An all-inclusive guide to trend following As more and more savvy investors move into the space, trend following has become one of the most popular investment strategies. Written for investors and investment managers, Trend Following with Managed Futures offers an insightful overview of both the basics and theoretical foundations for trend following. The book also includes in-depth coverage of more advanced technical aspects of systematic trend following. The book examines relevant topics such as: Trend following as an alternative asset class Benchmarking and factor decomposition Applications for trend following in an investment portfolio And many more By focusing on the investor perspective, Trend Following with Managed Futures is a groundbreaking and invaluable resource for anyone interested in modern systematic trend following.
The essential guide to e-business security for managers and IT professionals Securing E-Business Systems provides business managers and executives with an overview of the components of an effective e-business infrastructure, the areas of greatest risk, and best practices safeguards. It outlines a security strategy that allows the identification of new vulnerabilities, assists in rapid safeguard deployment, and provides for continuous safeguard evaluation and modification. The book thoroughly outlines a proactive and evolving security strategy and provides a methodology for ensuring that applications are designed with security in mind. It discusses emerging liabilities issues and includes security best practices, guidelines, and sample policies. This is the bible of e-business security. Timothy Braithwaite (Columbus, MD) is Deputy Director of Information Assurance Programs for Titan Corporation. He has managed data centers, software projects, systems planning, and budgeting organizations, and has extensive experience in project and acquisition management. He is also the author of Y2K Lessons Learned (Wiley: 0-471-37308-7).
A legendary value investor on security analysis for a modern era This book outlines Whitman's approach to business and security analysis that departs from most conventional security analysts. This approach has more in common with corporate finance than it does with the conventional approach. The key factors in appraising a company and its securities: 1) Credit worthiness, 2) Flows—both cash and earnings, 3) Long-term outlook, 4) Salable assets which can be disposed of without compromising the going concern, dynamics, 5) Resource conversions such as changes in control, mergers and acquisitions, going private, and major changes in assets or in liabilities, and 6) Access to capital. Offers the security analysis value approach Martin Whitman has used successfully since 1986 Details Whitman's unconventional approach to security analysis and offers information on the six key factors for appraising a company Contains the three most overemphasized factors used in conventional securities investing Written by Martin J. Whitman and Fernando Diz, Modern Security Analysis meets the challenge of today's marketplace by taking into account changes to regulation, market structures, instruments, and the speed and volume of trading.
GARP's Fundamentals of Energy Risk Management introduces investors to the basic components and some of the basic terminology used in the energy industry. It covers the commodity cycle, energy use and sources, and various risk types, various energy products and the markets where energy is traded. It also introduces certain risk management fundamentals and real option thinking. The book is GARP's required text used by risk professionals looking to obtain their Certificate in Energy Risk Management.
A top-level security guru for both eBay and PayPal and a best-selling information systems security author show how to design and develop secure Web commerce systems. Whether it's online banking or ordering merchandise using your cell phone, the world of online commerce requires a high degree of security to protect you during transactions. This book not only explores all critical security issues associated with both e-commerce and mobile commerce (m-commerce), it is also a technical manual for how to create a secure system. Covering all the technical bases, this book provides the detail that developers, system architects, and system integrators need to design and implement secure, user-friendly, online commerce systems. Co-authored by Hadi Nahari, one of the world’s most renowned experts in Web commerce security; he is currently the Principal Security, Mobile and DevicesArchitect at eBay, focusing on the architecture and implementation of eBay and PayPal mobile Co-authored by Dr. Ronald Krutz; information system security lecturer and co-author of the best-selling Wiley CISSP Prep Guide Series Shows how to architect and implement user-friendly security for e-commerce and especially, mobile commerce Covers the fundamentals of designing infrastructures with high availability, large transactional capacity, and scalability Includes topics such as understanding payment technologies and how to identify weak security, and how to augment it. Get the essential information you need on Web commerce security—as well as actual design techniques—in this expert guide.
This reference source on water efficiency in buildings provides comprehensive and up-to-date information. Both multi-disciplinary and practical, it signposts current knowledge, innovation, expertise and evidence on an important subject which is high in the resource management debate. Water Efficiency in Buildings: a review of theory and practice is structured into five sections: Policy; People; Building Design and Planning; Alternative Water Technologies; and Practical Examples & Case Studies. This final section of the book presents new and current practice as well as lessons learnt from case examples on the use of water saving technologies and user engagement. Current evidence is vital for effective policy making. The dynamic nature of issues around water resource management creates a higher need for robust and reliable data and research information that can inform policy and regulations. This compendium provides a roadmap for researchers and building professionals on water efficiency as well as for policy makers and regulators. The case studies and research presented fall within the water supply and demand spectrum, especially those that focus on process efficiency, resource management, building performance, customer experiences and user participation, sustainable practises, scientific and technological innovation. The benefit and impact of the research is at the localandnational level, as well as in the global context.
Edited by a highly regarded scientist and with contributions from sixteen international research groups, spanning Asia and North America, Rare Earth Coordination Chemistry: Fundamentals and Applications provides the first one-stop reference resource for important accomplishments in the area of rare earth. Consisting of two parts, Fundamentals and Applications, readers are armed with the systematic basic aspects of rare earth coordination chemistry and presented with the latest developments in the applications of rare earths. The systematic introduction of basic knowledge, application technology and the latest developments in the field, makes this ideal for readers across both introductory and specialist levels.
Managed funds offer investors with relatively small sums of money the opportunity to access a range of investments across a spectrum of asset classes. For savers they can offer a greater return than funds held at call with a bank; for busy or inexperienced investors they can be a safer alternative to direct investing; for retirees with superannuation rollovers or other lump sums they can offer capital growth or an income stream, or both! Margaret Lomas explains the ins and outs of investing in managed funds in her trademark easy-to-understand style. She discusses all aspects of investing in managed funds, including: Types of funds, how they are structured and regulated How returns are made and measuring fund performance When to use financial planners Matching a managed fund to your investor profile Maintaining a balanced portfolio using managed funds.
The first book to address public policy in the light of recent corporate debacles Corporate Aftershock is a reasoned, informed response to the numerous proposals to restrict derivatives, structured financing activities, and shareholder protection principles and practices following the failure of Enron and other corporations. Readers get a cogent analysis of the public policy world after recent corporate debacles. Corporate Aftershock provides a detailed background of the markets, players, regulations, and institutional environment surrounding these failures. Christopher L. Culp, PhD (Chicago, IL), is a Principal at CP Risk Management LLC. William A. Niskanen, PhD (Washington, DC), is Chairman of the Cato Institute.
Politics and Economic Policy in the United States, Second Edition, provides students with comprehensive knowledge of the field. Written with the student in mind, this text is organized logically and includes examples on how economic policy decisions impact the lives of average citizens. A student background in math or economics is not necessary. The book presents a wide variety of economic policies, including tax, budget, regulatory, and distributive policies. The Second Edition reflects the most recent events and scholarship. Analysis is provided on the projected budget surpluses. Recent successes of organized labor are also discussed. The Asian financial crisis and the creation of the World Trade Organization are analyzed in the revised and updated International Economic Policy chapter. Features to help you learn: - Book begins with basic themes and a historical overview. - Technical terms are highlighted and defined clearly throughout the text. - "Explore the Web" section at the end of each chapter provides an annotated list of web sites.
A global look at the reasons behind the recent economic collapse, and the responses to it The speculative bubble in the housing market began to burst in the United States in 2007, and has been followed by ruptures in virtually every asset market in almost every country in the world. Each country proposed a range of policy initiatives to deal with its crisis. Policies that focused upon stabilizing the housing market formed the cornerstone of many of these proposals. This internationally focused book evaluates the genesis of the housing market bubble, the global viral contagion of the crisis, and the policy initiatives undertaken in some of the major economies of the world to counteract its disastrous affects. Unlike other books on the global crisis, this guide deals with the housing sector in addition to the financial sector of individual economies. Countries in many parts of the world were players in either the financial bubble or the housing bubble, or both, but the degree of impact, outcome, and responses varied widely. This is an appropriate time to pull together the lessons from these various experiences. Reveals the housing crisis in the United States as the core of the meltdown Describes the evolution of housing markets and policies in the run-up to the crisis, their impacts, and the responses in European and Asian countries Compares experiences and linkages across countries and points to policy implications and research lessons drawn from these experiences Filled with the insights of well-known contributors with strong contacts in practice and academia, this timely guide discusses the history and evolution of the recent crisis as local to each contributor's part of the world, and examines its distinctive and common features with that of the U.S., the trajectory of its evolution, and the similarities and differences in policy response.
Ultimate coverage and hands-on practice for the second MCSA Windows Server 2016 exam MCSA Windows Server 2016 Study Guide: Exam 70-741 offers complete preparation for the second exam in the MCSA series. With comprehensive coverage of all exam objectives led by a four-time Microsoft MVP winner, this book is your ideal companion for thorough preparation. Optimize your study time with hundreds of practice questions that pinpoint your weak spots, and try your hand at real-world application with exercises that reflect the MCSA skill set. Access to the Sybex interactive online practice test environment provides electronic flashcards, a glossary, practice exams and more, so you can study anywhere, any time; this invaluable study guide goes beyond mere review to help you enter the exam with full confidence in your abilities. The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate certification puts your skills in demand—but first you must pass a series of three exams; exam 70-741 is the second step, testing your Windows 2016 networking knowledge and skills. This book covers everything you need to know, giving you the exam-day advantage of comprehensive prep. Master 100 percent of the exam objective domains Learn how these skills are applied in real-world scenarios Solidify your understanding with hands-on exercises Access electronic flashcards, practice exams, and more! How well do you deploy, manage, and maintain a server? Can you expertly configure file and print servers, network access and services, and network policy server infrastructure? Have you configured and managed Active Directory and Group Policy? Don't leave anything to chance—MCSA Windows Server 2016 Study Guide: Exam 70-741 tells you all you need to know to pass with flying colors.
Urban policy makers are increasingly striving to strengthen the economic competitiveness of their cities. Currently, they do that mainly in the field of the creative knowledge economy – arts, media, entertainment, creative business services, architecture, publishing, design; and ICT, R&D, finance, and law. This book is about the policies that help to realise such objectives: policies driven by classic location theory, cluster policies, ‘creative class’ policies aimed at attracting talent, as well as policies that connect to pathways, place and personal networks. The experiences and policy strategies of 13 city-regions across Europe have been investigated: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Birmingham, Budapest, Dublin, Helsinki, Leipzig, Milan, Munich, Poznan, Riga, Sofia and Toulouse. All have different histories and roles: capital cities and secondary cities; cities with different economies and industries; port-based cities and land-locked cities. And all 13 have different cultural, political and welfare state traditions. Through this wide set of contexts, Place-making and Policies for Competitive Citiescontributes to the debate about the development of creative knowledge cities, their economic growth and competitiveness and advocates the development of context-sensitive tailored approaches. Chapter authors from the 13 European cities rigorously evaluate, reformulate and test assumptions behind old and new policies. This solidly-grounded and policy-focused study on the urban policy of place-making highlights practices for different contexts in managing knowledge-intensive cities and, by drawing on the varied experiences from across Europe, it establishes the state-of-the-art for both academic and policy debates in a fast-moving field.
Fundamentals of Health Promotion for Nurses is a concise, accessible introduction to health promotion and public health for pre-registration nursing students and newly qualified nurses. Promoting the health and wellbeing of patients is a vital part of the nursing role, and the updated second edition of this user-friendly book discusses the foundations for health promotion practice using practical examples, activities and discussion points to encourage readers to reflect on their values, debate the issues and apply their knowledge and understanding to practice.
The definitive monograph on Jeremy Scott, one of the most creative and influential American designers working in fashion today. Jeremy Scott is an American designer whose sensibility has brought elements of humor, rebellion, and fantasy to the elevated culture of couture - from his earliest collections in Paris to the outrageous runway shows in recent years that led the New York Times to call him "fashion's last rebel." Creative, original, and iconic, Scott is the voice of his generation, his work a colorful marriage of the ubiquity of cultural reference with the refinement of high fashion. Since the late 1990s - when he twice won the Venus de la Mode Award for Best New Designer - Scott has retained his bright and extravagant style while honing his vision to take each collection in a new and startling direction. Referred to by Karl Lagerfeld as the only designer worthy of taking over at Chanel, Scott also dresses the icons of pop, from Madonna to Rihanna, and alongside his eponymous collections he is creative director of Moschino and designs streetwear for Adidas. This book reflects all the style of Jeremy Scott's world, from snapshots of fittings in his studio to Polaroids taken backstage at shows and editorial work from Inez and Vinoodh, Steven Meisel, Ellen von Unwerth, and Terry Richardson, among others. With an introduction by Jeffrey Deitch, this is a lavish survey of one of today's most iconic designers.