A well-rounded guide for those interested in European financial markets With the advent of the euro and formation of the European Union, financial markets on this continent are slowly beginning to gain momentum. Individuals searching for information on these markets have come up empty-until now. The Handbook of European Fixed Income Markets is the first book written on this burgeoning market. It contains extensive, in-depth coverage of every aspect of the current European fixed income markets and their derivatives. This comprehensive resource includes both a qualitative approach to products, conventions, and institutions as well as quantitative coverage of valuation and analysis of each instrument. The Handbook of European Fixed Income Markets introduces readers to developed markets such as the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Holland, as well as emerging markets in Eastern Europe. Government and corporate bond market instruments and institutions are also discussed. U.S.-based investors, researchers, and academics as well as students and financial professionals in other parts of the world will all turn to this book for complete and accurate information on European financial instruments and markets. Frank J. Fabozzi (New Hope, PA) is a financial consultant, the Editor of the Journal of Portfolio Management, and Adjunct Professor of Finance at Yale University's School of Management. Moorad Choudhry (Surrey, UK) is a Vice President with JPMorgan Chase structured finances services in London.
A clear and comprehensive guide to financial modeling and valuation with extensive case studies and practice exercises Corporate and Project Finance Modeling takes a clear, coherent approach to a complex and technical topic. Written by a globally-recognized financial and economic consultant, this book provides a thorough explanation of financial modeling and analysis while describing the practical application of newly-developed techniques. Theoretical discussion, case studies and step-by-step guides allow readers to master many difficult modeling problems and also explain how to build highly structured models from the ground up. The companion website includes downloadable examples, templates, and hundreds of exercises that allow readers to immediately apply the complex ideas discussed. Financial valuation is an in-depth process, involving both objective and subjective parameters. Precise modeling is critical, and thorough, accurate analysis is what bridges the gap from model to value. This book allows readers to gain a true mastery of the principles underlying financial modeling and valuation by helping them to: * Develop flexible and accurate valuation analysis incorporating cash flow waterfalls, depreciation and retirements, updates for new historic periods, and dynamic presentation of scenario and sensitivity analysis; * Build customized spreadsheet functions that solve circular logic arising in project and corporate valuation without cumbersome copy and paste macros; * Derive accurate measures of normalized cash flow and implied valuation multiples that account for asset life, changing growth, taxes, varying returns and cost of capital; * Incorporate stochastic analysis with alternative time series equations and Monte Carlo simulation without add-ins; * Understand valuation effects of debt sizing, sculpting, project funding, re-financing, holding periods and credit enhancements. Corporate and Project Finance Modeling provides comprehensive guidance and extensive explanation, making it essential reading for anyone in the field.
Praise for Managing Credit Risk 'Against a backdrop of radical industry evolution, the authors of Managing Credit Risk provide a concise and practical overview of these dramatic markets and technical developments in a book that has become a standard reference in the field.' -Thomas C. Wilson, Chief Insurance Risk Officer, ING Group 'Managing Credit Risk is an outstanding intellectual achievement. The authors have provided investors with a comprehensive view of the state of credit analysis as the implications of the financial engineering revolution become fully revealed.' -Martin S. Fridson, CFA, Chief Executive Officer, FridsonVision LLC 'This book provides a comprehensive review of credit risk management that should be compulsory reading for not only those who are responsible for such risk, but also for financial analysts and investors. An important addition to a significant subject.' -Brian Ranson, Managing Director, Moody's Analytics 'This book straddles the vast landscape of the credit market, reflecting the major changes in the past decade, namely the commoditization of credit risk by sophisticated players, through the use of synthetic securities, securitization, and the application of advanced quantitative tools. I know of no other book on the subject with as comprehensive a coverage of this fast-growing field.' -Sanjiv Das, Professor of Finance, Santa Clara University 'At just the right time, the authors of Managing Credit Risk give us an up-to-date and comprehensive look at the complex, internationally connected world of credit. The author illuminates the subject with depth and delivers it in a writing style that will stimulate rather than dull the brain for what could have been a very dry topic.' -Barrett Burns, President and CEO, VantageScore Solutions LLC 'Managing Credit Risk lays out in clear terms the multiple innovations that we have seen in the credit markets including quantitative analysis of both consumer and corporate financing and portfolio management, securitization and structured financing, derivatives, and other tools. The authors, strongly and correctly, maintain that these innovations must be used by all originators and investors in credit assets in the context of a strong credit risk management culture.' -Philip Sherman, financial services industry consultant
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.
A guide to the growing importance of extreme value risk theory, methods, and applications in the financial sector Presenting a uniquely accessible guide, Extreme Events in Finance: A Handbook of Extreme Value Theory and Its Applications features a combination of the theory, methods, and applications of extreme value theory (EVT) in finance and a practical understanding of market behavior including both ordinary and extraordinary conditions. Beginning with a fascinating history of EVTs and financial modeling, the handbook introduces the historical implications that resulted in the applications and then clearly examines the fundamental results of EVT in finance. After dealing with these theoretical results, the handbook focuses on the EVT methods critical for data analysis. Finally, the handbook features the practical applications and techniques and how these can be implemented in financial markets. Extreme Events in Finance: A Handbook of Extreme Value Theory and Its Applications includes: * Over 40 contributions from international experts in the areas of finance, statistics, economics, business, insurance, and risk management * Topical discussions on univariate and multivariate case extremes as well as regulation in financial markets * Extensive references in order to provide readers with resources for further study * Discussions on using R packages to compute the value of risk and related quantities The book is a valuable reference for practitioners in financial markets such as financial institutions, investment funds, and corporate treasuries, financial engineers, quantitative analysts, regulators, risk managers, large-scale consultancy groups, and insurers. Extreme Events in Finance: A Handbook of Extreme Value Theory and Its Applications is also a useful textbook for postgraduate courses on the methodology of EVTs in finance. François Longin, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Finance at ESSEC Business School, France. He has been working on the applications of extreme value theory to financial markets for many years, and his research has been applied by financial institutions in the risk management area including market, credit, and operational risks. His research works can be found in scientific journals such as The Journal of Finance. Dr. Longin is currently a financial consultant with expertise covering risk management for financial institutions and portfolio management for asset management firms.
Set includes Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Business: With Applications Using Microsoft Office Excel ISBN 978-1-119-22097-8 and the accompanying Solutions Manual ISBN 978-1-119-22102-9 A well-balanced and accessible introduction to the elementary quantitative methods and Microsoft(r) Office Excel(r) applications used to guide business decision making Featuring quantitative techniques essential for modeling modern business situations, Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Business: With Applications Using Microsoft(r) Office Excel(r) provides guidance to assessing real-world data sets using Excel. The book presents a balanced approach to the mathematical tools and techniques with applications used in the areas of business, finance, economics, marketing, and operations. The authors begin by establishing a solid foundation of basic mathematics and statistics before moving on to more advanced concepts. The first part of the book starts by developing basic quantitative techniques such as arithmetic operations, functions and graphs, and elementary differentiations (rates of change), and integration. After a review of these techniques, the second part details both linear and nonlinear models of business activity. Extensively classroom-tested, Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Business: With Applications Using Microsoft(r) Office Excel(r) also includes: * Numerous examples and practice problems that emphasize real-world business quantitative techniques and applications * Excel-based computer software routines that explore calculations for an assortment of tasks, including graphing, formula usage, solving equations, and data analysis * End-of-chapter sections detailing the Excel applications and techniques used to address data and solutions using large data sets * A companion website that includes chapter summaries, Excel data sets, sample exams and quizzes, lecture slides, and an Instructors' Solutions Manual Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Business: With Applications Using Microsoft(r) Office Excel(r) is an excellent textbook for undergraduate-level courses on quantitative methods in business, economics, finance, marketing, operations, and statistics. The book is also an ideal reference for readers with little or no quantitative background who require a better understanding of basic mathematical and statistical concepts used in economics and business. Bharat Kolluri, Ph.D., is Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics, Finance, and Insurance at the University of Hartford. A member of the American Economics Association, his research interests include econometrics, business statistics, quantitative decision making, applied macroeconomics, applied microeconomics, and corporate finance. Michael J. Panik, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Economics, Finance, and Insurance at the University of Hartford. He has served as a consultant to the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles as well as to a variety of health care organizations. In addition, Dr. Panik is the author of numerous books, including Growth Curve Modeling: Theory and Applications and Statistical Inference: A Short Course, both published by Wiley. Rao N. Singamsetti, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, Finance, and Insurance at the University of Hartford. A member of the American Economics Association, his research interests include the status of war on poverty in the United States since the 1960s and forecasting foreign exchange rates using econometric methods.
Praise for Accounts Receivable Management Best Practices 'An excellent reference tool on how to manage the accounts receivable process for any company. The use of real-life examples makes the concepts easy to understand. I recommend the book to anyone who wants to improve cash flow and reduce bad debt loss.' -Michael E. Beaulieu, Senior Vice President, Finance Cardinal Health 'Rather than simply explaining how to get the greatest return from an investment in accounts receivable, John G. Salek reveals how companies shoot themselves in the foot when management sets policies and procedures without consideration of the impact on cash flow. Accounts Receivable Management Best Practices isn't just for credit and collection professionals who often spend more time cleaning up process errors and other corporate 'garbage,' instead of managing risk. It should be required reading for C-level executives, the sales staff, operations managers, and anybody else whose job impacts the order-to-cash cycle.' -David Schmidt, Principal, A2 Resources Coauthor of Power Collecting: Automation for Effective Asset Management 'Enhancing a company's competitive profile is all about giving enough customers the right product, at the right price, at the right time. This author's real-world approach to accomplishing this goal through the prism of receivables management makes this book a must-read for those companies looking to make their mark as an organization that cares about its customers as well as their own need to produce financial results.' -Bruce C. Lynn, Managing Director The Financial Executives Consulting Group, LLC 'I have worked with John Salek since 1992, both as his client and as a project manager working with his organization. His knowledge of receivables management . . . the technology, the processes, and the formula for success . . . are unsurpassed in the field.' -Stephen L. Watts, Manager, Global Receivables (retired) General Electric Medical Systems 'Mr. Salek has written a masterpiece on the intricacies and management of the accounts receivable portfolio. I would recommend this book to CFOs, controllers, treasurers, credit managers, and small business owners.' -Steve Kozack, Credit Manager Lennox Hearth Products 'Written by an author who has been in the trenches and cites actual examples. This is not written in theory, but from practice.' -Milt Dardis, Collection Consultant Dardis & Associates
Praise for Accounts Receivable Management BestPractices 'An excellent reference tool on how to manage the accountsreceivable process for any company. The use of real-life examplesmakes the concepts easy to understand. I recommend the book toanyone who wants to improve cash flow and reduce bad debtloss.' --Michael E. Beaulieu, Senior Vice President, Finance CardinalHealth 'Rather than simply explaining how to get the greatest returnfrom an investment in accounts receivable, John G. Salek revealshow companies shoot themselves in the foot when management setspolicies and procedures without consideration of the impact on cashflow. Accounts Receivable Management Best Practices isn't just forcredit and collection professionals who often spend more timecleaning up process errors and other corporate 'garbage,' insteadof managing risk. It should be required reading for C-levelexecutives, the sales staff, operations managers, and anybody elsewhose job impacts the order-to-cash cycle.' --David Schmidt, Principal, A2 Resources Coauthor of PowerCollecting: Automation for Effective Asset Management 'Enhancing a company's competitive profile is all about givingenough customers the right product, at the right price, at theright time. This author's real-world approach to accomplishing thisgoal through the prism of receivables management makes this book amust-read for those companies looking to make their mark as anorganization that cares about its customers as well as their ownneed to produce financial results.' --Bruce C. Lynn, Managing Director The Financial ExecutivesConsulting Group, LLC 'I have worked with John Salek since 1992, both as his clientand as a project manager working with his organization. Hisknowledge of receivables management . . . the technology, theprocesses, and the formula for success . . . are unsurpassed in thefield.' --Stephen L. Watts, Manager, Global Receivables (retired)General Electric Medical Systems 'Mr. Salek has written a masterpiece on the intricacies andmanagement of the accounts receivable portfolio. I would recommendthis book to CFOs, controllers, treasurers, credit managers, andsmall business owners.' --Steve Kozack, Credit Manager Lennox Hearth Products 'Written by an author who has been in the trenches and citesactual examples. This is not written in theory, but frompractice.' --Milt Dardis, Collection Consultant Dardis &Associates
An investment approach that unlocks the secret of marketpatterns Based on over forty years of combined author experience asportfolio managers and financial advisors, Divorcing the Dowpresents a timely framework for understanding and investing inmarket cycles. Authors Jim Troup and Sharon Michalsky believe thatthe Dow Jones Industrial Average is no longer a relevant indicatorof market performance; in fact, they feel that watching the Dow mayactually obscure indications that the financial markets are poisedto experience a boom that dwarfs anything seen before. Based onin-depth research and field-tested in their own successfulmanagement of millions of dollars in personal and corporate assets,Divorcing the Dow introduces investors to a revolutionary paradigmfor assessing the markets and making investment decisions. Troupand Michalsky's approach focuses on analyzing patterns ofproductivity as a way to anticipate market cycles and investmentpotential-and with this book they've outlined how investors canbegin to recognize these patterns themselves. Divorcing the Dowprovides investors with a new framework for thinking aboutfinancial markets and gives readers specific investment techniquesto anticipate the market's direction and identify companies poisedfor sustained productivity and long-term growth. Jim Troup (Sarasota, FL) is First Vice President, FinancialConsultant, Portfolio Manager, and Corporate Client Group Directorat Smith Barney. A twenty-four-year finance veteran, Troup hasworked with leading investment firms including E.F. Hutton andMerrill Lynch, and lectures extensively on portfolio management andasset allocation. SHARON MICHALSKY is First Vice President, Financial Consultant,Portfolio Manager, Corporate Client Group Director at Smith Barney,where she began her career nineteen years ago. She has attended TheWharton School and is the guest speaker at many professional forumswhere she lectures on investment methodology and portfoliomanagement.