Asset Management: Equities Demystified

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John Wiley & Sons Ltd., UK; 2002
ISBN Number
978-0-471-55791-3 / 0-471-55791-9

The future of fund management in the era of individual trading

With the globalization of the financial markets, the rise of pension and tracker funds, and the technical feasibility for anyone to trade almost anything at any time, some are questioning the very necessity of highly paid fund managers. In Asset Management, Acharya argues that the industry is essential to the health of both the financial markets and the global economy at large and shows how the social implications of fund management reverberate throughout the world.

Dr Shanta Acharya is a consultant and researcher who began her investment management career with Morgan Stanley Asset Management before working as a fund manager for Swiss Bank Corporation Portfolio Management International and Baring Asset Management respectively. She studied at Oxford and Harvard and at the London Business School.

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  • Capital Market Revolution.
  • The Alpha and Beta of Investing.
  • Indexation.
  • Active Management.
  • Absolute Return Strategies.
  • Private Equity.
  • Socially Responsible Investing.
  • Concluding Observations.
  • Notes.
  • Bibliography.
  • Index.


Dr Acharya is rather to be congratulated on having produced nothing less than a definitive study of an industry still in the process of adapting to a very changed world…

Professional Investor, October 2002