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ISBN:
0470027991
Author:
Guy Fraser-Sampson
Category:
Accounting
Language:
English
Publisher:
Wiley; 1 edition (July 24, 2006)
Pages:
320 pages
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Guy Fraser-Sampson with his first book, Multi Asset Class Investment Strategy, has made a huge contribution to practice of portfolio theory

Guy Fraser-Sampson with his first book, Multi Asset Class Investment Strategy, has made a huge contribution to practice of portfolio theory. Picking up where David Swensen in his book Pioneering Portfolio Management leaves off, Fraser-Sampson demonstrates how blind faith in so-called "alternative assets" and faulty risk-adjusted performance metrics cause institutional investors to under-perform market measures. The author shows how different asset class - hedge funds, private equity, real estate, etc. - returns can be compared to those of listed equities.

Guy Fraser-Sampson with his first book, Multi Asset Class Investment Strategy, has made a huge contribution to practice of portfolio theory. Picking up where David Swensen in his book Pioneering.

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The book explains that instead of asset allocation being set in an isolated and arbitrary fashion, it is in fact the way in which specific hurdle investment returns can be targeted, and that this approach is already in use in the US (and has been for many years). It involves extended and detailed financial analysis of various asset class returns and proposes a five-asset class approach for future use. Opening with a study of the historic asset allocation practice of UK pension funds, the book shows how the current approach has led to the present funding crisis.

Guy Fraser-Sampson explains the concepts and behavioural factors likely to be encountered . He is the author of several books on finance and economics including Multi Asset Class Investment Strategy and Alternative Assets: Investments for a Post-Crisis World.

Guy Fraser-Sampson explains the concepts and behavioural factors likely to be encountered, and shows how a clear understanding of an investor's strategic positioning flows.

Fraser-Sampson openly acknowledges this debt and, indeed, some of the book is taken up with discussing the Yale Model in action. The main thrust of the book is that given the fact that Swensen's best-selling book has been common knowledge for five years, and that the Yale Model had been discussed in financial circles for the best part of a decade before that, then this makes it all the stranger that it should never have been adopted by a single European pension.

GUY FRASER-SAMPSON has twenty years' experience of the investment industry across a range of asset classes . Potential problems in moving to a Multi Asset Class approach. Higher returns as a goal, not peer group benchmarking.

GUY FRASER-SAMPSON has twenty years' experience of the investment industry across a range of asset classes, most notably private equity. His career has included a spell as Investment Controller with the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, and setting up and running for several years the European operations of one of the world's leading fund of funds managers.

Guy Fraser-Sampson draws upon more than twenty years of experience of the private equity industry to provide a practical guide to mastering the intricacies of this highly specialist asset class. GUY FRASER-SAMPSON has over twenty years' experience of the private equity industry, most notably having set up and run for several years the European operations of Horsley Bridge

The book explains that instead of asset allocation being set in an isolated and arbitrary fashion, it is in fact the way in which specific hurdle investment returns can be targeted, and that this approach is already in use in the US (and has been for many years). It involves extended and detailed financial analysis of various asset class returns and proposes a five-asset class approach for future use.

Opening with a study of the historic asset allocation practice of UK pension funds, the book shows how the current approach has led to the present funding crisis. It goes on to compare and contrast the UK approach with that of the US and to propose a new approach to UK asset allocation: the five asset class approach ("MAC Investing").

The book reviews and analyses different asset classes based on historic returns, examines risk, and concludes with a suggestion of the five asset classes to use; Quoted equities (both Domestic and foreign), hedge funds, private equity and property. This book also includes benchmark performance figures never previously published.

  • RUL
Fraser-Sampson provides a reasonable overview of multi-asset class investment strategies and fairly compelling evidence for their superiority over traditional asset allocation strategies. His writing is generally crisp and sharp, but his material is somewhat dry and lacks in the way of real life illustration. His treatment of the portfolio management process is also remarkably devoid of any commentary or insight regarding the manager selection process which is absolutely crucial to the assembly of a succesful portfolio. As a result, his treatment tends to be fairly academic in nature and suggests a lack of actual experience managing institutional portfolios. I also found his somewhat self-righteous tone to be rather grating.

David Swensen's Pioneering Portfolio Management provides a far superior analysis of the portfolio management process and is written by someone with immeasurably more insight into the actual process of managing an institutional portfolio. Swensen's book could probably be better written, but its concepts are much more clear and compelling. I can't say I took much away from Multi Asset Class Investment Strategies.
  • Samuhn
I have read a lot of the writer's articles in the past in both US and European publications, and have always been impressed by his writing style, grasp of the subject, and ability to think outside the box.

This book follows on in the same high quality way. He manages to make a complex subject readable and interesting, and yet has some really revolutionary things to say about investment.

I particularly liked his view of risk, which I had never seen before but which made instant sense.

One of the reviews on the book cover says "this book stakes Fraser-Sampson's claim to be recognised as one of the great thinkers on portfolio theory, ranking alongside Markowitz and Swensen". I agree - more, please!
  • Winenama
Guy Fraser-Samson builds on the Yale Model to institutional investing, so I somehow expected another version of Swensen's "Pioneering Portfolio Management". However, "Multi Asset Class Investment Strategy" is in my eyes a huge improvement and a surprisingly entertaining and satisfying read. Guy Fraser-Samson is a brilliant writer, with a real talent for describing a complex subject. His book is down to earth, light-hearted and full of analogies that make the subject easy to grasp and interesting. It covers a wide range of subjects and demonstrates that brevity really is the sister of talent. I personally found his discussion of risk as particularly practical and relevant. "Multi Asset Class Investment Strategy" is the perfect starting point to learn more about a portfolio management approach that so far - at least in Europe - has not received sufficient attention.
  • Rleillin
This book was launched in the United Kingdom a couple of months ago and has already sparked new and fresh debate on the subject amongst academics and experts alike. This publication will no doubt have the same effect in the US.

It builds on David Swensen's 'Yale Endowment' model, offering a critique and new thinking that easily roles off the page given its light hearted and sometimes comic narrative.

The book is Fraser-Sampson's first and one that he embarked on after realising the potential in his theory whilst addressing the National Association of Pension Funds a few years ago to much aclaim. Already a relatively well known name amongst investment strategists in Europe, it would seem likely that this publication will see Fraser-Sampson equally well recognised in the States.
  • Tolrajas
Guy Fraser-Sampson with his first book, Multi Asset Class Investment Strategy, has made a huge contribution to practice of portfolio theory.

Picking up where David Swensen in his book Pioneering Portfolio Management leaves off, Fraser-Sampson demonstrates how blind faith in so-called "alternative assets" and faulty risk-adjusted performance metrics cause institutional investors to under-perform market measures.

The author shows how different asset class - hedge funds, private equity, real estate, etc. - returns can be compared to those of listed equities. At the risk of simplifying his thoughts, the author argues portfolio managers need to adopt a long-term view. Returns must be compounded over many years. Not, as the current obsession requires, earned quarter-to-quarter.

The fact that most of the illustrations in this book are drawn from UK data in no way detracts from the validity of its message. It is clear and pragmatic. The Yale Model represents the best Portfolio Theory has to offer. Combine it with Fraser-Sampson's unique thoughts on risk, liquidity and Total Funding; it represents the future of institutional investing.