QFinance, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1849300097
  • ISBN-13: 9781849300094
  • DDC: 332
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
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  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released March 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Created by the world's leading finance professionals under the guidance of a highly experienced, world-class strategic panel, including Jim O'Neill, Zvi Bodie, Jackson Tai, Ian Cormack, Laura Tyson and others, QFINANCE: The Ultimate Resource is the first-stop reference for the finance professional.

Unique and authoritative with expansive coverage, QFINANCE offers both practical and thought-provoking guidance to counter the key concerns of the time-poor, information-hungry professional. This is essential reading for anyone who demands informative, high-quality information from the world of finance. The book includes over 250 best practice and thought leadership articles, including contributions from Frank Fabozzi, Jim Rogers, Javier Estrada, Ernst Ligteringen, Paul Wilmott, Aldo Mareuse, Stewart Hamilton and many more.

Also included are: Checklists: more than 250 practical guides and solutions to daily financial challenges; Finance Information Sources: more than 200 pages spanning 65 finance areas; International Financial information: up-to-date country and industry data; Management Library: over 130 summaries of the most popular finance titles; Finance Thinkers: 50 biographies covering their work and life; Quotations and Dictionary.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advisory Panel.
Publishing, Editorial, and Production Staff.
Other Contributors and Advisers.
QFINANCE User Guide.
1: Best Practice.
2: Corporate Balance Sheets and Cash Flow.
3: Advantages of Finance Best Practice Networks.
4: Allocating Corporate Capital Fairly.
5: Asset Liability Management for Pension Funds.
6: Best-Practice Working Capital Management: Techniques for Optimizing Inventories, Receivables, and Payables.
7: Business Implications of the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA).
8: Capital Budgeting: The Dominance of Net Present Value.
9: Capital Structure: Implications.
10: Capital Structure: Perspectives.
11: Viewpoint: Sir Howard Davies.
12: Cash Flow Best Practice for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises.
13: Comparing Net Present Value and Internal Rate of Return.
14: Corporate Finance for SMEs.
15: Dangers of Corporate Derivative Transactions.
16: Factoring and Invoice Discounting: Working Capital Management Options.
17: A Holistic Approach to Business Risk Management.
18: How Taxation Impacts on Liquidity Management.
19: How to Better Manage Your Financial Supply Chain.
20: Viewpoint: Lawrence Phillips.
21: How to Manage Pension Costs.
22: How to Assess a Company's Global Treasury Needs and Objectives Successfully.
23: Integrated Corporate Financial Risk Policy.
24: Managing Capital Budgets for Small and Medium-Sized Companies.
25: Managing Counterparty Credit Risk.
26: Managing Interest Rate Risk.
27: Managing Liquidity in China—Challenging Times.
28: Navigating a Liquidity Crisis Effectively.
29: Viewpoint: Zarin Patel.
30: Payment Factories: How to Streamline Financial Flows.
31: Pension Schemes: A Unique and Unintended Basket of Risks on the Balance Sheet.
32: Quantifying Corporate Financial Risk.
33: To Hedge or Not to Hedge.
34: A Total Balance Sheet Approach to Financial Risk.
35: Using Structured Products to Manage Liabilities.
36: The Value and Management of Intellectual Property, Intangible Assets, and Goodwill.
37: Valuing Pension Fund Liabilities on the Balance Sheet.
38: Governance and Business Ethics.
39: Balancing Senior Management Compensation Arrangements with Shareholders' Interests.
40: Viewpoint: Wim Bartels.
41: Best Practice in Investment Governance for Pension Funds.
42: Best Practices in Corporate Social Responsibility.
43: Viewpoint: Stewart Hamilton.
44: Boardroom Roles.
45: Viewpoint: Tim Hindle.
46: Business Ethics.
47: Corporate Board Structures.
48: Viewpoint: Jonathan M. Karpoff.
49: Corporate Responsibility in a Global World: Marrying Investment in Human Capital with Focus on Costs.
50: CSR: More than PR, Pursuing Competitive Advantage in the Long Run.
51: Viewpoint: Jay W. Lorsch.
52: Dividend Policy: Maximizing Shareholder Value.
53: Executive Rewards: Ensuring That Financial Rewards Match Performance.
54: Viewpoint: Bruce Misamore.
55: Financial Reporting: Conveying the Message Down the Line.
56: Identifying the Right Nonexecutive Director.
57: Viewpoint: Roger Steare.
58: Improving Corporate Profitability Through Accountability.
59: Reinvesting in the Company versus Rewarding Investors with Distributions.
60: Insurance and Financial Markets Including Macroeconomics.
61: Viewpoint: Amjid Ali.
62: Banks and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Recent Business Developments.
63: Viewpoint: Jacques Attali.
64: Viewpoint: Jagdish Bhagwati.
65: Climate Change and Insurance.
66: Viewpoint: Roger Bootle.
67: The Crash and the Banking Sector— The Road to Recovery.
68: Viewpoint: Todd Buchholz.
69: Viewpoint: Bill Hambrecht.
70: Credit Derivatives—The Origins of the Problem.
71: Viewpoint: Fred Hu.
72: ERM, Best's Ratings, and the Financial Crisis.
73: Viewpoint: Justin Yifu Lin.
74: Viewpoint: Augusto Lopez-Claros.
75: The Globalization of Inflation.
76: Viewpoint: Maureen J. Miskovic.
77: How the Settlement Infrastructure Is Surviving the Financial Meltdown.
78: Viewpoint: Jon Moulton.
79: Viewpoint: Michael J. Panzner.
80: Insurance—Bruised, Not Crushed.
81: Viewpoint: Brian Reading.
82: The Insurance Sector: Plenty of Silver Lining to Be Found.
83: Viewpoint: Ricardo Rebonato.
84: Viewpoint: Jim Rogers.
85: Islamic Capital Markets: The Role of Sukuk.
86: Viewpoint: Leigh Skene.
87: Islamic Insurance Markets and the Structure of Takaful.
88: Viewpoint: Bernhard Speyer and Norbert Walter.
89: Viewpoint: Achim Steiner and Pavan Sukhdev.
90: Longevity, Reserves, and Annuities—A Difficult Circle to Square.
91: Viewpoint: Jean-Claude Trichet.
92: Middle East and North Africa Region: Financial Sector and Integration.
93: Viewpoint: Richard A. Werner.
94: The Payment Services Directive: A Crucial Step Toward Payment Harmonization Across the EU.
95: Viewpoint: Paul Wilmott.
96: The Perfect Storm—Why Did No One See It Coming? The Missing Piece in Risk Management.
97: Viewpoint: Linda Yueh.
98: Why Printing Money Sometimes Works for Central Banks.
99: Viewpoint: Muhammad Yunus.
100: Making and Managing Investments.
101: The Ability of Ratings to Predict the Performance of Exchange-Traded Funds.
102: Asset Allocation Methodologies.
103: Booms, Busts, and How to Navigate Troubled Waters.
104: Carrying Out Due Diligence on Hedge Funds.
105: Carrying Out Due Diligence on Private Equity Funds.
106: Viewpoint: Anthony Bolton.
107: The Case for SMART Rebalancing.
108: The Changing Role and Regulation of Equity Research.
109: Corporate Covenant and Other Embedded Options in Pension Funds.
110: Ethical Funds and Socially Responsible Investment: An Overview.
111: Forecasting Default Rates and the Credit Cycle.
112: Viewpoint: Javier Estrada.
113: Funds of Hedge Funds versus Single-Manager Funds.
114: Hedge Fund Challenges Extend Beyond Regulation.
115: How Stockholders Can Effectively Engage With Companies.
116: How to Set the Hurdle Rate for Capital Investments.
117: The Impact of Index Trackers on Shareholders and Stock Volatility.
118: Viewpoint: Mark Mobius.
119: Interdependence of National and International Markets: The Foreign Information Transmission (FIT) Model.
120: Investing Cash: Back to Basics.
121: Investing in Structured Finance Products in the Debt Money Markets.
122: Measuring Company Exposure to Country Risk.
123: Measuring Country Risk.
124: Viewpoint: James Montier.
125: Minimizing Credit Risk.
126: Mixflation.
127: Money Managers.
128: The Performance of Socially Responsible Mutual Funds.
129: Price Discovery in IPOs.
130: Private Equity Fund Monitoring and Risk Management.
131: Viewpoint: Peter Zollinger and John Schaetzl.
132: The Role of Commodities in an Institutional Portfolio.
133: The Role of Short Sellers in the Marketplace.
134: Understanding the Role of Diversification.
135: Valuation and Project Selection When the Market and Face Value of Dividends Differ.
136: When Form Follows Function: How Core–Satellite Investing Has Sparked an Era of Convergence.
137: Mergers and Acquisitions.
138: Acquisition Integration: How to Do It Successfully.
139: Coping with Equity Market Reactions to M&A Transactions.
140: Cultural Alignment and Risk Management: Developing the Right Culture.
141: Due Diligence Requirements in Financial Transactions.
142: Identifying and Minimizing the Strategic Risks from M&A.
143: Leveraged Buyouts and Recession.
144: Leveraged Buyouts: What, Why, When, and How.
145: Maximizing Value when Selling a Business.
146: Merger Integration and Transition Management: A New Slant for Finance Executives.
147: Mergers and Acquisitions: Patterns, Motives, and Strategic Fit.
148: Mergers and Acquisitions: Today's Catalyst Is Working Capital.
149: Valuing Start-Ups.
150: Why Mergers Fail and How to Prevent It.
151: Operations Management.
152: Building Potential Catastrophe Management into a Strategic Risk Framework.
153: Business Continuity Management: How to Prepare for the Worst.
154: Countering Supply Chain Risk.
155: Dealing with Cybersquatters.
156: Dispute Resolution: The Forum Selection Clause.
157: Electronic Invoicing in the European Union.
158: Employee Stock Options.
159: Essentials for Export Success: Understanding How Risks and Relationships Lead to Rewards.
160: Exporting Against Letters of Credit.
161: Viewpoint: Thierry Malleret.
162: Financial Techniques for Building Customer Loyalty.
163: Fraud: Minimizing the Impact on Corporate Image.
164: Political Risk: Countering the Impact on Your Business.
165: How to Manage Emerging Market Risks with Third Party Insurance.
166: Human Risk: How Effective Strategic Risk Management Can Identify Rogues.
167: The Human Value of the Enterprise.
168: Intellectual Capital.
169: International Arbitration: Basic Principles and Characteristics.
170: Managing Intellectual Capital.
171: Managing Operational Risks Using an All-Hazards Approach.
172: Viewpoint: Aldo Mareuse.
173: Managing Retirement Costs.
174: Multiparty and Multicontract Arbitration.
175: Protecting Your Intellectual Property—Nonregistered Rights.
176: Protecting Your Intellectual Property—Registered Rights.
177: Reducing Costs and Improving Efficiency by Outsourcing and Selecting Suppliers.
178: Reducing Costs through Change Management.
179: Reducing Costs through Production and Supply Chain Management.
180: Return on Talent.
181: Risk Management: Beyond Compliance.
182: Understanding Reputation Risk and Its Importance.
183: Raising Finance.
184: Acquiring a Secondary Listing, or Cross-Listing.
185: Assessing Venture Capital Funding for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises.
186: Attracting Small Investors.
187: Capital Structure: A Strategy that Makes Sense.
188: The Cost of Going Public: Why IPOs Are Typically Underpriced.
189: Credit Ratings.