From the Publisher
Advance praise for this book has been quite enthusiastic, both from professionals in finance and from academia.
"Peter Stanyer has laid out potentially very complex issues in a practical and investor-friendly fashion." - Christopher Hyzy, Chief Investment Stragegist, U.S. Trust
"Many investors have substantial business expertise and experience in specific capital markets. But such knowledge is not enough. Success requires an integrated view of the investment problem and of the full range of investment products. Peter Stanyer's excellent guide to strategy provides exactly this, summarizing the latest thinking in a concise, readable format." - John Y. Campbell, Department of Economics, Harvard University
"This book provides a thoughtful and incisive appraisl of the optimal approach to long-term investment, drawing on historical data, the latest academic studes, and best practices among institutional investors. It will be essential reading for investment advisors and private bankers as well as individual investors seeking to preserve and grow wealth." - John P. Calverley, Chief Economist and Strategist, American Express Bank
"Peter Stanyer uses both his practical investment experience and recent developments in financial economics to tackle many of the more important and compex decisions faced by investors. Don't expect to fine easy answers; do expect to be stimulated." - Richard Brealey, Emeritus Professor of Finance, London Business School
About the Author
Stanyer, painter who has exhibited his work in numerous shows, is a dedicated teacher who conducts highly regarded art courses in London for students at all levels.
Shanta Acharya is Associate Director of the Initiative on Foundation and Endowment Asset Management at London Business School. Previously, she worked as an investment professional in Morgan Stanley Asset Management, Swiss Bank Corporation Portfolio Management International, Baring Asset Management
and Bank of Ireland Asset Management. She holds a D.Phil from Oxford and was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard. Elroy Dimson is BGI Professor of Investment Management at London Business School, where he has served as Governor, chaired the Finance and Accounting groups, and been Dean of the MBA and
Executive MBA programmes. His visiting positions have included the Bank of England and the Universities of Chicago and California (Berkeley). Formerly President of the European Finance Association, Dr Dimson has published widely on investment management. He has advised foundations and endowments
across Europe and the United States.