As goes January, so goes the year

Anna Valiullina Dec 2019 · 10 min read     Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the subscribers of The Finance Association EPFL! In today’s article, we take the opportunity to wish you a productive year full of ambitious ideas and their great realizations! Having a holiday spirit we would love to introduce you the effect on the financial market which has a great relation to the Christmas and New Year!…

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Central Banks & Monetary Policy

Anna Valiullina Dec 2019 · 10 min read     In today’s article, we are interested in describing the current affairs of Central Banks and by doing so we will briefly remind you about different ways which are used to affect the economy. ————————————– To start with, there are mainly 2 ways how one can affect the current state of the economy: using Fiscal and Monetary Policy. The first one is controlled by…

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Valuation Models : How to Value a Company

Stefano Ramella Nov 2019 · 25 min read Valuation Models are used to assess the worth of a given company : this is needed for IPO, Acquisition, Mergers. In this article, 3 methods are presented : Discounted Cash Flow Analysis, Comparable Companies Analysis and Precedent Transaction Analysis. Each of these methods can be thought as 5-steps process.  ————————————– Overview The three methods presented here are among the most commonly used among the finance professionals.…

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Tokenization of the Real Estate Market

This week’s article focuses on the Real Estate Market and innovation idea of combining it with Blockchain technology. Real Estate Market is considered to be one of many sources of investments, but it is still believed to be an inefficient and non-liquid market. In this article, we attempted to describe the main drawbacks of the Real Estate Market as a source for investments and show how modern technologies as Blockchain could dramatically…

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The WeWork Dilemma

The WeWork Dilemma
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After the failed attempt of an IPO in September ’19, WeWork has been saved by SoftBank after the firm’s valuation dropped from $47 billion to only $8 billion. The Japanese giant is injecting capital to reboost the productivity of the firm and relaunch its image in the market. The rescue deal will increase SoftBank exposure for more than $10 billion in the company with approximately 80% stake. In the process Mr. Neumann,…

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Career opportunities in Finance : Quants

The Finance Association at EPFL is starting a new season! At our first article this academic year we would like to give students of EPFL some insights from the industry of finance and point out at some career opportunities at this field. -------------------------------------- While our editorial strongly believe that the main advantage of the EPFL students is the ability to quickly absorb information and becoming experts at any field they wish to…

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