Social & societal trends and issues28 February 2009

The Impact of Religion on Risk-Taking in the United States

Companies’ aversion to risk is strongly linked to the level of religiousness of the community in (...)

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 Key ideas: • A central component in the contract established between rating agencies and (...)

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Financial Markets15 September 2008

The Dog That Did Not Bark

How can insider trading¹ patterns be used to anticipate large movements in stock market prices? (...)

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Performance Management15 June 2008

How to Develop Profitable Services

While 50% of some manufacturing companies' revenue comes from services, other companies are (...)

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Financial Institutions15 April 2008

Measuring Market Risks in Banks

Can banks measure precisely the market risks that influence their position? Not necessarily, (...)

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Accounting15 April 2008

Goodwill, Accounting, and Governance

How can the evolution of accounting for goodwill1 during the last century be explained? Hervé (...)

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Corporate Finance15 February 2008

Capital Investment: Myth and Reality

Contrary to popular belief, capital investment funds perform, on average, less impressively than (...)

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