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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
QE Liquidity in search of profitability: the dilemma … EC1-135-I
This case seeks two purposes. First, illustrating the relevance of the economic environment for determining business profitability. Second, putting in practice students acquired macroeconomic analytical skills by using them to support a real life financial investment decision. The students are asked to endorse one of two options, US or Brazil, for the launching of a new investment fund by FTInvest, a financial investment company. The recommendation is made by students acting as members of the Economic Research Department of the company. Therefore, it should be based on the country identified by them as providing the most favorable economic environment for the profitability of the investment in the medium/long run. The decision takes place in the second half of 2011, at a time when the US economy showed a hesitant recovery after the Great Global Recession of 2008 and when the Brazilian economy was booming after a very short blip. It was also at a time when, due to ultra-loose US monetary policy, interest rates and yields were at historical lows in the US while they were relatively high in Brazil.Academic Area:Economic Environment & Public Affairs | Finance
THE COST OF CAPITAL DF2-141-I
This material focuses on determining the rate of return that will satisfy shareholders’ expectations and how to achieve it. It explains how to find the discount rate that represents the cost of the resources that will finance future investments and how to figure out the cost, or the WACC, by weighting the cost of debt and equity as a function of their relative importance in the company’s capital structure. In addition, it covers how to calculate the cost of debt based on the Gordon-Shapiro share pricing model and based on Sharpe’s asset valuation model using real-life examples and historical data. The case stresses that the manager must know how to add value to the investment; shareholders are entrusting the manager with their investment and expecting a higher rate of return than they could get without him. It wraps up by including an FAQ on WACC.Academic Area:Finance
SADARA’S SUKUK: A ROAD MAP TO SHARI’AH COMPLIANT PRO … DF1-213-I
This case is about Shari’ah compliant project financing in Saudi Arabia. It introduces the four categories of Islamic Finance which are Islamic banks, takaful, Shari’ah compliant asset management and sukuk by providing the definition, history and a summary of each one. It delves into sukuk by describing how a company called Sadara sought out financing and decided to tap into the sukuk market in Saudi Arabia. Students learn about the structure of the sukuk and are introduced to new concepts and vocabulary such as musharaka, istisna and ijara. The case wraps up by describing some of the challenges of using sukuk to help finance large-scale projects.Academic Area:Finance
Company Valuation, a graphical approach DF2-221-I-M
This interactive tutorial describes in a very simple manner the four valuation methods: accounting method liquidation method discounting of cash flows and ratios. Using animations and graphs it shows what each of these methods measures focusing on the balance sheet.
The last section of this tutorial is an exercise where students have to apply the four valuation methods for a fictitious company. The objective is for them to see a graphical comparison of the different values obtained under each one of the methods.
This tutorial has been used successfully in undergraduate, graduate (in particular MBA, Masters in Finance and Masters in Management courses) and executive education level finance courses, both in online/blended and face-to-face formats.Academic Area:Finance
Famosa, Financial Restructuring DF1-187-I-M
This interactive case covers the financial restructuring of the company Famosa in 2009. During this year the company had trouble dealing with its debt and as such started negotiations with its creditors to alter terms and conditions to ensure its viability in the long run.
Students must analyze the state of the industry and the company and develop a new business plan detailing the new financial commitments in terms of interest payments.
The case targets graduate students of Advanced Financial Management, on the subject of project financing. The case may also be used in seminars on corporate finance or project financing.Academic Area:Finance
Islamic Finance DF2-216-I-M
Islamic finance is a tutorial that shows the main concepts and financial instruments used by Sharia-compliant Financial Institutions. This tutorial focuses on the main operations and contracts in the business environment but also shows through examples the Sukuk or Islamic bonds that continually attract more and more buyers.
The tutorial includes:
- A glossary of Arabic terms commonly used in Islamic finance and Sharia
- Flow diagrams to explain the contracts and flow of funds for the most common Islamic financial instruments
- Flow diagrams to explain the contracts and flow of Sukuk also referred to as Islamic Bonds
- A series of examples based on the application of Islamic financial instruments in different scenarios.Academic Area:Finance
DANA: In the Footsteps of Khadijah al-Kubra. Women B … DF1-185-I
This case focuses on how Islamic banking, and especially women’s banking, has been evolving in recent years in Saudi Arabia and the UAE with banks created based on their religious and ethical principles. It explains the history of Islamic banking as well as how the banks function in order to be Shari’ah compliant. The case provides cultural insight into how the world of finance works in these countries where there are banks run by women with female customers in a family-like atmosphere. One of these is a branch for women created by ADIB called Dana. Through product innovation, it was created with specific products and services for women based on research and has been very successful. The case emphasizes how women are inspired by these banks for women and are able to be successful and fulfill their professional goals. It explains how women are in charge of their own money and how they have financial and decision-making power in their households as well as in the business world and goes into detail about how women are investors, financial managers, credit receivers and customers in these countries. Financial service providers in the West can draw useful lessons on how to adapt financial products to serve the needs of women.Academic Area:Finance
La importancia del cash-flow en la gestión financier … DF2-167
Cash flow is the most rigorous financial tool used in today's corporate world. It is rigorous by itself, as it is not subject to influences that give different results under each interpretation. The statement of cash flows has reached vital importance nowadays in corporate finance. It is important to manage cash flow almost daily using efficient tools like cash pooling. On the other hand, it is also important to remember that there are different types of cash flows to be used depending on the objective you are after.Academic Area:Finance