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Michael Bunn, Zack Campbell (Beteiligte)

Winning the Institutional Investing Race

A Guide for Directors and Executives
2015. 2014. xvii, 132 S. 16 SW-Abb. 254 mm
ISBN: 1-484-20833-1 (1484208331)
Neue ISBN: 978-1-484-20833-5 (9781484208335)

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The complexity of investments continues to grow, and institutional pools of capital from endowments to pension funds are suffering from too much risk and not enough return. Yet managing these investments and creating and implementing governance structures are seldom an integral part of the organizationīs core mission or its operations. "Thatīs the way it has always been," say many directors and executives. As a result, a board of directors or investment committee often believes it needs to make all the decisions--or outsource money management and hope for the best.

As Winning the Institutional Investing Race: A Guide for Directors and Executives makes clear, that sentiment is a big mistake that can lead to poor returns, reduced capital to employ on behalf of the organizational mission, and even charges of malfeasance on the part of directors. Authors Michael Bunn and Zack Campbell, who advise companies and institutions on best practices in institutional investment, are determined to help institutions and companies learn to manage their capital funds like the real businesses they are. This hands-on book will show you:

The importance of governance in creating and overseeing investment policy
The roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders, especially board members
How to construct an effective investment policy statement
An overview of the four primary governance models available to trustees and the pros/cons of each
How to work with fund managers, in house or out, to get the highest returns possible
Besides governance, this book covers a wide array of investment topics - modern portfolio theory, risk application, investment manager evaluation and manager search, asset allocation, and diversification, among others - while introducing a new and successful approach to managing investment portfolios. The goal is to provide a grounding in investing for those involved in making financial decisions at the board level. As the authors make clear, it is not possible just to beat the averages but to do so consistently.

Winning the Institutional Investing Race: A Guide for Directors and Executives offers a healthy rethinking of investment management and governance for any organization or board that oversees institutional investments and manages those making investment decisions. Most important, it shows how directors and managers can maintain their fiduciary responsibilities to the organizations they serve while maximizing investment returns.

Procrustes Rules
Fiduciary Responsibilities
Essentials of Governance
The Investment Policy Statement
Governance Structures
Outsourcing Investment Decision Making
How Gatekeepers Harm Information Flow
Academic Views of Investing
Investment Basics
The Role of Risk
The Role of Money Managers
Manager Search
The Right Way to View Asset Allocation
What Diversification Really Means
Asset Allocation: The Process
Portfolio Evaluation
When You Donīt Know What to Do
The Nature of Fees
Investment Myths
Useful Statistics
Michael Bunn has over 30 years of investment experience in the financial services industry. As President and CIO of The Endowment Office in Denver Colorado, he provides a contract investment office and staff for foundations and hospitals and has delivered returns for them that put them into the top percentile of their peers. He has worked with public pension funds, Indian tribes, hospitals, unions, universities and foundations in a career that included leading Arthur Andersonīs investment office outsourcing practice in Houston. He established and taught at the Institute for Pension Funds at both Baylor University and George Washington University. Currently The Endowment Office manages about $1 billion in assets.