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Investment Management and Mismanagement

Investment Management and Mismanagement: History, Findings, and Analysis will present the reader with: (1) a brief overview of portfolio management and its historical evolution, (2) the findings of a substantial amount of academic research into the performance of portfolio managers, (3) the various issues associated with both institutional and individual portfolio mismanagement, and (4) a treatment of the areas of suitability and churning The articles referenced are primarily works from academic journals, including: The Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and others, as well as from practitioner-oriented venues, such as Financial Analyst Journal and various law journals. This work should be of value to academic researchers as a convenient source of summarized studies in these areas, while practitioners will find value its content as an efficient reference for determining the benefits of asset management as well as potential pitfalls.
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Table of Contents

The Investment Process.- The Historical Backdrop for Investment Management.- Market Eefficiency and Anomalies.- The Efficacy of Analysts' Recommendations.- Studies of Institutional Portfolio Performance.- Studies of Individual Portfolio Performance.- Investiment Costs and the Mismanagement Issue.- Suitability.- Churning.- Conclusion.

About the Author

Seth Anderson is a Professor of Finance with expertise in Investments/International Finance at the University of North Florida. He has served as a research consultant for several large pension plans including EIDupont. He also served as an expert witness work in the area of portfolio management. He is the author of Mutual Funds: Fifty Years of Research Findings, Closed-End Fund Pricing: Theories and Evidence, Initial Public Offerings: Findings and Theories, and Closed End Investment Companies: Issues and Answers. He has also authored more than forty articles published in Journal of Financial Research, Financial Services Review, Journal of Behavioral Economics, Financial Analysts Journal, Journal of Portfolio Management among others. His research findings have been cited in Barron's, Business Week, CBS Radio News, Forbes, Money, Mutual Fund Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and other national and local media.

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