An updated edition of this introduction to the fundamentals of investment, reviewing the operations of the industry post-financial crisis from a variety of perspectives.
New to this edition:
Reflects the myriad of changes to the investment markets since the financial crash
Several new case studies, including the Eurozone Sovereign Bond Markets and the Irish Banking Sector
New chapter on Alternative Assets.
Introduces investment concepts and issues in a conversational manner, using Irish case studies and examples where appropriate.
Examines key topics relating to investment, including:
Retail Investor’s Choices
Real Economy and the Markets
Pension Fund Investment
The Fund Management Industry
Evaluating Investment Performance.
WRITTEN FOR: - Students studying for industry qualifications in the banking, insurance and investment sectors - Any university course where investment is a module - Investment practitioners and those working in support functions, such as sales/marketing, administration and IT support within the investment, banking and insurance sectors - Pension trustees - Informed private investors
Brian O’Loughlin has over thirty years’ experience in stockbroking and fund management. He has held senior positions with NCB Stockbrokers, Irish Life Assurance and ABN AMRO Stockbrokers, and is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. He is an Investment Practitioner and has lectured on several finance programmes at the Centre for Executive Education in Dublin City University, the Irish Management Institute and the Institute of Bankers.
Frank O’Brien has over thirty-five years’ experience in investment and fund management. He was formerly head of fund management at Irish Life Investment Managers. He is also a founding member and former chairman of the Society of Investment Analysts in Ireland. Frank is a Certified Accountant and past president of ACCA Ireland.