A Short Guide to Operational Risk

Economics and Business

Costing and Pricing Public Sector Services (Essential Skills for the Public Sector) by Jennifer Bean
Quantitative Finance For Dummies by Steve Bell
A Short Guide to Operational Risk by David Tattam
Christian de Schryver, “FPGA Based Accelerators for Financial Applications”
Dubai – The Epicenter of Modern Innovation: A Guide to Implementing Innovation Strategies by William R. Kennedy, Aaron G. Amacher, Gregory C. McLaughlin

Costing and Pricing Public Sector Services (Essential Skills for the Public Sector) by Jennifer Bean

English | 1 Nov. 2011 | ISBN: 1899448624 | 148 Pages | MOBI | 3.17 MB

Costing and Pricing Public Sector Services is one of a series of books entitled “Essential Skills for the Public Sector”. It sets out the process of identifying service costs, establishing unit costs, and cost control, all essential activities for ensuring value for money and accountability. It is an important text for all those working in the a public and not for profit environment as it takes private sector principles and translates them into practical tools that can be applied to public services. With increasing competition seen as a method to improve services and drive down costs, understanding the true cost of public services is important. This book also tackles many of the day to day problems that may be encountered when trying to develop unit costs for a public service entering a market led environment. There are worked examples and practical exercises which allow the theory to be put into practice, encouraging self-development and continuous improvement. The style is simple, easy to read, and accessible to staff at all levels within an organisation. It is an essential addition to a manager’s toolkit of skills and knowledge.

Quantitative Finance For Dummies by Steve Bell

English | June 7th, 2016 | ASIN: B01GXZUXPC, ISBN: 1118769465 | 377 Pages | EPUB | 7.15 MB

An accessible, thorough introduction to quantitative finance
Does the complex world of quantitative finance make you quiver? You’re not alone! It’s a tough subject for even high-level financial gurus to grasp, but Quantitative Finance For Dummies offers plain-English guidance on making sense of applying mathematics to investing decisions. With this complete guide, you’ll gain a solid understanding of futures, options and risk, and get up-to-speed on the most popular equations, methods, formulas and models (such as the Black-Scholes model) that are applied in quantitative finance.
Also known as mathematical finance, quantitative finance is the field of mathematics applied to financial markets. It’s a highly technical discipline—but almost all investment companies and hedge funds use quantitative methods. This fun and friendly guide breaks the subject of quantitative finance down to easily digestible parts, making it approachable for personal investors and finance students alike. With the help of Quantitative Finance For Dummies, you’ll learn the mathematical skills necessary for success with quantitative finance, the most up-to-date portfolio and risk management applications and everything you need to know about basic derivatives pricing.
• Covers the core models, formulas and methods used in quantitative finance
• Includes examples and brief exercises to help augment your understanding of QF
• Provides an easy-to-follow introduction to the complex world of quantitative finance
• Explains how QF methods are used to define the current market value of a derivative security
Whether you’re an aspiring quant or a top-tier personal investor, Quantitative Finance For Dummies is your go-to guide for coming to grips with QF/risk management.

A Short Guide to Operational Risk by David Tattam

English | 2011 | ISBN: 0566091836 | 256 Pages | PDF | 5.9 MB

There is a growing awareness across both public and private sectors, that the key to embedding an effective risk culture lies in raising the general education and understanding of risk at every level in the organization. This is exactly the purpose of David Tattam’s book. A Short Guide to Operational Risk provides you with a basic yet comprehensive overview of the nature of operational risk in organizations. It introduces operational risk as a component of enterprise wide risk management and takes the reader through the processes of identifying, assessing, quantifying and managing operational risk; explaining the practical aspects of how these steps can be applied to an organization using a range of management tools. The book is fully illustrated with graphs, tables and short examples, all designed to make a subject that is often poorly understood, comprehensible and engaging. A Short Guide to Operational Risk is a book to be read and shared at all levels of the organization; it offers a common understanding and language of risk that will provide individual readers with the basis to develop risk management skills, appropriate to their role in the business.

Christian de Schryver, “FPGA Based Accelerators for Financial Applications”

English | ISBN: 3319154060 | 2016 | 292 pages | PDF | 9 MB

This book covers the latest approaches and results from reconfigurable computing architectures employed in the finance domain. So-called field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) have already shown to outperform standard CPU- and GPU-based computing architectures by far, saving up to 99% of energy depending on the compute tasks. Renowned authors from financial mathematics, computer architecture and finance business introduce the readers into today’s challenges in finance IT, illustrate the most advanced approaches and use cases and present currently known methodologies for integrating FPGAs in finance systems together with latest results. The complete algorithm-to-hardware flow is covered holistically, so this book serves as a hands-on guide for IT managers, researchers and quants/programmers who think about integrating FPGAs into their current IT systems.

Dubai – The Epicenter of Modern Innovation: A Guide to Implementing Innovation Strategies by William R. Kennedy, Aaron G. Amacher, Gregory C. McLaughlin

2017 | ISBN: 1498758096 | English | 290 pages | PDF | 5 MB

International and global in nature, Dubai – The Epicenter of Modern Innovation: A Guide to Implementing Innovation Strategies provides a roadmap for the successful implementation of innovation for companies and businesses currently working in the Middle East, the UAE, and more specifically, Dubai. The discussion focuses on implementing sustained innovation success within several industry segments, while identifying past, current, and future innovation-related successes that are leading to Dubai’s rise as the epicenter of innovation in the Middle East and most notably, the world. The authors share key innovation leadership philosophies from Sheikh Mohammed bin Al Maktoum, recognized business leaders, and the highest levels in the UAE.
This book:
Features key leadership and innovation insights relative from the highest levels of government, including Sheikh Mohammed bin Al Maktoum and multiple UAE ministry officials.
Focuses on the United Arab Emirates (UAE), most specifically, Dubai and the Nation’s preparation for hosting World Expo 2020.
Contains numerous examples of past, present, and future innovations in Dubai.
Provides an easy to implement innovation process management methodology, which has been tested to work in various businesses and organizations.
Authored by individuals who have ‘on the ground’ experience living and working with the chief architects of Dubai’s innovation vision and strategy.
This book will attempt to take the reader through the construct of this new innovative revolution, particularly in Dubai, and provide a bird’s-eye view of how it came about. Most notably, the discussion will walk the reader through key milestones instrumental to Dubai’s success―such as the present and past leadership, culture, strategy, and strategic vision. In addition, the discussion will present an industry agnostic, agile and progressive approach to building and leading successful innovation teams through to a successful project out-come and the attributes of good innovation leadership.