In collaboration with the first volume, this handbook takes stock of the main empirical findings to date across an unprecedented spectrum of corporate finance issues. The surveys are written by leading empirical researchers that remain active in their respective areas of interest. With few exceptions, the writing style makes the chapters accessible to industry practitioners. For doctoral students and seasoned academics, the surveys offer dense roadmaps into the empirical research landscape and provide suggestions for future work.Nine original chapters summarize research advances and future topics in the classical issues of capital structure choice, corporate investment behavior, and firm valueMultinational comparisons underline the volume's empirical perspectivesComplements the presentation of econometric issues, banking, and capital acquisition research covered by Volume 1
From the team behind the popular corporate finance website, Vernimmen.com comes a concise guide to the subject, presented in an easy-to-use, highly accessible "question and answer" format. An essential reference for students of corporate finance and practising corporate financiers alike, Frequently Asked Questions in Corporate Finance answers key questions in financial engineering, valuation, financial policy, cost of capital, financial analysis, and financial management. Covering both the theory and practice of corporate finance, the book demonstrates how financial theory can be put to use solving practical problems.What advantages are there to a business looking to spin off its divisions into subsidiaries? Is there a formula that can be used to determine the change in normalised free cash flows? What are the possible reasons behind a share buyback? What are the pros and cons of off-market share buy-back?
Filled with the answers to all of the most common, and not so common, questions about corporate finance, the book presents authoritative, reliable information from a respected team of experts from the banking, corporate, and academic worlds.
For the introductory finance course—undergraduate corporate finance or financial management—required at all undergraduate business schools. Get the picture and develop a fundamental understanding of finance. Students often miss the big picture, viewing finance as a set of unrelated topics, tools, and techniques. In order to help students see the big picture, this text provides an introduction to financial decision-making that links the concepts to five key principles of finance. Authors Arthur J. Keown, John D. Martin, and Sheridan Titman have incorporated significant revisions that weave currency, relevance, and real-world issues into the pages of this well-know finance text.
- Real-life examples and citations
- Detailed coverage of contemporary topics such as Efficient Markets, Peer-to-Peer Lending, Crowdfunding, Behavioural Finance, Ethical Behaviour, Hidden Leverage and Managing International Risks
- Dedicated Chapter on What We Do Know and What We Do Not Know about Finance: Discussion on seven major ideas and the ten unsolved problems of finance
- Finance on the Web and Beyond the Page sections give students the opportunity to explore financial websites, learn more about key concepts, try out calculations and understand tables and figures
Howard Marks, the chairman and cofounder of Oaktree Capital Management, is renowned for his insightful assessments of market opportunity and risk. After four decades spent ascending to the top of the investment management profession, he is today sought out by the world's leading value investors, and his client memos brim with insightful commentary and a time-tested, fundamental philosophy. Now for the first time, all readers can benefit from Marks's wisdom, concentrated into a single volume that speaks to both the amateur and seasoned investor.
Informed by a lifetime of experience and study, The Most Important Thing explains the keys to successful investment and the pitfalls that can destroy capital or ruin a career. Utilizing passages from his memos to illustrate his ideas, Marks teaches by example, detailing the development of an investment philosophy that fully acknowledges the complexities of investing and the perils of the financial world. Brilliantly applying insight to today's volatile markets, Marks offers a volume that is part memoir, part creed, with a number of broad takeaways.
Marks expounds on such concepts as "second-level thinking," the price/value relationship, patient opportunism, and defensive investing. Frankly and honestly assessing his own decisions--and occasional missteps--he provides valuable lessons for critical thinking, risk assessment, and investment strategy. Encouraging investors to be "contrarian," Marks wisely judges market cycles and achieves returns through aggressive yet measured action. Which element is the most essential? Successful investing requires thoughtful attention to many separate aspects, and each of Marks's subjects proves to be the most important thing.