Alternative Investments: Instruments, Performance, Benchmarks, and Strategies

Alternative Investments: Instruments, Performance, Benchmarks, and Strategies

Editor(s): H. Kent Baker, Greg Filbeck

Published Online: 2 APR 2013 09:34AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781118241127

Online ISBN: 9781118656501

DOI: 10.1002/9781118656501

About this Book

A comprehensive guide to alternative investments that reveals today's latest research and strategies

Historically low interest rates and bear markets in world stock markets have generated intense interest in alternative investments. With returns in traditional investment vehicles relatively low, many professional investors view alternative investments as a means of meeting their return objectives. Alternative Investments: Instruments, Performance, Benchmarks, and Strategies, can put you in a better position to achieve this difficult goal.

Part of the Robert W. Kolb Series in Finance, Alternative Investments provides an in-depth discussion of the historic performance, benchmarks, and strategies of every major alternative investment market. With contributions from professionals and academics around the world, it offers valuable insights on the latest trends, research, and thinking in each major area. Empirical evidence about each type of alternative investment is featured, with research presented in a straightforward manner.

  • Examines a variety of major alternative asset classes, from real estate, private equity, and commodities to managed futures, hedge funds, and distressed securities
  • Provides detailed insights on the latest research and strategies, and offers a thorough explanation of historical performance, benchmarks, and other critical information
  • Blends knowledge from the conceptual world of scholars with the pragmatic view of practitioners in this field

Alternative investments provide a means of diversification, risk control, and return enhancement and, as such, are attractive to many professional investors. If you're looking for an effective way to hone your skills in this dynamic area of finance, look no further than this book.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Introduction

  2. Part II: Real Estate

  3. Part III: Private Equity

    1. Chapter 15

      Distressed Debt Investing (pages 303–321)

      Michelle M. Harner, Paul E. Harner, Catherine M. Martin and Aaron M. Singer

  4. Part IV: Commodities and Managed Futures

  5. Part V: Hedge Funds

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