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The Asset

Author : Shane Kuhn
ISBN : 9781476796239
Genre : Fiction
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A private airport security contractor becomes a counterterrorism operative to prevent a terrorist attack in this “timely, edge-of-the-seat thriller” (Bookpage) from the author of the #1 internationally bestselling The Intern’s Handbook. Kennedy—a private airport security contractor—knows more about airports than the head of the TSA, and he feels more comfortable in his British Airways Club World flatbed seat than in his own home. Haunted by the memory of his sister’s death on 9/11, Kennedy takes his job and the protection of the American people very seriously. So when he’s kidnapped and recruited into a CIA ghost operation known as Red Carpet, he jumps at the opportunity to become a civilian asset working with a team of some of the CIA’s best counterterrorism analysts and spec ops soldiers as they race against the clock to stop the greatest terrorist threat the United States will ever face. With the same bold voice that earned him rave reviews for his previous novels, Shane Kuhn’s The Asset is an “exhilarating” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) read with an “ultimate twist that makes readers’ jaws drop” (Kirkus Reviews).
Category: Fiction

The Asset Effect

Author : J. M. Bynner
ISBN : 1860301614
Genre : Assets (Accounting)
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Category: Assets (Accounting)

T Te Deinen Chef

Author : Shane Kuhn
ISBN : 9783832188122
Genre : Fiction
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Als Killer ist John Lago einer der besten. Angestellt ist er bei einer »Personalagentur«, die ihre Leute in Firmen einschleust, um dort die richtig dicken Fische auszuschalten. Für ihre Aufträge haben die Killer die beste Tarnung – sie sind Praktikanten. So kommt man an Informationen, erhält Zugang zu den wichtigen Bereichen und kann nach Erledigung des Jobs spurlos verschwinden. Denn wer wird sich schon an den Namen des unscheinbaren Praktikanten erinnern? Mit fünfundzwanzig ist John nun im Rentenalter seiner Profession und soll seinen letzten Auftrag in einer von Manhattans renommiertesten Anwaltskanzleien erledigen. Gleichzeitig ist es sein schwierigster Fall bislang, denn er muss erst einmal herausfinden, wer seine Zielperson ist. Schritt für Schritt arbeitet er sich zum inneren Zirkel der Macht vor und trifft dort auf den härtesten – und attraktivsten – Gegner, den er jemals hatte: FBI-Agentin Alice. Das Undenkbare ist passiert, Johns Tarnung ist aufgeflogen. Stellt sich die Frage, wie er aus diesem ganzen Mist heil herauskommen soll ...
Category: Fiction

Saving Behavior And The Asset Price Bubble In Japan Analytical Studies

Author : Ulrich Baumgartner
ISBN : 1557754624
Genre : Business & Economics
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This volume brings together various analytical studies the IMF staff has undertaken on the Japanese economy, focusing on two areas of particular interest for both longer-term economic performance and recent cyclical developments. The first is Japan's saving behavior, the second is the remarkable swing in asset prices that occurred in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Category: Business & Economics

Asset Liability Management Gesamtbanksteuerung

Author : Hannes Enthofer
ISBN : 9783709408728
Genre : Law
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Alle ALM-Aktivitäten in einem Band Von den Änderungen in der Bankbuchsteuerung bis zu Corporate Governance und Compliance auf Gesamtbankebene: Dieses umfassende Buch zeigt die praktische Umsetzung des Asset Liability Managements / der Gesamtbanksteuerung unter den aktuellen gesetzlichen Rahmenbedingungen. Wichtige Themen: Bankbuchsteuerung im Rahmen des ICAAPEigenkapital und Risiko-/Ertragssteuerung in der GesamtbankDetaillierte Steuerung der Zins-, Liquiditäts-, FX- und Credit Spread-RisikenEinsatz von Finanzinstrumenten im ALMCorporate Governance & Compliance auf GesamtbankebeneAktuell: Änderungen in der Bankbuchsteuerung durch CRR II, IRRBB und IRFS 9 Zweisprachig, in Deutsch und Englisch, gibt das Buch bereits in der 2. Auflage eine systematische Anleitung zur praktischen Umsetzung der ALM-Steuerung und ist darüber hinaus bestens als Nachschlagewerk geeignet.
Category: Law

The Asset Protection Scheme

Author : Great Britain: National Audit Office
ISBN : 0102965609
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Treasury's Asset Protection Scheme to protect over £280 billion of Royal Bank of Scotland's financial assets against losses has, so far, only been partially successful in encouraging lending to creditworthy borrowers on the scale originally envisaged. The Scheme, launched in early 2009, initially involved two banks. RBS eventually put £282 billion of assets into the Scheme, while Lloyds Banking Group paid £2.5 billion to exit the Scheme in November 2009 and instead raised additional capital from shareholders. The principal elements of the Scheme, particularly the first loss, were based on a robust assessment of incentives and on as complete information on the underlying assets as were available at the time. As part of the Scheme, Lloyds and RBS agreed lending targets. While both banks met targets for mortgage lending, there was a shortfall of £30 billion against targets for lending to business. Value for money in the longer term will depend heavily on incentives built into the Scheme to encourage good management of assets. Establishing a requirement for RBS to bear the first £60 billion of losses (a 'first loss') was crucial in providing the right incentive for the bank to manage its assets effectively. However, if the first loss is exceeded, RBS will have less financial incentive to avoid further losses although the bank considers it will still have a legal and moral obligation to manage the assets as best it can. The position of taxpayers would be particularly vulnerable if losses were to exceed about £73 billion
Category: Business & Economics

The Asset Allocation Of Emerging Market Mutual Funds

Author : Mr. Piti Disyatat
ISBN : 9781451898958
Genre : Business & Economics
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Benchmark following and portfolio rebalancing effects have often been cited when trying to explain international financial contagion phenomena. Using a dataset containing the country allocation of individual dedicated emerging market equity funds, we assess the relevance of mean-variance optimization and benchmark following, finding strong evidence for both. We also present a framework to systematically extract useful information about market expectations from funds'' holdings.
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Controlling Capital Legal Restrictions And The Asset Composition Of International Financial Flows

Author : Mahir Binici
ISBN : 9781452732909
Genre : Business & Economics
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How effective are capital account restrictions? We provide new answers based on a novel panel data set of capital controls, disaggregated by asset class and by inflows/outflows, covering 74 countries during 1995-2005. We find the estimated effects of capital controls to vary markedly across the types of capital controls, both by asset categories, by the direction of flows, and across countries'' income levels. In particular, both debt and equity controls can substantially reduce outflows, with little effect on capital inflows, but only high-income countries appear able to effectively impose debt (outflow) controls. The results imply that capital controls can affect both the volume and the composition of capital flows.
Category: Business & Economics

Excess Volatility And The Asset Pricing Exchange Rate Model With Unobservable Fundamentals

Author : Mr. Lorenzo Giorgianni
ISBN : 9781452700823
Genre : Business & Economics
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This paper presents a method to test the volatility predictions of the textbook asset-pricing exchange rate model, which imposes minimal structure on the data and does not commit to a choice of exchange rate “fundamentals.” Our method builds on existing tests of excess volatility in asset prices, combining them with a procedure that extracts unobservable fundamentals from survey-based exchange rate expectations. We apply our method to data for the three major exchange rates since 1984 and find broad evidence of excess exchange rate volatility with respect to the predictions of the canonical asset-pricing model in an efficient market.
Category: Business & Economics