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Fortune Strategy

Fortune Strategy

Investment Planning for the Information Age

Ean Higgins, Arun Abey, Clifford German

Oct 2000, Paperback, 304 pages
ISBN13: 9780273639275
ISBN10: 0273639277
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Increasing technological change and the opening of world markets have unleashed a flood of diverse opportunities for investors. For those with a basic knowledge of portfolio management and a smart strategy in place, true prosperity can be discovered in the new world economy. Fortune Strategy is the thinking person's guide to global investment opportunities and how smart portfolio management can shape your financial future.
Benefits A good portfolio strategy is about more than merely keeping a lot of eggs in your basket. It is about successfully offsetting the risk of a breakage whilst ensuring that the individual investments reach a higher state of maturity together than if they had been left to develop on their own.
Fortune Strategy is an invaluable guide to modern portfolio management and illustrates how through careful diversification you can obtain the highest returns possible from your portfolio without taking unacceptable risks. This book will:
- explain how investment markets really work and how they can be harnessed for profit
- provide you with information on the new global economy, technological developments, and the menagerie of new financial products available
- show you how to take advantage of new trends
- illustrate how to assess and manage the risks involved by using proven techniques
- explain recent developments in portfolio theory, such as behavioural finance which sheds light on what drives investment markets, why and how they become misvalued, and how this affects your strategy. So, if you have a wide-ranging portfolio that needs a cohesive and integrated approach to risk and reward, you need a fortune strategy.

Arun Abey, helped establish IPAC Securities Limited, in 1983, a company specialising in investment portfolio research and management for both private and institutional clients. The IPAC group of companies, of which Arun is Executive Chairman, employs over 400 professional staff globally and manages more than $5 billion for investors. He has directed the company's expansion overseas into Europe, Asia and South Africa. Arun is an associate of the Securities Institute of Australia, and regularly writes investment articles for research journals and the media. Clifford German joined the Financial Times in 1961 and has since worked for The Times, Daily Telegraph, and From 1987 to 1994 he was City Editor of The Scotsman before transferring to The Independent as Personal Finance Editor until 1997. Clifford has written the Norwich Union Guide to Mortgage Finance, published by Penguin, and also co-authored An Economic Geography of the USSR with Professor John Cole. Before turning to journalism he taught geography at the University of Michigan and Wayne State University in Detroit. Ean Higgins joined The Australian Financial Review in 1982, spending five years as a reporter and section editor covering a range of financial and political rounds. In 1984 he set up the newspaper's bureau in Wellington and served as their first New Zealand staff correspondent. He later worked as senior reporter for the national investigative journal, The Times on Sunday, before joining The Australian and becoming their Foreign News Editor. From 1996 to 1998 Ean was posted to London as The Australian's European correspondent and he is now a senior editor on the newspaper.

"[Fortune Strategy] is the kind of resource that investors really need, demystifying the myths that keep investors from achieving their goals and pointing the way toward sustainable, long-term investment success." - Pattie Dunn, Global Chief Executive, Barclays Global Investors "Immaculately researched, this book should prove an invaluable aid to sophisticated investors wanting more than the often tired and basic advice offered by many other tomes. - Australian Financial Review
"Never has it been so important to plan for your long-term financial future. This book will be invaluable to serious private investors who want to plan ahead."- John Willcock, Personal Finance Editor, The Independent