Finance : A Quantitative Introduction

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Many students want an introduction to finance. Those who are quantitatively-oriented learners can benefit in particular from an introduction that puts more emphasis on mathematics and graphical presentations than on verbal descriptions. By illustrating core finance facts and concepts through equations and graphical material, Finance: A Quantitative Introduction can help people studying business management, marketing, accounting, and other subjects. By using few lengthy verbal explanations and many illustrations, it can teach readers quickly and efficiently.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 194 pages
  • 150 x 226 x 14mm | 220g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 0128015845
  • 9780128015841

Table of contents


1. Financial Markets and the Economy

2. Market Participants

3. Fundamentals of Pricing of Financial Instruments

4. Hypothesis of Informational Efficiency

5. Financial Information

6. Risk and Return Assessment

7. Money Market and Liquidity Management

8. Fixed Income Instruments

9. Bond Assessment

10. Risidual Right Instruments

11. Portfolio Theory

12. Active and Passive Portfolio Management

13. Derivatives

14. Cost of Capital

15. Investment and Financial Strategies

16. Financial Crisis and Supervision Over Stability


Appendix A: Time Value of Money

Appendix B: Business Arithmetics
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About Piotr Staszkiewicz

Piotr Staszkiewcz is a Polish economist interested in auditing and financial markets. He is a public auditor registered at KIBR (Polish Audit Association). He earned his Ph.D. in macroeconomics from Wroclaw Economic University in 2003. From 2003 to 2005 he served as a member of the Management Board of Low Silesia Chamber of Auditors. In 2009 he was appointed to the Polish Auditor Examination Commission by the Polish Ministry of Finance. He is also a fellow of the Polish Economic Association. Lucia Staszkiewicz is a Slovak economist interested in human capital management, tax and reporting. She is an official state Polish-Slovak interpreter registered at Bratislava Court. In 2000 she was admitted to membership of Association of Chartered and Certified Auditors (UK audit association). She earned her Ph. D. in human capital management form Bratislava Comenius University in 2010. For number of years Lucia was president of Slovak Visual-Handicapped Tourist Club. She is the honorary blood donor.
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