quantifying and controlling catastrophic risks



Guenter Schaefer Security in Fixed and Wireless Networks Guenter Schaefer Security in Fixed and Wireless Networks Новинка

Guenter Schaefer Security in Fixed and Wireless Networks

8780.13 руб.
Introduces aspects on security threats and their countermeasures in both fixed and wireless networks, advising on how countermeasures can provide secure communication infrastructures. Enables the reader to understand the risks of inappropriate network security, what mechanisms and protocols can be deployed to counter these risks, and how these mechanisms and protocols work.
John Puskar R. Fuel and Combustion Systems Safety. What you don't know can kill you! John Puskar R. Fuel and Combustion Systems Safety. What you don't know can kill you! Новинка

John Puskar R. Fuel and Combustion Systems Safety. What you don't know can kill you!

7403.59 руб.
Practical, easy-to-follow advice that saves lives Based on the author's thirty years of hands-on experience working in the field of industrial fuel systems and combustion equipment safety, this book integrates safety codes with practical, tested, and proven guidance that makes it viable to specify, operate, and maintain industrial fuel and combustion systems as safely as possible. Readers will learn about fuels, piping, combustion, controls, and risks from more than fifty «real-life stories» the author has integrated into each chapter so one can immediately see and understand the concepts presented. The incidents depicted resulted in forty-six deaths, hundreds of serious injuries, and billions of dollars in losses. Each example is followed by lessons learned, helping readers understand what could have been done to avoid the disaster or minimize the resulting destruction of life and property. The book begins with an introductory chapter that presents key concepts in industrial fuel and combustion systems safety. Next, chapters cover such topics as: Combustion and natural gas piping basics Gas supply system issues Gas piping repairs and cleaning Fuel trains and combustion equipment Boilers and their unique risks Controlling combustion risks: people, policy, equipment The final two chapters address risks related to facilities outside of the United States, as well as business contingency planning related to fuels and combustion equipment. The last chapter explains how to plan for and then respond quickly and effectively to fuel or combustion system incidents. Filled with practical, easy-to-follow advice that saves lives, Fuel and Combustion Systems Safety is an essential reference for everyone from equipment operators and maintenance personnel to corporate risk managers and global safety directors.
Сборник статей Сборник статей I межвузовской студенческой научно-практической конференции «Unbalanced Global Economy And Rising Risks» Сборник статей Сборник статей I межвузовской студенческой научно-практической конференции «Unbalanced Global Economy And Rising Risks» Новинка

Сборник статей Сборник статей I межвузовской студенческой научно-практической конференции «Unbalanced Global Economy And Rising Risks»

149 руб.
В сборнике представлены доклады, представленные на межвузовской студенческой научно-практической конференции МГУ «Unbalanced Global Economy and Rising Risks».
Jason Scharfman A. Hedge Fund Operational Due Diligence. Understanding the Risks Jason Scharfman A. Hedge Fund Operational Due Diligence. Understanding the Risks Новинка

Jason Scharfman A. Hedge Fund Operational Due Diligence. Understanding the Risks

8487.71 руб.
How to diagnose and monitor key hedge fund operational risks With the various scandals taking place with hedge funds, now more than ever, both financial and operational risks must be examined. Revealing how to effectively detect and evaluate often-overlooked operational risk factors in hedge funds, such as multi-jurisdictional regulatory coordination, organizational nesting, and vaporware, Hedge Fund Operational Due Diligence includes real-world examples drawn from the author's experiences dealing with the operational risks of a global platform of over 80 hedge funds, funds of hedge funds, private equity, and real estate managers.
Ovidiu Cretu Risk Management for Design and Construction Ovidiu Cretu Risk Management for Design and Construction Новинка

Ovidiu Cretu Risk Management for Design and Construction

9512.5 руб.
The essential risk assessment guide for civil engineering, design, and construction Risk management allows construction professionals to identify the risks inherent in all projects, and to provide the tools for evaluating the probabilities and impacts to minimize the risk potential. This book introduces risk as a central pillar of project management and shows how a project manager can be prepared for dealing with uncertainty. Written by experts in the field, Risk Management for Design and Construction uses clear, straightforward terminology to demystify the concepts of project uncertainty and risk. Highlights include: Integrated cost and schedule risk analysis An introduction to a ready-to-use system of analyzing a project's risks and tools to proactively manage risks A methodology that was developed and used by the Washington State Department of Transportation Case studies and examples on the proper application of principles Information about combining value analysis with risk analysis «This book is a must for professionals who are seeking to move towards a proactive risk-centric management style. It is a valuable resource for students who are discovering the intricacies of uncertainties and risks within value estimation. For professionals, the book advocates for identifying and analyzing 'only' risks whose impact are of consequence to a project's performance.» —JOHN MILTON, PHD, PE Director of Enterprise Risk Management, Washington State Department of Transportation
Inoue Yoshihisa Supramolecular Photochemistry. Controlling Photochemical Processes Inoue Yoshihisa Supramolecular Photochemistry. Controlling Photochemical Processes Новинка

Inoue Yoshihisa Supramolecular Photochemistry. Controlling Photochemical Processes

13190.67 руб.
This is the most updated, comprehensive collection of monographs on all aspects of photochemistry and photophysics related to natural and synthetic, inorganic, organic, and biological supramolecular systems. Supramolecular Photochemistry: Controlling Photochemical Processes addresses reactions in crystals, organized assemblies, monolayers, zeolites, clays, silica, micelles, polymers, dendrimers, organic hosts, supramolecular structures, organic glass, proteins and DNA, and applications of photosystems in confined media. This landmark publication describes the past, present, and future of this growing interdisciplinary area.
Heather Meeker J. The Open Source Alternative. Understanding Risks and Leveraging Opportunities Heather Meeker J. The Open Source Alternative. Understanding Risks and Leveraging Opportunities Новинка

Heather Meeker J. The Open Source Alternative. Understanding Risks and Leveraging Opportunities

2893.54 руб.
This book is a user manual for understanding and deployment of open source software licensing in business. Written for lawyers and businesspeople alike, it explains and analyzes open source licensing issues, and gives practical suggestions on how to deal with open source licensing in a business context. Including useful forms, information, and both technical and licensing background, this book will help you avoid legal pitfalls and edcuate your organization about the risks of open source.
Vladimir Rykov Reliability of Engineering Systems and Technological Risk Vladimir Rykov Reliability of Engineering Systems and Technological Risk Новинка

Vladimir Rykov Reliability of Engineering Systems and Technological Risk

9512.5 руб.
This book is based on a lecture course to students specializing in the safety of technological processes and production. The author focuses on three main problems in technological risks and safety: elements of reliability theory, the basic notions, models and methods of general risk theory and some aspects of insurance in the context of risk management. Although the material in this book is aimed at those working towards a bachelor's degree in engineering, it may also be of interest to postgraduate students and specialists dealing with problems related to reliability and risks.
Carol Rinzler Ann Controlling Cholesterol For Dummies Carol Rinzler Ann Controlling Cholesterol For Dummies Новинка

Carol Rinzler Ann Controlling Cholesterol For Dummies

1774.06 руб.
Need to get your cholesterol in check? You’ll find the latest information about cholesterol, including treatments, drug information, and dietary advice, in Controlling Cholesterol For Dummies, 2nd Edition, an easy-to-understand guide to cholesterol control. You’ll learn how to lower your numbers and maintain healthy cholesterol levels. You’ll also find out how to eat and exercise properly, use vitamins and supplements, and quit unhealthy habits. You’ll find out cholesterol’s positive functions and why too much can be a bad thing. You can also assess your cholesterol risk by taking your age, sex, ethnicity, and family history into consideration. Find out what you need to ask your doctor about stress tests, ECBT, and angiograms to check for plaque buildup. Design a cholesterol-crushing diet and understand which foods can help you lower your numbers. Find out how smoking, alcohol, exercise, excess weight, supplements, and prescription medications affect your cholesterol levels. Find out how to: Assess your cholesterol risk Understand the benefits and risks associated with cholesterol Design and adhere to a cholesterol-lowering diet Avoid dangerous drugs Reduce your risk of heart attack Choose fats and fibers correctly Check for plaque buildup Complete with lists of ten important cholesterol websites, ten nutrition websites, ten cholesterol myths, ten landmarks in cholesterol history, ten foods that raise your cholesterol, and ten foods that lower your cholesterol, Controlling Cholesterol For Dummies, 2nd Edition will help keep your cholesterol levels under control for good!
Meredith Gore L. Conservation Criminology Meredith Gore L. Conservation Criminology Новинка

Meredith Gore L. Conservation Criminology

6219.26 руб.
This important new text introduces conservation criminology as the interdisciplinary study of environmental exploitation and risks at the intersection of human and natural systems. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the book enhances understanding of the various human and organizational behaviors that pose risks to the environment, humans, and drive conservation crime. As human population growth, global market economies, climate change, deforestation, and illegal exploitation of natural resources continue to increase, academic research from numerous disciplines is needed to address these challenges. Conservation Criminology promotes thinking about how unsustainable natural resources exploitation is a cause and a consequence of social conflict. Case studies profiled in the book demonstrate this cause and effect type situation, as well as innovative approaches for reducing risks to people and the environment. This text encourages readers to consider how humans behave in response to environmental risks and the various mechanisms that constitute effective and ineffective approaches to enforcement of wildlife crimes, including environmental and conservation policy. Case studies from the USA, Latin America, Africa, and Asia highlight corruption in conservation, global trade in electronic waste, illegal fishing, illegal logging, human-wildlife conflict, technology and space, water insecurity, wildlife disease, and wildlife poaching. Taken together, chapters expand the reader’s perspective and employ tools to understand and address environmental crimes and risks, and to provide novel empirical evidence for positive change. With established contributors providing interdisciplinary and global perspectives, this book establishes a foundation for the emerging field of conservation criminology.
Thomas Meyer Mastering Illiquidity. Risk management for portfolios of limited partnership funds Thomas Meyer Mastering Illiquidity. Risk management for portfolios of limited partnership funds Новинка

Thomas Meyer Mastering Illiquidity. Risk management for portfolios of limited partnership funds

6430.08 руб.
Arms investors with powerful new tools for measuring and managing the risks associated with the various illiquid asset classes With risk-free interest rates and risk premiums at record lows, many investors are turning to illiquid assets, such as real estate, private equity, infrastructure and timber, in search of superior returns and greater portfolio diversity. But as many analysts, investors and wealth managers are discovering, such investments bring with them a unique set of risks that cannot be measured by standard asset allocation models. Written by a dream team of globally renowned experts in the field, this book provides a clear, accessible overview of illiquid fund investments, focusing on what the main risks of these asset classes are and how to measure those risks in today's regulatory environment. Provides solutions for institutional investors in need of guidance in today's regulatory environment Offers detailed descriptions of risk measurement in illiquid asset classes, illustrated with real life case studies Helps you to develop reliable risk management tools while complying with the regulations designed to contain the individual and systemic risks arising from illiquid investments Features real-life case studies that capture an array of risk management scenarios you are likely to encounter
Adrian Day Investing in Resources. How to Profit from the Outsized Potential and Avoid the Risks Adrian Day Investing in Resources. How to Profit from the Outsized Potential and Avoid the Risks Новинка

Adrian Day Investing in Resources. How to Profit from the Outsized Potential and Avoid the Risks

2568.82 руб.
How to analyze and understand investment opportunities in the resources market Investing in resource markets is quite different from other sectors–extreme cyclicality; very long cycles; huge corrections; continual mergers and acquisitions; and, huge capital needs. Written by industry pioneer Adrian Day, Investing in Resources: How to Profit from the Outsized Potential and Avoid the Outsized Risks details the factors that affect investing in resource markets, and how, if an investor understands those factors, the resource market can be a great place to realize very strong gains. The book: Explains the major factors driving resource prices higher, including new demand from China and the difficulty in finding new economic resources Discusses how the resource industry is changing, and addresses where we are in the «Super Cycle» Details how to profit by investing in base metals, gold, silver, and agriculture, while explaining the peculiar political, environmental, and social risks inherent in resource markets In recent years, deciding how to minimize the excessive risks of investing in resource markets has proven difficult for even the most experienced investors. Thanks to Investing in Resources, the task of how and where to invest in this lucrative market is made easier.
CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety) Recognizing Catastrophic Incident Warning Signs in the Process Industries CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety) Recognizing Catastrophic Incident Warning Signs in the Process Industries Новинка

CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety) Recognizing Catastrophic Incident Warning Signs in the Process Industries

10571.05 руб.
This book provides guidance on characterizing, recognizing, and responding to warning signs to help avoid process incidents and injuries before they occur. The guidance can be used by both process safety management (PSM) professionals in evaluating their processes and PSM systems as well as for operators who are often the frontline defense against process incidents. Warning signs may consist of process deviations or upsets, instrumentation warnings or alarms, past operating history and incidents, observable problems such as corrosion or unusual odors, audit results indicating procedures are not being followed, or a number of other indicators. Filled with photos and practical tips, this book will turn anyone in a process plant into a hazard lookout and will help prevent potential incidents before they turn into catastrophic events.
Отсутствует Credit Risk Management Отсутствует Credit Risk Management Новинка

Отсутствует Credit Risk Management

4050.95 руб.
The importance of managing credit and credit risks carefully and appropriately cannot be overestimated. The very success or failure of a bank and the banking industry in general may well depend on how credit risk is handled. Banking professionals must be fully versed in the risks associated with credit operations and how to manage those risks. This up-to-date volume is an invaluable reference and study tool that delves deep into issues associated with credit risk management. Credit Risk Management from the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB)discusses the various ways through which banks manage risks. Essential for candidates studying for the HKIB Associateship Examination, it can also help those who want to acquire a deeper understanding of how and why banks make decisions and set up processes that lower their risk. Topics covered in this book include: Active credit portfolio management Risk management, pricing, and capital adequacy Capital requirements for banks Approaches to credit risk management Structural models and probability of default Techniques to determine loss given default Derivatives and structured products
Imam Wahyudi Risk Management for Islamic Banks. Recent Developments from Asia and the Middle East Imam Wahyudi Risk Management for Islamic Banks. Recent Developments from Asia and the Middle East Новинка

Imam Wahyudi Risk Management for Islamic Banks. Recent Developments from Asia and the Middle East

5401.27 руб.
Gain insight into the unique risk management challenges within the Islamic banking system Risk Management for Islamic Banks: Recent Developments from Asia and the Middle East analyzes risk management strategies in Islamic banking, presented from the perspectives of different banking institutions. Using comprehensive global case studies, the book details the risks involving various banking institutions in Indonesia, Malaysia, UAE, Bahrain, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia, pointing out the different management strategies that arise as a result of Islamic banking practices. Readers gain insight into risk management as a comprehensive system, and a process of interlinked continuous cycles that integrate into every business activity within Islamic banks. The unique processes inherent in Islamic banking bring about complex risks not experienced by traditional banks. From Shariah compliance, to equity participation contracts, to complicated sale contracts, Islamic banks face unique market risks. Risk Management for Islamic Banks covers the creation of an appropriate risk management environment, as well as a stage-based implementation strategy that includes risk identification, measurement, mitigation, monitoring, controlling, and reporting. The book begins with a discussion of the philosophy of risk management, then delves deeper into the issue with topics like: Risk management as an integrated system The history, framework, and process of risk management in Islamic banking Financing, operational, investment, and market risk Shariah compliance and associated risk The book also discusses the future potential and challenges of Islamic banking, and outlines the risk management pathway. As an examination of the wisdom, knowledge, and ideal practice of Islamic banking, Risk Management for Islamic Banks contains valuable insights for those active in the Islamic market.
Shackleton Caroline, Turner Nathan Paul Get Smart: Our Amazing Brain Shackleton Caroline, Turner Nathan Paul Get Smart: Our Amazing Brain Новинка

Shackleton Caroline, Turner Nathan Paul Get Smart: Our Amazing Brain

845 руб.
The human brain is an amazing organ controlling our speech, making our heart beat, and solving problems. Come and explore how our brains work and make us who we are.
S. Seo Niggol Natural and Man-Made Catastrophes. Theories, Economics, and Policy Designs S. Seo Niggol Natural and Man-Made Catastrophes. Theories, Economics, and Policy Designs Новинка

S. Seo Niggol Natural and Man-Made Catastrophes. Theories, Economics, and Policy Designs

9036.98 руб.
A thorough explanation of the mathematical theories, philosophies, and economics of catastrophes with a view to how humanity should be prepared for events with catastrophic consequences This book presents a holistic view of natural and man-made catastrophes, from mathematical theories and philosophy through to economics and policy. It is both academic and applied in its approach, offering both empirical evidence and academic reflections to give a new perspective on an ever-developing topic, and providing many examples of public policy and catastrophe responses from around the world. Natural and Man-made Catastrophes: Theories, Economics, and Policy Designs begins by introducing readers to numerous natural and man-made catastrophes and how catastrophe theories have played a pivotal role in designing policies and responses to them. It discusses hurricanes, earthquakes, nuclear disaster, asteroid collision, Large Hadron Collider, artificial intelligence, uncontrollable robots, global warming, infectious diseases without antibodies, and bioterrorism. It clarifies key mathematical and scientific theories—such as catastrophe theory, chaos, singularity, fractal, tipping point, unbounded variance, fat-tail, and Feigenbaum constant—on catastrophes. The book goes on to examine ancient and contemporary philosophies that have played critical roles in humanity’s understanding of catastrophic outcomes. The book critically builds the economics of catastrophic events 1) by consolidating the catastrophe literature in natural sciences, scientific theories, and philosophy; 2) by constructing global empirical catastrophe data and analytical models using historical data on hurricanes and earthquakes; 3) and by critically reviewing policy experiences on the aforementioned catastrophic events. Lays the foundation for the economic analyses and policy-making on potential humanity/universe threatening catastrophes Includes many examples of public policy and behavioral responses to catastrophes from around the world Provides a wide-ranging commentary on crucial implications of the studies, models, and concepts of catastrophes Synthesizes the catastrophe literature in mathematical theories, philosophical traditions, economic analyses, policy studies, and contemporary concerns. Natural and Man-made Catastrophes: Theories, Economics, and Policy Designs is an important book for students, teachers, professionals, and policy makers who are involved in environmental research and disaster response.
Magdalena Chomuszko Nowoczesne zarządzanie poprzez controlling procesów Magdalena Chomuszko Nowoczesne zarządzanie poprzez controlling procesów Новинка

Magdalena Chomuszko Nowoczesne zarządzanie poprzez controlling procesów

241.66 руб.
Książka porządkuje duży obszar zagadnień związanych z zarządzaniem poprzez controlling procesów. Mnogość zagadnień zawartych w tych obszarach (controlling i podejście procesowe) może powodować zagubienie, a w konsekwencji niechęć przedsiębiorców do wykorzystania w zarządzaniu narzędzi controllingowych. Ideą zaproponowanej w książce koncepcji controllingu procesów jest dostarczenie użytecznego narzędzia, za pomocą którego wdrożenie controllingu w przedsiębiorstwie może być łatwiejsze.
Imam Wahyudi Risk Management for Islamic Banks Imam Wahyudi Risk Management for Islamic Banks Новинка

Imam Wahyudi Risk Management for Islamic Banks

5401.27 руб.
Gain insight into the unique risk management challenges within the Islamic banking system Risk Management for Islamic Banks: Recent Developments from Asia and the Middle East analyzes risk management strategies in Islamic banking, presented from the perspectives of different banking institutions. Using comprehensive global case studies, the book details the risks involving various banking institutions in Indonesia, Malaysia, UAE, Bahrain, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia, pointing out the different management strategies that arise as a result of Islamic banking practices. Readers gain insight into risk management as a comprehensive system, and a process of interlinked continuous cycles that integrate into every business activity within Islamic banks. The unique processes inherent in Islamic banking bring about complex risks not experienced by traditional banks. From Shariah compliance, to equity participation contracts, to complicated sale contracts, Islamic banks face unique market risks. Risk Management for Islamic Banks covers the creation of an appropriate risk management environment, as well as a stage-based implementation strategy that includes risk identification, measurement, mitigation, monitoring, controlling, and reporting. The book begins with a discussion of the philosophy of risk management, then delves deeper into the issue with topics like: Risk management as an integrated system The history, framework, and process of risk management in Islamic banking Financing, operational, investment, and market risk Shariah compliance and associated risk The book also discusses the future potential and challenges of Islamic banking, and outlines the risk management pathway. As an examination of the wisdom, knowledge, and ideal practice of Islamic banking, Risk Management for Islamic Banks contains valuable insights for those active in the Islamic market.
J. States Christopher Arsenic. Exposure Sources, Health Risks, and Mechanisms of Toxicity J. States Christopher Arsenic. Exposure Sources, Health Risks, and Mechanisms of Toxicity Новинка

J. States Christopher Arsenic. Exposure Sources, Health Risks, and Mechanisms of Toxicity

14268.4 руб.
This book illustrates the chemistry, toxicology, and health effects of arsenic using novel modeling techniques, case studies, experimental data, and future perspectives. • Covers exposure sources, health risks, and mechanisms of one of the most toxic minerals in the world • Helps readers understand potential health effects of arsenic, using population studies, mammalian and invertebrate models, and pharmacokinetic and toxicokinetic models • Discusses outcomes, epidemiology, real-life examples, and modes of action for arsenic-induced diseases, like lung cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, and immunotoxicity • Acts as a reference for toxicologists, environmental chemists, and risk assessors and includes up-to-date, novel modeling techniques for scientists • Includes future perspectives on special topics, like extrapolation from experimental models to human exposures, biomarkers for phenotypic anchoring, and pathology of chronic exposure
Darbyshire Paul Hedge Fund Modeling and Analysis Using Excel and VBA Darbyshire Paul Hedge Fund Modeling and Analysis Using Excel and VBA Новинка

Darbyshire Paul Hedge Fund Modeling and Analysis Using Excel and VBA

8796.35 руб.
Co-authored by two respected authorities on hedge funds and asset management, this implementation-oriented guide shows you how to employ a range of the most commonly used analysis tools and techniques both in industry and academia, for understanding, identifying and managing risk as well as for quantifying return factors across several key investment strategies. The book is also suitable for use as a core textbook for specialised graduate level courses in hedge funds and alternative investments. The book provides hands-on coverage of the visual and theoretical methods for measuring and modelling hedge fund performance with an emphasis on risk-adjusted performance metrics and techniques. A range of sophisticated risk analysis models and risk management strategies are also described in detail. Throughout, coverage is supplemented with helpful skill building exercises and worked examples in Excel and VBA. The book's dedicated website, www.darbyshirehampton.com provides Excel spreadsheets and VBA source code which can be freely downloaded and also features links to other relevant and useful resources. A comprehensive course in hedge fund modelling and analysis, this book arms you with the knowledge and tools required to effectively manage your risks and to optimise the return profile of your investment style.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich The Double Dostoevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich The Double Новинка

Dostoevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich The Double

673 руб.
Constantly rebuffed from the social circles he aspires to frequent, the timid clerk Golyadkin is confronted by the sudden appearance of his double, a more brazen, confident and socially succesful version of himself, who abuses and victimizes the original. As he is increasingly persecuted, Golyadkin finds his social, romantic and professional life unravelling, in a spiral that leads to a catastrophic denouement.
C.M. van't Land Safety in Design C.M. van't Land Safety in Design Новинка

C.M. van't Land Safety in Design

5783.86 руб.
Expert insight and guidance on integrating safety into design to significantly reduce risks to people, systems, property, and communities Safe design refers to the integration of hazard identification and risk assessment methods early in the design process so as to eliminate or minimize the risks of catastrophic failure throughout the life of a system, process, product, or service. This book provides engineers, designers, scientists and governmental officials with the knowledge and tools needed to seamlessly incorporate safety into the design of civil, industrial, and agricultural installations, as well as transportation systems, so as to minimize the risk of accidents and injuries. The methodology described in Safety in Design originates from the continuous safeguarding techniques first developed in the chemical industry and can successfully be applied to a range of industrial and civil settings. While the author focuses mainly on the aspects of safe design, he also addresses procedures which have a proven track record of preventing and alleviating the impacts of accidents with existing designs. He shares lessons learned from his nearly half-century of experience in the field and provides accounts of mishaps which could have been prevented, or significantly mitigated, based on data collected from approximately seventy incidents that have occurred in various countries. • Describes the application of safe design in an array of fields, including the chemical industry, transportation, farming, the building trade, and leisure • Reviews the history of intrinsic process safeguarding, which was first used in the chemical industry to minimize the risk of human error or instrumentation failure • Describes dozens of preventable incidents to illustrate the critical role safe design can play • Provides expert guidance and valuable tools for seamlessly weaving safety into every phase of the design process Safety in Design is an indispensable working resource for chemical, civil, mechanical, risk, and safety engineers, as well as professional R&D scientists, and process safety professionals. It is also a useful reference for insurers who deal with catastrophic loss potentials, and for government personnel who regulate or monitor industrial plants and procedures, traffic systems, and more.
Cong Wang EPD Congress 2016 Cong Wang EPD Congress 2016 Новинка

Cong Wang EPD Congress 2016

10971.69 руб.
EPD Congress is an annual collection of conference proceedings that addresses extraction and processing metallurgy. The papers in this book are drawn from symposia held at the 2016 Annual Meeting of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society. The 2016 edition includes papers from the following symposia: Materials Processing Fundamentals Advanced Characterization Techniques for Quantifying and Modeling Deformation
J. Aikman S. When Prime Brokers Fail. The Unheeded Risk to Hedge Funds, Banks, and the Financial Industry J. Aikman S. When Prime Brokers Fail. The Unheeded Risk to Hedge Funds, Banks, and the Financial Industry Новинка

J. Aikman S. When Prime Brokers Fail. The Unheeded Risk to Hedge Funds, Banks, and the Financial Industry

3211.82 руб.
An informative primer on the new landscape of leading prime brokers Before the recent financial crisis, both regulators and market participants disregarded the complex and dangerous nature of the relationship between prime brokers (the banks) and their clients (the funds). In When Prime Brokers Fail, J. S. Aikman examines the convoluted structure of this relationship, the main participants, and the impact of the near collapse of prime brokerages on the financial world. Filled with in-depth insights and expert advice, When Prime Brokers Fail takes a close look at the unheeded risks of prime finance and lays out the steps required for managers to protect their funds and bankers to protect their brokerages. Examines the challenges, trends, and risks within the prime brokerage space Discusses the structural adjustments firms will need to make to avoid similar disasters Analyzes the complex relationship between hedge funds and their brokerages and the risks that multiply in extraordinary markets Covers new ways to manage an inherently risky business and the regulations that may soon be introduced into this arena Engaging and informative, this timely book details the intricacies and interdependencies of prime brokerages and the role that these operations play in our increasingly dynamic financial system.
Jeremy Bolland Writing Securities Research. A Best Practice Guide Jeremy Bolland Writing Securities Research. A Best Practice Guide Новинка

Jeremy Bolland Writing Securities Research. A Best Practice Guide

5864.23 руб.
The book highlights the major risks that securities analysts (and other securities professionals) face. The various laws, rules and regulations that securities analysts are subject to are broadly split into three categories: research-specific rules and regulations; market-wide laws; and society-wide laws and customs. The risks that arise out of these various levels of rules and regulations, insofar as research analysts and other securities professionals are concerned, include conflicts of interest, fair distribution/front-running of research, insider trading, spreading of rumours, not highlighting investment risks (including corporate governance issues), as well as defamation and copyright issues. We see that if an analyst puts a company in play, a regulator would instantly assume that the analyst is trading on inside information (especially if the information turns out to be true) or is spreading a rumour (especially if it turns out to be false). However, we also see that there is a third option – that the analyst might just have come to his or her conclusion through some good research based on verifiable facts and reasonable assumptions. Definitions of research from around the world are examined. After all, research is generally defined by its content, not by the author's job description. As such, non-Research securities professionals such as brokers and marketers of research as well as investors, journalists and even bloggers and twitterers need to understand what constitutes “research” so that they don't fall into the regulators' purview. As regards the risks to investment views that analysts need to highlight to their investors, the book not only examines economic and financial risks but also examines corporate governance issues such as executive compensation, equal treatment of shareholders, related-party transactions and risk management. To demonstrate the risks that analysts, securities professionals and investors face, the book draws on many cases and examples from around the world, including many from the global financial crisis of 2007-2009. From these cases we see how penalties for those involved in the securities markets have become more serious over the years. They range from fines to imprisonment, and even to execution in some markets. To give a light-hearted angle, many of these cases are accompanied by “Alex” cartoons.
Toby Bishop J. Corporate Resiliency. Managing the Growing Risk of Fraud and Corruption Toby Bishop J. Corporate Resiliency. Managing the Growing Risk of Fraud and Corruption Новинка

Toby Bishop J. Corporate Resiliency. Managing the Growing Risk of Fraud and Corruption

3536.54 руб.
Corporate Resiliency: Managing the Growing Risk of Fraud and Corruption is written for members of boards of directors and audit committees, senior executives, those who advise or report to them, and those responsible for managing fraud and corruption risks. It describes in plain English terms a proactive fraud and corruption risk management process that can enhance corporate resiliency. The authors provide practical insights and highlight traps to avoid. Quotes from their interviews of business executives provide international perspectives regarding changes in fraud and corruption risks and techniques companies are adopting to deal with them.
Pieter Arlow C. Industrial Security. Managing Security in the 21st Century Pieter Arlow C. Industrial Security. Managing Security in the 21st Century Новинка

Pieter Arlow C. Industrial Security. Managing Security in the 21st Century

6581.62 руб.
A comprehensive and practical guide to security organization and planning in industrial plants Features Basic definitions related to plant security Features Countermeasures and response methods Features Facilities and equipment, and security organization Topics covered are applicable to multiple types of industrial plants Illustrates practical techniques for assessing and evaluating financial and corporate risks
Jason Scharfman A. Private Equity Operational Due Diligence. Tools to Evaluate Liquidity, Valuation, and Documentation Jason Scharfman A. Private Equity Operational Due Diligence. Tools to Evaluate Liquidity, Valuation, and Documentation Новинка

Jason Scharfman A. Private Equity Operational Due Diligence. Tools to Evaluate Liquidity, Valuation, and Documentation

6108.58 руб.
A step-by-step guide to develop a flexible comprehensive operational due diligence program for private equity and real estate funds Addressing the unique aspects and challenges associated with performing operational due diligence review of both private equity and real estate asset classes, this essential guide provides readers with the tools to develop a flexible comprehensive operational due diligence program for private equity and real estate. It includes techniques for analyzing fund legal documents and financial statements, as well as methods for evaluating operational risks concerning valuation methodologies, pricing documentation and illiquidity concerns. Covers topics including fund legal documents and financial statement analysis techniques Includes case studies in operational fraud Companion website includes sample checklists, templates, spreadsheets, and links to laws and regulations referenced in the book Equips investors with the tools to evaluate liquidity, valuation, and documentation Also by Jason Scharfman: Hedge Fund Operational Due Diligence: Understanding the Risks Filled with case studies, this book is required reading for private equity and real estate investors, as well as fund managers and service providers, for performing due diligence on the noninvestment risks associated with private equity and real estate funds.
Nancy Flynn The Social Media Handbook. Rules, Policies, and Best Practices to Successfully Manage Your Organization's Social Media Presence, Posts, and Potential Nancy Flynn The Social Media Handbook. Rules, Policies, and Best Practices to Successfully Manage Your Organization's Social Media Presence, Posts, and Potential Новинка

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