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Business Knowledge for IT in Investment Management-Essvale
Business Knowledge for IT in Investment Management  
by Essvale (Author)
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Publisher : Essvale Corporation
Publish date : 17-Nov-2011
Category : Computer Books New Arrival
Mediatype : Books
Binding : Paperback
Availability : IsAvailable, Order now ships within 5-7 business days
List Price :   Rs. 500
Greenleaf Price :  Rs. 425
You Save :  Rs. 75
ISBN : 9789350235768 / Indian ISBN 13: 9789350235768
Pages : 188
Book Summary : Business Knowledge for IT in Investment Management

“The Revolution has Begun”
A revolution is a foot in the IT industry; there is no denying the fact. IT professionals that are forward-thinking are embracing this revolution; they realise that business knowledge is the lifeblood of a successful and fulfilling career in IT. Against this backdrop, Essvale Corporation Limited presents "Business Knowledge for IT in Investment Management", designed to deliver the required business knowledge to discerning IT professionals in the Investment Management industry. The 12 chapters in this book cover the following topics:

  • An overview of the Investment management;
  • Recent trends in Investment management;
  • The business environment in Investment management;
  • Major players in the Investment management industry;
  • The common systems used in Investment management;

The future of IT and business in Investment management. Latest innovations in business and IT in the IM industry discussed in the book include 130/30 strategies, Liability Driven Investment, Service Oriented Architecture, Islamic Asset Management, Hedge Fund Cloning and much more.

Contributors to this book include: ETF Securities, Charles River Development, DST International, Positiveview, Latent Zero, Statpro, Investment Horizon, BearingsPoint, Morse, and Linedata. "Business Knowledge for IT in Investment Management" is an invaluable handbook for professionals working in investment management and crossovers.

It is targeted at IT professionals such as: Project Managers; Application developers; Development Managers; Test Managers; Business Analysts; Data Analysts; Systems Analysts; Test Analysts; Support Analysts; Database Administrators; and HR staff responsible for IT recruitment.

Table of Contents

1. Overview of Investment Management
Definition of Investment Management
Market Value of the Global Investment Management industry
Overview of the UK Investment Management Industry
Staff of the Investment Management Firms
Fundamentals of the Investment Management Function
Central Task of Investment Management
How Investment Management Firms Generate Revenue
Asset Classes
Major Investors
Boutique Investment Management Firms

2. Types of Funds in Investment Management
What is a Fund?
Open-ended and closed-ended funds
Types of Funds
Fund Fact Sheet
Associated Costs
IMA Sector Definitions and Classification
Creation of Funds
Security Identifier Types

3. The Business Environment in Investment Management
Players in Investment Management
Overview of the Major Players in Investment Management
Allied Organisations
The Credit Rating Agencies
News Agencies and Data Providers
Clearing Houses
Settlement Banks

4. Trends in Investment Management
Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
The Introduction of Hedge Fund Clones
Growth of ETF Market
Popularity of LDI
Socially Responsible Investing
Emergence of BRIC Investment Funds
Flow of Funds to Gulf States
Popularity of Property Funds
Popularity of 130/30 Investment Strategy
The Introduction of the Revised Investment Performance Standards
UCITS III Regulations
Growth of Islamic Asset Management
Introduction of IAS 39
The Emergence of Currency as an Asset Class in Investment Management
Exploring the Potential of Exchange Traded Commodities for UCITS

5. Overview of Portfolio Management and Administration
Investor Requirements
Asset Allocation
Stock Selection
Investment Styles
Portfolio Administration

6. Overview of Portfolio Management and Administration
Investor Administration
Performance Management

7. Derivatives Operations in the Investment Management Industry
Derivative Operations
Functions of Custodians in OTC Derivatives Trade

8. Systems used in Investment Management
Notable Systems Used In Investment Management
Key market trends that affect Investment Managers and Solutions Providers

9. IT Project Types
Common Types of IT Projects
Case Studies on IT projects in Investment Management
Cutting Edge Technology

10. Commonly Used Terms in Investment Management
List of Terms

11. Methodologies, Skills and Tools
Business and Systems Analysis Methods
Testing Methods
Common IT Skills Required
Soft Skills

12. The Future
The Future: What does it hold for Investment Management in Business and IT?
Sector Classifications
Specialist Recruitment Agencies
Other Titles in the Bizle Professional Series
Business Knowledge for IT in Investment Management

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