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Handbooks in Financial Globalization (Hardcover, New): Gerard Caprio Handbooks in Financial Globalization (Hardcover, New)
Gerard Caprio
R8,495 R7,123 Discovery Miles 71 230 Save R1,372 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

These three volumes present the full complexity of the history, practices, and outlook of 21st century global financial integration. "The Handbook of Key Global Financial Markets, Institutions, and Infrastructure" explores the growth of markets, intermediaries, rights, practices, and standards worldwide. "The Evidence and Impact of Financial Globalization" devotes separate articles to specific crises, the conditions that cause them, and the longstanding arrangements devised to address them. The "Handbook of Safeguarding Global Financial Stability" examines our political economy, particularly the ways in which formal and informal policies as well as financial theories and technical models inhabit our institutions, strategies, and tactics. For those seeking substantial, authoritative descriptions and summaries, these volumes will replace books, journals, and other information sources with a coherent, easy-to-use reference work.
Reveals and analyzes examples of financial integration in both triumph and crisis Features international perspectives on strategies and tactics for resolving crises Concentrates on economic and financial topics without introducing broader cultural subjects

An Introduction to Trading in the Financial Markets: Global Markets, Risk, Compliance, and Regulation (Paperback): R. "Tee"... An Introduction to Trading in the Financial Markets: Global Markets, Risk, Compliance, and Regulation (Paperback)
R. "Tee" Williams
R846 R710 Discovery Miles 7 100 Save R136 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Succeeding in the financial markets requires a mastery of many disciplines. Mastery begins with understanding the actors, rules, and dynamics, and the ways in which they interact. This volume, the last of a 4-volume series, presents a broad perspective on key subjects such as regulation and compliance, risk and ways to mitigate it, and the directions in which trading markets might evolve. Like its predecessors, it presents alternative versions of the future: will the sell side or buy side come to dominate, for example, and how might new technologies shape global markets? Mastery of the financial markets begins with its authoritative, heavily illustrated presentation.
Presents ahigh-levelview ofglobal financial markets, including institutions, instruments, and dynamic interactionsDescribes the assumptions and expectations of market participantsHeavily illustrated so readers can easily understand advanced materials"

Numerical Methods and Optimization in Finance (Hardcover): Manfred Gilli, Dietmar Maringer, Enrico Schumann Numerical Methods and Optimization in Finance (Hardcover)
Manfred Gilli, Dietmar Maringer, Enrico Schumann
R2,872 Discovery Miles 28 720 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This bookdescribes computational financetools. It covers fundamental numerical analysis and computational techniques, such asoption pricing, and givesspecial attention tosimulation and optimization. Many chapters are organized as case studies aroundportfolio insurance and risk estimation problems. In particular, several chapters explain optimization heuristics and how to use them for portfolio selection and in calibration of estimation and option pricing models. Such practical examples allow readers to learn the steps for solving specific problems and apply these steps to others. At the same time, the applications are relevant enough to make the book a useful reference. Matlab and R sample code is provided in the text and can be downloaded from the book's website.
Shows ways to build and implement tools that help test ideasFocuses on the application of heuristics; standard methods receive limited attentionPresents as separate chapters problems from portfolio optimization, estimation of econometric models, and calibration of option pricing models"

Computational Finance Using C and C# (Hardcover): George Levy Computational Finance Using C and C# (Hardcover)
George Levy
R2,988 Discovery Miles 29 880 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In Computational Finance Using C and C# George Levy raises computational finance to the next level using the languages of both standard C and C#. The inclusion of both these languages enables readers to match their use of the book to their firm's internal software and code requirements. Levy also provides derivatives pricing information for:
- equity derivates: vanilla options, quantos, generic equity basket options
- interest rate derivatives: FRAs, swaps, quantos
- foreign exchange derivatives: FX forwards, FX options
- credit derivatives: credit default swaps, defaultable bonds, total return swaps.

Computational Finance Using C and C# by George Levy is supported by extensive web resources. Available for purchase on the multi-tier website are e versions of this book and Levy's first book, Computational Finance: Numerical Methods for Pricing Financial Derivatives. Purchasers of the print or e-book can download free software consisting of executable files, configuration files, and results files. With these files the user can run the example portfolio application in Chapter 8 and change the portfolio composition and the attributes of the deals.
In addition, Upgrade Software is available on the website for a small fee, and includes:
- Code to run all the C, C# and Excel examples in the book
- Complete C source code for the Analytics_Mathlib maths library that is used in the book
- C# source code, market data and portfolio files for the portfolio application described in Chapter 8
All the C/C# software can be compiled using either Visual Studio .NET 2005, or the freely available Microsoft Visual C#/C++ 2005 Express Editions.
With this software, theuser can open the files and create new deals, new instruments, and change the attributes of the deals by editing the code and recompiling it. This serves as a template that a user can run to customize the deals for their personal, everyday use.
* Complete financial instrument pricing code in standard C and C# available to book buyers on companion website
* Illustrates the use of C# design patterns, including dictionaries, abstract classes, and .NET InteropServices.

Public Sector Risk Management (Hardcover): Peter Young, Martin Fone Public Sector Risk Management (Hardcover)
Peter Young, Martin Fone
R3,564 Discovery Miles 35 640 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The management of risk is a fundamental purpose of government. Whether risks arise from the physical environment, the economic environment, or even from changes in voter preferences, public institutions have a broad responsibility to assess and address the risks that impact the community they serve and their organisation. Public bodies are operating in a dynamic environment. The imposition of a Best Value regime is forcing them not only to perform more efficiently, effectively and responsively but also to develop best practices and benchmarking criteria to demonstrate their performance. At the same time, the ever-increasing delegation of responsibilities from central government and the European Union has widened their exposure to risk. Public institutions are now encouraged to partner with the private sector and outsource some of their traditionally retained services, generating agency and delegation exposures. In such an environment, controlling the cost of risk has become a real priority. But risk management is not just about preventing losses and reducing costs. Increasingly, risk management is defined as the co-ordinated management of all risks. This definition serves to encompass risk-taking where it serves to meet overall organisational objectives. This broader view of risk management, known as 'organisation risk management,' asserts that risk management is a general management function that permeates an organisation, is linked to the organisation's overall strategic plan, and serves to enable the operational achievement of organisational goals and objectives. Under this frame of reference, risk management is not something a risk management department practices on a public body; but rather an organisational value that informs and supports all managers' and employees' duties and activities. Risk management is a central purpose of public institutions. 'Public Sector Risk Management' addresses the major challenges facing public bodies today and provides the basic tools necessary for implementing a risk management programme. It introduces the subject of risk management through the development of a framework known as 'Organisation Risk Management' (ORM), which establishes the premise of risk management as an organisation-wide endeavour. Readers will learn of the governing concepts and principles of ORM in the public sector, but will also see how those concepts and principles translate into practice. Various ready-to-use tools and techniques are provided, which will enable readers to translate information into immediate use within their organisations. 'Public Sector Risk Management' is ideal for practising risk managers, senior managers, and elected members desiring an accessible, but thorough, introduction to the subject .

Wealth Management - Private Banking, Investment Decisions, and Structured Financial Products (Hardcover): Dimitris N Chorafas Wealth Management - Private Banking, Investment Decisions, and Structured Financial Products (Hardcover)
Dimitris N Chorafas
R2,442 Discovery Miles 24 420 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book has two themes: Private Banking and investment decisions regarding Structural Financial Products. Dr. Dimitris Chorafas examines in a rigorous way whether structured financial products are advisable investments for retail and institutional investors and, if yes, which risks they entail. As our society becomes increasingly affluent, and state-supported pension schemes find it difficult to survive, a growing number of high net-worth individuals, and families, have become retail investors - looking for ways and means to optimize wealth management, and Private Banking deals with these sorts of clients. Private banking also deals with clients that are institutional investors, such as pension funds, mutual funds, and insurance companies, as well as not-for-profits, foundations and companies explicitly set up for wealth management. Both institutional and retail investors are being offered by the banks they work with structured products. Typically, these are securities that provide them with a redemption amount, with may be either with full or partial capital protection, and some type of return. The book examines structured financial products, their polyvalent nature, and the results which could be expected from them.
Return on structural instruments, which are essentially derivatives, is paid in function of a specific investment strategy on selected underlying asset(s). This essentially means on the performance of the underlyings, obtained by asset managers, which may be banks or hedge funds, through purchase or sale of embedded options. But there are risks. Both risk and return from structured products are related to three main issues: the volatility of future value of anunderlying, the uncertainty of future events, and the exposure of the product. Every type of investment is subject to market forces, and the more leveraged a portfolio is, the greater will probably be both the assumed risk and the expected reward. The fact that structured financial products appeal, or at least are being marketed, to both retail investors and institutional investors makes the dual approach deliberately chosen in this book most advisable. This book addresses all these issues in a practical manner with numerous case studies and real-world examples drawn from the author's intensive research.
*Because it is based on intensive research, the book is rich in practical examples and case studies
*Addresses the growing trend towards the use of structured financial instruments in private banking
*Thorough treatment of structured financial products that keeps maths to a minimum

Credit Insurance (Paperback, New): Miran Jus Credit Insurance (Paperback, New)
Miran Jus
R874 R771 Discovery Miles 7 710 Save R103 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This monograph is practically oriented, presenting a survey and explanation of credit insurance services for protection of short-term trade receivables primarily against commercial risk of insolvency and protracted default. The subject matter (i.e., main functions, features and principles of credit insurance with detailed description of credit insurance coverage, insurance conditions, and credit insurance policy management) follows procedural stages and presents commercial, financial, legal, and practical points of view which emphasize the needs of both the providers of these services andtheir clients - existing and potential credit insured companies - as well asother practitioners.
Explains how credit insurance has changed from an esoteric type of property insurance into a flexible and frequently used credit risk mitigation tool used on a global basisCompares credit insurance with self-insurance and equivalent substitutesDescribes the types of insurance available and how to obtain and manage credit insurance policies"

International Money and Finance (Hardcover, 8th edition): Michael Melvin International Money and Finance (Hardcover, 8th edition)
Michael Melvin
R1,896 R1,447 Discovery Miles 14 470 Save R449 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Its high-level perspective on the global economy differentiates this introduction to international finance from other textbooks. Melvin and Norrbin provide essential information for those who seek employment in multinational industries, while competitors focus onstandard economic tools and financial management skills. Readers learn how to reach their own conclusions about trends and new developments, not simply function within an organization. The 8th edition, newly updated and expanded, offers concise descriptions, current case studies, andnew pedagogical materials to help readers make sense of global finance.
Introduces international finance to readers with diverse backgrounds who want jobs in international investment, international banking, and multinational corporations Describes a nuanced view of international finance by drawing on material from the fields of theoretical finance and international macro-financeFeatures 100% revised chapters, new pedagogical content, and online supplementary materials "

Financial Trading and Investing (Hardcover, New): John L. Teall Financial Trading and Investing (Hardcover, New)
John L. Teall
R1,768 R1,345 Discovery Miles 13 450 Save R423 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A former member of the American Stock Exchange introduces trading and financial markets to upper-division undergraduates and graduate students who are planning to work in the finance industry. Unlike standard investment texts that cover trading as one of many subjects, "Financial Trading and Investing"gives primary attention to trading, trading institutions, markets, and the institutions that facilitate and regulate trading activities what economists call "market microstructure." Thetext will be accompanied by a website that can be used in conjunction with "TraderEx," "Markit," "StocklinkU," "Virtual Trade," "Vecon Lab Experiment," "Tradingsim," "IB Student Trading Lab," "Brenexa," "Stock Trak "and "How the Market Works."
Introduces the financial markets and the quantitative tools used in them so students learn how the markets operate and gain experience with their principal toolsHelps students develop their skills with the most popular trading simulation programs so they can reuse the book to solve day-to-day problems Stretches from investor behavior to hedging strategies and noise trading, capturing recent advances in an up-to-date reference source"

Handbook of Key Global Financial Markets, Institutions, and Infrastructure (Hardcover, New): Gerard Caprio Handbook of Key Global Financial Markets, Institutions, and Infrastructure (Hardcover, New)
Gerard Caprio
R4,229 R3,533 Discovery Miles 35 330 Save R696 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Understandingtwenty-first century global financial integration requires a two-part background."The Handbook of Key Global Financial Markets, Institutions, and Infrastructure" begins its description ofhow we created a financially-intergrated worldbyfirst examining the history of financial globalization, from Roman practices and Ottoman finance to Chinese standards, the beginnings of corporate practices, and the advent ofefforts to safeguard financial stability. It thendescribesthearchitectureitself by analyzingits parts, such as markets, institutions, and infrastructure. The contributions ofsovereign funds, auditing regulation, loan markets, property rights, compensation practices, Islamic finance, and others to the global architecture are closely examined.For those seeking substantial, authoritative descriptions and summaries, this volume will replace books, journals, and other information sources with a single, easy-to-use reference work.
Substantial articles by top scholars sets this volume apart from other information sources Diverse international perspectives result in new opportunities for analysis and researchRapidly developing subjectswill interest readers well into the future"

Reconsidering Funds of Hedge Funds - The Financial Crisis and Best Practices in UCITS, Tail Risk, Performance, and Due... Reconsidering Funds of Hedge Funds - The Financial Crisis and Best Practices in UCITS, Tail Risk, Performance, and Due Diligence (Hardcover, New)
Greg N. Gregoriou
R2,497 R1,923 Discovery Miles 19 230 Save R574 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How will the funds of hedge funds (FoHF) business have to change to survive in the wake of the 2008-2012 financial crisis? This new research provides valuable insight. "Reconsidering Funds of Hedge Funds" presents the first comprehensive views of UCITS as well as recent trends in due diligence, risk management, and hedge fund deaths and survivors. The book contains original chapters by 22 academics and 16 hedge fund professionals, and includes two sections on performance: one that looks at UCITS FoHF and one that deals with traditional FoHF performance. Most chapters examine aspects of the 2008-2012 financial crisis, and almost every chapter addresses fund of hedge funds' management process before, during, and after the crisis.
Covers recent advances in risk management, due diligence, tail risk, and allocationPresents an in-depth analysis of UCITs Balances academic and professional viewpoints

Corporate Governance and Regulatory Impact on Mergers and Acquisitions - Research and Analysis on Activity Worldwide Since 1990... Corporate Governance and Regulatory Impact on Mergers and Acquisitions - Research and Analysis on Activity Worldwide Since 1990 (Hardcover)
Greg N. Gregoriou, Luc Renneboog
R3,133 Discovery Miles 31 330 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Corporate Governance and regulatory presssures have been much in the news lately. How they affect the bottom line of corporations has been difficult to quantify, and research is just beginning to be published that addresses this crucial question. This book is the first collection for new research about the impact of takeover regulation and corporate governance on M&A financial results. It will be essential reading to any M&A specialist, an investment banker, a hedge fund manager, a private equity director, or a venture capitalist. Also a must read for financial analysts who follow M&A targets. The book presents research from around the world so it provides a global perspective on this important topic.
*The first and only book of research on takeover regulation and corporate governance affecting M&A results
*Stands out from all the "How to" books on M&A and M&A disaster books because it provides solid high-quality research on what works and how different decisions affect company and shareholder value
*Research provides a guideline for decisionmakers in investment banks, private equity companies, and for financial analysts

Finance of International Trade (Paperback): Eric Bishop Finance of International Trade (Paperback)
Eric Bishop
R2,272 Discovery Miles 22 720 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Introduction to International Trade Finance covers the complete cycle of international trade and explains the roles of the specialist operators.

Introduction to International Trade Finance aims to:
*Guide the reader through every phase of typical trade transactions, examining in detail the relationships between the various parties involved and explaining the facilities employed.
*Demonstrate the range of banking instruments and techniques available to exporters and importers which enable them to enter into contracts, confident that whichever method of settlement they agree upon can be provided with the minimum of risk.
*Provide a firm understanding of when to apply a particular form of finance, what risks are involved and how they can be counteracted
Now updated to include the UCP600.
*Inspired from the basic entry level training courses that have been developed by major international banks worldwide.
*Will enable MSc Finance students, MBA students and those already in the finance profession to gain an understanding of the basic information and principles underlying the topic under discussion
*Questions with answers, study topics, practical "real world" examples and text with an extensive bibliography and references ensure learning outcomes can be immediately applied
Now updated to include the UCP600.

Life-Cycle Savings and Public Policy - A Cross-National Study of Six Countries (Hardcover): Axel Borsch-Supan Life-Cycle Savings and Public Policy - A Cross-National Study of Six Countries (Hardcover)
Axel Borsch-Supan
R3,375 Discovery Miles 33 750 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The key to understanding household saving is obtaining appropriate data. Dealing with differences between rich and poor households, for example, or the old and the young, require observation of a large number of households. The focus of this study is to obtain data on many households from a number of different countries and to examine them in a coherent fashion. The hope is that through these observations we can learn about the ways policies affect savings and that other differences among savers can be controlled for, instead of being blamed on "cultural differences
* Features a consistent framework among chapters
* Reaches a harmony between measurement and analysis to compare accurately the resulting data and statistics
* Provides econometric methodology to reveal the way policies affect savings

Real R & D Options (Hardcover): Dean Paxson Real R & D Options (Hardcover)
Dean Paxson
R3,562 Discovery Miles 35 620 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Real R&D options are among the earliest modelled real options, with now ten primary practical uses: general R&D planning, planning R&D in stages, evaluating test information, new product development timing, operations, abandonment, risk sharing, market funding, industry strategy and regulation.
This book was partly motivated by requests to identify and develop real option models for R&D in telecommunications, petroleum technology and biotechnology. Nine new models cover information and implementation costs, analytical solutions for mean reverting, or fat tailed revenues, endogenous learning and exogenous and experiential shocks, American sequential options, and innovator advantages. Four new applications include forward start development options, exploration options, innovation with information costs, and innovator's real values with changing market share.
R&D directors and researchers will find several uses for these models:
-general R&D planning
-evaluating test information
-new product development timing
-risk sharing
-industry strategy and regulation
*A practical guide to how organizations can use Real Option techniques to effectively value research and development by companies
*Provides a rigorous theoretical underpinning of the use of Real Option techniques
*Real Options applications are orientated around the economies of North America, Europe and Asia, for an international perspective

Foreign Exchange and Money Markets - Theory, Practice and Risk Management (Hardcover): Bob Steiner Foreign Exchange and Money Markets - Theory, Practice and Risk Management (Hardcover)
Bob Steiner
R3,328 Discovery Miles 33 280 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Floating rates, central-bank intervention, derivatives trading and the very high volumes of speculative and round-the-clock trading are just a few of the facets of the foreign exchange marketplace that make it a highly dynamic and volatile arena. This book addresses the practical applications of foreign currency trading and money market trading and provides comprehensive coverage of these markets.
Coverage includes:
* What the instruments are
* How and why they are used - by both bank dealers and corporate end-users
* How the different instruments are linked one to another
* How you price them
* Structure of the market, EMU etc
* The range of risks arising from dealings in these instruments that affect banks and corporates
* How these risks are measured and managed
* Brings together a range of practical, relevant material on Foreign Exchange and money market trading.
* Focuses on trading situations as well as on calculations
* International in coverage, the concepts and methods covered are not restricted to any country or institution

Operational Risk and Resilience - Understanding and Minimising Operational Risk to Secure Shareholder Value (Hardcover): Chris... Operational Risk and Resilience - Understanding and Minimising Operational Risk to Secure Shareholder Value (Hardcover)
Chris Frost, David Allen, James Porter, Philip Bloodworth
R5,602 Discovery Miles 56 020 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Well publicised failures in risk management have appeared with shocking frequency over the past few years. Affected firms can suffer significant commercial damage or even bankruptcy as a result. Only now is there a growing realisation that risk management is a key management responsibility. This book will help turn your firm into a 'risk aware' organization which will be able to avoid catastrophic loss. It will also enable senior management to make better strategic and operational decisions, thanks to an informed understanding of business hazards.
* An insightful guide to one of the key topics of modern strategic and operational management, written by a team of expert risk management professionals.
* Learn about the application of operational risk management to a wide range of market sectors, including commercial, retail and investment banking, investment management, insurance, the energy industry, telecommunications, manufacturing and logistics.
* Case studies and worked examples from around the world, including North America, Western Europe, South East Asia and Latin America.


Case studies from a wide cross section of different firms and markets are used to explain how to define, analyse and control operational risk.
An insightful guide to one of the key topics of modern strategic and operational management, written by a team of expert risk management professionals.
Learn about the application of operational risk management to a wide range of market sectors, including commercial, retail and investment banking, investment management, insurance, the energy industry, telecommunications, manufacturing and logistics.
Case studies and worked examples from around the world, including North America, Western Europe, South East Asia and Latin America.

Microscopic Simulation of Financial Markets - From Investor Behavior to Market Phenomena (Hardcover): Haim Levy, Moshe Levy,... Microscopic Simulation of Financial Markets - From Investor Behavior to Market Phenomena (Hardcover)
Haim Levy, Moshe Levy, Sorin Solomon
R3,682 Discovery Miles 36 820 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Microscopic Simulation (MS) uses a computer to represent and keep track of individual ("microscopic") elements in order to investigate complex systems which are analytically intractable. A methodology that was developed to solve physics problems, MS has been used to study the relation between microscopic behavior and macroscopic phenomena in systems ranging from those of atomic particles, to cars, animals, and even humans. In finance, MS can help explain, among other things, the effects of various elements of investor behavior on market dynamics and asset pricing. It is these issues in particular, and the value of an MS approach to finance in general, that are the subjects of this book. The authors not only put their work in perspective by surveying traditional economic analyses of investor behavior, but they also briefly examine the use of MS in fields other than finance.
Most models in economics and finance assume that investors are rational. However, experimental studies reveal systematic deviations from rational behavior. How can we determine the effect of investors' deviations from rational behavior on asset prices and market dynamics? By using Microscopic Simulation, a methodology originally developed by physicists for the investigation of complex systems, the authors are able to relax classical assumptions about investor behavior and to model it as empirically and experimentally observed. This rounded and judicious introduction to the application of MS in finance and economics reveals that many of the empirically-observed "puzzles" in finance can be explained by investors' quasi-rationality.
Researchers use the book because it models heterogeneous investors, a group that has proven difficult to model. Being able to predict how people will invest and setting asset prices accordingly is inherently appealing, and the combination of computing power and statistical mechanics in this book makes such modeling possible. Because many finance researchers have backgrounds in physics, the material here is accessible.
Key Features
* Emphasizes investor behavior in determining asset prices and market dynamics
* Introduces Microscopic Simulation within a simplified framework
* Offers ways to model deviations from rational decision-making

Financial Performance (Hardcover): Rory Knight, Marc Bertoneche Financial Performance (Hardcover)
Rory Knight, Marc Bertoneche
R3,335 Discovery Miles 33 350 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

'Financial Performance' presents the foundation concepts underlying the Senior Executive Programmes the Authors have taught together and separately over the last 15 years in Europe, Asia and North America.
These programmes include
The Oxford Advanced Management Programme
The Oxford Senior Executive Finance Programme
The INSEAD Advanced Management Programme
The IMI, Geneva, Advanced Management Programme
The Harvard Advanced Management Programme
The Oxford International Executive Programme, Singapore
The IMI International Finance Programme, Singapore
The book is intended as a reference manual as well as a textbook and will be of value to anyone with an interest in financial performance - particularly senior executives.


The developments in modern finance over the last two decades have considerable implications for the way senior executives think about the finance discipline. It is no longer enough to have a rudimentary knowledge of basic finance and a heavy reliance on financial specialists.
CEOs of course need excellent financial professionals - however they need to go beyond this and provide strategic leadership. This requires a conceptual framework for dealing with financial matters. This book provides a description of the underlying ideas and will be of value to anyone with an interest in financial performance - particularly senior executives.

This book revolves around the concept of value and it is organised into two parts.
Part IPerformance Measurement
Consists of three chapters, all of which focus on the real and fairly complex set of financial statements of DaimlerChrysler AG.
The first two chapters provide a detailed guided tour of the financial statements which deconstruct the complexity and then reconstruct the financials to provide a clearer base for analysis. These chapters have been arranged to deal with each line item of financial statements which have been highlighted in such a way to allow the reader to treat the materials as a reference as well as a sequential read.
Chapter three presents a framework for evaluating financial health and introduces a cash flow based model for understanding the short and medium term constraints on a firm's growth. This exposition revolves around the concept of sustainable growth.
Part 2Valuation
In the second part of the book chapter 4 introduces the cost of capital concept followed by chapter 5 which provides a general source of reference for valuation and a variety of difference applications.Chapter 6 concludes the book with a review of concept of shareholder value from a European perspective.

Rory Knight MA(Oxon), MCom, PhD, CA
Dean (Emeritus), Templeton College, University of Oxford
For the last five years Rory has been Dean of Templeton College, the University of Oxford's business college. During this time he led the Oxford Advanced Management Programme and he created the Oxford Senior Executive Finance Programme. He has considerable experience in business and management development. He is actively involved in briefing the senior executives of leading companies on issues in Finance and Strategy.
Prior to coming to Oxford Dr Knight was the deputy director of a foundation within the Swiss National Bank (SNB) and previously a Professor in Finance at IMI, Geneva & IMD, Lausanne.

Marc Bertoneche MA, MBA, DBA, Phd
Visiting Professor, Harvard Business School
Marc is a Professor in Business Administration at the University of Bordeaux and has been on the faculty at INSEAD, the European Institute of Business Administration in Fontainebleau France for more than twenty years. His areas of interest include corporate and financial strategy, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, financial markets, corporate ownership and governance, risk management and international finance. He is currently visiting professor at the Harvard Business School.
Marc and Rory have worked as a team for over fifteen years in teaching senior executives and academic research.

Cutting edge techniques in financial management and corporate financial strategy.
How to maximize shareholder value.
Based upon the advanced management programmes at Oxford and INSEAD.

Modelling Stock Market Volatility - Bridging the Gap to Continuous Time (Hardcover): Peter H. Rossi Modelling Stock Market Volatility - Bridging the Gap to Continuous Time (Hardcover)
Peter H. Rossi
R4,177 Discovery Miles 41 770 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This essay collection focuses on the relationship between continuous time models and Autoregressive Conditionally Heteroskedastic (ARCH) models and applications. For the first time, Modelling Stock Market Volatility provides new insights about the links between these two models and new work on practical estimation methods for continuous time models. Featuring the pioneering scholarship of Daniel Nelson, the text presents research about the discrete time model, continuous time limits and optimal filtering of ARCH models, and the specification and estimation of continuous time processes. This work will lead to a rapid growth in their empirical application as they are increasingly subjected to routine specification testing.
Key Features
* Provides for the first time new insights on the links between continuous time and ARCH models
* Collects seminal scholarship by some of the most renowned researchers in finance and econometrics
* Captures complex arguments underlying the approximation and proper statistical modelling of continuous time volatility dynamics

Credit Engineering for Bankers - A Practical Guide for Bank Lending (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Morton Glantz, Johnathan Mun Credit Engineering for Bankers - A Practical Guide for Bank Lending (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Morton Glantz, Johnathan Mun
R2,475 Discovery Miles 24 750 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

More efficient credit portfolio engineering can increase the decision-making power of bankers and boost the market value of their banks. By implementing robust risk management procedures, bankers can develop comprehensive views of obligors by integrating fundamental and market data into a portfolio framework that treats all instruments similarly. Banks that can implement strategies for uncovering credit risk investments with the highest return per unit of risk can confidently build their businesses.

Through chapters on fundamental analysis and credit administration, authors Morton Glantz and Johnathan Mun teach readers how to improve their credit skills and develop logical decision-making processes. As readers acquire new abilities to calculate risks and evaluate portfolios, they learn how credit risk strategies and policies can affect and be affected by credit ratings and global exposure tracking systems. The result is a book that facilitates the discipline of market-oriented portfolio management in the face of unending changes in the financial industry.
Concentrates on the practical implementation of credit engineering strategies and tools Demonstrates how bankers can use portfolio analytics to increase their insights about different groups of obligorsInvestigates ways to improve a portfolio s return on risk while minimizing probability of insolvency"

Computational Finance - Numerical Methods for Pricing Financial Instruments (Hardcover): George Levy Computational Finance - Numerical Methods for Pricing Financial Instruments (Hardcover)
George Levy
R2,926 Discovery Miles 29 260 Out of stock

Computational Finance presents a modern computational approach to mathematical finance within the Windows environment, and contains financial algorithms, mathematical proofs and computer code in C/C++. The author illustrates how numeric components can be developed which allow financial routines to be easily called by the complete range of Windows applications, such as Excel, Borland Delphi, Visual Basic and Visual C++.
These components permit software developers to call mathematical finance functions more easily than in corresponding packages. Although these packages may offer the advantage of interactive interfaces, it is not easy or computationally efficient to call them programmatically as a component of a larger system. The components are therefore well suited to software developers who want to include finance routines into a new application.
Typical readers are expected to have a knowledge of calculus, differential equations, statistics, Microsoft Excel, Visual Basic, C++ and HTML.
A CD-ROM is included which contains: working computer code, demonstration applications and also pdf versions of several research articles.
* Enables reader to incorporate advanced financial modelling techniques in Windows compatible software
* Aids the development of bespoke software solutions covering GARCH volatility modelling, derivative pricing with Partial Differential Equations, VAR, bond and stock options
* Includes CD-ROM with adaptive software

Achieving Market Integration - Best Execution, Fragmentation and the Free Flow of Capital (Hardcover, Library and REV ed.):... Achieving Market Integration - Best Execution, Fragmentation and the Free Flow of Capital (Hardcover, Library and REV ed.)
Scott McCleskey
R2,546 Discovery Miles 25 460 Out of stock

Best execution, market integration, and other major financial market issues have traditionally been dealt with as separate matters requiring individual solutions. In Achieving Market Integration the author demonstrates the interrelated nature of these and other imperative problems, and sensibly reduces them to their common fundamental principles. Beginning with an in-depth examination of best execution in today's multiple-market environment, the book moves logically into an examination of market structure and the problems of achieving genuine integration. The book makes the case that order interaction is fundamental to addressing each of these issues, and develops a unified regulatory approach to achieve true market integration based on intermarket linkages and a cross-market best execution policy. This unique approach culminates in a coherent set of policy recommendations and an innovative framework for assessing the effectiveness of future policy proposals.
*The first book on this important subject for the finance community
*Explains the aims and proposes solutions to the difficulties of establishing a stock market that integrates the diverse national exchanges around Europe
*Provides a discussion point for those lobbying the European Commission on formulating regulation for an integrated European capital market

Relationship and Resource Management in Operations (Paperback): David Loader Relationship and Resource Management in Operations (Paperback)
David Loader
R1,660 Discovery Miles 16 600 Out of stock

'Relationship and Resource Management in Operations' explains in practical terms the importance of the business relationships with internal and external counterparts while demonstrating how things can go wrong and what causes the situation. The authors examine the need to instil cultures in the team focusing on client service, risk and cost effectiveness. The text covers, via practical examples, the kind of scenario managers or supervisors might face in their role and shows what decisions could and should be made.

The operations function in a financial organization is crucial to the success of the business. It drives both profitability and reputation as well as contributing to business development and support. It is also a complex part of a business and one that is treated differently in different types of organizations. The complexity of operations and the diverseness of the teams and the people they interact with create a need for a high degree of relationship and resource management.
For instance a bank that is involved in both retail and investment banking will have hundreds of different relationship situations, but so too will a small private client broker. Some situations may be common to all types of organizations; others common to particular types of organizations and a few will be very specific to an organization. These relationships may be very open or highly discreet and confidential.
Whatever the type of relationship, whether problematic or successful, it is likely that any problems will have an impact of the business. For operations managers their role is a key one. Charged with managing resources and the numerous relationship issues, it is neither a simple task nor, because of the variety and frequency of the issues that might arise, one that is easy to find solutions for. This book, however, explores some of the situations that managers might find themselves in and puts forward some solutions.
Relationships and resources are the energy source that makes operations work and managed well they will provide the means to grow and to attain success. The central aim of this book is to provide knowledge and guidance on this important and key area of operations management. Successful operations teams are built on talented resource and effective management - let this book be your guide.
The definitive series of professional references for those finance professionals concerned with "Back office" or operations management unique to this industry.Shows in practical terms the importance of the business relationships for financial operations management teams.A comprehensive resource from a leading financial management consultant for global banks and institutions.

Forecasting Expected Returns in the Financial Markets (Hardcover): Stephen Satchell Forecasting Expected Returns in the Financial Markets (Hardcover)
Stephen Satchell
R2,064 Discovery Miles 20 640 Out of stock

Forecasting returns is as important as forecasting volatility in multiple areas of finance. This topic, essential to practitioners, is also studied by academics. In this new book, Dr Stephen Satchell brings together a collection of leading thinkers and practitioners from around the world who address this complex problem using the latest quantitative techniques.
*Forecasting expected returns is an essential aspect of finance and highly technical
*The first collection of papers to present new and developing techniques
*International authors present both academic and practitioner perspectives

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