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Contemporary Issues in Finance: Track 1

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The complex field of finance is relevant to everybody in one way or another and is particularly relevant to all aspects of management. Representatives from Boots, De La Rue and ABN Amro offer insights into the various issues surrounding risk – what kinds of risk their companies are concerned with; how those risks are managed; their companies' differing attitudes to those risks. The album also explores developments in single currency, pension scheme deficits and corporate governance and explains what’s meant Forward Rate Agreement and Efficient-Market Hypothesis. This material forms part of The Open University course B821 Financial strategy.

By: The OpenLearn team (The Open University,)

  • Duration 1 hour 15 mins
  • Updated Thursday 16th July 2009
  • Posted under Money & Business
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Track 1: Contemporary issues in finance

An introduction to this album.

© The Open University 2009

Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Contemporary issues in finance    An introduction to this album. Play now Contemporary issues in finance
2 Developments in corporate governance    Developments in corporate governance, its cost and possible impact on ----- and misuse of company assets. Play now Developments in corporate governance
3 Private equity    The driving forces behind the use of private equity within financial markets. Play now Private equity
4 Hedge funds    A history of hedge funds, and what the future may hold for them. Play now Hedge funds
5 Performance measurement    Marcus Davidson and Graham Honeybourne explore issues of performance measurement. Play now Performance measurement
6 International financial reporting standards    The IFRS, Pension Funds and the impact its introduction has made. Play now International financial reporting standards
7 Pension scheme deficits    Marcus Davidson and Graham Honeybourne explore the issues. Play now Pension scheme deficits
8 Managing financial risks    The various financial risks associated with businesses and how they can be managed. Play now Managing financial risks
9 Foreign exchange and currency unions    Possible future consequences of a single currency. Play now Foreign exchange and currency unions
10 The use of derivatives    The use of different derivatives within two businesses. Play now The use of derivatives
11 FRA's and Futures    A definition of FRA's and Futures and the benefits of using them Play now FRA's and Futures
12 Is risk being under priced?    Marcus Davidson and Graham Honeybourne explore the issues. Play now Is risk being under priced?
13 Efficient Market Hypotheses    An explanation of EMH and how they account for perfectly competitive markets Play now Efficient Market Hypotheses




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