Global Investment Risk Management
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Author(s):Zask, Ezra
Format:Hardback, 316 pages
Publication Date:15 Oct 1999
Subject:BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Investments & Securities
Description:GLOBAL INVESTMENT RISK MANAGEMENT outlines hands-on systems, policies, and procedures that will help you take advantage of the returns available in overseas markets, while keeping closer track of the risks--not only those risks you can see but those you cannot. This practical guide to understanding and managing all aspects of international investment risk--from currency and equity risk to interest rate and commodity risk--includes: When, how, and why to use futures, options, swaps, and customized derivatives; Emerging markets investment strategies to help you seize ground-floor opportunities--while hedging against financial meltdowns; Cautionary tales of mega-billion dollar investment debacles--and how they could have been avoided; Long-term global diversification strategies from asset allocation pioneer Roger C. Gibson; Steps to design a detailed risk management program that fits your institution's risk and investment objectives; A detailed introduction and explanation of Value at Risk (VaR); Internet resources for valuable and cost-free global investment risk management information. Combining the knowledge and experience of 20 of the world's foremost global investment experts, GLOBAL INVESTMENT RISK MANAGEMENT is the first guidebook that explains--in practical and easy-to-understand language--how to understand and hedge against everpresent international investment risks. It will help you expand the boundaries of your investment program, ensuring that your organization makes full use of the world of investment opportunities, while sensibly and strategically hedging against international investment risks. Contributors include: David Beers. Vinod Chandrashekaran. Jason Cook. Christopher L. Culp. Ray Dalio. Roger C. Gibson. Steve H. Hanke. Joanne M. Hill. Michael J. Howell. Richard Johnston. Ira G. Kawaller. Ron Mensink. Ranga Nathan. Andrea M.P. Neves. Todd E. Petzel. Steven A. Schoenfeld. Istvan Szoke. Lee Thomas. Maria E. Tsu. Richard Vogel. Ezra Zask
Author Bio:Ezra Zask is Managing Director and Research Manager for Berkshire Capital Corporation, specializing in M&A activities. He is also President and founder of Zask Associates, which handles asset allocation programs, hedge fund and CTA activities, and risk management. Previously, he was a Senior Vice President at Mellon Bank and a managing director at Manufacturers Hanover Trust. He is an Adjunct Instructor at Fordham and Columbia universities. Mr. Zask is quoted in such financial publications as The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg; he has been profiled in Forbes, Euromoney, and Derivatives Strategy. He also speaks at industry and professional conferences on derivatives, currencies, and risk management.

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