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Swensen aptly lays out the investment policy that has enabled Yale to consistently outperform other U.S. endowments.
Aside from providing a look at the industry, this book was undoubtedly insightful from a pure finance/investment perspective.
This is the best book I have ever read on asset management: easy to understand and at the same time full of useful insights.
The classic book in portfolio management gives a great background knowledge on asset classes and how they - should - function within a portfolio. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Fabio P Noronha
Excelente book, for those interested in portfolio management, asset alocation, and investments it's a must read. Lots of good insights.Published 11 months ago by Bruno Maueler
Whether you are managing your own savings or entitled to manage a corporation's assets, this book is a must have !Published 20 months ago by Stephane Toullieux
Pioneering Portfolio theory is a must read. As other reviewers have said it's essential for any endowment manager. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Kevin Kwok
Mr. Swenson does an excellent job explaining the method and reasoning behind the endowment he manages and why it takes a different approach and thinking to managing an endowment as... Read morePublished on August 9, 2012 by Sterling Raskie
David Swensen has written a commendable book. Perhaps most commendable is his focus on ethical money management with a focus on fiduciary responsibility to the investor--a... Read morePublished on July 19, 2008 by D. J Najarian
I have recommended this book to numerous colleagues at work. We use it as a great summary of our investment philosophy and as a touchstone for investment values and sanity checks. Read morePublished on April 17, 2008 by iliketowatch
The marketing/techno-speak of the investment management industry sometimes gets to be overwhelming, this book can be an antidote. Read morePublished on December 21, 2007 by Subir Grewal