Business broker (Ofer Abarbanel online library)

Business brokers, also called business transfer agents, or intermediaries, assist buyers and sellers of privately held businesses in the buying and selling process. They typically estimate the value of the business; advertise it for sale with or without disclosing its identity; handle the initial potential buyer interviews, discussions, and negotiations with prospective buyers; facilitate the progress of the due diligence investigation and generally assist with the business sale. Continue reading “Business broker (Ofer Abarbanel online library)”

Capital budgeting (Ofer Abarbanel online library)

Capital budgeting, and investment appraisal, is the planning process used to determine whether an organization’s long term investments such as new machinery, replacement of machinery, new plants, new products, and research development projects are worth the funding of cash through the firm’s capitalization structure (debt, equity or retained earnings). It is the process of allocating resources for major capital, or investment, expenditures.[1] One of the primary goals of capital budgeting investments is to increase the value of the firm to the shareholders. Continue reading “Capital budgeting (Ofer Abarbanel online library)”

Chief Investment Officer Magazine (Ofer Abarbanel online library)

Chief Investment Officer Magazine (formerly aiCIO) was an English-language international finance magazine. It is now just a website owned by Strategic Insight. In 2009, the magazine was honored with Folio’s Silver Ozzie Award for “Best Design New Magazine, B-to-B.”[1] In 2011, the magazine was a finalist for the Jesse H. Neal Award, in the category recognizing Best Subject-Related Series of Articles for their entry, “Interrogations.”[2] CIO Magazine’s work has also been excerpted in The Atlantic[3][4] and referenced in New York Magazine.[5] Continue reading “Chief Investment Officer Magazine (Ofer Abarbanel online library)”

Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (Ofer Abarbanel online library)

Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) (pronounced “KAI-ah”) is a professional designation offered by the CAIA Association to investment professionals who complete a course of study and pass two examinations. The “alternative investments” industry is characterized as dealing with asset classes and investments other than standard equity or fixed income products. Alternative investments can include hedge funds, private equity, real assets, commodities, and structured products. The CAIA curriculum is designed to provide finance professionals with a broad base of knowledge in alternative investments. Continue reading “Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (Ofer Abarbanel online library)”