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Global Asset Allocation

Review Global Asset Allocation: A Survey of the World’s Top Asset Allocation Strategies



In author Meb Faber’s “Global Asset Allocation,” he expounds upon the answers of the hows and whens to the allocation of assets while bringing a sold, well-researched material to the readers. In addition, apart from providing readers with facts about the history of various portfolios in stocks and bonds, it also delves into the performance of thirteen assets spanning from the ’70s to the present day. Including a number of well-documented portfolios such as the Endowment Portfolio and Warren Buffet’s, “Global Asset Allocation” peers into its allocation and the results it had brought. A well-written material with several fascinating insights, “Global Asset Allocation,” is an interesting read to better inform those interested in the subject matter. 

About the Author

Meb Faber is a co-founder and the Chief Investment Officer of Cambria Investment Management. Faber is the manager of Cambria’s ETFs, separate accounts, and private investment funds. Mr. Faber has authored numerous white papers and three books: Shareholder Yield, The Ivy Portfolio, and Global Value. He is a frequent speaker and writer on investment strategies and has been featured in Barron’s, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. Mr. Faber graduated from the University of Virginia with a double major in Engineering Science and Biology.

Table of Contents

  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • About the Author
  • Epigraph
  • Introduction
    1. A History of Stocks, Bonds, and Bills
    2. The Benchmark Portfolio: 60/40
    3. Asset Class Building Blocks
    4. The Risk Parity and All Seasons Portfolios
    5. The Permanent Portfolio
    6. The Global Market Portfolio
    7. The Rob Arnott Portfolio
    8. The Marc Faber Portfolio
    9. The Endowment Portfolio: Swensen, El-Erian, and Ivy
    10. The Warren Buffett Asset Allocation Portfolio
    11. Comparison of the Strategies
    12. Implementation (ETFs, Fees, Taxes, Advisors)
    13. Summary
      • Appendix A – FAQs
      • Appendix B – The Tobias Portfolio
      • Appendix C – The Talmud Portfolio
      • Appendix D – The 7Twelve Portfolio
      • Appendix E – The William Bernstein Portfolio
      • Appendix F – The Larry Swedroe Portfolio
  • Disclaimer