Investment Management (Paperback, 4th ed)
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 future financial benefits expected from the investment. Investment management is a concise, yet comprehensive introduction to investment analysis and portfolio management, specifically in South Africa. Investment management focuses on investment in financial assets such as shares and bonds, and explains fundamental and technical analysis. It investigates portfolio management and how derivative instruments such as futures, options and swaps may be used for this purpose. In addition, a chapter is devoted to the foreign exchange market and its management. The book provides a comprehensive framework and a thorough network of guidelines, with self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter. It is written with the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA(R)) Level I learning outcomes for investment analysis and portfolio management in mind. Investment management aims to prepare undergraduate investment management students for postgraduate study.