The book is divided into three sections plus detailed appendices and glossary and accompanying CD-ROM. The first section provides a description of the investment management process providing a context for quantitative techniques. Section 2 addresses different quantitative techniques as applied to investment management. Each chapter explains the techniques, the theoretical basis, the use of derivatives and other technology, implementation and management and the role of the custodian. Section 3 brings together issues such as currency management, performance measurement and appraisal and performance analysis. The accompanying CD-ROM contains spreadsheets in EXCEL giving examples used in the body of the text. Each example is cross-referenced for easy access.
About the Author
FRANCES COWELL has been interested in applying quantitative techniques to portfolio management for many years. She now works in London for Vestek-Quantec, a subsidiary of Thomson Financial. Before joining Quantec in 1998, she was part of the Quantitative Investments team at NatWest Investment Management in Sydney, where she was responsible for domestic and international indexed equity portfolios and indexed balanced portfolios.
Table of Contents
Introduction The Traditional Approach CAPM: The Basis for Most Quantitative Techniques in Investment Management Quantitative Asset Allocation Models: Strategic and Tactical Portfolio Protection Capital Guaranteed Portfolios Passive Asset Allocation Quantitative Sk Selection Models for Domestic Portfolios Quantitative Sk Section Models for International Portfolios Optimised Sk Selection Indexation Bonds and Fixed Interest Market Neutral (Hedge) Portfolios Completion Portfolio Management Basket Trading Performance The Use of Software in Investment Management Trends in Investment Management Summary: Tradition vs Quantitative Appendices Futures Forwards Swaps Options Convertible Notes Glossary