Frontiers of Risk Management

Key Issues and Solutions

Author: Dennis W. Cox

Publisher: Euromoney Books

ISBN: 9781843742722

Category: Financial services industry

Page: 287

View: 8850

Looking at the entire spectrum of financial services risk management, this practical guide identifies the key current issues and the solutions adopted by firms.

Frontiers of Risk Management, Volume I

Key Issues and Solutions

Author: Dennis Cox

Publisher: Business Expert Press

ISBN: 1947098470

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 6828

Frontiers of Risk Management was developed as a text to look at how risk management would develop in the light of Basel II. With an objective of being 10 years ahead of its time, the contributors have actually had even greater foresight. What is clear is that risk management still faces the same challenges as it did ten years ago. With a series of experts considering financial services risk management in each of its key areas, this book enables the reader to appreciate a practitioners view of the challenges that are faced in practice identifying where appropriate suitable opportunities.

New Frontiers in Enterprise Risk Management

Author: David L. Olson,Desheng Wu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540786429

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

View: 5359

Risk management has become a critical part of doing business in the twenty-first century. This book is a collection of material about enterprise risk management, and the role of risk in decision making. Part I introduces the topic of enterprise risk management. Part II presents enterprise risk management from perspectives of finance, accounting, insurance, supply chain operations, and project management. Technology tools are addressed in Part III, including financial models of risk as well as accounting aspects, using data envelopment analysis, neural network tools for credit risk evaluation, and real option analysis applied to information techn- ogy outsourcing. In Part IV, three chapters present enterprise risk management experience in China, including banking, chemical plant operations, and information technology. Lincoln, USA David L. Olson Toronto, Canada Desheng Wu February 2008 v Contents Part I Preliminary 1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 David L. Olson & Desheng Wu 2 The Human Reaction to Risk and Opportunity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 David R. Koenig Part II ERM Perspectives 3 Enterprise Risk Management: Financial and Accounting Perspectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Desheng Wu & David L. Olson 4 An Empirical Study on Enterprise Risk Management in Insurance . . 39 Madhusudan Acharyya 5 Supply Chain Risk Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 David L. Olson & Desheng Wu 6 Two Polar Concept of Project Risk Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Seyed Mohammad Seyedhoseini, Siamak Noori & Mohammed AliHatefi Part III ERM Technologies 7 The Mathematics of Risk Transfer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Marcos Escobar & Luis Seco 8 Stable Models in Risk Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics II

Author: Susan Gourvenec,David White

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203830075

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 934

View: 3299

Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics II comprises the Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics (ISFOG), organised by the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS) and held at the University of Western Australia (UWA), Perth from 8 10 November 2010. The volume addresses current and emerging challenges

Advancing the Frontiers of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

Author: Jean Jobin,Francois Maltais,Paul Poirier,Pierre LeBlanc,Clermont Simard

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736042161

Category: Medical

Page: 263

View: 2244

Advancing the Frontiers of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitationtests the limits of traditional thinking in the field and challenges readers to integrate their practices into comprehensive disease treatment programs. The 11-part text contains 30 chapters written by some of the world's most renowned scholars, researchers, and clinicians in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. It offersreaders both a broad overview of the field and an in-depth analysis of contemporary issues facing practitioners. An outstanding team of editors--Jean Jobin, PhD; Francois Maltais, MD; Paul Poirier, MD; Pierre LeBlanc, MD; and Clermont Simard, PhD--expertly introduces and summarizes the book's contents. Thought-provoking scholarly papers from an international symposium on advancing services in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation have been edited into book format, making the text a readable, credible, and highly relevant reference. The up-to-date text addresses service organization, pharmacological treatments, new technologies, home rehabilitation programs, integration of community-based programs and rehabilitation services, screening criteria for rehabilitation, integration of unconventional approaches and psychosocial services, and exercise prescription. The text features the following: -Clear and compelling arguments about combining cardiac and pulmonary services to reduce costs and improve services -A rich blend of experience and insight from international authors and presenters -Comprehensive information that is of current interest and expertly balanced with historical perspective Advancing the Frontiers of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitationis an essential reference for professionals in the field.

International Conference on Frontiers of Energy, Environmental Materials and Civil Engineering (FEEMCE 2013)

Author: Roger D. W. Zheng

Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc

ISBN: 1605951420

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 868

View: 9401

The main objective of FEEMCE 2013 is to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academicians as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in Energy, Environmental Materials and Civil Engineering. This conference provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration.

Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research

Proceedings of the ... Annual Entrepreneurship Research Conference

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Entrepreneurship

Page: N.A

View: 3069

Frontiers of Business, Management and Economics

An Interdisciplinary Collection of Managerial Research Findings and Breakthroughs

Author: Mehran Nejati

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 161233265X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 414

View: 4614

This edited book is a compilation of research studies conducted in the areas of business, management and economics. These cutting-edge articles will be of interest to researchers, academics, and business managers.

The frontiers of project management research

Author: Dennis P. Slevin,Jeffrey K. Pinto,David I. Cleland,Project Management Institute

Publisher: Project Management Inst

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 503

View: 4042

Whatever your project management interests or informational needs, The Frontiers of Project Management Research offers you stimulating ideas for tomorrow and innovative approaches from today, all at your fingertips.

Frontiers of Modern Asset Allocation

Author: Paul D. Kaplan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111817299X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 1614

Innovative approaches to putting asset allocation intopractice Building on more than 15 years of asset-allocation research,Paul D. Kaplan, who led the development of the methodologies behindthe Morningstar Rating(TM) and the Morningstar Style Box(TM),tackles key challenges investor professionals face when puttingasset-allocation theory into practice. This book addresses commonissues such as: How should asset classes be defined? Should equities be divided into asset classes based oninvestment style, geography, or other factors? Should asset classes be represented by market-cap-weightedindexes or should other principles, such as fundamental weights, beused? How do actively managed funds fit into asset-class mixes? Kaplan also interviews industry luminaries who have greatlyinfluenced the evolution of asset allocation, including HarryMarkowitz, Roger Ibbotson, and the late Benoit Mandelbrot.Throughout the book, Kaplan explains allocation theory, creates newstrategies, and corrects common misconceptions, offering originalinsights and analysis. He includes three appendices that put theoryinto action with technical details for new asset-allocationframeworks, including the next generation of portfolio constructiontools, which Kaplan dubs "Markowitz 2.0."

International Political Risk Management

Exploring New Frontiers

Author: Theodore H. Moran

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821348345

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 241

View: 7060

The purpose of this report is to present the ideas and experiences of some of the most distinguished practitioners from the investor, financial, and investment insurance communities in the world. To assist the reader, this volume's editor provides a brief overview to introduce each of the separate topics. Topics focus on the multiple pledge-of-shares problem; the preferred creditor status; breach of contract coverage in infrastructure projects, and OPIC modified expropriation coverage (using an Indonesian case study); securitizing political risk insurance; and cooperation, competition, and the "science of pricing" in the political risk insurance marketplace. -- Publisher description.

Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Frontiers of Intelligent Computing: Theory and Applications (FICTA) 2014

Author: Suresh Chandra Satapathy,Bhabendra Narayan Biswal,Siba K. Udgata,J.K. Mandal

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319119338

Category: Computers

Page: 852

View: 5490

This volume contains 95 papers presented at FICTA 2014: Third International Conference on Frontiers in Intelligent Computing: Theory and Applications. The conference was held during 14-15, November, 2014 at Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. This volume contains papers mainly focused on Data Warehousing and Mining, Machine Learning, Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing, AI, E-commerce & Distributed Computing and Soft Computing, Evolutionary Computing, Bio-inspired Computing and its Applications.

Frontiers of Governance

The OECD and Global Public Management Reform

Author: L. Pal

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230369014

Category: Political Science

Page: 283

View: 5813

The first detailedanalysis of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) influence on global public sector reform. Based on extensive interviews and internal documents, this book explores the evolution of the OECD's approach to governance issues over the last 50 years and what its future agenda should be.

Frontiers of Research in Economic Theory

The Nancy L. Schwartz Memorial Lectures, 1983-1997

Author: J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521635387

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

View: 2674

'Leading economists presenting fundamentally important issues in economic theory' is the theme of the Nancy Schwartz lectures series held annually at the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management of Northwestern University. Reporting on lectures delivered in the years 1983 through 1997, this collection of essays discusses economic behavior at the individual and group level and the implications to the performance of economic systems. Using non-technical language, the speakers present theoretical, experimental, and empirical analysis of decision making under uncertainty and under full and bounded rationality, the influence of economic incentives and habits, and the effects of learning and evolution on dynamic choice. Perfect competition, economic development, social insurance and social mobility, and negotiation and economic survival, are major economic subjects analyzed through our understanding of economic behavior.

The Network Challenge (Chapter 25)

Network-Based Strategies and Competencies for Political and Social Risk Management

Author: Witold J. Henisz

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0137015550

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 22

View: 1290

From oil companies seeking rights to drill to consumer products firms attempting to forestall a consumer boycott, organizations often seek to influence political or social policy to achieve their own objectives. But to exert this influence, they need to understand the structure of political and social networks. In this chapter, Witold Henisz examines how information about the structure of political and social networks can be integrated into data acquisition and analysis, as well as strategy implementation. Although sophisticated companies have long relied on an informal understanding of networks of informants to gather information about social and political actors at home and abroad, the analysis of the information and design of an influence strategy has too often occurred without reference to that structure. As Henisz points out, a more rigorous approach to analysis is transforming political and social risk management from art to quasi-formal science. This chapter outlines the past, present, and future frontiers of political and social risk management with particular attention to using an understanding of the network structure of diverse actors in perceiving, analyzing, and influencing the political and social environment.

Frontiers in Credit Risk

Concepts and Techniques for Applied Credit Risk Measurement

Author: Gordian Gaeta,Shamez Alibhai,Justin Hingorani

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471479062

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 500

View: 7349

Credit risk evaluation is as old as commerce itself. Processes have been refined over centuries based on cumulative experience, judgment and learning. The rapid development of financial markets however has tested the limits of the traditional approach as highly publicized credit losses and huge non-performing loans across the globe well document. Distress among many credit professionals and regulators prevails. This book describes a different and unemotional approach to credit risk evaluation. Based on abstract and objective credit models, the concept of credit risk measurement is introduced through a range of theoretical and practical perspectives. From making a case for credit risk measurement as a complement to the more traditional approaches to credit risk management, the book covers validation, applications and new areas of credit risk management. Contributions by leading academics, practitioners and consultants provide for scholars and credit risk professionals but also less mathematically inclined readers or interested parties, a wide spectrum of ideas and concepts for developing and improving their own viewpoint, processes and approaches. A demo-CD of one particular model is included for practical testing and playing with applied credit risk measurement concepts.

Handbook of Quantitative Finance and Risk Management

Author: Cheng-Few Lee,John Lee

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387771175

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1716

View: 7070

Quantitative finance is a combination of economics, accounting, statistics, econometrics, mathematics, stochastic process, and computer science and technology. Increasingly, the tools of financial analysis are being applied to assess, monitor, and mitigate risk, especially in the context of globalization, market volatility, and economic crisis. This two-volume handbook, comprised of over 100 chapters, is the most comprehensive resource in the field to date, integrating the most current theory, methodology, policy, and practical applications. Showcasing contributions from an international array of experts, the Handbook of Quantitative Finance and Risk Management is unparalleled in the breadth and depth of its coverage. Volume 1 presents an overview of quantitative finance and risk management research, covering the essential theories, policies, and empirical methodologies used in the field. Chapters provide in-depth discussion of portfolio theory and investment analysis. Volume 2 covers options and option pricing theory and risk management. Volume 3 presents a wide variety of models and analytical tools. Throughout, the handbook offers illustrative case examples, worked equations, and extensive references; additional features include chapter abstracts, keywords, and author and subject indices. From "arbitrage" to "yield spreads," the Handbook of Quantitative Finance and Risk Management will serve as an essential resource for academics, educators, students, policymakers, and practitioners.

Frontiers in Pension Finance

Author: Dirk Broeders,Sylvester C. W. Eijffinger,Aerdt C. F. J. Houben

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1847209920

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 3325

In this fresh and valuable volume, experts from across the world provide guidance on pension design, risk management, and governance that is urgently needed in this rapidly changing pension environment. Aging populations are putting pressure on pay-as-you-go pension systems and spurring a shift to prefunded plans. Greater prefunding requires efficient risk management and judicious regulation and supervision. This book provides state-of-the-art analyses of these issues and should be required reading for scholars, practitioners, and anyone interested in the future of pensions. Alicia H. Munnell, Boston College Carroll School of Management and Center for Retirement Research, US How to deliver adequate pension benefits at reasonable costs is a huge challenge confronting our ageing societies. This book delivers a comprehensive overview of the latest insights into pension finance, pension system design, pension governance and risk based supervision. It combines state-of-the-art analyses with innovative policy proposals to increase the efficiency and resilience of pension systems and to advance these systems contribution to global financial stability. Renowned pension experts offer cutting-edge guidance for future decision making and the development of best practices. This exciting exploration of the frontiers in pension finance highlights key aspects of securing long term retirement provisions. Frontiers in Pension Finance will be of interest to a wide-ranging audience, especially academic researchers, pension practitioners, supervisors and public sector policymakers.

Frontiers of Environmental Input-Output Analysis

Author: Shigemi Kagawa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136651217

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 6652

Input-Output Analysis (IOA) is widely used in the field of ecological economics, industrial ecology, and environmental sciences. Industrial Ecology (IE) and Ecological Economics (EE) are promising and growing fields. IOA plays a crucial role in analyzing the related environmental and resource issues and providing quantitative information to many research questions and policy implications. The major aim of this book is to provide not only a comprehensive overview of environmental IOA from 1930s to the present but also the frontiers of environmental IOA including energy structural decomposition analysis, spatial energy structural decomposition analysis, multi-regional waste make-use analysis, augmented waste input-output analysis, dynamic structural decomposition analysis with product lifetime distributions, and endogenous input-output analysis with product lifetime distributions to professionals, practitioners, and students. This book presents a novel dynamic structural decomposition analysis to evaluate the effects of the product lifetime shifts and structural changes such as technological changes and final demand shifts on the life cycle energy consumptions. It also contributes to modelling a simple social accounting method with cumulative product lifetime distributions and argues how product lifetime extension affects energy consumptions and income flow throughout the entire economic system. The book demonstrates the author’s expertise in IOA and is an essential read for students and scholars in the field.