Financial Markets and Corporate Strategy

Author: David Hillier,Mark Grinblatt,Sheridan Titman

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Europe

ISBN: 9780077129422

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 854

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The second European edition of Financial Markets and Corporate Strategy provides comprehensive coverage of financial markets and corporate finance, brought to life by real world examples, cases and insights. Placed in a truly international context, this new and updated edition takes an academic and practical view-point to guide students through the challenges of studying and practicing finance. Aimed specifically at an international audience, this edition boasts hundreds of references to new and relevant non-US research papers from top finance journals. Whilst retaining the well respected structure of the successful US text, Professor David Hillier has also made a number of additions which include: Fully updated research, data and examples in every chapter. Coverage of the global financial crisis, the impact it made on the financial markets and the lessons being learnt by the finance industry. A stronger emphasis on corporate governance and agency theory. Updates on accounting standards, bankruptcy laws, tax rules and tax systems.

Introduction to Corporate Finance

Author: William L. Megginson,Brian M. Lucey,Scott B. Smart

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781844805624

Category: Corporations

Page: 656

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Introduction to Corporate Finance has been developed to provide a first course in the subject that interests and motivates students. The text has been designed to meet the needs of finance specialists and non-specialists, the latter being a segment of the audience that are not well catered for in the finance subject area. The text thus addresses the challenges all finance educators face: keeping students at varying degrees of ability and interest motivated and committed to the learning experience. The principal aim of the book is to deliver a student-friendly text that at the same time is theoretically rigorous.Corporate Finance covers the traditional topics of time value of money, risk and return, valuation, investment appraisal, capital structure and dividend policy, international finance and risk management, and financial planning. This edition is an adaptation for a European and UK audience of the text originally authored by Bill Megginson and Scott Smart, Introduction to Corporate Finance. The book has been rewritten, restructured and reorganized to reflect a European-centric approach. Throughout the authors have attempted to blend a balance of material – it is impossible and improper to ignore the interlinkedness of modern finance, and in adapting this book the authors have been conscious of this. Although the examples, terminology and currencies are mainly those of Europe and the UK, the authors have not neglected to include US and other examples where needed to illustrate a point. Students working through this text will realise by the end that while details may differ from country to country the essential questions and concerns of corporate finance remain constant.

The Economics of Banking

Author: Kent Matthews,John Thompson

Publisher: Wiley Global Education

ISBN: 1118935888

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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The Economics of Banking describes and explains the behaviour of banks by examining trends and operations in banking within a mathematically accessible microeconomic framework. This new 3rd edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect the major changes that have taken place in the banking sector and many new topics including new coverage of Islamic banking. This accessible and user-friendly textbook is essential reading for final year undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in banking. New to this Edition: Fully updated including new material on the financial crisis and the many implications for banking New coverage of Islamic banking Discussion of microfinance/credit unions is included in chapter 4 New coverage of the Shadow Banking System The impact of Basel 3 and the Vickers Report is discussed particularly with regards to the idea of ring fencing Updated statistics and financial data

International Financial Management

Author: Geert Bekaert,Robert Hodrick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108548253

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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This new and fully updated edition of International Financial Management blends theory, data analysis, examples and practical case situations to equip students and business leaders with the analytical tools they need to make informed financial decisions and manage the risks that businesses face in today's competitive global environment. Combining theory and practice, the authors offer the reader a multitude of real-world examples and case studies, emphasising fundamental concepts, principles and analytical theories to enable students to understand not only what to do when confronted with an international financial decision, but why that choice is the correct one. Features include: real data analysis - all fully updated for the third edition; extended cases illustrating practical application of theory; point-counterpoints offering insight into contentious issues; concept boxes that explore and illustrate key concepts; and end-of-chapter questions. Suitable for M.B.A and advanced undergraduate business students taking a course in international financial management or international finance.

Capital Investment and Valuation

Author: Richard A. Brealey,Stewart C. Myers,Brattle Group

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071383776

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 558

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Takes you inside the fundamental question of how a corporation invests its capital and values its assets. This book introduces you to the subject's often-conflicting objectives and outlines ways in which you can satisfy those objectives, while ensuring that all areas of a corporation operate under one consistent set of financial rules.

Financial Times Guide to the Financial Markets

Author: Glen Arnold

Publisher: Ft Press

ISBN: 9780273730002

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 564

View: 1926

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How financial markets work, in plain English! An authoritative, complete, and up-to-date guide to today's global financial system. * *The 'jargon-busting' guide to global finance: everything today's manager, investor, policymaker, and citizen needs to know. *Crystal-clear introductions to banking, central banks, insurance, money and bond markets, equities, futures, options, swaps, FX, hedge funds, private equity, and how they fit together. *Financial crises: what's happened, why -- and what the new landscape looks like. This is the most complete, authoritative, and up-to-date guide to the workings of financial markets, the global financial system, and their immense and relentless impact. Renowned financial author Glen C. Arnold assumes no prior financial knowledge, teaching through real world examples. He presents an invaluable international perspective, comparing the workings of major financial institutions and centers worldwide, from the U.S. Federal Reserve and Wall Street to the European and Japanese central banks, the IMF, and the World Bank. Arnold begins with a plain-English overview of the purposes of global financial markets and the institutions and individual markets that now comprise them. Next, he drills down to throughly illuminate each component of the financial markets, and the linkages among them. Arnold covers retail, corporate, investment, and other forms of banking; central banks; pooled investment funds; insurance; money markets; corporate, government, and exotic bond markets; equities and systems for raising capital; futures, options, and swaps; foreign exchange markets; hedge funds and private equity, and more. He concludes with insightful discussions of global financial regulation, the impact of recent and continuing global financial crises; the responses of governments; and the shape of the radically new global financial landscape.

Principles of External Auditing

Author: Brenda Porter,Jon Simon,David Hatherly

Publisher: Wiley Global Education

ISBN: 1118783883

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 888

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Principles of External Auditing has become established as one of the leading textbooks for students studying auditing. Striking a careful balance between theory and practice, the book describes and explains, in non-technical language, the nature of the audit function and the principles of the audit process. The book covers international auditing and accounting standards and relevant statute and case law. It explains the fundamental concepts of auditing and takes the reader through the various stages of the audit process. It also discusses topical aspects of auditing such as legal liability, audit risk, quality control, and the impact of information technology. Brenda Porter is currently visiting Professor at Exeter University and Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok.

Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets

A Comprehensive Guide to Trading Methods and Applications

Author: John J. Murphy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780735200661

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 542

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For both beginnners and e×perienced traders, this work describes the concepts of technical analysis and their applications. Murphy interprets the role of the technical forecasters and e×plains how they apply their techniques to the financial markets.

Corporate Finance and Investment

Decisions and Strategies

Author: Richard Pike,Bill Neale,Philip Linsley,Saeed Akbar

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 1292208570

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 880

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Taking an international perspective to corporate finance, the latest edition of Corporate Finance and Investment is a highly-regarded and established text for students who want to understand the principles of corporate finance and develop the key tools to apply it. The ninth edition has been revised to include topical issues in valuation, working capital, capital structure, the dividend decision, Islamic finance, risk and risk management, and behavioural finance. With its focus on strategic issues of finance in a business setting, this text uses the latest financial and accounting data, articles and research papers to effectively demonstrate how, and to what extent, the theory can be applied to practical issues in corporate finance.

Trust, Power and Public Relations in Financial Markets

Author: Clea Bourne

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317963954

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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The public relations profession positions itself as expert in building trust throughout global markets, particularly after crisis strikes. Successive crises have tainted financial markets in recent years. Calls to restore trust in finance have been particularly pressing, given trust’s crucial role as lubricant in global financial engines. Nonetheless, years after the global financial crisis, trust in financial markets remains both tenuous and controversial. This book explores PR in financial markets, posing a fundamental question about PR professionals as would-be ‘trust strategists’. If PR promotes its expertise in building and restoring trust, how can it ignore its potential role in losing trust in the first place? Drawing on examples from state finance, international lending agencies, trade bodies, financial institutions and consumer groups in mature and emerging financial centres, this book explores the wide-ranging role of PR in financial markets, including: State finance and debt capital markets Investor relations, M&A and IPOs Corporate communications for financial institutions Product promotion and consumer finance Financial trade associations and lobbying Consumerism and financial activism. Far reaching and challenging, this innovative book will be essential reading for researchers, advanced students and professionals in PR, communication and finance.

Private Equity and Venture Capital in Europe

Markets, Techniques, and Deals

Author: Stefano Caselli

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080962948

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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The distinctive nature of the European pe/vc environment is on display in Stefano Caselli’s presentation of its complete conceptual framework, from the volatile (its financial side) to the stable (its legal organization). A Bocconi University professor, Caselli offers a European perspective on market fundamentals, the v.c. cycle, and valuation issues, supporting his observations with recent examples and case studies. Written for investors, his book achieves many "firsts," such as clarifying many aspects of EU and UK financial institutions. Complete with finding aids, keywords, exercises, and an extensive glossary, Private Equity and Venture Capital in Europe is written not just for Europeans, but for everybody who needs to know about this growing market. Only book that provides a comprehensive treatment of PE/VC in UK/Europe, ideal for European business schools teaching professionals or pre-professionals who will work in Europe Provides a complete analysis of the EU versus US in all areas of PE/VC Contains cases and theory, providing both in one package Filled with pedagogical support features

An Introduction to Global Financial Markets

Author: Stephen Valdez,Philip Molyneux

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137508337

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 552

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An accessible but comprehensive guide to the world of finance and financial markets. Taking an international approach, the authors examine the different types of banking and markets around the world, and cover foreign exchange and derivative products. This edition is right up to date and incorporates recent events and developments in finance.

Financial Markets and the Real Economy

Author: John H. Cochrane

Publisher: Now Publishers Inc

ISBN: 1933019158

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 103

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Financial Markets and the Real Economy reviews the current academic literature on the macroeconomics of finance.

Strategic Investment

Real Options and Games

Author: Han T. J. Smit,Lenos Trigeorgis

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400829399

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

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Corporate finance and corporate strategy have long been seen as different sides of the same coin. Though both focus on the same broad problem, investment decision-making, the gap between the two sides--and between theory and practice--remains embarrassingly large. This book synthesizes cutting-edge developments in corporate finance and related fields--in particular, real options and game theory--to help bridge this gap. In clear, straightforward exposition and through numerous examples and applications from various industries, Han Smit and Lenos Trigeorgis set forth an extended valuation framework for competitive strategies. The book follows a problem-solving approach that synthesizes ideas from game theory, real options, and strategy. Thinking in terms of options-games can help managers address questions such as: When is it best to invest early to preempt competitive entry, and when to wait? Should a firm compete in R&D or adopt an accommodating stance? How does one value growth options or infrastructure investments? The authors provide a wide range of valuation examples, such as acquisition strategies, R&D investment in high-tech sectors, joint research ventures, product introductions in consumer electronics, infrastructure, and oil exploration investment. Representing a major step beyond standard real options or strategy analysis, and extending the power of real options and strategic thinking in a rigorous fashion, Strategic Investment will be an indispensable guide and resource for corporate managers, MBA students, and academics alike.

Corporate Finance (Custom Edition)

Author: JONATHAN. BERK,Peter DeMarzo,Jarrod Hartford,Guy Ford,Vito Mollica

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781488624353

Category: Corporations

Page: 666

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This custom edition is published for Monash University.

Corporate Finance

Principles and Practice

Author: Denzil Watson,Antony Head

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1292103086

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 520

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“Strikes the right balance between the theoretical concepts and their applications” Ortenca Kume, University of Kent “Written in a refreshing, crisp and precise manner” Jan Schnitzler, VU University Amsterdam In this new and fully updated Seventh Edition of Corporate Finance: Principles and Practice, the key principles and mathematical techniques are clearly explained step–by-step and put into practice through numerous vignettes which take a closer look at real-world and well-known companies. What’s new? Chapter vignettes refreshed to reflect the current economic and financial climate, along with accompanying questions aiming to deepen student's knowledge of key contemporary issues All data and tables updated to reflect current trends in key economic variables and developments in corporate finance Chapter 1 revised to reflect recent developments in corporate governance Chapter 11 updated to take account of the changes in UK anti-trust regulation Denzil Watson and Antony Head are Principal Lecturers in Sheffield Business School at Sheffield Hallam University. They have extensive experience of teaching corporate finance, managerial finance and strategic financial management in a wide range of courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and professional level.

Venture Capital in Europe

Author: Greg N. Gregoriou,Maher Kooli,Roman Kraeussl

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080466071

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

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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

European Capital Markets Law

Author: Rüdiger Veil

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782256547

Category: Law

Page: 848

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European capital markets law has developed rapidly in recent years. The former directives have been replaced by regulations and numerous implementing legal acts aimed at ensuring a level playing field across the EU. The financial crisis has given further impetus to the development of a European supervisory structure. This book systematises the European law and examines the underlying concepts from a broadly interdisciplinary perspective. National experiences in selected Member States – Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom – are also explored. The first chapter deals with the foundations of capital markets law in Europe, the second explains the basics, and the third examines the regime on market abuse. Chapter four explores the disclosure system and chapter five the roles of intermediaries, such as financial analysts, rating agencies and proxy advisers. Short selling and high frequency trading is described in chapter six. Chapter seven deals with financial services and chapter eight explains compliance and corporate governance in investment firms. Chapter nine illustrates the regulation of benchmarks. Finally, chapter ten deals with public takeovers. Throughout the book emphasis is placed on legal practice, and frequent reference is made to the key decisions of supervisory authorities and courts.