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The enduring legacy of a legendary investor

Called the "greatest stock picker of the century" by Moneymagazine, legendary fund manager Sir John Templeton is rememberedas one of the world's foremost investors, known for his pioneeringinsights and phenomenal investment performance over a professionalcareer which spanned more than half a century.

Templeton’s Way with Money provides a unique,professional 21st century appraisal of what made this formidableinvestor the success he was—and why his methods remain asvalid today as they were during his long and successfullifetime.

Written by two investment experts, one of whom worked closelywith Sir John for ten years, and drawing on previously unpublisheddocuments, the book explains in detail how John Templeton's simplebut effective investment philosophy of riding out the ups and downsof the market cycle continues to be as relevant as ever forprofessional and private investors alike.

Key features include:

  • A fresh and detailed reappraisal, drawing on a number ofpreviously unpublished documents, of the philosophy which Templetonapplied to the two phase of his investment career—first as aninvestment counsel, and latterly as the most successful global fundmanager of his generation
  • A detailed and original study of the performance of theTempleton Growth Fund, demonstrating in detail how Templetonachieved the Holy Grail of investment—above average returnswith below average risk
  • First hand accounts from former colleagues of their experiencein working with Templeton—including those of author AlasdairNairn's ten-year career working with and for the investmentmanagement organization that was Templeton's life work
  • Proprietary and original research which explains whyTempleton's seemingly simple investment philosophy is sure toproduce exceptional returns if implemented effectively

Current market conditions make Templeton's contrarian investmentmethod of profiting from pessimism particularly relevant today, andthis book a must-read for anyone working with investments.

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