Investing in Place

Economic Renewal in Northern British Columbia
Author: Sean Markey,Greg Halseth,Don Manson
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774822945
Category: Political Science
Page: 352
View: 1886
Investing in Place is about creating the foundations for renewing northern British Columbia's rural and small-town economies. Markey, Halseth, and Manson argue that renewal is not about nostalgic reliance on the policies and economic strategies of the past � rather, it is about building a pragmatic and innovative vision for development, one that acknowledges both the opportunities and the challenges posed by resource development and global and technological change. The path to renewal lies in place-based development, in people working together at all levels of the community and region to take advantage of local opportunities in a sustainable, responsible way.

Investing in Real Estate

Author: Gary W. Eldred
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118240022
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 384
View: 5326
The bestselling guide to real estate, newly revised for today'sinvestors More than ever, investing in property today will set you ontrack to conquer financial uncertainty and build your long-term networth. Investing in Real Estate, Seventh Edition offers dozens ofexperience- proven methods to convert these challenging times intothe best of times. Whether you want to fix and sell or buy, improve, and hold,market savvy real estate investor Gary W. Eldred shows you how toachieve your goals. He provides time-tested ways to grow aprofitable portfolio and shows you how property investing candeliver twenty-two sources of financial return. You'll learn how tonegotiate like a pro, read market trends, and choose from multiplepossibilities to finance your properties. This timely new editionalso includes: Historical context to emphasize how bargain prices and nearrecord low interest rates now combine to offer unprecedentedpotential for short- and long-term profits Successfully navigate and meet today's loan underwritingstandards How to obtain discounted property prices from banks, underwaterowners, and government agencies How to value properties accurately—and, when necessary,intelligently challenge poorly prepared lender appraisals Effective techniques to acquire REOs and short sales onfavorable terms within reasonable time frames How to market and manage your properties to outperform otherinvestors And much more! Join the pros who are profiting from today's market. All youneed is the knowledge edge provided by Investing in RealEstate, Seventh Edition—the most favored and reliableguide to gaining the rewards that real estate offers. "This is the best how-to-invest-in-real-estate bookavailable." —Robert Bruss INVEST NOW for Large Future Gains INVEST NOW for Increasing Cash Flows INVEST NOW for Lifetime Security

Investing in Human Capital

A Capital Markets Approach to Student Funding
Author: Miguel Palacios Lleras,Nicholas Barr
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521039529
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 252
View: 6403
Most higher education finance literature assumes that students cannot pledge their future earnings to finance their education in a free society. Investing in Human Capital, first published in 2004, challenges that assumption and explores human capital contracts as an alternative mechanism for financing higher education. Investing in Human Capital tracks the roots of the idea behind human capital contracts, discusses the beneficial consequences they would have on students and on higher education markets, and describes how they can develop in light of the innovations that have taken place in financial markets during the last decades. The book also explores the challenges - ethical and financial - that such instruments face and offers implementation alternatives that can bring about their existence in the context of a national higher education financing programme.

Investing in Young Children

A reassessment of the cost of an education and day care service
Author: Sally Holtermann
Publisher: JKP
ISBN: 1905818955
Category: Education
Page: 69
View: 3348
Against the background of continuing calls for an expansion in day care and early education services for young children, this report examines these key issues: What are the barriers to further growth of quality services? How far do services need to expand to satisfy parental wishes? How much will this cost? How can this expansion be funded?

Everything in Its Place

Entrepreneurship and the Strategic Management of Cities, Regions, and States
Author: David B. Audretsch
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199351260
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
View: 3938
Every city, region and state wants to do better---or at the very least, not do worse. Places have a strong and vigorous concern with and stake in generating a stronger economic performance. This concern spans a broad spectrum of constituents and interests, including business, labor, non-profit organizations, government, and private residents. However, such decision makers mandated with the strategic management of their place receive little guidance or insight from scholars in terms of a systematic framework for evaluating how to generate and sustain a competitive advantage for their place. While an entire academic field exists devoted to analyzing how firms and organizations can create and sustain a competitive advantage and ultimately a strong economic performance---the field of strategic management in business schools---no such analogous field exists which is devoted to guiding and informing decision makers mandated and concerned with the strategic management of their place. Everything in Its Place seeks to fill this intellectual void, explaining the underlying economic and social factors and the broad spectrum of policies and instruments that can actually influence and enhance economic performance in places. Several academic fields have generated a number of important theories, empirical findings, and case studies that shed considerable light on identifying and unraveling the underlying forces about what shapes this economic performance. Combined in this book with the actual experiences and instincts garnered from practitioners and policy makers, these insights are integrated together in into a coherent, inclusive framework to guide and inform thought leaders and scholars in the strategic management of places.

Financial Times Guide to Investing in Funds

How to Select Investments, Assess Managers and Protect Your Wealth
Author: Jerome De Lavenere Lussan
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 0273781545
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
View: 7598
Learn how to evaluate any investment fund before deciding where to place your money so you can ensure you generate more wealth and protect your cash. This valuable guide will help you make the right investment decisions by: - Explaining the procedures that should be followed before investing money anywhere. - Helping you cut through marketing language to get a real sense of how risky a company’s strategy may be. - Showing you what questions to ask of investment fund managers so you’re more comfortable investing in a company. - Showing you how to recognise the warning signs of risky investments. This book will also help you identify companies who consistently deliver high returns, thereby allowing you to generate more wealth by investing in successful, and stable, funds.

Investing in Youth Investing in Youth: Brazil

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264208984
Page: 176
View: 4145
This report provides a detailed diagnosis of the youth labour market and education system in Brazil.

Public Real Estate Markets and Investments

Author: H. Kent Baker,Peter Chinloy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199993297
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 672
View: 5748
Real estate is typically classified as an alternative to more traditional investments such as stocks and bonds. Real estate investing involves the purchase, ownership, management, rental, or sale of real estate for profit. Real estate investments can be both income producing and non-income producing. Although real estate can produce income like a bond and appreciate like a stock, this tangible asset has several unique characteristics as well as advantages and disadvantages relative to other investment alternatives. Benefits of including real estate in a portfolio include diversification, yield enhancement, risk reduction, tax management, and inflation hedging. Unlike traditional investments, investors in real estate have the ability to influence performance. Real estate has drawbacks in that it requires management, is costly and difficult to buy, sell, and operate, and sometimes has lower liquidity. Additionally, measuring the relative performance of real estate can be challenging. The purpose of this 14-chapter book is to provide an overview and synthesis of public real estate markets and investments in a global context. The book discusses the major types and the latest trends within public real estate markets and presents the results of research studies in a straightforward manner. It has three sections: (1) foundations of public real estate, (2) public debt markets and investments, and (3) public equity markets and investments. The book should be interest to various groups including academics, practitioners, investors, and students. Readers should gain a greater appreciation of what is needed for success when investing in public real estate markets. For more information about private real estate, read Private Real Estate Markets and Investments.

Managing Risk in Alternative Investment Strategies

Successful Investing in Hedge Funds and Managed Futures
Author: Lars Jaeger
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780273656982
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 306
View: 4444
"Lars Jaeger is to be congratulated for taking the mystique out of alternative investment strategies and putting sound risk management methodology into its place. I am convinced that this book will become the prime reference on AIS for many years to come." Paul Embrechts, Professor of Insurance Mathematics, ETH Zurich "More and more investment professionals see alternative investment strategies as a new paradigm in asset management. However, press coverage suggests that the hedge funds bubble has not yet burst. The hedge fund area has traditionally been shrouded in myth and misrepresentation. Managing Risk in Alternative Investment Strategies provides what is desperately needed: transparency." Alexander M. Ineichen, CFA, Managing Director, UBS Warburg, London "The hedge fund industry is attracting more and more interest after the disappointing performance of financial markets. Lars Jaeger's book clearly and concisely presents the issues and sheds much needed light on this industry. His rigorous description of the most advanced risk management techniques and their application to the hedge funds makes it an indispensable tool for professional investors who want to venture in this field." Dr. Michel M. Dacorogna, Manager Financial Analysis and Risk Modeling, Converium Ltd "Risk management and transparency have become key issues for portfolio managers and investors interested in alternative investment strategies. Lars Jaeger finally gives a much needed, clear and practical, treatment on risk management principles for hedge funds and managed futures. This book is a must read for anyone interested in this rapidly growing investment area" Dr. Dan Rosen, VP Research and New Solutions, Algorithmics Alternative Investment Strategies, such as hedge funds, can enhance returns and reduce risk of a global investment portfolio. However, managing their ¿risk dimension¿ is critical to success. Managing Risk in Alternative Investment Strategies provides insight into the latest thinking about hedge funds and hedge fund risk management, elaborating on ways to approach some of the main problems and obstacles of this new investment class.

Investing in Information

The Information Management Body of Knowledge
Author: Andy Bytheway
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319119095
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 280
View: 1830
This book gathers together, in a new way, established and contemporary thinking about how to get the best out of information technology and information systems investments. Working managers who are beset by the complexities of information management in the age of Big Data and the Social Web, and students who are trying to make sense of information management in a chaotic world that is more and more driven by the Internet, will all benefit from this new treatment of a long-standing and problematic domain. Importantly, the book reveals and clarifies the dependencies that exist between the inner world of information technology and the outer world of people and organisations at work. The book differs from other books in its reflective approach. It avoids lengthy, descriptive, and prescriptive dogma. Rather, it provides tools for thinking about information management and it identifies strategic and tactical options at six levels: from the simple consideration of information technology and information systems, right through to issues of organisational performance and business strategy. At the heart of the matter are two critical and tightly connected issues: the ways that we conceive and manage an organisation’s processes, and the ways that we conceive and manage the information that an organisation needs to sustain those processes. The six-level framework that achieves this clarity is the “Information Management Body of Knowledge” (familiarly known as the “IMBOK”). This easy-to-understand and easy-to-remember framework has been found to be extremely useful in business, in government, in civil society and in education. Throughout the book, selected research papers are identified and summarised. There are also summary chapters from three different operational perspectives: performance and competency assessment using the IMBOK, undertaking research into related issues, and a review of parallel expert thinking. This book stands as a reference point and resource for all those who need to straddle the disparate worlds of “information technology” and “business”. It provides firm pedagogical foundations for courses dealing with business management in the information age, and it provides a sound reference framework for researchers who need to position research projects related to information technology and information systems in a wider context. For busy managers, who simply wish to identify, understand and successfully manage information technology-related opportunities, it provides an ideal arrangement of ideas and tools that will help them.

Investing In Islamic Funds

A Practitioner's Perspective
Author: Noripah Kamso
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118638883
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
View: 5121
A guide to Islamic investment opportunities from the CEO of the world's leading Islamic finance bank Offering an insider's perspective on a rapidly growing sector of the financial industry, Investing in Islamic Funds details the basic principles of Islamic investing for Muslims and non-Muslims alike. It explains how Islamic equity and fixed-income products differ from traditional funds, and how they deliver excellent results while still conforming to Sharia principles. Using hard data from the last six years, the book also reveals how Islamic funds have offered predictable, reliable returns in volatile markets and turbulent financial times. For institutional investors as well as sophisticated individual investors, the book serves as an excellent introduction to the subject and surveys the full range of products available. Additionally, the book will arm financial services professionals with the knowledge they need to explain this new investment opportunity to clients. One of the few books available that offers comprehensive data on the performance of Islamic funds in addition to the underlying theory that governs them Written by the CEO of CIMB-Principal Islamic Asset Management, the world's leading Islamic finance bank Features charts, case studies, comparative analysis, and a tabular data format Debunks the misconceptions traditional investors may have about the profitability Islamic funds For professional and institutional investors, as well as private investors looking for new opportunities, Investing in Islamic Funds offers a much-needed primer on this fast-growing market.

Investing in Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue

Author: Unesco
Publisher: UNESCO
ISBN: 9231040774
Category: Political Science
Page: 402
View: 7659
This report analyses all aspects of cultural diversity, which has emerged as a key concern of the international community in recent decades, and maps out new approaches to monitoring and shaping the changes that are taking place. It highlights, in particular, the interrelated challenges of cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue and the way in which strong homogenizing forces are matched by persistent diversifying trends. The report proposes a series of ten policy-oriented recommendations, to the attention of States, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, international and regional bodies, national institutions and the private sector on how to invest in cultural diversity. Emphasizing the importance of cultural diversity in different areas (languages, education, communication and new media development, and creativity and the marketplace) based on data and examples collected from around the world, the report is also intended for the general public. It proposes a coherent vision of cultural diversity and clarifies how, far from being a threat, it can become beneficial to the action of the international community.

Banking on Death, Or, Investing in Life

The History and Future of Pensions
Author: Robin Blackburn
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859844090
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 550
View: 3596
A panoramic view of the origins and development of the pension idea.

Investing in Your College Education: Learning Strategies with Readings

Author: Kathleen Hartman,Thomas Stewart
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0547199856
Category: Education
Page: 320
View: 6712
INVESTING IN YOUR EDUCATION, 2nd Edition, enables students to grasp the connections between all the courses they take during the first year, the success skills they need in college, and the learning that will take place both in and outside the classroom. The textbook is based on the idea that students are making an enormous investment by going to college: an intellectual investment, a financial investment, and an investment of time. The Second Edition expands on this theme, aligning lessons in academic and life skills with readings from textbooks, journals, magazines, websites, and other news sources. This text exposes students to a broad range of disciplines they will likely encounter in their college career, and offers the opportunity to apply study skills to their future career. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Investing in the Early Modern Built Environment

Europeans, Asians, Settlers and Indigenous Societies
Author: N.A
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004231196
Category: History
Page: 430
View: 4458
Investing in the Early Modern Built Environment represents the first attempt to delve into the period’s enhanced architectural investment—its successes, its failures, and the conflicts it provoked globally.

Evolutions in Sustainable Investing

Strategies, Funds and Thought Leadership
Author: Cary Krosinsky,Nick Robins,Stephen Viederman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118157923
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 512
View: 2804
Sustainable Investing is fast becoming an essential method ofgenerating long-term returns, moving beyond the negative approachesto socially responsible investing that have dominated thefield. This book, our second on the subject, provides over 15case studies of leading global investors and companiesdemonstrating how they successfully apply sustainability aspects totheir core strategies. Learn from prominent thought leadersDan Esty and Paul Hawken among others who have contributed keychapters. Our chapter on performance shows clearly how thesestrategies have been working once negative approaches are parsedout by those examining fund returns. This book also examinesin great depth what data exists, and what's on the horizon, to bestmeasure & capture sustainability successfully. Regionalperspectives, including 3 chapters on Asia, and focuses on Canada,Australia, Africa & India are also included, as is a lookacross asset classes. Sustainable Investing, when performed with a positiveperspective, has been outperforming the mainstream, unlike negativeapproaches designed to match benchmark returns. Fromeco-efficiency to sustainability-driven innovation and beyond,investors of all shapes & sizes need to know how best toposition themselves for the radical market shifts underway.

Tax Resolution and Financial Freedom: Using the Financial Planning Process to Resolve IRS Tax Problems

Using the Financial Planning Process to Resolve IRS Tax Problems
Author: Scott Spann
ISBN: 0578014777
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 220
View: 5875
The LifeSpan Process of Tax Resolution and Financial Freedom is a step by step approach to dealing with IRS tax problems. This book is designed to help individuals with tax liabilities understand how the financial planning process can work to help them deal with the IRS while eliminating negative financial behaviors that often lead to tax troubles. It may also be used as a tool for tax and financial planning professionals to establish tax debt management programs for their clients. Tax Resolution and Financial Freedom explains how to identify and implement the ideal solution to tax problems. The tax resolution plan outlined in this book uses the basic financial planning process to help people take control of tax and financial problems. The ultimate goal is to achieve tax resolution and financial freedom. If you or someone you know is experiencing financial stress related to tax debt, the steps of the LifeSpan Process provide the best path to Tax Resolution and Financial Freedom.

Investing in REITs

Real Estate Investment Trusts
Author: Ralph L. Block
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118112601
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 448
View: 725
The new Fourth Edition of the definitive handbook oninvesting in Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), which provide some of thebest total returns in the investment world, along withabove-average dividend yields and stable earnings, have becomeincreasingly popular with both individual and institutionalinvestors. Investing in REITs, Fourth Edition hasestablished itself as the definitive guide to understanding thisattractive asset class. The book is invaluable for investors,financial planners, and investment advisers interested inunderstanding REITs and REIT investment opportunities. As their earnings and dividends are beginning to grow againafter the Great Recession—and as they are in a uniqueposition to take advantage of distressed saleopportunities—now is an excellent time for investors toconsider REITs for both diversification and strong total returns.The new edition covers: A comprehensive history of the REIT industry How REITs compare with other competitive investments How to spot blue-chip REITs and control investment risk How to value individual REIT stocks, and REIT sharesgenerally How to build a diversified REIT portfolio, directly or withREIT mutual funds Understanding the risk-and-reward dynamics of commercial realestate Assessing non-US REITs and how to invest in them Important new developments and strategies in the REITindustry Author Ralph L. Block, who has been investing in REIT stocks for40 years and is widely considered a leading authority on REITs,brings the historical success of Investing in REITs right upto date. This book is an essential read for both individuals andinstitutions who desire to invest in commercial real estate throughREIT stocks.

Investing in Vice

The Recession-Proof Portfolio of Booze, Bets, Bombs, and Butts
Author: Dan Ahrens
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429970099
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 192
View: 9845
Stocks markets go up and down, but no matter what the economy is doing, people worldwide continue to drink, smoke, gamble, and fight. Why not invest in vice? Vice Fund Manager, Dan Ahrens focuses on "sin stocks"- tobacco, alcohol, adult entertainment, gambling, and aerospace/defense, contending that even during an abysmal economy, people will continue to indulge in these goods and services. In Investing in Vice, Ahrens explores all major aspects of the vice industry and provides traders and investors with: o A brief history of each principal vice industry o Strategies for building a profitable portfolio o Charts of each industry's stock performance o Instructions on how to invest in vice-pros and cons of full service brokers, managed portfolios, and mutual funds o Top Picks-of the best companies, and top stock holdings o Reasons why Socially Responsible Investing may not work With its lighthearted tone and simple approach, Investing in Vice is the ultimate defense in these troubled economic times.