Mutual Funds by John A. Haslem
Portfolio Structures, Analysis, Management, and Stewardship (Robert W. Kolb Series)

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An authoritative, must-read guide to making more informed decisions about mutual funds

Providing a balance of theory and application, this authoritative book will enable you to evaluate the various performance and risk attributes of mutual funds. It covers a broad range of topics, including understanding the advantages and disadvantages of mutual funds, evaluating stock/bond allocations within fund portfolios, assessing fund diversification risk, measuring fund returns and risk, and making fund buy/sell decisions.

While informative chapters combine clear summaries of existing research with practical guidelines for mutual fund analysis, step-by-step decision checklists guide you through the selection of various mutual funds.Puts the risks and rewards of mutual fund investing in perspectiveSkillfully examines how to select and evaluate the best mutual fundsOutlines mutual fund service advantages and disadvantagesDiscusses the long- and short-term effectiveness of mutual funds

Covering major theoretical and management issues in mutual fund analysis and portfolio management, this book is an authoritative guide.


About John A. Haslem

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John A. Haslem, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Finance at the University of Maryland. He also served as the founding academic affairs dean and founding chair of the finance department. Haslem received the Panhellenic Association's "Outstanding Teacher Award" for his mutual funds course—the first in the curriculum of a school of business. His research has appeared in numerous leading finance journals, several books, and over 100 research articles with a primary focus on mutual fund analysis, regulation, and disclosure.
Published October 8, 2009 by Wiley. 358 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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