The book offers a detailed, robust, and consistent framework for the joint consideration of portfolio exposure, risk, and performance across a wide range of underlying fixed-income instruments and risk factors. Through extensive use of practical examples, the author also highlights the necessary technical tools and the common pitfalls that arise when working in this area. Finally, the book discusses tools for testing the reasonableness of the key analytics to help build and maintain confidence for using these techniques in day-to-day decision making. This will be of keen interest to risk managers, analysts and asset managers responsible for fixed-income portfolios.
The introduction of the euro in 1999 marked the starting point of the development of a very liquid and heterogeneous EUR credit market, which exceeds EUR 350bn with respect to outstanding corporate bonds. As a result, credit risk trading and credit portfolio management gained significantly in importance. The book shows how to optimize, manage, and hedge liquid credit portfolios, i.e. applying innovative derivative instruments. Against the background of the highly complex structure of credit derivatives, the book points out how to implement portfolio optimization concepts using credit-relevant parameters, and basic Markowitz or more sophisticated modified approaches (e.g., Conditional Value at Risk, Omega optimization) to fulfill the special needs of an active credit portfolio management on a single-name and on a portfolio basis (taking default correlation within a credit risk model framework into account). This includes appropriate strategies to analyze the impact from credit-relevant newsflow (macro- and micro-fundamental news, rating actions, etc.). As credits resemble equity-linked instruments, we also highlight how to implement debt-equity strategies, which are based on a modified Merton approach.<br> The book is obligatory for credit portfolio managers of funds and insurance companies, as well as bank-book managers, credit traders in investment banks, cross-asset players in hedge funds, and risk controllers. <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br>
This 17-page research report for private equity investors, entrepreneurs and management focuses on the buyout side of private equity investing. Beginning with a summary of how private equity investing has evolved into what it is today, this report gives an in depth look into the strategies for buyout investing. Using his own company as a case study to demonstrate how successful buyouts unfold, the founder of a successful investment firm identifies the common characteristics of those buyouts and the types of acquisitions that drive value for portfolio companies. Also identified are criteria for selecting the right company to invest in and ways to pinpoint potential danger signs, as well as the qualities that constitute a successful management team. Other topics include free cash flow, debt financing, due diligence, integration planning and execution, EBITDA, roll-up strategies, developing a common internal culture and company identity, board members, important valuation techniques, and the difference between small and large acquisitions. This Executive Report is written by: M. William Macey Jr., Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Sterling Investment Partners. About Executive Reports: "Executive Reports" offer focused, hard-hitting advice from the leaders of some of America's top companies, packaged in a concise, readable format. Each research report provides readers with 3 to 5 strategies that will have a direct financial impact on their business. While not meant as a comprehensive guide, each report includes quick-hit items that can immediately impact specific business strategies. Executive authors drill down to the central issues surrounding each topic area and dispense expert advice in concise, direct language. "Executive Reports" feature leading professionals selected by the Aspatore Editorial Board based on their experience, research, and standing within the professional community.
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