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Investments: Concepts & Applications with Student Resource Access 12 Months : 5th Edition - Tim Brailsford

Investments: Concepts & Applications with Student Resource Access 12 Months

5th Edition

Book with Other Items Published: 11th November 2014
ISBN: 9780170235532
Number Of Pages: 768

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Booktopia Comments

Bond University
Central Queensland University - Rockhampton
Charles Sturt University - Bathurst
Charles Sturt University - Wagga Wagga
James Cook University - Townsville
Kings Own Institute (KOI)
Monash University - Clayton
Queensland University of Technology - Brisbane
Raffles College of Design and Commerce
Southern Cross University - Tweed Heads
University of Queensland - St Lucia
University of Southern Queensland - Toowoomba
University of Wollongong
Western Sydney University - Campbelltown
Western Sydney University - Parramatta

Product Description

Investments: Concepts & Applications is a contemporary exploration of the complexities of modern financial markets integrated with a contextual history of theory. The text maintains a strong emphasis on the techniques and applications of investment management set within a regional context.

This fifth edition continues to link theory and research with the real-world financial markets, including an in-depth analysis of the Global Financial Crisis and expanded coverage on alternative investments.

New to the Edition

  • Excel worked examples and spreadsheets have been added to the resources package available on the companion website.


  • Important concepts highlighted with new margin icon.


  • The only up-to-date Australian text, written from scratch for Australian Investments courses.


  • NEW! Help them get hands-on with Excel worked examples and spreadsheets in the Student Companion Website.


  • NEW! The best learning pedagogy in Finance has further improved to help students access the material:
- Important concepts highlighted with margin notes
- Revised In The News boxes
- Updated Key Terms and Learning Objectives
- Summary sections throughout consolidate understanding
- Practical boxed examples and Case Studies help students think critically

About the Authors

Professor Brailsford is the Vice Chancellor and President of Bond University. Previous positions include Executive Dean at the University of Queensland, Dean at the Australian National University in Canberra, and other senior academic positions at the University of Melbourne and Monash University. He holds a PhD, Master and Honours degrees and is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and Fellow of CPA Australia. Professor Brailsford’s area of expertise is finance and investments. He was appointed as the inaugural Frank Finn Professor of Finance at the University of Queensland. As well as his Investments text with Cengage, he has published a number of books and research monographs and over 60 research papers.

Richard teaches Honours students in an Advanced Investments class and graduate students in an Executive MBA managerial finance course. Previous positions include Professor at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Head of the Commerce Department at the ANU, and teaching positions at the University of Queensland and the University of Newcastle. Prior to becoming an academic he worked as a programmer and as an accountant, and is a member of the Australian Computer Society (MACS), a Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA) and a Certified Finance and Treasury Professional (CFTP).Richard's research interests include derivative pricing and derivative use, asset pricing and portfolio theory. He has published in a number of internationally recognised journals, with over twenty refereed publications in the last eight years.

Chris Bilson is senior lecturer at the Australian National University (ANU). He holds a PhD in Finance and has lectured at the ANU for three years and at present is Convenor of the Honours Program in Finance. Chris was the lead author for the Brailsford 4e and will continue to be for 5e. Chris' expertise lies in international finance, investments and capital markets. Apart from Brailsford, he has published in a number of journals, including the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal and the International Review of Financial Analysis. In addition, Chris has presented at a number of international and domestic conferences, including the Asia-Pacific Finance Association conference, the Australian Banking and Finance Association conference and the European Financial Management Association conference.

Part 1: The investment framework
1. The investment decision
2. Australian financial markets
3. The international investment environment
4. Financial management: derivative instruments and information sources

Part 2: Principles of passive management and asset pricing
5. Money market securities
6. Bonds
7. Investor preferences and portfolio concepts
8. Risky asset pricing models and the CAPM
9. Alternative risky asset pricing models
10. Market efficiency

Part 3: Practices of active equity management
11. Equity valuation models
12. Macro- and industry analysis of share markets
13. Qualitative stock selection
14. Quantitative company analysis

Part 4: Derivatives and risk management
15. Futures and forward contracts
16. Option contracts
17. Advanced issues in options

Part 5: Management of multi-asset portfolios
18. Alternative investment classes
19. Portfolio management
20. Performance evaluation of managed funds

ISBN: 9780170235532
ISBN-10: 017023553X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Book with Other Items
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 768
Published: 11th November 2014
Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 21.6  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 1.0
Edition Number: 5
Edition Type: Revised

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