The definitive look at Wall Street in the 19th CenturyPerhaps the 19th century's best book on Wall Street, Fifty Years in Wall Street provides a fascinating look at the financial markets during a period of rapid economic expansion. Henry Clews was a giant figure in finance at that time, and his firsthand account brings this colorful era to life like never before. He reveals shocking stories of political and economic manipulation and how he helped bring down the mighty Boss Tweed. He writes eloquently about the madness of the markets and how the era's greatest speculators amassed their fortunes. This book provides an expansive view of Wall Street in an era of little regulation, rampant political corruption, and rapid financial change.Henry Clews was born in England in 1836 and emigrated to the United States in 1850. In 1859, he cofounded what became the second largest marketer of federal bonds during the Civil War. Later, he organized the "Committee of 70," which deposed the corrupt Tweed Ring in New York City, and served as an economic consultant to President Ulysses Grant. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ax Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001655/bk_adbl_001655_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Expected Returns is a one-stop reference that gives investors a comprehensive toolkit for harvesting market rewards from a wide range of investments. Written by an experienced portfolio manager, scholar, strategist, investment advisor and hedge fund trader, this book challenges investors to broaden their minds from a too-narrow asset class perspective and excessive focus on historical performance. Coverage includes major asset classes (stocks, bonds, alternatives), investment strategies (value, carry, momentum, volatility) and the effects of underlying risk factors (growth, inflation, illiquidity, tail risks). Judging expected returns requires balancing historical returns with both theoretical considerations and current market conditions. Expected Returns summarizes the state of knowledge on all of these topics, providing extensive empirical evidence, surveys of risk-based and behavioral theories, and practical insights."This is the best book on active management ever written - and it achieves that status without mentioning a single stock or bond by name. Anyone who performs the rigorous analysis Ilmanen describes - admittedly a neat trick, since the world's most sophisticated investors struggle to do it successfully - will beat the market."Laurence B. Siegel, Former Director of Research, The Ford Foundation"Antti Ilmanen shows the way forward for the investment management profession in this remarkable book. In a comprehensive and impressive way, he combines financial theory, historical performance data and forward-looking indicators, into a consistent framework for assessing expected returns and risk. His approach is both scientific and practical, based on decades of studies and his own trading experience. With a touch of personal wisdom and humility, Ilmanen's book is a fascinating and educational journey into the future of investment management."Knut N. Kjaer, Founding CEO of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund/NBIM and former president of RiskMetrics Group"Ilmanen's wonderful book manages to be exquisitely readable while covering just about every aspect of the investment process. Filled with many, many fresh and useful insights. This volume deserves to be read and then kept close at hand - because it is sure to be needed again and again."Martin L. Leibowitz, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley, and former CIO, TIAA-CREF"Job one for any investor is to estimate asset class returns. For the first time, Antti Ilmanen has assembled into one volume all of the tools necessary for this task: for the working money manager, a unique treasure trove of analytical techniques and empirical evidence, for the academic, a comprehensive guide to the relevant academic literature, and for the consultant, a blinding light with which to illuminate performance. Expected Returns is destined to occupy the front shelves of investment professionals around the world."William J. Bernstein, author of The Intelligent Asset Allocator, The Birth of Plenty, and A Splendid Exchange, and co-principal of Efficient Frontier Advisors"Antti's synthesis of experience and theory has given us a book which fills a major gap in the literature on investing. Amazing, but true, this is the first book dedicated to the critical and challenging task of estimating how much we should expect to earn on our investments. This illuminating book, teaming with valuable insights that have never before been gathered under one roof, cannot fail to make the reader a more successful and discerning investor."Victor Haghani, Associate Lecturer, London School of Economics, and former founding partner of LTCM"Ilmanen has written a thorough and detailed analysis of one of the central issues in investing."Ken French, Heidt Professor of Finance, Dartmouth College"Investors' decisions should be evidence based. Antti Ilmanen assembles a global body of evidence, and interprets it with insight. Read this book and you will improve your understanding of the future."Elroy Dimson, Emeritus Professor of Finance, London Business School"If I could choose only one book on active management, I would choose Expected Returns. This book is extremely thorough and well researched, yet direct and to the point."Roger G. Ibbotson, Professor in the Practice of Finance, Yale School of Management, and Chairman and CIO of Zebra Capital Management
The book is aimed primarily at employees in the finance, controlling, planning and IT departments. Likewise to Business experienced IT and Business Consultant.As with most software implementations, implementing or moving to Business Process and Consolidation (BPC), an SAP application for financial planning and consolidation, requires more than just technical know-how. Although the big beneficiaries of the BPC implementation are financial planners, controllers and analysts, the success (or failure) of many other actors is influenced by the implementation of SAP BPC. It should be clear to all involved that BPC can not equate a SEM-BCS system with its professional versatility. This primarily relates to the IFRS-compliant consolidation application in the daily FAST CLOSING PROCESS in legal and management consolidation. In addition, support for the SAP application SEM-BCS is more effective than the limited support / support resources at SAP BPC.In large corporations, a combined application of SEM-BCS with BPC is performed, which is an optimal complement between actual consolidation and planning / budgeting.To what extent in the future in a cloud landscape an effective integration of the components S / 4HANA, BPC, IP and SEM-BCS respectively BOFC successfully designed the FAST CLOSING PROCESS will depend to a great extent on the know-how of the business consultant, IT colleagues, users and SAP support.This book is your comprehensive guide to setting up standard and embedded SAP BPC. Preview Real-Time Consolidation and see how to migrate to SAP BPC 10.1 to stay on the cutting edge of SAP BPC.Application examples show the handling and setting of the following functions-Implement standard and embedded SAP BPC-Set up consolidation: ownership, intercompany eliminations, journal entries.....-Standard and embedded SAP BPC-Reporting-Data loading-Forecasting, planning-Consolidation-SAP HANA-Data Manager-Migration-Real-Time Consolidation
EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS: Doctor of Management in "Homeland Security" from Colorado Tech University, Denver, USA, Master of Business Administration (MBA) in "Finance and Accounting" from Regis University, Denver, USA, Bachelor in Economics, "Financial Management", C. University of Kinshasa/Congo, Certified (C.P.E) in Taxation, The Tax University, Denver/USA. GENERAL SKILLS: International Consultant in the area of Homeland Security, finance, Management,taxation, accounting, and Audit, Studies, Analysis, Design and Orientation of the National Security Plan, Security, Intelligence, and Criminal Investigation, Management and Development Organization, University professor in the area of national security and Homeland Security, Management of Leadership, Government Policy, Anti-terrorist strategies in major public places, and Other areas: Administration, budgets and financial forecasts on a regular basis, Audit and Control, Management and Monitoring of Development and Humanitarian Aid, Innovation Analysis of Security Tactics, Emergency Management, etc.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Amber Rudd (born London, 16 August 1963) is a British Conservative Party politician who was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for the East Sussex constituency of Hastings and Rye at the May 2010 general election, defeating the incumbent Labour MP Michael Foster. Rudd is an alumna of Edinburgh University. Before entering Parliament she worked in finance, as a venture capitalist and financial journalist, as well as a recruitment consultant.
Business of all sizes have a problem: How do you know—in real time—whether you are earning the profit you need to grow or even just stay in business? And which products or services are doing the “heavy lifting” in contributing to profit? Financial statements tell only part of the story. They are backward looking, for one thing, and they generally show results only in the aggregate. Worse, they never seem to reflect the hard work you’re doing on a daily basis. As one manager said, “If I’m adding 25% profit to every job, why am I getting barely 5% net profit at the end of the year?” Improving Profit: Using Contribution Metrics to Boost the Bottom Line solves this dilemma. As this book shows, Contribution-Based Activity (CBA) measures focus on two key levers that are fundamental to the operation of any business: financial contribution and units of activity. Knowing how to use these levers gets your company off the treadmill and on your way to stellar profitability. And as the 21 case studies show, CBA is surprisingly easy to apply to businesses of all types and all sizes. What is “financial contribution”? Simply the amount above and beyond the cost of goods or materials sold that contributes to covering overhead and creating profit. As entrepreneur, business consultant, and professor Keith Cleland shows, few managers actually know the financial contribution their products and services make, nor how to amplify that contribution by incremental adjustments to one or both levers. As you’ll learn, the financial tool Cleland created, TARI (Target Average Rate Index), provides insight into each product’s value. You’ll not only learn which products are contributing the most to the bottom line, but how to unlock the profit potential in run-of-the-mill products or services. Improving Profit will help you: Restore and boost profit levels for your entire operation Relate your daily efforts to a transaction's actual profitability Focus on the two key performance indicators that can help you identify and solve problems affecting finance and productivity Help everyone in the company—from CEO to janitor—understand how their activities help or hinder the company’s fortunes Make effective financial decisions If you’ve ever wondered why your results don’t match your hard work, hopes, and dreams, read this book. As the case studies make clear, identifying and applying TARI results in a significant—and often dramatic—boost to the bottom-line.
Bookkeeping for Nonprofits Bookkeeping for Nonprofits is a hands-on guide that offers nonprofit leaders, managers, and staff the tools they need to create and maintain a complete and accurate set of accounting records. This much-needed resource provides those with little or no bookkeeping experience with practical advice in a highly accessible format. Written by Murray Dropkin and Jim Halpin, Bookkeeping for Nonprofits is a step-by-step introduction to keeping accounting records, which form the foundation for a nonprofit organization s financial reports, tax returns, budgets, cash forecasts, and grant proposals. Using this volume as a guide, nonprofit leaders and staff will be able to set up books with or without accounting software and ensure that the records meet the needs of their organization. Bookkeeping for Nonprofits is a comprehensive resource that Discusses how transactions provide day-to-day information for tracking cash balances and cash requirements Shows how transactions provide information to management and the board of directors for budgeting and other essential tasks Explains basic bookkeeping concepts, such as the accounting equation, the chart of accounts, and income and expense tracking Guides readers through the nuts and bolts of recording a transaction Provides an overview of alternative recordkeeping methodologies and how to choose among them Designed to be easy to use, the book is filled with illustrations and checklists. 'Bookkeeping for Nonprofits is the remarkable new guide for a new generation of accounting challenges bookkeepers face every day.' --Frances Hesselbein, chairman and founding president, Leader to Leader Institute 'Bookkeeping for Nonprofits provides a rare combination of consummate professionalism and clear, accessible writing. Underlying the wealth of technical information lies a great deal of wisdom. The authors have found a way to translate their enormous, on-the-ground experience into usable, actionable policies, procedures, and practices. It is a book that gives all you need to create a fiscally responsible agency with the bonus of helping you become a better manager and a wiser person.' --Peter Block, business consultant and author of Flawless Consulting and The Empowered Manager 'Bookkeeping for Nonprofits provides an excellent understanding of the practical application of bookkeeping in the real work environment.' --Ron Werthman, vice president, finance/treasurer and CFO, Johns Hopkins Health System, The Johns Hopkins Hospital 'This is a wonderful book that every bookkeeper in a nonprofit organization should have.' --Eusebio David, fiscal director, Federation of Multicultural Programs, Inc.
Precise instructions and descriptions in this book enable users, consultants, IT managers, and students to understand Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (formerly Dynamics AX) rapidly. Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, the premium ERP solution of Microsoft, is a comprehensive, nevertheless user-friendly business management solution for large and mid-sized organizations. This book provides the required knowledge to handle all basic business processes in Dynamics 365. The exercises in the book also make it a good choice for self-study. Content Basics and Technology &#8211; Navigation and User Interface &#8211; Supply Chain Management &#8211; Trade and Logistics &#8211; Advanced Warehouse Management &#8211; Manufacturing &#8211; Financial Management Target Group IT executives IT professionals and consultants for business management solutions New and current users of Dynamics 365 Students of information technology, business administration, and similar disciplines Author Dr. Andreas Luszczak is a project manager, consultant, and trainer for Microsoft Dynamics 365/AX. Apart from his engagement in numerous implementation projects, he has been teaching it at renowned universities in Austria. Before focusing on Dynamics 365/AX, he has been working as an IT manager/CIO and consultant for other business solutions (including Microsoft Dynamics NAV).
'In this second edition, Hooman Estelami solidifies his reputation as one of the foremost thinkers in the financial services sector. The book is indispensable for anyone working in the industry as it covers all aspects of consumer behavior, marketing strategy, and regulatory aspects of financial services.' (Russell Winer, Chair, Marketing Department, Stern School of Business, New York University) 'Marketing Financial Services is not only an excellent text for the course, but can serve as a reference to be used frequently well after the course work is completed.' (Alison Munsch, Principal, Insights For Actions Research) 'Both finance and marketing have been transformed in the turbulent present. Estelami's book notes these changes while emphasizing the core elements of both disciplines. Anyone, student, academic, or practitioner, will gain useful theoretical and practical insights from this book.' (Arthur Kover, Consulting Director at HCD Research Inc., Management Fellow at Yale University, and former editor of the Journal of Advertising Research) 'Estelami takes a strategic perspective to marketing while at the same time differentiating among strategy, tactics and policies. This is an insightful and highly informative book and one that is a must read for anyone involved in financial services.' (Kent B. Monroe, author of Pricing: Making Profitable Decisions) This book provides a scientific approach to the practice of marketing financial services. The book approaches the topic from the perspective of the customer. Research findings related to consumer psychology and human decision making provide the foundation for a structured approach to understanding how individuals make their financial decisions. Drawing from this analysis, the book establishes successful marketing practices for advertising, distributing, and pricing financial products and services. In addition, the book provides a detailed outline of regulations affecting marketing practices, and discusses tactical and strategic tools used by financial services companies to penetrate the market. The book has been developed for use by individual readers eager to gain in-depth training on the topic on their own, and for classroom use by instructors in business schools at the MBA, undergraduate, and executive levels. Hooman Estelami is a full professor of marketing at Fordham University in New York. He received his Ph.D. in marketing from Columbia University, and has served as a consultant to several leading financial services companies. Dr. Estelami is the associate editor of the Journal of Product and Brand Management, and has published dozens of articles, research reports, and book chapters on topics relating to financial services marketing, pricing, customer service management, and buyer behavior. He has received several national awards for his research and teaching, and his work has been published in journals such as Journal of Financial Services Marketing, Journal of Retailing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, International Journal of Research in Marketing, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Service Research, and Journal of Services Marketing. He is also the author of Marketing Turnarounds: A Guide to Surviving Downturns and Rediscovering Growth.