About the Author
MARTIN L. LEIBOWITZ is Managing Director on the U.S. Equity Strategy team at Morgan Stanley. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2004, he was vice chairman and chief investment officer of TIAA-CREF. Leibowitz is a leading authority in the fields of security analysis and overall portfolio allocation strategies. He is the author of four books, including Franchise Value (Wiley), and 138 articles, ten of which have won the prestigious Graham and Dodd Award for excellence in financial writing. Leibowitz serves on a number of endowment and foundation investment committees, including Harvard University, University of Chicago, Rockefeller Foundation, Carnegie Corporation, and the Institute for Advanced Study.
SIMON EMRICH is Head of Quantitative and Derivative Strategies North America at Morgan Stanley. Most recently, he has worked on issues related to alpha-beta separation and the optimization of alpha views in a benchmark-relative portfolio context, as well as on the implications of the quant meltdown during the second half of 2007. He holds degrees from the London School of Economics and Université Catholique de Louvain, in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.
ANTHONY BOVA, CFA, is a vice president with Morgan Stanley Equity Research's Global Strategy team, focusing on institutional portfolio strategy. Prior to his current role, Bova spent four years covering commodity chemicals at Morgan Stanley. Leibowitz and Bova recently received the ninth annual Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Awards for coauthoring "Gathering Implicit Alphas in a Beta World," cited as the best paper in the 2007 Journal of Portfolio Management.