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Recent Advances and Applications in Alternative Investments

Recent Advances and Applications in Alternative Investments

Author: Constantin Zopounidis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2020

In recent years, there has been a swell of investment opportunities in contemporary asset classes that have gained considerable attention, including cryptocurrencies, hedge funds, and private equity. These alternative investments provide the opportunity to enhance the diversification of financial portfolios and harvest risk premiums that traditional assets like stocks and bonds fail to provide. The emergence of these new properties has created the need to further understand the mechanics, risks, and returns of alternative investments. Recent Advances and Applications in Alternative Investments is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the emergence and development of complementary asset classes in the field of finance and investment. While highlighting topics such as carbon emission markets, renewable energy, and digital currencies, this publication explores modern investment strategies as well as the latest products and new types of risk. This book is ideally designed for managers, strategists, accountants, financial professionals, economists, brokers, investors, business practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and academicians seeking current research on contemporary developments in investment strategies and alternative assets.

Recent Advances and Applications in Alternative Investments

Recent Advances and Applications in Alternative Investments

Author: Constantin Zopounidis Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2020

In recent years, there has been a swell of investment opportunities in contemporary asset classes that have gained considerable attention, including cryptocurrencies, hedge funds, and private equity. These alternative investments provide the opportunity to enhance the diversification of financial portfolios and harvest risk premiums that traditional assets like stocks and bonds fail to provide. The emergence of these new properties has created the need to further understand the mechanics, risks, and returns of alternative investments. Recent Advances and Applications in Alternative Investments is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the emergence and development of complementary asset classes in the field of finance and investment. While highlighting topics such as carbon emission markets, renewable energy, and digital currencies, this publication explores modern investment strategies as well as the latest products and new types of risk. This book is ideally designed for managers, strategists, accountants, financial professionals, economists, brokers, investors, business practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and academicians seeking current research on contemporary developments in investment strategies and alternative assets.

Perspectives, Trends, and Applications in Corporate Finance and Accounting

Perspectives, Trends, and Applications in Corporate Finance and Accounting

Author: Constantin Zopounidis Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2018

Financial analyses, investments, and accounting practices are continually developing and improving areas that have seen significant advancements in the past century. However, the recent bankruptcies by major banks, the debt crisis in the European Union, and the economic turmoil in several countries have caused severe downfalls in financial markets and financial systems worldwide. As the world works to recover, it is important to learn from these financial crises to ensure a more secure and sustainable outlook for organizations and the global future. Perspectives, Trends, and Applications in Corporate Finance and Accounting is a crucial resource providing coverage on the stock market, public deficits, investment firms' performances, banking systems, and global economic trends. This publication highlights areas including, but not limited to, the relationship between the stock market and macroeconomics, earnings management, and pricing models while also discussing previous financial crises. This book is a vital reference work for accountants, financial experts, investment firms, corporate leaders, researchers, and policy makers.

Multiple Criteria Decision Making

Multiple Criteria Decision Making

Author: Constantin Zopounidis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/06/2018

This book presents a broad range of innovative applications and case studies in all areas of management and engineering, including public administration, finance, marketing, engineering, transportation, and energy systems. It addresses issues related to problem structuring, preference modeling, and model construction, presenting a framework that provides clear decision-making support in practice. In addition, it includes hybrid and integrated techniques combining multiple criteria decision making (MCDM) with other analytical methods. The book reflects the growing impact of MCDM in the field of management science and operations research. Building on recent and established theoretical advances and presenting their applications in specific domains, it offers a comprehensive resource for researchers, graduate students and professionals alike.

Multiple Criteria Decision Making

Multiple Criteria Decision Making

Author: Constantin Zopounidis Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/09/2016

This book presents a broad range of innovative applications and case studies in all areas of management and engineering, including public administration, finance, marketing, engineering, transportation, and energy systems. It addresses issues related to problem structuring, preference modeling, and model construction, presenting a framework that provides clear decision-making support in practice. In addition, it includes hybrid and integrated techniques combining multiple criteria decision making (MCDM) with other analytical methods. The book reflects the growing impact of MCDM in the field of management science and operations research. Building on recent and established theoretical advances and presenting their applications in specific domains, it offers a comprehensive resource for researchers, graduate students and professionals alike.

Agricultural Cooperative Management and Policy

Agricultural Cooperative Management and Policy

Author: Constantin Zopounidis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2016

This book focuses on the use of farm level, micro- and macro-data of cooperative systems and networks in developing new robust, reliable and coherent modeling tools for agricultural and environmental policy analysis. The efficacy of public intervention on agriculture is largely determined by the existence of reliable information on the effects of policy options and market developments on farmers' production decisions and in particular, on key issues such as levels of agricultural and non-agricultural output, land use and incomes, use of natural resources, sustainable-centric management, structural change and the viability of family farms. Over the last years, several methods and analytical tools have been developed for policy analysis using various sets of data. Such methods have been based on integrated approaches in an effort to investigate the above key issues and have thus attempted to offer a powerful environment for decision making, particularly in an era of radical change for both agriculture and the wider economy.

Quantitative Financial Risk Management

Quantitative Financial Risk Management

Author: Constantin Zopounidis, Emilios Galariotis Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/05/2015

A Comprehensive Guide to Quantitative Financial Risk Management Written by an international team of experts in the field, Quantitative Financial Risk Management: Theory and Practice provides an invaluable guide to the most recent and innovative research on the topics of financial risk management, portfolio management, credit risk modeling, and worldwide financial markets. This comprehensive text reviews the tools and concepts of financial management that draw on the practices of economics, accounting, statistics, econometrics, mathematics, stochastic processes, and computer science and technology. Using the information found in Quantitative Financial Risk Management can help professionals to better manage, monitor, and measure risk, especially in today's uncertain world of globalization, market volatility, and geo-political crisis. Quantitative Financial Risk Management delivers the information, tools, techniques, and most current research in the critical field of risk management. This text offers an essential guide for quantitative analysts, financial professionals, and academic scholars.

Agricultural Cooperative Management and Policy

Agricultural Cooperative Management and Policy

Author: Constantin Zopounidis Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/06/2014

This book focuses on the use of farm level, micro- and macro-data of cooperative systems and networks in developing new robust, reliable and coherent modeling tools for agricultural and environmental policy analysis. The efficacy of public intervention on agriculture is largely determined by the existence of reliable information on the effects of policy options and market developments on farmers' production decisions and in particular, on key issues such as levels of agricultural and non-agricultural output, land use and incomes, use of natural resources, sustainable-centric management, structural change and the viability of family farms. Over the last years, several methods and analytical tools have been developed for policy analysis using various sets of data. Such methods have been based on integrated approaches in an effort to investigate the above key issues and have thus attempted to offer a powerful environment for decision making, particularly in an era of radical change for both agriculture and the wider economy.

Intelligent Decision Aiding Systems Based on Multiple Criteria for Financial Engineering

Intelligent Decision Aiding Systems Based on Multiple Criteria for Financial Engineering

Author: Constantin Zopounidis, Michael Doumpos Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/11/2013

This book provides a new point of view on the field of financial engineering, through the application of multicriteria intelligent decision aiding systems. The aim of the book is to provide a review of the research in the area and to explore the adequacy of the tools and systems developed according to this innovative approach in addressing complex financial decision problems, encountered within the field of financial engineering. Audience: Researchers and professionals such as financial managers, financial engineers, investors, operations research specialists, computer scientists, management scientists and economists.

Computational Optimization in Economics & Finance Research Compendium

Computational Optimization in Economics & Finance Research Compendium

Author: Constantin Zopounidis Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/01/2013

During the last decades the globalisation of financial markets, the intensifying competition as well as the rapid economic, social and technological changes, have led to an increasing uncertainty and instability in the financial and business environments. This new context has given a new rise to the role of economics and finance for the operation of firms and organisations. The contents of this volume cover a wide range of topics, including among others stock market applications, banking management, corporate performance, as well as macroeconomic issues.

Operational Tools in the Management of Financial Risks

Operational Tools in the Management of Financial Risks

Author: Constantin Zopounidis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2012

This book presents a set of new, innovative mathematical modeling tools for analyzing financial risk. Operational Tools in the Management of Financial Risks presents an array of new tools drawn from a variety of research areas, including chaos theory, expert systems, fuzzy sets, neural nets, risk analysis, stochastic programming, and multicriteria decision making. Applications cover, but are not limited to, bankruptcy, credit granting, capital budgeting, corporate performance and viability, portfolio selection/management, and country risk. The book is organized into five sections. The first section applies multivariate data and multicriteria analyses to the problem of portfolio selection. Articles in this section combine classical approaches with newer methods. The second section expands the analysis in the first section to a variety of financial problems: business failure, corporate performance and viability, bankruptcy, etc. The third section examines the mathematical programming techniques including linear, dynamic, and stochastic programming to portfolio managements. The fourth section introduces fuzzy set and artificial intelligence techniques to selected types of financial decisions. The final section explores the contribution of several multicriteria methodologies in the assessment of country financial risk. In total, this book is a systematic examination of an emerging methodology for managing financial risk in business.

Handbook of Multicriteria Analysis

Handbook of Multicriteria Analysis

Author: Constantin Zopounidis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2012

Multicriteria analysis is a rapidly growing aspect of operations research and management science, with numerous practical applications in a wide range of fields. This book presents all the recent advances in multicriteria analysis, including multicriteria optimization, goal programming, outranking methods, and disaggregation techniques. The latest developments on robustness analysis, preference elicitation, and decision making when faced with incomplete information, are also discussed, together with applications in business performance evaluation, finance, and marketing. Finally, the interactions of multicriteria analysis with other disciplines are also explored, including among others data mining, artificial intelligence, and evolutionary methods.

Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding

Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding

Author: Constantin Zopounidis, Michael Doumpos, Nikolaos F. Matsatsinis, Evangelos Grigoroudis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2012

The changes in the technological and business environment have complicated the nature of the decision-making process in real-world problems, thus motivating the development of new operations research (OR) methodologies. The traditional OR context is usually based on a single objective approach using profit (cost) maximisation (minimisation) criteria. However, it is now widely acknowledged that such an approach overlooks additional factors which are also highly relevant in a decision-making context. This book presents the recent advances to the theory of multicriteria analysis, covering all its major aspects in a unique edited volume.

Computational Techniques in Economics & Finance

Computational Techniques in Economics & Finance

Author: Constantin Zopounidis Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2012

The increasing volume of available data, the rapid advances in telecommunications, and the interrelationships of the global markets which are becoming stronger, create new challenges for researchers and practitioners in economics and finance. At the same time, the regulatory authorities are in a continuous attempt to establish effective rules for monitoring and regulating the global markets. As a result, the decision making process in economics and finance becomes more and more complex, thus requiring new advanced and sophisticated analysis methodologies to be developed and implemented. The contents of this volume cover a wide range of topics, including among others portfolio optimisation, stock market prediction and trading, auditing, investment decisions, banking management and corporate performance.

Handbook of Financial Engineering

Handbook of Financial Engineering

Author: Constantin Zopounidis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2011

This comprehensive handbook discusses the most recent advances within the field of financial engineering, focusing not only on the description of the existing areas in financial engineering research, but also on the new methodologies that have been developed for modeling and addressing financial engineering problems. The book is intended for financial engineers, researchers, applied mathematicians, and graduate students interested in real-world applications to financial engineering.

Multicriteria Decision Aid Methods for the Prediction of Business Failure

Multicriteria Decision Aid Methods for the Prediction of Business Failure

Author: Constantin Zopounidis, Dimitra Paraschou Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/12/2010

This book provides a new point of view on the subject of business failure prediction, through the application of multicriteria analysis methods. The aim of the book is to provide a review of the research in the area and to explore the adequacy of these methods to one of the most complex problems in the area of financial management. In addition, the book explores the applications of the methods so that it can become a very useful tool for researchers and practitioners. The analysis of the modeling and the results in these applications provides the background for further employment of the methods.