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A Guide To Asian High Yield Bonds, Second Edition

RRP $378.00

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Starting with a general description and definition of the product, and where it sits in the corporate capital structure, the book looks at the suitability of high yield bonds for family-owned growth enterprises through a new and expanded discussion as to why Asian issuers should or should not issue high yield bonds and to what extent high yield bonds can supplement or even replace traditional bank lending. This includes a look at capital markets alternatives for family owned companies, the search for an optimal capital structure, the relevance of optimal debt and capital structure theories, key aspects driving financing decisions and their objectives against this backdrop, from a practical and theoretical point of view. Against these parameters the suitability of high yield bonds is being established and, finally, compared with other financial instruments.

As far as the history ofand development of the product are concerned high yield in the US and Europe is thoroughly looke at before analyzing the relative short history of the sector in this region. Within this context the guide will also assess the key advantages of high yield bonds as opposed to bank debt funding -- incurrence rather than maintenance covenants, tenor, bullet repayment, investor diversification -- and as opposed to equity and equity-linked funding -- non-dilutive, cheaper and less volatile.

This is followed by a comprehensive anatomy' of the high yield bond market in Asia, looking at issuer countries and industries, ratings and size distributions. This would include a comprehensive look at the diversification of the high-yield issuer universe, including the recent non-property issuance out of China as well as examples from "new" high yield geographies, such as Japan and Mongolia (in which the author transacted benchmark offerings).

Any anatomy of Asian high yield would not be complete without a thorough technical analysis of high yield bond structures commonly employed in Asian transactions and their key concepts. The discussions of the respective covenants and security packages will be embedded into revised and new chapters on the key building blocks of high yield credit analysis, including business risk, financial risk, management / ownership risks and covenant analysis. Asian high yield covenant packages which vary immensely across the region, lead into a thorough analysis of high yield bond risks and fundamentals, including transfer of cash or other forms of value from a restricted group, risky investments in assets, increase in leverage, subordination/dilution of bondholders claims and abrupt changes in governance or control. Based on real deal examples these covenants packages will be analyzed versus the US and European models and assessed for comparative strengths and weaknesses. Special attention will also be given to issues such as to corporate governance, the business model, business strategies, quality of earnings and cash flows and auditors.

In many cases, the senior financial executive of the company in question will be interviewed to provide insight on the company's rationale for issuing high yield bonds, their view on the strengths of the products, their reservations about it, their assessment of high yield versus other funding products and the place that high yield bond issues will have in their future funding plans. The author will also offer technical analysis on why each company employed its particular structure and an assessment of its strengths and weaknesses.

This is followed by a thorough analysis of the buyside, including interviews with leading institutional investors in Asian high yield, principally real money asset managers and hedge funds. They will update the development of the investor base post 2008, the reasons behind the decline of Asian high yield and its resurgence, culminating in an analysis of the migration from fast money to real money and private wealth. The chapter will demonstrate high yield investors' priorities, dealing with their preferences in terms of countries and industries, their views on which recent structures they have found more or less attractive -- and why -- and how they expect the market to evolve in Asia.

Another new chapter will be on high yield bond restructuring. We will look at Asian high yield bonds from their recovery value, compare these with the US, and analysis how the rating agencies are looking at "Loss Given Default" scenarios. Various liability management options are open to issuers to avoid default or deal with default scenarios and the book will assess all these, together with key objectives issuers and investors may associate with them, before presenting case studies of debt restructuring propositions that failed and succeeded (again, the author transacted some high profile deals of this nature in 2009/2010).

Another new chapter of interest is high yield in the new "Dim Sum" market. The guide will assess the genesis of this sector, to what extent high yield structures can be applied and which formats of high yield and covenant packages have been placed with investors.The Asian high yield private placement market shut down in 2008/2009 but resurfaced on the back of a public bond market recovery to offer to a broad spectrum of issuers fast, discreet and, in many cases, vital funding solutions. We will describe the issuers that drive this market, ranging from credits with a challenging history in Indonesia to real estate start-ups in China, and look at how these deals were structured to attract equity return-orientated hedge fund and proprietary desk investors.

Starting with a general description and definition of the product, and where it sits in the corporate capital structure, the book looks at the suitability of high yield bonds for family-owned growth enterprises through a new and expanded discussion as to why Asian issuers should or should not issue high yield bonds and to what extent high yield bonds can supplement or even replace traditional bank lending. This includes a look at capital markets alternatives for family owned companies, the search for an optimal capital structure, the relevance of optimal debt and capital structure theories, key aspects driving financing decisions and their objectives against this backdrop, from a practical and theoretical point of view. Against these parameters the suitability of high yield bonds is being established and, finally, compared with other financial instruments.

As far as the history ofand development of the product are concerned high yield in the US and Europe is thoroughly looke at before analyzing the relative short history of the sector in this region. Within this context the guide will also assess the key advantages of high yield bonds as opposed to bank debt funding -- incurrence rather than maintenance covenants, tenor, bullet repayment, investor diversification -- and as opposed to equity and equity-linked funding -- non-dilutive, cheaper and less volatile.

This is followed by a comprehensive anatomy' of the high yield bond market in Asia, looking at issuer countries and industries, ratings and size distributions. This would include a comprehensive look at the diversification of the high-yield issuer universe, including the recent non-property issuance out of China as well as examples from "new" high yield geographies, such as Japan and Mongolia (in which the author transacted benchmark offerings).

Any anatomy of Asian high yield would not be complete without a thorough technical analysis of high yield bond structures commonly employed in Asian transactions and their key concepts. The discussions of the respective covenants and security packages will be embedded into revised and new chapters on the key building blocks of high yield credit analysis, including business risk, financial risk, management / ownership risks and covenant analysis. Asian high yield covenant packages which vary immensely across the region, lead into a thorough analysis of high yield bond risks and fundamentals, including transfer of cash or other forms of value from a restricted group, risky investments in assets, increase in leverage, subordination/dilution of bondholders claims and abrupt changes in governance or control. Based on real deal examples these covenants packages will be analyzed versus the US and European models and assessed for comparative strengths and weaknesses. Special attention will also be given to issues such as to corporate governance, the business model, business strategies, quality of earnings and cash flows and auditors.

In many cases, the senior financial executive of the company in question will be interviewed to provide insight on the company's rationale for issuing high yield bonds, their view on the strengths of the products, their reservations about it, their assessment of high yield versus other funding products and the place that high yield bond issues will have in their future funding plans. The author will also offer technical analysis on why each company employed its particular structure and an assessment of its strengths and weaknesses.

This is followed by a thorough analysis of the buyside, including interviews with leading institutional investors in Asian high yield, principally real money asset managers and hedge funds. They will update the development of the investor base post 2008, the reasons behind the decline of Asian high yield and its resurgence, culminating in an analysis of the migration from fast money to real money and private wealth. The chapter will demonstrate high yield investors' priorities, dealing with their preferences in terms of countries and industries, their views on which recent structures they have found more or less attractive -- and why -- and how they expect the market to evolve in Asia.

Another new chapter will be on high yield bond restructuring. We will look at Asian high yield bonds from their recovery value, compare these with the US, and analysis how the rating agencies are looking at "Loss Given Default" scenarios. Various liability management options are open to issuers to avoid default or deal with default scenarios and the book will assess all these, together with key objectives issuers and investors may associate with them, before presenting case studies of debt restructuring propositions that failed and succeeded (again, the author transacted some high profile deals of this nature in 2009/2010).

Another new chapter of interest is high yield in the new "Dim Sum" market. The guide will assess the genesis of this sector, to what extent high yield structures can be applied and which formats of high yield and covenant packages have been placed with investors.The Asian high yield private placement market shut down in 2008/2009 but resurfaced on the back of a public bond market recovery to offer to a broad spectrum of issuers fast, discreet and, in many cases, vital funding solutions. We will describe the issuers that drive this market, ranging from credits with a challenging history in Indonesia to real estate start-ups in China, and look at how these deals were structured to attract equity return-orientated hedge fund and proprietary desk investors.


Northwest Dive Guide

RRP $19.95

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Cold water diving is more gear-intensive than warm water diving, but the diversity of marine life and panoramic beauty of the world below the water line are a delight to explore. Try the shallow waters of BC's Hornby Island for a cold water shark dive where spiny dogfish zip around like short fused rockets and you have a good chance of spotting a blunt nosed six-gill shark. Or visit Sound Rock in Washington State, a marine protected area sheltering wolf eels, sea whip beds, various shrimps and crabs and the occasional wandering giant Pacific octopus. When it comes to quality and quantity of wrecks to explore, the Northwest is a diver's playground with warships, cargo ships, and wooden ships dating back to the 1800s. Diving is not limited to coastal areas either, with Montana and Idaho offering opportunities for freshwater adventures just watch out for the 30 to 40-foot Mackinaw Ness Monster! In this guide, master scuba dive instructor and Northwest diving tour guide Mike Hughes shares over three hundred dive sites in BC, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana, including drift dives, wall dives, freshwater dives and wrecks festooned in plumrose anemones and patrolled by huge rockfish. With training tips and gear appropriate to cold water diving, indispensable information on local dive operators and shops, and useful dry land advice such as where to go for a meal after the dive plus nearby attractions for non diving travelling companions this guide is sure to enhance the enjoyment and safety of recreational divers in the Northwest, whether they've logged hundreds of hours underwater, or they're just getting started.


Basic Bioinformatics - A Beginner's Guide

RRP $436.99

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This manual offers a stand-alone reading companion, unique in simplifying the practical components of Bioinformatics in a unique and user-friendly manner. It covers the practical component of syllabi used at most leading universities and discusses the most extensively used tools and methodologies in Bioinformatics. Research in the biological sciences has made tremendous strides in recent years due in part to the increased automation in data generation. At the same time, storing, managing and interpreting huge volumes of data has become one of the most challenging tasks for scientists. These two aspects have ultimately necessitated the application of computers, giving rise to a highly interdisciplinary discipline-Bioinformatics. 

Despite the richness of bioinformatics resources and methods, the exposure of life sciences undergraduates and postgraduates to bioinformatics is extremely limited. Though the internet offers various tools for free, and provides guides for using them, it fails to help users interpret the processed data. Moreover, most sites fail to update their help pages to accommodate software upgrades. Though the market is flooded with books discussing the theoretical concepts in Bioinformatics, a manual of this kind is rarely found. The content developed to meet the needs of readers from diverse background and to incorporate the syllabi of undergraduate and postgraduate courses at various universities. 


Domestic Violence In Diverse Contexts

RRP $282.99

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Overwhelmingly, it is women who are the victims of domestic violence and this book puts women's experiences of domestic violence at its centre, whilst acknowledging their many diverse and complex identities.

Concentrating on the various forms of domestic abuse and its occurrence and manifestations within different contexts, it argues that gender is centrally implicated in the unique factors that shape violence across all these areas. Individual chapters outline the experiences of:

  • Mothers

  • Older women

  • Women with religious affiliations

  • Refugee women

  • Rural women

  • Aboriginal women

  • Women in same-sex relationships

  • Women with intellectual disabilities.

Exploring how domestic violence across varying contexts impacts on different women's experiences and understandings of abuse, this innovative work draws on post-structural feminist theory and how these ideas view, and potentially allow, gendered explanations of domestic violence. Domestic Violence in Diverse Contexts is suitable for academics and researchers interested in issues around violence and gender.


A Guided Tour Of

RRP $457.99

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INDEPENDENT, RIGOROUS, & OBJECTIVE: The Guided Tour is a self-contained resource with essential information an organization needs to conduct a due diligence evaluation of electronic health records software. This Guided Tour is focused on WorldVistA CPRS (Computerized Patient Record System) software, available for free as a download from the WorldVistA website. The Guided Tour covers how to install, learn, and use WorldVistA CPRS. It provides practical insights on how it is used in different settings. It examines its strengths and limitations, and provides a roadmap of what you need to consider if you are interested in learning or adopting it. This report presents key decisions and important considerations that should be weighed before spending valuable time and thousands of dollars implementing an EHR solution, and WorldVistA CPRS in particular. Especially for smaller medical practices and hospitals, it is cost prohibitive to hire outside IT professionals to conduct a thorough system evaluation of EHR software before it is selected. The Guided Tour is a cost-effective way for healthcare providers to do their due diligence quickly before making a sizable investment in healthcare information technology. The launch of TCR's new Guided Tour series coincides with the opening of the reimbursement period for the U.S. government's $27 billion ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) incentive program to drive the adoption of electronic health records. To qualify for reimbursements, healthcare providers must demonstrate "meaningful use" of an electronic health record system. For many, the ARRA "meaningful use" incentives cover only a fraction of the EHR's true cost - which can range from $10,000 to $100,000 per eligible provider. Research shows the failure rates for EHR implementations approach 50%. Given the high costs and high failure rates for EHR system adoptions, the Guided Tour is an essential, trusted resource to help ensure good decision making.



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