Intended as an introduction for anyone concerned with financial management, this book successfully tackles the subject of practical financial modelling and should appeal to managers, analysts, practitioners and students alike.
The essential premise of this book is that theory and practice are equally important in describing financial modeling. In it the authors try to strike a balance in their discussions between theories that provide foundations for financial models and the institutional details that provide the context for applications of the models. The book presents the financial models of stock and bond options, exotic options, investment grade and high-yield bonds, convertible bonds, mortgage-backed securities, liabilities of financial institutions--the business model and the corporate model. It also describes the applications of the models to corporate finance. Furthermore, it relates the models to financial statements, risk management for an enterprise, and asset/liability management with illiquid instruments. The financial models are progressively presented from option pricing in the securities markets to firm valuation in corporate finance, following a format to emphasize the three aspects of a model: the set of assumptions, the model specification, and the model applications. Generally, financial modeling books segment the world of finance as "investments," "financial institutions," "corporate finance," and "securities analysis," and in so doing they rarely emphasize the relationships between the subjects. This unique book successfully ties the thought processes and applications of the financial models together and describes them as one process that provides business solutions. Created as a companion website to the book readers can visit www.thomasho.com to gain deeper understanding of the book's financial models. Interested readers can build and test the models described in the book using Excel, and they can submit their models to the site. Readers can also use the site's forum to discuss the models and can browse server based models to gain insights into the applications of the models. For those using the book in meetings or class settings the site provides Power Point descriptions of the chapters. Students can use available question banks on the chapters for studying.
This book integrates corporate governance, corporate finance and accounting to formulate sound financial management strategies. It offers practical steps for managers using an integrated optimisation financial model to achieve good corporate governance practices which lead to lower risks and higher firm value.
Further Developments in Operational Research is a collection of articles on fields such as behavioral science, corporate planning, and artificial intelligence. Subjects in forecasting, risk analysis, and network analysis are likewise reviewed. The book discusses statistical forecasting in detail. Graphs, networks, and uses of such networks are provided. A chapter of the book covers the creation and implementation of expert systems. Risk engineering is an integrated approach to all aspects of risk analysis. It identifies and quantifies uncertainty and advances methods in order to modify associated risks through effective and efficient decisions. A review of the models used in forecasting is then provided. This section includes concepts such as hypergraphs, network flows, and tools of graph theory. The historical background and developments in artificial intelligence are also featured in the book. Statistical forecasting is presented completely. The book can serve as a useful tool for programmers, forecasters, statisticians, psychologists, students, and researchers.
As markets become more dynamic and competitive, companies must reconsider how they view inventory and make changes to their production and inventory systems. They must begin to think outside the classical box and develop a new paradigm of inventory management. Exploring the trend away from classical models based on economic order quantities to dependent demand systems, Inventory Management: Non-Classical Views comes as a just-in-time resource. Explore the new role of inventories in business enterprises This book discusses a new paradigm for inventory management that is responsive to dynamic changes in the economy. It explores: Inventory systems that provide flexibility Inventory performance measures other than using cost as a means to control inventory Inventory as a contributor to customer value creation, rather than a liability The book also examines why energy and the environment are to be considered in inventory decisions, the non-classical application of inventory management in fields such as healthcare and disaster relief, and non-classical approaches to measuring the performance of inventory such as information theory, fuzzy sets, and thermodynamics. While many factors may change, one certainty is that the global economy is becoming increasingly dynamic. Planting the seeds for new research in inventory control and management, this book outlines the evolving role of inventories in business enterprises. It explores how to create inventory management as a tool for continued success regardless of market fluctuations and economic variances.
Over the last two decades there has been a notable increase in the number of corporate governance codes and principles, as well as a range of improvements in structures and mechanisms. Despite this, corporate governance failed to prevent a widespread default of fiduciary duties of corporate boards and managerial responsibilities in the finance industry, which contributed to the 2007–10 global financial crisis. This book brings together leading scholars from North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East to provide fresh and critical analytical insights on the systemic failures of corporate governance linked to the global financial crisis. Contributors draw from a range of disciplines to demonstrate the severe limitations of the dominant corporate governance framework and its associated market-oriented approach. They provide suggestions on how the governance problems could be tackled to prevent or mitigate any future financial crisis and explore new directions for post-crisis corporate governance research and reforms.
A good business model should describe how an organization creates and delivers value, meaning that financial modelling is a vital tool for business strategy, allowing hypotheses and scenarios to be translated into numbers. It enables a company to experiment with different ideas and scenarios in a safe, low-risk environment, to consider what it is aiming to achieve, and to prioritize accordingly. Business and Financial Models provides an accessible introduction to these essential strategic practices, with guidance on using Microsoft Excel for projection and analysis. The book takes you through the process of building your model from the initial phase of formulating questions through modelling cash flow, budgets, investment appraisal and 'dashboard' tools for monitoring performance. Ideal for both small and large companies, Business and Financial Models also includes coverage of new visual thinking techniques, like Structured Visual Thinking, and how these can be incorporated into conventional business modelling.
The book analyzes, compares, and contrasts tools and techniques used in risk management at corporate, strategic business and project level and develops a risk management mechanism for the sequencing of risk assessment through corporate, strategic and project stages of an investment in order to meet the requirements of the 1999 Turnbull report. By classifying and categorizing risk within these levels it is possible to drill down and roll-up to any level of the organizational structure and to establish the risks that each project is most sensitive to, so that appropriate risk response strategies may be implemented to benefit all stakeholders. "The new edition of this book provides a clear insight into the intricacies of corporate risk management and the addition of the case study exemplars aids understanding of the management of multiple projects in the real world." —Professor Nigel Smith, Head of the School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds
This second edition of Practical Financial Modelling is vital tool for all finance and management professionals whose work involves the production and development of complex spreadsheets and financial models. The author bridges the gap between the Excel manual and financial literature with a wealth of practical advise and useful tips. The book identifies good practice and highlights those areas which are prone to error and inconsistency resulting in a refreshingly simple approach to building and using financial models suitable for novice and experienced modellers. By using practical worked examples the most effective ways in which problems can be solved are explored. Key themes include: model structure, audit formulae and functions and model use. New to the second edition: Instructive information on Excel 2007 and its enhanced modelling functions and feature; Risk controls in developing and using financial models; Test-yourself modelling problems and applied examples in every chapter; Substantial information related to reporting and charting techniques and an appendix devoted to parallel comparison of how-to in Excel 2003 and 2007. • Instructive information on Excel 2007 and its enhanced modelling functions and features • Risk controls in developing and using financial models • Test-yourself modelling problems and applied examples in every chapter • Substantial information relating to reporting and charting techniques • An appendix devoted to a parallel comparison of how-to in Excel 2003 and Excel 2007
This book contains a selection of the papers presented at the 24th Meeting of the Euro Working Group on Financial Modelling held in Valencia, Spain, on April 8-10, 1.999. The Meeting took place in the Bancaja Cultural Center, a nice palace of the XIX century, located in the center of the city. Traditionally, members of the Euro Working Group on Financial Mod elling meet twice a year, hosted by different active groups in successions. The year 1999 was very special for us because the University of Valencia celebrates its fifth century. The Meeting was very well attended and of high quality. More than 90 participants, coming from 20 different countries debated 46 communications in regular sessions. The opening lecture was given by Prof. H. White, from the University of California, San Diego. The topics discussed were classified in nine sessions: Financial Theory, Financial Time Series, Risk Analysis, Portfolio Analysis, Financial Institu tions, Microstructures Market and Corporate Finance, Methods in Finance, Models in Finance and Derivatives. The papers collected in this volume provide a representative but not com plete sample of the fields where the members of the working group develop their scientific activity. The papers are a sample of this activity, and consist of theoretical papers as well as empirical ones.
Awarded second place in the 2013 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Advanced Practice Nursing category ìFinally, a definitive financial management book geared to nursing professionals who need to know health care finance in non-CPA terms. Dr. Waxman has organized excellent authors who are knowledgeable about their topic and address the issues using real-life examples that make sense to nursing professionalsÖI am thrilled to see [that] Dr. Waxman has used her knowledge and skills in producing a book that has been on my to-do list for years.î -Roxanne Spitzer, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN Editor in Chief, Nurse Leader Now more than ever, nurse leaders must be proficient in understanding the financial aspects of health care. This unique text, designed specifically for the DNP course in health care economics and finance, is the only book to embed economic and financial concepts in the context of nursing practice and nursing care systems. It offers a practical approach to business, finance, economics, and health policy that is designed to foster sound business and leadership skills within our complex health care systemóskills that will enable the DNP graduate to improve the quality of health care delivery while reducing costs and improving outcomes. Key Topics Covered: Economics of health care ï Insurance coverage ï Reimbursement ï Policy ï Budgeting ïStrategic planning ï Quality ï Data analysis ï Ethics ï Entrepreneurship ï Marketing ï Business plan development ï Project management ï Grant writing ï Teaching financial management ï Global health Key Features: Offers multiple real-life examples Examines the economic and financial implications of evidence-based practice and quality improvement by focusing on ambulatory and acute care clinical research and quality initiatives Enables students to understand the cost of care as it relates to the quality of care and ethics Includes special section on finance for independent practitioners Incorporates critical thinking questions for students at different levels Addresses the required competencies designated in the AACN Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice, as well as those set forth by the AONE