IPOs for Everyone [Hardback]
The 12 Secrets of Investing in IPOsby Linda R. Killian and Kathleen Shelton Smith and William K. Smith
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Description of IPOs for Everyone"Renaissance Capital has an edge . . . they provide first–rate research."–Jay Ritter, Professor of Finance, University of Florida EXPERT ADVICE FOR IPO SUCCESS "The Rosetta Stone of individual investors trying to understand how IPOs fit into our free market capital system and how to profit from IPOs."––Mario Gabelli, Gabelli Asset Management IPOs are here to stay and savvy investors need to incorporate them into their long–term investment strategy. According to expert authors Linda Killian, Kathleen Smith, and Bill Smith, founders of Renaissance Capital and the IPO+ Aftermarket Fund, IPO success lies in using the right strategies to choose the winners and avoid the losers. Features of IPOs for Everyone include: ∗ The authors′ 12 secrets to choosing and investing in IPOs ∗ Inside knowledge of the IPO market ∗ IPO terminology and sources Take advantage of the expertise in this invaluable book–and get in on the ground floor of today′s most rewarding investment opportunities.
Press and Industry Reviews'The Rosetta Stone for individual investors who want to understand how IPOs fit into our free market capital system and how to profit from IPOs.'
- Mario Gabelli, Gabelli Asset Management
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About Linda R. Killian and Kathleen Shelton Smith and William K. SmithLINDA R. KILLIAN, CFA, has nearly two decades of investment management and equity research experience. Prior to founding Renaissance Capital, she was a portfolio manager and analyst with Citicorp Investment Management and Wertheim Schroder. KATHLEEN SHELTON SMITH has spent over twenty years working with IPOs as an investment banker and portfolio manager. Prior to founding Renaissance Capital, she was a director of Merrill Lynch Capital Markets′ Technology and Emerging Growth Investment Banking Group. WILLIAM K. SMITH is a founder and portfolio manager of Renaissance Capital. He was a senior investment banking executive with Kidder Peabody and Bear Stearns. He is the author of the book Strategic Growth Through Mergers and Acquisitions. RENAISSANCE CAPITAL, located in Greenwich, Connecticut, runs the IPO+ Aftermarket Fund, the first mutual fund focused on IPOs. For up–to–the–minute information on IPOs, visit Renaissance Capital′s Web site: www.IPOhome.com.
Contents of IPOs for EveryoneHow the IPO Market Works
The Way Wall St. Works: Why You Can't Get IPOs and What You Can Do About It
How to Have IPO Intelligence
Mining the IPO Prospectus
What Makes a Good
How to Avoid Bad IPOs
The Impact of the Internet on IPOs
The Potential of Global IPOs
How Management Helps or Hurts an IPO
How to Trade IPOS
Daytrading and IPOS
Finding the Right Resources