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E-portfolios In Higher Education

RRP $274.99

This book shares the collective experience of integrating electronic portfolios as assessment tools and as instruments for life-long learning in courses across various disciplines in higher education. It enables readers to trace the evolution of e-portfolios over the last ten years and to deal with the challenges faced by instructors and students when implementing e-portfolios in their respective courses. Further, the book suggests flexible ways of dealing with those challenges. It also highlights the relevance of electronic portfolios for the needs and demands of contemporary societies. As such, it speaks to a large target audience from a range of disciplines, roles and geographical contexts within the wider context of higher education in Asia and around the globe.


Building A Portfolio Company Through Acquisition

RRP $610.99

This 17-page research report for private equity investors, entrepreneurs and management focuses on the buyout side of private equity investing. Beginning with a summary of how private equity investing has evolved into what it is today, this report gives an in depth look into the strategies for buyout investing. Using his own company as a case study to demonstrate how successful buyouts unfold, the founder of a successful investment firm identifies the common characteristics of those buyouts and the types of acquisitions that drive value for portfolio companies. Also identified are criteria for selecting the right company to invest in and ways to pinpoint potential danger signs, as well as the qualities that constitute a successful management team. Other topics include free cash flow, debt financing, due diligence, integration planning and execution, EBITDA, roll-up strategies, developing a common internal culture and company identity, board members, important valuation techniques, and the difference between small and large acquisitions. This Executive Report is written by: M. William Macey Jr., Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Sterling Investment Partners. About Executive Reports: "Executive Reports" offer focused, hard-hitting advice from the leaders of some of America's top companies, packaged in a concise, readable format. Each research report provides readers with 3 to 5 strategies that will have a direct financial impact on their business. While not meant as a comprehensive guide, each report includes quick-hit items that can immediately impact specific business strategies. Executive authors drill down to the central issues surrounding each topic area and dispense expert advice in concise, direct language. "Executive Reports" feature leading professionals selected by the Aspatore Editorial Board based on their experience, research, and standing within the professional community.


Quantitative Portfolio Optimisation, Asset Allocation And Risk Management

RRP $512.95

This practical book serves as a comprehensive guide to quantitative portfolio optimization, asset allocation, and risk management. Providing an accessible yet rigorous approach to investment management, it gradually introduces ever more advanced quantitative tools for these areas. Using extensive examples, this book guides the reader from basic return and risk analysis, all the way through to portfolio optimization and risk characterization, and finally on to fully fledged quantitative asset allocation and risk management. It employs such tools as enhanced modern portfolio theory using Monte Carlo simulation and advanced return distribution analysis, analysis of marginal contributions to absolute and active portfolio risk, Value-at-Risk and Extreme Value Theory. This practical book serves as a comprehensive guide to quantitative portfolio optimization, asset allocation, and risk management. Providing an accessible yet rigorous approach to investment management, it gradually introduces ever more advanced quantitative tools for these areas. Using extensive examples, this book guides the reader from basic return and risk analysis, all the way through to portfolio optimization and risk characterization, and finally on to fully fledged quantitative asset allocation and risk management. It employs such tools as enhanced modern portfolio theory using Monte Carlo simulation and advanced return distribution analysis, analysis of marginal contributions to absolute and active portfolio risk, Value-at-Risk and Extreme Value Theory.



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