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In the final book in the digital "BANK" series, Brett King tackles the topic of whether banks have a future at all in the emerging, technology embedded world of the 21st century.
In 30-50 years when cash is gone, cards are gone and all vestiges of the traditional banking system have been re-engineered in real-time, what exactly will a bank look like? How will we reimagine a bank account, identity, value, assets, investments? Then stepping back from this vision of the future, King and his cadre of `disruptors' and Fintech mafia chronicle the foundations of this new banking ecosystem today.
From selfie-pay in China, blockchain in Africa, self-driving cars with their own bank accounts and augmented reality tech that informs the future design of banking systems, this proves once and for all that we're not in Wall Street anymore Toto. Bank 4.0 is what banking will become.
Twenty benefits from the three-fund total market index portfolio. The Bogleheads' Guide to The Three-Fund Portfolio describes the most popular portfolio on the Bogleheads forum. This all-indexed portfolio contains over 15,000 worldwide securities, in just three easily-managed funds, that has outperformed the vast majority of both professional and amateur investors. If you are a new investor, or an experienced investor who wants to simplify and improve your portfolio, The Bogleheads' Guide to The Three-Fund Portfolio is a short, easy-to-read guide to show you how.
The second Europe, Middle East and Africa edition of this text combines the 40-year heritage of Brigham's expertise in international financial management with Fox's professional experience in the field. Financial Management: Theory and Practice equips students with a solid understanding of essential theoretical concepts as well as practical tools to assess and implement effective financial decisions. The unifying theme is corporate valuation and its relevance to financial decisions--ensuring students comprehend the details and the big picture. Chapters proceed from fundamentals to strategic finance, linking recent events to the role of finance in business and to your personal lives.
The tenth edition by Steve Lumby and Chris Jones provides a comprehensive insight into the complex and ever-changing area of corporate finance. Covering some of the common financial decisions that face companies including investment, financing, the dividend decision and the management of risk, this text enables students to reflect on how these types of decisions are made. The strong theoretical approach that underpins the text is enhanced with a range of real world examples which help to put the financial models and frameworks into context. Packed with diverse examples and problems, Corporate Finance provides a broad introduction to the subject in an accessible yet rigorous style.
A universal guide to understanding and managing life insurance companies in the new millennium. Containing a succinct analysis of those disciplines upon which the worldwide life insurance industry is built. The intention of this book is to introduce the student of life insurance to the range and complexity of issues that pertain to the management and development of a life insurance company and to equip insurance company managers with a ready reference to the fundamental aspects of those facets and disciplines of the business with which they may not be familiar. Much material on life insurance subjects is available to the specialised reader. The aim of this book is to reach those with limited knowledge of the industry and to provide a comprehensive picture of the operation, management and development of a life insurance company as a whole.
Sustainable and inclusive growth in emerging Asian economies requires high levels of public investment in areas such as infrastructure, education, health, and social services. The increasing complexity and regional diversity of these investment needs, together with the trend of democratization, has led to fiscal decentralization being implemented in many Asian economies. This book takes stock of some major issues regarding fiscal decentralization, including expenditure and revenue assignments, transfer programs, and the sustainability of local government finances, and develops important findings and policy recommendations. The book's expert contributors assess the current state of the allocation of expenditures and revenues between central and local governments in emerging Asian economies, and discuss their major strengths and weaknesses. They also present relevant case studies of experiences and reform measures related to strengthening and monitoring local government finance, including the implications of expanded fiscal capacity for infrastructure investment and other public spending. Covering the major Asian economies of the People's Republic of China, India, Indonesia, and Japan, among others, the book focuses on the economic incentives of transfer schemes, how intergovernmental fiscal equalization works, and how subnational government borrowing regulations could influence debt dynamics and the fiscal deficits of local governments. This book's insightful analysis will be essential reading for policy makers in Asian economies and academics and researchers in the areas of economic development, public finance, and fiscal policy as well as development aid officials, multilateral banks, and NGOs.
The aim of this book is to teach the basic principles and skills of financial management in an understandable and logical way. The book also gives you the opportunity to apply the principles in your specific profession as well as in your own enterprise. Knowledge of the basic principles and their application will give you a good point of departure for sound financial management in your chosen field. The approach followed in the writing of this book was based on the question: `What does ANY manager need to know to guarantee sound financial management?' This book provides you with answers to this question and gives guidelines for managing the financial matters of any enterprise or institution, even governmental institutions, not for-profit companies and non-governmental organisations. The book contains relevant examples and exercises, which will give you the confidence to apply these principles and practices in your professional as well as private life.
This text provides a comprehensive introduction to the practice of Islamic banking and finance, an increasingly important area in the field of Finance. The authors cover current issues and concepts pertinent to Islamic finance, from the Islamic worldview and economics, to Shariah compliance, Islamic contracts and insurance.
"The Pure Theory of Capital," F. A. Hayek's long-overlooked,
little-understood volume, was his most detailed work in economic
theory. Originally published in 1941 when fashionable economic
thought had shifted to John Maynard Keynes, Hayek's manifesto of
capital theory is now available again for today's students and
economists to discover.
The goal of investment management is to achieve the investor’s
required rate of return by putting assets to their most productive
use. The return should compensate the investor for the time during
which the funds are committed, the expected rate of inflation and
the uncertainty of the future financial benefits anticipated from
the investment. Investment management is a concise, yet
comprehensive introduction to investment analysis and portfolio
management, specifically in the South African context.
This book is designed as a guide to the world of finance. It
provides an opportunity to learn the language of the financial
world. It also sets out the concepts and conventions of managerial
finance and the main topographical features of the new territory of
the statement of financial position, (balance sheet) income
statement and cash flow statement. The information is offered in as
simple a manner as the subject matter allows. Even a layman will
glean valuable tips on how to manage finance in terms of systems
and units of administration, and thus be better equipped to
understand financing and investment decisions.
Stock-market crashes show how the world of high finance can negatively impact our daily life, but smart money reveals a two-way street where those savvy to the science of finance can take their personal wealth up a gear. What is a hedge fund? How best to understand private equity? What are the principles of investment? 30 Second Money balances key features of personal finance with those of the financial markets and economic concepts, explaining how mass monetary systems relate to one's own money management choices. From basic concepts like risk and return to types of borrowing, investment, and risk management, everything is explained without jargon or complexity. This is the handbook that gives the reader an edge in any business conversation.
This lively book takes Oklahoma history into the world of Wild West
capitalism. It begins with a useful survey of banking from the
early days of the American republic until commercial patterns
coalesced in the East. It then follows the course of American
expansion westward, tracing the evolution of commerce and banking
in Oklahoma from their genesis to the eve of statehood in 1907.
How can governments control spending pressure from influential groups, often representing powerful regional interests? This book is concerned with institutional solutions that allow modern nation states to balance historically grown cultural, political and economic diversity. Laura von Daniels combines different literatures in economics and political science, and draws on interviews with former government leaders, and country experts from international organizations. She applies this research to topics such as fiscal institutions and budget balances, presenting a critical review of different institutional approaches to resolving fiscal imbalances and public indebtedness. Students and scholars of various disciplines, including politics, public and social policy, economics and business will find the discussions and detailed description of institutional reforms in emerging market nations to be of use to their research. It will also be of interest to practitioners working on fiscal decentralization and budget control.
A business-focused autobiography of Mark Wainer, self-made property maverick and CEO of Redefine Properties, one of South Africa’s largest commercial property companies. Taking his Grandma Rubinsky’s advice that “there’s no university that can give a degree in common sense”, Marc Wainer used his uncommon wealth of common sense, along with a good deal of hard work, to make his mark in the world of commercial property. Using skills he first acquired while working in his parent’s grocer’s store as a child and later developed in the army (a wonderful environment for deal-making), he was always going places. Today he is a captain of South African industry, CEO of a company that has grown from an initial market capitalisation of R400 million in 1999 to somewhere in the region of R30 billion today. In this insightful memoir, Wainer describes his old-school background and upbringing, and his successes and failures amid the intriguing landscape of high-end property negotiations – then he outlines the lessons distilled from his experiences. The story of Wainer’s passion and perseverance, and his ability to learn from his mistakes, is aimed at general business- interest readers, and specifically those in the property world, who will take inspiration from his success.
Lloyd’s of London aptly refers to insurance as “the protection of
the few, by the many”, with its purpose being to restore the
insured to the position that existed immediately prior to the
incident that led to a loss, damage or liability. Insurance uses
the pooling concept to provide cover against financial losses by
collecting premiums, investing some of the funds and using the pool
of money to pay out claims, simultaneously covering operating
expenses and ensuring sustainability by creating reserves and
adding value to the insurance company. Fundamentals of insurance is
a concise yet comprehensive introduction to insurance, specifically
for South African circumstances.
The Handbook of Research on IPOs provides a comprehensive review of the emerging trends and directions in the global initial public offerings (IPO) markets. The empirical evidence included in the book covers Europe, the US and the Far East, and presents a truly global perspective of IPO markets around the world and at the different stages of the entire IPO process. The Handbook is divided into six comprehensive parts: * why, when and where firms go public * preparation for the IPO * transaction structure and governance at the IPO * trading in the aftermarket * the aftermarket performance of IPOs * special types of IPOs. The chapters offer some important new insights into issues that will be of interest not only to the academic community but also to professionals involved in the preparation, structure and execution of such transactions, market regulators, and private and institutional investors.
Develop the skillset essential to successful securitisation swaps management Securitisation Swaps is a complete practitioner's guide to this unique and complex class of derivatives. This detailed examination follows the entire life cycle of securitisation swaps to give quants, structurers, traders, originators, issuers and lawyers a common reference for understanding their shared objective. Broad in scope to provide a common-ground perspective -- yet detailed enough to promote full understanding -- the discussion takes a distinctly cross-disciplinary approach that encompasses the multi-faceted knowledge base required to successfully execute these complex trades. Despite the fact that the size of the market is trillions of dollars in notional principal, securitisation swaps have thus far been neglected in both academic and practitioner literature. The numerous stakeholders that work together on these complex deals will all greatly benefit from a thorough understanding of their underlying risks and gain deep insight into the perspectives of each stakeholder. This invaluable guide provides multi-disciplinary insight that allows practitioners to: Manage securitisation swaps more effectively, from pre-trade structuring and modelling to post-trade risk management and accounting Understand the elements of securitisation and covered bonds, and how swaps mitigate risk in these types of transactions Explore how securitisation swaps differ from other derivatives and delve into their three specific risk factors -- swap prepayment risk, swap extension risk and downgrade risk Learn practical methods and strategies of risk management, accounting, pricing and transaction execution When securitisation trades go wrong, they become front-page news -- but when each participant understands accurate modelling, risk mitigation, optimal structuring, costs, pricing, commercial backgrounds and other integral practices, they are able to work together to achieve a shared objective. Securitisation Swaps provides the essential knowledge that streamlines and safeguards these important trades.
The introduction of Islamic banking and finance across the globe strengthens the argument for low and stable inflation and rule-based monetary policy for sustained economic growth. Although Islamic banking and finance may have created some complexities in financial transactions it remains consistent with Classical monetary theory and has created opportunities for improving the infrastructure of central banks and monetary policy to maintain both price and economic stability. This book reviews key aspects of central banking and monetary policy in selected Muslim-majority countries which have introduced Islamic banking and finance alongside conventional banking since the 1980s. The selected countries are Bahrain, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. While reviewing country-specific experiences and issues in inflation and monetary policy, and analysing them from an historical context, emphasis is given to the evolution of Islamic banking and finance and the consequent institutional developments for maintaining price stability. Macroeconomic problems under these regimes are also highlighted and their policy implications drawn. This volume will be of great value to students and researchers interested in Islamic banking and finance, and macroeconomic and monetary policy issues in Muslim-majority countries.
"The first edition of Municipal finance and accounting was
published in 2007, and was the first comprehensive text on the
principles and best practice of municipal finance and accounting to
appear since Dr Jack Cowden’s 1968 treatment of more or less the
same subject matter.
Run Time: 50.27 minutes Thought leader, industry expert and author, Aaron Brown offers a summary of quant finance as it is today: Legal and technological changes in the 1970s opened up a virgin environment for quants on Wall Street. We flocked to finance and evolved to fill ecological niches formerly occupied by non-quantitative practitioners. Paul Wilmott, through his website, his magazine and his course, was the first person to link up all the quants in finance around the year 2000. The resulting cross-fertilization and heterosis accelerated the quant revolution. This video, one of six from the Wiley WILMOTT Summit on Risk and Quantitative Modeling in Finance, held on the 11th December 2012 at Columbia University, New York feature the presentations from thought leaders and industry experts aiming to draw together some of the lessons of the last decade in order to restate the discipline's fundamental role in driving the future success of the global market economy. This is the time to define what quantitative finance really means beyond the fallout of the global financial crisis and to identify the technology and techniques that will power innovation and growth. Videos in this series include: Paul Wilmott - Recent Advances in Stupid Ideas in Quant Finance Kent Osband - Fooled by Rational Turbulence Aaron Brown - And The Cows That Were Ugly and Gaunt Ate Up The Seven Sleek, Fat Cows Patrick S. Hagan - On Beyond Black: Volatility Surfaces and Dark Noise Edward O. Thorp - What Finance Has Taught Me Chaired by Jack Schwager - Wiley Wilmott Summit Debate, Is Finance the sickness or the cure? Joined by Paul Wilmott, Kent Osband, Aaron Brown and Patrick S. Hagan
Used extensively by professionals, organizations, and universities, Analysis of Investments and Management of Portfolios combines solid theory with practical application. This edition of the established and well-respected text has been developed and tailored especially for courses across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Filled with real-world illustrations and hands-on applications, this text takes a rigorous, empirical approach to teaching topics such as investment instruments, capital markets, behavioural finance, hedge funds, and international investment. It also emphasizes how investment practice and theory are influenced by globalization.
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