QFinance: The Ultimate Resource

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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.

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Overview

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

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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
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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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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

BEST PRACTICE: Corporate 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 - R. H. M. A. Kleynen

Best-Practice Working Capital Management: Techniques for Optimizing Inventories, Receivables, and Payables Patrick Buchmann and Udo Jung

Business Implications of the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) - Juergen Bernd Weiss

Capital Budgeting: The Dominance of Net Present Value - Harold Bierman, Jr

Capital Structure: Implications - John C. Groth

Capital Structure: Perspectives - John C. Groth

Viewpoint: Howard Davies

Cash Flow Best Practice for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises - Rita Herron Brown

Comparing Net Present Value and Internal Rate of Return - Harold Bierman, Jr

Corporate Finance for SMEs - Terry Carroll

Dangers of Corporate Derivative Transactions - David C. Shimko

Factoring and Invoice Discounting: Working Capital Management Options -Irena Jindrichovska

A Holistic Approach to Business Risk Management - Terry Carroll

How Taxation Impacts on Liquidity Management - Martin O’Donovan

How to Better Manage Your Financial Supply Chain - Juergen Bernd Weiss

Viewpoint: Lawrence Phillips

How to Manage Pension Costs - Edmund Truell

How to Successfully Assess a Company’s Global Treasury Needs and Objectives -Gary Silha

Integrated Corporate Financial Risk Policy - David C. Shimko

Managing Capital Budgets for Small and Medium-Sized Companies - Neil Seitz

Managing Counterparty Credit Risk - David C. Shimko

Managing Interest Rate Risk - Will Spinney

Managing Liquidity in China—Challenging Times - Marlene R. Wittman

Navigating a Liquidity Crisis Effectively - Klaus Kremers

Viewpoint: Zarin Patel

Payment Factories: How to Streamline Financial Flows - Chris Skinner

Pension Schemes: A Unique and Unintended Basket of Risks on the Balance Sheet - Amarendra Swarup

Quantifying Corporate Financial Risk - David C. Shimko

To Hedge or Not to Hedge - Steve Robinson

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

BEST PRACTICE: Governance and Business Ethics

Balancing Senior Management Compensation Arrangements with Shareholders’ Interests - Henrik Cronqvist

Viewpoint: Wim Bartels

Best Practice in Investment Governance for Pension Funds - Roger Urwin

Best Practices in Corporate Social Responsibility - Alison Kemper and Roger Martin

Viewpoint: Stewart Hamilton

Boardroom Roles - Sir Adrian Cadbury

Viewpoint: Tim Hindle

Business Ethics - Sue Newell

Corporate Board Structures - Vidhan Goyal

Viewpoint: Jonathan M. Karpoff

Corporate Responsibility in a Global World: Marrying Investment in Human Capital with Focus on Costs - Angela Baron

CSR: More than PR, Pursuing Competitive Advantage in the Long Run - John Surdyk

Viewpoint: Jay W. Lorsch

Dividend Policy: Maximizing Shareholder Value - Harold Bierman, Jr

Executive Rewards: Ensuring That Financial Rewards Match Performance - Shaun Tyson

Viewpoint: Bruce Misamore

Financial Reporting: Conveying the Message Down the Line - Leslie L. Kossoff

Identifying the Right Non-executive Director - Terry Carroll

Viewpoint: Roger Steare

Improving Corporate Profitability Through Accountability - Marc J. Epstein and

Reinvesting in the Company versus Rewarding Investors with Distributions - Ruth Bender

BEST PRACTICE: Insurance and Financial Markets Including Macroeconomics

Viewpoint: Amjid Ali

Banks and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Recent Business Developments

Sergio Schmukler, Augusto de la Torre, and María Soledad Martínez Pería

Viewpoint: Jacques Attali

Viewpoint: Jagdish Bhagwati

Climate Change and Insurance - Stephen Haddrill

Viewpoint: Roger Bootle

The Crash and the Banking Sector—Laying the Foundations - Angela Knight

Viewpoint: Todd Buchholz

Viewpoint: Bill Hambrecht

Credit Derivatives—The Origins of the Problem - Eric Dinallo

Viewpoint: Fred Hu

ERM, Best’s Ratings, and the Financial Crisis - Gene C. Lai

Viewpoint: Justin Yifu Lin

Viewpoint: Augusto Lopez-Claros

The Globalization of Inflation - Diana Choyleva

Viewpoint: Maureen J. Miskovic

How the Settlement Infrastructure Is Surviving the Financial Meltdown - Yves Poullet

Viewpoint: Jon Moulton

Viewpoint: Michael J. Panzner

Insurance—Bruised, Not Crushed - Robert P. Hartwig

Viewpoint: Brian Reading

The Insurance Sector: Plenty of Silver Lining to Be Found - Andrew Milligan

Viewpoint: Ricardo Rebonato

Viewpoint: Jim Rogers

Islamic Capital Markets: The Role of Sukuk - Rodney Wilson

Viewpoint: Leigh Skene

Islamic Insurance Markets and the Structure of Takaful - Suzanne White

Viewpoint: Bernhard Speyer and Norbert Walter

Viewpoint: Achim Steiner and Pavan Sukdhev

Longevity, Reserves, and Annuities—A Difficult Circle to Square - Paul Belok

Viewpoint: Jean-Claude Trichet

Middle East and North Africa Region: Financial Sector and Integration

Samy Ben Naceur and Chiraz Labidi

Viewpoint: Richard A. Werner

The Payment Services Directive: A Crucial Step Toward Payment Harmonization Across the EU - Björn Flismark

Viewpoint: Paul Wilmott

The Perfect Storm—Why Did No One See It Coming? The Missing Piece in Risk Management - Nigel Walder

Viewpoint: Linda Yueh

Why Printing Money Sometimes Works for Central Banks - Paul Kasriel

Viewpoint: Muhammad Yunus

BEST PRACTICE: Making and Managing Investments

The Ability of Ratings to Predict the Performance of Exchange-Traded Funds - Gerasimos G. Rompotis

Asset Allocation Methodologies - Tom Coyne

Booms, Busts, and How to Navigate Troubled Waters - Joachim Klement

Carrying Out Due Diligence on Hedge Funds - Amarendra Swarup

Carrying Out Due Diligence on Private Equity Funds - Rainer Ender

Viewpoint: Anthony Bolton

The Case for SMART Rebalancing - Arun Muralidhar and Sanjay Muralidhar

The Changing Role and Regulation of Equity Research - Simon Taylor

Corporate Covenant and Other Embedded Options in Pension Funds - Theo Kocken

Ethical Funds and Socially Responsible Investment: An Overview - Chendi Zhang

Forecasting Default Rates and the Credit Cycle- Martin Fridson

Viewpoint: Javier Estrada

Funds of Hedge Funds versus Single-Manager Funds Steve Wallace

Hedge Fund Challenges Extend Beyond Regulation Kevin Burrows

How Stockholders Can Effectively Engage With Companies James Gifford

How to Set the Hurdle Rate for Capital Investments- Jon Tucker

The Impact of Index Trackers on Shareholders and Stock Volatility - Martin Gold

Viewpoint: Mark Mobius

Interdependence of National and International Markets: The Foreign Information

Transmission (FIT) Model - Boulis M. Ibrahim and Janusz Brzeszczynski

Investing Cash: Back to Basics - Mark Camp and Emma Du Haney

Investing in Structured Finance Products in the Debt Money Markets – Moorad Choudhry

Measuring Company Exposure to Country Risk - Aswath Damodaran

Measuring Country Risk - Aswath Damodaran

Viewpoint: James Montier

Minimizing Credit Risk - Frank J. Fabozzi

Mixflation - Giles Keating

Money Managers - David Pitt-Watson

The Performance of Socially Responsible Mutual Funds - Luc Renneboog

Price Discovery in IPOs - Jos van Bommel

Private Equity Fund Monitoring and Risk Management - Rainer Ender

Viewpoint: Peter Zollinger andJohn Schaetzl

The Role of Commodities in an Institutional Portfolio - Keith H. Black and Satya Kumar

The Role of Short Sellers in the Marketplace - Raj Gupta

Understanding the Role of Diversification - Guofu Zhou

Valuation and Project Selection When the Market and Face Value of Dividends Differ - Graham Partington

When Form Follows Function: How Core–Satellite Investing has Sparked an Era of Convergence - Christopher Holt

BEST PRACTICE: Mergers and Acquisitions

Acquisition Integration: How to Do It Successfully - David R. Sadtler

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

Identifying and Minimizing the Strategic Risks from M&A - Peter Howson

Leveraged Buyouts and Recession - Louise Scholes and Mike Wright

Leveraged Buyouts: What, Why, When, and How - Scott S. Johnson

Maximizing Value when Selling a Business - John Gilligan

Merger Integration and Transition Management: A New Slant for Finance Executives - Price Pritchett

Mergers and Acquisitions: Patterns, Motives, and Strategic Fit - Siri Terjesen

Mergers and Acquisitions: Today’s Catalyst is Working Capital - James S. Sagner

Valuing Start-Ups - Aswath Damodaran

Why Mergers Fail and How to Prevent It - Susan Cartwright

BEST PRACTICE: Operations Management

Building Potential Catastrophe - Management into a Strategic Risk Framework - Duncan Martin

Business Continuity Management: How to Prepare for the Worst - Andrew Hiles

Countering Supply Chain Risk - Vinod Lall

Dealing with Cybersquatters - Shireen Smith

Dispute Resolution: The Forum Selection Clause - Elisabeth de Nadal and Víctor Manuel Sánchez

Electronic Invoicing in the European Union - Hansjörg Nymphius

Employee Stock Options - Peter Casson

Essentials for Export Success: Understanding How Risks and Relationships Lead to Rewards - Paul Beretz

Exporting Against Letters of Credit - Buddy Baker

Viewpoint: Thierry Malleret

Financial Techniques for Building Customer Loyalty - Ray Halagera

Fraud: Minimising the Impact on Corporate Image - Tim Johnson

Geopolitical Risk: Countering the Impact on Your Business - Ian Bremmer

How to Manage Emerging Market Risks with Third Party Insurance - Rod Morris

Human Risk: How Effective Strategic Risk Management Can Identify Rogues - Tom McKaig

The Human Value of the Enterprise Andrew Mayo

Intellectual Capital Thomas A. Stewart

International Arbitration: Basic Principles and Characteristics- Stavros Brekoulakis

Managing Intellectual Capital- Leif Edvinsson

Managing Operational Risks Usingan All-Hazards Approach- Mark D. Abkowitz

Viewpoint: Aldo Mareuse

Managing Retirement Costs- Beverly Goldberg

Multiparty and Multicontract Arbitration - Stavros Brekoulakis

Protecting Your Intellectual Property—Nonregistered Rights- Jeremy Phillips

Protecting Your Intellectual Property—Registered Rights- Jeremy Phillips

Reducing Costs and Improving Efficiency by Outsourcing and Selecting Suppliers - Paul Davies

Reducing Costs through Change Management - Beverly Goldberg

Reducing Costs through Production and Supply Chain Management - Vinod Lall

Return on Talent - Subir Chowdhury

Risk Management: Beyond Compliance - Bill Sharon

Understanding Reputation Risk and Its Importance - Jenny Rayner

BEST PRACTICE: Raising Finance

Acquiring a Secondary Listing, or Cross-Listing - Meziane Lasfer

Assessing Venture Capital Funding for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises - Alain Fayolle and Joseph LiPuma

Attracting Small Investors- Wondimu Mekonnen

Capital Structure: A Strategy that Makes Sense- John C. Groth

The Cost of Going Public: Why IPOs Are Typically Underpriced- Lena Booth

Credit Ratings - David Wyss

Equity Issues by Listed Companies: Rights Issues and Other Methods - Seth Armitage

Financial Steps in an IPO for a Small or Medium-Size Enterprise- Hung-Gay Fung

How and When to Use Nonrecourse Financing - Thomas McKaig

IPOs in Emerging Markets- Janusz Brzeszczynski

Islamic Modes of Finance and the Role of Sukuk- Abdel-Rahman Yousri

Issuing Corporate Debt - Steven Lowe

Managing Activist Investors and Fund Managers - Leslie L. Kossoff

Optimizing the Capital Structure: Finding the Right Balance Between Debt and Equity - Meziane Lasfer

Private Investments in Public Equity - William K. Sjostrom, Jr

Public–Private Partnerships in Emerging Markets - Peter Koveosand Pierre Yourougou

Raising Capital in Global Financial Markets - Reena Aggarwal

Raising Capital in the United Kingdom - Lauren Mills

The Role of Institutional Investors in Corporate Financing - Hao Jiang

Securitization: Understanding the Risks and Rewards- Tarun Sabarwal

Sources of Venture Capital- Lawrence M. Brotzge

Understanding and Accessing Private Equity for Small and Medium Enterprises - Arne-G. Hostrup

Understanding Equity Capital in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises - Siri Terjesen

Understanding the True Cost of Issuing Convertible Debt and Other Equity-Linked Financing - Roger Lister

Using Securitization as a Corporate Funding Tool - Frank J. Fabozzi

What the Rise of Global Banks Means for Your Company- Chris Skinner

BEST PRACTICE: Regulation and Compliance

Accounting for Business Combinations in Accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)Requirements - Shân Kennedy

Accounting for Share-Based Payments under IFRS - Shân Kennedy

Aligning the Internal Audit Function with Strategic Objectives - Ilias G. Basioudis

The Assurance versus Consulting Debate: How Far Should Internal Audit Go? - Michael Parkinson

Best Practices in Risk-Based Internal Auditing - Sheryl Vacca

Classification and Treatment of Leases - Roger Lister

Costs and Benefits ofAccounting-Based Regulation in Emerging Capital Markets - Wang Jiwei

The Effect of SOX on Internal Control, Risk Management, and Corporate Governance Best Practice - David A. Doney

Effective Financial Reporting and Auditing: Importance and Limitations - Andrew Higson

Engaging Senior Management in Internal Control - Philip Ratcliffe

Enterprise Risk Management and Solvency II - Andrew Davies

Viewpoint: Viral Acharya and Julian Franks

Fair Value Accounting: SFAS 157and IAS 39- Kevin Ow Yong

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 - N. Gail Harden

How Much Independence for Supervisors in Financial Market Regulation? Marc Quintyn

How to Effectively Implement a Standard Chart of Accounts - 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

Internal Audit Planning: How Can We Do It Better? Michael Parkinson

Viewpoint: Ernst Ligteringen 675

The Internal Audit Role—Is There an Expectation Gap in Your Organization? Jeffrey Ridley

Internal Auditors and Enterprise Risk Management - Ian Fraser

The LIFO Conundrum: Convergence of US GAAP with IFRS and Its Implications on US Company Competitiveness- William W. White

Managing the Relationships between Audit Committees and the CAE - Richard E. Cascarino

The Missing Metrics: Managing the Cost of Complexity- John L. Mariotti

New Assurance Challenges Facing Chief Audit Executives- Simon D’Arcy

Optimizing Internal Audit- Andrew Chambers

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

Viewpoint: Sir John Stuttard

The Rationale of International Financial Reporting Standards and their Acceptance by Major Countries - Véronique Weets

Revising Basel II—But at What Cost? - Vishal Vedi

Solvency II—A New Regulatory Framework for the Insurance Sector - Paul Barrett

Starting a Successful Internal Audit Function to Meet Present and Future Demands - Jeffrey Ridley

Tripping over Prudence—Ideas for a Sensible Fix for Basel II- Samuel Sender and Noel Amenc

Understanding the Requirements for Preparing IFRS Financial Statements - Véronique Weets

US Financial Regulation: A Hopeless Tangle, or Complexity for a Purpose? Lawrence J. White

What Are the Leading Causes of Financial Restatements? F. Todd DeZoort

What Is the Range of the Internal Auditor’s Work? Andrew Cox

Why Organizations Need to be Regulated—Lessons from History - Bridget M. Hutter

BEST PRACTICE: Strategy and Performance

Aligning Structure with Strategy: Recalibrating for Improved Performance and Increased Profitability - R. Brayton Bowen

Assessing Opportunities for Growth in Developing Countries of Micro, Small, and Medium-Size Enterprises- Montague J. Lord

Assessing Opportunities for Growth in Small and Medium Enterprises - Frank Hoy

Avoiding the Mistakes of the Past: Lessons from the Startup World- James E. Schrager

Viewpoint: Rajiv Dogra

Corporate-Level Strategy- David R. Sadtler

Creating Value with EVAS - David Young

Enhance Competitive Performance via Critical Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) - Zahirul Hoque

Viewpoint: Frank Feather

Everything You Need to Know About Benchmarking- Robin Mann

Globalization and Regional Business Strategy Alan M. Rugman

Growing and Maximizing SME Profitability Without Compromising ROI - Neil Marriott

The Impact of Climate Change on Business - Graham Dawson

Viewpoint: Graeme Leach

The Impact of Demographics on Business and the World Economy - Gabriel Stein

Increasing the Profitability of Small and Medium Enterprises—A Practical Guide - Tom Brown

Innovation and the Path to Growth, Profitability, and Competitiveness -John Milton-Smith

Viewpoint: Hamish McRae

Maximizing a New Strategic Alliance - Peter Killing

Multidimensional Performance Measurement Using the Balanced Scorecard - Priscilla Wisner

Multinationality and Financial Performance - Alan M. Rugman

Viewpoint: Mike Moore

Profitability Analysis Using Activity-Based Costing- Priscilla Wisner

Project Planning Techniques for Small and Medium Enterprises- Damian Merciar

Real Options: Opportunity from Risk - David C. Shimko

Risk—Perspectives and Common Sense Rules for Survival- John C. Groth

Viewpoint: Ravi Nedungadi

Statistical Process Control for Quality Improvement- Priscilla Wisner

Toward a Total Global Strategy- George Yip

Turning Around Financial Performance - David Magee

Using Decision Analysis to Value R&D Projects - Bert De Reyck

Viewpoint: Nenad Pacek

Value Creation—Perspectives and Implications - John C. Groth

What Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners Can Do to Increase Their Chances of Success in the Global Economy - Neuman Pollack

Why EVA is the Best Measurement Tool for Creating Shareholder Value - Erik Stern

Winning Commercial Tenders Damian Merciar

CHECKLISTS

Corporate Balance Sheets and Cash Flow

Assessing Cash Flow and Bank Lending Requirements

Building a Forex Plan

Creating a Standardized Process

Dealing with Financial Intermediaries

Defining the Financial Manager’sRole

Developing a Contingency Funding Plan

Estimating Enterprise Value with the Weighted Average Cost ofCapital

The Foreign Exchange Market: Its Structure and Function

Hedging Credit Risk—Case Studies and Strategies

Hedging Foreign Exchange Risk—Case Studies and Strategies

Hedging Interest Rate Risk—Case Study and Strategies

Hedging Liquidity Risk—CaseStudy and Strategies

How to Manage Your Credit Rating

Identifying and Managing Exposure to Interest and Exchange Rate Risks

Identifying Weak Points in Your Liquidity

Insuring Against Financial Loss

Key Components of an Optimal Enterprise Resource Planning System

Managing the Time Value of Money

Managing Working Capital

Managing Your Credit Risk

Measuring Financial Health

Measuring Liquidity

Methods for Dealing With Inflation Risk

The Objectives of Corporate Planning and Budgeting

Obtaining an Equity Value Using the Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)

Preparing a Budget

Preparing a Cash Flow Forecast

Setting Up a Dividend Policy

Swaps, Options, and Futures: What They Are and Their Function

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 Free Cash Flow, Understanding Hedge Ratios

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

Governance and Business 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 Comprehensive Audit Committee Evaluation Form

Creating a Sustainable Development Policy

Creating Executive Compensation

Defining Corporate Governance: Its Aims, Goals, and Responsibilities

Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Insurance

Directors’ Duties: A Primer

Governance Practices in Family owned Firms

Investors and the Capital Structure

Regulatory Responsibilities of Executive and Non-executive

Directors: An International Overview

Requirements of the UK Combined Code on Corporate Governance

The Responsibilities of Trustees

Selecting the Board and Evaluation Process

Sound Business Judgment and Immunity from Liability

The Triple Bottom Line

Understanding Anti-Takeover Strategies

Understanding Crisis Management

Insurance and Financial Markets

Including Macroeconomics

Basel II—Its Development and Aims

Calculating Your Total Economic Capital

Captive Insurance Companies: How to Reduce Your Costs

Comparative and International Financial Regulation

Derivatives Markets: Their Structure and Function

Insolvency/Bankruptcy Regulations in Major Regions

The Interbank Market: Its Structure and Function

Key Islamic Banking Instruments and How They Work

Key Principles of Islamic Finance

Merchant Banks: Their Structure and Function

Retail Banks: Their Structure and Function

The Role of the Shariah Advisory Board in Islamic Finance

Stress Testing to Evaluate Insurance Cover

Understanding and Calculating Probable Maximum Loss (PML)

Understanding the Components of an Insurance Contract

Making and Managing Investments

Calculating a Company’s Net Worth

Calculating Total Shareholder Return

Fund of Hedge Funds: Understanding the Risks and Returns

Hedge Funds: Understanding the Risks and Returns

How to Use Credit Rating Agencies

Investing in Employee Pension Plans: Understanding the Risks and Returns

Mean–Variance Optimization: A Primer

An Overview of Shariah-Compliant Funds

Overview of Tax Deeds

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 the Repos Market

Understanding Price Volatility , Understanding Private-Equity Strategies: An Overview, Using Investment Funds (Unit and Investment Trusts)

Using Shareholder Value Analysis

Mergers and Acquisitions

Achieving Success in International Acquisitions

Acquiring a Company

Acquisition Accounting

M&A Regulations: A GlobalOverview

Management Buyouts

Planning the Acquisition Process

Planning the Disposal Process

The Rationale for an Acquisition

Structuring M&A Deals and Tax Planning

Using Dividend Discount Models

Using IRR for M&A Financing

Using the Comparable Net Worth

Method in Squeeze Outs

Using the Market-Value Method for Acquisitions

Operations Management

Administering Contracts Successfully

Applying Cost–Benefit Analysis to Project Appraisal

Applying Stress-Testing to Business Continuity Management

Applying Stress-Testing to Operational Risk Exposure

Basic Steps for Starting a Business

Building an Efficient Credit and Collection Accounts System

Building an Electronic Invoicing System

Business Process Reengineering

Calculating Return on Investment in Human Resources

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

Ensuring Effective Financial Control

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

International Comparisons of Company Law

Inventory—How to Control It Effectively

Invoicing and Credit Control forSmall and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Islamic Commercial Law

Islamic Law of Contracts

Managing and Auditing the Risk of Business Interruption

Managing Bankruptcy and Insolvency

Performing a Skills Gap Analysis

Performing Total Cost of Ownership Analysis

Practical Purchasing Procedures

Practical Techniques for Commercial Mediation

The Principles of Litigation

Setting Up a Key Risk Indicator System

Structuring and Negotiating Joint Ventures

Structuring, Negotiating, and Drafting Agency Agreements

Understanding and Calculating RORAC, RAROC, and RARORAC

Understanding Continuity Insurance

Understanding the Financial Aspects of Employing People

What Is Benchmarking?

Raising Finance

The Bond Market: Its Structure and Function

Dealing with Venture Capital Companies

Financial Intermediaries: Their Role and Relation to Financial Markets

Franchising a Business

How to Use Receivables as Collateral

Measuring Gearing

Money Markets: Their Structure and Function

Options for Raising Finance

Overview of Loan Agreements

An Overview of Stockholders’ Agreements

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

Understanding and Using Interest Coverage Ratios, Understanding and Using Leverage Ratios

Understanding Capital Markets Structure and Function, Understanding Debt Cover, Understanding Fixed-Charge Coverage, Using Mezzanine Financing

Regulation and Compliance

Balancing Hedging Objectives with Accounting Rules (FAS 133)

The Chief Audit Executive’s (CAE) Roles and Responsibilities

Establishing a Framework for Assessing Risk

The EU Regulatory Regime

IFRS: The Basics

The IIA Code of Ethics

Key Accounting Standards and Organizations

Key Components of a Corporate Risk Register

The Key Components of an Audit Report

Middle East: Regulatory Structure and Powers

MiFID—Its Development and Aims

Preparing Financial Statements: Balance Sheets

Preparing Financial Statements: Profit and Loss Accounts (P&Ls)

Principles of Financial Services Regulation

Regulatory and Capital Issues under Shariah Law

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 Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process(ICAAP), Understanding Impairment Accounting: What It Is and When It Is Used, Understanding Internal Audits , Understanding the Key Components of GAAP: The Continuing Concern Concept

United Kingdom: Regulatory Structure and Powers

Using and Understanding Financial Ratios for Analysis

What Is Forensic Auditing?

Strategy and Performance

Appraising Investment Opportunities

Assessing Business Performance

Assessing Economies of Scale in Business

Understanding Decision-Tree Analysis

Understanding Key Performance Indicators, Understanding Pareto’s Law , Understanding Real Options

Understanding Strategy Maps

Calculations and Ratios

Finance Thinkers & Leaders

Finance Library

Country & Sector Profiles

Finance Information Sources

Quotations

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