Praise for THE RISK–WISE INVESTOR
"Most investors get wise to risk only after the damage has been done. Savvy investors know that risk management is the whole game. Michael Carpenter′s superb new book, The Risk–Wise Investor, could save you much heartache, not to mention many dollars."
Don Phillips, Managing Director, Morningstar
"Risk awareness, risk management, and risk control are the sine qua non of successful asset allocation and investment strategy. Michael Carpenter has done the global investment realm a HUGE service by bringing this essential discipline front and center. We′ve needed a book like this for a long time!"
David M. Darst, Chief Investment Strategist, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney; author of The Little Book that Saves Your Assets
"Mike Carpenter′s The Risk–Wise Investor can help any financial advisor do the most critical part of his or her job better which is helping their clients not just understand, but master risk. My advice to advisors and investors: get hold of a copy. It′s a no–risk way to improve your chances of investment success."
Robert L. Reynolds, President and CEO, Putnam Investments
"Arriving at the tail–end of a tumultuous decade for investors, The Risk–Wise Investor will help individuals regroup and reset their expectations using a simple, personalized approach to understanding and managing investment risk. Mike Carpenter′s approach makes the often arcane world of risk management real and provides insights that are timely as well as timeless."
Bill Glavin, Chief Executive Officer, OppenheimerFunds, Inc.
"While risk cannot be totally eliminated, it can be prepared for and managed. With historical background, Mike Carpenter has simplified the process and modernized the approach."
John R. Kenney, Chairman and CEO, Clearwater Financial Marketing, LLC
The Risk–Wise Investor offers a totally new, user–friendly, non–technical way to better understand and manage investment uncertainty and risk. This practical guide outlines an easy and effective personalized risk management process that will allow you to plan for and deal with investment risk and help improve the likelihood of achieving your long–term investment goals.
CHAPTER 1 The Increasing Importance of Risk–Wise Investing.
CHAPTER 2 Introduction to the Risk–Wise Risk Management Process.
CHAPTER 3 The Evolving History of Risk and Risk Management.
CHAPTER 4 Risk What Is It, and How Does It Work?
CHAPTER 5 Which School of Risk Management Is Best?
CHAPTER 6 How Your Body Can Work Against You.
CHAPTER 7 Understanding the Risk Perception/Reality Gap.
CHAPTER 8 Avoiding Common Pitfalls of Decision Making Under Uncertainty.
CHAPTER 9 The Advantages of Managing Risk Categories.
CHAPTER 10 Understanding and Prioritizing Risks.
CHAPTER 11 The Risk–Wise Risk Management Planning Process.
CHAPTER 12 Models of Outstanding Risk Management.
CHAPTER 13 The Value of Knowledgeable and Trusted Financial Advice.
CHAPTER 14 Navigating Crisis Events and Bear Markets.
Summary and Afterthoughts.
Additional Information for Readers.
About the Author.