Investment: A History (Columbia Business School Publishing)

Investment: A History (Columbia Business School Publishing)

Norton Reamer, Jesse Downing


Investing―the dedication of assets to accomplish a return―affects members, households, businesses, and international locations, and has performed so all through historical past. but till the 16th century, making an investment was once a privilege of in simple terms the elite sessions. the tale at the back of the democratization of making an investment is certain up with a few of history's such a lot epic occasions. it's also a story wealthy with classes for pro and daily traders who wish to make wiser choices.

This enjoyable historical past doubles as a worldly account of the possibilities and demanding situations dealing with the trendy investor. It follows the increase of funded retirement; the evolution of funding autos and strategies; funding misdeeds and regulatory reform; executive fiscal coverage; the improvement of funding thought; and the emergence of recent funding constructions. Norton Reamer and Jesse Downing map those tendencies and profile the conflict among low-priced index and exchange-traded cash, at the one hand, and the higher-fee hedge money and personal fairness, at the different. via aiding us comprehend this background and its legacy of threat, Reamer and Downing desire to higher train readers in regards to the person and societal impression of making an investment and finally point the enjoying field.

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