Mutual Funds and Exchange-Traded Funds: Building Blocks to Wealth

Hardcover | December 2, 2015

EditorH. Kent Baker, Greg Filbeck, Halil Kiymaz

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Mutual Funds and Exchange-Traded Funds: Building Blocks to Wealth offers a synthesis of the theoretical and empirical literature primarily on mutual funds but also discusses related investment vehicles, especially ETFs. In this edited volume, noted scholars and practitioners write chapters intheir areas of expertise. It interweaves the contributions of multiple authors into an authoritative overview of important but selective topics. Readers will gain an in-depth understanding of mutual funds and ETFs from experts from around the world. Based on research-based evidence, this is notintended to be a "how to" book; instead, it is a scholarly and in-depth approach to important investment subjects. Although the book places greater attention on these different types of investments in the United States, it also examines them in a global context.In today's financial environment, mutual funds and ETFs are dynamic areas that continue to evolve at a rapid pace. Because the flow of materials on the subject is voluminous, this book, by necessity, must be selective because it cannot cover every aspect of this field. However, readers can gainimportant insights about each investment vehicle including its structure and uses, performance and measurement. Beyond these core topics and issues, the book also examines the latest trends, cutting-edge developments, and real-world situations. Given its broad scope, this practical and comprehensivebook should appeal to investors, investment professionals, academics, and others interested in mutual funds and ETFs. In particular, this book should help investors make key asset allocation decisions while capturing the benefits of a highly diversified, well-constructed, lower-cost portfolio ofcomplementary strategies that enhance financial wealth.

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Mutual Funds and Exchange-Traded Funds: Building Blocks to Wealth offers a synthesis of the theoretical and empirical literature primarily on mutual funds but also discusses related investment vehicles, especially ETFs. In this edited volume, noted scholars and practitioners write chapters intheir areas of expertise. It interweaves the...

H. Kent Baker is a University Professor of Finance in the Kogod School of Business at American University. As one of the most prolific finance academics, Professor Baker has authored or edited 25 books and has published more than 160 refereed articles in such journals as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Ana...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:664 pages, 9.41 × 6.3 × 1.18 inPublished:December 2, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PART ONE: BACKGROUND1. H. Kent Baker, Greg Filbeck, and Halil Kiymaz: Mutual Funds and Related Investment Vehicles: An Overview2. David M. Smith: The Economics of Mutual Funds: Rewards and Risks3. Sarah A. Holden: The Role of Mutual Funds in Retirement and Education Savings4. Robert Grohowski and Sean Collins: The Structure and Regulation of Mutual FundsPART TWO: MUTUAL FUNDS AND OTHER FUND5. Conrad S. Ciccotello: Open-End Funds6. Alistair Byrne and Trevor Oliver: Target Date Funds and Other Funds of Funds7. Z. Jay Wang: Closed-End Funds8. Dimitris Andriosopoulos, Mary Fletcher, and Andrew Marshall: Non-U.S. Closed-End Funds9. Ehsan Nikbakht, Keith Pareti, and Andrew C. Spieler: Exchange-Traded Funds10. Benjamin Aguilar, Michael Bianco, Christopher Milliken, and Andrew C. Spieler: Leveraged and Inverse Exchange-Traded FundsPART THREE: CLASSIFICATION OF FUNDS BY PRINCIPAL INVESTMENTS11. Anna Agapova: Money Market Mutual Funds12. Sandeep Singh: Bond Mutual Funds13. Grady Perdue: Stock Mutual Funds14. Eddy Junarsin, Enrico Libert, and Frendy: Socially Responsible Mutual Funds15. Tamas Barko and Luc Renneboog: Mutual Funds: Management Styles, Social Responsibility, Performance, and EfficiencyPART FOUR: ASSET ALLOCATION AND PERFORMANCE OF MUTUAL FUNDS16. Laura Andreu and Jose Luis Sarto: Strategic Asset Allocation and Rebalancing17. Larry J. Prather, Han-Sheng Chen, and Ying-Chou Lin: Building and Monitoring Mutual Fund Portfolios18. Bruce A. Costa and Keith Jakob: Analyzing Mutual Funds19. Matthew R. Morey: Predicting Mutual Fund Performance20. Jonathan Fletcher: Evaluating Mutual Fund Performance within Stochastic Discount Framework21. Roberto Savona, Oreste Auleta, and Flippo Stefanini: Mutual Fund RiskPART FIVE: FUND STRUCTURE22. Mark Potter: Organization, Structure, and Services of Mutual Funds23. John A. Haslem: Selected Topics in Mutual Fund Distribution24. Joseph A. Franco: Mutual Fund Disclosure and Related Fund Investor Protection Features25. Ojwang' George Omondi: New Developments in Exchange-Traded Funds26. Rosa Adamo: Ethical Standards in Mutual FundsPART SIX: MUTUAL FUNDS WORLDWIDE27. Parvez Ahmed: Mutual Funds in Emerging and Developing Markets28. Tarik Bazgour, Laurent Bodson, and Danielle Sougne: Performance of Global Mutual Funds29. Panagiotis Schizas: Performance of ETFs30. Hunter M. Holzhauer: Issues, Trends, and Future Developments in the Mutual Fund Industry