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Gill Education

Fundamentals of Investment An Irish Perspective 2nd Edition Gill and MacMillan

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Fundamentals of Investment An Irish Perspective 2nd Edition is a Gill and Macmillan publication deals with all manners of investment in Ireland.
Reflects the myriad of changes to the investment markets since the financial crash
Several new case studies including the Eurozone Sovereign Bond Markets and the Irish Banking Sector
New chapter on Alternative Assets
Introduces investment concepts and issues in a discursive manner, using Irish case studies and examples where appropriate
Examines key topics relating to investment including:
Retail Investor’s Choices
Portfolio Theory
Real Economy and the Markets
Pension Fund Investment
The Fund Management Industry
Evaluating Investment Performance
Written for:
Students studying for industry qualifications in the banking, insurance and investment sectors
Any university course where investment is a module
Investment practitioners and those working in support functions such as sales/marketing; administration; and IT support within the investment, banking and insurance sectors
Pension trustees
Informed private investors
Author Biography
Brian O’Loughlin has over thirty years’ experience of stockbroking and fund management. He has held senior positions with NCB Stockbrokers, Irish Life Assurance and ABN AMRO Stockbrokers, and is also a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. He is an Investment Practitioner and has lectured on several finance programmes at the Centre for Executive Education in Dublin City University, the Irish Management Institute and the Institute of Bankers.
Frank O’Brien has over thirty-five years’ experience in investment and fund management. He was formerly head of fund management at Irish Life Investment Managers. He is also a founder member and former chairman of the Society of Investment Analysts in Ireland. Frank is a Certified Accountant and past president of ACCA Ireland.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction:
Impact of Financial Crisis on Investment Theory and Practice
Organisation of Book
Chapter 2: Securities Market and the Investment Assets
Chapter 3: Investing in Bonds
Chapter 4: Investing in Equities
Chapter 5: Investment Arithmetic
Chapter 6: Investment, Investors and Risk
Chapter 7: Portfolio Theory
Chapter 8: Derivatives
Chapter 9: Alternative Assets
Chapter 10: Retail Investor’s Choices
Chapter 11: Pension Fund Investment [Case Study: History of Asset Allocation Strategy of the Irish Pension Fund Industry]
Chapter 12: Fund Management
Chapter 13: The Real Economy and the Markets [Case Study: The Financial Crash]
Chapter 14: Performance Measurement and Style Analysis
Chapter 15: Investment Returns: History and Prospects Long Run Structural Change Post the Financial Crash

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