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Recommended Resources


The listed titles are the recommended resources by the Knowledge Management Unit of The Malaysian Insurance Institute.

Financial and Actuarial Statistics: An Introduction, 2nd Ed., Dale S. Borowiak, Arnold F. Shapiro

This book enables you to obtain the mathematical and statistical background required in the current financial and actuarial industries. It also advances the application and theory of statistics in modern financial and actuarial modeling. Like its predecessor, this second edition considers financial and actuarial modeling from a statistical point of view while adding a substantial amount of new material.

 Resource type: Book

The Financial Planning Puzzle: Fitting Your Pieces Together to Create Financial Freedom, Jason Silverberg

This book will help you to make financial decisions that help you achieve your goals, avoid the myths and misconceptions about money to make better choices, become an educated consumer and learn the basics of every part of your finances, find the right financial planner to hep you stay on track for the long haul, achieve your version of the American Dream, and much, much more. This book also comes with fantastic bonuses, including a mini-course on the five critical steps to creating financial freedom.

Resource type: Book

Understanding Consumer Financial Behavior: Money Management in an Age of Financial Illiteracy, W. Fred vav Raaij

This book provides a systematic economic and behavioral approach to the way people handle their finances. It discusses the different types of financial behaviors consumers may engage in and explores the psychological explanations for their behavior and choices. This exciting book is essential reading for scholars of marketing finance, and management; financial professionals; and consumer policy makers.

Resource type: Book

Risk: A Multidisciplinary Introduction, Claudia Klüppelberg, Daniel Straub, Isabell M. Welpe

This is a unique book addressing the integration of risk methodology from various fields. It stimulates intellectual debate and communication across disciplines, promotes better risk management practices and contributes to the development of risk management methodologies. Book chapters explain fundamental risk models and measurement, and address risk and security issues from diverse areas such as finance and insurance, health sciences, life sciences, engineering and information science.

Resource type: Book

The Risk in Risk Management: Financial Organizations & the Problem of Conformity, Gregory B. Vit

This book presents a risk management framework to understand conformity and deviance within investment banks and other large organizations. It suggests that some groups understand the dynamics of this conformity to their advantage. This requires a deeper understanding of the risk in risk management. Fraudsters can game the system to their advantage legally and illegally; therefore risk managers must understand the interplay of multiple logics in order to govern and manage risk.

Resource type: Book

Top Dog: Impress and Influence Everyone You Meet, Andy Bounds and Richard Ruttle

This book will teach you how to lead in all your interactions, so you can get more of what you want, more often. The authors are experts at helping people achieve more from their conversations with others. Their techniques work in every type of interaction—conversations, socialising, dating, interviews, sales, marketing, and networking. Basically, anytime you want to impress and persuade others.

Resource type: Book

Fund Managers’ Performance: Effect of Risk Tolerance, Fauziah Mahat and Noor Azman Ali

Risk tolerance is one of the behavioral issues that have becoming an important topic within fund management discipline. Knowledge on risk tolerance has grown substantially in which most of the studies are from developed countries such as Australia and United States. However, studies on the risk tolerance on fund managers’ performance in emerging countries particularly in Asia such as Korea, Japan, China and Malaysia are still lacking. Therefore, this book aims to fill the gap in research concerning fund managers and firm risk tolerance which act as the mediating role on fund performance. This book helps to explain the characteristic of fund managers towards the fund performances. It does so by examining the mediating effect of individual fund managers’ risk tolerance which is measured as level of confidence and level of risk tolerance. Based on quantitative analytical approaches, the theoretical model proposed in this book was tested using secondary data gathered from fund management companies registered under the Securities Commission (SC) of Malaysia.

Resource type: Book

Winning Relationships in Asian Wealth Management: Becoming A More Successful Adviser, Andrew Crooke

Wealth management is no longer considered a ‘luxury product’ sold by great brands and glossy marketing events. Everyone who serves wealthy clients is by now very conscious that although it may involve some ‘art’, increasingly ‘discipline’ has become a key differentiator. Not only attract clients in the first place, but also to keep and grow the share of their wallet. Being a wealth manager means hard work combined with skills and talent in order to stay relevant to clients and to business. To stay fit for the job in an ever changing landscape, these skills and talent have to be constantly re-assessed, the same as going for a regular health check.

Resource type: Book