Acknowledgments vii Introduction xi CHAPTER 1 IMCA Code of Professional Responsibility and Standards of Practice 1 CHAPTER 2 Regulatory Considerations 37 CHAPTER 3 Statistics and Methods 47 CHAPTER 4 Applied Finance and Economics 105 CHAPTER 5 Global Capital Markets: History and Valuation 235 CHAPTER 6 Attributes of Risk 307 CHAPTER 7 Risk Measurements 321 CHAPTER 8 Performance Measurement and Attribution 333 CHAPTER 9 Traditional Global Investments: Equity and Fixed Income 393 CHAPTER 10 Fixed-Income Vehicles 471 CHAPTER 11 Foreign Exchange Market 547 CHAPTER 12 Alternative Investments 569 CHAPTER 13 Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives 651 CHAPTER 14 Tools and Strategies Based on Technical Analysis 703 CHAPTER 15 Portfolio Theories and Models 759 CHAPTER 16 Behavioral Finance Theory 815 CHAPTER 17 Client Discovery 899 CHAPTER 18 Investment Policy Statement (IPS) 997 CHAPTER 19 Portfolio Risk Management Strategies 1017 CHAPTER 20 Manager Search, Selection, and Monitoring 1049 CHAPTER 21 Perform Portfolio Review and Revisions Process 1083 IMCA 1103 About the Author 1105 Index 1107
About IMCA Established in 1985, IMCA is a nonprofit professional association and credentialing organization with more than 10,000 individual members and certificants in the United States and Canada, including 400 international affiliate members. IMCA members collectively manage more than $2.477 trillion, providing investment consulting and wealth management services to individual and institutional clients. Since 1988, IMCA has offered the Certified Investment Management Analyst (R) (CIMA (R)) certification, which earned accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in April 2011, making it the first financial services credential in the United States to meet international standards (ISO 17024) for personnel certification. IMCA (R) and Investment Management Consultants Association (R) are registered trademarks of Investment Management Consultants Association Inc. CIMA (R), Certified Investment Management Analyst (R), CIMC (R), CPWA (R), and Certified Private Wealth Advisor (R) are registered certification marks of Investment Management Consultants Association Inc. Investment Management Consultants Association Inc. does not discriminate in educational opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.