Diversification and Portfolio Management of Mutual Funds (Finance and Capital Markets Series)

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This significant new book addresses the important issue of diversification in an age where it is vital to reduce volatility on investments. Properly applied portfolio management can lead to greater gains. The expert authors guide investors through international portfolio diversification, make clear how to help improve the efficiency of their investments, and explain how international diversification reduces the risk of an investment portfolio. This key book educates investors about how international mutual finds enhance the performance of their portfolio. The authors analyze which factors are most essential to investors, and find that both financial factors and behavioural arguments must be considered. This book is a crucial tool for any investor looking to improve the profit gain from their investment.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230019157
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Series: Finance and Capital Markets Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

GREG N. GREGORIOU is Associate Professor of Finance and Co-ordinator of Faculty Research in the School of Business and Economics at State University of New York, Plattsburgh.

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Table of Contents

Diversification into Art Mutual Funds; R.Campbell & J.Pullen
• Funds of Funds: Diversification, Selection, or Expense Arbitrage?; C.L.Maxam, S.Eng Ong & C.Wisen * Are Investors Home Biased? - Evidence from Germany; A.Oehler, M.Rummer, T.Walker & S.Wendt
• International Mutual Fund Efficiency and Monetary Policy Sensitivity; G.Gabbi
• Equity Portfolio Construction: A Comparative Analysis; R.Zenti, M.Pallotta, C.Marsala & SRicci
Improvements and Limitations of the Revised Morningstar Fund Rating Methodology; R.Kräussl
• Mutual Fund Flows and Expected Stock Returns in Germany - The Role of the Benchmark and of Expectation Biases; W.Breuer & O.Stotz * Herding Behavior: Evidence from Portuguese Mutual Funds; J.Lobão & A.P.Serra
• The 'Best of Both Worlds' Fund: Exchange Traded Funds in Australia; P.U.Ali
The Relative Impact of Different Classification Schemes on Mutual Fund Flows; A.Goriaev
• Exploiting Industry Momentum with Sector Funds: The Case of the European Market; R.Burlacu, P.Fontaine & S.Jimenez-Garces * U.S. Chinese Mutual Fund Regulation; M.Bullard, G.Jia, J.Meng & J.Qi * Some Insights on the Behavior of the Mutual Fund Industry in Spain; M.Moreno & G.Rubio
• On the Supposed Foreign Superiority: the Italian Tax Puzzle; R.Savona
• Corporate Governance of Mutual Funds in Pakistan; M.Akbar Saeed & N.A.Syed
• Determinants of Pension Funds Underwriting and Implications for Portfolio Management: Evidence from Italy; C.Fiorio and M.Percoco * Managerial Response to Mutual Fund Performance in the Spanish Market: An Agency Approach; B.Torre-Olmo, C.López-Gutiérrez & S.S.Azofra
• Analysis of the Mutual Fund Investment Decision in the Spanish Market; B.Torre-Olmo, C.López-Gutiérrez & S.S.Azofra

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