How Harvard and Yale Beat the Market: What Individual Investors Can Learn from University Endowments to Help Them Prosper in an Uncertain Market

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"How Harvard and Yale Beat the Market is a must-read for anyone managing his own or other people's money. It demystifies new investments such as hedge funds and principal-protected products. This engaging handbook belongs in every investor's library."
—Deborah Weir, Parker Global Strategies, author of Timing the Market: How to Profit in the Stock Market Using the Yield Curve, Technical Analysis, and Cultural Indicators

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Overview

Praise for How Harvard and Yale Beat the Market

"How Harvard and Yale Beat the Market is a must-read for anyone managing his own or other people's money. It demystifies new investments such as hedge funds and principal-protected products. This engaging handbook belongs in every investor's library."
—Deborah Weir, Parker Global Strategies, author of Timing the Market: How to Profit in the Stock Market Using the Yield Curve, Technical Analysis, and Cultural Indicators

In today's volatile market, investors are looking for new ways to lower their risk profile. For author Matthew Tuttle, the best means of achieving this goal is to look towards large university endowments—which attempt to capture consistent returns while maintaining a low level of risk.

How Harvard and Yale Beat the Market explores the benefits of endowment investing and shows you how to structure your individual investment endeavors around an endowment-type portfolio. While the average investor doesn't have access to many of the money managers and vehicles that high-profile endowments use, you can still learn from the investment strategies outlined here and implement them in your own investment activities. Filled with timely tips and practical advice from an expert who designs portfolios based on endowment investment strategies, How Harvard and Yale Beat the Market will put you in a better position to achieve investment success.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470401767
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/6/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 276
  • Sales rank: 1,438,508
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Matthew Tuttle, CFP, is a partner in the Private Client Group, LLC, and the President of Tuttle Wealth Management, LLC (an investment management strategic alliance of the Private Client Group, LLC). He has been interviewed on CNBC and CNNfn, and is a frequent contributor to Forbes.com, the Wall Street Journal, SmartMoney, and Dow Jones Newswires.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction: Why You Should Invest Like an Endowment.

Part I. Investment 101 - An Introduction to the Endowment Philosophy of Investing.

Chapter 1. The Current Environment and the Need for New Thinking.

Chapter 2. Common Investment Mistakes.

Chapter 3. Diversification - The Best Investment Strategy.

Chapter 4. Skill Based Money Managers vs. Style Box Based Money Managers.

Chapter 5. Introduction to the Endowment Philosophy.

Chapter 6. Why Large Endowments Outperform and How You Can Too!

Part II. Investment Vehicles.

Chapter 7. Mutual Funds, Separately Managed Accounts (SMAs), Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), and Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs).

Chapter 8. Structured Products.

Chapter 9. Hedge Funds & Fund of Funds.

Part III. Endowment Asset Classes and Investing Strategies.

Chapter 10. Absolute Return.

Chapter 11. Stocks.

Chapter 12. Bonds.

Chapter 13. Real Assets and Commodities.

Chapter 14. Managed Futures.

Chapter 15. Private Equity.

Chapter 16. Managing Some of Your Money “In House”.

Chapter 17. Portable Alpha.

Part IV. Designing Your Portfolio.

Chapter 18. Suggested Allocations.

Chapter 19. Choosing and Managing Money Managers.

Chapter 20. Putting it All Together.

Chapter 21. Putting it in Writing - The Investment Policy Statement.

Final Thoughts.

Appendix. Key Terms.

About the Author.

Index.

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