Finance for Executives: A Practical Guide for Managers

A new book from IMD business school professor Nuno Fernandes

Lausanne, Switzerland (xx April 2014) - 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 Ultrapar.

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 risks.

For more information and to buy the book, visit www.financeforexecutives.net .

For more information contact:

Richard Eames, IMD Communications
Tel: +41 (0)21 618 07 99