A Fundamental Approach to Personal Investment
By (author) David F. Swensen
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Unconventional Success by David F. Swensen
Book DescriptionIn UNCONVENTIONAL SUCCESS, investment legend David Swensen reveals why the for-profit mutual fund industry consistently fails the average investor, from its excessive management and incentive fees to the frequent 'churning' of portfolios that forces investors to pay higher taxes. Perhaps most destructive of all are flagrant schemes designed to thwart regulators and further erode portfolios, limiting investor choice and reducing returns. Swensen's solution? A 'contrarian' investment alternative that creates more diversified, equity-oriented, 'market-mimicking' portfolios that minimize loss and reward the investor with the courage to stay the course. Swensen backs up his unconventional proposal with well-documented evidence supporting not-for-profit investment management companies such as Vanguard and advice on steering clear of poorly constructed funds. Bottom line? Swensen provides the guidance and financial know-how for improving the personal investor's bottom line.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780743228381
(234mm x 155mm x 33mm)
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David F. Swensen
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Common Sense on Mutual Funds, Hardback (January 2010)
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A chief investment officer shows how he propelled Yale University's endowment into the top one percent of institutional funds.
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Author Biography - David F. Swensen
David F Swensen is Yale University's CIO and manages the university's $7 billion dollar endowment as well as several hundreds of millions of dollars in other investment funds. He also serves as a trustee and director on various investment boards and teaches at Yale.
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