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Asset Management: A Systematic Approach to Factor Investing. Andrew Ang. Abstract. This book upends the conventional wisdom about asset allocation by. Investing, by Andrew Ang, Financial Management Associ- ation Survey and asset owners share common issues in investing: meeting their liabilities. Download This Paper Open PDF in Browser. Add Paper Andrew Ang. BlackRock Ang, Andrew, Factor Investing (June 10, ). Columbia curated by: Victor Ricciardi at Goucher College - Department of Business Management Mutual Funds, Hedge Funds, & Investment Industry eJournal · Follow.

Each chapter starts with an illuminating story from real world asset management, then the academic theory is presented and in the end Ang takes the — now more knowledgeable — reader back to the introductory story to discuss it in a new light.

The book largely substitutes equations for well thought out illustrations which will make the subject more comprehensible for a larger audience. It is quite an impressive trait of the author to be able to make discussions on, for example, the use of utility functions in mean-variance optimization models this understandable and interesting. It is also symptomatic that the author during his career has been able to switch back and forth between consulting for various asset managers and having a successful career in academia.

Where academia often make too many unrealistic assumptions and almost have a fetish for explaining market movements with information, practical asset management can on the other hand at times be dominated by a lazy continuation of old obsolete practices and self interests.

The last quarter of the book called Delegated Portfolio Management is essentially concentrated on agency problems and discusses mutual funds, hedge funds and private equity.

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Ang is extremely critical towards hedge funds and private equity specifically, showing that they generally underperform risk-adjusted benchmarks composed of the factors that build up their return streams. Still, this categorical statement saves Ang from engaging in a discussion that is vitally important for most portfolios; how to best construct a portfolio that combines liquid and illiquid assets, where the latter renders most of the standard risk and reward measures useless.

Expected Returns, by Antti Ilmanen, , Wiley. Lecture notes will be made available before each class.

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The lecture notes constitute the main learning materials. Additional materials will be distributed through the semester.

The package enables students to access a wide variety of data on various asset classes and to construct optimal portfolios. You need to run Windows to operate this program, and installation instructions will be given in the first class.

Pre requisites Capital Markets and Investments is a co requisite. Midterm Exam There is one midterm held in Class 6. The exam will be open book. Major Project There will be one major project dealing with various issues on asset management due at the end of term.

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The major project will apply theory and concepts on portfolio choice and diversification, asset returns, and principal agent issues to some real life 4 5 applications. Students have a choice of projects involving individual investors, endowments, pension funds, and sovereign wealth funds. The major project must be done in groups of 2 3 members.

Please submit one hard copy write up for the entire group, being careful to note the names of all the group members and the section number. Groups will make a short presentation of their major project findings on the last day of class. Homework and Cases Homeworks and case write ups are due on a regular basis and count for a grade.

All homeworks and cases must be done in groups of 2 3 members. Groups can change during the semester.

All students must prepare a hard copy write up, limited to three pages, which will be submitted the Friday after the case or homework is discussed in class.

The write up can include additional appendices to the three page main body. To facilitate discussion of the case in class and to get the maximum pedagogical value from the cases, the Professor will select at random usually one or two groups to do a presentation in class.

A set of slides presentation is limited to no more than 5 slides, excluding the title page. Don t cram a lot of material into your slides; just give the highlights. Factors ; Chapter 8: Equities ; Chapter 9: Bonds ; Chapter Alpha and the Low Risk Anomaly ; Chapter Assets ; Chapter Tax-Efficient Investing ; Chapter Illiquid Assets ; Chapter Delegated Portfolio Management ; Chapter Delegated Investing ; Chapter Hedge Funds ; Chapter Private Equity ; Afterword: Factor Management ; Appendix: Returns ; Acknowledgements ; Bibliography ; Index.

Andrew Ang is the Ann F. He is a financial economist whose work centers on understanding the nature of risk and return in asset prices. His work spans bond markets, equities, asset management and portfolio allocation, and alternative investments.

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Ang has served as associate editor for several leading journals, and he has received grants from various government and industry organizations. He has consulted for several financial institutions, most often the Norwegian sovereign wealth fund.

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Be the first to write a review. Managing Successful Projects with Prince:Later in the book, Ang provides this pungent exposition of agency theory: Hedge Funds ; Chapter And I invested in.

The Jorion-Goetzmann and Dimson-Marsh-Staunton international databases show that in most inflationary environments, equities are a store of real value.

The book provides a step-by-step guide in traditional portfolio theory without expanding too much into the underlying math.

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