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Winning the Institutional Investing Race

A Guide for Directors and Executives

Authors: Bunn, Michael, Campbell, Zack

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  • Winning the Institutional Investing Race: A Guide for Directors and Executives is a handbook for board members and executives charged with overseeing investment policy relating to pension funds, endowments, and other pools of investable capital. It provides an understanding of governance and the investment techniques used by the top 1% of institutional investors.

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About this book

The complexity of investments continues to grow, and institutional pools of capital from endowments to pension funds are suffering from too much risk and not enough return. Yet managing these investments and creating and implementing governance structures are seldom an integral part of the organization’s core mission or its operations. "That’s the way it has always been," say many directors and executives. As a result, a board of directors or investment committee often believes it needs to make all the decisions--or outsource money management and hope for the best.

As Winning the Institutional Investing Race: A Guide for Directors and Executives makes clear, that sentiment is a big mistake that can lead to poor returns, reduced capital to employ on behalf of the organizational mission, and even charges of malfeasance on the part of directors. Authors Michael Bunn and Zack Campbell, who advise companies and institutions on best practices in institutional investment, are determined to help institutions and companies learn to manage their capital funds like the real businesses they are. This hands-on book will show you:

  • The importance of governance in creating and overseeing investment policy
  • The roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders, especially board members
  • How to construct an effective investment policy statement
  • An overview of the four primary governance models available to trustees and the pros/cons of each
  • How to work with fund managers, in house or out, to get the highest returns possible

Besides governance, this book covers a wide array of investment topics—modern portfolio theory, risk application, investment manager evaluation and manager search, asset allocation, and diversification, among others—while introducing a new and successful approach to managing investment portfolios. The goal is to provide a grounding in investing for those involved in making financial decisions at the board level. As the authors make clear, it is not possible just to beat the averages but to do so consistently.

Winning the Institutional Investing Race: A Guide for Directors and Executives offers a healthy rethinking of investment management and governance for any organization or board that oversees institutional investments and manages those making investment decisions. Most important, it shows how directors and managers can maintain their fiduciary responsibilities to the organizations they serve while maximizing investment returns.

About the authors

Michael Bunn has over 30 years of investment experience in the financial services industry. As President and CIO of The Endowment Office in Denver Colorado, he provides a contract investment office and staff for foundations and hospitals and has delivered returns for them that put them into the top percentile of their peers. He has worked with public pension funds, Indian tribes, hospitals, unions, universities and foundations in a career that included leading Arthur Anderson's investment office outsourcing practice in Houston. He established and taught at the Institute for Pension Funds at both Baylor University and George Washington University. Currently The Endowment Office manages about $1 billion in assets.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-0832-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-0833-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Winning the Institutional Investing Race
Book Subtitle
A Guide for Directors and Executives
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Michael Bunn and Zack Campbell
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-0832-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-0832-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-0833-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 132
Number of Illustrations
16 b/w illustrations
Topics