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This book presents substantial evidence that an association exists between monetary conditions and returns to various asset classes. It goes on to show how, over the past four decades, investors had the opportunity to use monetary policy to significantly enhance their portfolio performances.
Designed to help readers better understand the importance of monetary policy in investment management, this book also explores topics such as
Robert R. Johnson, CFA, is a senior vice president in the curriculum and examinations department at AIMR. Previously, he taught at Creighton University, where he was professor of economics and finance and the recipient of the universityÆs 1994 Robert F. Kennedy Award for Teaching Excellence. Mr. Johnson is the author of more than 40 articles in such publications as Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Finance, Financial Analysts Journal, and Journal of Portfolio Management. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Jeffrey M. Mercer is associate professor and former chair of the department of finance in the College of Business at Northern Illinois University. Prior to rejoining the faculty at NIU, he served as vice president and director of research at Ibbotson Associates of Chicago. Professor MercerÆs published work appears in academic and practitioner journals, including Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial Research, Financial Analysts Journal, Journal of Portfolio Management, and Journal of Futures Markets. He is a member of the Investment Analysts Society of Chicago and AIMR. Professor Mercer holds a Ph.D. in finance from Texas Tech University.