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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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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Professor Kevin Kaiser gave an insightful and entertaining talk at the Dutch M&A Forum. His topic was Value Creation in M&A – and the main message: ‘value is like love’. You can’t see it or touch it but you know it’s there! You can read more about the event here (in Dutch).  

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“Disruptive technological forces are impacting finance. Finance professionals should be upskilling in order to stay competitive” says Professor Raghavendra Rau. Technology and finance disruption. These words usually conjure up negative images of robotic process automation and machine learning replacing people’s day-to-day jobs and industries. Talks about rapid technology advancements such as the often-touted artificial intelligence…

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Negotiation Dynamics with Ingemar Dierickx

“It’s catastrophic when people want to keep negotiations simple”, says Ingemar Dierickx while he’s enjoying a glass of red wine in the Amsterdam DoubleTree Hilton. He’s just finished teaching the first day of a three-day course on ‘Negotiation Dynamics’. At the end of the day, he asked the attendees the following question: “what is the…

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On 17 April we 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 first alumni event at this location! Professor Ludovic Phalippou (University of Oxford Saïd Business School) gave a presentation on the role of private markets…

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A chicken franchise that’s growing spectacularly fast and that wants to do for rotisserie chicken what KFC did for fried chicken. Does that sound like a good investment or not? Professor Jim Wahlen uses the Boston Chicken case to illustrate if accounting information can be used to make smart financial decisions. “Boston Chicken is a really…

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NEW Risk Programs with Dr. Russell Walker!In October 2019 and June 2020 Dr. Russell Walker (Kellogg School of Management) will return to AIF. In October 2019 he will be teaching Operational Risk – From Measurement to Management and Leadership, a program focusing on the importance of operational risk in the financial services industry and the development of organizational capabilities to address…

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The quest for funding

03 April, 2019 10:37

A great read for anyone navigating the world of start-ups and new ventures: Professor Luisa Alemany details the pros and cons of the different financing sources. This article is based on knowledge insights published in the book ‘Entrepreneurial Finance: The Art and Science of Growing Ventures’, by Luisa Alemany and Job J. Andreoli. At AIF…

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