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Auction Theory (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Vijay Krishna Auction Theory (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Vijay Krishna
R1,567 R1,270 Discovery Miles 12 700 Save R297 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Vijay Krishna's 2e of "Auction Theory" improves upon his 2002 bestseller with a new chapter on package and position auctions as well as end-of-chapter questions and chapter notes. Complete proofs and new material about collusion complement Krishna's ability to reveal the basic facts of each theory in a style that is clear, concise, and easy to follow. With the addition of a solutions manual and other teaching aids, the 2e continues to serve as the doorway to relevant theory for most students doing empirical work on auctions.
Focuses on key auction types and serves as the doorway to relevant theory for those doing empirical work on auctions
New chapter on combinatorial auctions and new analyses of theory-informed applications
New LaTex Beamer slides, chapter-ending exercises, problems of varying difficulties, and a solutions manual support and reinforce key points

Credit Insurance (Paperback, New): Miran Jus Credit Insurance (Paperback, New)
Miran Jus
R722 R616 Discovery Miles 6 160 Save R106 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This monograph is practically oriented, presenting a survey and explanation of credit insurance services for protection of short-term trade receivables primarily against commercial risk of insolvency and protracted default. The subject matter (i.e., main functions, features and principles of credit insurance with detailed description of credit insurance coverage, insurance conditions, and credit insurance policy management) follows procedural stages and presents commercial, financial, legal, and practical points of view which emphasize the needs of both the providers of these services andtheir clients - existing and potential credit insured companies - as well asother practitioners.
Explains how credit insurance has changed from an esoteric type of property insurance into a flexible and frequently used credit risk mitigation tool used on a global basisCompares credit insurance with self-insurance and equivalent substitutesDescribes the types of insurance available and how to obtain and manage credit insurance policies"

An Introduction to High-frequency Finance (Hardcover): Michel Dacorogna, Ramazan Gencay, Ulrich Muller, Richard Olsen, Olivier... An Introduction to High-frequency Finance (Hardcover)
Michel Dacorogna, Ramazan Gencay, Ulrich Muller, Richard Olsen, Olivier Pictet
R2,030 R1,870 Discovery Miles 18 700 Save R160 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Liquid markets generate hundreds or thousands of ticks (the minimum change in price a security can have, either up or down) every business day. Data vendors such as Reuters transmit more than 275,000 prices per day for foreign exchange spot rates alone. Thus, high-frequency data can be a fundamental object of study, as traders make decisions by observing high-frequency or tick-by-tick data. Yet most studies published in financial literature deal with low frequency, regularly spaced data. For a variety of reasons, high-frequency data are becoming a way for understanding market microstructure. This book discusses the best mathematical models and tools for dealing with such vast amounts of data.
This book provides a framework for the analysis, modeling, and inference of high frequency financial time series. With particular emphasis on foreign exchange markets, as well as currency, interest rate, and bond futures markets, this unified view of high frequency time series methods investigates the price formation process and concludes by reviewing techniques for constructing systematic trading models for financial assets.

An Introduction to Trading in the Financial Markets: Global Markets, Risk, Compliance, and Regulation (Paperback): R. "Tee"... An Introduction to Trading in the Financial Markets: Global Markets, Risk, Compliance, and Regulation (Paperback)
R. "Tee" Williams
R699 R592 Discovery Miles 5 920 Save R107 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Succeeding in the financial markets requires a mastery of many disciplines. Mastery begins with understanding the actors, rules, and dynamics, and the ways in which they interact. This volume, the last of a 4-volume series, presents a broad perspective on key subjects such as regulation and compliance, risk and ways to mitigate it, and the directions in which trading markets might evolve. Like its predecessors, it presents alternative versions of the future: will the sell side or buy side come to dominate, for example, and how might new technologies shape global markets? Mastery of the financial markets begins with its authoritative, heavily illustrated presentation.
Presents ahigh-levelview ofglobal financial markets, including institutions, instruments, and dynamic interactionsDescribes the assumptions and expectations of market participantsHeavily illustrated so readers can easily understand advanced materials"

Handbooks in Financial Globalization (Hardcover, New): Gerard Caprio Handbooks in Financial Globalization (Hardcover, New)
Gerard Caprio
R7,017 R5,841 Discovery Miles 58 410 Save R1,176 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

These three volumes present the full complexity of the history, practices, and outlook of 21st century global financial integration. "The Handbook of Key Global Financial Markets, Institutions, and Infrastructure" explores the growth of markets, intermediaries, rights, practices, and standards worldwide. "The Evidence and Impact of Financial Globalization" devotes separate articles to specific crises, the conditions that cause them, and the longstanding arrangements devised to address them. The "Handbook of Safeguarding Global Financial Stability" examines our political economy, particularly the ways in which formal and informal policies as well as financial theories and technical models inhabit our institutions, strategies, and tactics. For those seeking substantial, authoritative descriptions and summaries, these volumes will replace books, journals, and other information sources with a coherent, easy-to-use reference work.
Reveals and analyzes examples of financial integration in both triumph and crisis Features international perspectives on strategies and tactics for resolving crises Concentrates on economic and financial topics without introducing broader cultural subjects

Handbook of Key Global Financial Markets, Institutions, and Infrastructure (Hardcover, New): Gerard Caprio Handbook of Key Global Financial Markets, Institutions, and Infrastructure (Hardcover, New)
Gerard Caprio
R3,555 R2,867 Discovery Miles 28 670 Save R688 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Understandingtwenty-first century global financial integration requires a two-part background."The Handbook of Key Global Financial Markets, Institutions, and Infrastructure" begins its description ofhow we created a financially-intergrated worldbyfirst examining the history of financial globalization, from Roman practices and Ottoman finance to Chinese standards, the beginnings of corporate practices, and the advent ofefforts to safeguard financial stability. It thendescribesthearchitectureitself by analyzingits parts, such as markets, institutions, and infrastructure. The contributions ofsovereign funds, auditing regulation, loan markets, property rights, compensation practices, Islamic finance, and others to the global architecture are closely examined.For those seeking substantial, authoritative descriptions and summaries, this volume will replace books, journals, and other information sources with a single, easy-to-use reference work.
Substantial articles by top scholars sets this volume apart from other information sources Diverse international perspectives result in new opportunities for analysis and researchRapidly developing subjectswill interest readers well into the future"

Econophysics - Background and Applications in Economics, Finance, and Sociophysics (Paperback, New): Gheorghe Savoiu Econophysics - Background and Applications in Economics, Finance, and Sociophysics (Paperback, New)
Gheorghe Savoiu
R854 Discovery Miles 8 540 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The remarkable evolution of econophysics research has brought the deep synthesis of ideas derived from economics and physicsto subjects as diverse as education, banking, finance, and the administration of large institutions. The original papers in this collection present a broad summary of these advances, written by interdisciplinary specialists. Included are studies on subjects in the development of econophysics; on the perspectives offered by econophysics on large problems in economics and finance, including the 2008-9 financial crisis; and on higher education and group decision making. The introductions and insights they provide will benefit everyone interested in applications of this new transdisciplinary science.
Ten papers present an updated version of the origins, issues, and applications of econophysics Economics and finance chapters consider lessons learned from the 2008-9 financial crisis Sociophysics chapters propose new thinking on educational reforms and group decision making"

Project Finance in Theory and Practice - Designing, Structuring, and Financing Private and Public Projects (Hardcover, 2nd... Project Finance in Theory and Practice - Designing, Structuring, and Financing Private and Public Projects (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Stefano Gatti
R439 Discovery Miles 4 390 In stock

This book presents comprehensive coverage of project finance in Europe and North America. The Second Edition features two new case studies, all new pedagogical supplements including end-of-chapter questions and answers, and insights into the recent market downturn. The author provides a complete description of the ways a project finance deal can be organized-from industrial, legal, and financial standpoints-and the alternatives available for funding it. After reviewing recent advances in project finance theory, heprovides illustrations and case studies. At key points Gatti brings in other project finance experts who share their specialized knowledge on the legal issues and the role of advisors in project finance deals.
*Forword by William Megginson, Professor and Rainbolt Chair in Finance, Price College of Business, The University of Oklahoma
*Comprehensive coverage of theory and practice of project finance as it is practiced today in Europe and North America
*Website contains interactive spreadsheets so that readers can input data and run and compare various scenarios, including up to the minute treatment of the cutting-edge areas of PPPs and the new problems raised by Basel II related to credit risk measurement"

Global Bank Regulation - Principles and Policies (Hardcover): Heidi Mandanis Schooner, Michael W Taylor Global Bank Regulation - Principles and Policies (Hardcover)
Heidi Mandanis Schooner, Michael W Taylor
R1,953 Discovery Miles 19 530 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Global Bank Regulation: Principles and Policies covers the global regulation of financial institutions. It integrates theories, history, and policy debates, thereby providing a strategic approach to understanding global policy principles and banking. The book features definitions of the policy principles of capital regularization, the main justifications for prudent regulation of banks, the characteristics of tools used regulate firms that operate across all time zones, and a discussion regarding the 2007-2009 financial crises and the generation of international standards of financial institution regulation. The first four chapters of the book offer justification for the strict regulation of banks and discuss the importance of financial safety. The next chapters describe in greater detail the main policy networks and standard setting bodies responsible for policy development. They also provide information about bank licensing requirements, leading jurisdictions, and bank ownership and affiliations. The last three chapters of the book present a thorough examination of bank capital regulation, which is one of the most important areas in international banking. The text aims to provide information to all economics students, as well as non-experts and experts interested in the history, policy development, and theory of international banking regulation.

Handbook of Corporate Finance, Volume 1 - Empirical Corporate Finance (Hardcover): B. Espen Eckbo Handbook of Corporate Finance, Volume 1 - Empirical Corporate Finance (Hardcover)
B. Espen Eckbo
R3,253 Discovery Miles 32 530 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Judging by the sheer number of papers reviewed in this Handbook, the empirical analysis of firms' financing and investment decisions-empirical corporate finance-has become a dominant field in financial economics. The growing interest in everything "corporate" is fueled by a healthy combination of fundamental theoretical developments and recent widespread access to large transactional data bases. A less scientific-but nevertheless important-source of inspiration is a growing awareness of the important social implications of corporate behavior and governance. This Handbook takes stock of the main empirical findings to date across an unprecedented spectrum of corporate finance issues, ranging from econometric methodology, to raising capital and capital structure choice, and to managerial incentives and corporate investment behavior. The surveys are written by leading empirical researchers that remain active in their respective areas of interest. With few exceptions, the writing style makes the chapters accessible to industry practitioners. For doctoral students and seasoned academics, the surveys offer dense roadmaps into the empirical research landscape and provide suggestions for future work.
*The Handbooks in Finance series offers a broad group of outstanding volumes in various areas of finance
*Each individual volume in the series should present an accurate self-contained survey of a sub-field of finance
*The series is international in scope with contributions from field leaders the world over

Venture Capital in Europe (Hardcover): Greg N. Gregoriou, Maher Kooli, Roman Kraeussl Venture Capital in Europe (Hardcover)
Greg N. Gregoriou, Maher Kooli, Roman Kraeussl
R1,857 Discovery Miles 18 570 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Until recently, only the United States had an active venture capital market. This is changing rapidly, as many other countries have experienced rapid growth in venture capital financing over the past five years. This book contains new scientific articles showcasing the latest research on venture capital in Europe. Venture capital investment remains a hot topic with portfolio managers, individual investors, academics worldwide. This book examines in detail all the major issues regarding venture capital investment: contracting, financing, regulation, valuation, etc. and identifies new trends in the venture capital arena.
Features a foreword by Josh Lerner.
*The only book in which academics from around the world present the latest research on venture capital in Europe
*Covers all of Europe as well as including overview papers about venture capital industry, public and private venture capital, valuation, financing, contracting, structuring, regulation, etc.
*Comprehensive, authoritative coverage

Introduction to Project Finance (Paperback): Andrew Fight Introduction to Project Finance (Paperback)
Andrew Fight
R1,247 Discovery Miles 12 470 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The term "project finance" is now being used in almost every language in every part of the world. It is the solution to infrastructure, public and private venture capital needs. It has been successfully used in the past to raise trillions of dollars of capital and promises to continue to be one of the major financing techniques for capital projects in both developed and developing countries.
Project Finance aims to provide:
*Overview of project finance
*Understanding of the key risks involved in project finance and techniques for mitigating risk
*Techniques for effective evaluation of project finance from both a financial and credit perspective
The author differentiates between recourse and non-recourse funding, tackles the issues of feasibility, identifies the parties normally involved with project finance plans, and details techniques for realistic cash flow preparation.
*Inspired by basic entry level training courses that have been developed by major international banks worldwide
*Will enable students, and those already in the finance profession, to gain an understanding of the basic information and principles of project finance
*Includes questions with answers, study topics, practical 'real world' examples and an extensive bibliography

Credit Risk Management (Paperback): Andrew Fight Credit Risk Management (Paperback)
Andrew Fight
R1,638 Discovery Miles 16 380 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Credit Risk Management will enable general bankers, staff, and credit analyst trainees to understand the basic information and principles underlying credit risk evaluation, and to use those underlying principles to undertake an analysis of non financial and financial risks when preparing a credit proposal. Since the best loans are the ones that do not present problems during the repayment phase, the authors also focus on elements relating to the proactive management of those loans during their inception.

This book introduces:
*Credit analysis, approval and management processes
*Concepts of financial and non-financial risk
*Financial statement analysis, including the use of ratio anaylsis
*Cash flow analysis and forecasting
*Security enhancement & management procedures designed to legally & financially manage credit risk
*Inspired by the basic entry level training courses that have been developed by major international banks worldwide.
*Will enable students and those already in the finance profession to gain an understanding of the basic information and principles of credit risk
*Questions with answers, study topics, practical "real world" examples and text with an extensive bibliography

CFROI Valuation (Hardcover): Bartley J. Madden CFROI Valuation (Hardcover)
Bartley J. Madden
R3,002 Discovery Miles 30 020 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

What generates shareholder value? How can it be evaluated? How can it influence investment decisions and corporate strategy? Cash Flow Return On Investment answers all these questions by detailing the pioneering financial research carried out by HOLT Value Associates, the leading consultancy in the field.
Read this book if you want to find out what really drives the wealth generation in any business, allowing you to pick which equities will succeed and which strategic initiatives are destined for high returns.
The CFROI model is an essential tool for professionals working in finance and corporate strategy. It clarifies how economic value is created in a firm and acts as a reliable guide to:
* making investment decisions
* taking key strategic decisions
* understanding economic value



Shows how to judge and compare individual equities across markets and company sectors
Cutting edge theory and practice
The leading book about shareholder value authored by one of the world's leading consultancies in the field

Financial Trading and Investing (Hardcover, New): John L. Teall Financial Trading and Investing (Hardcover, New)
John L. Teall
R1,461 R1,183 Discovery Miles 11 830 Save R278 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A former member of the American Stock Exchange introduces trading and financial markets to upper-division undergraduates and graduate students who are planning to work in the finance industry. Unlike standard investment texts that cover trading as one of many subjects, "Financial Trading and Investing"gives primary attention to trading, trading institutions, markets, and the institutions that facilitate and regulate trading activities what economists call "market microstructure." Thetext will be accompanied by a website that can be used in conjunction with "TraderEx," "Markit," "StocklinkU," "Virtual Trade," "Vecon Lab Experiment," "Tradingsim," "IB Student Trading Lab," "Brenexa," "Stock Trak "and "How the Market Works."
Introduces the financial markets and the quantitative tools used in them so students learn how the markets operate and gain experience with their principal toolsHelps students develop their skills with the most popular trading simulation programs so they can reuse the book to solve day-to-day problems Stretches from investor behavior to hedging strategies and noise trading, capturing recent advances in an up-to-date reference source"

Pricing, Risk, and Performance Measurement in Practice - The Building Block Approach to Modeling Instruments and Portfolios... Pricing, Risk, and Performance Measurement in Practice - The Building Block Approach to Modeling Instruments and Portfolios (Hardcover)
Wolfgang Schwerdt, Marcelle von Wendland
R1,458 R1,192 Discovery Miles 11 920 Save R266 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

How can managers increase their ability to calculate price and risk data for financial instruments while decreasing their dependence on a myriad of specific instrument variants? Wolfgang Schwerdt and Marcelle von Wendland created a simple and consistent way to handle and process large amounts of complex financial data. By means of a practical framework, their approach analyzes market and credit risk exposure of financial instruments and portfolios and calculates risk adjusted performance measures. Its emphasis on standardization yields significant improvements in speed and accuracy.

Schwerdt and von Wendland's focus on practical implementation directly addresses limitations imposed by the complex and costly processing time required for advanced risk management models and pricing hundreds of thousands of securities each day. Their many examples and programming codes demonstrate how to use standards to build financial instruments, how to price them, and how to measure the risk and performance of the portfolios that include them.
Feature: The authors have designed and implemented a standard for the description of financial instruments
Benefit: The reader can rely on accurate and valid information about describing financial instruments
Feature: The authors have developed an approach for pricing and analyzing any financial instrument using a limited set of atomic instruments
Benefit: The reader can use these instruments to define and set up even very large numbers of financial instruments.
Feature: The book builds a practical framework for analysing the market and credit risk exposure of financial instruments and portfolios
Benefit: Readers can use this framework today in their work and identify and measure market and credit risk using a reliable method.

International Money and Finance (Hardcover, 8th edition): Michael Melvin, Stefan Norrbin International Money and Finance (Hardcover, 8th edition)
Michael Melvin, Stefan Norrbin
R1,566 R1,276 Discovery Miles 12 760 Save R290 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Its high-level perspective on the global economy differentiates this introduction to international finance from other textbooks. Melvin and Norrbin provide essential information for those who seek employment in multinational industries, while competitors focus onstandard economic tools and financial management skills. Readers learn how to reach their own conclusions about trends and new developments, not simply function within an organization. The 8th edition, newly updated and expanded, offers concise descriptions, current case studies, andnew pedagogical materials to help readers make sense of global finance.
Introduces international finance to readers with diverse backgrounds who want jobs in international investment, international banking, and multinational corporations Describes a nuanced view of international finance by drawing on material from the fields of theoretical finance and international macro-financeFeatures 100% revised chapters, new pedagogical content, and online supplementary materials "

Computational Finance (Hardcover): George Levy Computational Finance (Hardcover)
George Levy
R3,048 R2,541 Discovery Miles 25 410 Save R507 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This set contains two previously published books on computational finance:
Computational Finance presents a modern computational approach to mathematical finance within the Windows environment. George Levy illustrates how numeric components can be developed by Financial Analysts that allow financial routines on the computer to be more easily performed. This book contains a bound in CD-ROM.
In Computational Finance Using C and C#, Levy raises computational finance to the next level using the languages of both standard C and C#. The inclusion of both these languages enables readers to match their use of the book to their firm s internal software and code requirements. Levy also provides derivatives pricing information for equity derivates, interest rate derivatives, foreign exchange derivatives, and credit derivatives. A unique password is bound into every book, giving the reader access to additional software on password protected
website.
*Shows how to incorporate advanced financial modelling techniques in Windows compatible software
* Includes CD-ROM with adaptive software
* Aids the development of bespoke software solutions covering GARCH volatility modelling, derivative pricing with Partial Differential Equations, VAR, bond and stock options
*Complete financial instrument pricing code in standard C and C# available to book buyers on companion website
* Provides software design patterns in C and C# and the use of SQL server"

Credit Engineering for Bankers - A Practical Guide for Bank Lending (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Morton Glantz, Johnathan Mun Credit Engineering for Bankers - A Practical Guide for Bank Lending (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Morton Glantz, Johnathan Mun
R1,421 R1,184 Discovery Miles 11 840 Save R237 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

More efficient credit portfolio engineering can increase the decision-making power of bankers and boost the market value of their banks. By implementing robust risk management procedures, bankers can develop comprehensive views of obligors by integrating fundamental and market data into a portfolio framework that treats all instruments similarly. Banks that can implement strategies for uncovering credit risk investments with the highest return per unit of risk can confidently build their businesses.

Through chapters on fundamental analysis and credit administration, authors Morton Glantz and Johnathan Mun teach readers how to improve their credit skills and develop logical decision-making processes. As readers acquire new abilities to calculate risks and evaluate portfolios, they learn how credit risk strategies and policies can affect and be affected by credit ratings and global exposure tracking systems. The result is a book that facilitates the discipline of market-oriented portfolio management in the face of unending changes in the financial industry.
Concentrates on the practical implementation of credit engineering strategies and tools Demonstrates how bankers can use portfolio analytics to increase their insights about different groups of obligorsInvestigates ways to improve a portfolio s return on risk while minimizing probability of insolvency"

Reconsidering Funds of Hedge Funds - The Financial Crisis and Best Practices in UCITS, Tail Risk, Performance, and Due... Reconsidering Funds of Hedge Funds - The Financial Crisis and Best Practices in UCITS, Tail Risk, Performance, and Due Diligence (Hardcover, New)
Greg Gregoriou
R2,063 R1,686 Discovery Miles 16 860 Save R377 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

How will the funds of hedge funds (FoHF) business have to change to survive in the wake of the 2008-2012 financial crisis? This new research provides valuable insight. "Reconsidering Funds of Hedge Funds" presents the first comprehensive views of UCITS as well as recent trends in due diligence, risk management, and hedge fund deaths and survivors. The book contains original chapters by 22 academics and 16 hedge fund professionals, and includes two sections on performance: one that looks at UCITS FoHF and one that deals with traditional FoHF performance. Most chapters examine aspects of the 2008-2012 financial crisis, and almost every chapter addresses fund of hedge funds' management process before, during, and after the crisis.
Covers recent advances in risk management, due diligence, tail risk, and allocationPresents an in-depth analysis of UCITs Balances academic and professional viewpoints

An Introduction to Trading in the Financial Markets: Market Basics (Paperback): R. "Tee" Williams An Introduction to Trading in the Financial Markets: Market Basics (Paperback)
R. "Tee" Williams
R763 R657 Discovery Miles 6 570 Save R106 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

How do financial markets operate on a daily basis? This first of four volumes introduces the structures, instruments, business functions, technology, regulations, and issues that commonlyfoundin financial markets. Placing each of these elements into context, Tee Williams describes what people do to make the markets run. His descriptions apply to all financial markets, and he includescountry-specific features, stories, historical facts, glossaries, and brief technical explanations that reveal individual variations and nuances. Reinforcing his insights are visual cues that guide readers through the material. While this book won t turn you into an expert broker, it will explain where brokers fit into front office, middle office, and back office operations. And that knowledge is valuable indeed.

* Provides easy-to-understand descriptions of all major elements of financial markets

*Filled with graphs and definitions that help readers learnquickly

* Offers an integrated context based on the author's 30 years' experience"

The Evidence and Impact of Financial Globalization (Hardcover, New): Gerard Caprio The Evidence and Impact of Financial Globalization (Hardcover, New)
Gerard Caprio
R3,274 R2,650 Discovery Miles 26 500 Save R624 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The sharp realities of financial globalization become clear during crises, when winners and losers emerge. Crises usher in short- and long-term changes to the status quo, and everyone agrees that learning from crises is a top priority. "The Evidence and Impact of Financial Globalization" devotes separate articles to specific crises, the conditions that cause them, and the longstanding arrangements devised to address them. While other books and journal articles treat these subjects in isolation, this volume presents a wide-ranging, consistent, yet varied specificity. Substantial, authoritative, and useful, these articles provide material unavailable elsewhere.

Substantial articles by top scholars sets this volume apart from other information sources Rapidly developing subjects will interest readers well into the future Reader demand and lack of competitors underline the high value of these reference works"

Handbook of Empirical Corporate Finance, Volume 2 - Empirical Corporate Finance (Hardcover): B. Espen Eckbo Handbook of Empirical Corporate Finance, Volume 2 - Empirical Corporate Finance (Hardcover)
B. Espen Eckbo
R3,243 Discovery Miles 32 430 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This second volume of a two-part series examines three major topics. First, it devotes five chapters to the classical issue of capital structure choice. Second, it focuses on the value-implications of major corporate investment and restructuring decisions, and then concludes by surveying the role of pay-for-performance type executive compensation contracts on managerial incentives and risk-taking behavior.
In collaboration with the first volume, this handbook takes stock of the main empirical findings to date across an unprecedented spectrum of corporate finance issues. The surveys are written by leading empirical researchers that remain active in their respective areas of interest. With few exceptions, the writing style makes the chapters accessible to industry practitioners. For doctoral students and seasoned academics, the surveys offer dense roadmaps into the empirical research landscape and provide suggestions for future work.
* Nine original chapters summarize research advances and future topics in the classical issues of capital structure choice, corporate investment behavior, and firm value.
* Multinational comparisons underline the volume's empirical perspectives
* Complements the presentation of econometric issues, banking, and capital acquisition research covered by Volume 1

Handbook of Asset and Liability Management, Volume 2 - Applications and Case Studies (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Stavros A.... Handbook of Asset and Liability Management, Volume 2 - Applications and Case Studies (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Stavros A. Zenios, William T. Ziemba
R3,270 Discovery Miles 32 700 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The Handbooks in Finance are intended to be a definitive source for comprehensive and accessible information in the field of finance. Each individual volume in the series presents an accurate self-contained survey of a sub-field of finance, suitable for use by finance and economics professors and lecturers, professional researchers, graduate students and as a teaching supplement.
It is fitting that the series Handbooks in Finance devotes a handbook to Asset and Liability Management. Volume 2 focuses on applications and case studies in asset and liability management.
The growth in knowledge about practical asset and liability modeling has followed the popularity of these models in diverse business settings. This volume portrays ALM in practice, in contrast to Volume 1, which addresses the theories and methodologies behind these models. In original articles practitioners and scholars describe and analyze models used in banking, insurance, money management, individual investor financial planning, pension funds, and social security. They put the traditional purpose of ALM, to control interest rate and liquidity risks, into rich and broad-minded frameworks. Readers interested in other business settings will find their discussions of financial institutions both instructive and revealing.
* Focuses on pragmatic applications
* Relevant to a variety of risk-management industries
* Analyzes models used in most financial sectors

Corporate Governance and Regulatory Impact on Mergers and Acquisitions - Research and Analysis on Activity Worldwide Since 1990... Corporate Governance and Regulatory Impact on Mergers and Acquisitions - Research and Analysis on Activity Worldwide Since 1990 (Hardcover)
Greg N. Gregoriou, Luc Renneboog
R2,422 Discovery Miles 24 220 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Corporate Governance and regulatory presssures have been much in the news lately. How they affect the bottom line of corporations has been difficult to quantify, and research is just beginning to be published that addresses this crucial question. This book is the first collection for new research about the impact of takeover regulation and corporate governance on M&A financial results. It will be essential reading to any M&A specialist, an investment banker, a hedge fund manager, a private equity director, or a venture capitalist. Also a must read for financial analysts who follow M&A targets. The book presents research from around the world so it provides a global perspective on this important topic.
*The first and only book of research on takeover regulation and corporate governance affecting M&A results
*Stands out from all the "How to" books on M&A and M&A disaster books because it provides solid high-quality research on what works and how different decisions affect company and shareholder value
*Research provides a guideline for decisionmakers in investment banks, private equity companies, and for financial analysts

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