Survey & Synthesis Series

The FMA Survey and Synthesis Series is a collection of monograph-type books that address timely issues from both academic and practitioner viewpoints providing concise information on a diverse set of topics (e.g. Asset Management, Behavioral Finance, Consumer Credit and Mortgage Valuation Models).

The series is currently edited by an advisory board led by Editor Laura Starks and published by Oxford University Press.

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Applied Corporate Risk and Liquidity Management by Erik Lie

  • Emphasizes why firms should engage in risk and liquidity management and not only how to do it
  • Introduces applied tools, like simulations, to show how to analyze the cash situation of a firm and what, if anything, to do about it
  • Shows how to make better financial decisions, particularly whether and when a firm should hedge and make payments to investors - New! 

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Asset Pricing and Portfolio Choice Theory (Second Edition) by Kerry E. Back

  • Comprehensively written introduction for students to asset pricing and portfolio choice theory
  • Contains detailed proofs and includes extensive exercises and a solutions manual for instructors
  • Covers all related topics, including classical results on single-period, discrete-time, and continuous-time models; the equity premium; risk-free rate puzzles; heterogeneous beliefs; asymmetric information; non-expected utility preferences; and production models
  • Each chapter has been extensively revised and updated 

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Asset Management: A Systematic Approach to Factor Investing by Andrew Ang

Clearly written yet full of the latest research and data, Asset Management is indispensable reading for trustees, professional money managers, smart private investors, and business students who want to understand the economics behind factor risk premiums, to harvest them efficiently in their portfolios, and to embark on the search for true alpha.

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Trading and Exchanges: Market Microstructure for Practitioners by Larry Harris
  • The only comprehensive volume designed to show how markets work
  • Reveals why some traders profit while others fail
  • Covers single price auctions, open outcry auctions, and brokered markets limit orders, market orders, and stop orders

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Cracking the Emerging Markets Enigma by G. Andrew Karolyi

Emerging markets expert Andrew Karolyi outlines a practical strategy and a numerical scoring system for evaluating the opportunities and-more importantly-the risks of investing in emerging markets. Karolyi's proposed system evaluates multiple dimensions of the potential risks faced by prospective investors. These categories of risk reflect the uneven quality or fragility of the various institutions designed to assure integrity in capital markets-political stability, corporate opacity, limits placed on foreign investors, and more.

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Working Capital Management by Lorenzo Preve and Virginia Sarria-Allende

  • Looks at all aspects of working capital from both a finance and investment perspective.
  • Provides a comprehensive view of working capital management, an issue that academics have often ignored.
  • Takes a close look at actual cases and discusses the observed patterns in working capital around the world.

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Exchange-Traded Funds and the New Dynamics of Investing by Ananth N. Madhavan

  • Features the first academic treatment of ETFs and passive index investing
  • Makes several controversial claims, including the argument that ETFs are a disruptive innovation
  • Stems from the author's academic background and industry experience
  • Explores an important and under-studied area of finance; ETFs are the fastest growing segment in the mutual fund industry

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