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    Handbook of Investment Administration

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    Investment Administration has a key role to play in the many and varied investment products and services that are available in the retail investment marketplace. Kevin Rothwell’s Handbook of Investment Administration provides a comprehensive and readable source of both background and practical information for the practitioner. The Handbook takes the main aspects of investment administration and drills down into the detail of these from a retail perspective. It covers areas that are unique to the private client business such as trusts. It explains the background on why processes are undertaken providing as essential reference aid for the practitioner. Key features include: A full range of Investment Administration functions from New Business to Settlement through to Corporate Actions. Specialist areas such as Trusts and Charities are covered in depth. Concise introduction to each subject providing interesting background information, followed by a detailed review. Essential reading for candidates undertaking Securities & Investment Institute IAQ exams examinations.

    Designing Successful e-Learning

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    This is the second volume of six in Michael Allen’s e-Learning Library—a comprehensive collection of proven techniques for creating e-learning applications that achieve targeted behavioral outcomes through meaningful, memorable, and motivational learning experiences. This book examines common instructional design practices with a critical eye and recommends substituting success rather than tradition as a guide. Drawing from theory, research, and experience in learning and behavioral change, the author provides a framework for addressing a broader range of learner needs and achieving superior performance outcomes.

    e-Learning by Design

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    From William Horton – a world renowned expert with more than thirty-five years of hands-on experience creating networked-based educational systems – comes the next-step resource for e-learning training professionals. Like his best-selling book Designing Web-Based Training, this book is a comprehensive resource that provides practical guidance for making the thousand and one decisions needed to design effective e-learning. e-Learning by Design includes a systematic, flexible, and rapid design process covering every phase of designing e-learning. Free of academic jargon and confusing theory, this down-to-earth, hands-on book is filled with hundreds of real-world examples and case studies from dozens of fields. "Like the book's predecessor (Designing Web-based Training), it deserves four stars and is a must read for anyone not selling an expensive solution. – From Training Media Review, by Jon Aleckson, www.tmreview.com, 2007

    Diversity Mosaic Participant Workbook

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    Designed to help employees in all positions and areas of an organization develop knowledge, awareness, and skills for valuing diversity and creating a truly inclusive environment, this workbook will also help you understand your organization's diversity initiative and your role in supporting it. Upon completing the workshop, you will: Understand and value diversity. Appreciate why cultural competence is important for you as an individual. Discover why your organization is undertaking an effort to create true inclusion and to value diversity. Analyze your own perceptions, strengths, and developmental areas in becoming a champion of diversity. Learn skills to increase your level of cultural competence. Determine how to help eliminate structural inequality to create a truly inclusive organization. Create a personal diversity action plan. This Diversity Mosaic Participant Workbook includes everything each employee needs to know to increase awareness and make the most of the diversity initiative: 360-degree assessment, instructions for assessors content, template letter, perforated observer forms, and scoring sheet.

    Beyond Transfer of Training

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    Did you know that an average of only 10%-20% of training resulted in changing or enhancing an employee?s performance on the job. So, why train? Picking up where her first book, the landmark Transfer of Training, left off (and retaining some of the most salient sections and strategies), this completely updated take on the topic shows trainers and performance professionals how to: Gain and maintain effective performance in complex systems. Find and engage clients and stakeholders in transfer of learning efforts. Support transfer of learning in E-environments. Evaluate the success transfer of learning interventions. Order your copy of this essential guide today!

    Learning to Solve Problems

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    Learning to Solve Problems is a much-needed book that describes models for designing interactive learning environments to support how to learn and solve different kinds of problems. Using a research-based approach, author David H. Jonassen?a recognized expert in the field?shows how to design instruction to support three kinds of problems: story problems, troubleshooting, and case and policy analysis problems. Filled with models and job aids, this book describes different approaches for representing problems to learners and includes information about technology-based tools that can help learners mentally represent problems for themselves. Jonassen also explores methods for associating different solutions to problems and discusses various processes for reflecting on the problem solving process. Learning to Solve Problems also includes three methods for assessing problem-solving skills?performance assessment, component skills; and argumentation.

    Training Budgets Step-by-Step

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    Training Budgets Step-by-Step is a useful guide that walks you through each phase of the process, so that you will have the information you need to develop a successful training plan and accurate budget that will get results for your organization. Training Budgets Step-by-Step gives you Clear-cut instructions on how to perform each step An illustrative case study that helps define every phase of the process Blank templates that you can tailor to your organization Written by training expert Diane Valenti, the book shows you everything from how to conduct the data gathering process to help determine the types of training to create to how to present a completed budget¾one that aligns strategically with your organization's goals. Every step of the way the author provides a wealth of templates, worksheets, lists of questions to ask, action plans, flow charts, interview summary sheets, and other helpful job aids. Training Budgets Step-by-Step also includes a CD-ROM that contains the book's worksheets and templates that can be easily reproduced and customized.

    Aligning Training for Results

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    What makes some training programs successful while others produce disappointing results? The answer, says Ron Stone, lies in the processes trainers employ to determine needs, design and develop programs, deliver the training, and partner to get business results. It is time to reexamine these processes, says the author, and bring them into the twenty-first century. In Aligning Training for Results Stone provides a potent, comprehensive, and versatile resource to help guide trainers through assessing, designing, and delivering training solutions that achieve real and measurable results. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

    Self Managed Superannuation Funds

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    RE: Self Managed Superannuation Funds: A Survival Guide Self managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) are the fastestgrowing sector of the superannuation industry. It’s no wonder, given the almost unlimited investment options available with SMSFs – including investing in property, unlisted managed funds and collectables. So, is it time you joined the increasing number of Australians taking control of their fi nancial future with an SMSF? Self Managed Superannuation Funds: A Survival Guide will help you manage one of the most important fi nancial assets you’ll ever own. Topics covered include: determining if an SMSF is for you selecting your own investments setting up your super fund managing the paperwork understanding trustees’ duties complying with legislation implementing tax-saving strategies.

    Global Securitisation and CDOs

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    This is an essential book for any practitioner, researcher or student of securitisation – concise and accurate coverage of the key aspects of securitisation on all the main and secondary markets of the world. ?Alexander Batchvarov, Managing Director, International Structured Product Strategy, Merrill Lynch, London. «John Deacon's original book became the leading textbook for those genuinely interested in gaining a profound and detailed understanding of the arcane world of securitisation. The new, updated version confirms John's status as the top writer in this sector. Securitisation has moved on, becoming ever more complex in both its detail and its variety, but John's book never fails to deal with all the intellectual challenges posed, in a clear, logical and comprehensive fashion. A must for all practitioners- ? I thoroughly enjoyed it.» ?Robert Palache, Managing Director, Head of European Infrastructure Finance and Corporate Securitisation, Barclays Capi tal «Deacon?s book is an unparalleled treatise on all aspects of asset securitisation and CDOs and is ideal for use by both experienced market practitioners and by those new to the seemingly ever-expanding world of securitisation. The book comprehensively outlines the various structures encountered, ranging from true sale and future flow financings to synthetics and whole business, addressing not only the framework of the structures but also the regulatory and accounting implications. A must have reference book.» ?David Newby, Executive Director, ABN AMRO BANK N.V., Head of UK and Irish Securitisation, Head of European Commercial Real Estate Securitisation Synthetic credit derivatives technology, CDOs, the covered bond market, the mortgage-backed market and M&A financing have all come together to make securitization the fastest growing and most flexible area of the global credit markets. This authoritative work looks at the recent synthetic structures and credit derivatives used in CDOs and at the new Basel Capital Accord and addresses the framework of these structures as well as the regulatory and accounting implications. You'll find truly global insights, coverage of both the financial and legal aspects of securitization, and a glossary of market and legal terminology. Order your copy of this comprehensive update on the development of securitization today!