Global Pension Crisis

In Dr. Marin's words, the retired generation, "These are builders of your country and they deserve a long and healthy life and a decent retirement. They are, indeed, your parents" - speaks his heart. The framework discussed in the book using demographics and GDP projections estimates the pension fund gap and pension burden the world is going to face in the next 40 years. The book looks at alternative investments like hedge funds that...

Secrets of Swiss Banking

In my 72 years i have purchased only one book twice in the same week, so i can share it and have a copy to keep. this is that book. the great insight shown in the front substantiation, is intense and spot on accurate , foretelling the events that actually transpired in the half decade after its publication.while much of the problems that could be avoided by using the book have been eliminated or moderated, there is still a method in ...

Profit Improvement through Supplier Enhancement

Mr. Ralph R. Pawlak is the author of 2 previous books: APRESS publishing: "Industrial Problem Solving Simplified" and CRC Press: "Solving Complex Industrial Problems without Statistics". He earned an industrial engineering degree from General Motors Institute in Flint, Michigan and a master of education degree from the University of Buffalo. He has served in various manufacturing and quality manager positions at various facilities in...

Retirement System Risk Management

In the wake of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, lawmakers and regulators around the world have changed the playbook for how banks and other financial institutions must manage their risks and report their activities. The US Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and the European System of Financial Supervision (ESFS) is also crafting a framework to supervise regulated finan...

Wiley CIAexcel Exam Review 2014

The definitive Certified Internal Auditor Exam preparation guide Designed to help you rigorously and thoroughly prepare for the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) Exam, Wiley CIA Exam Review 2014 Part 2, Internal Audit Practice covers the key topics on Part II of the exam. These include conducting engagements; carrying out specific engagements; monitoring engagement outcomes; fraud knowledge elements; and engagement tools. Features a f...

Mission Impact: Breakthrough Strategies for Nonprofits

Create powerful strategies for your nonprofit organization to achieve breakthrough performance in mission impact Does your nonprofit have a reliable way of knowing the impact its making? Beginning with an eye-opening discussion of what strategy is, Mission Impact: A Breakthrough Strategy for Nonprofits reveals how the process of strategy development should be designed with authoritative coverage of mission impact, vision, five year s...

The JOBS Act: Crowdfunding for Small Businesses and Startups

This book describes how small businesses and startups can raise up to $1 million in equity (or debt) funding online via what are called Crowdfunding Platforms―online communities and websites. On May 16, 2016, the US Securities and Exchange Commission implemented Title III of the JOBS Act, a law signed by President Barack Obama and formally known as the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act. The act is designed to "reopen American capit...

World Bank Accountability : In Theory and in Practice

International financial institutions such as the World Bank should be accountable - but to whom and for what? What role is there for legal and social normativity to influence, prescribe and assess behaviour and, ultimately, realize specific outcomes? How do we answer such questions in theory and how do we implement the answers to such questions in practice? Focusing on the World Bank's development-lending operations, this book consid...