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In this latest edition, the distinguished team of Richard DeFusco, Dennis McLeavey, Jerald Pinto, and David Runkle update information associated with this discipline; improve the presentation and coverage of several major areas, including regression, time series, and multifactor models; and introduce an even greater variety of investment-oriented exampleswhich reflect the changes currently taking place in the investment community. Throughout the text, special attention is paid to ensuring the even treatment of subject matter, consistency of mathematical notation, and continuity of topic coverage that is so critical to the learning process.
Valuable for self-study and general reference, this book provides clear, example-driven coverage of a wide range of quantitative methods. Topics discussed include:
- The time value of money
- Discounted cash flow applications
- Common probability distributions
- Sampling and estimation
- Hypothesis testing
- Correlation and regression
- Multiple regression and issues in regression analysis
- Time-series analysis
- Portfolio concepts
And to further enhance your understanding of the tools and techniques presented here, don't forget to pick up the Quantitative Investment Analysis Workbook, Second Editionan essential guide containing learning outcomes and summary overview sections along with challenging problems and solutions.
With each author bringing his own unique experiences and perspectives to the table, the Second Edition of Quantitative Investment Analysis distills the knowledge, skills, and abilities you need to succeed in today's fast-paced financial environment. Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, Quantitative Investment Analysis, Second Edition offers a comprehensive treatment of quantitative methods that combines best practices with solid theory.
From the Back Cover
"Quantitative Investment Analysis is an essential book for any serious investor in today's financial markets. Cogently written, the authors cover a robust array of quantitative methods in a straightforward and digestible style. This book should be on everyone's short list of necessary reading and reference."
Gary P. Brinson, CFA, President, GP Brinson Investments
"This second Edition of Quantitative Investment Analysis provides a strong foundation for investment practitioners seeking benefit from the rigor and discipline of quantitative tools and analysis. An abundance of examples enhances the value of this essential text for non-classroom pedagogy."
Brian Singer, CFA, UBS Global Asset Management
"Quantitative Investment Analysis gets to the heart of the matter. Crisp, well-written, and technically thorough, this book provides an excellent foundation for understanding the statistics and economics of portfolio management and asset pricing. It also provides a thorough review of the major asset pricing models widely used today."
David Blackwell, Head and RepublicBank/James W. Aston Professor of Finance, Mays Business School, Texas A&M University