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Fundamentals Of Investment: An Irish Perspective

Fundamentals Of Investment: An Irish Perspective

Brian O'Loughlin and Frank O'Brien

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Reviewing the operations of the investment industry post-financial crisis from a variety of perspectives, this is an updated edition of this popular text book.

Written for a number of readers including 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 and informed private investors.

This edition now reflects the myriad of changes to the investment markets since the financial crash. It includes several new case studies, including the Eurozone Sovereign Bond Markets and the Irish Banking Sector as well as a new chapter on Alternative Assets. It also introduces investment concepts and issues in a conversational manner, using Irish case studies and examples where appropriate. The text book examines key topics relating to investment, including:

  • Retail Investor's Choices
  • Portfolio Theory
  • Real Economy and the Markets
  • Pension Fund Investment
  • The Fund Management Industry
  • Evaluating Investment Performance.

The table of contents of this text book are as follows:

  • Chapter 1: Introduction:- Impact of Financial Crisis on Investment Theory and Practice- Organisation of Book
  • Chapter 2: Securities Market and the Investment Assets
  • Chapter 3: Investing in Bonds
  • Chapter 4: Investing in Equities
  • Chapter 5: Investment Arithmetic
  • Chapter 6: Investment, Investors and Risk
  • Chapter 7: Portfolio Theory
  • Chapter 8: Derivatives
  • Chapter 9: Alternative Assets
  • Chapter 10: Retail Investor's Choices
  • Chapter 11: Pension Fund Investment [Case Study: History of Asset Allocation Strategy of the Irish Pension Fund Industry]
  • Chapter 12: Fund Management
  • Chapter 13: The Real Economy and the Markets [Case Study: The Financial Crash]
  • Chapter 14: Performance Measurement and Style Analysis
  • Chapter 15: Investment Returns: History and Prospects Long Run Structural Change Post the Financial Crash

Additional Information

Author Brian O'Loughlin and Frank O'Brien
Publisher Gill Books
Publication date 9 Aug 2011
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9780717149780

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