1.2234 The Use of Financial Derivatives in Managing Corporate Risk.
This paper will explain the role of futures contracts in hedging strategies, and look at the elements of risk in hedging strategies. Upon this base, it will explore the extent to which risk can be controlled, and look at different quantitative strategies investors have used to minimize their risk exposure. In the final analysis it will be argued that there is no foolproof strategy for minimizing risk: what works in some cases simply does not in others. This is to say that risk is not completely eliminated, but rather reduced to varying degrees. 22.5 pgs. 35 f/c. 22b.
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Filename: 2234 Derivatives Corporate Risk.doc
2.2235 Motivation in the Financial Services Industry: A Look at the Discount Brokerage.
This brief study will take a look at the discount brokerage in terms of Porter's 'Five Forces Analysis', and also highlight views on job attitudes and job equity for both the manager and broker at a typical discount brokerage firm. 13 pgs. 2 f/c. 7b.
Bibliography: 7 source(s) listed
Filename: 2235 Motivation Financial Services.doc
3.2236 Changes in Information Technology.
The IT changes in the discount brokerage industry have been enormous over the 1995-1999 period. In response to this rapid technological advancement, the number of discount brokerages has multiplied with several hundred now active in the market. Investors are becoming increasing price conscious and there is great pressure on technology to reduce transactions costs and the time it takes for investor's bids to reach the trading floor. Those with the most advanced technology will dominate the market. Information technology, therefore, is perhaps the most critical success factor and, more than this, it is guiding the development of the entire brokerage industry. This study takes a Work Centered Analysis (WCA) approach of the key IT changes made over the 1995-1999 period. 11 pgs. 6 f/c. 6b.
Bibliography: 6 source(s) listed
Filename: 2236 Changes Information Technology.doc
4.2239 Economics: The Motion Picture "Wall Street" - A Review and An Interpretation From a Micro-Economic Perspective.
4 pgs. 0 f/c. 0b.
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Filename: 2239 Wall Street.doc
5.1623 Chain Store Buying: Literature Review.
This paper investigates the importance of chain stores to the future of American retailing. Identifying the importance of the different partners in chain store retailing is important in this investigation as it allows the reader to understand the benefits it provides for its customers. Recent literature is reviewed to understand this efficient and important concept of chain store buying. 10 pgs. 29 f/c. 11b.
Bibliography: 11 source(s) listed
Filename: 1623 Chain Store.doc
6.1642 The Role Of The Competition Bureau In Regulating Mergers and Corporate Concentration In Canada's Economy.
This paper discusses the role of the Competition Bureau in regulating mergers and corporate concentration in Canada's economy. The paper discusses the importance of considering the economy that the Bureau is operating in. Mergers and corporate acquisitions have become prevalent but is this all bad, if it means a company staving off bankruptcy. Other surrounding issues are addressed as well as looking at real examples in the past decade addressing this topic. 10 pgs. 16 f/c. 7b.
Bibliography: 7 source(s) listed
Filename: 1642 Competition Bureau.doc
7.1777 Accounting: The Differences Between Financial And Management Accounts. It Is Not Just A Question Of Legality.
Perhaps one of the most prominent discussions involving accounting has to do with the differences between financial and management accounts. Some regard these differences to be a question of legality. Companies are required by law to submit financial statements based on certain requirements. On the other hand, management accounting can be structured to suit the needs of the company. However, the fact that firms can structure their management accounting statements according to their needs might lead one to suggest that major differences between these two systems relate to practicality. With this in mind, it is hypothesised that while legal issues are important for determining the differences between financial and management accounting they are not the only considerations, one must also consider the extent to which practical considerations contribute to the development of these differences. 5 pgs. 10 f/c. 3b.