The goal of investment management is to achieve the investor’s required rate of return by putting assets to their most productive use. The return should compensate the investor for the time during which the funds are committed, the expected rate of inflation and the uncertainty of the anticipated future financial benefits from the investment. Investment management is a concise yet comprehensive introduction to investment analysis and portfolio management, specifically in the South African context.
Investment management provides a broad framework and a thorough network of guidelines for the investment management student. It focuses on investment in financial assets such as shares and bonds, and explains both fundamental and technical analysis. It investigates portfolio management and how derivative instruments such as futures, options and swaps may be used for this purpose. A chapter is devoted to the foreign exchange market and its management, and a chapter dealing with the governance of investment management is included. By means of self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter, it prepares undergraduates for postgraduate study and is written with the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) Level I learning outcomes in mind.
Investment management is aimed at undergraduate investment management students.
Johan Marx (editor) is a professor at the University of South Africa (Unisa). He is the author of five financial management publications, and has presented and published numerous articles. He has a keen interest in financial markets.
Johan de Beer lectures financial risk management at Unisa. He is a CFA® charter holder and completed his MCom on the topic of single stock futures. His particular field of interest is quantitative momentum investing.
Raphael Mpofu is a professor and the Deputy Executive Dean of the College of Economic and Management Sciences at Unisa. His research interests include financing small businesses and personal investments in emerging market economies.
Henry Mynhardt is a senior researcher in the Institute of Postgraduate Studies and Research at Stadio. He has vast experience in research and securities trading, and has a keen interest in fixed interest securities as well as corporate governance, risk and compliance management.
Part 1 The investment background
Chapter 1 The investment setting
Chapter 2 Organisation and functioning of securities markets
Chapter 3 The art and science of investment
Chapter 4 The time value of money
Chapter 5 Valuation principles and practices
Chapter 6 Fundamental analysis
Part 2 Equity analysis
Chapter 7 Industry analysis
Chapter 8 Company analysis
Chapter 9 Company valuation
Chapter 10 Technical analysis
Part 3 The analysis of bonds
Chapter 11 Bond fundamentals
Chapter 12 Valuation of bonds
Part 4 Portfolio management
Chapter 13 Portfolio management
Chapter 14 An introduction to derivative instruments
Chapter 15 Evaluation of portfolio management
Part 5 Foreign exchange
Chapter 16 Foreign exchange management
Chapter 17 The role of corporate governance in shareholder protection
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