The Handbook of Inflation Hedging Investments

The Handbook of Inflation Hedging Investments

by Robert J. Greer


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Invaluable perspectives on the progress of inflation protection

Recent interest rate increases signal a return to the days of less benign inflation. The Handbook of Inflation Hedging Investments discusses effective inflation protection vehicles, along with strategies for integrating them into diversified professional portfolios.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071735919
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 12/14/2005
Pages: 314
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Robert Greer is the senior vice president and manager for real return products for Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO). A global authority on professional commodities investing, Greer has published his work in numerous industry journals including Journal of Portfolio Management, Journal of Derivatives, Pensions and Investments.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Why Worry About Inflation?1
Chapter 2Inflation-Linked Bonds9
Chapter 3Inflation-Linked Bonds: Portfolio Construction and Opportunities for Active Management41
Chapter 4Exchange-Traded Inflation Futures65
Chapter 5Commodity Indexes for Real Return105
Chapter 6Commodities-Active Strategies for Enhanced Return127
Chapter 7Gold and Inflation159
Chapter 8Real Estate as an Investment: Overview of Alternative Vehicles179
Chapter 9Implementing a Real Estate Allocation203
Chapter 10Timberland: The Natural Alternative231
Chapter 11Investing in Energy247
Chapter 12Alternative Asset Allocation for Real Return265
Chapter 13The Role of Real Return Assets in a Portfolio283

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