Can the art and science of investment management be reduced to a set of patterns that markets generally follow, in apparent violation of the. Buy Expected Returns: An Investor’s Guide to Harvesting Market Rewards (The Wiley Finance Series) by Antti Ilmanen, Clifford Asness (ISBN: ) . “It is not only a low interest rate world, it is also a low expected return world on any long-only investment,” said Ilmanen, who is a principal and.
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Expected Returns : An Investor’s Guide to Harvesting Market Rewards
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September Magazine By Georg Inderst.
This is a welcome new compendium on “the general ilmmanen of expected returns from investment”. It uniquely combines the current state of financial theory and empirical evidence with useful practical guidelines. An enormous breath of topics is covered in the book.
Part I starts off ilmajen the historical record of market returns, followed by an overview on theories of return determination. Part II identifies 12 main sources of return in three groups. In Part III, Ilmanen evaluates more old and new investment themes, including seasonal, cyclical and secular return patterns; new concepts such as endogenous risk and feedback loops; forming return expectations and forecasting models; and portfolio management issues such as diversification, leverage, time horizon, active vs passive, costs and others.
No short summary anttj do justice to the amount of concepts and ideas presented in the book. Finance theory is changing: This book presents all possible extensions, revisions and upheavals of the classic paradigm of modern finance, the paradise lost.
Ilmanen takes the rational approach to market analysis as far as possible, with a particular preference for time-varying antti premia and multiple systematic factors.
Irrationality comes in as explanation of last resort. Unfortunately, the advances in finance have not resolved certain fundamental dilemmas. Empirical evidence cannot distinguish between rational and irrational explanations.
Expected Returns: An Investor’s Guide to Harvesting Market Rewards
Even worse, risk premia remain unobservable ex-ante and of limited significance ex-post. Ilmanen knows his data, mostly from US markets, and gives all thinkable health warnings on their interpretation. Yes, there is no proper institutional perspective on investing. Terms like supply-demand effects, market frictions, political cycle, taxes, regulation, pension liabilities and institutional governance are mentioned but there is no systematic account of their significance for “expected returns”.
Ilmanen’s approach could look eclectic but he does not hide his preferences, especially for value versus growthyield, risk factor diversification versus traditional asset class allocation”prudent leverage”, and “view-based” active management, conscious of costs. Save ammunition in good times and gradually take advantage of episodes when liquidity and other premia widen out, while recognising that nobody can be a perfect market-timer,” page In the end, that sounds not so different from what juniors heard from their seasoned investment colleagues some time ago, well before the days of modern finance.
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