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NOBEL PRIZES

HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE 1990 AND 2011 NOBEL PRIZES IN ECONOMICS FOR WORK IN FINANCE ?

IN 1990 THE NOBEL PRIZE IN ECONOMICS WAS AWARDED TO 3 SCHOLARS : HARRY MARKOWITZ* MERTON MILLER*** WILLIAM SHARPE** FOR SCIENTIFIC CONTRIBUTIONS THAT HAVE HAD A POWERFUL IMPACT ON BOTH THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF FINANCE. IN 2011 THE SVERIGES RISKS BANK PRIZE IN ECONOMIC SCIENCES IN MEMORY OF ALFRED NOBEL WAS AWARDED JOINTLY TO [...]

STRATEGY 1

MARKET SIGNALS : WHAT ABOUT THE WORLD IN WHICH WE OPERATE ?

CORPORATE PEOPLE CLIMBING THE CORPORATE LADDER FIND THE FURTHER THEY GO THE MORE THEY NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPTS AND JARGON OF STRATEGY AND FINANCE. VALUE PRINCIPLES TOUCH EVERY CORNER OF THE BUSINESS. IF VALUE THROUGH STRATEGY IS THE NAME OF THE GAME, MARKETS SIGNALS PROVIDING A DIRECT OR INDIRECT INDICATION OF MARKET PLAYERS INTENTIONS, [...]

CHAINE ROUILLEE

L’EDITO DE PHLDUCX : EN 2012, « R.E.N.E.G.O.C.I.E.Z TOUT » !…

EN CETTE FIN D’ANNEE 2011, JAMAIS LE FACTEUR CONFIANCE N’AURA AUTANT ETE MIS A L’EPREUVE AU SEIN DE LA ZONE EURO…ET DANS LE MONDE. SANS VOULOIR JOUER A L’ OISEAU DE MAUVAISE AUGURE, NOUS PENSONS QUE LE PIRE DE LA CRISE EST ENCORE DEVANT NOUS. QUE VA T-IL BIEN SE PASSER EN 2012 ? : LA QUESTION EST SUR TOUTES LES [...]

FT 2

GLOBAL MBA RANKINGS 2011 – FT.COM BUSINESS SCHOOLS RANKINGS -

TOP TEN MBA RANKINGS 2011 LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL. WHARTON. HARVARD. INSEAD. STANDFORD UNIVERSITY GSB. HONG KONG UST BUSINESS SCHOOL. COLUMBIA BUSINESS SCHOOL. IE BUSINESS SCHOOL. IESE BUSINESS SCHOOL MIT SLOAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT MORE ON FT.COM : London Business School University of Pennsylvania: Wharton Harvard Business School Insead Stanford University GSB Hong Kong UST Business [...]

M&As

VALUE CREATION THROUGH MERGING : ANALYSIS AND IMPLICATIONS…

A VARIETY OF MOTIVES COULD DRIVE A FIRM TOWARD A MERGER, BUT THE OVERRIDING GOAL SHOULD BE MAXIMIZATION OF THE  SHAREHOLDERS’ WEALTH (SHARE PRICE). OTHER SPECIFIC MERGER MOTIVES INCLUDE GROWTH OR DIVERSIFICATION, SYNERGY, FUND RAISING, INCREASED MANAGERIAL SKILL OR TECHNOLOGY, TAX CONSIDERATIONS, INCREASED OWNERSHIP LIQUIDITY, AND DEFENSE AGAINST TAKEOVER. THE ASSERTION THAT MERGER ACTIVITY CREATES [...]

PORTFOLIOS

PORTFOLIO PERFORMANCE : DO INVESTORS MAKE ADEQUATE RISK-RETURN ASSESSMENTS ?

MOST INVESTORS HAVE A GENERAL IDEA OF RISK BUT USUALLY FIND THE CONCEPT DIFFICULT TO EXPLAIN IN CONCRETE TERMS… WE LIVE IN AN EXTREMELY COMPLEX BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT. NOT ONLY DO MANY DOMESTIC FACTORS INFLUENCE AND INVESTMENT’S RETURN, BUT WE ALSO MUST CONSIDER INTERNATIONAL FACTORS AS WELL. THIS DIFFERENCE RESULTS FROM DIVERSIFICATION OF ASSETS AND THE [...]

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