Investments operations - Define investing activities
- An act of devoting time, effort, or energy to a particular undertaking with the expectation of a worthwhile result
- (invest) endow: give qualities or abilities to
- The action or process of investing money for profit or material result
- A thing that is worth buying because it may be profitable or useful in the future
- (invest) furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors
- (invest) make an investment; "Put money into bonds"
- financial transactions at a brokerage; having to do with the execution of trades and keeping customer records
- An active process; a discharge of a function
- (operate) function: perform as expected when applied; "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore"
- The fact or condition of functioning or being active
- A business organization; a company
- (operate) direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.; "She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"
investments operations - Economic Analysis
Economic Analysis of Investment Operations: Analytical Tools and Practical Applications (WBI Development Studies)
'Economic Analysis of Investment Operations' presents general principles and methodologies that are applicable across sectors, including quantitative risk analysis. It provides both theory and practice about how to evaluate transportation, health, and education projects; and explains how to assess the environmental impact of projects. It provides a fresh look at the tools of project analysis and explains how to apply quantitative analysis of costs and benefits from multiple perspectives—including the private sector, the public sector, bankers, and the country as a whole. The examples used to illustrate the principles are drawn from actual projects of the World Bank and other institutions.
a ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investment operation that pays returns to its investors from their own money or the money paid by subsequent investors, rather than from any actual profit earned by the individual or organization running the operation. the ponzi scheme usually entices new investors by offering returns other investments cannot guarantee, in the form of short-term returns that are either abnormally high or unusually consistent. the perpetuation of the returns that a ponzi scheme advertises and pays requires an ever-increasing flow of money from investors to keep the scheme going. the system is destined to collapse because the earnings, if any, are less than the payments to investors. usually, the scheme is interrupted by legal authorities before it collapses because a ponzi scheme is suspected or because the promoter is selling unregistered securities. as more investors become involved, the likelihood of the scheme coming to the attention of authorities increases. the scheme is named after charles ponzi who became notorious for using the technique in early 1920. ponzi did not invent the scheme [for example charles dickens's 1844 novel the life and adventures of martin chuzzlewit described such a scheme decades before ponzi was born], but his operation took in so much money that it was the first to become known throughout the united states. ponzi's original scheme was based on the arbitrage of international reply coupons for postage stamps; however, he soon diverted investors' money to support payments to earlier investors and himself.
Moving the operation
"could you move your operation away from the fire?" - asked of me by hotel staff as I tried to unearth myself from all my bags. The ice pillar did appear to lean towards toppling from the melty flame.
An analysis of the major securities, derivatives and money markets from an operations point of view, 'Understanding the Markets' takes the reader through the major features and characteristics of the markets and the products. The relationship between the trading and dealing functions and the operations functions is examined and the issues discussed.
This book looks at the financial markets from the viewpoint of the person working in the operations functions that support the trading, dealing and investment processes, and as such is essential reading in order to fully understand the industry - an industry which has gone, and is still going through, much change.
As the markets undergo change so too do the administration, clearing and settlement functions, as the clearing houses, securities depositories and custodians merge and diversify. This is going to impact on the operations teams that support the trading, sales and retail business. A failure to be aware of and to understand the impact of changes in the markets will create massive problems, greater risk and ultimately financial losses. And yet the sheer size and diversity of the global markets, together with the rapid pace of change and expansion, and the increasing volume of transactions needing to be processed, presents a massive challenge to operations teams and managers.
Knowing how the markets work and what impacts on the operations team is crucial for managers and supervisors. In this book the author provides a full explanation of the markets and their impact in operations terms. So if you are about to embark on a career in operations 'Understanding the Markets' is essential reading. Alternatively, if you are planning a career as a dealer it will prove very useful in explaining the process that occurs after you have traded.
The definitive series of professional references for those finance professionals concerned with "Back office" or operations management unique to this industry.Presents concise references on the essential management functions such as technology, client services, and risk management for financial operations management professionals.A comprehensive resource from a leading financial management consultant for global banks and institutions.