Language : English
Published : 2013-11-01
Pages : 592
PNIE Mathematics of Interest Rates and Finance
For courses in Actuarial Mathematics, Introduction to Insurance, and Personal/Business Finance. This text presents the basic core of information needed to understand the impact of interest rates on the world of investments, real estate, corporate planning, insurance, and securities transactions. The authors presuppose a working knowledge of basic algebra, arithmetic, and percents for the core of the book: their goal is for students to understand well those few underlying principles that play out in nearly every finance and interest problem. There are several sections that utilize calculus and one chapter that requires statistics. Using time line diagrams as important tools in analyzing money and interest exercises, the text contains a great deal of practical financial applications of interest theory as well as its foundational definitions and theorems. It relies on the use of calculator and computer technology instead of tables; this approach frees students to understand challenging topics without wilting under labor-intensive details.
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.
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