Practical analysis for investment professionals

Janet J. Mangano

14 Posts

Biography

Janet J. Mangano, formerly a senior portfolio manager with PNC Wealth, is in Short Hills, New Jersey.

Author's Posts
Book Review: Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment in Private Equity

Simon Witney provides a groundbreaking overview of effective governance and responsible investment in private equity.

Book Review: Advances in Retirement Investing

This is an essential source for cohesive retirement investment strategies based on the accumulation and decumulation of wealth, viewed as a continuum.

Book Review: The Income Factory

The Income Factory shows that double-digit returns are achievable from income and its reinvestment alone.

Book Review: Stock Buybacks

Edward Yardeni and Joseph Abbott's work is a delight that educates the most seasoned equity analyst and investor.

Book Review: Risk Management Competency Development in Banks

Risk management at banks — especially in a post-financial-crisis world — is a topic of critical importance to investors and regulators.

Book Review: Adaptive Markets

The concepts presented in Adaptive Markets relate to all types of investors, assets, and markets. Andrew Lo reviews efficient markets, the random walk, and standard risk/reward measures in investments.

Book Review: Exchange-Traded Funds and the New Dynamics of Investing

This comprehensive study of the structure, price dynamics, and valuation of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) addresses their current uses in various investment settings. It attributes the rapid growth of ETFs to factor-based investing and the rise of robo-advisers. The book is a fascinating deep dive into all categories of ETFs, including equity, fixed income, foreign currencies, and alternative investments, with a particular focus on issues of tracking and liquidity.

Book Review: Even the Odds

A leading analyst and portfolio manager shares her approach to sensible risk taking, which can be applied to anticipating, evaluating, and responding to risks in business, investing, and everyday life.

Book Review: Finance-Led Capitalism

Drawing on his extensive economics expertise, Robert Guttmann dives deeply into the topic of innovation as it relates to economic growth. The book is impressive in scope and groundbreaking in addressing both the positive and negative effects of financial innovation on society. The author discusses the global financial crisis as well as other historical financial crises to explore the ways innovation has enriched and endangered society.

Book Review: Invest with the Fed

This book provides overwhelming evidence that heeding the Fed’s signals can enhance portfolio performance. The authors provide backtested proof of success in investing in equities side by side with the Fed. Their insightful, analytical discussions will inspire readers to begin implementing the recommended strategies, which can make a huge, positive difference in portfolio performance over long periods, across economic cycles, and under a variety of monetary conditions.