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Title The Sortino framework for constructing portfolios : focusing on desired target return to optimize upside potential relative to downside risk / Frank Sortino [and others]
Published Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 158 pages) : illustrations
Series [Elsevier finance]
Elsevier finance.
Contents Building the Framework -- Chapter 1. The Big Picture. -- Chapter 2. Getting All The Pieces of the Puzzle. -- Chapter 3. Beyond the Sortino Ratio -- Chapter 4. Optimization & Portfolio Selection -- Applications -- Chapter 5. Birth of the DTRTM 401(k) Plan: -- Chapter 6. A Reality Check From An Institutional Investor: -- Chapter 7. Integrating the DTR Framework into a Complex Corporate Structure: -- Chapter 8. The Role of Regulation in the Next Financial Market Evolution: -- Chapter 9. Sharing Downside Risk in Defined Benefit Pension Plans: -- Chapter 10. (Reprint) On the Foundation of Performance Measures under Asymmetric Returns, Christian S. Pedersen and Stephen E. Satchell -- Appendix 1. Formal Definitions and Procedures
Summary The most common way of constructing portfolios is to use traditional asset allocation strategies, which match the client's risk appetite to a weighted allocation strategy of fixed income, equities, and other types of assets. This method focuses on how the money is allocated, rather than on future returns. The Sortino method presents an innovative change from this traditional approach. Rather than using the client's risk as the main factor, this method uses the client's desired return. The goal is what the investor is trying to accomplish financially, such as a certain level of income in retirement or putting children through college. .Feature: Only book to describe the Sortino method and Desired Target ReturnT in a way that enables portfolio managers to adopt the method. .Benefit: Gives a new way of constructing portfolios into the hands of portfolio managers .Feature: Software to implement the portfolio construction method is included free of charge to bookbuyers on a password protected Elsevier website .Benefit: Book buyers can use the software to construct portfolios using this method right away, in real time. They can also load in their current portfolios and measure them against these measures. .Feature: The Sortino method has been tested over 20 years at the Pension Research Institute .Benefit: Portfolio managers can be confident of the success of the method, even returns in the economic crisis, where the method has still beaten all S & P benchmarks
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Investment analysis.
Portfolio management.
Risk management.
Form Electronic book
Author Sortino, Frank Alphonse, 1932-
ISBN 0080961681 (electronic bk.)
9780080961682 (electronic bk.)