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The AMA Handbook of Financial Risk Management Selected for 2012 Innovation Award



American Management Association (AMA), a world leader in professional development and performance-based learning solutions, won a 2012 Innovation Award from the publishers of Business Insurance magazine.  The AMA Handbook of Financial Risk Management (AMACOM, 2011), written by John J. Hampton, was cited in the Award submission and selection process.

The Business Insurance Innovation Awards program recognizes leadership, inventiveness, and ingenuity in products and services designed for professional risk managers. An independent panel of judges comprising active risk management professionals selected eight organizations that will be honored for their innovative products and services during an Awards luncheon, February 29, in New York City.

Products and services that are eligible for nomination are designed for and made available to professional risk managers that address one or more of the following risk management functions: risk identification, risk assessment/analysis, risk control, and risk financing. To be considered for the 2012 Innovation Award, a product or service must have entered the marketplace in 2011.

The AMA Handbook of Financial Risk Management, published by AMACOM, the book publishing division of American Management Association, provides readers with the tools they need for dealing with the most important areas of financial decision making. Filled with strategies, principles, and measurement techniques, the book shows readers how to:

  • Categorize financial risks
  • Reduce risks from cash flow and budget exposures
  • Analyze operating risks
  • Understand the interrelationship of risk and return
  • Manage risks in capital investment decisions
  • Determine the value of common stock
  • Optimize debt in the capital structure

The book clarifies key decision areas in financial risk management and enables anyone involved in the financial management of an organization to know what factors are at stake and how to protect the bottom line.

The AMA Handbook of Financial Risk Management was written by John J. Hampton, who is a professor of business at St. Peter’s College, a principal in the Princeton Consulting Group, and former executive director of the Risk and Insurance Management Society.

American Management Association also offers a series of risk management seminars, including “Essentials of Enterprise Risk Management” and “AMA’s Insurance and Risk Management Workshop.”

About AMA
American Management Association (www.amanet.org) is a world leader in talent development, advancing the skills of individuals to drive business success. AMA’s approach to improving performance combines experiential learning—learning through doing—with opportunities for ongoing professional growth at every step of one’s career. AMA supports the goals of individuals and organizations through a complete range of products and services, including classroom and live online seminars, webcasts, webinars, podcasts, corporate and government solutions, business books and research. Organizations worldwide, including the majority of the Fortune 500, turn to AMA as their trusted partner in professional development and draw upon its experience to enhance skills, abilities and knowledge with noticeable results from day one.

AMACOM is the book publishing division of American Management Association specializing in business books on management, leadership, human resources, career, workplace, marketing, project management, finance, supply chain, sales, customer service, training, and professional development.

About Business Insurance
Business Insurance serves business executives who are responsible for the purchase and administration of corporate insurance/self-insurance programs, encompassing both property and liability insurance and employee benefit programs, including life, health and pensions. Each week, the printed publication includes news and feature articles related to these key functions. From its Website, BI also delivers current news and information on a daily basis. Business Insurance, which debuted on Oct. 30, 1967, is a publication of Crain Communications Inc.