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Risk Takers: Uses and Abuses of Financial Derivatives, CourseSmart eTextbook, 2nd Edition

By John Marthinsen

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Apr 8, 2008

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In an approachable, non-technical manner, Risk Takers brings eight modern financial derivatives situations to life, fully exploring the context of each event and evaluating the outcomes. Recognizing that the analysis of derivatives and risk-management techniques is often challenging for students, these selected examples bridge the gap between theory and application to help readers develop intuition into the complex decisions made by companies and municipalities. With a new introductory chapter that reinforces fundamental concepts, Risk Takers is the ideal accompaniment for any derivatives, options and futures, or risk management text.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Primer on Derivatives
Chapter 2: Employee Stock Options: What Every MBA Student Should Know
Chapter 3: Roche Holding: The Company, Its Financial Strategy, and Bull Spread Warrants
Chapter 4: Metallgesellschaft AG: Illusion of Profits and Losses; Reality of Cash Flows
Chapter 5: Swaps That Shook an Industry: Procter & Gamble versus Bankers Trust
Chapter 6: Orange County: The Largest Municipal Failure in U.S. History
Chapter 7: Barings Bank PLC: Leeson’s Lessons
Chapter 8: Long Term Capital Mismanagement: “JM & The Arb Boys”
Chapter 9: Amaranth Advisors LLC: Using Natural Gas Futures to Bet on the Weather

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Risk Takers: Uses and Abuses of Financial Derivatives, CourseSmart eTextbook, 2nd Edition
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$23.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-55120-7