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Monthly Archives: April 2011

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Teaching Entrepreneurship online

Can you teach Entrepreneurship online? Forget teaching, can you learn something about starting a business online?

The debate started when Jehan and I first started talking about doing a series similar to the work we have been doing with computational finance on Learning Corporate Finance. I ran a couple of trial videos but wasn’t happy with the results so killed the work we had done in March. Then April somehow became the month of speaking engagements – first for Microsoft/PASHA Catalyst, then NUST and TAN and finally the PASHA – CIPE Young ones round table this Monday morning.

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Introduction to Financial Modelling

Introduction to Financial Modeling A quick examination of building financial models with a focus on building financial models for financial reporting, investment decision making, financial planning and budgeting purposes. At a personal level the most common application of financial modeling for me has been building

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The PASHA – CIPE – Entrepreneurial Younglings Round Table

Surprisingly the deepest fear turned out to be not meeting expectations. Some brought up failure a little later but the very first response was disappointing customers and family. Which was exceedingly interesting, I would have thought a budding entrepreneur would have thought of himself first but this gentleman was actually thinking of his customers. Then came financial loss. On the challenges front the A list included managing cash flows, finances and money and the one resource everyone felt that can make a huge difference was mentoring from individuals who had already walked on this path before. The one thing you would ask was not capital but the knowledge that helped you find and sell to customers

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Portfolio VaR

Value at Risk is a measure of the worst case loss that may occur over a specified holding period for a given probability. It is a measure used widely to assess the market risk inherent in a given investment or portfolio of investments. Portfolio VaR

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Market Risk Metrics – Volatility Trend Analysis

Trailing volatility or Volatility Trend Analysis Trailing Volatility or volatility Trend Analysis is the analysis of volatility trend lines. Volatility tends to behave in cycles. Rising volatility ultimately leads to a reversal and vice versa. The volatility trend line is a graphical representation of the

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Market Risk Metrics – Portfolio Volatility

Portfolio Volatility The riskiness of a given portfolio may be gauged by the riskiness of the instruments that make up the portfolio. However the portfolio risk or volatility of portfolio returns is not necessarily equal to the sum of each instrument’s risk as given by

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