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Strategies of Banks and Other Financial Institutions

Strategies of Banks and Other Financial Institutions

By: Rajesh Kumar

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 16-JUL-2014

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How and why do strategic perspectives of financial institutions differ by class and region? Strategies of Banks and Other Financial Institutions: Theories and Cases is an introduction to global financial institutions that presents both theoretical and actual aspects of markets and institutions. The book encompasses depository and non-depository Institutions; money markets, bond markets, and mortgage markets; stock markets, derivative markets, and foreign exchange markets; mutual funds, insurance, and pension funds; and private equity and hedge funds. It also addresses Islamic financing...

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Easy Business Finance

Easy Business Finance

By: Ken Langdon

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

Publication Date: 16-MAY-2014

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This book is tailored specifically to US business finance. Do you break out into a cold sweat at the sight of company accounts? Do you ignore the financial aspects of your job, hoping they'll go away? Is lack of financial confidence holding you back? The fact is that you can learn how to read company accounts as well as picking up sound financial management techniques in just a couple of hours, and Easy business finance is the way to do it. Balance sheets and profit and loss accounts needn't be mysteries any longer. You don't have to be tortured by colleagues' conversations about key...

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The European Financial Crisis

The European Financial Crisis

By: Robert Godby

Publisher: Business Expert Press

Publication Date: 30-NOV-2013

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The European debt crisis has posed a challenge for many people to understand, both non-Europeans and Europeans alike. Even economists, finance specialists and market commentators are often uncertain of its causes or in the interpretation of events ongoing, or of past events that have taken place that then shaped the current situation. Typically this lack of understanding results from a lack of understanding of how European institutions work, the structure of European politics and the Eurozone, the economics of the financial system, or the relationship of debt markets to current government...

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Islamic Finance and Economic Development: Risk, Regulation, and Corporate Governance

Islamic Finance and Economic Development: Risk, Regulation, and Corporate Governance

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 28-APR-2014

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A comprehensive guide to mitigating risk and fostering growth in the Islamic financial sector Islamic finance, like conventional finance is a business of financial intermediation. Its distinctive features relate to the requirement that it abides by Shari'a rules that promote fairness of contracts and prevention of exploitation, sharing of risks and rewards, prohibition of interests, and tangible economic purpose. Islamic finance should not fund activities considered "haram" or sinful. In Islamic Finance and Economic Development: Risk, Regulation, and Corporate Governance, authors Amr...

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International Corporate Finance: Value Creation with Currency Derivatives in Global Capital Markets, + Website

International Corporate Finance: Value Creation with Currency Derivatives in Global Capital Markets, + Website

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 24-MAR-2014

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A thorough introduction to corporate finance from a renowned professor of finance and banking As globalization redefines the field of corporate finance, international and domestic finance have become almost inseparably intertwined. It's increasingly difficult to understand what is happening in capital markets without a firm grasp of currency markets, the investment strategies of sovereign wealth funds, carry trade, and foreign exchange derivatives products. International Corporate Finance offers thorough coverage of the international monetary climate, including Islamic finance, Asian...

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Taxation for Decision Makers, 2012 Edition

Taxation for Decision Makers, 2012 Edition

By: Shirley Dennis-Escoffier; Karen A. Fortin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 01-JUL-2011

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The 2012 edition of this text has been completely updated for new legislation including the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010, the Small Business Jobs Act, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. This text has been updated for all IRS pronouncements available as of the end of April 2011, including the automobile ceiling limits. With a condensed text to print schedule, this text can incorporate changes made by Congress and new IRS pronouncements that cannot be included in...

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A Pragmatic Look at Valuation (Collection)

A Pragmatic Look at Valuation (Collection)

By: George Chacko; Carolyn L. Evans

Publisher: FT Press

Publication Date: 27-MAY-2014

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A new collection of corporate finance best practices for establishing accurate valuations… 2 authoritative books, now in a convenient e-format, at a great price! 2 authoritative eBooks help you accurately value companies and assets for M&A, restructurings, and key corporate investments Valuation decisions can make or break the success of any merger, acquisition, restructuring, or large-scale corporate investment. Few areas of finance are so important -- or so challenging. This unique 2 eBook package brings together comprehensive and up-to-date guidance for arriving at valuations you can...

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Entrepreneurial Finance, Third Edition: Finance and Business Strategies for the Serious Entrepreneur, 3rd Edition

Entrepreneurial Finance, Third Edition: Finance and Business Strategies for the Serious Entrepreneur, 3rd Edition

By: Steven Rogers; Roza Makonnen

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Publication Date: 25-MAR-2014

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The premier guide to setting up and managing your business’s finances Whatever business you run or plan to launch, Entrepreneurial Finance provides the essential tools and know-how you need to build a sturdy foundation that will support it for many years to come. Entrepreneurial Finance , Third Edition, offers potent methods for keeping firm financial control of your enterprise and insightful tips for avoiding the multitude of financial barriers that may block your entrepreneurial dream. This exciting update covers all the major topics that have made Entrepreneurial...

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Healthcare Valuation: The Four Pillars of Healthcare Value, Volume 1

Healthcare Valuation: The Four Pillars of Healthcare Value, Volume 1

By: Robert James Cimasi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 25-APR-2014

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This book includes a detailed description of how the specific attributes of each type of enterprise, asset, or service influences the research needs and valuation process required to develop a credible and supportable opinion of value. ...

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Market Neutral Investing: Long / Short Hedge Fund Strategies

Market Neutral Investing: Long / Short Hedge Fund Strategies

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Publisher: Bloomberg Press

Publication Date: 14-SEP-2000

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In today's volatile markets, managing risk is more important than ever. Investors are looking for downside protection while maintaining good returns--and market-neutral investing has become one of the hottest methods to meet that need. In this book, industry expert Joseph G. Nicholas explores new approaches to return enhancement and risk reduction through market-neutral strategies. Market-neutral investments are attractive because they have produced substantially better risk-adjusted returns than the market during the past ten years. The complexities created by the combination of longs,...

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Digital Bank

Digital Bank

By: Chris Skinner

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International (Asia)

Publication Date: 15-MAY-2014

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Digital Bank tracks the innovations in banking and how the mobile internet is changing the dynamics of consumer and corporate relationships with their banks. The implication is that banks must become digitised, and that is a challenge as becoming a Digital Bank demands new services focused upon 21st-century technologies. Digital Bank not only includes extensive guidance and background on the digital revolution in banking, but also in-depth analysis of the activities of incumbent banks such as Barclays in the UK and mBank in Poland, as well as new start-ups such as Metro Bank and...

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Building Wealth Through REITS (Expanded Edition)

Building Wealth Through REITS (Expanded Edition)

By: Bobby Jayaraman

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International (Asia)

Publication Date: 06-FEB-2014

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A decade has passed since the launch of Singapore’s first REIT, Capita Mall trust in July 2002. Despite that, REITs are not as popular as they deserve to be and continue to be plagued with misperceptions.  Singapore REITs are one of the few businesses that offer a direct play on the domestic economy and have proven their resilience through market cycles. This book takes a deep and fundamental look at this asset class and explains why every investor should take a serious look at REITs. Building Wealth Through REITs simplifies REIT investing without sacrificing depth of knowledge. It...

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Applied Insurance Analytics: A Framework for Driving More Value from Data Assets, Technologies, and Tools

Applied Insurance Analytics: A Framework for Driving More Value from Data Assets, Technologies, and Tools

By: Patricia L. Saporito

Publisher: Pearson FT Press

Publication Date: 07-JUL-2014

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Insurers: use analytics to drive far more value from your most important asset -- data! Today, many insurers radically underutilize their data, leaving them vulnerable to traditional and non-traditional competitors alike. Now, drawing on 25 years of industry experience, Patricia Saporito shows how to systematically leverage analytics to improve business performance and customer satisfaction throughout any insurance business. Applied Insurance Analytics demonstrates how to use analytics to systematically improve operations ranging from underwriting and risk management to claims. Even more...

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The Nature of Investing: Resilient Investment Strategies through Biomimicry

The Nature of Investing: Resilient Investment Strategies through Biomimicry

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Publisher: Bibliomotion

Publication Date: 22-APR-2014

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We are all investors. We invest our time, our energy, our money. We invest every single day, as citizens, as consumers, as businesspeople. At its core, investing involves connection, exchange, and mutual benefit. Lately, however, the primary, beneficial function of investing has been overshadowed by ever-more mechanized iterations of finance. We have created funds of funds, securitizations of securitizations, and entire firms whose business is based on harvesting the advantage of microseconds of trading speed. The Nature of Investing calls for a transformation of the investment process...

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Private Philanthropic Trends in Academic Libraries

Private Philanthropic Trends in Academic Libraries

By: Luis Gonzalez

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 15-OCT-2013

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Private Philanthropic Trends in Academic Libraries is written with the senior library administrator and the development officers of academic institutions in mind. Chapters provide a historical perspective of the funding trends of the private philanthropic foundations and corporate giving programs towards academic libraries during the first decade of the 21st century. Library fundraisers and library administrators are presented with the information needed to start the process of selecting which grant maker agencies to approach. Chapters discuss which grantmaking philanthropic foundations...

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Python for Finance

Python for Finance

By: Yuxing Yan

Publisher: Packt Publishing

Publication Date: 25-APR-2014

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Build real-life Python applications for Quantitative Finance and financial engineering Estimate market risk, form various portfolios, and estimate their variance-covariance matrixes using real-world data Explains many financial concepts and trading strategies with the help of graphs A step-by-step tutorial with many Python programs that will help you learn how to apply Python to finance In Detail Python is a free and powerful tool that can be used to build a financial calculator and price options, and can also explain many trading strategies and test various hypotheses....

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Inside the House of Money: Top Hedge Fund Traders on Profiting in the Global Markets, Revised and Updated

Inside the House of Money: Top Hedge Fund Traders on Profiting in the Global Markets, Revised and Updated

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 16-DEC-2013

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New commentary and updates to enlightening interviews with today's top global macro hedge fund managers This updated paperback edition of Inside the House of Money lifts the veil on the typically opaque world of hedge funds offering a rare glimpse at how today's highest paid money managers approach their craft. Now with new commentary, author, Steve Drobny takes you even further into the hedge fund industry. He demystifies how these star traders make billions for their well-heeled investors, revealing their theories, strategies and approaches to markets. Whereas some still maintain...

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Fraud Prevention and Detection: Warning Signs and the Red Flag System

Fraud Prevention and Detection: Warning Signs and the Red Flag System

By: Rodney Stamler; Hans Marschdorf; Mario Possamai

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 12-MAR-2014

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Most fraud cases could have been prevented or detected earlier if early warning signs had been taken seriously. This volume enables officers and directors to protect themselves and their entities against fraud by effectively detecting, analyzing, and acting before any damage can be done. Based on an empirically tested strategy, the book teaches readers how to find Red Flag indicators of fraud or suspicious transactions in financial statements, budgets, and contracts and know how to ensure that, once a Red Flag has been identified, appropriate action is taken. ...

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Pierde la banca

Pierde la banca

By: Miguel Ángel González

Publisher: LID Editorial

Publication Date: 01-JUN-2012

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 tan traída y llevada crisis ha puesto al sector bancario en boca de todos, y no precisamente por sus buenas prácticas. Desde el profundo conocimiento del negocio que su experiencia le ha posibilitado, Miguel Ángel González enumera en este libro no solo los errores asociados a los excesos en el sector inmobiliario, sino también los fallos de gestión en los que han incurrido buena parte de nuestras entidades financieras. Pierde la banca pone de manifiesto que sus errores nacen de causas tan variadas y decisivas como una visión cortoplacista, el desenfoque del negocio, el desplazamiento...

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Reading Financial Reports For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Reading Financial Reports For Dummies, 3rd Edition

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Publisher: For Dummies

Publication Date: 31-DEC-2013

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Discover how to decipher financial reports Especially relevant in today's world of corporate scandals and new accounting laws, the numbers in a financial report contain vitally important information about where a company has been and where it is going. Packed with new and updated information, Reading Financial Reports For Dummies, 3rd Edition gives you a quick but clear introduction to financial reports-and how to decipher the information in them. New information on the separate accounting and financial reporting standards for private/small businesses versus public/large...