Language : English
Published : 2016-05-11
Pages : 768
Applying IFRS Standards 4th Edition
The vision of the IFRS Foundation to establish a truly global language for accounting has now been realised in 100 of the world’s jurisdictions, including all of the G20 nations, and continues to generate public support from major international organisations such as World Bank, IMF, Basel Committee, IOSCO and IFAC. The wide-spread adoption of the IFRS Standards has enabled greater fluency in international financial reporting and established a global understanding of accountancy practice in an increasingly internationalised business world. An accountancy professional able to master the Standards now has the opportunity to ply their trade in any of the world’s major business centres without the need for local accounting knowledge. In collaboration with EY, Applying International Financial Reporting Standards, fourth edition, is the ideal companion for both accountancy students and accounting professionals aiming to develop a complete understanding of IFRS Standards. Authored by a selection of leading academics and industry experts, AIFRS fourth edition explains the key concepts and applications of IFRS Standards, using a wealth of insights and examples sourced from across the international business world. In addition to a comprehensive factual breakdown of the IFRS Standards, each chapter in the first three parts of the book is accompanied by an Academic Perspective, which offers readers critical interpretations designed to bring context to the often complex world of IFRS Standards. AIFRS fourth edition comes equipped with discussion questions and exercises at the end of each chapter, specifically designed to test the reader s understanding of the content. A wealth of additional learning materials can also be found atwww.wiley.com/college/picker, including: * Four additional chapters: Exploration for and evaluation of mineral resources; Agriculture; Associates and equity accounting; Joint arrangements * Instructor slides * Testbank * Additional exercises * Solutions manual * Access to the IFRS Learning Resources
Creating Value from Mergers and Acquisitions is the first book to provide a comparative analysis of the M&A scene in Europe and the US, the two most active markets in the world. Now in its second edition it continues to develop an international and multidisciplinary perspective of M&A, and considers M&A as a process and not a mere transaction. The author draws upon economics, finance, strategy, law, organisational theories to formulate a five-stage model and emphasises the need to understand the interconnected nature of these stages. The book’s central focus in on the challenges to using M&A as an instrument to create shareholder value, how M&A risks can be mitigated and how odds of success in acquisitions can me increased.
Creating Value from Mergers and Acquisitions is suitable for those studying advanced undergraduate and MBA courses in industrial organisations, finance, business strategy, and corporate governance, as well as those preparing for professional exams. The rigorous integration of the conceptual, empirical, and practical aspects of M&A means that researchers and practitioners will also find this book extremely useful.
Financial Accounting and Reporting A Global Perspective with CourseMate and eBook Access card 4th Edition
Now in its fourth edition, this respected and widely used book provides an essential introduction to financial accounting and reporting for business and management students around the world. Written very much from the ‘user’ rather than the ‘preparer’ accounting perspective, the book provides clear and comprehensive guidance on all the complex concepts and issues in accounting and reporting, together with explanation of the more technical aspects of accounting transactions. The book has a strong international perspective (being based on IFRS/IAS) and uses lots of real-life worldwide company financial statements and examples, to enable students to see how issues appear in practice.
The final word on passive vs. active investing
The debate on active investing-stock picking and market timing-versus passive investing-markets are highly efficient and almost impossible to outperform-has raged for decades. Which side is right? In The Quest for Alpha: The Holy Grail of Investing, author Larry E. Swedroe puts an end to the debate, proving once and for all that active investing is likely to prove futile as the associated expenses-costs, fees, and time spent analyzing individual stocks and the overall market-are likely to exceed any benefits gained. The book
- Presents research, data, and quotations that reveal it’s extremely difficult to outperform the market
- Explains why investors should focus on asset allocation, fund construction, costs, tax efficiency, and the building of a globally diversified portfolio that minimizes, if not eliminates, the taking of idiosyncratic, uncompensated risks
- Other titles by Swedroe: The Only Guide to Alternative Investments You’ll Ever Need and The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need for the Right Financial Plan
Investors are on a never-ending search for a money manager who will deliver returns above the appropriate risk-adjusted benchmark, aka the “Holy Grail of Investing.” The Quest for Alpha demonstrates that it’s a loser’s game-while it’s possible to win, it’s so unlikely that you shouldn’t try.