For example, SLAT Prime Obligation Fund disclosed a variety of asset purchases occurring in the year
ended June 30, 2009, but did not disclose transaction dates. Second, even if the date of the support was
disclosed, in many cases that date represented when the sponsor chose to provide direct support, but the
direct support may have been preceded by indirect support such as guarantees that were important in
stabilizing the NAV, reassuring investors and preventing runs.
Areas with high concentrations of air-borne particulate matter are more
likely to experience fogs, because these particles are preferred nucleation sites for water
droplets. Smoke and soot are also very undesirable aesthetically.
Soot is formed during combustion when the supply of oxygen is insufficient for
complete conversion of carbon to carbon oxides. Its formation is mainly a problem in the
combustion of liquid and solid fuels (oil, coal, or wood), because molecular-scale mixing
of fuel and oxygen is not as easy here as it is in the combustion of natural gas (see below).
This project seeks to describe the barriers and opportunities for young women in the new
economy, and outline how CED can address poverty among young women. We are
attempting to understand which community supports help young women, and how we
could build CED into the current network of community-based organizations they already
The MBA provided her with excellent networking opportunities
within the industry. ‘Some of the friendships I made have
continued to this day. It was a great opportunity to talk to leaders
within different organisations and to gain a different perspective
on different policies’, Janice says.
After taking 16 months maternity leave, Janice returned to
her WorkSafe Victoria position. She soon found her MBA had a
flow-on effect. ‘Because of the course I felt much more confident
coming back’, she says.
We rst construct Pan-European size, book-to-market, and momentum risk factors for stocks.
Then, we report on the average performance of European mutual funds over our time period using
these benchmarks. Our ndings are similar to those of many studies of U.S. mutual funds (e.g.,
Carhart, 1997 and Wermers, 2000). Specically, the median one-factor and four-factor alphas are
-0.90%/year and -0.32%/year, respectively. This nding indicates that our benchmarks successfully
control for common variation in European equity mutual fund returns....
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The research study was carried out by researchers with investment fund experience in
developing countries. It included a desk study review and assessment to take stock of existing
agriculture investment funds in developing countries in order to better understand their nature,
magnitude, and most of all, the lessons learned from their experiences to date. Based on the
initial work and characterization, more comprehensive case reviews were undertaken of six
distinct types of investment funds and one fund management company.
Volunteers report on a variety of staff meeting survival tactics. Some do Zen exercises in their
heads. Others doodle. Some prepare lessons. Others plan their vacations. The winners are those
who listen. Some listen for information. Others analyze the speakers' language skills, listening for
clues to their students' use of language and rhetoric. Some listen to the group dynamics and the
power plays. Others listen to the bits they are interested in and tune out for the rest. But just as
you are taking measure of your colleagues, so they are taking measure of you.
Equity and fixed income funds play an important role for the impressive Thai mutual fund
growth. With an in depth analysis, we found two major facts. Firstly, Thai mutual fund industry is
concentrated in fixed income mutual funds especially short-term money market funds. Secondly,
approximately 50% of the AUM invested in Thai equity mutual funds are from LTF and RMF or
growth in equity mutual funds is affected by tax incentive.
Since the issue of urban poverty cuts at the heart of social policy in the United States, it
is not surprising that ideology plays a substantial role in many of the debates about it. The
hypotheses often reflect ideological, as well as empirical, social science debates. This is
unavoidable. Nonetheless, the focal point of this article is not on ideology but rather on
what may reasonably be claimed to be known about inner-city poverty. Ideology may
well be critical to the decision about what to believe and what policies are to be preferred.
This paper addresses all these issues by measuring the impact of luck on mutual fund performance.
Specifically, we use the False Discovery Rate (F DR) introduced by Benjamini
and Hochberg (1995) in the statistical literature—the F DR measures the proportion of
lucky funds among the significant funds. We extend this methodology by developing
a new approach which allows us to separately compute the F DR among funds with
significant positive estimated alphas (called hereafter the best funds) and funds with
significant negative estimated alphas (called hereafter the worst funds).
Furthermore, the explanatory scope of TSC sometimes is misunder-
stood as stopping short at the boundaries of the physical body, leaving
embeddedness out of the account. However, the main unit of the analysis
of cognition arguably is the on-going interaction between the embodied
agent and the context of action. An adequate description of bodily-based
experience should begin in the agent’s relationship to the surroundings,
because experience arises from the interaction between agent and context.
Session handling, credit card transactions, and password recovery are just a few examples of
Web-enabled business logic processes that malicious hackers have abused to compromise major
websites. There are many forms of business logic vulnerabilities commonly exploited by attackers.
These vulnerabilities are routinely overlooked during QA because the process is intended to test
what a piece of code is supposed to do and not what it can be made to do.
In project evaluation, there’s a distinction between “outcome evaluation” –
what should we do with the results of the project? – “accountability evaluation”
– has the project team done the job properly? – and “developmental evaluation”
– what can we learn from the project about how to do projects better?
In assessing a project, it’s a good idea to combine assessment of the “product”
– the outcome of the project – with the process of carrying it out.
A new large section of the airport shopping centre was
opened in 1989. On the same occasion, a painting on enamelled
steel plates was unveiled on the outside wall of the terminal building
facing the central Nytorv Square. The artist Hanne Salamon was
given a free hand to create this work of art. She says that her main
intention was to create something simple with bright colours that
would catch the eye of the busy passers-by. The strong colours of
this work add life to the huge grey and white surfaces so
characteristic of the airport buildings.
“We purchased a refurbished Siemens
SOMATOM 16-slice CT and my
understanding is that they basically
overhauled the whole unit,” says Paul
Deloia, CEO of Tristan Associates, a
Harrisburg, PA-based group of digital
imaging centers. “They replaced everything
that needed to be replaced and we received
the same warranty as if we bought a new
one. Some vendors just perform cosmetic
changes like painting the unit and don’t
really replace the circuitry and tubes.
While this crisis had many causes, it is clear now that the government could have done
more to prevent many of these problems from growing out of control and threatening the
stability of our financial system. Gaps and weaknesses in the supervision and regulation
of financial firms presented challenges to our government’s ability to monitor, prevent, or
address risks as they built up in the system. No regulator saw its job as protecting the
economy and financial system as a whole.
VCA is continuing to invest in new Information Communications Technology (ICT) and operating
systems, to deliver improved efficiencies in the Agency, to deliver a better service to customers
and to improve access to information through e-channels. This requires an upgrade in the
Agency ICT infrastructure, with higher capacity channels and hardware, and will deliver access
internationally to our clients through secure portals.
What we are witnessing here is symptomatic of much of the recent trend
of appeasement in education: instead of trying to uphold a certain standard
and help mold as-yet-unformed minds, educators simply accept the deterio-
rations in the classroom as a given. It would only be a small step to apply
such a philosophy in earnest to demand a total revamping of undergraduate,
and even graduate mathematics programs in order to ﬁt the needs of the
new generation. Is such a statement sheer fantasy? Hardly.