Harry Markowitz (1952) developed a theory for portfolio selection that helped investors after the Great Depression by suggesting that they spread their stock holdings over several companies and industries. In 1990, he and two others won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for their theory.
It is the primary objective of this book, therefore, to delve into how institutional and individual stock investors can evaluate portfolio performance through a typical assessment of the endowment fund of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria’s premier university, as an institutional investor, over an evaluation period of five years, relative to a benchmark portfolio.
The book begins with an introduction in chapter one. Chapter two is a synthesis of what constitutes the modern portfolio theory as well as of empirical evidence on the applications of the theory and the alternative theories subsequently developed. Chapter three reveals the techniques for evaluating portfolio performance while chapter four discusses about endowment funds in general. Chapter five presents the results of the application of the evaluation techniques. In conclusion, chapter six rounds up with the summary, recommendations and bibliography.
|Imprint||Glasstree Academic Publishing|
|Copyright||2018, Titus Oniyilo|
|Copyright License||Standard Copyright License|
|Product Details||8.5 x 11 Standard Mono Glossy Perfect Bound|
|Page Count||132 pages|
|Type of Publication||Textbook|
|Peer Review Status||Post-publication, Completed|
|Keywords||portfolio selection, portfolio performance evaluation, measuring investment success, stock market|