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Accounting For Investments Volume 2 - Fixed Income Securities And Interest Rate Derivatives

RRP $340.99

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While there are a number of outstanding texts on valuation of interest rate derivatives, there are hardly any that provide a comprehensive treatment of the relevant accounting principles. Venkata Subramani’s well-structured book does a great job in filling this void. For each instrument, the author first provides a clear description of the product and its associated cashflows. He then proceeds to discuss the finer aspects of accounting using detailed examples which will
definitely enrich the reader’s knowledge of the subject. This book, written by a leading subject expert, is definitely unique in its treatment and content.

Prof. R. L. Shankar
Head, Center for Advanced Financial Studies, Institute of Financial Management and Resource (IFMR)
Program Director, MBA-Financial Engineering
Chennai, India


This second volume by R. Venkata Subramani is a valuable contribution to the accounting and finance literature providing comprehensive coverage of accounting for fixed income securities and interest rate derivatives. Subramani provides a systematic and step-by-step description of, and accounting for, all the possible events and transactions in the life of the security or derivative concerned. This excellent feature makes it effective for the reader to attain an in-depth understanding of the topics covered. I am sure that this book will be greatly appreciated by users of financial statements, academics and business students.

Srinivasan Rangan
Associate Professor of Finance and Control
Indian Institute of Management
Bangalore, India


The recent global financial crisis has resulted in a thorough review and overhaul of accounting standards in order to improve financial reporting and enhance investor confidence. Although accounting for fixed income and derivative financial instruments is complex this book provides the reader with a clear and concise explanation of this intricate subject. The informative product descriptions and detailed explanations of the accounting events at each stage of the trade life cycle will be of great benefit to those who want to gain a better understanding of this intricate topic.

Loretta Wickenden
Chief Executive Officer
Latilla LLC
USA


With this second volume Venkata Subramani has structured a very comprehensive book focused on accounting for fixed income securities and interest rate derivatives. This author puts in perspective a very detailed and exhaustive presentation of the nuances of the different flavors of financial instruments and a detailed description of the related accounting events and associated entries. It becomes very effective because every example details how the life cycle of financial instruments interacts with the accounting output making this book a helpful bridge between the financial products and their accounting translation.

Jean-Daniel Morfin
Product Manager
Calypso Technology
France


Investment Ethics A Practical Guide For Aspiring Professionals

RRP $24.99

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Sarah Peck's Investment Ethics provides readers with the tools, examples, and exercises they need to understand ethical concepts and consequences in the practice of investments.

Features

Balanced, focused treatment of the contemporary topic of investment ethics

30 Cases with Critical Thinking Questions to engage students

Applied Student Projects to better apply investment theory and analysis and help students prepare for the ethical dilemmas they will face in the workplace

Complements and reinforces concepts in Investments and Security Analysis by integrating ethical issues into the rigorous and applied analysis of subjects, such as reporting risk-return measures of performance, trading practices, information and security prices, analysts' earnings forecasts, and fundamental security analysis

Integrated Appendices that review basic material in investments and accounting

Extended Coverage to complement professional codes of ethics and help prepare for CFA and CFP exams


Socially Responsible Investment

RRP $491.99

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This book integrates socially responsible investment into modern portfolio theory from a multi-criteria perspective. Socially responsible investment is a "new deal" championed by the institutional investment and bank sectors, agents that influence mutual funds and other collective investment schemes and which fear that financial strategies without ethical constraints can harm sustainable growth and prosperity. The book shows how to combine financial criteria such as profitability and risk with non-financial criteria such as the protection of the ecosystem, responsible consumption of energy, and healthcare campaigns. The book's first part presents critical issues in ethical investment, while the second explains in detail the application of goal programming techniques for SRI funds, illustrating their use in actual cases. Part three demonstrates how compromise programming can be applied in the contexts of portfolio selection and risk management. Finally, in its fourth part the book examines the application of other decision-making support methods like the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) framework, the Reference Point Method, and soft computing techniques for portfolio selection.



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