Tag: Business

New Business resources

Library Services are pleased to provide access to the following new Business resources:

Moody’s Default and Recovery Database

Moody’s is available on 2 PCs in the Central Library. It contains data on defaults, recovery from default and ratings changes for all corporate issuers of long term bonds.

RavenPack News Analytics via WRDS

RavenPack News Analytics provides real-time structured sentiment, relevance and novelty data for entities and events detected in the unstructured text published by reputable sources. More information is available from RavenPack.

Risk.net

Risk.net is an online portal dedicated to risk management, derivatives and complex financial products. Content includes full access to Risk journals plus industry news and analysis.  Titles include:

  • Risk
  • Asia Risk
  • Operational Risk
  • Insurance Risk
  • Hedge Funds Review
  • Structured Products
  • Energy Risk
  • Journal of Risk
  • Journal of Operational Risk
  • Journal of Credit Risk
  • Journal of Computational Finance
  • Journal of Energy Markets
  • Journal of Investment Strategies
  • Journal of Risk Model Validation
  • Journal of Financial Markets Infrastructure
  • Journal of Network Theory in Finance

For assistance with any of our online resources, please contact Library Services.

New lectures and case studies in the Henry Stewart Talks Business & Management Collection

Below are details of the latest new and updated lectures and case studies released last month to The Business & Management Collection. This month Henry Stewart Talks are excited to announce the release of the first 4 talks from their new series “Analysing Financial Statements.”

Leadership teams
Dr. Ruth Wageman – Harvard University, USA

How families took control of change: Jamie Oliver’s school dinners
Mr. Anthony Greenfield – Consultant, Resolve, UK

Revolutionising display advertising at Whichit: lessons from a start-up
Mr. Jonathan Gan – Whichit, UK

How Kelon and Haier innovated to attract the local Chinese market
Dr. Xiaobai Shen – Edinburgh Business School, UK

What makes for a great team?
Prof. J. Richard Hackman – Department of Psychology, Harvard University, USA

Risk management and big data
Mr. Scott Baldwin – eBay, USA

AmorePacific and the magic of Korean beauty
Mr. Martin Roll – Venture Republic, Singapore

NEW SERIES: Analysing Financial Statements
Introduction to financial reporting
Recording accounting entries
Cash vs. accrual accounting
Inventory
Dr. David Bond – UTS Business School, Australia

 

Using Passport for industry information

The Library subscribes to Passport and Passport Industrial, which provide industry analysis and market research reports. Our Business Team had a useful update meeting with Passport’s publisher Euromonitor this week and we thought it would be helpful to pass on some highlights to users.

As well as monitoring industry trends and market size, Passport also provides strategic information, with forecasts for the next five years compiled by Euromonitor analysts. It covers around 100 countries including some emerging markets, with data going back to 1977. We also subscribe to the ‘Industrial’ collection (it’s slightly hidden – access via Economies tab), for information on business to business and commercial markets; sectors covered include finance and insurance, machinery and transport.

A particular Passport feature is the Dashboard which provides interactive maps to visualise a huge range of data with options to customise, as well as links to further statistics and reports.

passport screen image

While the current user interface is not always intuitive (!) a new and improved search is due to become available in early June – please do give it a go and explore some of the valuable reports and data included. For further information or help please contact the Business Team at libbpd@imperial.ac.uk

Passport is available to all Imperial students and staff from the Library’s Business support web pages.

Rosemary Russell, Business Librarian