Asset-liability management is very topical right now, because of the competitive banking market and prescriptive regulatory environment. Professor Moorad Choudhry will present a practitioner-led and practitioner-focused program to identify and apply best-practice. “Banking is too important in the world for best practice to be kept in a narrow field of knowledge,” says Professor Choudhry. “Knowledge…

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Navigating from strategy development to execution is one of the biggest challenges for today’s leaders – few are successful. A recent survey by The Economist found that a discouraging 57 percent of firms failed to efficiently execute strategic initiatives over the past three years.  “There is a serious need for realism when it comes to…

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Upcoming April Amsterdam Institute of Finance offers a new program: Investing in Private Markets, led by Professor Ludovic Phalippou (University of Oxford). Investing in Private Markets is a unique and accelerated training program for finance professionals looking to sharpen their knowledge or re-train to accompany the strong growth in private markets (from Infra to LBOs,…

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On 23 September Amsterdam Institute of Finance hosted a networking event for a group of our alumni, as well as other interested professionals, at the Room Mate Aitana Hotel in central Amsterdam – the second alumni event at this location! Professor Benoît Leleux and Jan van der Kaaij discussed how to design and execute new sustainability programs, embed the…

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This November AIF offers a new program: Managing Corporate Turnarounds, led by Professor Joost de Haas (INSEAD). Companies end up in financial distress for a variety of reasons and in different degrees of severity, ranging from ‘plain loss’ of shareholder value to liquidity crisis and (eventually) bankruptcy. Management and/or turnaround professionals – at any point…

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‘IRR is bullshit’

03 September, 2019 09:00

“I can observe Zidane, but I’ll never dribble like him”, says Ludovic Phalippou. “We tend to make people heroes and want to imitate them, but that’s not how it works.” Phalippou, Professor of Financial Economics at the University of Oxford Saïd Business School, is having a beer at the Room Mate Aitana hotel in Amsterdam,…

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What do you have to do if you want to quit your business and put it up for sale? And the other way around, looking for that perfect acquisition, how to prepare? Professor Ard-Pieter de Man explains. The decision has been made, the company will be sold. But for it to be an attractive deal,…

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“Many organizations see digitalization as an extension of what’s already here and have trouble taking advantage of the opportunities”, says Professor Karel Cool, who sees companies struggling to take the next step. “Seizing opportunities is difficult for companies that compete with the logic of traditional industries. It’s much more winner-takes-all than it used to be….

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This November we will offer a new program: Understanding Global Macroeconomics, led by Peter De Keyzer (University of Antwerp). Managers, especially those working in the finance sector, are bombarded by macroeconomics and financial news from around the world. Since almost all decisions in this increasingly interconnected world depend on both macro and foreign developments, it…

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The world is becoming an increasingly complicated place. Given how globalized the world has become and the unrestricted flow of information, making decisions in organizations is difficult. But Professor Hersh Shefrin’s course on behavioral risk management at the Amsterdam Institute of Finance will help academics, corporate professionals and the public to navigate complex environments. There…

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