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This 17-page research report for private equity investors, entrepreneurs and management focuses on the buyout side of private equity investing. Beginning with a summary of how private equity investing has evolved into what it is today, this report gives an in depth look into the strategies for buyout investing. Using his own company as a case study to demonstrate how successful buyouts unfold, the founder of a successful investment firm identifies the common characteristics of those buyouts and the types of acquisitions that drive value for portfolio companies. Also identified are criteria for selecting the right company to invest in and ways to pinpoint potential danger signs, as well as the qualities that constitute a successful management team. Other topics include free cash flow, debt financing, due diligence, integration planning and execution, EBITDA, roll-up strategies, developing a common internal culture and company identity, board members, important valuation techniques, and the difference between small and large acquisitions. This Executive Report is written by: M. William Macey Jr., Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Sterling Investment Partners. About Executive Reports: "Executive Reports" offer focused, hard-hitting advice from the leaders of some of America's top companies, packaged in a concise, readable format. Each research report provides readers with 3 to 5 strategies that will have a direct financial impact on their business. While not meant as a comprehensive guide, each report includes quick-hit items that can immediately impact specific business strategies. Executive authors drill down to the central issues surrounding each topic area and dispense expert advice in concise, direct language. "Executive Reports" feature leading professionals selected by the Aspatore Editorial Board based on their experience, research, and standing within the professional community.
Portfolio Performance Evaluation reviews the academic literature on evaluating portfolio performance, focusing on professionally managed investment portfolios. Recent years have witnessed an explosion of new methods for performance evaluation and new evidence on the subject. Portfolio Performance Evaluation provides a selective review of the methods for measuring portfolio performance and the evidence on the performance of professionally managed investment portfolios. There is also a discussion of hedge funds presenting unique challenges for measuring risk adjusted performance and for interpreting performance measures. Portfolio Performance Evaluation summarizes the historical evidence on the performance of mutual funds and hedge funds using actual data.
Portfolio risk forecasting has been and continues to be an active research field for both academics and practitioners. Almost all institutional investment management firms use quantitative models for their portfolio forecasting, and researchers have explored models' econometric foundations, relative performance, and implications for capital market behavior and asset pricing equilibrium. "Portfolio Risk Analysis" provides an insightful and thorough overview of financial risk modeling, with an emphasis on practical applications, empirical reality, and historical perspective.
Beginning with mean-variance analysis and the capital asset pricing model, the authors give a comprehensive and detailed account of factor models, which are the key to successful risk analysis in every economic climate. Topics range from the relative merits of fundamental, statistical, and macroeconomic models, to GARCH and other time series models, to the properties of the VIX volatility index. The book covers both mainstream and alternative asset classes, and includes in-depth treatments of model integration and evaluation. Credit and liquidity risk and the uncertainty of extreme events are examined in an intuitive and rigorous way. An extensive literature review accompanies each topic. The authors complement basic modeling techniques with references to applications, empirical studies, and advanced mathematical texts.
This book is essential for financial practitioners, researchers, scholars, and students who want to understand the nature of financial markets or work toward improving them.
Praise for Investment Banking & Investment Opportunities in China<br> <br> "I first met Tom Liaw when my company was exploring potential opportunities in Taiwan. He clearly knew the market and proved invaluable in explaining the financial landscape and in arranging meetings with potential clients, other market participants, and senior government officials. Investment Banking and Investment Opportunities in China should prove equally valuable as we now look to further expand our activities to mainland China."<br> -Douglas Reinfeld-Miller, EVP, Ambac Assurance, and Chairman/CEO, Ambac Assurance UK Ltd<br> <br> "There is no more important market than China today. Dr. Liaw's book provides an overview of the current situation and recommendations as to how investors can profit from China's amazing growth."<br> -Donald Tang, Chairman, Bear, Stearns Asia Ltd, and Vice Chairman, Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc.<br> <br> "Professor Liaw's book takes you on a quick walk through the major milestones in China's economic development over the past two decades. It shows a clear understanding of the environment for doing business in China and explains hot topics in the marketplace. This book is simple, easy to read, and yet highly informative."<br> -Jesse Wang, Vice Chairman, China Central SAFE Investments Ltd, and Chairman, China International Capital Corporation Ltd<br> <br> "Provides a clear map of China's financial system, investment banking business, and investment opportunities. It should be read by all who are interested in China."<br> -Mao-Wei Hung, Dean, College of Management, National Taiwan University<br> <br> "Dr. Liaw's book is a comprehensive professional reference work for those of us involved in the global investment arena. I highly recommend it."<br> -Charles P. Menges, Jr., CFA, Principal, Business Global Wealth Management, a Unit of Alliance Bernstein LP<br> <br> "China's development has a unique track, including the financial market. People who want to profit from China should have a clear view of this market. Dr. Liaw's book, explaining China's market opening and foreign participation, is the one necessary for them to read."<br> -Wei Xing, Director of Rules and Regulations, China Insurance Regulatory Commission
The fruit of the authors' more than 15 years of using and writing about ePortfolios in general education and disciplinary programs and courses, this book is a comprehensive and practical guide to the use of the ePortfolio as a pedagogy that facilitates the integrative learning that is a central goal of higher education.
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