From the Back Cover
An Innovative Approach to Portfolio Management. Blending the Most Profitable Aspects of Analytical and Quantitative.
Professional acclaim for Active Portfolio Management, 2nd edition. "Active Portfolio Management is a unique reference for understanding the source of value-added by a money manager. I am an enthusiastic supporter of the methodology used in the book, and I highly recommend it to both the professional and academic communities."
-Professor William N. Goetzmann, Director, International Center for Finance, Yale University School of Management.
"This edition of Active Portfolio Management continues the standard of excellence established in the first edition, with new and clear insights to help investment professionals."
-William E. Jacques, Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Martingale Asset Management.
"Active Portfolio Management offers investors an opportunity to better understand the balance between manager skill and portfolio risk. Both fundamental and quantitative investment managers will benefit from studying this updated edition by Grinold and Kahn."
-Scott Stewart, Portfolio Manager, Fidelity Select Equity ® Discipline, Co-Manager, Fidelity Freedom ® Funds.
"This second edition will not remain on the shelf, but will be continually referenced by
both novice and expert. There is a substantial expansion in both depth and breadth on the original. It clearly and concisely explains all aspects of the foundations and the latest thinking in active portfolio management."
-Eric N. Remole, Managing Director, Head of Global Structured Equity, Credit Suisse Asset Management.
"Active Portfolio Management, Second Edition, remains a readable yet theoretically and mathematically rigorous book that one would expect from two such distinguished authors. I heartily recommend this book to any practitioner who wants to refine his or her knowledge of state-of-the-art quantitative money management or who would like a straightforward reference to quickly answer those thorny theoretical questions that hit us now and again."
-Michael Even, Managing Director and Chief of Global Quantitative Analysis, Citibank Global Asset Management.
"A more comprehensive examination of quantitative techniques for portfolio management would be hard to find. Active Portfolio Management is an outstanding treatise on the methods and techniques of measuring performance and risk control that is both rigorous and understandable."
-Jon A. Christopherson, Research Fellow, Frank Russell Company.
About the Author
Richard C. Grinold, Ph.D., is Managing Director, Advanced Strategies and Research at Barclays Global Investors. Dr. Grinold spent 14 years at BARRA, where he served as Director of Research, Executive Vice President, and President; and 20 years on the faculty at the School of Business Administration at the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as the chairman of the finance faculty, chairman of the management science faculty, and director of the Berkeley Program in Finance.
Ronald N. Kahn, Ph.D., is Managing Director in the Advanced Active Strategies Group at Barclays Global Investors. Dr. Kahn spent 11 years at BARRA, including over seven years as Director of Research. He is on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Portfolio Management and the Journal of Investment Consulting.
Both authors have published extensively, and are widely known in the industry for their pioneering work on risk models, portfolio optimization, and trading analysis; equity, fixed income, and international investing; and quantitative approaches to active management.