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Covering the colonial Empire (including West Indies, India, Singapore, West Africa and East Africa), this book is a detailed revisionist history of the British imperial manipulations of colonial currency systems to facilitate the rise of sterling to world supremacy via the gold standard, and to slow its eventual decline after World War I. Official internal correspondence is used to show that Britain typically acted against the advice of colonial commercial interests, colonial governments, and even officials in the Colonial Office, in order to replace international currencies (including gold and sterling itself), with localised silver currencies.
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.
Editors: Dell’Atti, Stefano, Trotta, Annarita (Eds.)Presents innovative state-of-the-art research on reputation managementAnalyzes and investigates reputational crisis in the international banking sectorProposes a model of analysis and management of reputational crisisThe topic of reputational crisis in the banking sector has received increasing attention from academics and practitioners. This book presents expert contributions that cover three main aspects: first, an extensive review of the literature on reputational risk in the banking sector aimed to identify the relationships between causes, effects, stakeholders, and key qualitative-quantitative variables involved during the reputational crisis of a bank; second, devising a conceptual framework for management of reputational crisis in banking, and finally, testing this framework with the results of an empirical analysis carried out by observing key variables of some known cases of reputational crisis relating to international banks and proposing case studies regarding the dynamic process of reputation management.
Connections among different assets, asset classes, portfolios, and the stocks of individual institutions are critical in examining financial markets. Interest in financial markets implies interest in underlying macroeconomic fundamentals. In Financial and Macroeconomic Connectedness, Frank Diebold and Kamil Yilmaz propose a simple framework for defining, measuring, and monitoring connectedness, which is central to finance and macroeconomics. These measures of connectedness are theoretically rigorous yet empirically relevant.
The approach to connectedness proposed by the authors is intimately related to the familiar econometric notion of variance decomposition. The full set of variance decompositions from vector auto-regressions produces the core of the ‘connectedness table.’ The connectedness table makes clear how one can begin with the most disaggregated pair-wise directional connectedness measures and aggregate them in various ways to obtain total connectedness measures. The authors also show that variance decompositions define weighted, directed networks, so that these proposed connectedness measures are intimately related to key measures of connectedness used in the network literature.
After describing their methods in the first part of the book, the authors proceed to characterize daily return and volatility connectedness across major asset (stock, bond, foreign exchange and commodity) markets as well as the financial institutions within the U.S. and across countries since late 1990s. These specific measures of volatility connectedness show that stock markets played a critical role in spreading the volatility shocks from the U.S. to other countries. Furthermore, while the return connectedness across stock markets increased gradually over time the volatility connectedness measures were subject to significant jumps during major crisis events.
This book examines not only financial connectedness, but also real fundamental connectedness. In particular, the authors show that global business cycle connectedness is economically significant and time-varying, that the U.S. has disproportionately high connectedness to others, and that pairwise country connectedness is inversely related to bilateral trade surpluses.
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.
Three dominant forces worldwide are driving change today in our financial markets: competition, technology and regulation. But their collective impact in reshaping the markets, though they may be viewed individually as desirable or well-intentioned, is producing challenging results that are difficult to predict, hard to control and not easy to understand. Extreme market turbulence has underlined the key issues as much attention turns to the appropriate regulatory response. That is the backdrop for this thought-provoking book, emerging from a Baruch College Conference on equity market structure in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, and featuring contributions from an acclaimed panel of international scholars, policymakers, regulators, and industry leaders.
This comprehensive desktop reference addresses the diverse terms and acronyms that form the backbone of 21st century energy technologies, applications of those technologies, and the sustainability sector of the U.S. economy. The convergence of these disciplines has resulted in an explosion of specialized terms, acronyms, and jargon. The references encompass a wide range of legacy as well as emerging renewable energy technologies including the finance and sustainable segments of business that form an integral part of those technologies.T
Financial Asset Pricing Theory offers a comprehensive overview of the classic and the current research in theoretical asset pricing. Asset pricing is developed around the concept of a state-price deflator which relates the price of any asset to its future (risky) dividends and thus incorporates how to adjust for both time and risk in asset valuation. The willingness of any utility-maximizing investor to shift consumption over time defines a state-price deflator which provides a link between optimal consumption and asset prices that leads to the Consumption-based Capital Asset Pricing Model (CCAPM).
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.
An updated new edition of the comprehensive guide to reading and understanding financial reports
Financial reports provide vital information to investors, lenders, and managers. Yet, the financial statements in a financial report seem to be written in a foreign language that only accountants can understand. This new Eighth Edition of How to Read a Financial Report breaks through that language barrier, clears away the fog, and offers a plain–English user′s guide to financial reports. This updated edition features new information on the move toward separate financial and accounting reporting standards for private companies, the emergence of websites offering financial information, pending changes in the auditor′s report language and what this means to investors, and requirements for XBRL tagging in reporting to the SEC, among other topics.
Makes it easy to understand what financial reports really say
Updated to include the latest information financial reporting standards and regulatory changes
Written by an author team with a combined 50–plus years of experience in financial accounting
With this new edition of How to Read a Financial Report, investors will find everything they need to fully understand the profit, cash flow, and financial condition of any business.
The second edition includes over 25 percent new and updated information including: New information on the separate accounting and financial reporting standards for private/small businesses versus public/large businesses Updated information that reflects the 2007 law on international financial reporting standards New content to match SEC and other governmental regulatory changes over the past three years New information about how the analyst–corporate connection has actually changed the playing field The impact of corporate communications and new technologies New examples that reflect the current trends Updated websites and resources
How did banking, borrowing, investing, and even losing money—in other words, participating in the modern financial system—come to seem likeroutine activities of everydaylife? Genres of the Credit Economy addressesthis question by examining the history of financial instruments and representations of finance in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain.Chronicling the process by which some of our most important conceptual categories were naturalized, Mary Poovey explores complex relationships among forms of writing that are not usually viewed together, from bills of exchange and bank checks, to realist novels and Romantic poems, to economic theory and financial journalism.
This critical and thought-provoking book explores the causes and consequences of Europe’s failed political and economic institutions.Europe’s recession has created new challenges as market turmoil has shaken the foundations of the twin pillars of the new drive for European integration – political and monetary unions. This book critically assesses the patchwork solutions continually offered to hold the troubled unions together. Failed political policies, from the prodigious ‘Common Agricultural Policy’ to ever more common fiscal stimulus packages, are shown to have bred less than stellar results in the past, and to have devastating implications for future European growth.
"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.
Discover the latest theory, trusted research, real-world examples, and use of financial technology with the leading choice in corporate finance texts, Brigham/Houston’s FUNDAMENTALS OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, CONCISE EDITION, Sixth Edition. As concise as it is easy to understand, this complete introduction to corporate finance puts you on the forefront of understanding today’s corporate finance and financial management with a unique balance of clear concepts, contemporary theory, and practical applications.
Paul Wilmott Introduces Quantitative Finance, Second Edition is an accessible introduction to the classical side of quantitative finance specifically for university students. Adapted from the comprehensive, even epic, works Derivatives and Paul Wilmott on Quantitative Finance, Second Edition, it includes carefully selected chapters to give the student a thorough understanding of futures, options and numerical methods. Software is included to help visualize the most important ideas and to show how techniques are implemented in practice.
"International Financial Reporting Standards" introduces accounting students to the status of IFRS and the impact on the financial reporting environment. This booklet delivers the relevant content, trusted authorship, and appropriate scope for learners new to the subject.
Risk Analysis in Finance and Insurance, Second Edition presents an accessible yet comprehensive introduction to the main concepts and methods that transform risk management into a quantitative science. Taking into account the interdisciplinary nature of risk analysis, the author discusses many important ideas from mathematics, finance, and actuarial science in a simplified manner. He explores the interconnections among these disciplines and encourages readers toward further study of the subject.
Analysis for Financial Management, 10e presents standard techniques and modern developments in a practical and intuitive manner with an emphasis on the managerial applications of financial analysis. It is intended for non-financial managers and business students interested in the practice of financial management.
In life, Benjamin Franklin sought to manage debt, organize credit, build capital and promote virtue. After death, he continued this work by leaving a codicil to his last will and testament, bequeathing £2,000 to Boston and Philadelphia. This study examines Franklin’s codicil and the financial history of America over the 200 years since his death.
This book is aimed at Security and IT practitioners (especially architects) in end-user organisations who are responsible for implementing an enterprise-wide Identity and Access Management (IAM) system. It is neither a conceptual treatment of Identity (for which we would refer the reader to Kim Cameron’s excellent work on the Laws of Identity) nor a detailed technical manual on a particular product. It describes a pragmatic and cost-effective architectural approach to implementing IAM within an organisation, based on the experience of the authors.
Ideal for those new to healthcare finance, this book begins with an overview of the role of finance in healthcare organizations and an uncomplicated explanation of the legal and reimbursement issues faced by providers. The rest of the chapters walk you through the basics of managerial accounting and financial management, including estimating costs and profits, planning and budgeting, making capital investment decisions, monitoring operations with metrics, and reading financial statements. Learning tools and online resources To assist the learning process, the book includes critical concepts, real-world scenarios, self-test questions, industry practices, and a running glossary.
Train your brain to be a real contrarian and outsmart the crowdBeat the Crowd is the real contrarian’s guide to investing, with comprehensive explanations of how a true contrarian investor thinks and acts – and why it works more often than not. Bestselling author Ken Fisher breaks down the myths and cuts through the noise to present a clear, unvarnished view of timeless market realities, and the ways in which a contrarian approach to investing will outsmart the herd. In true Ken Fisher style, the book explains why the crowd often goes astray—and how you can stay on track.C
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