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  1. An ESG Puzzle FIA010176-U-ENG-WOD

    With “An ESG Puzzle”, students get to use for the first-time sustainability information paired with financial information. For the past twenty years, more and more companies around the world have started to supplement their GAAP reports with non-financial reports. This new reporting trend has become increasingly standardized but remains unregulated. While there is no one global agency to enforce non-financial reporting, international bodies like the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) or the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) propose measures and methodologies of reporting sustainability information. By solving this case, students will learn about Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), how to use the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) which measure these sustainability factors and lastly, how to use this information in conjunction with common financial ratios which they have previously learned about and used in other finance and accounting courses.

    Academic Area:
    Financial Accounting | Finance | Cost Accounting & Management Control
  2. Introduction to Financial Restructuring DF2-264-I

    This technical note explains what a financial restructuring of a company involves, differentiating it from other types of transactions which share similarities, such as operational restructurings or debt refinancings. It also explains the main financial tools generally used in financial restructuring deals, their advantages and main implementation principles.

    At the end of the note, the author includes a practical example of financial restructuring in a food processing company.

    Academic Area:
    Financial Accounting | Finance
  3. MATEMÁTICAS FINANCIERAS EN LA PRÁCTICA DF2-165

    Financial mathematics is part of decision making in our life. Whether it is personal issues such as acquiring a car, or more relevant aspects such as making investments, financing activities, subscribing to pension plans, etc.

    Academic Area:
    Finance
  4. Heinz: Warren Buffett´s bid for the Ketchup giant DF1-225-I-M

    In 2013, 3G and Berkshire Hathaway acquired the Heinz group in a multi-billion dollar deal. But how much did they pay? And how did Warren Buffett, one of the richest people on the planet, even know what was a reasonable amount to offer?

    In this interactive case study, students assume the role of finance managers advising Mr. Buffett. Through video animations and Excel spreadsheets, they will need to make forecasts and ultimately predict a reasonable price for the acquisition of H. J. Heinz Company.

    Academic Area:
    Finance
  5. Innovation at play: Gold certificate financing by Am … DF1-226-I

    Mariam Fatima has recently joined Amana Bank as a member of the New Product Initiatives Division. Seeing the need for a Shariah-compliant pawn service (Qard Hasan) in Sri Lanka, Fatima presents this product gap to her team. During two years, she and her team develop a pawn service that complies with Islamic banking principles - finally offering lower-middle-class individuals the opportunity to borrow money more securely.

    Academic Area:
    Finance | Innovation
  6. La Sonrisa Máxima AJ-EF-020

    Secunda is Prima’s employee and a dentist in one of Prima’s dental clinics. Secunda and Prima are going to open a new clinic together in Spain under a new Sociedad Anónima. They have mistakenly made investments on account of the new company. Leasing over equipment has been entered into with a third party, for equipment to be used in the clinic.

    The students are asked to regularise this de facto situation with a long-term solution. Furthermore, the relationship of both parties as partners must be regulated, and in particular, Secunda’s dual role as a dentist and director.

    Academic Area:
    Finance | Entrepreneurship | Others | Innovation | Law
  7. Perfil y competencias del asesor financiero DF2-245

    This technical note explains what the client is looking for when it comes to deciding who will manage their assets. It also explains how one of the main components of financial entities are its financial advisors that, nowadays, need to have the adequate experience and training to fulfill their responsibilities entirely.

    Academic Area:
    Finance
  8. Jordan's Sovereign Sukuk: A dual solution to bo … DF1-221-I

    The Sukuk sector is the fastest growing sector of the Islamic Finance Industry. Indeed, it grew by 14% within just one year (between 2014 and 2015). The total outstanding Sukuk globally stood at US$ 342 billion at the end of 2015. Sukuk has been widely embraced globally as Sovereign Sukuk has been issued by various countries such as UK, Malaysia, Hong-Kong and South Africa. Supranational entities such as World Bank affiliates International Finance Facility for Immunization (IFFI), the Islamic Development Bank Group and even companies such as Dubai Islamic Bank, Goldman Sachs and Zorly Energy have all issued Sukuk.

    The Jordan Sovereign Sukuk transaction was the pioneer Sovereign Sukuk issuance by the country. Jordan, which is one of ICD’s member countries, has been very active for the past couple of years in terms of Islamic Finance regulations and framework given that it has four Islamic banks in operation in Jordan and passed the Islamic Finance Sukuk Law in 2012.

    Academic Area:
    Finance | Innovation
  9. Estrategias de inversión en renta fija con la ayuda … DF2-231

    This technical note starts with the basic types of investments in fixed income bonds. It then dives into the concepts and differences between fixed rate coupon and variable rate coupon. It also goes into the derivatives interest rates, forwards over bonds and things like forward rate agreements. It also explains swaps and their use in portfolio management and finally explains caps and floors.

    Academic Area:
    Finance
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