Introduction to Investment Management
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Introduction to Investment Management – Front and Back
The investment management business has undergone tremendous changes in the last twenty years, and even more rapid changes in the last five years. But, at its core, it is the same business, with the same demands, it has always been. We will examine the investment management business from the ground up, understanding what it has been and what it is evolving into. Finally, we will look at the keys to success in this industry.
- What is an investment manager?
- What are we including in the definition and what is outside?
- How has the definition changed over time?
- The investment management industry and its role in the financial services industry
- What do the various entity types in the industry do?
- How does the IM interact with all those entities?
- Investment management clients
- What are the types of clients and what are their demands?
- How are these client types changing?
- Active vs passive management
- How do these types interact?
- Changes in the research models
- A history of research in IM
- How regulations have changed the research model
- Investment management vehicles
- What kinds of vehicles do the various client types use?
- Departments of an investment management firm
- Customer side vs investment side
- How they interact
- Types of investments
- Fixed Income-based
- Investment manager styles
- Fixed Income
- What happens after a trade
- In securities
- In derivatives
- In currencies
- An overview of performance
- Performance determination
- Performance attribution
- Laws and regulators that govern the industry
- US laws and regulations
- Non-US laws and regulations
- Risks of investment management
- Types of risk
- Measurement and management
- Trends and future prognoses
- Long term trends
- Short term trends
- Critical questions
George Bollenbacher spent 20 years as a trader in the fixed income markets at such firms as Paine Webber, Chase Manhattan Bank and Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette. Then he spent ten years in the technology industry, at such firms as IBM and Unisys, designing systems for the trading industry. He holds a Patent Achievement Award …
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