm, a managing director at Merrill Lynch and investment director of the UK's Railways Rail Pension Fund. He has also worked as an economist for the Bank of England and the IMF, and when at Cambridge University he won the Adam Smith prize for economics.