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Beginning with comprehensive introduction and overview, Expected Returns goes on to analyze the historical record, give a roadmap of terminology, explore rational and behavioral theories, and look at alternative interpretations for return predictability. A series of case studies provide detailed analysis of assets (equity, bond and credit risk premia, as well as alternative asset classes), dynamic strategy styles (value, carry, momentum, volatility) and underlying risk factors (growth, inflation, liquidity and tail risks), before moving back to broader themes, including time-varying expected returns, and seasonal, cyclical and secular return patterns.
Concluding with a series of investment lessons, Expected Returns is the complete guide for the long-term investor, providing wide-ranging empirical evidence, and a platform for forecasting the expected returns of an investment portfolio for asset allocation and portfolio balancing purposes
"Job one for any investor is to estimate asset class returns. For the first time, Antti Ilmanen has assembled into one volume all of the tools necessary for this task: for the working money manager, a unique treasure trove of analytical techniques and empirical evidence; for the academic, a comprehensive guide to the relevant academic literature; and for the consultant, a blinding light with which to illuminate performance. Expected Returns is destined to occupy the front shelves of investment professionals around the world."
William J. Bernstein, author of The Intelligent Asset Allocator, The Birth of Plenty, and A Splendid Exchange, and co-principal of Efficient Frontier Advisors
"Antti's synthesis of experience and theory has given us a book which fills a major gap in the literature on investing. Amazing, but true, this is the first book dedicated to the critical and challenging task of estimating how much we should expect to earn on our investments. This illuminating book, teaming with valuable insights that have never before been gathered under one roof, cannot fail to make the reader a more successful and discerning investor."
Victor Haghani, Associate Lecturer, London School of Economics, and former founding partner of LTCM
"Ilmanen has written a thorough and detailed analysis of one of the central issues in investing."
Ken French, Heidt Professor of Finance, Dartmouth College
"Investors' decisions should be evidence based. Antti Ilmanen assembles a global body of evidence, and interprets it with insight. Read this book and you will improve your understanding of the future."
Elroy Dimson, Emeritus Professor of Finance, London Business School
"If I could choose only one book on active management, I would choose Expected Returns. This book is extremely thorough and well researched, yet direct and to the point."
Roger G. Ibbotson, Professor in the Practice of Finance, Yale School of Management, and Chairman and CIO of Zebra Capital Management
Antti has delivered a one stop shop of any one wanting to understand the expected returns to an amazingly wide range of assets and strategies. Read morePublished 7 months ago by J. C. Montier
Very technical but good information. A hard but valuable intellectual book. Look closely at table of contents before purchasing. Thanks to the authors for all their researchPublished 8 months ago by edr
Ilmanen hits a home run with his book. I have owned it for a year now, and I still find myself going back to it every now and then. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Antti Nikkanen
Impressive book with the empirical horsepower of Ibbotson/Brinson, or Dimson/Marsh/Staunton, coupled with the experienced observation of a practitioner. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Cgg2nd
absolutely a buy! i think that this book offers a really wide and exceptional view and review of every major and minor topic linked to asset classes. Read morePublished 15 months ago by francesco
This is a magnificent book. It's also absolutely massive, 500+ pages totally stuffed with information. Read morePublished 21 months ago by investingbythebooks
Wiley Finance titles are really hit and miss since they seem to publish all manuscripts that are sent to them. Here is my take on the current book
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This book is a phenomenal tour-de-force of academic research into the financial markets over the last several decades. Read morePublished on October 16, 2012 by Gregory Fodor
I wish Ilmanen hadn't written this. It's too useful to the general population. Fortunately, the general population won't recognize what a gem this work is.Published on August 24, 2012 by Prosumer21