Acquisition list: New books in the Knowledge Centre of The Malaysian Insurance Institute (MII) The following titles are the recent acquisitions by the Knowledge Centre.
Title: Financial Risk Management: Models, History, and Institutions
Author: Allan M. Malz Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc ISBN: 9780470481806 In Financial Risk Management, author Allan Malz addresses the essential issues surrounding this discipline, sharing his extensive career experiences as a risk researcher, risk manager, and central banker. The book includes standard risk measurement models as well as alternative models that address options, structured credit risks, and the real-world complexities or risk modelling, and provides the institutional and historical background on financial innovation, liquidity, leverage, and financial crises that is crucial to practitioners and students of finance for the world today.
Title: A Guide to Forensic Accounting Investigation
Authors: Thomas W. Golden, Steven L. Skalak, Mona M. Clayton Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd ISBN: 9780470599075 The Auditor's Guide to Forensic Accounting Investigation explores exactly what assurances auditors should provide and suggests alternatives to giving the capital markets more of what they require which is greater assurances that the financial statements they rely upon for investment decisions are free of material error, including fraud. It reveals the surprising complexity of fraud deterrence, detection, and investigation, and offers a step-by-step approach to understanding that complexity.
Title: The Fraud Audit : Responding to the Risk of Fraud in Core Business Systems
Author: Leonard W. Vona Publisher: John Wiley & Sons ISBN: 9780470647264 Essential guidance for creation of an effective fraud audit programme in core business systems. The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners has reported that U.S. businesses lose up to $4 billion annually due to fraud and abuse. Discover fraud within your business before yours becomes another business fraud statistic.
Title: Risk Sharing in Finance: The Islamic Finance Alternative
Authors: Hossein Askari, Zamir Iqbal, Abbas Mirakhor, Noureddine Krichene Publisher: John Wiley & Sons ISBN: 9780470829660 The recent U.S. financial debacle has affected the entire world and led to major reviews of risk management in financial institutions. Perhaps a simpler alternative is just to adopt the systems used for centuries in Islamic finance. Risk Sharing in Finance expounds upon this novel idea, suggesting that the Islamic financial system can be developed for use around the world by providing a helpful paradigm for crafting global financial reforms.
Title: Rainmaking Conversations: Influence, Persuade, and Sell in Any Situation
Author: Mike Schultz ISBN: 9780470922231 Conversations make or break everything in sales. Every conversation you have is an opportunity to find new prospects, win new customers, and increase sales. Rainmaking Conversations provides a proven system for leading masterful conversations that fill the pipeline, secure new deals, and maximise the potential of your account. Rainmaking Conversations offers a research-based, field-tested, and practical selling approach that will help you master the art of sales conversation. This proven system revolves around the acronym RAIN, which stands for Rapport, Aspirations and Afflictions, Impact, and New Reality. You'll learn how to ask your prospects and clients the right questions, and help them set the agenda for success.
Title: Essential Mathematics for Market Risk Management
Author: Simon Hubbert Publisher: John Wiley & Sons ISBN: 9781119979524 With risk management top of the agenda for many organisations, this book is essential reading for getting to grips with the mathematical story behind the subject of financial risk management. It will take you on a journey—from the early ideas of risk quantification up to today's sophisticated models and approaches to business risk management.To help you investigate the most up-to-date, pioneering developments in modern risk management, the book presents statistical theories and shows you how to put statistical tools into action to investigate areas such as the design of mathematical models for financial volatility or calculating the value at risk for an investment portfolio.
Title: The Financial Services Marketing Handbook
Authors: Evelyn Ehrlich PhD, Duke Fanelli Publisher: Bloomberg Financial ISBN: 9781118065716 The Financial Marketing Services Handbook, Second Edition gives sales and marketing practitioners the practical tools and best practices they need both to improve their job performance and their retail and institutional marketing strategies. The FSM Handbook guides marketing and sales professionals working in an industry characterised by cut-throat competition, client mistrust, transformative technologies, and ever-changing regulation, to understand the practical steps they must take to turn these threats into opportunities.
Title: Healthcare Fraud: Auditing and Detection Guide
Author: Rebecca Saltiel Busch Publisher: John Wiley & Sons ISBN: 9781118179802 An invaluable tool equipping healthcare professionals, auditors, and investigators to detect every kind of healthcare fraud. According to private and public estimates, billions of dollars are lost per hour to healthcare waste, fraud, and abuse.
Title: Health Care in Malaysia
Authors: Hematram Yadav, Sirajoon Noor Ghani Publisher: University of Malaya Press ISBN: 9789831004449 This book is written mainly to provide information about the development of health care services available in Malaysia. The focus is on the public sector as it provides the-bulk of the services though the private sector plays an important role in the delivery of health care.
Title: Pension Finance: Putting the Risks and Costs of Defined Benefit Plans Back Under Your Control
Author: M. Barton Waring Publisher: John Wiley & Sons ISBN: 9781118106365 Pension Finance: Putting the Risks and Costs of Defined Benefit Plans Back under Your Control walks the reader through the conventional actuarial and accounting approaches to financing pension benefits and investing plan assets, showing that the problems described happen as a natural consequence of the dated methods still in use. It shows in detail how modern methods based on market value will easily minimise these risks: Pension plans can in fact be comfortable for employers to sponsor and safe for employees to depend on for their retirement needs.