Mutual Funds

Fifty Years of Research Findings
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Mutual funds are the dominant form of investment companies in the United States today, with approximately $7 trillion in assets under management. Over the past half century an important body of academic research has addressed various issues about the nature of these companies. This book is designed for academic researchers and practitioners interested in funds for investment purposes. The authors briefly trace the historical evolution of funds, present important aspects of the Investment Company Act of 1940, and then summarize a substantial portion of the academic literature written over the past five decades.
An Overview of Mutual Funds.- Performance of Mutual Funds.- Mutual Fund Fees and Expenses.- Style Analysis.- Fund Flows.- Specialty Funds.- Other Issues.
Mutual funds are the dominant form of investment companies in the United States today, with approximately $7 trillion in assets under management. Over the past half century an important body of academic research has addressed various issues about the nature of these companies. These works focus on a wide range of topics, including fund performance, investment style, and expense issues, among others.MUTUAL FUNDS: Fifty Years of Research Findings is designed for the academic researcher interested in the various issues surrounding mutual funds and for the practitioner interested in funds for investment purposes. The authors briefly trace the historical evolution of funds, present important aspects of the Investment Company Act of 1940, and then summarize a substantial portion of the academic literature which has been written over the past five decades.
"This book presents an outstanding wealth of information on mutual funds in a remarkably readable format. It is probably the most comprehensive work currently available on funds. The book sheds light on the numerous issues surrounding mutual fund performance and pricing and is an important resource for any serious investor."
Kathleen A. Wayner, Bowling Portfolio Management, President and CEO
Autor: Seth Anderson, Parvez Ahmed
Seth C. Anderson is the Kathryn Magee Kip Professor in Financial Services at the University of North Florida. He has served as a research consultant for several large pension plans including EIDupont. He also served as an expert witness work in the area of portfolio management. He is the author of Closed-End Fund Pricing: Theories and Evidence, Initial Public Offerings: Findings and Theories, and Closed End Investment Companies: Issues and Answers. He has also authored more than forty articles published in Journal of Financial Research, Financial Services Review, Journal of Behavioral Economics, Financial Analysts Journal, Journal of Portfolio Management among others. His research findings have been cited in Barron's, Business Week, CBS Radio News, Forbes, Money, Mutual Fund Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and other national and local media.
Autor: Seth Anderson
ISBN-13:: 9780387253077
ISBN: 0387253076
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.05.2005
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Gewicht: 413g
Seiten: 165
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 245x163x23 mm, 2 schwarz-weiße Abbildungen, 2 schwarz-weiße Zeichnungen, 9 schwarz-weiße Tabellen