Finance in a Nutshell: A No-nonsense Companion to the Tools and Techniques of Finance

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Financial Times Prentice Hall, 2005 - Business & Economics - 388 pages

"Javier Estrada delivers the essential concepts and tools of modern finance clearly and concisely. Estrada avoids abstract symbolism and jargon, and instead relies on insightful, practical examples, making this the perfect book for practitioners who seek an efficient and engaging learning experience. My advice: buy this book and keep it close at hand!"

Mark Kritzman, President & CEO, Windham Capital Management, LLC

"With "Finance in a Nutshell," Javier Estrada has succeeded in several difficult tasks: to make an investment and corporate finance guide concise "and" useful; conceptually comprehensive "and" correct, but also written in a readable and engaging style. Academics, as well as practitioners, will want to refer to this book and recommend it to others.

Edward I. Altman, Max L. Heine Professor of Finance, NYU Stern School of Business

"Professor Estrada has written a summary of basic financial topics that should appeal to all levels of students and practitioners. It is concise and readable, but still manages to address the key issues in finance in a manner that is both useful and insightful. As a former academic and current practitioner of finance, I will use this book and recommend it to my colleagues."

Jack D. Glen, Lead Portfolio Officer, Corporate Portfolio Management Department, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

"This is a valuable companion for the practising manager and student. In one brief volume we have a succinct presentation of the important tools and concepts of modern finance. The discussion is direct and practical. Estrada is to be commended for translating deep economic ideas into terms that are immediately usable, compelling, and valuable."
Robert F. Bruner, Distinguished Professor of Business Administration, Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia

"In exceptionally clear and concise language, Javier Estrada explains the concepts of modern finance. Each chapter is up-to-date, well-presented and contains useful problem sets. I recommend this book to practitioners and students alike."

George Hoguet, CFA, FRM Global Investment Strategist, State Street Global Advisors

"This is a compact handbook of the key concepts that we teach in finance. You can dip into any chapter for a quick briefing or a fast refresher. This is corporate finance served in bite-sized and digestible portions."

Elroy Dimson, BGI Professor of Investment Management, London Business School.


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IESE Business School, Madrid

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