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Accounting & Auditing: Actuary
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Career Opportunities in Banking, Finance, and Insurance by Robert R. Johnson (Foreword by); Thomas FitchThe U.S. Department of Labor predicts that jobs in financial services will grow 12 percent over the next several years. The demand will be higher for certain positions in accounting, financial reporting, client services, and risk management due both to recently enacted legislation that imposes more rigorous financial reporting standards and to demographic changes, including a rise in the elderly population. ""Career Opportunities in Banking, Finance, and Insurance, Second Edition"" profiles 86 jobs, including eight new to this edition. All information has been reviewed and updated to reflect current industry trends and salaries. The appendixes have been completely revised and updated as well. The new career profiles include: Account executive, banking; Commercial real estate loan officer; Financial writer; Operations specialist, securities; Performance analyst; Request for proposal writer; Residential mortgage originator; and, Tax preparer.
Call Number: HG173.F55
Financial, Commercial, and Mortgage Mathematics and Their Applications by Arun J. Prakash; Dilip K. GhoshIdeal for college students in intermediate finance courses, this book uniquely applies mathematical formulas to teach the underpinnings of financial and lending decisions, covering common applications in real estate, capital budgeting, and commercial loans. An updated and expanded version of the time-honored classic text on financial math, this book provides, in one place, a complete and practical treatment of the four primary venues for finance: commercial lending, financial formulas, mortgage lending, and resource allocation or capital budgeting techniques. With an emphasis on understanding the principles involved rather than blind reliance on formulas, the book provides rigorous and thorough explanations of the mathematical calculations used in determining the time value of money, valuation of loans by commercial banks, valuation of mortgages, and the cost of capital and capital budgeting techniques for single as well as mutually exclusive projects. This new edition devotes an entire chapter to a method of evaluating mutually exclusive projects without resorting to any imposed conditions. Two chapters not found in the previous edition address special topics in finance, including a novel and innovative way to approach amortization tables and the time value of money for cash flows when they increase geometrically or arithmetically. This new edition also features helpful how-to sections on Excel applications at the end of each appropriate chapter. Lays the foundation of all the topics that are typically covered in a financial management textbook or class Demonstrates how the mastery of a few basic concepts_such as the time value of money under all possible situations_allows for a precise understanding of more complex topics in finance Describes how all advanced capital budgeting techniques can be reduced to the simplest technique_the payback period method Examines traditional financial techniques using simple interest rate and accounting rate of return methods to conclusively show how these practices are now defunct
Call Number: HF5691.P69
Careers in Sales, Insurance and Real Estate by Michael Shally-Jensen (Editor)Written for students in high school or undergraduate programs, Careers in Real Estate, Sales & Insurance explores a variety of growing fields to help young adults gain a head start in learning more about the many career opportunities available for those who want to pursue a career in real estate, sales, or insurance.
Actuarial science applies the mathematics of probability and statistics to define, analyze and solve financial implications of uncertainties. It deals with analysis of mortality, the production of life tables, and the application of compound interests.
In this online activity, you will learn calculate the total cost of a loan by entering the principal amount, the period of the loan, and the annual percentage rate.
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Actuarial Science by Hanji Shang (Editor)Since actuarial education was introduced into China in the 1980s, Chinese scholars have paid greater attention to the theoretical research of actuarial science. Professors and industry experts from well-known universities in China recently worked together on the project "Insurance Information Processing and Actuarial Mathematics Theory and Methodology", which was supported by the Chinese government. Summarizing what they achieved, this volume provides a study of some basic problems of actuarial science, including risk models, risk evaluation and analysis, and premium principles. The contributions cover some new applications of probability and statistics, fuzzy mathematics and financial economics to the field of actuarial practices. Discussions on the new insurance market in China are also presented.
Publication Date: 2006-07-01
The Emerging World of Capitalism and Risk in America by Jonathan LevyFocusing on the hopes and anxieties of ordinary people, Jonathan Levy shows how risk developed through the extraordinary growth of new financial institutions--insurance corporations, savings banks, mortgage-backed securities markets, commodities futures markets, and securities markets--while posing inescapable moral questions. For at the heart of risk's rise was a new vision of freedom. To be a free individual, whether an emancipated slave, a plains farmer, or a Wall Street financier, was to take, assume, and manage one's own personal risk. Yet this often meant offloading that same risk onto a series of new financial institutions, which together have only recently acquired the name "financial services industry." Levy traces the fate of a new vision of personal freedom, as it unfolded in the new economic reality created by the American financial system. Amid the nineteenth-century's waning faith in God's providence, Americans increasingly confronted unanticipated challenges to their independence and security in the boom and bust chance-world of capitalism. Freaks of Fortune is one of the first books to excavate the historical origins of our own financialized times and risk-defined lives.