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Analytics is the new force driving business. Tools have been created to measure program impacts and ROI, visualize data and business processes, and uncover the relationship between key performance indicators, many using the unprecedented amount of data now flowing into organizations. Featuring updated examples and surveys, this dynamic book covers leading-edge topics in analytics and finance. It is packed with useful tips and practical guidance you can apply immediately.
This book prepares accountants to:
- Deal with major trends in predictive analytics, optimization, correlation of metrics, and big data.
- Interpret and manage new trends in analytics techniques affecting your organization.
- Use new tools for data analytics.
- Critically interpret analytics reports and advise decision makers.
In part 1, Carol Alexander brings many new insights to the pricing and hedging of options with her understanding of volatility and correlation, and the uncertainty which surrounds these key determinants of option portfolio risk. Modelling the market risk of portfolios is covered in part 2 where the main focus is on a linear algebraic approach; the covariance matrix and principal component analysis are developed as key tools for the analysis of financial systems. The traditional time series econometric approach is explained in part 3, with coverage ranging from the application cointegration to long-short equity hedge funds, to high-frequency data prediction using neural networks and nearest neighbour algorithms . Throughout this text the emphasis is on understanding concepts and implementing solutions. It has been designed to be accessible to a very wide audience: the coverage is comprehensive and complete and the technical appendix makes the book largely self-contained.
This book provides a broad, mature, and systematic introduction to current financial econometric models and their applications to modeling and prediction of financial time series data. It utilizes real-world examples and real financial data throughout the book to apply the models and methods described. The author begins with basic characteristics of financial time series data before covering three main topics: Analysis and application of univariate financial time series The return series of multiple assets Bayesian inference in finance methods Key features of the new edition include additional coverage of modern day topics such as arbitrage, pair trading, realized volatility, and credit risk modeling; a smooth transition from S-Plus to R; and expanded empirical financial data sets. The overall objective of the book is to provide some knowledge of financial time series, introduce some statistical tools useful for analyzing these series and gain experience in financial applications of various econometric methods.
Table of Content
Part 1: ELEMENTS OF INVESTMENTS 1. Investments: Background and Issues 2. Asset Classes and Financial Instruments 3. Securities Markets 4. Mutual Funds and Other Investment Companies
Part 2: PORTFOLIO THEORY 5. Risk, Return, and the Historical Record 6. Efficient Diversification 7. Capital Asset Pricing and Arbitrage Pricing Theory 8. The Efficient Market Hypothesis 9. Behavioral Finance and Technical Analysis
Part 3: DEBT SECURITIES 10. Bond Prices and Yields 11. Managing Bond Portfolios
Part 4: SECURITY ANALYSIS 12. Macroeconomic and Industry Analysis 13. Equity Valuation 14. Financial Statement Analysis Part 5: DERIVATIVE MARKETS 15. Options Markets 16. Option Valuation 17. Futures Markets and Risk Management Part 6: ACTIVE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT 18. Evaluating Investment Performance 19. International Diversification 20. Hedge Funds 21. Taxes, Inflation, and Investment Strategy 22. Investors and the Investment Process Appendixes1. References 2. References to CFA Questions
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Coupling in-depth coverage of essential theory with practical applications, Madura’s INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, 13e, builds on the fundamental principles of corporate finance to provide the timely information and contemporary insights you need to prosper in today’s global business environment. This best-seller introduces international finance with a focus on the important role that modern multinational corporations play in global commerce and discusses a wide range of managerial topics using a strong corporate perspective. Clear explanations, real-world applications, relevant examples, self-tests, and hands-on applications help you maximize your course success. In addition, MindTap Finance enables you to connect with your instructor, organize coursework, and access a range of study tools, including an e-book and apps — all in one place.
Table of Contents
Part I: THE INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL ENVIRONMENT.
1. Multinational Financial Management: An Overview.
2. International Flow of Funds.
3. International Financial Markets.
4. Exchange Rate Determination.
5. Currency Derivatives.
Part II: EXCHANGE RATE BEHAVIOR.
6. Government Influence on Exchange Rates.
7. International Arbitrage and Interest Rate Parity.
8. Relationships among Inflation, Interest Rates, and Exchange Rates.
Part III: EXCHANGE RATE RISK MANAGEMENT.
9. Forecasting Exchange Rates.
10. Measuring Exposure to Exchange Rate Fluctuations.
11. Managing Transaction Exposure.
12. Managing Economic Exposure and Translation Exposure.
Part IV: LONG-TERM ASSET AND LIABILITY MANAGEMENT.
13. Direct Foreign Investment.
14. Multinational Capital Budgeting.
15. International Corporate Governance and Control.
16. Country Risk Analysis.
17. Multinational Capital Structure and Cost of Capital.
18. Long-Term Debt Financing.
Part V: SHORT-TERM ASSET AND LIABILITY MANAGEMENT.
19. Financing International Trade.
20. Short-Term Financing.
21. International Cash Management.
Today’s accounting professionals are challenged to identify enterprise risks and provide quality assurance for a company’s information systems. ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 11th International Edition, focuses on three critical accounting information systems in use today: enterprise systems; e-Business systems; and controls for maintaining those systems. Students will easily grasp even the most challenging topics as they explore today’s most intriguing AIS topics relative to business processes, information technology, strategic management, security, and internal controls. The 11th International Edition provides students with the tools for organising and managing information to help them succeed and protect the integrity of their employer’s information system.
This book serves as a comprehensive guide to all the Financial Reporting Standards (FRSs) and INT FRS issued by the Accounting Standards Counci; Singapore that are effective as at 1 January 2018 (As well as FRS 116 Leases which is effective from 1 January 2019).
A Practocal Guide to Financial Reporting Standards (Singapore), 7th Edition gives extra emphasis on areas where formal guidance is ambiguous and difficult to understand. Comprehensive illustrations covering both simple and complex scenarios are provided in every chapter to provide useful guidance for practical application and implementation of the respective accounting standards.
An outstanding source of reference, this seventh Edition helps to provide a strong understanding standards both for accounting practitioners to enhance their practical working knowledge and for students looking to excel in their field of study and their future careers.
Guiding students through a complete “life cycle of the firm,” ENTREPRENEURIAL FINANCE, 6e, introduces the theories, knowledge, and corporate finance tools and techniques an entrepreneur needs to start, build, and eventually harvest a successful venture. With a strong emphasis on sound financial management practices, the text explores how to secure financing, use business cash flow models, and strategically position the early-stage company. Students also learn how to effectively interact with financial institutions and regulatory agencies that can affect venture growth and enable liquidity for investors. Drawing on real-life entrepreneurial ventures and common financial scenarios, the authors include in-depth capstone cases, mini-cases, and examples that engage students and vividly illustrate such key concepts as venture capital funds, institutional investors, strategic alliances, the role of business angels, licensing agreements, and exit strategies.
Multinational Enterprises and businesses need to be strategic in managing their transfer pricing risks and exercise control over its implementation.
Singapore Master Transfer Pricing Guide 2018/19 is an authoritative guide that provides clear and simple explanation of concepts using practical examples, infographics and case studies. It also comes with questions and recommended answers designed for practitioners and students.
This inaugural edition gets you up to speed with the latest developments such as the new Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore Transfer Pricing Guidelines (Fifth Edition) and Country-by-Country Reporting Guidelines (Third Edition) as well as Transfer Pricing Rules effective YA 2019.
The aim of this book is to provide company directors, business owners, CFOs, financial controllers, tax and finance professionals, professors and students with a solid foundation and practical appreciation of transfer pricing.
Some Topics Covered Include:
- Comparability Analysis and benchmarking
- Masterfile, Local-file and Country-by-Country Reporting
- Avoid Audits and Disputes, including MAP and APAs
- Related Party Services and Loans
- Intangible Property and Business Restructurings
- Finance and Accounting Aspects of Operational Transfer Pricing, Customs, Indirect and Withholding taxes
- Best Practices and Strategic Approach in Managing Transfer Pricing Risks
Optimization methods play a central role in financial modeling. This textbook is devoted to explaining how state-of-the-art optimization theory, algorithms, and software can be used to efficiently solve problems in computational finance. It discusses some classical mean-variance portfolio optimization models as well as more modern developments such as models for optimal trade execution and dynamic portfolio allocation with transaction costs and taxes. Chapters discussing the theory and efficient solution methods for the main classes of optimization problems alternate with chapters discussing their use in the modeling and solution of central problems in mathematical finance. This book will be interesting and useful for students, academics, and practitioners with a background in mathematics, operations research, or financial engineering. The second edition includes new examples and exercises as well as a more detailed discussion of mean-variance optimization, multi-period models, and additional material to highlight the relevance to finance.