The Fund Industry: How Your Money is Managed (Wiley Finance)

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A guide to how your money is managed, with foreword by Nobellaureate Robert Shiller

The Fund Industry offers a comprehensive look at mutualfunds and the investment management industry, for fund investors,those working in the fund industry, service providers to theindustry and students of financial institutions or capital markets.Industry experts Robert Pozen and Theresa Hamacher take readers ona tour of the business of asset management. Readers will learn howto research a fund and assess whether it's right for them; thenthey'll go behind the scenes to see how funds are invested, soldand regulated. This updated edition expands coverage of thesegments of the industry where growth is hottest, including hedgefunds, liquid alternatives, ETFs and target date funds—andadds an introduction to derivatives.

Mutual funds are a key component of financial planning for 96million Americans. Nearly a quarter of U.S. household savings areinvested in funds, which give individual investors affordableaccess to professional management. This book provides a detailedlook at how firms in the industry:

  • Invest those savings in stocks and bonds
  • Evaluate the risks and returns of funds
  • Distribute funds directly to consumers or through financialadvisors or retirement plans
  • Handle the complex operational and regulatory requirements ofmutual funds
  • Vote proxies at the annual meetings of public companies
  • Expand their operations across borders

Along the way, the authors describe the latest trends anddiscuss the biggest controversies—all in straightforward andengaging prose. The Fund Industry is the essential guide tonavigating the mutual fund industry.

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This thoroughly revised second edition of The FundIndustry provides a detailed guide to the world of mutual fundsand the investment management industry for individual shareholders,institutional investors, and professionals in the industry. Writtenby experts Robert Pozen and Theresa Hamacher, this comprehensiveresource explains how investors and advisers can research a fundand assess whether it's right for a particular financial orretirement plan. Written in an engaging and accessible style, thebook and companion website provide an insider's view of how fundsare invested, sold, and regulated.

The authors reveal how savvy fund managers pick stocks andbonds, make trading decisions, handle proxy voting, and evaluaterisk and return. The Fund Industry explores the distributionof fund shares directly to consumers, through financial advisersand via retirement plans, and explains the complex operational andregulatory requirements governing funds. The final sectiondiscusses trends in the fund industry outside the United States,drawing on examples from Europe, Latin America, and Asia.

Keeping pace with today's investing trends, this updated editionexpands coverage of hedge funds, liquid alternatives, ETFs, andtarget date funds, and adds an introduction to derivatives and howthey are used in funds. The companion website offers readersexclusive information, as well as a special section forinstructors, containing presentation materials, discussionquestions, and case studies.

The Fund Industry, Second Edition is essentialreading for all investors who want to know more about the fundsthey own and for financial professionals looking to navigate acomplex industry and better serve their clients.

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Praise for The Fund Industry, Second Edition

"This book provides an excellent overview of all aspects of thefund industry—from portfolio management to marketing toregulation. It will be an invaluable tool for those working in theindustry and a genuinely helpful guide for fund investors."
—Mary Schapiro, Former Chairperson of the Securitiesand Exchange Commission

"This book is a must read for the millions of U.S. investors whoown mutual funds. It clearly explains how your funds are managedand how your retirement accounts are administered."
—Jack Brennan, Former CEO of Vanguard

"We're using this book as a textbook for seasoned managers whowant to develop a broader view of our industry, to great reviewsfrom all! I wish that I had this book when I joined the fundindustry. It clearly articulates how the various parties in theindustry connect."
—Etta Valdes, Vice President, American Funds Trainingand Development

"This book will greatly enhance your understanding of the fundindustry. It describes how money is managed, how portfolios areconstructed, and how valuations are established; provides tools tohelp you research and compare funds, looking at their performance,risk, and expenses; and discusses the growing importance of fundsaround the globe. It's rare to find so much useful information in asingle book."
—Mohamed El-Erian, Former Co-CEO of PIMCO

"Everything you need to know about mutual funds, explained inclear and simple language—a great jargon buster."
—John Kay, Financial Times columnist andvisiting professor, London School of Economics

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