Corporate Financial Risk Management: A Computer-based Guide for Nonspecialists

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2004 - Business & Economics - 234 pages

What if you could understand financial risk management without immersing yourself in high-level mathematics? In this straightforward, readable guide--which requires only a working familiarity with financial spreadsheets--Nersesian explains what financial risk management is, describes its various forms, and shows how to anticipate and cope with it. Nersesian's approach is truly new. He combines cost/benefit analysis with probability distributions, so you can easily grasp the concepts and mechanics of financial risk reduction, and his examples are expressed in familiar business terminology.

His illustrations, built on the widespread and popular Excel spreadsheet, are equally familiar or easily grasped by computer-friendly novices. As a result, Nersesian shows that risk management can be appreciated and dealt with by people with no access to risk management specialists, or specialists whose jargon and analytic methods are seldom understood by anyone but themselves.

 

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Contents

RISK IT Is ALL IN THE TAIL
1
WHAT RATE TO COMPENSATE FOR RISK?
25
MANAGING RISK IN A PROJECT FINANCING
55
RISK IN FINANCING GENERAL CORPORATE CREDITS
93
THE RISK OF RUNNING OUT OF CASH
121
EVALUATING RISK INHERENT IN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
141
A NOTSORANDOM WALK DOWN WALL STREET
153
HEDGING WITH A SWAP
177
INSURING AGAINST BUSINESS RISKS
201
SUGGESTED READING
INDEX
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About the author (2004)

ROY L. NERSESIAN is Associate Professor in the Management and Marketing Department, School of Business, Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. He is the author or coauthor of five previous books including Trends and Tools for Operations Management (2000), Computer Simulation in Logistics (1996), and Computer Simulation in Financial Risk Management (1991).

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