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Introduction to Investment Planning: Tools & Techniques for Academics. First Edition

  • Book

  • 432 Pages
  • August 2020
  • Region: United States
  • ALM Media, LLC
  • ID: 5173124

Introduction to Investment Planning: Tools & Techniques for Academics provides key insights on the theory and practice of investment planning for today’s ever-changing academic environment.

In addition to focusing on the basics of investment transactions, this title is structured around the concepts and practices that students are most likely to encounter while taking FINRA’s SIE exam. Students will learn about the different types of investment assets, how securities transactions are implemented, and what role advisors play in recommending and executing investment strategies for real-world clients. 

Written by experts in this field, this resource:

  • Provides a comprehensive introduction to the concepts of investment planning for students at all levels
  • Complies with CFP Investment Planning course requirements
  • Is designed to help students prepare for the FINRA SIE exam
  • Provides introductory level explanations to help students understand broad concepts without being overwhelmed by technical information

Topics Covered: 

  • Overview of capital markets and asset classes
  • Tools for understanding and measuring investment risk and return
  • Portfolio management and investment strategies
  • Investment company operations
  • Fixed income and equity securities
  • Options and hedging
  • Alternative investments
  • Quantitative calculations, such as present and future values, tax exempt equivalents, and lump sum requirements
  • And More! See the “Table of Contents” section for a full list of topics

As with all the resources in the highly acclaimed Leimberg Library, every area covered in this book is accompanied by the tools, techniques, practice tips, and examples students can use to help successfully navigate the complex course of investment planning.


Stephan Leimberg Tom Robinson Robert R. Johnson Marvin Keene