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Portfolio Design. A Modern Approach to Asset Allocation. Wiley Finance

  • ID: 2243208
  • April 2011
  • 368 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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"Wharton professor Richard Marston has captivated investors and investment professionals for over thirty years, including the 600 ultra–high–net–worth investors who have completed Wharton's five–day Private Wealth Management program. Never boring, and always practical, Dick Marston knows both institutional investors and individual investors well their concerns and challenges. Portfolio Design will no doubt become a timeless reference for any serious investor."
Charlotte Beyer, founder and CEO, Institute for Private Investors

"Richard Marston's tremendous insight into building well–diversified and successful investment portfolios has benefited a generation of financial advisors and individual and institutional investors. Marston offers a dynamic and cutting–edge understanding of the asset allocation process."
Phil C. Shaffer, CIMA, Managing Director, Graystone Consulting, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

"After taking a bruising the past couple of years, many advisors who only learned the basics of asset allocation have too quickly dismissed the science of effective portfolio design. Many of these advisors have turned their back on READ MORE >

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About the Author.

About the Book.


CHAPTER 1 Asset Allocation.

CHAPTER 2 Long–Run Returns on Stocks and Bonds.

CHAPTER 3 Small–Cap Stocks.

CHAPTER 4 Value and Growth Investing.

CHAPTER 5 Foreign Stocks.

CHAPTER 6 Emerging Markets.

CHAPTER 7 Bonds.

CHAPTER 8 Strategic Asset Allocation.

CHAPTER 9 Hedge Funds.

CHAPTER 10 Venture Capital and Private Equity.

CHAPTER 11 Real Assets Real Estate.

CHAPTER 12 Real Assets Commodities.

CHAPTER 13 Asset Allocation with Alternative Investments.

CHAPTER 14 Investing and Spending by Foundations.

CHAPTER 15 Investing and Spending in Retirement.

CHAPTER 16 The Discipline of Asset Allocation Rebalancing.



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RICHARD C. MARSTON is currently James R.F. Guy Professor of Finance and Director, George Weiss Center for International Financial Research at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He was a recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship, Fulbright Fellowship, and the Sanwa Bank Prize in International Finance. He has been a research associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research since 1979, a visiting professor at London Business School, ESSEC in Paris, and the Sasin Institute at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, and Visiting Scholar at the Bank of Japan. Since 1999, he has been Academic Director of the Private Wealth Management Program at Wharton, a week–long program for ultra–high–net–worth investors, and he is a long–standing faculty member in the Certified Investment Management Analyst program at Wharton, having taught asset allocation to over 5000 financial advisors.

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