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Asset Allocation


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Foreword to the Fourth Edition
Foreword to the First Edition
1 The Importance of Asset Allocation
2 U.S. Capital Market Investment Performance: An Historical Review
3 Comparative Relationships Among U.S. Capital Market Investment Alternatives
4 Dispersion and the Limits of Prediction
5 Market Timing
6 Time Horizon
7 A Model for Determining Broad Portfolio Balance
8 Diversification: The Third Dimension
9 Expanding the Efficient Frontier
10 The Rewards of Multiple-Asset-Class Investing
11 Portfolio Optimization
12 Know Your Client
13 Managing Client Expectations
14 Portfolio Management
15 Resolving Problems Encountered During Implementation
16 The Global Financial Crisis of 2008

About the Author

Roger Gibson, Charted Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP) is President of Gibson Capital Management, Ltd. located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The firm is a Registered Investment Adviser providing money management services for high net worth individuals and institutional clients nationwide. Gibson is internationally recognized as an expert in asset allocation and investment portfolio design. He is a frequent speaker at national educational conferences sponsored by such organizations as the American Law Institute-American Bar Association, The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, The International Association for Financial Planning, the Institute of Certified Financial Planners, and the National Endowment for Financial Education. He also serves on the Advisory Board and is a regular columnist on asset allocation for the Journal of Retirement Planning and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Financial Planning. He is frequently interviewed by financial publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Money, Fortune, The New York Times, and U.S. News and World Report.

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