ECON 252 (2008) - Lecture 18 - Professional Money Managers and Their Influence

Lecture 18 - Professional Money Managers and Their Influence


Most people are not very good at dealing in financial markets. Professional money managers, such as financial advisors and financial planners, assist individuals in matters of personal finance. FINRA and the SEC monitor the activities of these managers in order to protect individual investors. Mutual funds, exchange traded funds also exist to assist individual investments, and pension funds provide further services. These investment institutions help people to put money in diversified portfolios and, in some cases, reap some tax benefits for funding their retirement income.



Fabozzi et al. Foundations of Financial Markets and Institutions, chapter 8

William M. O'Barr and John M. Conley, Fortune & Folly: The Wealth & Power of Institutional Investing, chapter 10 (pp. 225-236)

David Swensen, Pioneering Portfolio Management, chapter 2

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