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Consequences of Language Misuse

Resource type: Articles, Topics: Corporate Finance
Understand how errors in processing quantitative analysis can come from the misuse of language.
Date: 06 Jan 2012

The Mislaid File: a Case Study

Resource type: Articles, Topics: Corporate Finance
Corporate/Lender relationships span over large vistas of time. It is therefore not surprising that on occasion important documents become accidentally lost, destroyed or mislaid. What are the repercussions? Consider the following scenario.
Date: 26 Jun 2017

The Seven Immutable Laws of Investing

Resource type: Articles, Topics: Investment Management
Valuation is the closest thing to the law of gravity that we have in finance. It is the primary determinant of long‐term returns. However, the objective of investment (in general) is not to buy at fair value, but to purchase with a margin of safety.
Date: 10 Jul 2017

Insurance Linked Strategies for Pension Funds

Resource type: Articles, Topics: Investment Management
The following gives some feedback concerning ILS Investment for an institutional investor and answers several of the most current questions of interest to new investors to the asset class.
Date: 04 Aug 2017

Top Tips to Better Negociation

Resource type: Articles, Topics: Skills Tips
Sean Sidney gives you his best tips to reach a win-win outcome in every negotiation.
Date: 19 Sep 2017

The 15-Minute Coach: Coaching for Great Work

Resource type: Articles, Topics: Skills Tips
“Do more coaching” is easy in theory and difficult in practice for the time-stretched manager. A recent study found that, even with managers trained in coaching skills, fewer than 25% of people receiving coaching said it was having a significant impact on either performance or satisfaction.
Date: 19 Sep 2017

Equity Bridge Financing

Resource type: Articles, Topics: Project finance
There is an increasing trend in project financings for Sponsors to defer their capital contribution to the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) by having the SPV raise 100% debt financing during the construction phase of the project. At practical completion, the equity component of the long-term arrangements (say 30%, for example) is then subscribed. But does this deliver a higher value outcome for the Sponsor, if all other factors are the same?
Date: 06 Nov 2017

An Interview with David Gyori, Blockchain in Banking Trainer

Resource type: Articles, Topics: FinTech
DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology) is coming and it is coming fast. We can’t stop it, we can’t even slow it down, the only thing we can do is to learn it and win it.
Date: 25 Jan 2018

The 10 Key Ways to Use Blockchain in Banking

Resource type: Articles, Topics: FinTech
This report introduces the reader to the ‘B L O C K C H A I N in Banking Model’ which attributes one initial letter to each of the 10 key ways to use Blockchain in Banking. The ‘B L O C K C H A I N in Banking Model’ expresses the high degree of complexity with which DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology) is attached and associated to financial services.
Date: 20 Feb 2018

New Merger Boom, New Financial Analytical Imperatives

Resource type: Articles, Topics: Corporate Finance
This article summarises some key points of interest from the authors’ book "Masterminding the Deal: Breakthroughs in M&A Strategy & Analysis".
Date: 19 Apr 2018

Learn the Language of Project Finance

Resource type: Articles, Topics: Project finance
Are you confident with all your Project Finance terminology? Review our glossary.
Date: 03 May 2018

Addressing Tail Risk within FRTB

Resource type: Articles, Topics: Risk Management
This paper examines some pivotal concepts that are provided in the risk calculation methodology within the FRTB documentation provided by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS).
Date: 05 Jun 2018

Lehman Brothers: A Case Study in Asset& Liability Management

Resource type: Articles, Topics: Risk Management
In many ways, Lehman Brothers serves as an iconic example of what went wrong with our financial system in the years leading up to the crisis. These deficiencies were not limited to Lehman. Rather, they were widespread and far-reaching problems in the basic structure of our financial system
Date: 05 Jun 2018

How to Value an Agribusiness

Resource type: Articles, Topics: Corporate Finance
Whatever valuation methods theoretically suggest should be its value, an agribusiness, like anything else, is only worth what is paid for it.
Date: 05 Jul 2018

Risk Management Post-Brexit

Resource type: Webinar, Topics: Risk Management, Brexit
Clive Corcoran and Andrew Street in conversation about one of the main reasons the risk landscape demands extra analysis: what happens after Brexit.
Date: 27 Sep 2018