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Corporate Author: Qatar Financial Centre.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: London : Bloomsbury, c2009.
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Table of Contents:
  • Best practice
  • Corporate balance sheets and cash flow
  • Advantages of finance best practice networks / Hans-Dieter Scheuermann
  • Allocating corporate capital fairly / John L. Mariotti
  • Asset liability management for pension funds / R. H. M. A. Kleynen
  • Best-practice working capital management: techniques for optimizing inventories, receivables, and payables / Patrick Buchmann, Udo Jung
  • Business implications of the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) / Juergen Bernd Weiss
  • Capital budgeting: the dominance of net present value / Harold Bierman, Jr.
  • Capital structure: implications / John C. Groth
  • Capital structure: perspectives / John C. Groth
  • Viewpoint: Howard Davies
  • Cash flow best practice for small and medium-sized enterprises / Rita Herron Brown
  • Comparing net present value and internal rate of return / Harold Bierman, Jr.
  • Corporate finance for SMEs / Terry Carroll
  • Dangers of corporate derivative transactions / David C. Shimko
  • Factoring and invoice discounting: working capital management options / Irena Jindrichovska
  • A holistic approach to business risk management / Terry Carroll
  • How taxation impacts on liquidity management / Martin O'Donovan
  • How to better manage your financial supply chain / Juergen Bernd Weiss
  • Viewpoint: Lawrence Phillips
  • How to manage pension costs / Edmund Truell
  • How to successfully assess a company's global treasury needs and objectives / Gary Silha
  • Integrated corporate financial risk policy / David C. Shimko
  • Managing capital budgets for small and medium-sized companies / Neil Seitz
  • Managing counterparty credit risk / David C. Shimko
  • Managing interest rate risk / Will Spinney
  • Managing liquidity in China: challenging times / Marlene R. Wittman
  • Navigating a liquidity crisis effectively / Klaus Kremers
  • Viewpoint: Zarin Patel
  • Payment factories: how to streamline financial flows / Chris Skinner
  • Pension schemes: a unique and unintended basket of risks on the balance sheet / Amarendra Swarup
  • Quantifying corporate financial risk / David C. Shemko
  • To hedge or not to hedge / Steve Robinson
  • A total balance sheet approach to financial risk / Terry Carroll
  • Using structured products to manage liabilities / Shane Edwards
  • The value and management of intellectual property, intangible assets, and goodwill / Kelvin King
  • Valuing pension fund liabilities on the balance sheet / Steven Lowe
  • Governance and business ethics
  • Balancing senior management compensation arrangements with shareholders' interests / Henrik Cronqvist
  • Viewpoint: Wim Bartels
  • Best practice in investment governance for pension funds / Roger Urwin
  • Best practices in corporate social responsibility / Alison Kemper, Roger Martin
  • Viewpoint: Stewart Hamilton
  • Boardroom rules / Adrian Cadbury
  • Viewpoint: Tim Hindle
  • Business ethics / Sue Newell
  • Corporate board structures / Vidhan Goyal
  • Viewpoint: Jonathan M. Karpoff
  • Corporate responsibility in a global world: marrying investment in human capital with focus on cost / Angela Baron
  • CSR: more than PR, pursuing competitive advantage in the long run / John Surdyk
  • Viewpoint: Jay W. Lorsch
  • Dividend policy: maximizing shareholder value / Harold Bierman, Jr.
  • Executive rewards: ensuring that financial rewards match performance / Shaun Tyson
  • Viewpoint: Bruce Misamore
  • Financial reporting: conveying the message down the line / Leslie L. Kossoff
  • Identifying the right non-executive director / Terry Carroll
  • Viewpoint: Roger Steare
  • Improving corporate profitability through accountability / Marc J. Epstein
  • Reinvesting in the company versus rewarding investors with distributions / Ruth Bender
  • Insurance and financial markets including macroeconomics
  • Viewpoint: Amjid Ali
  • Banks and small and medium-sized enterprises: recent business developments / Sergio Schmukler, Augusto de la Torre, Maria Soledad Martinez Peria
  • Viewpoint: Jacques Attali
  • Viewpoint: Jagdish Bhagwati
  • Climate change and insurance / Stephen Haddrill
  • Viewpoint: Roger Bootle
  • The crash and the banking sector: laying the foundations / Angela Knight
  • Viewpoint: Todd Buchholz
  • Viewpoint: Bill Hembrecht
  • Credit derivatives: the origins of the problem / Eric Dinallo
  • Viewpoint: Fred Hu
  • ERM, Best's ratings, and the financial crisis / Gene C. Lai
  • Viewpoint: Justin Yifu Lin
  • Viewpoint: Augusto Lopez-Claros
  • The globalization of inflation / Diana Choyleva
  • Viewpoint: Maureen J. Miskovic
  • How the settlement infrastructure is surviving the financial meltdown / Yves Poullet
  • Viewpoint: Jon Moulton
  • Viewpoint: Michael J. Panzner
  • Insurance: bruised, not crushed / Robert P. Hartwig
  • Viewpoint: Brian Reading
  • The insurance sector: plenty of silver lining to be found / Andrew Milligan
  • Viewpoint: Ricardo Rebonato
  • Viewpoint: Jim Rogers
  • Islamic capital markets: the role of Sukuk / Rodney Wilson
  • Viewpoint: Leigh Skene
  • Islamic insurance markets and the structure of Takaful / Suzanne White
  • Viewpoint: Bernhard Speyer, Norbert Walter
  • Viewpoint: Achim Steiner, Pavan Sukdhev
  • Longevity, reserves, and annuities: a difficult circle to square / Paul Belok
  • Viewpoint: Jean-Claude Trichet
  • Middle East and North Africa region: financial sector and integration / Samy Ben Naceur, Chiraz Labidi
  • Viewpoint: Richard A. Werner
  • The payment services directive: a crucial step toward payment harmonization across the EU / Bjorn Flismark
  • Viewpoint: Paul Wilmott
  • The perfect storm: why did no one see it coming? The missing piece in risk management / Nigel Walder
  • Viewpoint: Linda Yueh
  • Why printing money sometimes works for central banks / Paul Kasriel
  • Viewpoint: Muhammad Yunus
  • Making and managing investments
  • The ability of ratings to predict the performance exchange-traded funds / Gerasimos G. Rompotis
  • Asset allocation methodologies / Tom Coyne
  • Booms, busts, and how to navigate troubled waters / Joachim Klement
  • Carrying out due diligence on hedge funds / Amarendra Swarup
  • Carrying out due diligence on private equity funds / Rainer Ender
  • Viewpoint: Anthony Bolton
  • The case for SMART rebalancing / Arun Muralidhar, Sanjay Muralidhar
  • The changing role and regulation of equity research / Simon Taylor
  • Corporate covenant and other embedded options in pension funds / Theo Kocken
  • Ethical funds and socially responsible investment: an overview / Chendi Zhang
  • Forecasting default rates and the credit cycle / Martin Fridson
  • Viewpoint: Javier Estrada
  • Funds of hedge funds versus single-manager funds / Steve Wallace
  • Hedge fund challenges extend beyond regulation / Kevin Burrows
  • How stockholders can effectively engage with companies / James Gifford
  • How to set the hurdle rate for capital investments / Jon Tucker
  • The impact of index trackers on shareholders and stock volatility / Martin Gold
  • viewpoint: Mark Mobius
  • Interdependence of national and international markets: the Foreign Information Transmission (FIT) model / Boulis M. Ibrahim, Janusz Brzeszczynski
  • Investing cash: back to basics / Mark Camp, Emma Du Haney
  • Investing in structure finance products in the debt money markets / Moorad Choudhry
  • Measuring company exposure to country risk / Aswath Damodaran
  • Measuring country risk / Aswath Damodara
  • Viewpoint: James Montier
  • Minimizing credit risk / Frank J. Fabozzi
  • Mixflation / Giles Keating
  • Money managers / David Pitt-Watson
  • The performance of socially responsible mutual funds / Luc Renneboog
  • Price discovery in IPOs / Jos van Bommel
  • Private equity fund monitoring and risk management / Rainer Ender
  • Viewpoint: Peter Zollinger, John Schaetzl
  • The role of commodities in an institutional portfolio / Keith H. Black, Satya Kumar
  • The role of short sellers in the marketplace / Raj Gupta
  • Understanding the role of diversification / Guofu Zhou
  • Valuation and project selection when the market and face value of dividends differ / Graham Partington
  • When form follows function: how core-satellite investing has sparked an era of convergence / Christopher Holt
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Acquisition integration: how to do it successfully / David R. Sadtler
  • Coping with equity market reactions to M&A transactions / Scott Moeller
  • Cultural alignment and risk management: developing the right culture / R. Brayton Bowen
  • Due diligence requirements in financial transactions / Scott Moeller
  • Identifying and minimizing the strategic risks from M&A / Peter Howson
  • Leveraged buyouts and recession / Louise Scholes, Mike Wright
  • Leveraged buyouts: what, why, when, and how / Scott S. Johnson
  • Maximizing value when selling a business / John Gilligan
  • Merger integration and transition management: a new slant for finance executives / Price Pritchett
  • Mergers and acquisitions: patterns, motives, and strategic fit / Siri Terjesen
  • Mergers and acquisitions: today's catalyst is working capital / James S. Sagner
  • Valuing start-ups / Aswath Damodaran
  • Why mergers fail and how to prevent it / Susan Cartwright
  • Operations management
  • Building potential catastrophe management into a strategic risk framework / Duncan Martin
  • Business continuity management: how to prepare for the worst / Andrew Hiles
  • Countering supply chain risk / Vinod Lall
  • Dealing with cybersquatters / Shireen Smith
  • Dispute resolution: the forum selection clause / Elisabeth de Nadal, Victor Manuel Sanchez
  • Electronic invoicing in the European Union / Hansjorg Nymphius
  • Employee stock options / Peter Casson
  • Essentials for export success: understanding how risks and relationships lead to rewards / Paul Beretz
  • Exporting against letters of credit / Buddy Baker
  • Viewpoint: Thierry Malleret
  • Financial techniques for building customer loyalty / Ray Halagera
  • Fraud: minimising the impact on corporate image / Tim Johnson
  • Geopolitical risk: countering the impact on your business / Ian Bremmer
  • How to manage emerging market risks with third party insurance / Rod Morris
  • Human risk: how effective strategic risk management can identify rogues / Tom McKaig
  • The human value of the enterprise / Andrew Mayo
  • Intellectual capital / Thomas A. Stewart
  • International arbitration: basic principles and characteristics / Stavros Brekoulakis
  • Managing intellectual capital / Leif Edvinsson
  • Managing operational risks using an all-hazards approach / Mark D. Abkowitz
  • Viewpoint: Aldo Mareuse
  • Managing retirement costs / Beverly Goldberg
  • Mulitparty and multicontract arbitration / Stavros Brekoulakis
  • Protecting your intellectual property: nonregistered rights / Jeremy Phillips
  • Protecting your intellectual property: registered rights / Jeremy Phillips
  • Reducing costs and improving efficiency by outsourcing and selecting suppliers / Paul Davies
  • Reducing costs through change management / Beverly Goldberg
  • Reducing costs through production and supply chain management / Vinod Lall
  • Return on talent / Subir Chowdhury
  • Risk management: beyond compliance / Bill Sharon
  • Understanding reputation risk and its importance / Jenny Rayner
  • Raising finance
  • Acquiring a secondary listing, or cross-listing / Meziane Lasfer
  • Assessing venture capital funding for small and medium-sized enterprises / Alain Fayolle, Joseph LiPuma
  • Attracting small investors / Wondimu Mekonnen
  • Capital structure: a strategy that makes sense / John C. Groth
  • The cost of going public: why IPOs are typically underpriced / Lena Booth
  • Credit ratings / David Wyss
  • Equity issues by listed companies: rights issues and other methods / Seth Armitage
  • Financial steps in an IPO for a small or medium-size enterprise / Hung-Gay Fung
  • How and when to use nonrecourse financing / Thomas McKaig
  • IPOs in emerging markets / Janusz Brzeszczynski
  • Islamic modes of finance and the role of Sukuk / Abdel-Rahman Yousri
  • Issuing corporate debt / Steven Lowe
  • Managing activist investors and fund managers / Leslie L. Kossoff
  • Optimizing the capital structure: finding the right balance between debt and equity / Meziane Lasfer
  • Private investments in public equity / William K. Sjostrom, Jr.
  • Public-private partnerships in emerging markets / Peter Koveos, Pierre Yourougou
  • Raising capital in global financial markets / Reena Aggarwal
  • Raising capital in the United Kingdom / Lauren Mills
  • The role of institutional investors in corporate finance / Hao Jiang
  • Securitization: understanding the risks and rewards / Tarun Sabarwal
  • Sources of venture capital / Lawrence M. Brotzge
  • Understanding and accessing private equity for small and medium enterprises / Arne-G. Hostrup
  • Understanding equity capital in small and medium-sized enterprises / Siri Terjesen
  • Understanding the true cost of issuing convertible debt and other equity-linked financing / Roger Lister
  • Using securitization as a corporate funding tool / Frank J. Fabozzi
  • What the rise of global banks means for your company / Chris Skinner
  • Regulation and compliance
  • Accounting for business combinations in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) requirements / Shan Kennedy
  • Accounting for share-based payments under IFRS / Shan Kennedy
  • Aligning the internal audit function with strategic objectives / Ilias G. Basioudis
  • The assurance versus consulting debate: how far should internal audit go? / Michael Parkinson
  • Best practices in risk-based internal auditing / Sheryl Vacca
  • Classification and treatment of leases / Roger Lister
  • Costs and benefits of accounting-based regulation in emerging capital markets / Wang Jiwei
  • The effect of SOX on internal control, risk management, and corporate governance best practice / David A. Doney
  • Effective financial reporting and auditing: importance and limitations / Andrew Higson
  • Engaging senior management in internal control / Philip Ratcliffe
  • Enterprise risk management and solvency II / Andrew Davies
  • Viewpoint: Viral Acharya, Julian Franks
  • Fair value accounting: SFAS 157 and IAS 39 / Kevin Ow Yong
  • Has financial reporting impacted on internal auditing negatively? / Andrew Chambers
  • How internal auditing can help with a company's fraud issues / N. Gail Harden
  • How much independence for supervisors in financial market regulations? / Marc Quintyn
  • How to effectively implement a standard chart of accounts / Aziz Tayyebi
  • Identifying the main regulatory challenges for Islamic finance / Bilal Rasul
  • Implementing an effective internal controls system / Andrew Chambers
  • Incorporating operational and performance auditing into compliance and financial auditing / Andrew Cox
  • Internal audit and partnering with senior management / Bruce Turner
  • Internal audit planning: how can we do it better? / Michael Parkinson
  • Viewpoint: Ernst Ligteringen
  • The internal audit role: is there an expectation gap in your organization? / Jeffrey Ridley
  • Internal auditors and enterprise risk management / Ian Fraser
  • The LIFO conundrum: convergence of US GAAP with IFRS and its implications on US company competitiveness / William W. White
  • Managing the relationships between audit committees and the CAE / Richard E. Cascarino
  • The missing metrics: managing the cost of complexity / John L. Mariotti
  • New assurance challenges facing chief audit executives / Simon D'Arcy
  • Optimizing internal audit / Andrew Chambers
  • Performance reporting under IFRS / Peter Casson
  • Principles versus rules in financial supervision: is there one superior approach? / Marc Quintyn
  • Procedures for reporting financial risk in Islamic finance / Daud Vicary Abdullah, Ramesh Pillai
  • Viewpoint: Sir John Stuttard
  • The rationale of international financial reporting standards and their acceptance by major countries / Veronique Weets
  • Revising Basel II: but at what cost? / Vishal Vedi
  • Solvency II: a new regulatory framework for the insurance sector / Paul Barrett
  • Starting a successful internal audit function to meet present and future demands / Jeffrey Ridley
  • Tripping over prudence: ideas for a sensible fix for Basel II / Samuel Sender, Noel Amenc
  • Understanding the requirements for preparing IFRS financial statements / Veronique Weets
  • US financial restatements? / F. Todd DeZoort
  • What is the range of the internal auditor's work? / Andrew Cox
  • Why organizations need to be regulated: lessons from history / Bridget M. Hutter
  • Strategy and performance
  • Aligning structure with strategy: recalibrating for improved performance and increased profitability / R. Brayton Bowen
  • Assessing opportunities for growth in developing countries of micro, small, and medium-size enterprises / Montague J. Lord
  • Assessing opportunities for growth in small and medium enterprises / Frank Hoy
  • Avoiding the mistakes of the past: lessons from the startup world / James E. Schrager
  • Viewpoint: Rajiv Dogra
  • Corporate-level strategy / David R. Sadtler
  • Creating value with EVA / S. David Young
  • Enhance competitive performance via critical key performance indicators (KPIs) / Zahirul Hoque
  • Viewpoint: Frank Feather
  • Everything you need to know about benchmarking / Robin Mann
  • Globalization and regional business strategy / Alan M. Rugman
  • Growing and maximizing SME profitability without compromising ROI / Neil Marriott
  • The impact of climate change on business / Graham Dawson
  • Viewpoint: Graeme Leach
  • The impact of demographics on business and the world economy / Gabriel Stein
  • Increasing the profitability of small and medium enterprises: a practical guide / Tom Brown
  • Innovation and the path to growth, profitability, and competitiveness / John Milton-Smith
  • Viewpoint: Hamish McRae
  • Maximizing a new strategic alliance / Peter Killing
  • Multidimensional performance measurement using the balanced scorecard / Priscilla Wisner
  • Multinationality and financial performance / Alan M. Rugman
  • Viewpoint: Mike Moore
  • Profitability analysis using activity-based costing / Priscilla Wisner
  • Project planning techniques for small and medium enterprises / Damian Merciar
  • Real options: opportunity from risk / David C. Shimko
  • Risk: perspectives and common sense rules for survival / John C. Groth
  • Viewpoint: Ravi Nedungadi
  • Statistical process control for quality improvement / Priscilla Wisner
  • Toward a total global strategy / George Yip
  • Turning around financial performance / David Magee
  • Using decision analysis to value R&D projects / Bert De Reyck
  • Viewpoint: Nenad Pacek
  • Value creation: perspectives and implications / John C. Groth
  • What entrepreneurs and small business owners can do to increase their chances of success in the global economy / Neuman Pollack
  • Why EVA is the best measurement tool for creating shareholder value / Erik Stern
  • Winning commercial tenders / Damian Merciar
  • Checklists
  • Corporate balance sheets and cash flow
  • Assessing cash flow and bank lending requirements
  • Building a Forex Plan
  • Creating a standardized process
  • Dealing with financial intermediaries
  • Defining the financial manager's role
  • Developing a contingency funding plan
  • Estimating enterprise value with the weighted average cost of capital
  • The foreign exchange market: its structure and function
  • hedging credit risk: case studies and strategies
  • Hedging foreign exchange risk: case studies and strategies
  • Hedging interest rate risk: case study and strategies
  • Hedging liquidity risk: case study and strategies
  • How to manage your credit rating
  • Identifying and managing exposure to interest and exchange rate risks
  • Identifying weak points in your liquidity
  • Insuring against financial loss
  • Key components of an optimal enterprise resource planning system
  • Managing the time value of money
  • Managing the time value of money
  • Managing working capital
  • Managing your credit risk
  • Measuring financial health
  • Measuring liquidity
  • Methods for dealing with inflation risk
  • The objectives of corporate planning and budgeting
  • Obtaining and equity value using the Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)
  • Preparing a budget
  • Preparing a budget
  • Preparing a cash flow forecast
  • Setting up a dividend policy
  • Swaps, options, and futures: what they are and their function
  • Understanding and calculating the total cost of risk
  • Understanding and using carry trades
  • Understanding and using currency swaps
  • Understanding and using inflation swaps
  • Understanding and using interest rate swaps
  • Understanding and using the cash conversion cycle
  • Understanding asset-liability management (full balance sheet approach)
  • Understanding capital structure theory: Modigliani and Miller
  • Understanding free cash flow
  • Understanding hedge ratios
  • Understanding key financial terms and statements
  • Understanding the balance sheet
  • Understanding the cost of capital and the hurdle rate
  • Understanding the relationship between the discount rate and risk
  • Understanding the weighted average cost of capital (WACC)
  • Understanding yield/revenue management
  • Covernance and business ethics
  • The Board's role in executive compensation
  • Business ethics in Islamic finance
  • Conflicting interests: the agency issue
  • Corporate governance and its interpretations
  • Corporate governance and its interpretations
  • Corporate governance and its interpretations
  • Corporate governance practices in private equity-owned firms
  • Creating a comprehensive audit committee evaluation form
  • Creating a sustainable development policy
  • Creating executive compensation
  • Defining corporate governance: its aims, goals, and responsibilities
  • Directors' and officers' liability insurance
  • Directors' duties: a primer
  • Governance practices in family-owned firms
  • Investors and the capital structure
  • Regulatory responsibilities of executive and non-executive directors: an international overview
  • Requirements of the UK Combined Code on Corporate Governance
  • The responsibilities of trustees
  • Selecting the board and evaluation process
  • Sound business judgment and immunity from liability
  • The triple bottom line
  • Understanding anti-takeover strategies
  • Understanding crisis management
  • Insurance and financial markets including macroeconomics
  • Basel II: its development and aims
  • Calculating your total economic capital
  • Captive insurance companies: how to reduce your costs
  • Comparative insurance companies: how to reduce your costs
  • Comparative and international financial regulation
  • Derivatives markets: their structure and function
  • Insolvency/bankruptcy regulations in major regions
  • The interbank market: its structure and function
  • Key Islamic banking instruments and how they work
  • Key principles of Islamic finance
  • Merchant banks: their structure and function
  • Retail banks: their structure and function
  • The role of the Shariah Advisory Board in Islamic finance
  • Stress testing to evaluate insurance cover
  • Understanding and calculating probable maximum loss (PML)
  • Understanding the components of an insurance contract
  • Making and managing investments
  • Calculating a company's net worth
  • Calculating total shareholder return
  • Fund of hedge funds: understanding the risks and returns
  • Hedge funds: understanding the risks and returns
  • how to use credit rating agencies
  • Investing in employee pension plans: understanding the risks and returns
  • mean-variance optimization: a primer
  • An overview of Shariah-compliant funds
  • Overview of tax deeds
  • Structured investment vehicles
  • Trading in commodities: why and how
  • Trading in corporate bonds: why and how
  • Trading in equities on stock exchanges
  • Trading in government bonds: why and how
  • Understanding and using the Repos Market
  • Understanding price volatility
  • Understanding private-equity strategies: an overview
  • Using investment funds (unit and investment trusts)
  • Using shareholder value analysis
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Achieving success in international acquisitions
  • Acquiring a company
  • Acquisition accounting
  • M&A regulations: a global overview
  • Management buyouts
  • Planning the acquisitions process
  • Planning the disposal process
  • Structuring M&A deals and tax planning
  • Using dividend and discount models
  • Using IRR for M&A financing
  • Using the comparable net worth methods in squeeze outs
  • Using the market-value method for acquisitions
  • Operations management
  • Administering contracts successfully
  • Applying cost-benefit analysis to project appraisal
  • Applying stress-testing to business continuity management
  • Applying stress-testing to operational risk exposure
  • Basic steps for starting a business
  • Building an efficient credit and collection accounts system
  • Building an electronic invoicing system
  • Business process reengineering
  • Calculating return on investment in human resources
  • Choosing the right payment policy
  • Commercial aspects of licensing
  • Competition law: key financial issues
  • Corporate insurance cover: a primer
  • Costing a new project
  • Creating a risk register
  • Distribution agreements
  • Efficient invoicing procedures
  • Ensuring effective financial control
  • How to optimize stock control
  • Identifying your continuity needs
  • Insuring against business interruption
  • Intellectual property: copyright
  • Intellectual property: patents: an international overview
  • Intellectual property: registered designs and trademarks
  • International comparisons of company law
  • Inventory: how to control it effectively
  • Invoicing and credit control for small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Islamic commercial law
  • Islamic law of contracts
  • Managing and auditing the risk of business interruption
  • Managing bankruptcy and insolvency
  • Performing a skills gap analysis
  • Performing total cost of ownership analysis
  • Practical purchasing procedures
  • Practical techniques for commercial mediation
  • The principles of litigation
  • Setting up a key risk indicator system
  • Structuring and negotiating joint ventures
  • Structuring, negotiating, and draft agency agreements
  • Understanding and calculating RORAC, RAROC, and RAROPRAC
  • Understanding continuity insurance
  • Understanding the financial aspects of employing people
  • What is benchmarking
  • Raising finance
  • The bond market: its structure and function
  • Dealing with venture capital companies
  • Financial intermediaries: their role and relation to financial markets
  • Franchising a business
  • How to use receivables as collateral
  • Measuring gearing
  • Money markets: their structure and function
  • Options for raising finance
  • Overview of loan agreements
  • An overview of stockholders' agreements
  • Raising capital by issuing bonds
  • Raising capital by issuing shares
  • Raising capital through private and public equity
  • Sovereign wealth funds: investment strategies and objectives
  • Steps for obtaining bank financing
  • Stock markets: their structure and function
  • Understanding and using interest coverage ratios
  • Understanding and using leverage ratios
  • Understanding capital markets, structure, and function
  • Understanding debt cover
  • Understanding fixed-charge coverage
  • Using mezzanine financing
  • Regulation and compliance
  • Balancing hedging objectives with accounting rules (FAS 133)
  • The Chief Audit Executive's (CAE) roles and responsibilities
  • Establishing a framework for assessing risk
  • The EU regulatory regime
  • IFRS: the basics
  • The IIA Code of Ethics-- Key accounting standards and organizations
  • Key components of a corporate risk register
  • The key components of an audit report
  • Middle East: regulatory structure and powers
  • MiFID: its development and aims
  • Preparing financial statements: balance sheets
  • Preparing financial statements: profit and loss accounts (P&Ls)
  • Principles of financial services regulation
  • Regulatory and capital issues under Shariah Law
  • Sarbanes-Oxley: its development and aims
  • Solvency II: its development and aims
  • Stress testing and scenario analysis for keeping up with regulation
  • The ten accounting principles
  • Understanding internal capital adequacy assessment process (ICAAP)
  • Understanding impairment accounting: what it is and when it is used
  • Understanding internal audits
  • Understanding the key components of GAAP: the continuing concern concept
  • United Kingdom: regulator structure and powers
  • Using and understanding financial ratios for analysis
  • What is forensic auditing?
  • Strategy and performance
  • Appraising investment opportunities
  • Assessing business performance
  • Assessing economies of scale in business
  • Understanding decision-tree analysis
  • Understanding key performance indicators
  • Understanding Pareto's Law
  • Understanding real options
  • Understanding strategy maps
  • Calculations and ratios
  • Accounts payable turnover ratio
  • Accounts receivable turnover
  • Accrual rate
  • Acid-test ratio
  • Activity-based costing
  • Alpha and beta values of a security
  • Amortization
  • Annual percentage rate
  • Asset turnover
  • Asset utilization
  • Basis point value
  • Binomial distribution
  • Bond yield
  • Book value
  • Borrowing costs and capitalization
  • Break-even analysis
  • Capital asset pricing model
  • Capital expenditure
  • Capitalization ratios
  • Central limit theorem
  • Contribution margin
  • Conversion price
  • Conversion ratio
  • Convertible preferred stock
  • Cost of goods sold
  • Covariance
  • Creating a balance sheet
  • Creating a cash flow statement
  • Creating a profit and loss (P&L) account
  • Creditor and debtor days
  • Current price of a bond
  • Current ratio
  • Days sales outstanding
  • Debt/capital ratio
  • Debt/equity ratio
  • Defining assets
  • Depreciation
  • Discounted cash flow
  • Distinguishing between a capital and an operating lease
  • Dividend yield
  • Earnings at risk
  • Earnings per share
  • EBITDA
  • Economic value added
  • Efficiency and operating ratios
  • Elasticity
  • Enterprise value
  • Exchange rate risk
  • Expected rate of return
  • Fair value calculations
  • Fixed-deposit compound interest
  • Forward interest rates
  • Future value
  • Future value of an annuity
  • Goodwill and patents
  • Gross profit margin ratio
  • Interest coverage
  • Internal rate of return
  • Liquidity ratio analysis
  • Management accounts
  • Marginal cost
  • Marginal rate of substitution
  • Market/book ratio
  • Net added value (NAV) and adjusted NAV
  • Net present value
  • Nominal and real interest rates
  • Option pricing
  • Payback period
  • Payout ratio
  • Portfolio analysis: duration, convexity, and immunization
  • Price/earnings ratio
  • Price elasticity
  • Price/sales ratio
  • Quantitative methods
  • Rate of return
  • Reading an annual report
  • Reserve ratio
  • Residual value
  • Return on assets
  • Return on investment
  • Return on sales
  • Return on stockholders' equity
  • Risk-adjusted rate of return
  • Scenario analysis
  • Sharpe ratio
  • Statistical process control methods
  • Stochastic modeling
  • Stress testing
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