How the 2016 Budget Benefits the UK’s SMEs

March 7, 2016

Budgets almost never please everyone, but there are usually a few demographics that are happier than others. After changes made to IR35 legislation, for example, contractor accountants employed by the public sector would certainly have been happy with the likelihood of extra opportunities. The Chancellor may also have received a few kind words from small […]

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The Important Role of Corporate Finance and M&A Advisors

May 2, 2014

While they may work behind the scenes most of the time, there’s no denying the important role of corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions advisors such as Guillaume Jalenques de Labeau and the team at Mansartis. With so many mergers and acquisitions happening every year, there is always great potential for failure, but with the […]

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Has America Lost Its Comparative Advantage?

April 27, 2014

Before currency, people exchanged what they had for what they needed. Nowadays, cash is king. Specialization on a large scale is great for the economy. Specialization occurs because of advantages. An absolute advantage is an ability to produce a good or service with less inputs/costs than a competitor. Absolute advantages do not drive specialization though. […]

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Was the Bank of England Complacent over Forex Rates?

March 27, 2014

The Bank of England has been criticized for its complacency regarding forex rate fixing. Members of Parliament have raised concerns that the bank failed to promptly look into allegations that market transactions were being rigged as far back as 2006. According to a report published in the Financial Times, the Treasury Select Committee has spoken […]

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The Pros and Cons of Fracking for Oil

February 3, 2014
Pros and Cons of Fracking

We have all heard of the oil boom in North Dakota.  For the past few years oil specialists have been utilizing a relatively new method of extracting oil from underground called fracking (which is short for hydraulic fracturing).  Until recently there was no way to get at these vast quantities of oil deep beneath the […]

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Current State of Labor Market in Florida

January 30, 2014
labor market

Despite the fact that unemployment rate in Florida is steadily getting lower month after month – now it is just 6.4% judging by the data from November 2013 (as compared to 8% in November 2012), finding a good job can still be a problem. Taking into account recent economic recession, it is only logical that […]

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Value At Risk Models And The Volcker Rule

January 21, 2014
Volcker rule

The repeal of Glass-Steagall in 1999 opened the floodgates for what is sometimes referred to as the “new science of risk management.” Value-at-risk models, or VaR, describe measures financial institutions use to determine potential loses in a given time period. Risk managers give traders an upper limit they can possibly lose on a particular endeavor […]

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