We have some great news for our Finance faculty and students (and anyone else interested in Finance): David Lam Library has purchased 1 year of access to Mergent Fixed Income Securities Database (FISD). FISD will be available from January 5, 2018 to January, 2019, via the WRDS platform. Mergent FISD is a comprehensive database of […]

The David Lam Library recently subscribed to three years of access to three modules from McGraw-Hill’s ebook library

  • Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management (30 titles)
  • Finance & Investing (134 titles)
  • Leadership & Management (99 titles)

Many of the books are useful as introductory texts. Users can read full-text content online, as content cannot be downloaded.  Printing is available, one page at a time, for the first 10% of the book.

Once you connect to the database you can browse or search for books, as well as register to access personalized features like note-taking and bookmarks.

According to The emerging equity gap: Growth and stability in the new investor landscape, a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute, the role of equities in the global financial system will likely be reduced in the coming decade. The reason postulated is that emerging market households tend to spend their newly-earned household assets deposit accounts and fixed-income instruments, more than in equities. the authors predict that by the end of this decade, investors in developing economies will hold as much as 36 percent of global financial wealth, or between $114 trillion and $141 trillion. They say that global equities could decline from 28 percent of global financial assets in 2010 to 22 percent in 2020.
Source: McKinsey Quarterly Member Edition, December 2011.

The David Lam Management Research Library and the UBC Okanagan Library have jointly purchased access to a series of corporate and accounting data for publicly listed companies in China.

The China Stock Market & Accounting Research Database provides data on the China stock markets and the financial statements of China’s listed companies. Newly added data sets include: Corporate Governance, IPO and shareholder research data.

Access to some of the CSMAR datab is also available to UBC graduate students and faculty researchers via Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS):
Financial Statements (Quarterly, interim, and annual)
Stock Market Trading (Daily and monthly, return, shares outstanding)
Closed-end Fund and Open-end Fund (NAV, fund holders)

UBC students, faculty and staff have trial access to Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ database from January 11 until February 11, 2011.

Capital IQ provides detailed coverage of public and private companies,  private investment firms, and executives. It also provides data on capital transactions.  Capital IQ’s software functionality includes sophisticated retrieval and personalization tools which enable users to screen the database and to create reports.

To obtain a trial account, please visit the Information Page   and click on request an individual account.  In the request email, please provide your affiliation (UBC student, faculty or staff member) and your UBC email address (e.g. your.name@ubc.ca; your.name@sauder.ubc.ca).  Once you have your account, please return to the information page to access the Capital IQ database.

Thank you to UBC Library’s Kat McGrath and Capital IQ’s Scott Hossfeld for setting up this trial.

Read the article Rise and Fall of the  GDP in the New York Times Magazine.  The author Jon Gertner  attended a presentation on the Canadian Index of Well-Being presented by Alex Michalos,  a former chancellor at the University of Northern British Columbia.

The presentation on the Canadian Index of Well Being is available here.  Michalos’ interesting approach discusses how the success of a country depends on collaborations with international organizations such as Stats Canada, OECD etc.

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