QFinance: The Ultimate Resource

Editor: Qatar Financial Center
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: A&C Black

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-84-930005-6
Category: Business, Finance & Economics - Economics
Image Count: 285
Book Status: Available
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QFINANCE: The Ultimate Resource offers articles with key themes in over 250 best practice and thought leadership articles. This edition comprises key perspectives on environmental, social, and governance factors -- essential for understanding the long-term sustainability of a company.

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  • Foreword
  • Advisory panel
  • Staff, Contributors, and Advisers
  • Contributors
  • User Guide
  • BEST PRACTICE
  • Balance Sheets and Cash Flow
  • Advantages of Finance Best Practice Networks - Hans-Dieter Scheuermann
  • Allocating Corporate Capital Fairly - John L. Mariotti
  • Asset Liability Management for Pension Funds - Ruud Kleynen
  • Best Practices in Cash Flow Management and Reporting - Hans-Dieter Scheuermann
  • Capital Budgeting: The Dominance of Net Present Value - Harold Bierman, Jr
  • Capital Structure: Perspectives - John C. Groth
  • Comparing Net Present Value and Internal Rate of Return - Harold Bierman, Jr
  • Corporate Finance for SMEs - Terry Carroll
  • Dangers of Corporate Derivative Transactions - David Shimko
  • Factoring and Invoice Discounting: Working Capital Management Options - Irena Jindrichovska
  • Formulating a Contingency Funding Plan to Manage Liquidity Risks - Gary Deutsch
  • How Taxation Impacts on Liquidity Management - Martin O’Donovan
  • How to Assess a Company’s Global Treasury Needs and Objectives Successfully - Gary Silha
  • How to Better Manage Your Financial Supply Chain - Juergen Bernd Weiss
  • How to Manage Pension Costs - Edmund Truell
  • Introduction to Islamic Financial Risk Management Products - Qudeer Latif and Susi Crawford
  • Investment Risk in Islamic Finance - Kamal Abdelkarim Hassan and Hassan Ahmed Yusuf
  • Managing 21st Century Finances - Terry Carroll
  • Managing Capital Budgets for Small and Medium-Sized Companies - Neil Seitz
  • Managing Counterparty Credit Risk - David Shimko
  • Managing Liquidity Risk in a Financial Institution: The Dangers of Short-Term Liabilities - David Shimko
  • Managing Retirement Costs - Beverly Goldberg
  • Viewpoint: Moving Away from Traditional Budgeting - Lawrence Phillips
  • Navigating a Liquidity Crisis Effectively - Klaus Kremers
  • Payment Factories: How to Streamline Financial Flows - Chris Skinner
  • Pension Schemes: A Unique and Unintended Basket of Risks on the Balance Sheet - Amarendra Swarup
  • Pricing Framework for Banks’ Internal Funds: A Best-Practice Methodology - Moorad Choudhry
  • Quantifying Corporate Financial Risk - David Shimko
  • Risk Management of Islamic Finance Instruments - Andreas Jobst
  • Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Risk in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries: Managing Risk and Boosting Profit - Omar Fisher
  • Viewpoint: Sustainability Reporting and Assurance—A Market-Driven Transformation - Brendan Le Blanc and Barruch Ben-Zekry
  • To Hedge or Not to Hedge - Steve Robinson
  • Tools for Measuring Interest Rate Risk - Steven V. Mann
  • A Total Balance Sheet Approach to Financial Risk - Terry Carroll
  • Using Structured Products to Manage Liabilities - Shane Edwards
  • The Value and Management of Intellectual Property, Intangible Assets, and Goodwill - Kelvin King
  • Valuing Pension Fund Liabilities on the Balance Sheet - Steven Lowe
  • Financial Markets
  • ALM in Financial Intermediation: The Derivatives Business - Krzysztof M. Ostaszewski
  • Analyzing a Bank’s Financial Performance - by Jyothi Manohar
  • Banking Transparency and the Robustness of the Banking System - Solomon Tadesse
  • Banks and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Recent Business Developments - Sergio Schmukler, Augusto de la Torre, and María Soledad Martínez Pería
  • Viewpoint: Bitcoin and the Authorities, Monetary, Political and Regulatory: Houston, We May Have a Problem - Anthony Harrington
  • Capital Adequacy Requirements for Islamic Financial Institutions: Key Issues - M. Kabir Hassan and Ebid Smolo
  • Viewpoint: Capitalism no longer needs to defend itself with fairy stories - Steve Keen
  • Viewpoint: Challenges in Global Energy and Their Potential Impact on the Cost of Energy - Pau Morilla-Giner
  • Climate Change and Insurance - Stephen Haddrill
  • Viewpoint: Corporate Responsibility in a Community of Companies - Michelle Greene
  • Credit Derivatives—The Origins of the Problem - Eric R. Dinallo
  • Viewpoint: The Distorted System: Iceland’s Lessons Yet To Be Learned - Anat Admati and Gudrun Johnsen
  • The Emergence and Development of Islamic Banking - Umar Oseni and M. Kabir Hassan
  • Viewpoint: Energy Self-Sufficiency through Shale Gas Changes the Game for the United States - Angelos Damaskos
  • Viewpoint: Finance Teaching After the Global Financial Crisis - Jayanth R. Varma
  • The Globalization of Inflation - Diana Choyleva
  • Viewpoint: Governments of All Stripes Still Have Much to Learn from Keynes - Robert, Lord Skidelsky
  • Insurance—Bruised, Not Crushed - Robert P. Hartwig
  • The International Role of Islamic Finance - Andreas Jobst
  • Viewpoint: Investment Lessons from the Crash - Jeremy Beckwith
  • Islamic Insurance Markets and the Structure of - Takaful Suzanne White
  • Issues in Issuing Insurance-Linked Securities - Morton Lane
  • Viewpoint: A Lesson in Austrian School Economics: The Real Cause of the Crash - Jesús Huerta de Soto
  • Viewpoint: Lessons from the 2008 Financial Crisis-Part I: Banking Policy - Richard A. Werner
  • Viewpoint: Lessons From the 2008 Financial Crisis-Part II: Central Banks and Monetary Reform - Richard A. Werner
  • Middle East and North Africa Region: Financial Sector and Integration - Samy Ben Naceur and Chiraz Labidi
  • Mixflation - Giles Keating
  • Viewpoint: Nothing but Painful Choices Ahead as the Global Debt Supercycle Ends - John Mauldin
  • The Origins and Current State of the Buyout Market for Pension Funds - Steven Haasz
  • Outsourcing and the Banks - Shamus Rae
  • Viewpoint: Pension Funds—The Dangers of Taking Off-Benchmark Foreign Exchange Risk - Mark Hogg
  • Viewpoint: Perspectives on the Global Financial Crisis - Sheila Dow
  • Viewpoint: The Role of Insurance in Bringing Resilience to Societies Challenged by Global Warming - David Bresch
  • Rules versus Discretion in Supervisory Interventions in Financial Institutions - Marc Quintyn
  • Viewpoint: Shariah Lawc—Bringing a New Ethical Dimension to Banking - Amjid Ali
  • Viewpoint: A Single Currency for Asia? - Amitendu Palit
  • Viewpoint: Toward a Deeper Understanding of Risk in the Insurance Sector - Alex McNeil
  • Viewpoint: The Tragedy of the Euro - Philipp Bagus
  • Viewpoint: The Unintended Consequences of Globalization - Paul Wharton
  • Viewpoint: US Monetary Policy And Its Impact On China and Emerging Economies - Simon Derrick
  • Viewpoint: What Models Do We Need for Risk Management? - Riccardo Rebonato
  • Viewpoint: Why Financial and Other Serious Risks Are Such Slippery Concepts to Get Hold Of - David Ropeik
  • Viewpoint: Why We Must Break Up the Financial Herd - Avinash Persaud
  • Viewpoint: Why the Thinking of the Austrian School of Economics Matters in Today’s Economy - Annette Godart-van der Kroon
  • Viewpoint: Why Turning Growth into Profit Is Challenging for Asian Economies - Peter Elston
  • Financial Regulation and Compliance
  • Viewpoint: Accounting for Value: Why the Accountancy Bodies Are Losing Their Way in the Standard-Setting Process - Stephen Penman
  • Aligning the Internal Audit Function with Strategic Objectives - Ilias G. Basioudis
  • Viewpoint: The Audit Committee and Corporate Governance - Richard Wilson
  • Auditing Islamic Financial Institutions - Roszaini Haniffa
  • Auditor Sensitivity to Source Reliability - Denise Cicchella and Stuart Gardner
  • An Auditor’s Approach to Risk-Based Auditing: What to Audit and When - Paul J. Sanchez
  • Best Practices in Risk-Based Internal Auditing - Sheryl Vacca
  • Viewpoint: Challenges Faced by the Audit Profession After the Crash - James Chadwick
  • Classification and Treatment of Leases - Roger Lister
  • Considerations when Outsourcing Internal Audit - Peter Tickner
  • Contemporary Developments in International Auditing Regulation - Christopher Humphrey and Anne Loft
  • Continuous Auditing: Putting Theory into Practice - Norman Marks
  • Costs and Benefits of Accounting-Based Regulation in Emerging Capital Markets - Wang Jiwei
  • Cultural Changes in External Auditing - Jyothi Manohar
  • The Effect of SOX on Internal Control, Risk Management, and Corporate Governance Best Practice - David A. Doney
  • Engaging Senior Management in Internal Control - Philip Ratcliffe
  • Has Financial Reporting Impacted on Internal Auditing Negatively? - Andrew Chambers
  • How Can Internal Audit Report Effectively to Its Stakeholders? - Andrew Cox
  • How Internal Auditing Can Help with a Company’s Fraud Issues - Gail Harden
  • How Much Independence for Supervisors in Financial Market Regulation? - Marc Quintyn
  • How to Implement a Standard Chart of Accounts Effectively - Aziz Tayyebi
  • Identifying the Main Regulatory Challenges for Islamic Finance - Bilal Rasul
  • Implementing an Effective Internal Controls System - Andrew Chambers
  • Incorporating Operational and Performance Auditing into Compliance and Financial Auditing - Andrew Cox
  • Internal Audit and Partnering with Senior Management - Bruce Turner
  • The Internal Audit Role—Is There an Expectation Gap in Your Organization? - Jeffrey Ridley
  • Managing the Relationships between Audit Committees and the CAE - Richard E. Cascarino
  • New Assurance Challenges Facing Chief Audit Executives - Simon D’Arcy
  • Optimizing Internal Audit - Andrew Chambers
  • Origins and Rationale for IFRS Convergence - Peter Walton
  • Performance Reporting under IFRS - Peter Casson
  • Principles versus Rules in Financial Supervision—Is There One Superior Approach? - Marc Quintyn
  • Procedures for Reporting Financial Risk in Islamic Finance - Daud Vicary Abdullah and Ramesh Pillai
  • Pros and Cons of Using External Auditorsfor Internal Auditing and Other Services - Curtis C. Verschoor
  • Starting a Successful Internal Audit Function to Meet Present and Future Demands - Jeffrey Ridley
  • Threats to Auditor Independence and Possible Remedies - Gilad Livne
  • Total Quality Management and Internal Auditing - Jeffrey Ridley
  • Understanding the Requirements for Preparing IFRS Financial Statements - Véronique Weets
  • What Are the Leading Causes of Financial Restatements? - Todd DeZoort
  • What Is the Range of the Internal Auditor’s Work? - Andrew Cox
  • Viewpoint: Why Accounting Needs To Be More Business-Centric - Andrew Howie
  • Viewpoint: Why Integrated Reporting Is The Way Ahead For All Stakeholders - Jonathan Labrey
  • Why Organizations Need to be Regulated—Lessons from History - Bridget Hutter
  • World-Class Internal Audit - Robin Pritchard
  • Funding and Investment
  • The Ability of Ratings to Predict the Performance of Exchange-Traded Funds - Gerasimos G. Rompotis
  • Acquiring a Secondary Listing, or Cross-Listing - Meziane Lasfer
  • Viewpoint: Africa s Emerging Bond and Real Asset Markets - David Lashbrook and Zee de Gersigny
  • Viewpoint: Africa: Still Challenging, But More Progress Beneath the Surface Than Most People Think - Stephen Chan
  • Viewpoint: After Squandering a Decade of Good Fortune, Africa Needs Real Change to Achieve Its Potential - Marko Papic
  • Assessing Venture Capital Funding for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises - Alain Fayolle and Joseph LiPuma
  • Asset Allocation Methodologies - Tom Coyne
  • Viewpoint: Balances and Imbalances in the two major Asian economies - Matt Gertken
  • Viewpoint: Bias-Free Investing Offers the Best Hope for Pension Funds - Yves Choueifaty
  • Viewpoint: Capturing the Equity Premium - Erik Gosule
  • Carrying Out Due Diligence on Hedge Funds - Amarendra Swarup
  • Carrying Out Due Diligence on Private Equity Funds - Rainer Ender
  • The Case for SMART Rebalancing - Arun Muralidhar and Sanjay Muralidhar
  • The Cost of Going Public: Why IPOs Are Typically Underpriced - Lena Booth
  • Credit Ratings - David Wyss
  • Ethical Funds and Socially Responsible Investment: An Overview - Chendi Zhang
  • Viewpoint: Fast Finance to Slow Finance - Gervais Williams
  • Financial Steps in an IPO for a Small or Medium-Size Enterprise - Hung-Gay Fung
  • Funds of Hedge Funds versus Single-Manager Funds - Steve Wallace
  • Viewpoint: Green Investing—Looking beyond the Financial Metrics - Stéphane Voisin
  • How and When to Use Nonrecourse Financing - Thomas McKaig
  • The Impact of Index Trackers on Shareholders and Stock Volatility - Martin Gold
  • Viewpoint: The Indian Economy: A Political Conundrum? - Nirvikar Singh
  • Investing Cash: Back to Basics - Mark Camp and Emma Du Haney
  • Viewpoint: Investing in Corporate Debt in Difficult Market Conditions - Robert Marquardt
  • Investing in Structured Finance Products in the Debt Money Markets - Moorad Choudhry
  • IPOs in Emerging Markets - Janusz Brzeszczynski
  • Islamic Microfinance: Fulfilling Social and Developmental Expectations - Mehmet Asutay
  • Islamic Modes of Finance and the Role of - Sukuk Abdel-Rahman Yousri Ahmad
  • Issuing Corporate Debt - Steven Lowe
  • Managing Activist Investors and Fund Managers - Leslie L. Kossoff
  • Managing Shariah-Compliant Portfolios: The Challenges, the Process, and the Opportunities - John Sandwick
  • Measuring Company Exposure to Country Risk - Aswath Damodaran
  • Measuring Country Risk - Aswath Damodaran
  • Minimizing Credit Risk - Frank J. Fabozzi
  • Optimizing the Capital Structure: Finding the Right Balance between Debt and Equity - Meziane Lasfer
  • Viewpoint: Outperformance through Ethical Lending - Dan Hird
  • Passive Portfolio Management and Fixed-Income Investing - Andrew Ainsworth
  • The Performance of Socially Responsible Mutual Funds - Luc Renneboog
  • Price Discovery in IPOs - Jos van Bommel
  • Viewpoint: Principles for Responsible Investment—Looking Beyond the Financial Metrics - James Gifford
  • Public-Private Partnerships in Emerging Markets - Peter Koveos and Pierre Yourougou
  • Raising Capital in Global Financial Markets - Reena Aggarwal
  • Raising Capital in the United Kingdom - Lauren Mills
  • Rigidity in Microfinancing: Can One Size Fit All? - Dean Karlan and Sendhil Mullainathan
  • Risk Management Revisited - Duncan Hughes
  • The Role of Commodities in an Institutional Portfolio - Keith Black and Satya Kumar
  • The Role of Institutional Investors in Corporate Financing - Hao Jiang
  • The Role of Short Sellers in the Marketplace - Raj Gupta
  • Securitization: Understanding the Risks and Rewards - Tarun Sabarwal
  • Sources of Venture Capital - Lawrence Brotzge
  • Viewpoint: Tanzania: The Hard Road to Stability - Charles Laurie
  • Understanding Equity Capital in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises - Siri Terjesen
  • Viewpoint: Understanding the Risks in Liability-Driven Investment (LDI) for Pension Funds - Marcus Mollan
  • Understanding the Role of Diversification - Guofu Zhou
  • Understanding the True Cost of Issuing Convertible Debt and Other Equity-Linked Financing - Roger Lister
  • Venture Capital Funds as an Alternative Class of Investment - Michael D. McKenzie and Bill Janeway
  • WACC versus APV Valuation: Financial Policy and the Discount Rate - Antoine Hyafil
  • Viewpoint: Why Mathematical Investing Beats Active Investment Managers Over the Medium Term - David Schofield
  • Viewpoint: Why Quantitative Investing Can Do Well in Turbulent Markets - Janet Campagna
  • Governance and Ethics
  • Balancing Senior Management Compensation Arrangements with Shareholders’ Interests - Henrik Cronqvist
  • Best Practices in Corporate Social Responsibility - Alison Kemper and Roger Martin
  • Best Practices in Investment Governance for Pension Funds - Roger Urwin
  • Business Ethics - Sue Newell
  • Viewpoint: The Challenge of Bringing Realism to the Global Warming Debate - Bjørn Lomborg
  • Viewpoint: Challenges to growth prove the value of sustainability for corporate Africa - Malango Mughogho
  • Viewpoint: The Companies Bill, 2012, and its Impact on the Future of Corporate Social Responsibility in India - Sudhir Singh Dungarpur
  • Viewpoint: The “Comply or Explain” Approach to Improving Standards of Corporate Governance - Sir Christopher Hogg
  • Corporate Board Structures - Vidhan Goyal
  • Corporate Foreign Policy - Timothy L. Fort
  • Corporate Governance in Transitional Countries—Shareholders or Stakeholders? - Irena Jindrichovska
  • Corporate Responsibility in a Global World: Marrying Investment in Human Capital with Focus on Costs - Angela Baron
  • Dividend Policy: Maximizing Shareholder Value - Harold Bierman, Jr
  • Viewpoint: Embedding CSR and Sustainability in Corporate Culture: The Boots Experience - Richard Ellis
  • Executive Rewards: Ensuring That Financial Rewards Match Performance - Shaun Tyson
  • Financial Reporting: Conveying the Message Down the Line - Leslie L. Kossoff
  • Viewpoint: The Growth of Sustainability Reporting - Wim Bartels
  • Identifying the Right Nonexecutive Director - Terry Carroll
  • Improving Corporate Profitability Through Accountability - Marc J. Epstein and Priscilla Wisner
  • Internal Auditing’s Contribution to Sustainability - Jeffrey Ridley
  • Viewpoint: Leveraging Influence to Impact Climate-Change Policy - Mark Kenber
  • Viewpoint: Mobilizing the Power of Pension Funds to Transform Corporate Behavior - Catherine Howarth
  • Viewpoint: The Paradox of Corporate Social Responsibility: The Sincerity Nexus - Alexandra Countess of Frederiksborg and Timothy L. Fort
  • Reinvesting in the Company versus Rewarding Investors with Distributions - Ruth Bender
  • Role of Internal Auditing at Board Committee Level - Sridhar Ramamoorti
  • Trustworthy Business Cultures - Timothy L. Fort
  • Viewpoint: Working Toward Equity in Africa’s Extractive Industries - Caroline Kende-Robb
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Accounting for Business Combinations in Accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Requirements - Shân Kennedy
  • Acquisition Integration: How to Do It Successfully - David Sadtler
  • The Art of Acquiring in Emerging Markets - Satu Teerikangas
  • Capital Structure: A Strategy that Makes Sense - John C. Groth
  • Capital Structure: Implications - John C. Groth
  • Viewpoint: The CFO and the Sustainable Corporation - Ravi Nedungadi
  • Coping with Equity Market Reactions to M&A Transactions - Scott Moeller
  • Cultural Alignment and Risk Management: Developing the Right Culture - R. Brayton Bowen
  • Due Diligence Requirements in Financial Transactions - Scott Moeller
  • Going Private: Public-to-Private Leveraged Buyouts - Luc Renneboog
  • Grow Globally: The New Altitude of Cross-Border M&A - Mona Pearl
  • How to Set the Hurdle Rate for Capital Investments - Jon Tucker
  • Identifying and Minimizing the Strategic Risks from M&A - Peter Howson
  • In Search of Growth: Choosing Between Organic, M&A, and Strategic Alliance Strategies - Duncan Angwin
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Recession - Louise Scholes and Mike Wright
  • Leveraged Buyouts: What, Why, When, and How - Scott S. Johnson
  • Maximize the Selling Price of Your Business - Frederick Lipman
  • Maximizing a New Strategic Alliance - Peter Killing
  • Maximizing Value when Selling a Business - John Gilligan
  • MBOs: A High-Octane and Life-Changing Mode of Business - Andy Nash
  • Mergers and Acquisitions: Patterns, Motives, and Strategic Fit - Siri Terjesen
  • Mergers and Acquisitions: Today’s Catalyst Is Working Capital - James S. Sagner
  • The Missing Metrics: Managing the Cost of Complexity - John L. Mariotti
  • Valuing Start-Ups - Aswath Damodaran
  • Why Mergers Fail and How to Prevent It - Susan Cartwright
  • Operations and Performance
  • Aligning Structure with Strategy: Recalibrating for Improved Performance and Increased Profitability - R. Brayton Bowen
  • An Approach to Understanding Reputation Risk in Financial Services - Philip Whittingham
  • Viewpoint: The Art of Building Momentum for Innovation - Geoff Mulgan
  • Viewpoint: Balancing Control with Dynamic Flexibility in Large Multinationals—The View from the Finance Function - Toby Willson
  • Building Potential Catastrophe Management into a Strategic Risk Framework - Duncan Martin
  • Business Continuity Management: How to Prepare for the Worst - Andrew Hiles
  • The Case for Continuous Auditing of Management Information Systems - Robert E. Davis
  • The CEO’s Role in Reputation Management - Leslie Gaines-Ross
  • Viewpoint: Challenges in Management Skills Development - Simon Earp and Eddie Cochrane
  • Viewpoint: The Changing Role of the CFO - Thibault de Tersant
  • The Cost of Reputation: The Impact of Events on a Company’s Financial Performance - Daniel Diermeier
  • Countering Supply Chain Risk - Vinod Lall
  • Creating Value with EVA - S. David Young
  • Crisis Management and Strategies for Dealing with Crisis - Jon White
  • Digital Reputation Management - Shireen Smith
  • Digital Strategies for Enhancing Reputation - Paul A. Argenti and Georgia Aarons
  • Employee Stock Options - Peter Casson
  • Engaging Your Stakeholders: How To Make Allies of Investors and Activists - Peter Firestein
  • Enhance Competitive Performance via Critical Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) - Zahirul Hoque
  • Essentials for Export Success: Understanding How Risks and Relationships Lead to Rewards - Paul Beretz
  • Viewpoint: Every Company Is a Media Company - Richard Sambrook
  • Everything You Need to Know About Benchmarking - Robin Mann
  • Viewpoint: The Evolving Role of the CFO - Aldo Mareuse
  • Fraud: Minimizing the Impact on Corporate Image - Tim Johnson
  • Growing and Maximizing SME Profitability Without Compromising ROI - Neil Marriott
  • How Firms Should Fight Rumors - Andrew Hiles
  • How to Manage Emerging Market Risks with Third Party Insurance - Rod Morris
  • Human Risk: How Effective Strategic Risk Management Can Identify Rogues - Thomas McKaig
  • The Human Value of the Enterprise - Andrew Mayo
  • The Impact of Climate Change on Business - Graham Dawson
  • Viewpoint: The Importance of Trust—In Everything - Jonathan M. Karpoff
  • Viewpoint: In Data We Trust - Björn Bloching
  • Viewpoint: India Today and Tomorrow - Rajiv Dogra
  • International Arbitration: Basic Principles and Characteristics - Stavros Brekoulakis
  • Joint Ventures: Synergies and Benefits - Siri Terjesen
  • Managing Reputational Risk: Business Journalism - Jonathan Silberstein-Loeb
  • Multidimensional Performance Measurement Using the Balanced Scorecard - Priscilla Wisner
  • Multinationality and Financial Performance - Alan Rugman
  • Political Risk: Countering the Impact on Your Business - Ian Bremmer
  • Viewpoint: Poverty of Thinking in University Economics and Accountancy Departments - Richard Murphy
  • Profitability Analysis Using Activity-Based Costing - Priscilla Wisner
  • Protecting Your Intellectual Property—Nonregistered Rights - Jeremy Phillips
  • Protecting Your Intellectual Property—Registered Rights - Jeremy Phillips
  • Real Options: Opportunity from Risk - David Shimko
  • Reducing Costs and Improving Efficiency by Outsourcing and Selecting Suppliers - Paul Davies
  • Reducing Costs and Improving Efficiency with New Management Information Systems - Beverly Goldberg
  • Reducing Costs through Production and Supply Chain Management - Vinod Lall
  • Return on Talent - Subir Chowdhury
  • Risk Management: Beyond Compliance - Bill Sharon
  • Smart Use of Reputation Capital: How to Benefit from Different Reputation Investment Strategies - Joachim Klewes and Robert Wreschniok
  • Statistical Process Control for Quality Improvement - Priscilla Wisner
  • Using Decision Analysis to Value R&D Projects - Bert De Reyck
  • Using Financial Analysis to Evaluate Strategy - David Sadtler
  • Why EVA Is the Best Measurement Tool for Creating Shareholder Value - Erik Stern
  • Viewpoint: Why Management Development Is a Challenge for Both Business Schools and Client Organizations - Andrew Kakabadse
  • CHECKLISTS
  • Balance Sheets and Cash Flow
  • Assessing Cash Flow and Bank Lending Requirements
  • Building a Forex Plan
  • Developing a Contingency Funding Plan
  • Estimating Enterprise Value with the Weighted Average Cost of Capital
  • The Foreign Exchange Market: Its Structure and Function
  • Hedging Credit Risk—Case Study and Strategies
  • Hedging Foreign Exchange Risk—Case Studies and Strategies
  • Hedging Interest Rate Risk—Case Study and Strategies
  • Hedging Liquidity Risk—Case Study and Strategies
  • How to Manage Your Credit Rating
  • Identifying and Managing Exposure to Interest and Exchange Rate Risks
  • Insuring Against Financial Loss
  • Invoicing and Credit Control for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
  • Key Components of an Optimal Enterprise Resource Planning System
  • Managing Risk in Islamic Finance
  • Managing the Time Value of Money
  • Managing Working Capital
  • Managing Your Credit Risk
  • Measuring Financial Health
  • Measuring Liquidity
  • Methods for Dealing with Inflation Risk
  • Preparing a Budget
  • Preparing a Cash Flow Forecast
  • Setting Up a Dividend Policy
  • Swaps, Options, and Futures: What They Are and Their Function
  • Understanding Activity-Based Costing
  • Understanding and Calculating the Total Cost of Risk
  • Understanding and Using Carry Trades
  • Understanding and Using Currency Swaps
  • Understanding and Using Inflation Swaps
  • Understanding and Using Interest Rate Swaps
  • Understanding and Using the Cash Conversion Cycle
  • Understanding Asset-Liability Management (Full Balance Sheet Approach)
  • Understanding Capital Structure Theory: Modigliani and Miller
  • Understanding Key Financial Terms and Statements
  • Understanding the Balance Sheet
  • Understanding the Cost of Capital and the Hurdle Rate
  • Understanding the Relationship between the Discount Rate and Risk
  • Understanding the Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)
  • Understanding Yield/Revenue Management
  • Financial Markets
  • Banks “Planning for Failure”—Living Wills as Resolution and Recovery Plans
  • Calculating Your Total Economic Capital
  • Catastrophe Bonds: What They Are and How They Function
  • Derivatives Markets: Their Structure and Function
  • The Interbank Market: Its Structure and Function
  • Islamic Equity Funds
  • Key Islamic Banking Instruments and How They Work
  • Key Principles of Islamic Finance
  • Merchant Banks: Their Structure and Function
  • Possibilities for Shariah-Compliant Derivatives
  • Retail Banks: Their Structure and Function
  • The Role of the Shariah Advisory Board in Islamic Finance
  • Stress Testing to Evaluate Insurance Cover
  • Sukuk: Islamic Bonds
  • Takaful Insurance
  • Understanding and Calculating Probable Maximum Loss (PML)
  • Understanding Financial Scenario Analysis for Banking and Insurance Institutions
  • Understanding the Components of an Insurance Contract
  • Financial Regulation and Compliance
  • Adopting an Internal Audit Capability Model
  • Auditing Information Technology and Information Systems
  • Avoiding Conflict of Interest in Internal Audits
  • The Chief Audit Executive’s (CAE) Roles and Responsibilities
  • Choosing an External Auditor
  • Cosourcing Internal Audits
  • Establishing a Framework for Assessing Risk
  • The EU Regulatory Regime
  • The IIA Code of Ethics
  • Independence of the Internal Audit Function
  • Insolvency/Bankruptcy Regulations in Major Regions
  • Internal Audit Charters
  • Internal Auditing for Financial Firms
  • Internal Auditing for Fraud Detection and Prevention
  • Internal Auditing for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)
  • Internal Auditing for the Public Sector
  • International and Multinational Internal Auditing
  • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS): The Basics
  • Key Accounting Standards and Organizations
  • Key Competencies for Internal Auditors
  • The Key Components of an Audit Report
  • Middle East: Regulatory Structure and Powers
  • MiFID—Its Development and Aims
  • Preparing and Executing an Internal Audit Review
  • Preparing Financial Statements: Balance Sheets
  • Preparing Financial Statements: Profit and Loss Accounts (P&Ls)
  • Principles of Financial Services Regulation
  • Quality Assessment of Internal Audits
  • Regulatory and Capital Issues under Shariah Law
  • The Role of the Audit Committee
  • Sarbanes-Oxley: Its Development and Aims
  • Solvency II: Its Development and Aims
  • Stress Testing and Scenario Analysis for Keeping Up with Regulation
  • The Ten Accounting Principles
  • Understanding Impairment Accounting: What It Is and When It Is Used
  • Understanding Internal Audits
  • Understanding the Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process (ICAAP)
  • Understanding the Key Components of GAAP: The Continuing Concern Concept
  • What Is Forensic Auditing?
  • XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) and Internal Auditing
  • Funding and Investment
  • Analysis Using Monte Carlo Simulation
  • Applying the Gordon Growth Model
  • The Bond Market: Its Structure and Function
  • Calculating a Company’s Net Worth
  • Calculating Total Shareholder Return
  • Dealing with Venture Capital Companies
  • The Efficient Market Hypothesis
  • Financial Intermediaries: Their Role and Relation to Financial Markets
  • Franchising a Business
  • Fund of Hedge Funds: Understanding the Risks and Returns
  • Hedge Funds: Understanding the Risks and Returns
  • How to Use Credit Rating Agencies
  • How to Use Receivables as Collateral
  • Islamic Microfinance
  • Mean-Variance Optimization: A Primer
  • Measuring Gearing
  • Money Markets: Their Structure and Function
  • Murabahah Sale Instruments and Their Applications
  • Obtaining an Equity Value Using the Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)
  • Options for Raising Finance
  • An Overview of Loan Agreements
  • An Overview of Shariah-Compliant Funds
  • An Overview of Stockholders’ Agreements
  • An Overview of Tax Deeds
  • Raising Capital by Issuing Bonds
  • Raising Capital by Issuing Shares
  • Raising Capital through Private and Public Equity
  • Sovereign Wealth Funds—Investment Strategies and Objectives
  • Steps for Obtaining Bank Financing
  • Stock Markets: Their Structure and Function
  • Structured Investment Vehicles
  • Trading in Commodities: Why and How
  • Trading in Corporate Bonds: Why and How
  • Trading in Equities on Stock Exchanges
  • Trading in Government Bonds: Why and How
  • Understanding and Using Leverage Ratios
  • Understanding and Using the Repos Market
  • Understanding Capital Markets, Structure and Function
  • Understanding Debt Cover
  • Understanding Fixed-Charge Coverage
  • Understanding Portfolio Analysis
  • Understanding Price Volatility
  • Using Dividend Discount Models
  • Using Mezzanine Financing
  • Using Multistage Dividend Discount Models
  • Using Shareholder Value Analysis
  • Governance and Ethics
  • The Board’s Role in Executive Compensation
  • Business Ethics in Islamic Finance
  • Conflicting Interests: The Agency Issue
  • Corporate Governance and Its Interpretations
  • Corporate Governance Practices in Private Equity-Owned Firms
  • Creating a Sustainable Development Policy
  • Creating Executive Compensation
  • Defining Corporate Governance: Its Aims, Goals, and Responsibilities
  • Directors’ and Officers’ (D&O) Liability Insurance
  • Directors’ Duties: A Primer
  • Governance Practices in Family-Owned Firms
  • Internal Control Frameworks: COSO, CoCo, and the UK Corporate Governance Code
  • Investors and the Capital Structure
  • Regulatory Responsibilities of Executive and Nonexecutive Directors: An International Overview
  • The Responsibilities of Trustees
  • Selecting the Board and Evaluation Process
  • Social Return on Investment
  • The Triple Bottom Line
  • Understanding Economic Efficiency Theory
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Achieving Success in International Acquisitions
  • Acquiring a Company
  • Acquisition Accounting
  • M&A Regulations: A Global Overview
  • Management Buyouts
  • Planning the Acquisition Process
  • Planning the Disposal Process
  • The Rationale for an Acquisition
  • Structuring M&A Deals and Tax Planning
  • Understanding Anti-Takeover Strategies
  • Using IRR for M&A Financing
  • Using the Comparable Net Worth Method in Squeeze Outs
  • Using the Market-Value Method for Acquisitions
  • Operations and Performance
  • Applying Cost-Benefit Analysis to Project Appraisal
  • Applying Stress-Testing to Business Continuity Management
  • Applying Stress-Testing to Operational Risk Exposure
  • Appraising Investment Opportunities
  • Assessing Business Performance
  • Assessing Economies of Scale in Business
  • Assessing the Value of Outsourcing and Offshoring
  • Basic Steps for Starting a Business
  • Building an Efficient Credit and Collection Accounts System
  • Building an Electronic Invoicing System
  • Business Process Reengineering
  • Choosing the Right Payment Policy
  • Commercial Aspects of Licensing
  • Competition Law: Key Financial Issues
  • Corporate Insurance Cover: A Primer
  • Costing a New Project
  • Creating a Risk Register
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Efficient Invoicing Procedures
  • How to Optimize Stock Control
  • Identifying Your Continuity Needs
  • Insuring Against Business Interruption
  • Intellectual Property—Copyright
  • Intellectual Property—Patents—An International Overview
  • Intellectual Property—Registered Designs and Trademarks
  • Inventory—How to Control It Effectively
  • Islamic Commercial Law
  • Islamic Law of Contracts
  • Managing Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Nonperformance and Breach of Contract
  • Performing Total Cost of Ownership Analysis
  • Practical Purchasing Procedures
  • Practical Techniques for Commercial Mediation
  • The Principles of Litigation
  • Setting Up a Key Risk Indicator (KRI) System
  • Structuring and Negotiating Joint Ventures
  • Structuring, Negotiating, and Drafting Agency Agreements
  • Understanding Continuity Insurance
  • Understanding Crisis Management
  • Understanding Decision-Tree Analysis
  • Understanding Key Performance Indicators
  • Understanding Real Options
  • Understanding Strategy Maps
  • Understanding the Financial Aspects of Employing People
  • What Is Benchmarking?
  • CALCULATIONS AND RATIOS
  • Accounts Payable Turnover Ratio
  • Accounts Receivable Turnover
  • Accrual Rate
  • Acid-Test Ratio
  • Activity-Based Costing
  • Alpha and Beta Values of a Security
  • Amortization
  • Annual Percentage Rate
  • Asset Turnover
  • Asset Utilization
  • Basis Point Value
  • Binomial Distribution
  • Bond Yield
  • Book Value
  • Borrowing Costs and Capitalization
  • Break-Even Analysis
  • Capital Asset Pricing Model
  • Capital Expenditure
  • Capitalization Ratios
  • Central Limit Theorem
  • Contribution Margin
  • Conversion Price
  • Conversion Ratio
  • Convertible Preferred Stock
  • Cost of Goods Sold
  • Covariance
  • Creating a Balance Sheet
  • Creating a Cash Flow Statement
  • Creating a Profit and Loss (P&L) Account
  • Creditor and Debtor Days
  • Current Price of a Bond
  • Current Ratio
  • Days Sales Outstanding
  • Debt/Capital Ratio
  • Debt/Equity Ratio
  • Defining Assets
  • Depreciation
  • Discounted Cash Flow
  • Distinguishing between a Capital and an Operating Lease
  • Dividend Yield
  • Earnings at Risk
  • Earnings per Share
  • EBITDA
  • Economic Value Added
  • Efficiency and Operating Ratios
  • Elasticity
  • Enterprise Value
  • Exchange Rate Risk
  • Expected Rate of Return
  • Fair Value Calculations
  • Fixed-Deposit Compound Interest
  • Forward Interest Rates
  • Future Value
  • Future Value of an Annuity
  • Goodwill and Patents
  • Gross Profit Margin Ratio
  • Interest Coverage
  • Internal Rate of Return
  • Liquidity Ratio Analysis
  • Management Accounts
  • Marginal Cost
  • Marginal Rate of Substitution
  • Market/Book Ratio
  • Net Added Value (NAV) and Adjusted NAV
  • Net Present Value
  • Nominal and Real Interest Rates
  • Option Pricing
  • Payback Period
  • Payout Ratio
  • Portfolio Analysis: Duration, Convexity, and Immunization
  • Price/Earnings Ratio
  • Price Elasticity
  • Price/Sales Ratio
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Rate of Return
  • Reading an Annual Report
  • Reserve Ratio
  • Residual Value
  • Return on Assets
  • Return on Investment
  • Return on Sales
  • Return on Stockholders’ Equity
  • Risk-Adjusted Rate of Return
  • Scenario Analysis
  • Sharpe Ratio
  • Statistical Process Control Methods
  • Stochastic Modeling
  • Stress Testing
  • Swap Valuation
  • Term Structure of Interest Rates
  • Tick Value
  • Time Value of Money
  • Total Return
  • Treynor Ratio
  • Value at Risk
  • Weighted Average Cost of Capital
  • Working Capital
  • Working Capital Cycle
  • Working Capital Productivity
  • Yield
  • Z-Score
  • FINANCE THINKERS AND LEADERS
  • Prince Al-Walid bin Talal
  • Louis Bachelier
  • Gary Becker
  • Peter L. Bernstein
  • Fischer Black
  • Warren Buffett
  • Andrew Carnegie
  • Ronald Harry Coase
  • John C. Cox
  • Herman Daly
  • Joseph de la Vega
  • W. Edwards Deming
  • Marc Faber
  • Eugene Fama
  • Irving Fisher
  • John Kenneth Galbraith
  • Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen
  • Benjamin Graham
  • Alan Greenspan
  • Friedrich Hayek
  • Daniel Kahneman
  • John Maynard Keynes
  • Edwin Lefe`vre
  • Burton Malkiel
  • Harry Markowitz
  • Robert Merton
  • Merton Miller
  • Hyman Philip Minsky
  • Franco Modigliani
  • J. P. Morgan
  • Paul H. O’Neill
  • Michael Eugene Porter
  • David Ricardo
  • John D. Rockefeller
  • Stephen A. Ross
  • Nouriel Roubini
  • Paul Samuelson
  • Jean-Baptiste Say
  • Myron Scholes
  • Ernst Friedrich Schumacher
  • Joseph Schumpeter
  • William F. Sharpe
  • Jeremy Siegel
  • Adam Smith
  • George Soros
  • Joseph Stiglitz
  • Richard Thaler
  • James Tobin
  • Amos Tversky
  • Arnold, Lord Weinstock
  • Jack Welch
  • Muhammad Yunus
  • Robert Zoellick
  • FINANCE LIBRARY
  • Absolute Returns: The Risk and Opportunities of Hedge Fund Investing - Alexander M. Ineichen (2003)
  • Advances in Behavioral Finance - Richard H. Thaler (ed) (1993)
  • Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk - Peter L. Bernstein (1996)
  • The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World - Alan Greenspan (2007)
  • The Alchemy of Finance: Reading the Mind of the Market - George Soros (1987)
  • Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism - George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller (2009)
  • The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World - Niall Ferguson (2009)
  • Balanced Scorecard: Translating Strategy into Action - Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton (1996)
  • Banker to the Poor: The Story of the Grameen Bank - Muhammad Yunus and Alan Jolis (1998)
  • The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable - Nassim Nicholas Taleb (2007)
  • Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking - Malcolm Gladwell (2005)
  • Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant - W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne (2005)
  • The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It - Paul Collier (2007)
  • The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger - Marc Levinson (2006)
  • Cashflow Reengineering: How to Optimize the Cashflow Timeline and Improve Financial Efficiency - James Sagner (1997)
  • Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors - Michael E. Porter (1980)
  • Confusión de Confusiones - Joseph de la Vega (1688)
  • Conquer the Crash: You Can Survive and Prosper in a Deflationary Depression - Robert R. Prechter, Jr (2nd ed 2009, originally 2003)
  • Corporate Financial Management - Glen Arnold (5th ed 2012, originally 1998)
  • Corporate-Level Strategy: Creating Value in the Multibusiness Company - Michael Goold, Andrew Campbell, and Marcus Alexander (1994)
  • Corporate Strategy: An Analytic Approach to Business Policy for Growth and Expansion - H. Igor Ansoff (1965)
  • Cost and Effect: Using Integrated Cost Systems to Drive Profitability and Performance - Robert S. Kaplan and Robin Cooper (1997)
  • Damodaran on Valuation: Security Analysis for Investment and Corporate Finance - Aswath Damodaran (2nd ed 2006, originally 1994)
  • A Demon of Our Own Design - Richard Bookstaber (2007)
  • The Essence of Financial Management - David R. Myddelton (1995)
  • The EVA Challenge: Implementing Value-Added Change in an Organization - Joel M. Stern and John S. Shiely (2001)
  • The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon - Brad Stone (2013)
  • Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy - Raghuram G. Rajan (2010)
  • FIASCO: The Inside Story of a Wall Street Trader - Frank Partnoy (1997)
  • Finance - Zvi Bodie and Robert C. Merton (2000)
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting - Barry Elliott and Jamie Elliott (16th ed 2013, originally 1993)
  • Financial Management - Jae K. Shim and Joel G. Siegel (3rd ed 2009, originally 1986)
  • Financial Management for the Small Business - Colin Barrow (6th ed 2006, originally 1984)
  • The Financial Times Handbook of Financial Management - Steve Robinson (1995)
  • Financial Strategy - Janette Rutterford, Martin Upton, and Devendra Kodwani (eds) (2006)
  • Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets - Nassim Nicholas Taleb (2nd ed 2005, originally 2001)
  • Foundations of Multinational Financial Management - Alan C. Shapiro and Atulya Sarin (6th ed 2008, originally 1991)
  • Frank Wood’s Business Accounting, Volumes 1 and 2 - Frank Wood and Alan Sangster (12th ed 2011, originally 1967)
  • Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything - Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (2005)
  • Freefall: Free Markets and the Sinking of the Global Economy - Joseph Stiglitz (2010)
  • Futures, Options, and Swaps - Robert W. Kolb and James A. Overdahl (5th ed 2007, originally 1994)
  • The Global Financial System: A Functional Perspective - Dwight B. Crane, Kenneth A. Froot, Scott P. Mason, André F. Perold, Robert C. Merton, Zvi Bodie, Erik R. Sirri, and PETER TUFANO (1995)
  • Globalization and Its Discontents - Joseph Stiglitz (2002)
  • Good Value: Reflections on Money, Morality, and an Uncertain World - Stephen Green (2009)
  • Governance and Risk: An Analytical Handbook for Investors, Managers, Directors, and Stakeholders - George Dallas (ed) (2004)
  • The Great Crash, 1929 - John Kenneth Galbraith (1955)
  • The Gridlock Economy: How Too Much Ownership Wrecks Markets, Stops Innovation, and Costs Lives - Michael Heller (2008)
  • How the Stock Market Works: A Beginner’s Guide to Investment - Michael Becket (4th ed 2012, originally 2002)
  • Inefficient Markets: An Introduction to Behavioral Finance - Andrei Shleifer (2000)
  • Innovation Corrupted: The Origins and Legacy of Enron’s Collapse - Malcolm S. Salter (2008)
  • Intellectual Capital: The New Wealth of Organizations - Thomas A. Stewart (1997)
  • The Intelligent Investor - Benjamin Graham (1949)
  • International Financial Management - Cheol S. Eun and Bruce G. Resnick (6th ed 2011, originally 1998)
  • Introduction to Accounting - Pru Marriott, J. R. Edwards, and H. J. Mellett (3rd ed 2002, originally 1989)
  • An Introduction to Islamic Finance Theory and Practice - Zamir Iqbal and Abbas Mirakhor (2007)
  • Inventing Money: The Story of Long-Term Capital Management and the Legends Behind It - Nicholas Dunbar (2000)
  • Investment Banking: Valuation, Leveraged Buyouts, and Mergers and Acquisitions - Joshua Rosenbaum and Joshua Pearl (2009)
  • Investments - Zvi Bodie, Alex Kane, and Alan J. Marcus (9th ed 2010, originally 1989)
  • IOU: Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay (also published as Whoops) - John Lanchester (2010)
  • Irrational Exuberance - Robert J. Shiller (2nd ed 2005, originally 2000)
  • Liar’s Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street - Michael Lewis (1989)
  • Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World - Liaquat Ahamed (2009)
  • Macroeconomics - N. Gregory Mankiw (8th ed 2012, originally 1992)
  • Management Accounts: How to Use Them to Control Your Business - Tony Skone (1995)
  • Managing Financial Resources - Mick Broadbent and John Cullen (3rd ed 2003, originally 1993)
  • Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders - Jack D. Schwager (1989)
  • Mastering Financial Management: Demystify Finance and Transform Your Financial Skills of Management - Stephen Brookson (1998)
  • Mastering Risk, Volume 1: Concepts - James Pickford (ed) (2000)
  • Mastering the VC Game: A Venture Capital Insider Reveals How to Get from Start Up to IPO on Your Terms - Jeffrey Bussgang (2010)
  • The Mesh: Why the Future of Business Is Sharing - Lisa Gansky (2010)
  • The (Mis)behavior of Markets - Benoit Mandelbrot and Richard L. Hudson (2004)
  • The Money Game - Adam Smith (1976)
  • Monkey Business: Swinging Through the Wall Street Jungle - John Rolfe and Peter Troob (2000)
  • More Money than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of the New Elite - Sebastian Mallaby (2010)
  • Multinational Business Finance - David K. Eiteman, Arthur I. Stonehill, and Michael H. Moffett (13th ed 2012, originally 1973)
  • My Life as a Quant - Emanuel Derman (2004)
  • A Non-Random Walk Down Wall Street - Andrew W. Lo and A. Craig MacKinlay (1999)
  • One Up on Wall Street: How to Use What You Already Know to Make Money in the Market - Peter Lynch (1989)
  • Option Volatility and Pricing: Advanced Trading Strategies and Techniques - Sheldon Natenberg (1994)
  • Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives - John C. Hull (8th ed 2011, originally 1989)
  • Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty - Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo (2011)
  • The Portable MBA in Finance and Accounting - Theodore Grossman and John Leslie Livingstone (eds) (4th ed 2009, originally 1992)
  • Portfolio Selection: Efficient Diversification of Investments - Harry M. Markowitz (2nd ed 1991, originally 1959)
  • Portfolio Theory and Capital Markets - William Sharpe (1970)
  • Principles of Corporate Finance - Richard A. Brealey, Stewart C. Myers, and Franklin Allen (11th ed 2013, originally 1983)
  • Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power - Steve Coll (2012)
  • A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing - Burton G. Malkiel (10th ed 2012, originally 1973)
  • Reminiscences of a Stock Operator - Edwin Lefe`vre (1923)
  • The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning - Henry Mintzberg (1994)
  • The Six Sigma Way: How GE, Motorola and Other Top Companies are Honing Their Performance - Peter S. Pande, Robert Neuman, and Roland R. Cavanagh (2000)
  • The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron - Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind (2003)
  • The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life - Alice Schroeder (2008)
  • Stocks for the Long Run: The Definitive Guide to Financial Market Returns and Long-Term Investment Strategies - Jeremy J. Siegel (5th ed 2013, originally 1994)
  • Take On the Street: What Wall Street and Corporate America Don’t Want You to Know - Arthur Levitt (2002)
  • Taxes and Business Strategy: A Planning Approach - Myron S. Scholes, Mark A. Wolfson, Merle M. Erickson, Edward L. Maydew, and Terrence J. Shevlin (4th ed 2008, originally 1992)
  • Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets: A Comprehensive Guide to Trading Methods and Applications - John J. Murphy (1999)
  • Test Your Financial Awareness - John Hodgson (2000)
  • The Theory of Finance - Eugene F. Fama and Merton H. Miller (1972)
  • The Theory of Social and Economic Organization - Max Weber (1924)
  • This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly - Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth S. Rogoff (2009)
  • The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference - Malcolm Gladwell (2000)
  • Traders, Guns, and Money: Knowns and Unknowns in the Dazzling World of Derivatives - Satyajit Das (2006)
  • The Undercover Economist - Tim Harford (2006)
  • Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies - Tim Koller, Marc Goedhart, and David Wessels (5th ed 2010, originally 1990)
  • Value at Risk - Philippe Jorion (3rd ed 2006, originally 1997)
  • Value Investing: Tools and Techniques for Intelligent Investment - James Montier (2009)
  • The Warren Buffett Way - Robert G. Hagstrom (2nd ed 2004, originally 1994)
  • The Wealth of Nations - Adam Smith (1776)
  • What Went Wrong at Enron: Everyone’s Guide to the Largest Bankruptcy in US History - Peter C. Fusaro and Ross M. Miller (2002)
  • When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management - Roger Lowenstein (2001)
  • When Markets Collide: Investment Strategies for the Age of Global Economic Change - Mohamed A. El-Erian (2008)
  • Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything - Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams (2006)
  • Winning in Emerging Markets: A Road Map for Strategy and Execution - Tarun Khanna and Krishna G. Palepu (2010)
  • COUNTRY AND SECTOR PROFILES
  • Country Profiles
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • The Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Bermuda
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel and the Palestinian Territories
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Nauru
  • The Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • The Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Korea
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • SECTOR PROFILE
  • Automobiles
  • Aviation
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Chemicals
  • Construction and Building Materials
  • Defense
  • E-Commerce
  • Electronics
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Food and Agribusiness
  • Health Care and Pharmaceuticals
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Media
  • Mining
  • Oil and Gas
  • Professional Services
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Shipping
  • Steel
  • Telecoms
  • Tourism
  • Transport and Logistics
  • Water
  • FINANCE INFORMATION SOURCES
  • Accounting
  • Acquisitions, Takeovers, and Mergers
  • Analytical Techniques and Statistics
  • Asset and Liability Management
  • Auditing and Management Audit
  • Bankruptcy and Business Failure
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Benchmarking
  • Bonds/Fixed Income
  • Budgeting
  • Business Appraisal and Performance Measurement
  • Business Ethics and Codes of Practice
  • Business Plans and Planning
  • Business Process Reengineering
  • Capital Markets and Stock Markets
  • Central Banking
  • Contingency, Crisis, Disaster Management
  • Corporate Insurance
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Corporate Valuation
  • Credit and Debt Management
  • Currency and Foreign Exchange
  • Derivatives and Quantitative Finance
  • Econometrics
  • Emerging Market Finance
  • Energy and Commodity Finance
  • Financial Economics
  • Financial Modeling
  • Forecasting and Scenario Planning
  • Hedge Funds, Fund Management, and Alternative Investments
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Finance
  • Investment
  • Islamic Finance
  • Knowledge Management
  • Leadership
  • Management Buyouts
  • Mathematical Finance
  • Money Laundering
  • Mortgage Finance
  • Operations Management
  • Outsourcing
  • Pension Fund Finance
  • Pricing
  • Private Equity
  • Process Control and Statistical Process Control
  • Project Finance
  • Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
  • Retail Banking
  • Risk Management
  • Selling and Salesmanship
  • Small and Growing Businesses
  • Social Responsibility of Management
  • Structured Finance
  • Technical Analysis
  • Trading
  • Transport Finance
  • Venture Capital
  • Wealth Management
  • QUOTATIONS
  • Ability
  • Accounting
  • Accuracy
  • Achievement
  • Action
  • Adversity
  • Advertising
  • Ambition
  • Attitude
  • Banking
  • Blame
  • Boasting
  • Boldness
  • Boom and Bust
  • Brands
  • Budgeting
  • Bureaucracy
  • Business Ethics
  • Capitalism
  • Capitalism versus Socialism
  • Careers
  • Challenge
  • Change
  • Character
  • Choice
  • Civilization
  • Common Sense
  • Communication
  • Competition
  • Computers
  • Confidence and Self-Belief
  • Conscience
  • Consultants and Advisers
  • Consumption
  • Contracts
  • Cooperation
  • Corporate Culture
  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Corruption and Scandal
  • Creativity
  • Criticism
  • Customers
  • Debt
  • Decisions
  • Delegating
  • Details
  • Determination
  • Discrimination
  • Doing Business in Africa
  • Doing Business in Asia-Pacific
  • Doing Business in Europe
  • Doing Business in India
  • Doing Business in Latin America
  • Doing Business in North America
  • E-Commerce
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Efficiency
  • Employees
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  • Entrepreneurs
  • Environment
  • Excellence
  • Executives
  • Expectations
  • Experience
  • Failure
  • Fear
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  • Focus
  • Forecasting
  • Getting Started
  • Globalization
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  • Government
  • Greed
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  • Hiring and Firing
  • Honesty
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  • Image
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  • DICTIONARY
  • Credits