Lessons in Corporate Finance

Author: Paul Asquith
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119207428
Format: PDF
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A discussion-based learning approach to corporate finance fundamentals Lessons in Corporate Finance explains the fundamentals of the field in an intuitive way, using a unique Socratic question and answer approach. Written by award-winning professors at M.I.T. and Tufts, this book draws on years of research and teaching to deliver a truly interactive learning experience. Each case study is designed to facilitate class discussion, based on a series of increasingly detailed questions and answers that reinforce conceptual insights with numerical examples. Complete coverage of all areas of corporate finance includes capital structure and financing needs along with project and company valuation, with specific guidance on vital topics such as ratios and pro formas, dividends, debt maturity, asymmetric information, and more. Corporate finance is a complex field composed of a broad variety of sub-disciplines, each involving a specific skill set and nuanced body of knowledge. This text is designed to give you an intuitive understanding of the fundamentals to provide a solid foundation for more advanced study. Identify sources of funding and corporate capital structure Learn how managers increase the firm's value to shareholders Understand the tools and analysis methods used for allocation Explore the five methods of valuation with free cash flow to firm and equity Navigating the intricate operations of corporate finance requires a deep and instinctual understanding of the broad concepts and practical methods used every day. Interactive, discussion-based learning forces you to go beyond memorization and actually apply what you know, simultaneously developing your knowledge, skills, and instincts. Lessons in Corporate Finance provides a unique opportunity to go beyond traditional textbook study and gain skills that are useful in the field.

Real Options Analysis

Author: Johnathan Mun
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471256960
Format: PDF
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Praise for Real Options Analysi "This book is a must-have and must-read . . . Mun’s new book is a refreshing, cutting-edge look at a powerful new decision-making process . . . it isn’t often you can truthfully say a book breaks new ground, but [this book] has certainly done that." Glenn G. Kautt P>"Many books on real options can be intimidating. Mun offers a pragmatic, reliable, and entertaining guide. Complex concepts and formulas are brilliantly interspersed with well-chosen examples and step-by-step walk-throughs from a variety of industries." Shota Hattori P>"The clarity and comprehensive coverage makes it one of the best guides for all practitioners . . . coupled with state-of-the-art financial tools on CD-ROM." Michael Sim P>"Mun certainly has earned the reputation of being an expert on the subject . . . consultants, analysts, decision-makers and engineers will be all over this book and its software." Phyllis Koessler P>"Finally, a real options analysis book that is technically sophisticated enough to be useful, and practically written so that it can actually be used. It is destined to become the handbook of real options." A. Tracy Gomes

The Art of RF Riba Free Islamic Banking and Finance

Author: Yahia Abdul-Rahman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118770900
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Updated and expanded insights into Islamic banking and finance From Yahia Abdul-Rahman-the father of Riba-Free (RF) banking-comes the expanded edition of the definitive resource that offers an understanding for applying Islamic banking and financial practices. No matter what your faith or religious beliefs, the book shows how to take a modern American approach to incorporating Islamic financial principles into banking and investment techniques. The Art of RF (Riba-Free) Islamic Banking and Finance describes the emergence of a culture of Islamic banking and finance today, which is based on the real Judeo-Christian-Islamic spirit and has proven very effective when compared to 20th century models that use financial engineering and structural techniques to circumvent the Shari'aa Law. The author also reveals information about how fiat money is created, the role of the Federal Reserve, and the US banking system. Abdul-Rahman includes a wealth of real-life examples and offers an analysis of how this new brand of banking and financing yields superior results. Offers the fundamentals on Riba-Free (RF) banking Shows how to apply RF to everything from joint ventures and portfolio management to home mortgages and personal finance Reveals what it takes to incorporate Shariah Law into US financial systems Includes information on why RF banking is a socially responsible way to invest Thoroughly revised and updated, this resource offers a handbook for applying Shari'aa law to American banking and finance.

Private Equity Operational Due Diligence

Author: Jason A. Scharfman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118237471
Format: PDF, Docs
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A step-by-step guide to develop a flexible comprehensiveoperational due diligence program for private equity and realestate funds Addressing the unique aspects and challenges associated withperforming operational due diligence review of both private equityand real estate asset classes, this essential guide providesreaders with the tools to develop a flexible comprehensiveoperational due diligence program for private equity and realestate. It includes techniques for analyzing fund legal documentsand financial statements, as well as methods for evaluatingoperational risks concerning valuation methodologies, pricingdocumentation and illiquidity concerns. Covers topics including fund legal documents and financialstatement analysis techniques Includes case studies in operational fraud Companion website includes sample checklists, templates,spreadsheets, and links to laws and regulations referenced in thebook Equips investors with the tools to evaluate liquidity,valuation, and documentation Also by Jason Scharfman: Hedge Fund Operational DueDiligence: Understanding the Risks Filled with case studies, this book is required reading forprivate equity and real estate investors, as well as fund managersand service providers, for performing due diligence on thenoninvestment risks associated with private equity and real estatefunds.

An Introduction to Analysis of Financial Data with R

Author: Ruey S. Tsay
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119013461
Format: PDF
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A complete set of statistical tools for beginning financial analysts from a leading authority Written by one of the leading experts on the topic, An Introduction to Analysis of Financial Data with R explores basic concepts of visualization of financial data. Through a fundamental balance between theory and applications, the book supplies readers with an accessible approach to financial econometric models and their applications to real-world empirical research. The author supplies a hands-on introduction to the analysis of financial data using the freely available R software package and case studies to illustrate actual implementations of the discussed methods. The book begins with the basics of financial data, discussing their summary statistics and related visualization methods. Subsequent chapters explore basic time series analysis and simple econometric models for business, finance, and economics as well as related topics including: Linear time series analysis, with coverage of exponential smoothing for forecasting and methods for model comparison Different approaches to calculating asset volatility and various volatility models High-frequency financial data and simple models for price changes, trading intensity, and realized volatility Quantitative methods for risk management, including value at risk and conditional value at risk Econometric and statistical methods for risk assessment based on extreme value theory and quantile regression Throughout the book, the visual nature of the topic is showcased through graphical representations in R, and two detailed case studies demonstrate the relevance of statistics in finance. A related website features additional data sets and R scripts so readers can create their own simulations and test their comprehension of the presented techniques. An Introduction to Analysis of Financial Data with R is an excellent book for introductory courses on time series and business statistics at the upper-undergraduate and graduate level. The book is also an excellent resource for researchers and practitioners in the fields of business, finance, and economics who would like to enhance their understanding of financial data and today's financial markets.

The Little Book of Valuation

Author: Aswath Damodaran
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118064146
Format: PDF, Docs
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An accessible, and intuitive, guide to stock valuation Valuation is at the heart of any investment decision, whether that decision is to buy, sell, or hold. In The Little Book of Valuation, expert Aswath Damodaran explains the techniques in language that any investors can understand, so you can make better investment decisions when reviewing stock research reports and engaging in independent efforts to value and pick stocks. Page by page, Damodaran distills the fundamentals of valuation, without glossing over or ignoring key concepts, and develops models that you can easily understand and use. Along the way, he covers various valuation approaches from intrinsic or discounted cash flow valuation and multiples or relative valuation to some elements of real option valuation. Includes case studies and examples that will help build your valuation skills Written by Aswath Damodaran, one of today's most respected valuation experts Includes an accompanying iPhone application (iVal) that makes the lessons of the book immediately useable Written with the individual investor in mind, this reliable guide will not only help you value a company quickly, but will also help you make sense of valuations done by others or found in comprehensive equity research reports.

New Era Value Investing

Author: Nancy Tengler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471440208
Format: PDF, Docs
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A unique guide that combines the best of traditional value theory with an innovative approach to assessing value in low or non-dividend paying stocks In the 1990s, America's focus on productivity and innovation led to huge gains in technology, communication, and healthcare stocks, and contributed to the transformation of the U.S. stock market from a value (dividend-paying orientation) to a growth (nondividend-paying) bias. During this time, forward thinking value managers began to develop analytical tools for valuing nondividend paying stocks. These tools allowed them to evaluate and identify the best investments in both traditional and nontraditional value sectors. At the forefront of this movement was author Nancy Tengler who, along with Noel DeDora, developed "Relative Value Discipline," an approach-which combines two proven methods for valuing growth stocks: Relative Dividend Yield and Relative-to-Price Sales. The combination of these approaches allows individuals to invest across the investment universe regardless of dividend policies. New Era Value Investing introduces the proven method known as Relative Value Discipline by combining the excitement of developing a new investment discipline with the lessons learned through the application of this new methodology in the real world. In addition to providing an insider's look at an investment manager's experience in adopting a new investment approach, this book creates a context for understanding the transformation of the U.S. economy, and offers expert insights beyond those of traditional value theory. Nancy Tengler (San Francisco, CA) is President and Chief Investment Officer of Fremont Investment Advisors. She is coauthor of Relative Dividend Yield: Common Stock Investing for Income and Appreciation (Wiley: 0-471-53652-0). She has appeared on numerous financial radio and television programs, including CNN/fn and is frequently quoted in financial publications such as The Wall Street Journal.

Property Finance

Author: Giacomo Morri
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118764404
Format: PDF, ePub
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A unique, international approach to optimal real estate financing Property Finance is an authoritative guide to both the financial and legal issues surrounding real estate financing. Unique in its exclusive focus on the topic, this book builds from a solid theoretical foundation to provide practical tools and real-world solutions. Beginning with a discussion of the general issues encountered in real estate finance from an international perspective, the authors delve into country-specific information and set out the legal peculiarities of eight important countries (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, India, England and Wales) by asking questions of relevance to the leading local law firms specializing in real estate financing. The reader may thus consider in greater depth the problems relating to any given country and compare and contrast the positions under different legal systems. Examples with numerical calculations and contract excerpts enhance the explanations presented, and are immediately followed by practical case studies that illustrate the mechanisms at work. The companion website features downloadable spreadsheets used in the examples, power point presentations, as well as real estate news and more. Property financing entails many sources of capital, including both debt and equity resources as well as hybrid forms like preferred equity and mezzanine debt. Knowing how to work with these avenues is important to ensuring financial sustainability in real estate assets. Property Finance covers the most common issues encountered, helping readers prepare for and find a way around possible roadblocks. Consider the issues surrounding real estate lending at an international level Compare and contrast the positions under different legal systems Develop an international perspective on cash flows and financing agreements Use powerful tools to structure financing and gauge its effects on property financing The success of a real estate investment is dependent upon optimal financing, and a mere bird's eye view of the topic does not fully prepare investors for issues ahead: Property Finance provides a knowledge-based approach to real estate investment, detailed information and powerful tools.