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27 Aug 2007

Business Model of comScore Inc.

Case study - 4 pages - Finance

• Providing information to clients that will help them to make more intelligent business decisions • Offering consumer behavioral information that can be strategically used to improve business effectiveness • Offering detailed and intimate information on consumers that...

21 Aug 2007

Mortgages For First-Time Home Buyers: The Basics

Essay - 4 pages - Finance

Choosing a new home can be an overwhelming task, but even more daunting is choosing a mortgage lender to help you finance your new home. In your search for a home loan, it is important to know the different types of lenders as well as the different methods of shopping for a loan so that...

18 Aug 2007

Optimisation in Network Structured Asset Management

Tutorials/exercises - 43 pages - Finance

This report considers the role of optimisation in the asset management of a large distribution network. In particular, we look at how to determine the optimal policy for project release. Projects relating to replacement of existing assets and network re-design may be prioritised given...

08 Aug 2007

Retail Industry Analysis

Essay - 3 pages - Finance

The retail industry is flooded with products and services, all vying for market share and revenue. In order to succeed, the different firms must carefully understand and analyze the market they are in. They must ask questions about their rivals and the structure of the industry,...

03 Aug 2007

The (Mis)Behavior of Markets: A Summary

Essay - 3 pages - Finance

Do markets really follow a random walk as modern financial theory suggests? Are we likely to experience a market crash as deadly as the likes of the Great Depression? What is the nature of volatility and how should it impact the way we model financial markets? Although definitive answers to these...

05 Apr 2007

The effects of stock options on markets

Essay - 4 pages - Finance

Traditionally, stock option plans have been used as a way for companies to reward top management and "key" employees and link their interests with those of the company and other shareholders. More and more companies, however, now consider all of their employees as "key." As a result, there has...

29 Nov 2006

Estimating market risk premium using Markov switching : Tunisian Case

Dissertation - 97 pages - Finance

The general increase in volatility of the …nancial markets can be partly explained by the growing uncertainly of the economic environment. It is, on the other hand, a reflection of the growing efficiency and integration of the financial markets allow the almostinstantaneous move of capital...

23 Nov 2006

Initial Public Offerings: an Outlook through Game Theory

Essay - 16 pages - Finance

Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) have a very special place in contemporary economics and finance. They represent the entrance on a deep and liquid market with access to almost unlimited reserves of capital from all over the world. But IPOs appear also as a short-term fund-raising tool, especially...

15 Nov 2006

Microfinance: the Challenge of Accessing Global Capital Markets

Essay - 9 pages - Finance

The main theme of this project is the facilitation and development of microfinance, which is the “provision of loans, savings, insurance, payments, and other basic financial services to low-income populations” . The project is dedicated to identifying and evaluating existing...

27 Jul 2006

Fair Value Implications for the Asset Mix of a Pension Fund

Essay - 86 pages - Finance

Pension funds serve to collect and manage an amount of capital, sufficient to make all payments to which participants of the fund are entitled based on the pension plan. The Akzo Nobel Pension Fund (APF) is responsible for the provision of pensions for all employees of Akzo Nobel in the...

11 Jul 2006

Companies dividend policy

Thesis - 23 pages - Finance

Dividend policy is one of the most important financial policies, not only form the viewpoint of the company, but also from that of the shareholders, the consumers, the workers, regulatory bodies and the Government. For a company, it is a pivotal policy around which other financial policies...

11 Jul 2006

Mergers and Acquisitions: reasons and consequences at the international market

Dissertation - 40 pages - Finance

The paper deals with the issue of mergers and acquisitions on the western market, viewing the topic from the standpoint of their failure and success. The subject is an extremely important one at present, as, on the one side, there is a trend towards major international mergers and acquisitions...