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Articles | Books | Journals | Newspapers Economist Intelligence Unit: Country reports

The following will give you a different viewpoint on topics presented in SA5

You are not expected to have read all the items but you should ensure you familiarise yourself with current finance issues and general background.

Economist Intelligence Unit: Country reports

The Economist Intelligence Unit provides leading country analysis and forecasts. IFoA members get access to detailed economic and political forecasts compiled by a wide network of on the ground contributors and highly skilled analysts on behalf of the EIU. Reports are available for the following countries:

The reports are for the latest month only. Reports are for non-commercial educational use by members of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.  The terms and conditions of supply are at http://www.eiu.com/public/terms.aspx This arrangement is managed by the library service, please email libraries@actuaries.org.uk with any enquiries.

The Economist: The World in 2016

The Economist's annual survey for the year ahead offers points of interest and background to support study of investment issues, its outlook from last year can be considered in retrospect too. The Economist now makes this annual print magazine available as an ‘App’ for purchasers, but selected articles of the latest edition are available at http://www.theworldin.com/

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Books

The books below may be ordered on loan from: libraries@actuaries.org.uk. Some books may be purchased from the eShop. Where an eBook option is available this is delivered through the MyiLibrary service, you will need an Athens log in and password from the library service.

  • Asset pricing. Cochrane, J. H. Revised ed. Princeton University Press, 2005. 533 pages. ISBN: 9780691121376 (Buy from eShop £30.00 plus postage | (Borrow from libraries)
  • The Black Swan: the impact of the highly improbable. Taleb, Nassim Penguin books, 2008. 366 pages. ISBN: 9780141034591 (Borrow from libraries)
  • Corporate finance and investment. Decisions and strategies. Pike, R.; Neale, B. 5th ed. Financial Times Prentice Hall, 2005. ISBN: 9780273695615 (Borrow from libraries)
  • Derivatives. The theory and practice of financial engineering. Wilmott, P. John Wiley, 1998. 740 pages. ISBN: 9780471983668 (Borrow from libraries)
  • Financial calculus. An introduction to derivative pricing. Baxter, M.; Rennie, A. CUP, 1996. 233 pages. ISBN: 9780521552899 (Buy from eShop £35.00 plus postage | (Borrow from libraries)
  • Financial economics: with applications to investments, insurance and pensions. Panjer, H. H. (ed) The Actuarial Foundation, 2001. 669 pages. ISBN: 9780938959489 (Borrow from libraries)
  • Fixed-income derivatives made simple. What a trustee needs to know. National Association of Pension Funds. NAPF, 2005. 16 pages.
  • Fundamentals of financial management. Brigham, E. F.; Houston, J. 12th ed. South-Western, 2009. 680 pages. ISBN 9780324597707 (Borrow from libraries)
  • The handbook of international financial terms. Moles, P.; Terry, N. G. OUP, 1997. 605 pages. ISBN: 9780198288855 (Borrow from libraries) (eBook available via the Athens portal, contact the library service for details)
  • Hedge funds and funds of hedge funds made simple. What a trustee needs to know. National Association of Pension Funds. NAPF, 2005. 20 pages.
  • Inefficient markets. An introduction to behavioral finance. Shleifer, A. OUP, 2000. 216 pages. ISBN: 9780198292289 (Borrow from libraries) (eBook available via the Athens portal, contact the library service for details)
  • Investment mathematics. Adams, A. T.; Booth, P. M.; Bowie, D. C.; Freeth, D. S. John Wiley, 2003. 419 pages. ISBN: 9780471998822 (Borrow from libraries) (eBook available via the Athens portal, contact the library service for details)
  • Management of company finance. Samuels, J. M.; Wilkes, F. M.; Brayshaw, R. E. 6th ed. International Thomson, 1995. 1040 pages. ISBN: 9781861522290 (Buy from eShop £35.00 plus postage  | (Borrow from libraries)
  • Management of company finance. Solutions manual. Samuels, J. M.; Wilkes, F. M.; Brayshaw, R. E. 6th ed. International Thomson, 1996. 243 pages. ISBN: 9780412718601 (Borrow from libraries)
  • Options, futures and other derivatives. Hull, J. C. 8th ed. Pearson, 2011. xxi, 847 pages. ISBN:  9780273759072 (Buy from eShop £57.00 plus postage  | (Borrow from libraries)
  • Principles of corporate finance (Global edition). Brealey, R. A.; Myers, S. C.; Allen, F. 10th ed. 944 pages. McGraw-Hill, 2010. ISBN: 978-0071314176 (Borrow from libraries)
  • Principles of corporate finance (Global edition). Brealey, R. A.; Myers, S. C.; Allen, F. 11th ed. 967 pages. McGraw-Hill, 2014. ISBN: 978-0077151560 (Borrow from libraries)
  • Swaps made simple. What a trustee needs to know. National Association of Pension Funds. NAPF, 2005. 16 pages.

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