Income trusts are booming. They have been one of the best-performing classes of investments in one of the worst markets in decades. With over 150 trusts currently trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange at a combined value of over $90 billion, this relatively new vehicle, the income fund, is one of the hottest tickets on the Canadian investment landscape today. Written by two of the industry's top experts and commentators, this is the first book of its kind: a complete guide to the income trust industry in Canada. Includes complete coverage on: what income funds are and how to use them to your advantage; myths and facts about income funds; different types of income trusts; what to look for in an income trust, and how to assess the risks involved; how income trusts, and the investors in them, are taxed; funds of income funds; and much more. Explains what business owners need to know if they are considering converting their businesses into an income trust. Features listings and profiles of over 160 income funds currently available in Canada, including a description of each fund, performance history, and contact information. Designed for anyone interested in knowing how Canadian income funds work, including: investors, business owners, directors, trustees, stockbrokers, financial advisors, lawyers, accountants, investment bankers, and commercial bankers.
Collective Investment Schemes exist in several markets, both emerging and developed. In Uganda, the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) began licensing Collective Investment Schemes after Parliament passed the CIS Act in 2003. This piece of work aims at evaluating the effectiveness of the regulatory framework for Collective Investment Schemes in protecting investors in Uganda. The first chapter presents the risks that the investors participating in CIS may encounter. Chapter two contains the theoretical framework and literature review through an examination of relevant archival resources. The key findings contained in chapters three and four reveal that the laws and regulations governing CIS afford a reasonable degree of protection to investors but there still exist some legal and extra-legal challenges that hinder adequate protection. The Conclusion and Recommendations to address the legal and extra-legal factors inhibiting the efficiency of the law governing CIS are given in chapter five. Policy Makers, Regulators,Practitioners, Investors and Scholars in the Capital Markets will find this book a very useful resource.
A simple guide to a smarter strategy for the individual investor A Wealth of Common Sense sheds a refreshing light on investing, and shows you how a simplicity-based framework can lead to better investment decisions. The financial market is a complex system, but that doesn't mean it requires a complex strategy; in fact, this false premise is the driving force behind many investors' market «mistakes.» Information is important, but understanding and perspective are the keys to better decision-making. This book describes the proper way to view the markets and your portfolio, and show you the simple strategies that make investing more profitable, less confusing, and less time-consuming. Without the burden of short-term performance benchmarks, individual investors have the advantage of focusing on the long view, and the freedom to construct the kind of portfolio that will serve their investment goals best. This book proves how complex strategies essentially waste these advantages, and provides an alternative game plan for those ready to simplify. Complexity is often used as a mechanism for talking investors into unnecessary purchases, when all most need is a deeper understanding of conventional options. This book explains which issues you actually should pay attention to, and which ones are simply used for an illusion of intelligence and control. Keep up with—or beat—professional money managers Exploit stock market volatility to your utmost advantage Learn where advisors and consultants fit into smart strategy Build a portfolio that makes sense for your particular situation You don't have to outsmart the market if you can simply outperform it. Cut through the confusion and noise and focus on what actually matters. A Wealth of Common Sense clears the air, and gives you the insight you need to become a smarter, more successful investor.
The essential guide to investing in mining opportunities, now in its Fourth Edition A comprehensive guide to mining investment analysis designed for use by financial and mining analysts, executives, and investors, The Mining Valuation Handbook: Mining and Energy Valuation for Investors and Management has become an essential resource for assessing the value and investment potential of mining opportunities. Fully revised and updated, this fourth edition of the classic text provides new and up-to-date information to better explain the mysteries surrounding the resources industry. Written by Victor Rudenno, a leading global expert on mining investment analysis and consultant to mining companies, financial bodies, and governments, The Mining Valuation Handbook: Mining and Energy Valuation for Investors and Management, Fourth Edition covers a wide range of essential topics, including: feasibility studies, commodity values and forecasting, classification of resources and reserves, indicative capital and operating costs, valuation and pricing techniques, qualifying risk, the impact of exploration and expansion, and more. Fourth edition of the bestselling text on assessing mining investment opportunities Author Victor Rudenno is a respected global expert on mining investment analysis Key topics, including feasibility studies, valuation techniques, and risk qualification are covered in detail Packed with invaluable mining information for the financial industry and financial information for the mining industry, The Mining Valuation Handbook is the definitive guide to assessing and investing in mining opportunities.
"An inspirational and practical guide for anyone who wants to incorporate the dynamic skills of entrepreneurs into their own lives and work. A new generation of «life entrepreneurs» is emerging: people who apply their vision, talents, creativity, and energy not only to their work but to their entire lives, changing the world for themselves and those around them. In this book, successful entrepreneurs Christopher Gergen and Gregg Vanourek draw on numerous interviews with fifty-five leading entrepreneurs worldwide as well as the wisdom of multiple thought leaders to provide vivid examples, moving vignettes, concrete frameworks, and practical strategies for revving up our work and play through entrepreneurial leadership. This book starts by providing strategies for integrating life, work, and purpose and ends by capturing the implications of the current entrepreneurial boom for our workplaces, learning institutions, communities, and families. Christopher Gergen (Washington, D.C.) is a founding partner of New Mountain Ventures, co-founder and chairman of SMARTHINKING, Adjunct Professor and Director of the Entrepreneurial Leadership Initiative at Duke University, and a life-long entrepreneur, Gregg Vanourek (Thornton, CO) is a founding partner of New Mountain Ventures, former CEO of Vanourek Consulting Solutions, and former Senior Vice President of School Development for K12 Inc."
This book draws on the fieldwork on perceptions and realities of biofuels investment in rural livelihood of Kisarawe district. The fielwork for this publication employed quantitative and qualitative research methods to evaluate people?s perceptions and realities toward biofuels investment.Findings have relvealed that local communities were not involved in the whole investment procedure yet were the one who gave out their land. The overriding issue is how to fulfil the promise to this poor community who gave their land for the sake of having better life. This book is ideally for those interested in biofules "energy crops" investment within local communities. It includes important discussions about policy implication to the biofuels investors, land acquisition procedures, issue of compensation, level of participation and promises.
A comprehensive guide to the burgeoning hedge fund industry Intended as a comprehensive reference for investors and fund and portfolio managers, Handbook of Hedge Funds combines new material with updated information from Francois-Serge L’habitant’s two other successful hedge fund books. This book features up-to-date regulatory and historical information, new case studies and trade examples, detailed analyses of investment strategies, discussions of hedge fund indices and databases, and tips on portfolio construction. Francois-Serge L’habitant (Geneva, Switzerland) is the Head of Investment Research at Kedge Capital. He is Professor of Finance at the University of Lausanne and at EDHEC Business School, as well as the author of five books, including Hedge Funds: Quantitative Insights (0-470-85667-X) and Hedge Funds: Myths & Limits (0-470-84477-9), both from Wiley.
Rewire your brain for investing success As an investment advisor to high net worth individuals, Wai-Yee Chen has spent years watching her clients make investment decisions—some good decisions and some not-so-good decisions. Though confronted by the same market variables, those clients often make very different choices with very different results. Here, Chen argues that it's usually not the data that affects investor decision-making as much as the way investors themselves think. In NeuroInvesting, Chen argues that investors can change the way they think in order to change the way they invest. She presents four elements that affect investor decision-making and reveals how investors can rewire their brains to make better investing decisions for better returns. Uses neuroscience to explain how successful investors think different Written by an experienced investment advisor who works at one of Australia's premier retail brokers Explains investing using real-world stories about investors from an advisor's perspective When it comes to investing, how you think has a huge impact on how you make investing decisions. Based on the real science of how people think, NeuroInvesting offers every investor a chance to change the way they invest by changing the way they think.
In recent times, derivatives have been inaccurately labelled the financial weapons of mass destruction responsible for the worst financial crisis in recent history. Inherently complex and perilous for the ill-informed investment professional they can however also be gainfully harnessed. This book is a practical guide to the complexities of exotic products written in simple terms based on the premise that derivatives are not homogenous, and not necessarily dangerous. By exploring common themes behind the construction of various structured products in interest rates, equities and foreign exchange, and investigating the economic environment that promoted the explosive growth of these products, this book will help readers make sense of their relevance in this period of economic uncertainty. Subsequently, by explaining exotic products with simple mathematics, it will aid readers in understanding their potential use in certain investment strategies whilst having a firm control over risk. Exotic products need not be inaccessible. By understanding the products available investors can make informed decisions ensuring features are consistent with their investment objectives and risk preferences. Author Chia Chiang Tan takes readers through the risks and rewards of each product, illustrating when products can damage investment strategies and how to avoid them, leading to suitable, profitable investments. Ultimately, this book will provide practitioners with an understanding of derivatives, enabling them to determine for themselves which products will fit their investment strategy, and how to use them based on the economic environment and inherent risks.
A comprehensive volume that covers a complete array of traditional and alternative investment vehicles This practical guide provides a comprehensive overview of traditional and alternative investment vehicles for professional and individual investors hoping to gain a deeper understanding of the benefits and pitfalls of using these products. In it, expert authors Mark Anson, Frank Fabozzi, and Frank Jones clearly present the major principles and methods of investing and their risks and rewards. Along the way, they focus on providing you with the information needed to successfully invest using a host of different methods depending upon your needs and goals. Topics include equities, all types of fixed income securities, investment-oriented insurance products, mutual funds, closed-end funds, investment companies, exchange-traded funds, futures, options, hedge funds, private equity, and real estate Written by the expert author team of Mark Anson, Frank Fabozzi, and Frank Jones Includes valuable insights for everyone from finance professionals to individual investors Many finance books offer collections of expertise on one or two areas of finance, but The Handbook of Traditional and Alternative Investment Vehicles brings all of these topics together in one comprehensive volume.
This book looks at factors that individual investors consider when investing in shares of companies quoted at a stock exchange. Generally, research findings reveal that the factors individual investors consider when investing in shares ranked in order of importance include; managerial forecasts, safety of the amount invested, relevant items in investment decision, specific considerations, monetary and fiscal policies, industrial factors and accounting policies. Individual factors that are rated highly by investors are; profitability of the company, marketability of the shares, present and future conditions and interest rates. However, accounting policies like depreciation method are rated low by the investors. Further findings reveal that most of the investors do not use risk analysis models to analyse the risks associated with the investment in ordinary shares, though a bigger number consider risk in ordinary shares as medium. Never the less, investors are satisfied with investment in ordinary shares and would invest given the opportunity. Their preference would be mostly in the finance and investment segment.
This book is based on the research project which was done with Met Life and its associate partner J&K Bank. It is the study of Unit Linked Insurance plan of Met Life and how does the growth of the various insurance plans or the Net Asset Value (NAV) depends on the portfolio in which the investment has been made and the SENSEX. The various companies of different sectors have been carefully assessed which influence the growth rate of these plans. Along with this, it contains details about the various investment avenues which are available for the investors for investing their hard earned money for saving tax and maximising their wealth. The research contains vital information which can surely help the investors in selecting the Unit Linked Insurance Plans according to their incomes and savings. The decision making process is simplified through the facts found out during the research work. These facts are very essential to know by any investor before investing in any type of ULIPs. After reading this book, the readers will be able to understand the various concepts related to Investment and ULIPS and also the various factors on which the growth of their investment depends.
This book is based on the research project which was done with Yes Bank and Max New York Life. It is the study of Unit Linked Insurance Plan of Max New York Life and how does the growth of the various insurance plans or the Net Asset Value (NAV) depends on the portfolio in which the investment has been made and the SENSEX. The various companies of different sectors have been carefully assessed which influence the growth rate of these plans. Along with this, it contains details about the various investment avenues which are available for the investors for investing their hard earned money for saving tax and maximising their wealth. The research contains vital information which can surely help the investors in selecting the Unit Linked Insurance Plans according to their incomes and savings. The decision making process is simplified through the facts found out during the research work. These facts are very essential to know by any investor before investing in any type of ULIPs. After reading this book, the readers will be able to understand the various concepts related to Investment and ULIPS and also the various factors on which the growth of their investment depends.
The petroleum sector is characterized by heavy investments which involve the transfer of lots of capital through the use of foreign investment. It is therefore of paramount interest to such investors to safe-guard themselves against the subsequent and future acts of the host government where their investments are made where such acts are capable of having a negative impact on their investments. This has been mostly achieved by providing for a dispute settlement mechanism to settle any investment disputes that may arise between the foreign investors and the host state. This work seeks to determine if the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) remains the best option for settlement of petroleum investment disputes in such a way that it meets the expectations both parties. This will be achieved by discussing the nature of international petroleum investments and how disputes arise there from and examining the ICSID administrative procedure and adjudicatory process in the light of decided cases that arose from disputes in petroleum investments.
Starting from scratch, the author set up a company with a little experience but a lot of enthusiasm. Unfortunately, things did not work out as planned and after a year rich on challenges but poor on cash flow he made the decision to leave the business. Not to be deterred to lead business any more but to explore the difference between successful leaders who flourish in every environment and those who struggle for a long term prosperity. This work is a journey to develop one self into a leader who get`s results but also help people to grow and achieve their goals. And together perhaps create something larger than themselves.