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How to Deal with Financing Risk | Dr. Andrea Moro (Laurea, MBA, PhD, PGCHE) | Reader in Finance | Cranfield University

This document is the soft copy of the presentation by Dr. Andrea Moro (Laurea, MBA, PhD, PGCHE). Finance plays a key role in firm's success: it is vital in pricing products correctly as well as in selecting the projects the firm should pursue; the mix of different sources of finance impact on the risk the firm incurs and its potential failure.

This webinar looks at the risk incurred by the firm when financing its investments by explaining the importance of matching the cash generated by the investment and the repayment of different providers of finance.

Particular attention will be paid to deriving working capital needs over and above the financing needs for fixed assets.

What you learn:

  • The source of financing risks for firms.
  • Differences between assets and working capital financing.
  • How to work out the repayment capability.

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Factors impacting the transition of OIC Countries | Dr. Walid Hejazi | Rotman School of Management

The fifty-seven member countries that form the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) account for twenty-three percent of the world's population, yet less than eleven percent of the world's total GDP. Why?

With the projected rise in the Muslim population, OIC member countries must do more to ensure accompanying GDP per capita growth. As a first step towards identifying growth opportunities for OIC member countries, three MBA students; Abhishek Chaudhary, Omer Saleem, Ash Zare, under the supervision of Prof. Hejazi at the Rotman School of Management, created an extensive central database with 170 world economic indicators amongst 230 countries spanning a period of 38 years, in order to benchmark OICs against other regions of the world and find reasons behind the lag.

This webinar will introduce you to the database and take you through some of the project's research findings which outline opportunities within social, institutional and financial arenas.

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How the World is Investing in Startups: Crowd, Angels, Venture firms | David Drake | Founder and chairman | LDJ Capital

This document is the soft copy of the presentation by David Drake.

Summary of Topics to be covered:

  • Startup Entrepreneurs: Find, Meet and Engage New Capital
  • Crowd Investors: The Rise of Global Fund Raisers
  • Angel Investors: Leading on Wings like Eagles
  • Venture Capitalists, PE and Fund Managers: The Internet is Where the Action is

 

What you will learn:
  • Learn new ways of financing available for startups like Crowdfunding
  • Discover new methods of investing in startups like Syndicate Funding
  • Learn how international regulations and technologies like automation are redefining capital formation and access for startups


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Discover what make Islamic Finance different from conventional finance | Mohamed Bechir BELAID | Teaching Assistant Accounting and Finance/Islamic Finance Researcher | Tunisian Ministry of Higher education and scientific research

This document is the soft copy of the presentation by Mohamed Bechir BELAID. Currently the world is suffering from the consequences of the last financial and economic crisis. Academic and professionals are giving more interest to Islamic finance as one of the possible solution to outcome the weaknesses of the existing system.

This science is characterized by the diversity of its sources (religious, economic and financial, social, ethics). That's why attention must be given to understand different aspects related to this industry both in theory and practice.

What you learn:

  • Introduction to Islamic finance
  • Sources of Islamic finance
  • Main differences between Islamic finance and conventional finance

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Managing the Investment and Financing Decisions of Companies | Dr. Alexander Van de Putte | IE Business School

This document is the soft copy of the presentation by Dr. Alexander Van de Putte. The Chief Financial Officer plays a central role in managing the investment and financing decisions of companies. Many more, financial and non-financial professionals, are however involved to ensure that the company meets its fiduciary responsibilities. This presentation explores the role of the CFO and then zooms into the financing decision and eventually contrasts conventional finance with Islamic finance.

Main features covered in this presentation are:

1. Understanding the role of the CFO as the corporate architect of the modern company
2. Investment decisions versus financing decisions
3. Islamic versus Conventional Finance
4. The prohibition of Riba and Gharar
5. The salient features of Islamic Finance

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The Mistakes CFOs Make | Dr. Henri Servaes London Business School

This document is the soft copy of the presentation by Dr. Henri Servaes. The role of a financial manager has changed dramatically over the past 10-15 years. The tools and securities available to analyse alternatives and manage risks have increased exponentially. At the same time, financial managers have become more knowledgeable about modern financial theory, its applications, and its shortcomings. All of this has occurred simultaneous to an increasing awareness of how much finance and risk management might add to the value of a firm and the importance, at least as perceived by the CFO, to communicate with financial markets and encourage share price strength.  Nevertheless, while financial managers have clearly become better at doing their jobs, a number of mistakes are still commonly made. Some of these have to do with the skills of the managers, others permeate throughout the organisation and are based on misconceptions in the CEO's office and the boardroom. This session will discuss the changes that occurred and highlight some of these problems. Amongst other topics it will consider poor knowledge of cost of capital and how it affects valuation, financial inertia, the risks of turning the treasury into a profit centre, obsession with credit ratings and misspecification of M&A goals.

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The Global Financial Crisis – Root Causes and Remedies | Mr.Shahid Kazi General Manager & Partner ValuStrat Consulting

This document is the soft copy of the presentation by Mr.Shahid Kazi on Global Financial Crisis. He said; As the world suffers from one of its worst financial crisis, very few seem to focus on one of the very basic issues in modern-day finance: Money Issuance. Money is the basic unit of finance and an understanding of the underlying mechanics of its creation or issuance are surprisingly either not adequately discussed or are severely misunderstood. In this  Mr. Kazi talked about the fundamental concepts behind this critical matter, the flaws in the current global money issuance system and potential remedies to address these issues.

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Best Practices In Acquisition Strategy | Dr. Michael J. Ho of Darden Business School

The presentation is the soft copy of the webinar conducted by Dr. Michael Ho of Darden Business School with MILE Madinah. Mergers and acquisitions is a critical component of any company's strategic toolkit. M&A is a competency that can be learned, practiced and developed into a competitive strategic advantage for those companies where growth is a key objective. However, M&A is a complex, multi-faceted process that presents a myriad of challenges, even for experienced practitioners.

This presentation illustrates a selection of best practices for acquirers and how they are implemented in actual transactions.

1. What are the key components of the acquisition process?
2. What are the key considerations that you should ensure are part of your acquisition plan?
3. How can you maximize the likelihood of success of your acquisition strategy?

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