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Government policies, marketing campaigns of banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions, and consumers’ protective actions all depend on assumptions about consumer financial behavior. Unfortunately, many consumers have no or little knowledge of budgeting, financial products, and financial planning. It is therefore important that organizations and market authorities know why consumers spend, borrow, insure, invest, and save for their retirement – or why they do not. Understanding Consumer Financial Behavior provides a systemic economic and behavioral approach to the way people handle their finances.
Focus on the financial concepts, skills, and technological applications that are most critical in today’s workplace with CORPORATE FINANCE: A FOCUSED APPROACH, 4E. This lean text provides an in-depth treatment of topics essential to corporate finance within a streamlined presentation you can easily complete in a single semester. Review the latest financial developments – from the collapse of the sub-prime mortgage market to the financial and the global economic crisis – as you learn how to maximize a firm’s value in today’s changed world.
With today’s availability of Social Security and Medicare, we typically think of the older years as a stage in life where people are supported financially. However, of the more than 40 million old adults currently living in the US, many are struggling financially living below or near the poverty line. They are lacking the assets necessary to see them through a period of life that is often longer than expected and that requires more health and long-term care. While financial vulnerability can be most pronounced in old age, it is often created across decades, revealing itself in later years when there is little opportunity to reverse a lifetime of disadvantage.
Deep insight and candid discussion from one of Wall Street’s best investorsCommon Stocks and Common Sense provides detailed insight into common stock investing, using a case-study approach based on real-world investments. Author Edgar Wachenheim is the 28-year CEO of Greenhaven Associates, boasting an average annual portfolio comparable to Warren Buffet’s. In this book, he shares his knowledge and experiences by providing detailed analyses of actual investments made by himself and other investors.
Risk control, capital allocation, and realistic derivative pricing and hedging are critical concerns for major financial institutions and individual traders alike. Events from the collapse of Lehman Brothers to the Greek sovereign debt crisis demonstrate the urgent and abiding need for statistical tools adequate to measure and anticipate the amplitude of potential swings in the financial markets—from ordinary stock price and interest rate moves, to defaults, to those increasingly frequent “rare events” fashionably called black swan events.
The OTC derivatives market has been hit by a massive wave of regulatory change. Capital and margin requirements have increased, trade reporting has been mandated, and execution mechanisms are evolving. Most of all, central clearing is being imposed for many transactions.
OTC Derivatives: Bilateral Trading and Central Clearing explains the new rules and the new models. It discusses the traditional bilateral market, then sets out how this will change due to mandatory central clearing and the new ways in which OTC derivatives will have to be traded, reported, and processed.
During the past few decades, private equity (PE) has attracted considerable attention from investors, practitioners, and academicians. In fact, a substantial literature on PE has emerged. PE offers benefits for institutional and private wealth management clients including diversification and enhancement of risk-adjusted returns. However, several factors such as liquidity concerns, regulatory restrictions, and the lack of transparency limit the attractiveness of some PE options to investors. The latest volume in the Financial Markets and Investments Series, Private Equity: Opportunities and Risks offers a synthesis of the theoretical and empirical literature on PE in both emerging and developed markets.
Dieses essential startet mit einer kleinen Geschichte zum Thema Geld und zeigt anschließend das Dilemma zwischen Risiko und Ertrag auf, mit dem jeder Finanzberater konfrontiert ist. Anschließend erläutern die Autoren in einem interdisziplinären Dialog, wie Theorien aus der modernen Physik und Psychologie neue Impulse für die Finanzberatung liefern. Die vorgestellten Perspektiven fördern eine andere Haltung und ein neues Denken: Das Geheimnis des Geldanlegens liegt in einer stabilen und kohärenten Beziehung zwischen Anleger und Anlageberater.
Basierend auf realen Ereignissen berichten die Autoren, wie es einer Unternehmenserbin trotz ungeregelter Nachfolge mit viel Mut und Entschlossenheit gelang, das Lebenswerk des Vaters zu bewahren und die heute rund 1.000 Arbeitsplätze der Beschäftigten zu retten. Schlüsselszenen schildern, wie sie dem geradezu übermächtigen Heer der Unternehmenszerstörer aus Erbaspiranten, macht- und profithungrigen Managern, staatlichen Betriebsprüfern, Steuerfahndern und rücksichtslosen Bankern mithilfe einer kreativen Corporate-Finance-Abwehrstrategie erfolgreich standhielt und manch herben Tiefschlag parierte.
Analyzing Event Statistics in Corporate Finance provides new alternative methodologies to increase accuracy when performing statistical tests for event studies within corporate finance. In contrast to conventional surveys or literature reviews, Jeng focuses on various methodological defects or deficiencies that lead to inaccurate empirical results, which ultimately produce bad corporate policies. This work discusses the issues of data collection and structure, the recursive smoothing for systematic components in excess returns, the choices of event windows, different time horizons for the events, and the consequences of applications of different methodologies.
Editors: Bottiglia, Roberto, Pichler, Flavio (Eds.)Crowdfunding for SMEs: A European Perspective provides a valuable insight into this new source of capital. In particular, the authors focus on financial return crowdfunding, which repays the crowd either through debt or equity. This source of capital might play a significant role in the future becoming an alternative or a complement to traditional funding sources. It is therefore of the uttermost importance to understand what has boosted its exponential growth in recent years, as well as the key drivers of success of P2P lending and equity crowdfunding campaigns on both the funders and the fundraisers side.
Together with John Maynard Keynes and Milton Friedman, Joseph Schumpeter is regarded as one of the three greatest economists of the 20th century. And yet, his actual economic writing has remained something of an enigma. Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy, his best-known work, was also an unscientific throw-off in his view. His major economic works – The Theory of Economic Development and Business Cycles – have been misunderstood and underappreciated. What has not been realized is that key elements of the Schumpeterian system have hitherto gone missing.
A sweeping history of finance and civilization that "convincingly makes the case that finance is a change-maker of change-makers" (Financial Times)In the aftermath of recent financial crises, it’s easy to see finance as a wrecking ball: something that destroys fortunes and jobs, and undermines governments and banks. In Money Changes Everything, leading financial historian William Goetzmann argues the exact opposite–that the development of finance has made the growth of civilizations possible.
An insightful and practical guide to family trustsFamily Trusts is a step-by-step guide for anyone involved in family trusts: trust creators, trustees, beneficiaries, and advisors. It will help families create and administer a culture that recognizes trusts as a gift of love.Marrying the practical and emotional aspects of family wealth, this book provides a hands-on primer that focuses on fostering positive relationships, and structuring the trust appropriately for the situation and the people involved.
How to achieve procurement excellence today and evolve to be ready for tomorrowProcurement entrepreneurship pays. High-performing procurement teams can deliver huge value to their companies—regardless of industry. The best companies are advancing talent-management strategies into the heart of their procurement organizations with huge success. In addition to an estimated $84 billion in yearly cost savings, companies who give procurement leaders prominence deliver superior returns from their operations as well as lower their costs of goods sold.T
Despite the thousands of articles and the millions of times that the word ‘bubble’ has been used in the business press, there still does not appear to be a cohesive theory or persuasive empirical approach with which to study ‘bubble’ and ‘crash’ conditions. This book presents a plausible and accessible descriptive theory and empirical approach to the analysis of such financial market conditions. It advances such a framework through application of standard econometric methods to its central idea, which is that financial bubbles reflect urgent short side rationed demand.
The consequences of taking on risk can be ruinous to personal finances, professional careers, corporate survivability, and even nation states. Yet many risk managers do not have a clear understanding of the basics. Requiring no statistical or mathematical background, The Fundamental Rules of Risk Management gives you the knowledge to successfully handle risk in your organization.The book begins with a deep investigation into the behavioral roots of risk. Using both historical and contemporary contexts, author Nigel Da Costa Lewis carefully details the indisputable truths surrounding many of the behavioral biases that induce risk.
Startup money is moving online, and this guide shows you how it works."The Art of Startup Fundraising" takes a fresh look at raising money for startups, with a focus on the changing face of startup finance. New regulations are making the old go-to advice less relevant, as startup money is increasingly moving online. These new waters are all but uncharted–and founders need an accessible guide. This book helps you navigate the online world of startup fundraising with easy-to-follow explanations and expert perspective on the new digital world of finance.
Die vorliegende Arbeit liefert ein umfassendes Verstandnis der nachfragerseitigen Auswirkungen der Kundenintegration. Die Effekte der Kundenpartizipation am Leistungserstellungsprozess werden dabei anhand einer empirischen Analyse im Kontext des Selbstbaumobel-Sektors ermittelt. Als Untersuchungsdesign wird hierbei die Strukturgleichungsmodellierung gewahlt. Im Rahmen der empirischen Analyse konnen subsequent eine Reihe an positiven sowie negativen Mediatoren zwischen den Konstrukten der Kundenintegration und der Kundenzufriedenheit identifiziert werden.
Can one be both an ethical person and an effective businessperson? Stephen Green, an ordained priest and the chairman of HSBC, thinks so. In Good Value, Green retraces the history of the global economy and its financial systems, and shows that while the marketplace has delivered huge advantages to humanity, it has also abandoned over a billion people to extreme poverty, encouraged overconsumption and debt, and ravaged the environment.How do we reconcile the demands of capitalism with both the common good and our own spiritual and psychological needs as individuals? To answer that, and some of the most vexing questions of our age, Green takes us on a lively and erudite journey through history, looking for lessons in the work of economists and philosophers, businessmen and poets, theologians and novelists, playwrights and political scientists.
DIY Financial Advisor: A Simple Solution to Build and Protect Your Wealth"DIY Financial Advisor "is a synopsis of our research findings developed while serving as a consultant and asset manager for family offices. By way of background, a family office is a company, or group of people, who manage the wealth a family has gained over generations. The term ‘family office’ has an element of cachet, and even mystique, because it is usually associated with the mega-wealthy. However, practically speaking, virtually any family that manages its investments–independent of the size of the investment pool–could be considered a family office.
A front-line industry insider’s look at the financial technology explosionThe FINTECH Book is your primary guide to the financial technology revolution, and the disruption, innovation and opportunity therein. Written by prominent thought leaders in the global fintech investment space, this book aggregates diverse industry expertise into a single informative volume to provide entrepreneurs, bankers and investors with the answers they need to capitalize on this lucrative market. Key industry developments are explained in detail, and critical insights from cutting-edge practitioners offer first-hand information and lessons learned.T
"Advances in Taxation" publishes articles dealing with all aspects of taxation. Articles can address tax policy issues at the federal, state, local, or international level. The series primarily publishes empirical studies that address compliance, computer usage, education, legal, planning, or policy issues. These studies generally involve interdisciplinary research that incorporates theories from accounting, economics, finance, psychology, and sociology.
Frustrated by financial statements? Dread the budget process? "The Essentials of Finance and Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers" is here to help. This new edition of a business classic demystifies finance and accounting and gives managers the tools they need make better decisions. Packed with fresh insights and the latest information on accounting regulations, international accounting practices, and global business trends, the book reveals how to: – Understand the fundamentals of financial analysis, budgeting, and forecasting – Interpret balance sheets, income/cash flow statements, and annual reports – Sift through conflicting data to find the most relevant figures – Locate key information about competitors and suppliers – Analyze variances and calculate break-even points and other vital measures – And much more Expanded case studies and practice exercises reinforce the lessons and let you strengthen your skills.
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