"Elucidates the sources of potential alpha for a breadth of strategies, as well as the origins of prior miscues." Edgar J. Sullivan, Ph.D., CFA, Managing Director, General Motors Asset Management
"A comprehensive, thought–leading treatment of market neutral investing." Thomas F. Obsitnik, CFA, Investment Advisor, Eli Lilly and Company
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"A wealth of insights about market neutral investing from a range of real–life practitioners." Rick Harper, Chief Executive Officer, Superannuation Funds of South Australia
"Bruce Jacobs and Ken Levy blazed the trail for institutional market neutral investing; now they illuminate it." Richard M. Ennis, CFA, Principal, Ennis Knupp + Associates
"Jacobs and Levy handle the complex subject of market neutral investing at a level the intelligent investor will understand." Leola Ross, Ph.D., CFA, Senior Research Analyst, Russell Investment Group
"A comprehensive book on market neutral investing, and a roadmap of pitfalls that many would find only by stumbling into them." Robert D. Arnott, Chairman, Research Affiliates, LLC and Editor, Financial Analysts Journal
"A comprehensive review of market neutral strategies, drawing on the theoretical and hands–on knowledge of industry experts.", Harry M. Markowitz, 1990 Nobel Laureate in Economics
"Anyone who plans to invest in market neutral strategies should read this book." Brian Bruce, Editor–In–Chief, The Journal of Investing
"Contains intuitive, informative, and insightful discussions of major market neutral strategies an invaluable resource." Professor Narayan Y. Naik, Director, Centre for Hedge Fund Research and Education, London Business School
"Jacobs and Levy are clear, focused, sharp and insightful a must read for any serious investor." Les Balzer, Professor of Finance, The University of New South Wales and Head of Research, Hedge Funds of Australia Limited
"A must read. Investors who know how to integrate short positions with long positions are at a major advantage." Edward M. Miller, Research Professor of Economics and Finance, University of New Orleans
"Transparency is rare in financial markets, but you will find it in this book. I highly recommend it." Meir Statman, Glenn Klimek Professor of Finance, Santa Clara University
"Jacobs and Levy have provided awesome thought leadership. This book gives readers an insider s look at market neutral investing." Wayne H. Wagner, Chairman, Plexus Group, Inc.
"Market Neutral Strategies illuminates for the serious investor the techniques, benefits, and risks of various methods of market neutral investing." Edward O. Thorp, Ph.D., Edward O. Thorp Associates, Author of Beat the Dealer
About the Editors.
Chapter 1: Introduction (Bruce I. Jacobs and Kenneth N. Levy).
Chapter 2: Questions and Answers About Market Neutral Investing (Jane Buchan, Bruce I. Jacobs, and Kenneth N. Levy).
Chapter 3: Market Neutral Equity Investing (Bruce I. Jacobs and Kenneth N. Levy).
Chapter 4: Convertible Bond Hedging (Jane Buchan).
Chapter 5: Sovereign Fixed–Income Arbitrage (John Maltby).
Chapter 6: Market Neutral Strategies with Mortgage–Backed Securities (George E. Hall and Seth C. Fischoff).
Chapter 7: Merger Arbitrage (Daniel S. Och and Todd C. Pulvino).
Chapter 8: Transporting Alpha (Bruce I. Jacobs and Kenneth N. Levy).
Chapter 9: A Tale of Two Hedge Funds (Bruce I. Jacobs and Kenneth N. Levy).
Chapter 10: Significant Tax Considerations for Taxable Investors in Market Neutral Strategies (Peter E. Pront and John E. Tavss).
Chapter 11: Tax–Exempt Organizations and Other Special Categories of Investors: Tax and ERISA Concerns (Peter E. Pront and S. John Ryan).
Chapter 12: Afterword (Bruce I. Jacobs and Kenneth N. Levy).
Kenneth N. Levy are Principals of Jacobs Levy Equity Management. Based in Florham Park, New Jersey, Jacobs Levy Equity Management is widely recognized as a leading provider of quantitative equity strategies for institutional clients. Jacobs Levy currently manages $20 billion in various strategies for a prestigious global roster of 50 corporate pension plans, public retirement systems, multi–employer funds, endowments, and foundations, including over 25 of Pensions & Investments′ "Top 200 Pension Funds/Sponsors."
Bruce I. Jacobs holds a PhD in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Capital Ideas and Market Realities: Option Replication, Investor Behavior, and Stock Market Crashes and coauthor, with Kenneth Levy, of Equity Management: Quantitative Analysis for Stock Selection. He serves on the advisory board of the Journal of Portfolio Management.
Kenneth N. Levy holds an MBA and an MA in applied economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is coauthor, with Bruce Jacobs, of Equity Management: Quantitative Analysis for Stock Selection. A Chartered Financial Analyst, he has served on the CFA Institute′s candidate curriculum committee and on the advisory board of POSIT.
Foreword by Mark Anson, PhD, Chief Investment Officer, CalPERS. For more information, please visit the Editors′ website at [external URL]