Mister Henderson called me into his office my third day back in Tangiers. That was a day and a half later than I'd expected. Roving claims investigators for Tangiers Mutual Insurance Corporation don't usually get to spend more than thirty-six consecutive hours at home base. Henderson was jovial but stern. That meant he was happy with the job I'd just completed, and that he was pretty sure I'd find some crooked shenanigans on this next assignment. That didn't please me. I'm basically a plain-living type, and I hate complications. I almost wished for a second there that I was back...
Before entering into any investment, the risk of that venture must be identified and quantified. The Handbook of Risk provides in-depth coverage of risk from every possible angle and illuminates the subject by covering the quantitative and and behavioral issues faced by investment professionals on a day-to-day basis. This valuable reference offers a prescriptive and descriptive treatment of risk management for those looking to control, contain, and minimize the risk of their investments.
Hard-hitting and pragmatic, Hirschhorn's no-nonsense advice has inspired thousands via his lectures, one-on-one coaching, and media appearances. But 8 Ways to Great goes beyond inspiration to provide the practical tools that anyone can use-no matter what their profession or personal goals-to break through self-defeating behaviors and deluded thinking to truly excel.
How important is conflict of interest to the professions? The
answer is complex. Consider what recently happened to
PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC), the world's largest accounting firm.
PWC hired an outside investigator (at the urging of the Securities and
Exchange Commission) to determine whether the firm was observing its
own conflict-of-interest rules. The investigator reported that more than
three-fourths of PWC's partners, including thirty-one of the top fortythree,
had not properly sanitized their personal finances....
The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) was founded in order to promote a robust dialogue about
issues of importance to the U.S. capital markets for the benefit of investors, the public company
auditing profession and the markets as a whole. As part of that mission, the CAQ recently
commissioned a survey to examine an essential participant in the preparation of audited
financial statements: audit committees.
The new healthcare reform law creates a National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public
Health Council that will coordinate prevention, wellness, and public activities on the federal
level. Substance use disorders (SUD) and mental illness are included as national priorities for
the Council’s report to Congress.
The Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) is named as a member of the
Council. The new law requires consultation with SAMHSA on issues related to preventing SUDs
and mental illness.
In banking, especially in risk management, portfolio management, and structured ﬁnance, solid quantitative know-how becomes more and more important. We had a two-fold intention when writing this book: First, this book is designed to help mathematicians and physicists leaving the academic world and starting a profession as risk or portfolio managers to get quick access to the world of credit risk management. Second, our book is aimed at being helpful to risk managers looking for a more quantitative approach to credit risk. ...
In banking, especially in risk management, portfolio management, and
structured finance, solid quantitative know-how becomes more and
more important. We had a two-fold intention when writing this book:
First, this book is designed to help mathematicians and physicists
leaving the academic world and starting a profession as risk or portfolio
managers to get quick access to the world of credit risk management.
Second, our book is aimed at being helpful to risk managers looking
for a more quantitative approach to credit risk....
The second chapter case study by Rosso et al. presents a medical survey that tests
professional drivers for the presence of various psychoactive substances. Positives
were identified by using a commercially available immunoassay rapid kit test which
indicates consumption of psychoactive drugs. This is of interest and important since
the dependence on drugs may pose a risk to drivers in their profession affecting their
reaction time and driving judgment. This is one of the first and important
contributions to the literature in this area.
In banking, especially in risk management, portfolio management, and structured finance, solid quantitative know-how becomes more and more important. We had a two-fold intention when writing this book: First, this book is designed to help mathematicians and physicists leaving the academic world and starting a profession as risk or portfolio managers to get quick access to the world of credit risk management.
This book has emerged from our experience in the education of allied health
professionals (AHPs), particularly student occupational therapists. As tutors we
were aware that students, especially as they neared qualification, struggled to
find a suitable textbook examining the key areas that contextualised their study
of profession-specific skills.
The benefit-to-risk ratio of blood products needs constant
evaluation. Blood products, as therapeutic agents,
have had the test of time but lack the evidence we expect
from other medicinals. Blood, an organ, is used as
a pharmaceutical agent by the medical profession, due to
the achievements in collection, processing, banking, and
distribution. The fact that the most common risk of blood
transfusion isblood delivery error supports the notion that
blood is handled as a pharmaceutical agent.
It seems that we hear news reports of disasters in IVF clinics almost
weekly. Public concern over these reports has resulted in governments
introducing regulation of IVF labs around the world, and within our
profession there is a growing recognition of the need for accreditation
of IVF labs to ensure that the potential for such errors occurring is
Individuals accounted for the majority of listed subjects in the SARs; however, filers
noted a few as business entities and, in some cases, identified a family’s trust fund or
Approximately 65 percent of the subjects found in the 641 SARs were either: a)
associated with some kind of business (named or un-named) or occupation13
identified by a job title, profession or other reference (Physician, Attorney, Restau-
rant Owner, Retired, etc.); or c) identified by a business name or the nature of the
business if the subject was listed as a company.
We comply with all state and federal laws and conform to the highest standards
of professional conduct. We transact University business in compliance with all
applicable laws, regulations, and University policies and procedures. We do not
misrepresent our status or authority in our dealings with others. To the extent
that we belong to professions that are governed by standards specific to the
profession (such as attorneys, psychologists, or certified public accountants), we
adhere to such professional standards.
In terms of market share, Android may be on its way to dominating the mobile space
the same way that Windows dominated the desktop/laptop arena.
Malicious and high-risk Android apps are becoming more sophisticated. An “arms
race” between Android attackers and security providers is likely to occur in the
coming year, much as one occurred a decade or more ago over Microsoft Windows.
Google has made improvements to the Android platform’s security.
Identify and assess children who are showing early signs of anxiety,
emotional distress or behavioural problems. Normally, specialists should
only be involved if the child has a combination of risk factors and/or the
difficulties are recurrent or persistent. The assessment should be carried
out in line with the Common Assessment Framework (to ensure effective
communications with the relevant services) and using other appropriate
In the single-payer system, the recurrent expenditure on health services
is funded primarily through compulsory, non-risk-related contributions made
by eligible individuals or from the state budget. The central government has
almost exclusive power to formulate strategic direction and to issue and enforce
regulations regarding health care. In 2009 Hungary spent 7.4% of its gross
domestic product (GDP) on health, with public expenditure accounting for
This paper provides a review of the methods for measuring portfo-
lio performance and the evidence on the performance of profession-
ally managed investment portfolios. Traditional performance measures,
strongly inﬂuenced by the Capital Asset Pricing Model of Sharpe
(1964), were developed prior to 1990. We discuss some of the prop-
erties and important problems associated with these measures.