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Dr. Howard is co-founder of AthenaInvest, a Greenwood Village-based SEC Registered Investment Advisor. He led the research project that resulted in Strategy Based Investing, the methodology which underlies AthenaInvest's investment approach. He oversees Athena's ongoing research, which has led to a number of industry publications and conference presentations. Dr. Howard currently serves as CEO, ... Read more on C. Thomas Howard
"This book is not merely a boring reiteration of the necessary fundamentals, but contains a combination of facts that show weakness of MPT and original ideas. The book contains inconvenient author findings of good stock picking skills of fund managers and obstacles that prevent good fund performance. Although financial gains through common stocks are possible for any investor, the author shows that consistent investment strategy allows increase probability to achieve good results. IMO some author's ideas are still not proven adequately but I think it will be fruitful to read this book not only for CFAs (prime audience) but also for amateur investors."
"This book gives good, conservative advice, and does not promote risky cowboy-like investment. I recommend it to anyone getting into finance, or looking to invest for their retirement." -- Ben Wolinsky, Olive Branch United
"Tom Howard was the most inspirational and influential professor in my master's program. I am pleased that he has taken his enthusiastic and thorough approach from the classroom to the real world. His proven ability to harness behavioral factors and rigorously apply them to the portfolio management process makes this book a fascinating read!" - George Spentzos, Managing Director, Societe Generale, London, UK
"There has been a glaring hole in the study of behavioral finance, namely, how to incorporate its caveats and principles into successful investment management. Behavioral Portfolio Management helps to fill the gap left behind by theorists with its creation of a unique framework for investment managers." - Jason A. Voss, CFA, CFA Institute Behavioral Finance Content Director, author of The Intuitive Investor, retired investment manager
"Tom Howard masterfully bridges the gap between the insights of behavioral finance and the demands of portfolio management, and he explains behavioral data investing in a forthright and engaging style. Advisors and investors alike stand to benefit from this book." - Philip Lawton, Ph.D., CFA, Research Affiliates, LLC
"By rethinking the basic challenges of equity investing from a behavioral viewpoint, Professor Howard has arrived at some totally fresh insights into what it takes to be an outstanding long term investor. Though aimed at professionals in the field of investment management, many of the ideas presented in this highly readable book will be invaluable to a wider audience." - Andrew Cox, Director, Janus Capital Group
"Professional money managers and investment advisers alike will find Tom Howard's thought-provoking exploration of the practical implications of investing in a world where emotional crowds dominate the determination of prices to be an interesting and engaging read." - Jim Peterson, Chief Investment Officer, Charles Schwab Investment Advisory, Inc.
"My compliments to Thomas Howard on a book well written." - Charles Lewis Sizemore, CFA, editor, Macro Trend Investor, and chief investment officer, Sizemore Capital Management
This book is not merely a boring reiteration of the necessary fundamentals, but contains a combination of facts that show weakness of MPT and original ideas. The book contains inconvenient author ...Read more
Olive Branch United
I recall the episode of Rumpole of The Bailey titled Rumpole And The Barrow Boy, where a financier blames a crisis on stockbrokers who think like fruit vendors. An unfair comparison, I believe, as ...Read more
Would you trust a money manager who couldn?t recall the names of the stocks in his portfolio?
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