Mutual Funds: Portfolio Structures, Analysis, Management, and Stewardship (Robert W. Kolb Series)

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An authoritative, must–read guide to making more informed decisions about mutual funds

Providing a balance of theory and application, this authoritative book will enable you to evaluate the various performance and risk attributes of mutual funds. It covers a broad range of topics, including understanding the advantages and disadvantages of mutual funds, evaluating stock/bond allocations within fund portfolios, assessing fund diversification risk, measuring fund returns and risk, and making fund buy/sell decisions.

While informative chapters combine clear summaries of existing research with practical guidelines for mutual fund analysis, step–by–step decision checklists guide you through the selection of various mutual funds.

  • Puts the risks and rewards of mutual fund investing in perspective
  • Skillfully examines how to select and evaluate the best mutual funds
  • Outlines mutual fund service advantages and disadvantages
  • Discusses the long– and short–term effectiveness of mutual funds

Covering major theoretical and management issues in mutual fund analysis and portfolio management, this book is an authoritative guide.

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Mutual Funds

Portfolio Structures, Analysis, Management, and Stewardship

John A. Haslem, Editor

Kolb Series In Finance

Essential Perspectives

Mutual Funds

The Robert W. Kolb Series in Finance is an unparalleled source of information dedicated to the most important issues in modern finance. Each book focuses on a specific topic in the field of finance and contains contributed chapters from both respected academics and experienced financial professionals. As part of the Robert W. Kolb Series in Finance, the goal of Mutual Funds is to provide you with an authoritative guide to making more informed decisions about this cost–effective investment vehicle.

Using a balance of theory and practical application, this book explores the approaches that will further improve, and lessen the hidden pitfalls, of mutual fund investing. Mutual Funds covers a broad range of topics, including understanding the advantages and disadvantages of mutual funds, evaluating stock/bond allocations within fund portfolios, assessing fund diversification risk, measuring fund returns and risk, and making fund buy/sell decisions. The expert authors put the risks and rewards of mutual fund investing in perspective, examining how to select and evaluate the best mutual funds, mutual fund service advantages and disadvantages, and the long– and short–term effectiveness of mutual funds.

A complete resource and authoritative guide, Mutual Funds will help make the often difficult fund decision process easier and much more rewarding.

About the Author:

John A. Haslem, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Finance at the University of Maryland. He also served as the founding academic affairs dean and founding chair of the finance department. Haslem received the Panhellenic Association′s "Outstanding Teacher Award" for his mutual funds course the first in the curriculum of a school of business. His research has appeared in numerous leading finance journals, several books, and over 100 research articles with a primary focus on mutual fund analysis, regulation, and disclosure.

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