QFinance: The Ultimate Resource

QFinance: The Ultimate Resource

by Bloomsbury Staff
     
 

Compiled by more than 300 of the world's leading professionals, visionaries, writers and educators, this is THE first-stop reference resource and knowledge base for finance. QFINANCE covers an extensive range of finance topics with unique insight, authoritative information, practical guidance and thought-provoking widsom. Unmatched for in-depth content, QFINANCE

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Compiled by more than 300 of the world's leading professionals, visionaries, writers and educators, this is THE first-stop reference resource and knowledge base for finance. QFINANCE covers an extensive range of finance topics with unique insight, authoritative information, practical guidance and thought-provoking widsom. Unmatched for in-depth content, QFINANCE contains more than 2 million words of text, data analysis, critical summaries and bonus online content.

Created by Bloomsbury Publishing in association with the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Authority, QFINANCE is the expert reference resource for finance professionals, academics, students, journalists and writers.

QFINANCE: The Ultimate Resource

Special Features:

Best Practice and Viewpoint Essays – Finance leaders, experts and educators address how to resolve the most crucial issues and challenges facing business today.

Finance Checklists – Step-by-step guides offer problem-solving solutions including hedging interest-rate risk, governance practices, project appraisal, estimating enterprise value and managing credit ratings.

Calculations and Ratios – Essential mathematical tools include how to calculate return on investment, return on shareholders’ equity, working capital productivity, EVA, risk-adjusted rate of return, CAPM, etc.

Finance Thinkers and Leaders – Illuminating biographies of 50 of the leading figures in modern finance including Joseph De La Vega, Louis Bachelier, Franco Modigliani, Paul Samuelson, and Myron Scholes

Finance Library digests –Summaries of more than 130 key works ranging from “Against the Gods” to “Portfolio Theory & Capital Markets” and “The Great Crash”.

Country and Sector Profiles – In-depth analysis of 102 countries and 26 sectors providing essential primary research resource for direct or indirect investment.

Finance Information Sources – A select list of the best resources for further information on finance and accounting worldwide, both in print and online, including books, journal articles, magazines, internet, and organizations

Finance Dictionary – A comprehensive jargon-free, easy-to-use dictionary of more than 9,000 finance and banking terms used globally.

Quotations – More than 2,000 business relevant quotations.

Free access to QFinance Online Resources (www.qfinance.com): Get daily content updates, podcasts, online events and use our fully searchable database.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This book is a project of vast dimensions with an international scope, compiled by over 300 experts and meant to serve as a first-stop resource and knowledge base regardomg finance. The advisory panel includes, among many other skilled contributors, Zvi Bodie (finance & economics, Boston Univ.), Hasung Jang (finance, Korea Univ.), Sir John Stuttard (vice chairman, Pricewaterhouse Coopers), and Hatem E-Karanshawy (founding dean, Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies). The work contains 250 essays, step-by-step guidelines on all things finance, and an analysis of 102 countries, including key statistics. It is divided into distinct sections for easier navigation (e.g., "Strategy and Performance," "Operations Management"). The informative "Finance Thinkers and Leaders" section—beginning with Prince Al-Walid bin Talal, billionaire member of the Saudi royal family, and ending with Robert Zoellick, president of the World Bank—presents wisdom from the most clever minds in finance. The A-to-Z glossary of over 9000 financial terms takes the reader from Abacus to Z Score (a measure of bankruptcy risk) and includes copious cross-references. "More Info" directs the researcher to secondary sources, including books, articles, and web sites for more in-depth study. More than 2000 quotes from a broad range of notables figures, such as Alexander Graham Bell, Peter Drucker, and Warren Buffett, complement the text. BOTTOM LINE This book is supported by a free web site, www.qfinance.com, where visitors can get daily updates, podcasts, and more. An ambitious and important publication; recommended for finance professionals, academic and business libraries, as well as large public libraries.—BobbieWrinkle, McCracken Cty. P.L., Paducah, KY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849300001
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
10/13/2009
Pages:
2200
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 11.00(h) x 2.70(d)

Meet the Author

The QFINANCE Strategic Advisory Panel include:

Professor Zvi Bodie, the Norman and Adele Barron Professor of Management at Boston University,

Ian Cormack, Non-Executive Director, QFCA

Dr Florence Eid, Passport Capital

Robert Gray, Chairman, Debt Finance & Advisory, HSBC

Professor Hasung Jang, Korea University

Dr Hatem El Karanshawy, Qatar Foundation

Professor Robert Merton, John and Natty McArthur University Professor at the Harvard Business School, Nobel Prize laureate 1997

Jim O’Neill, Chief Global Economist, Goldman Sachs

Dr Michael Ong, Finance Professor and Director Illinois Institute of Technology

Sir John Stuttard, Vice-Chairman Advisory, PricewaterhouseCoopers, formerly Lord Mayor of London

Jackson Tai, formerly Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DBS Group Holdings & DBS Bank, Singapore

Sheikh Hamad Bin Jabor Bin Jassim Al-Thani, Director General, General Secretariat for Development Planning, Qatar

Professor Laura Tyson, Professor of Business Administration and Economics, Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley

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