?A new book from IMD business school professor Nuno Fernandes
LAUSANNE, Switzerland, April 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Ambitious executives know that
understanding finance is increasingly key to their chances of landing that
coveted job-whether it's head of a division, country manager, a broader
regional role or other posts on the way to the C-suite.
The good news is that finance does not need to be complex or painful, as a new
book from IMD business school professor Nuno Fernandes makes clear.
Titled Finance for Executives: A Practical Guide for Managers, the book is
aimed at both financial and non-financial managers. It covers corporate
finance concepts from value creation to derivatives, including cost of capital
(and WACC), valuation, financing policies, M&As, project evaluation, and many
other essential finance definitions-always with a focus on the implications
for managers at all levels.
The book makes finance simple and intuitive by using real-world examples and
mini-case studies, customizable Excel financial modelling tools, and short
chapters to appeal to busy executives. Finance for Executives is a practical
book with the right blend of financial management theory and practice, and
without jargon and complicated math.
The book is highly recommended by senior global executives including Michel
Demaré, Chairman of the Board of Syngenta; Ravi Kant, Vice Chairman of Tata
Motors; Severin Schwan, CEO of Roche Group; and Thilo Mannhardt, CEO of
Professor Fernandes is Professor of Finance at IMD, where he directs the
Strategic Finance program as well as many in-house programs for companies and
financial institutions in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. He
is a specialist in corporate finance, cost of capital estimations, project
evaluations, valuation, international financial markets, and emerging market
For more information and to buy the book, visit
Richard Eames, IMD Communications, Tel: +41(0)21-618-07-99,
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