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Mutual Funds. An Introduction to the Core Concepts

  • ID: 2244189
  • March 2007
  • 204 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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"Students, investors and entrants to the business will find
Mutual Funds: An Introduction to be a lively, practical and highly informative overview of one of the world's most important financial products. One could not ask for a better guide to the world of mutual funds than Mark Mobius, truly a legendary figure in global asset management."

Paul Schott Stevens, President, Investment Company Institute

"In this Masterclass work, Mark Mobius, well–known as one of the world s master investors, provides us with a lively and comprehensive understanding of mutual funds By adding material from different real world examples, the introductory content comes alive and provides a current and valuable view on the subject of mutual funds and the mutual fund industry.  This book can be highly valuable for investors, brokers and students who would like to ensure that they have a thorough understanding of both the relevant core concepts and a useful sector history."
Mark Daniell, Chairman, Cuscaden Group Pte Ltd.; Vice–Chairman, Aquarius Investment Advisors Pte Ltd.;Director Emeritus, Bain & Company

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Acknowledgments.

1. An Introduction to Mutual Funds.

2. Types of Mutual Funds.

3. Making Sense of Mutual Fund Documents.

4. Analyzing Performance.

5. Mutual Fund Costs.

6. Buying and Selling Mutual Fund Shares.

7. Building Mutual Fund Portfolios.

8. The Mutual Fund Industry: Trends and Growth Drivers.

Glossary.

Bibliography.

Index.

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Mark Mobius, Ph.D., managing director, joined Templeton in 1987 as president of the Templeton Emerging Markets Fund, Inc. He currently directs the analysts based in Templeton s 12 emerging markets offices and manages the emerging markets portfolios. Dr. Mobius has spent more than 30 years working in emerging markets all over the world.
. Dr. Mobius earned his bachelors and masters degrees from Boston University and a Ph.D. in Economics and Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of the books
Trading With
China,
The Investor s Guide to Emerging Markets,
Mobius on Emerging
Markets and
Passport to Profits.
. Dr. Mobius has received the following awards
: Emerging Markets Equity Manager of the Year 2001 by International Money Marketing,
Top Ten Money Managers of the 20th Century in a survey by the Carson Group in 1999,
Number One Global Emerging Market Fund in the 1998 Reuters Survey,
1994 First in Business Money Manager of the Year by CNBC,
Closed–End Fund Manager of the Year in 1993 by Morningstar, and
Investment Trust Manager of the Year
1992 by
Sunday Telegraph. He was named in 2006 by
Asiamoney magazine as one of
Top 100 Most Powerful and Influential People.
Asiamoney said: Boasts one of the highest profiles of any investor in the region and is regarded by many in the financial industry as one of the most successful emerging markets investors over the last 20 years. Despite tough times during the financial crisis nine years ago, he still commands a strong following in the investment world and is influencing the direction of billions of investment dollars . He was appointed Joint Chairman of the Global Corporate Governance Forum Investor Responsibility Taskforce of the World Bank and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

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