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Creating Strategic Value through Financial Technology


Author: Jay D. Wilson, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119243866
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
View: 2909
Lessons in innovation from key FinTech trends and successes Creating Strategic Value through Financial Technology explores the growing Financial Technology (FinTech) industry to provide insight on how traditional financial institutions and FinTech companies can boost innovation and enhance valuation in a complex regulatory environment. In plumbing the depth and breadth of several niches within in the FinTech sector, author Jay Wilson uncovers key themes that have contributed to the industry's success; in this book, he maps them together to provide useful guideposts for investors, entrepreneurs, and traditional institutions looking to facilitate growth as technology and financial services collide. With an expert's perspective on FinTech history and outlook, certain trends and examples of value-enhancing strategies stand out. FinTech niches covered include: payments, crowdfunding, alternative/marketplace lending, the blockchain, and technology solutions in the context of banking, insurance, and investment companies. There is no denying the growing importance of technology in the financial services industry, and the FinTech sector offers valuable solutions for a diverse array of financial services providers and their customers. This book guides you through several niches of the FinTech sector, and highlights the most important takeaways from recent endeavors. Navigate the financial technology sector Enhance customer and product offerings Improve efficiency and cost structure Enhance profitability and company valuation from the intersection of technology and finance Innovation and customer preference is a key driver of FinTech's growth. Customers are demanding better value and convenience, and the organizations that provide it are reaping the rewards of growth. As financial regulations grow more and more complex, and customers are presented with more and more options, it is becoming imperative for traditional institutions to modernize processes and carve out a place in the future of financial services. Creating Strategic Value through Financial Technology provides a handbook for navigating that space, with practical guidance on how FinTech companies and traditional financial institutions can enhance profitability and valuation from the trends.

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Value and Capital Management

A Handbook for the Finance and Risk Functions of Financial Institutions
Author: Thomas C. Wilson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118774388
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 720
View: 2258
A value management framework designed specifically for banking and insurance The Value Management Handbook is a comprehensive, practical reference written specifically for bank and insurance valuation and value management. Spelling out how the finance and risk functions add value in their respective spheres, this book presents a framework for measuring – and more importantly, influencing – the value of the firm from the position of the CFO and CRO. Case studies illustrating value-enhancing initiatives are designed to help Heads of Strategy offer CEOs concrete ideas toward creating more value, and discussion of "hard" and "soft" skills put CFOs and CROs in a position to better influence strategy and operations. The challenge of financial services valuation is addressed in terms of the roles of risk and capital, and business-specific "value trees" demonstrate the source of successful value enhancement initiatives. While most value management resources fail to adequately address the unique role of risk and capital in banks, insurance, and asset management, this book fills the gap by providing concrete, business-specific information that connects management actions and value creation, helping readers to: Measure value accurately for more productive value-based management initiatives and evaluation of growth opportunities Apply a quantitative, risk-adjusted value management framework reconciled with the way financial services shares are valued by the market Develop a value set specific to the industry to inspire initiatives that increase the firm's value Study the quantitative and qualitative management frameworks that move CFOs and CROs from measurement to management The roles of CFO and CRO in financial firms have changed dramatically over the past decade, requiring business savvy and the ability to challenge the CEO. The Value Management Handbook provides the expert guidance that leads CFOs and CROs toward better information, better insight, and better decisions.

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Strategic Value Management

Stock Value Creation and the Management of the Firm
Author: Juan Pablo Stegmann
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047046710X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 298
View: 6324
Innovative strategic management solutions for today's market Strategic Value Management addresses common problemsamong business managers and other professionals involved inthinking about developing and managing organizations. In it, authorJuan Pablo Stegmann integrates all strategic management andbusiness strategy into an innovative standard that introduces keymetrics to strategic management and stock value creation. He arguesthat most complex business issues can be reduced to the threedimensions of stock value creation-profits, sales growth, andcapital-that are linked to three critical strategic managementdecisions-competition, innovation, and resources. His new approachindicates that every strategy has a clear dollar metric, which canmeasure its consequences of the strategies in terms of stockvalue. Competitive and growth strategies are analyzed along witheconomic, financial, dynamic, and contingent approaches Includes a companion CD-ROM, which contains Stegmann's provenmodel for strategic management and stock value creation Ethical consequences of strategic decisions areintroduced-showing how ethics are linked to long-term stock valuecreation Explains the roots of the current financial crisis by examiningthe link between the financial world and strategic management, andproposes possible solutions For any looking to enhance their understanding of thisdiscipline, Strategic Value Management offers a newconceptual model for thinking about business strategy and its linkto stock value creation.

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CIO Best Practices

Enabling Strategic Value with Information Technology
Author: Joe Stenzel,Gary Cokins,Bill Flemming,Anthony Hill,Michael H. Hugos,Paul R. Niven,Karl D. Schubert,Alan Stratton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470893257
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 384
View: 2547

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Creating Value Through Corporate Restructuring

Case Studies in Bankruptcies, Buyouts, and Breakups
Author: Stuart C. Gilson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470503521
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 814
View: 648
An updated look at how corporate restructuring really works Stuart Gilson is one of the leading corporate restructuring experts in the United States, teaching thousands of students and consulting with numerous companies. Now, in the second edition of this bestselling book, Gilson returns to present new insight into corporate restructuring. Through real-world case studies that involve some of the most prominent restructurings of the last ten years, and highlighting the increased role of hedge funds in distressed investing, you'll develop a better sense of the restructuring process and how it can truly create value. In addition to "classic" buyout and structuring case studies, this second edition includes coverage of Delphi, General Motors, the Finova Group and Warren Buffett, Kmart and Sears, Adelphia Communications, Seagate Technology, Dupont-Conoco, and even the Eurotunnel debt restructuring. Covers corporate bankruptcy reorganization, debt workouts, "vulture" investing, equity spin-offs, asset divestitures, and much more Addresses the effect of employee layoffs and corporate downsizing Examines how companies allocate value and when a corporation should "pull the trigger" From hedge funds to financial fraud to subprime busts, this second edition offers a rare look at some of the most innovative and controversial restructurings ever.

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Valuation for M&A

Building and Measuring Private Company Value
Author: Chris M. Mellen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119437385
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 496
View: 1049
Determine a company's value, what drives it, and how to enhance value during a M&A Valuation for M&A lays out the steps for measuring and managing value creation in non-publicly traded entities, and helps investors, executives, and their advisors determine the optimum strategy to enhance both market value and strategic value and maximize return on investment. As a starting point in planning for a transaction, it is helpful to compute fair market value, which represents a “floor” value for the seller since it by definition represents a value agreed upon by any hypothetical willing and able buyer and seller. But for M&A, it is more important to compute investment value, which is the value of the target company to a strategic buyer (and which can vary with each prospective buyer). Prepare for the sale and acquisition of a firm Identify, quantify, and qualify the synergies that increase value to strategic buyers Get access to new chapters on fairness opinions and professional service firms Find a discussion of Roger Grabowski's writings on cost of capital, cross-border M&A, private cost of capital, intangible capital, and asset vs. stock transactions Inside, all the necessary tools you need to build and measure private company value is just a page away!

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Marketing and Finance

Creating Shareholder Value
Author: Malcolm McDonald,Brian D. Smith,Keith Ward
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118748891
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
View: 8706
Written for marketing and finance directors, CEOs, and strategists, as well as MBA students, this practical book explains the principles and practice behind rigorous due diligence in marketing. It connects marketing plans and investment to the valuation of the firm and how it can contribute to increasing stakeholder value. Completely revised and updated throughout, the Second Edition features new case examples as well as a completely new first chapter containing the results of new research into risk and marketing strategies amongst Finance Directors and Chief Marketing Officers.

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Corporate Value Creation

An Operations Framework for Nonfinancial Managers
Author: Lawrence C. Karlson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119000440
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 656
View: 1000
A detailed crash course in business management for value creation Corporate Value Creation provides an operations framework that management can use to optimize the impact decisions have on creating value by growing revenue and profitability. Designed to assist professionals without a strong business or financial education, this book provides a thorough understanding of the qualitative and quantitative aspects of managing a business for the purpose of value creation. Readers will find detailed information on financial reports, valuation, modeling and forecasting, and more, including discussion of best practices that functional management can embrace to leverage performance. The final chapter reviews key concepts and helps the reader tie them all together by using a step-by-step approach to build or modify a business plan that includes a complete set of financial statements. In addition, each chapter includes case studies or exercises so that the reader can practice using the material covered in the chapter. Corporate Value Creation can also be used as a handbook for managers who are looking for information on specific topics that range from developing financial statements to manufacturing management, to internet marketing and much more. In most cases, individual topics can be reviewed without reading the entire book. Finally, for the manager who wants to quickly understand what's involved in running a successful business, each chapter begins with the key takeaways from that chapter in a section called "Nuggets". Fundamentally, creating value is as simple as making more money – but therein lies the rub. Effective management of business growth involves a complex interplay of productivity, capital, debt, and margins, and finding the most efficient balance can be challenging. For managers who need a deeper understanding of the forces at work, Corporate Value Creation is a thorough, detailed guide but it is also valuable for managers who are looking for information on a specific topic or simply wanting to understand at a high level what's involved in running a successful business.

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Technology Valuation Solutions


Author: F. Peter Boer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471684589
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
View: 8221
A better way to value the profitability and risk of R&D projects New technology and R&D initiatives affect companies in both the service and manufacturing sector. It's estimated that half a trillion dollars is spent worldwide each year on such efforts. Technology Valuation Solutions + website offers a methodology along with illustrative cases for valuing the profitability and risk of R&D projects. A companion to Boer's earlier work, The Valuation of Technology (978-0-471-31638-1), this book provides additional material that will help readers assess a wide variety of projects and business scenarios. In addition to the in-depth case studies, this book includes a website featuring valuation templates that readers can customize for their own individual needs.

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The WEALTHTECH Book

The FinTech Handbook for Investors, Entrepreneurs and Finance Visionaries
Author: Susanne Chishti,Thomas Puschmann
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119362229
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 336
View: 3685
Get a handle on disruption, innovation and opportunity in investment technology The digital evolution is enabling the creation of sophisticated software solutions that make money management more accessible, affordable and eponymous. Full automation is attractive to investors at an early stage of wealth accumulation, but hybrid models are of interest to investors who control larger amounts of wealth, particularly those who have enough wealth to be able to efficiently diversify their holdings. Investors can now outperform their benchmarks more easily using the latest tech tools. The WEALTHTECH Book is the only comprehensive guide of its kind to the disruption, innovation and opportunity in technology in the investment management sector. It is an invaluable source of information for entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, insurers, analysts and consultants working in or interested in investing in this space. • Explains how the wealth management sector is being affected by competition from low-cost robo-advisors • Explores technology and start-up company disruption and how to delight customers while managing their assets • Explains how to achieve better returns using the latest fintech innovation • Includes inspirational success stories and new business models • Details overall market dynamics The WealthTech Book is essential reading for investment and fund managers, asset allocators, family offices, hedge, venture capital and private equity funds and entrepreneurs and start-ups.

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Value

The Four Cornerstones of Corporate Finance
Author: McKinsey & Company Inc.,Tim Koller,Richard Dobbs,Bill Huyett
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470949085
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
View: 9101
An accessible guide to the essential issues of corporate finance While you can find numerous books focused on the topic of corporate finance, few offer the type of information managers need to help them make important decisions day in and day out. Value explores the core of corporate finance without getting bogged down in numbers and is intended to give managers an accessible guide to both the foundations and applications of corporate finance. Filled with in-depth insights from experts at McKinsey & Company, this reliable resource takes a much more qualitative approach to what the authors consider a lost art. Discusses the four foundational principles of corporate finance Effectively applies the theory of value creation to our economy Examines ways to maintain and grow value through mergers, acquisitions, and portfolio management Addresses how to ensure your company has the right governance, performance measurement, and internal discussions to encourage value-creating decisions A perfect companion to the Fifth Edition of Valuation, this book will put the various issues associated with corporate finance in perspective.

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The End of Accounting and the Path Forward for Investors and Managers


Author: Baruch Lev,Feng Gu
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119191084
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
View: 4150
An innovative new valuation framework with truly useful economic indicators The End of Accounting and the Path Forward for Investors and Managers shows how the ubiquitous financial reports have become useless in capital market decisions and lays out an actionable alternative. Based on a comprehensive, large-sample empirical analysis, this book reports financial documents' continuous deterioration in relevance to investors' decisions. An enlightening discussion details the reasons why accounting is losing relevance in today's market, backed by numerous examples with real-world impact. Beyond simply identifying the problem, this report offers a solution—the Value Creation Report—and demonstrates its utility in key industries. New indicators focus on strategy and execution to identify and evaluate a company's true value-creating resources for a more up-to-date approach to critical investment decision-making. While entire industries have come to rely on financial reports for vital information, these documents are flawed and insufficient when it comes to the way investors and lenders work in the current economic climate. This book demonstrates an alternative, giving you a new framework for more informed decision making. Discover a new, comprehensive system of economic indicators Focus on strategic, value-creating resources in company valuation Learn how traditional financial documents are quickly losing their utility Find a path forward with actionable, up-to-date information Major corporate decisions, such as restructuring and M&A, are predicated on financial indicators of profitability and asset/liabilities values. These documents move mountains, so what happens if they're based on faulty indicators that fail to show the true value of the company? The End of Accounting and the Path Forward for Investors and Managers shows you the reality and offers a new blueprint for more accurate valuation.

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Strategic Corporate Finance

Applications in Valuation and Capital Structure
Author: Justin Pettit
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118160622
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
View: 6927
Essential guidance for the corporate finance professional — advisor, Board Director, CFO, Treasurer, business development executive, or M&A expert—to ask the right questions and make the critical decisions. Strategic Corporate Finance is a practical guide to the key issues, their context, and their solutions. From performance measurement and capital planning to risk management and capital structure, Strategic Corporate Finance, translates principles of corporate finance theory into practical methods for implementing them. Filled with in-depth insights, expert advice, and detailed case studies, Strategic Corporate Finance will prepare you for the issues involved in raising, allocating and managing capital, and its associated risks. Justin Pettit (New York, NY) draws on his 15 years of senior advisory experience as an investment banker and management consultant. He advises corporate boards and executives on matters of capital structure, financial policy, valuation, and strategy. He also lectures on topics in advanced corporate finance to graduate and undergraduate students at universities in the New York area.

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From Innovation to Cash Flows

Value Creation by Structuring High Technology Alliances
Author: Constance Lütolf-Carroll,Antti Pirnes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470473696
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 640
View: 8219
Praise for From Innovation to Cash Flows "Critically important topics for all entrepreneurs, new and experienced. Collaboration, intellectual property, and funding are described with depth and thoughtfulness. From Innovation to Cash Flows provides both the theoretical structure and the rich examples to serve as a great reference. Not to be missed!" —Cheryl A. Fragiadakis, Head of Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Management, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory "From Innovation to Cash Flows is a unique book that covers many of the essentials to be successful as a biotechnology or high-tech entrepreneur. The combination of theory and practical examples adds direct business value. This comprehensive work will prevent any starting venture from making costly mistakes." —Jeroen Nieuwenhuis, PhD, MBA, Corporate Entrepreneur, Magnotech Venture, Philips Healthcare Incubator "Truly exhaustive in its coverage of all the different aspects of managing high-technology innovations, this book constitutes an invaluable resource for technology entrepreneurs." —Juhana Rauramo, Partner, Bio Fund Management Ltd. "From Innovation to Cash Flows is a wellspring of insights and inspiration for anyone with a desire to start up a high-tech venture. The reader is guided step by step through the twists and turns of strategy, contract law, intellectual property rights management, and strategic partnering. A global team of experts from law, science, and business collaborated to write this book; their pooled know-how and collective experiences shine through. The result is highly recommended. Every aspiring entrepreneur with a scientific bent will want to own this book for his or her own library." —Laura Cha, Deputy Chairman, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd. "Alliances often are a vital component of successful high-tech ventures. Through its unique blend of sound management theory and wise business and legal advice, this book shows high-tech entrepreneurs how to build innovative business models based on strategic collaboration with other firms." —Xavier Mendoza, Deputy Director General, ESADE, Ramon Llull University, and former Dean, ESADE Business School, Spain "This book is distinctive because it tells you how to turn your idea into a profitable business—a combination of savvy business advice and extensive legal documents that is original. This is a book to be read, and then revisited. You will want to come back to it time and again for references, for sample documents, and for sage advice on how to take the next step." —From the Foreword by Henry Chesbrough, Adjunct Professor and Executive Director, Center for Open Innovation, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, and Karl S. Pister, Dean and Roy W. Carlson Professor of Engineering Emeritus, UC Berkeley

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Financial Dynamics

A System for Valuing Technology Companies
Author: Chris Westland
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780470821114
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 300
View: 3599
A complete guide to valuing technology Financial Dynamics lays out the structure, components, and application of the financial dynamics system of valuation. It provides managers, investors, and other stakeholders with an accurate, comprehensive tool, which answers the question, "what is the value of a technology product, project, or firm?" The models discussed in this comprehensive book provide readers with an invaluable method for finding the worth of a business whose core competencies are knowledge-intensive. Christopher Westland graduated with a PhD in computers and information systems from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining academia, he was database manager and corporate security manager at Rockwell International.

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The Art of Capital Restructuring

Creating Shareholder Value through Mergers and Acquisitions
Author: H. Kent Baker,Halil Kiymaz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118030356
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 600
View: 7955
The most up-to-date guide on making the right capital restructuring moves The Art of Capital Restructuring provides a fresh look at the current state of mergers, acquisitions, and corporate restructuring around the world. The dynamic nature of M&As requires an evolving understanding of the field, and this book considers several different forms of physical restructuring such as divestitures as well as financial restructuring, which refers to alterations in the capital structure of the firm. The Art of Capital Restructuring not only explains the financial aspects of these transactions but also examines legal, regulatory, tax, ethical, social, and behavioral considerations. In addition to this timely information, coverage also includes discussion of basic concepts, motives, strategies, and techniques as well as their application to increasingly complex, real-world situations. Emphasizes best practices that lead to M&A success Contains important and relevant research studies based on recent developments in the field Comprised of contributed chapters from both experienced professionals and academics, offering a variety of perspectives and a rich interplay of ideas Skillfully blending theory with practice, this book will put you in a better position to make the right decisions with regard to capital restructuring in today's dynamic business world.

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Marketplace Lending, Financial Analysis, and the Future of Credit

Integration, Profitability, and Risk Management
Author: Ioannis Akkizidis,Manuel Stagars
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111909917X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 344
View: 3677
The time for financial technology innovation is now Marketplace Lending, Financial Analysis, and the Future of Credit clearly explains why financial credit institutions need to further innovate within the financial technology arena. Through this text, you access a framework for applying innovative strategies in credit services. Provided and supported by financial institutions and entrepreneurs, the information in this engaging book encompasses printed guidance and digital ancillaries. Peer-to-peer lenders are steadily growing within the financial market. Integrating peer-to-peer lending into established credit institutions could strengthen the financial sector as a whole, and could lead to the incorporation of stronger risk and profitability management strategies. Explain (or Explore) approaches and challenges in financial analysis applied to credit risk and profitability Explore additional information provided via digital ancillaries, which will further support your understanding and application of key concepts Navigate the information organised into three subject areas: describing a new business model, knowledge integration, and proposing a new model for the Hybrid Financial Sector Understand how the rise of fintech fits into context within the current financial system Follow discussion of the current status quo and role of innovation in the financial industry, and consider the financial technology innovation landscape from the perspective of an entrepreneur Marketplace Lending, Financial Analysis, and the Future of Credit is a critical text that bridges the gap in understanding between financial technology entrepreneurs and credit institutions.

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The Art of Company Valuation and Financial Statement Analysis

A Value Investor's Guide with Real-life Case Studies
Author: Nicolas Schmidlin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118843053
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 264
View: 8200
The Art of Company Valuation and Financial Statement Analysis: A value investor’s guide with real-life case studies covers all quantitative and qualitative approaches needed to evaluate the past and forecast the future performance of a company in a practical manner. Is a given stock over or undervalued? How can the future prospects of a company be evaluated? How can complex valuation methods be applied in practice? The Art of Company Valuation and Financial Statement Analysis answers each of these questions and conveys the principles of company valuation in an accessible and applicable way. Valuation theory is linked to the practice of investing through financial statement analysis and interpretation, analysis of business models, company valuation, stock analysis, portfolio management and value Investing. The book’s unique approach is to illustrate each valuation method with a case study of actual company performance. More than 100 real case studies are included, supplementing the sound theoretical framework and offering potential investors a methodology that can easily be applied in practice. Written for asset managers, investment professionals and private investors who require a reliable, current and comprehensive guide to company valuation, the book aims to encourage readers to think like an entrepreneur, rather than a speculator, when it comes to investing in the stock markets. It is an approach that has led many to long term success and consistent returns that regularly outperform more opportunistic approaches to investment.

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The FINTECH Book

The Financial Technology Handbook for Investors, Entrepreneurs and Visionaries
Author: Susanne Chishti,Janos Barberis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111921887X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 312
View: 7606
"The reader will learn about key developments in the industry and obtain insights of cutting-edge practitioners whether entrepreneurs, investors, or advisors in the retail/commercial banking/investment banking and asset management space"--

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International Corporate Finance

Value Creation with Currency Derivatives in Global Capital Markets
Author: Laurent L. Jacque
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111878362X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 768
View: 8630
A thorough introduction to corporate finance from a renowned professor of finance and banking As globalization redefines the field of corporate finance, international and domestic finance have become almost inseparably intertwined. It's increasingly difficult to understand what is happening in capital markets without a firm grasp of currency markets, the investment strategies of sovereign wealth funds, carry trade, and foreign exchange derivatives products. International Corporate Finance offers thorough coverage of the international monetary climate, including Islamic finance, Asian banking, and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, the book offers keen insight on global capital markets, equity markets, and bond markets, as well as foreign exchange risk management and how to forecast exchange rates. Offers a comprehensive discussion of the current state of international corporate finance Provides simple rules and pragmatic answers to key managerial questions and issues Includes case studies and real-world decision-making situations For anyone who wants to understand how finance works in today's hyper-connected global economy, International Corporate Finance is an insightful, practical guide to this complex subject.