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A true crash course in accounting--finally available outside of corporate training programs
Seamlessly bridging academic accounting with real-life applications, Crash Course in Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis, Second Edition is the perfect guide to a complete understanding of accounting and financial statement analysis for those with no prior accounting background and those who seek a refresher.
Written by accomplished investment bankers in a clear and easy-to-follow style, the Second Edition is filled with case studies, exercises, practical applications, and real-world examples that test and reinforce concepts.
With new examples, an expansion of IFRS/GAAP discussion, and more exercises, the Second Edition equips novices with the necessary tools to put basic accounting and financial statement analysis skills to immediate use in their careers.
The proven business principles of Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett is one of the most admired and prolific investors and managers in corporate America. "Warren Buffett on Business" is a timeless guide to strategies that can help you run a successful business. This book is a one-of-a-kind collection of Buffett's letters to the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway written over the past few decades, and in a clear, simple style distills the basic principles of sound business practices.
Through Buffett's own remarkable words, this practical management handbook shares valuable insights on communicating with, and treating employees and shareholders fairly; responsible corporate governance; ethical behavior; patience and perseverance; admitting mistakes; and having a passion for work.Contains priceless pearls of business and management wisdom, woven into a delightful narrativeDesigned in an accessible manner and organized by business and management topics with strong lessons from BuffettProvides direct, hands-on information on major topics concerning managers, entrepreneurs, business students, and anyone interested in business
Informative and inspiring, this unique book puts Warren Buffett's business beliefs in perspective.
When change requires you to challenge people's familiar reality, it can be difficult, dangerous work. Whatever the context--whether in the private or the public sector--many will feel threatened as you push though major changes. But as a leader, you need to find a way to make it work. Ron Heifetz first defined this problem with his distinctive theory of adaptive leadership in Leadership Without Easy Answers. In a second book, Leadership on the Line, Heifetz and coauthor Marty Linsky highlighted the individual and organizational dangers of leading through deep change in business, politics, and community life. Now, Heifetz, Linsky, and coauthor Alexander Grashow are taking the next step: The Practice of Adaptive Leadership is a hands-on, practical guide containing stories, tools, diagrams, cases, and worksheets to help you develop your skills as an adaptive leader, able to take people outside their comfort zones and assess and address the toughest challenges. The authors have decades of experience helping people and organizations create cultures of adaptive leadership. In today's rapidly changing world, The Practice of Adaptive Leadership can be your handbook to meeting the demands of leadership in the midst of complexity.
In financial and actuarial modeling and other areas of application, stochastic differential equations with jumps have been employed to describe the dynamics of various state variables. The numerical solution of such equations is more complex than that of those only driven by Wiener processes, described in Kloeden & Platen: Numerical Solution of Stochastic Differential Equations (1992). The present monograph builds on the above-mentioned work and provides an introduction to stochastic differential equations with jumps, in both theory and application, emphasizing the numerical methods needed to solve such equations. It presents many new results on higher-order methods for scenario and Monte Carlo simulation, including implicit, predictor corrector, extrapolation, Markov chain and variance reduction methods, stressing the importance of their numerical stability. Furthermore, it includes chapters on exact simulation, estimation and filtering. Besides serving as a basic text on quantitative methods, it offers ready access to a large number of potential research problems in an area that is widely applicable and rapidly expanding. Finance is chosen as the area of application because much of the recent research on stochastic numerical methods has been driven by challenges in quantitative finance. Moreover, the volume introduces readers to the modern benchmark approach that provides a general framework for modeling in finance and insurance beyond the standard risk-neutral approach. It requires undergraduate background in mathematical or quantitative methods, is accessible to a broad readership, including those who are only seeking numerical recipes, and includes exercises that help the reader develop a deeper understanding of the underlying mathematics.
This book is a 'crossover' treatment of quantitative and qualitative risk analysis within the setting of new high technology ventures in the UK. Reid and Smith have based their research on extensive fieldwork in patent-intensive, high-technology firms. This has included face-to-face interviews with leading investors, and is illustrated by two chapters of case studies. Their aim is to advance the understanding of methods of risk assessment and to illuminate current policy concerns about stimulating innovative output and securing intellectual property. This book is unique in being academic in intent and purpose, yet strongly grounded in practice, without becoming merely a practitioner volume. Reid and Smith find a considerable consensus in the venture capital industry on the spectrum of investments by risk, and on key commercial factors affecting risk. This book offers a useful and interdisciplinary approach to an increasingly popular field of study.
This book introduces the main theoretical findings related to copulas and shows how statistical modeling of multivariate continuous distributions using copulas can be carried out in the R statistical environment with the package copula (among others). Copulas are multivariate distribution functions with standard uniform univariate margins. They are increasingly applied to modeling dependence among random variables in fields such as risk management, actuarial science, insurance, finance, engineering, hydrology, climatology, and meteorology, to name a few. In the spirit of the Use R! series, each chapter combines key theoretical definitions or results with illustrations in R. Aimed at statisticians, actuaries, risk managers, engineers and environmental scientists wanting to learn about the theory and practice of copula modeling using R without an overwhelming amount of mathematics, the book can also be used for teaching a course on copula modeling.
The Sixteenth Edition of Real Estate Finance and Investments prepares students to understand the risks and rewards associated with investing in and financing both residential and commercial real estate. Concepts and techniques included in the chapters and problem sets are used in many careers related to real estate. The material in this edition is also relevant to individuals who want to better understand real estate for their own personal investment and financing decisions.
Robust management of liquidity risk within the changing regulatory framework Liquidity Management applies current risk management theory, techniques, and processes to liquidity risk control and management to help organizations prepare in case of future economic crisis and changing regulatory framework. Based on extensive research conducted on banks' datasets, this book addresses the practical challenges and critical issues that frequently go unmentioned, and discusses the recent impact of sovereign crises on banks' liquidity processes and approaches. Market practices and regulatory stances are reviewed and compared to bank treasuries' response to liquidity crunches, refinancing risks are explored in the context of Basel 3, and alternative funding is analyzed in terms of resilience and allocation. Coverage includes the recent crisis, new regulations, and the techniques, processes, and strategies banks use in managing liquidity risk. The 2008 and 2010 crises brought liquidity risk out of the shadows as even profitable and well-capitalized banks were swept away with breathtaking speed. This book reviews modeling and internal process design in the context of the structural change in market conditions on banks' refinancing and control requirements, helping readers rethink and re-design their organization's approach to liquidity risk. * Understand the new liquidity regulatory framework and the implications for banks * Study the latest liquidity measurement models, with stress testing and scenario analysis * Discover the effect of illiquid financing markets and possible lasting impacts * Compare market liquidity and warning signals that detect further deterioration With much of the world still reeling from history, it's important that liquidity risk become a major focus going forward. This practical guide provides valuable information, but also real, actionable steps that can be taken today to forecast and mitigate risks with an eye toward greater stability and security. Liquidity Management is a thorough, comprehensive guide to a more robust management of liquidity risk.
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A useful aid to the revised coding of industrial activities for the United Kingdom in accordance with European regulations, introduced in 2008. This volume is a practical companion to the UK Standard Industrial Classification of Economic Activities 2007, offering an alphabetic and numeric index for ease of use.
EXPERT GUIDANCE ON HOW TO READ, INTERPRET, AND USE NONPROFIT FINANCIAL STATEMENTS UPDATED TO INCLUDE THE NEW FASB STANDARD FOR NONPROFIT FINANCIAL REPORTING Whether you re a nonprofit executive unfamiliar with the language of financial statements or a seasoned pro, this book is the only guide you ll need to correctly interpret those critical documents, refresh your skills and familiarize yourself with the new FASB nonprofit reporting standards. The intent behind the recent FASB accounting standards update was to improve the clarity and usefulness of nonprofit financial statements. But making sense of those statements can still be tough for the uninitiated. Accountants and non-accountants who use and prepare nonprofit financial statements need guidance on how to interpret and implement these new FASB standards. Written for both audiences, this book: * Clearly defines accounting terminology and concepts, while offering numerous examples of financial statements reflecting both the old and new FASB standards * Steers you, line-by-line, through financial reports, providing in-depth explanations of the differences between the old and new standards * Provides numerous illustrations to help you quickly feel at home with the format of nonprofit financial statements * Offers exercises to help you gain insight into the core concepts of nonprofit financial statements and reinforce your command of those concepts In addition to the new FASB standards, this expanded edition includes: * A new chapter on reserves, a long-standing challenge for nonprofits * A new section on general financial analysis, outlining what financial statement readers should look for to stay informed and satisfy their responsibility regardless of their role * A new chapter on benchmarking to help nonprofits measure performance against industry peers How to Read Nonprofit Financial Statements, Third Edition is an invaluable resource for anyone who reads, interprets, or prepares these all-important documents.
The definitive guide to capital markets regulatory compliance Governance, Compliance, and Supervision in the Capital Markets demystifies the regulatory environment, providing a practical, flexible roadmap for compliance. Banks and financial services firms are under heavy regulatory scrutiny, and must implement comprehensive controls to comply with new rules that are changing the way they conduct business. This book provides a way forward, with clear, actionable guidance that strengthens governance at all levels, and balances supervisory and compliance requirements with the need to do business. From regulatory schemes to individual roles and responsibilities, this invaluable guide details the most pressing issues in today's financial services organizations, and provides expert advice. The ancillary website provides additional tools and guidance, including checklists, required reading, and sample exercises that help strengthen understanding and ease real-world implementation. Providing both a broad overview of governance, compliance, and supervision, as well as detailed guidance on application, this book presents a solid framework for firms seeking a practical approach to meeting the new requirements. Understand the importance of governance and "Tone at the Top" Distinguish the roles of compliance and supervision within a financial services organization Delve into the regulatory scheme applicable to broker dealers, banks, and investment advisors Examine the risks and consequences of inadequate supervision at the organizational or individual level The capital markets regulatory environment is complex and ever-evolving, yet compliance is mandatory. A solid understanding of regulatory structure is critical, but must also be accompanied by a practical strategy for effective implementation. Governance, Compliance, and Supervision in the Capital Markets provides both, enabling today's banks and financial services firms to get back on track and get back to business.
Von AfA bis Zweckbetrieb alles, was Sie fur die Vereinsbuchfuhrung wissen mussen Wie unterscheidet sich die Vermietung von Sportanlagen an Mitglieder von der an Nichtmitglieder? Wann muss ein gemeinnutziger Verein Steuern zahlen? Wer ehrenamtlich im Verein tatig ist, weiss, dass die Buchfuhrung fur Laien ganz schon kompliziert sein kann. Und Schatzmeister oder Kassenwarte sind eben meist keine Profis. Leicht verstandlich und anhand vieler Beispiele bringt Barbara Kern Licht ins Dunkel. Sie vermittelt Ihnen das Grundlagenwerkzeug und begleitet Sie dann in die Praxis der Vereinsbuchfuhrung. Sie erfahren alles uber die Zuordnung von Einnahmen und Ausgaben und das besondere Steuerrecht fur Vereine. So bleiben GoB, KSt, ErbSt, SchenkSt, GrdSt, USt und GewErtSt fur Sie kein Buch mit sieben Siegeln. Damit sind Sie bestens fur die Erstellung des Jahresabschlusses sowie der Rechenschaftsberichte fur die Mitgliederversammlung und das Finanzamt gerustet.
How investment strategies designed to reduce risk can increase risk for everyone-and crash markets and economies Financial crises are often blamed on unforeseeable events, the unforgiving nature of capital markets, or just plain bad luck. Too Smart for Our Own Good argues that these crises are caused by certain alluring investment strategies that promise both high returns and safety of capital. In other words, the severe and widespread crises we have suffered in recent decades were not perfect storms. Instead, they were made by us. By understanding how and why this is so, we may be able to avoid or ameliorate future crises-and maybe even anticipate them. One of today's leading financial thinkers, Bruce I. Jacobs, examines recent financial crises-including the 1987 stock market crash, the 1998 collapse of the hedge fund Long-Term Capital Management, the 2007-2008 credit crisis, and the European debt crisis-and reveals the common threads that explain these market disruptions. In each case, investors in search of safety were drawn to novel strategies that were intended to reduce risk but actually magnified it-and blew up markets. Too Smart for Our Own Good takes a behind-the-curtain look at: *The inseparable nature of investment risk and reward and the often counterproductive effects of some popular approaches for reducing risk*A trading strategy known as portfolio insurance and the key role it played in the 1987 crash*How option-related trading disrupted markets in the decade following the 1987 stock market crash*Why the demise of Long-Term Capital Management in 1998 wreaked havoc on US stock and bond markets *How mortgage-backed financial products, by shifting risk from one party to another, created the credit crisis of 2007-2008 and contributed to the subsequent European debt crisis This broad, detailed investigation of financial crises is the most penetrating and objective look at the subject to date. In addition, Jacobs, an industry insider, offers invaluable insights into the nature of investment risk and reward, and how to manage risk. Risk is unavoidable-especially in investing-and financial markets connect us all. Until we accept these facts and manage risk in responsible ways, major crises will always be just around the bend. Too Smart for Our Own Good is a big step toward smarter investing-and a better financial future for everyone.
Inside markets, innovation, and risk
Why do markets keep crashing and why are financial crises greater than ever before? As the risk manager to some of the leading firms on Wall Street-from Morgan Stanley to Salomon and Citigroup-and a member of some of the world's largest hedge funds, from Moore Capital to Ziff Brothers and FrontPoint Partners, Rick Bookstaber has seen the ghost inside the machine and vividly shows us a world that is even riskier than we think. The very things done to make markets safer, have, in fact, created a world that is far more dangerous. From the 1987 crash to Citigroup closing the Salomon Arb unit, from staggering losses at UBS to the demise of Long-Term Capital Management, Bookstaber gives readers a front row seat to the management decisions made by some of the most powerful financial figures in the world that led to catastrophe, and describes the impact of his own activities on markets and market crashes. Much of the innovation of the last 30 years has wreaked havoc on the markets and cost trillions of dollars. "A Demon of Our Own Design" tells the story of man's attempt to manage market risk and what it has wrought. In the process of showing what we have done, Bookstaber shines a light on what the future holds for a world where capital and power have moved from Wall Street institutions to elite and highly leveraged hedge funds.
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