Alternative Investments
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Alternative Investments

Expanding Frontiers

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This book covers, for institutional and retail investors, various methods of accessing returns that are largely uncorrelated with traditional asset classes.

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Table of Contents

    • Alternative Investments Syllabus Summary Fall 2023
      • Office Hours
      • Schedule
      • Presentations
      • Grade Breakdown
      • Homework assignments/online quizzes
    • Introduction
      • Intended Audience and Teaching Philosophy
      • Main Resources for the First Class
      • Key Points
      • Class Overview
      • Overall Benefit of Alternative Investments
      • What is an Alternative Investment?
      • Introduction to Fund Structures
      • How are Alternatives Different?
      • Next Steps
      • References
      • Appendix
    • Asset Allocation and Regression Analysis
      • Key Points
      • Class Overview
      • Asset Allocation and Portfolio Construction Approaches
      • Next Steps
    • CAPM, APT and Factor Models
      • Key Points
      • Class Plan
      • Forward Note
      • Chapter Overview
      • The Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)
      • Roll’s Critique
      • Arbitrage Pricing Theory
      • Omitted Variables Bias (OVB)
      • The Fama-French 5-Factor Model
      • Conditional Factor Models
      • Market Timing Models
      • Summary
      • References
      • Next Steps
      • Appendix: Factor Construction Details from the Kenneth French Data Library Page
    • Performance Measurement for Alternatives
    • Ex-post to Ex-Ante
      • Overview
      • Mapping Factor Exposures
      • What the Experts are Saying in 2023
      • Strategies pursued
      • Market Efficiency, Anomolies and the Factor Zoo
      • Discussion Questions
      • References
      • Appendix: Factor Rationales
    • Resources and References
      • General Industry Resources
      • Data Resources
      • Introduction
      • Asset Allocation and Regression
      • Factor Models and Performance Evaluation
      • Hedge Funds
      • Real Assets
      • Real Estate
      • Private Equity
      • Private Credit
      • Structured Products
      • Blockchain Technologies
      • ESG & Alternative Investment
      • Machine Learning, AI and Industry Trends
    • Glossary: Part I
    • Acknowledgements

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