What We Are Reading Today: Sunny Days

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Updated 16 May 2020

What We Are Reading Today: Sunny Days

Author: David Kamp

David Kamp’s book takes at look at the birth of children’s educational television programs in a way that is not too dry or bland to read.
Fun, fascinating, and a masterful work of cultural history, Sunny Days captures a wondrous period in the US when a determined few proved that, with persistence and effort, they could change the lives of millions.
The book was incredibly informative while also being completely heartwarming.
“It’s both a rollicking ride through a turbulent time and a joyful testament to what Americans are capable of at their best,” says a review in goodreads.com.
Sunny Days “is a splendid, clever, inspiring, and strangely suspenseful history of the revolution in children’s television that was Sesame Street. This book and casts a bright light of hope during these dark times,” commented author Elizabeth Glibert.


What We Are Reading Today: Quantitative Management of Bond Portfolios

Updated 29 May 2020

What We Are Reading Today: Quantitative Management of Bond Portfolios

Authors: Lev Dynkin, Anthony Gould, Jay Hyman, Vadim Konstantinovsky and Bruce Phelps

The practice of institutional bond portfolio management has changed markedly since the late 1980s in response to new financial instruments, investment methodologies, and improved analytics. Investors are looking for a more disciplined, quantitative approach to asset management. Here, 5 top authorities from a leading Wall Street firm provide practical solutions and feasible methodologies based on investor inquiries. 

While taking a quantitative approach, they avoid complex mathematical derivations, making the book accessible to a wide audience, including portfolio managers, plan sponsors, research analysts, risk managers, academics, students, and anyone interested in bond portfolio management.

The book covers a range of subjects of concern to fixed-income portfolio managers — investment style, benchmark replication and customization, managing credit and mortgage portfolios, managing central bank reserves, and risk optimization.