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The Bride And Groom's Fun Guide To Planning A Wedding

RRP $14.99

This fun guide has been designed to help both brides and grooms understand how each other feels about planning their wedding. It is full of tips, advice and ideas on helping each other through the most exciting but stressful time of your life. A fun quiz and love notes help make the experience fun!


Red Grooms

RRP $130.00

Best known for his extravagant life-sized artworks of stores, subways, and city scenes, Red Grooms populates these environments with offbeat, spirited, easily identifiable characters who strike a humorous chord. Intertwining sculpture with painting, his work transcends both traditional portraiture and caricature.

This is the first major book on Red Grooms's work published since 1984 and includes many drawings, personal photographs, and prints that have never been seen or published. Many of his famed sculpto-pictoramas appear in full color and some in gatefolds, such as Moby Dick Meets the NYPL, Tennessee Carousel, and The Marathon.

Grooms's 1995 Grand Central Terminal is still remembered by thousands as a peak artistic experience. Other environments include an agricultural building for the Des Moines Art Center in Iowa, the beloved Ruckus Manhattan (complete with subway car and Brooklyn Bridge), and a Ruckus Rodeo commissioned by the Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art. Mixed-media pieces highlight portraits of classic and contemporary artists, from Toulouse-Lautrec to Francis Bacon. Hollywood greats, historical figures, even Chuck Berry, have been immortalized in the exuberant Grooms style.

Arthur Danto writes on Red Grooms and the spirit of comedy; Marco Livingstone's introduction contextualizes Red Grooms's work in the art of his time and discusses his relationship to Pop, Happenings, environmental art, and developments in painting; a recent interview with Red Grooms by Timothy Hyman completes the text.

Grooms's work has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States and around the world. The artist lives in New York City and Nashville, Tennessee.


A Guide To Asian High Yield Bonds, Second Edition

RRP $378.00

Starting with a general description and definition of the product, and where it sits in the corporate capital structure, the book looks at the suitability of high yield bonds for family-owned growth enterprises through a new and expanded discussion as to why Asian issuers should or should not issue high yield bonds and to what extent high yield bonds can supplement or even replace traditional bank lending. This includes a look at capital markets alternatives for family owned companies, the search for an optimal capital structure, the relevance of optimal debt and capital structure theories, key aspects driving financing decisions and their objectives against this backdrop, from a practical and theoretical point of view. Against these parameters the suitability of high yield bonds is being established and, finally, compared with other financial instruments.

As far as the history ofand development of the product are concerned high yield in the US and Europe is thoroughly looke at before analyzing the relative short history of the sector in this region. Within this context the guide will also assess the key advantages of high yield bonds as opposed to bank debt funding -- incurrence rather than maintenance covenants, tenor, bullet repayment, investor diversification -- and as opposed to equity and equity-linked funding -- non-dilutive, cheaper and less volatile.

This is followed by a comprehensive anatomy' of the high yield bond market in Asia, looking at issuer countries and industries, ratings and size distributions. This would include a comprehensive look at the diversification of the high-yield issuer universe, including the recent non-property issuance out of China as well as examples from "new" high yield geographies, such as Japan and Mongolia (in which the author transacted benchmark offerings).

Any anatomy of Asian high yield would not be complete without a thorough technical analysis of high yield bond structures commonly employed in Asian transactions and their key concepts. The discussions of the respective covenants and security packages will be embedded into revised and new chapters on the key building blocks of high yield credit analysis, including business risk, financial risk, management / ownership risks and covenant analysis. Asian high yield covenant packages which vary immensely across the region, lead into a thorough analysis of high yield bond risks and fundamentals, including transfer of cash or other forms of value from a restricted group, risky investments in assets, increase in leverage, subordination/dilution of bondholders claims and abrupt changes in governance or control. Based on real deal examples these covenants packages will be analyzed versus the US and European models and assessed for comparative strengths and weaknesses. Special attention will also be given to issues such as to corporate governance, the business model, business strategies, quality of earnings and cash flows and auditors.

In many cases, the senior financial executive of the company in question will be interviewed to provide insight on the company's rationale for issuing high yield bonds, their view on the strengths of the products, their reservations about it, their assessment of high yield versus other funding products and the place that high yield bond issues will have in their future funding plans. The author will also offer technical analysis on why each company employed its particular structure and an assessment of its strengths and weaknesses.

This is followed by a thorough analysis of the buyside, including interviews with leading institutional investors in Asian high yield, principally real money asset managers and hedge funds. They will update the development of the investor base post 2008, the reasons behind the decline of Asian high yield and its resurgence, culminating in an analysis of the migration from fast money to real money and private wealth. The chapter will demonstrate high yield investors' priorities, dealing with their preferences in terms of countries and industries, their views on which recent structures they have found more or less attractive -- and why -- and how they expect the market to evolve in Asia.

Another new chapter will be on high yield bond restructuring. We will look at Asian high yield bonds from their recovery value, compare these with the US, and analysis how the rating agencies are looking at "Loss Given Default" scenarios. Various liability management options are open to issuers to avoid default or deal with default scenarios and the book will assess all these, together with key objectives issuers and investors may associate with them, before presenting case studies of debt restructuring propositions that failed and succeeded (again, the author transacted some high profile deals of this nature in 2009/2010).

Another new chapter of interest is high yield in the new "Dim Sum" market. The guide will assess the genesis of this sector, to what extent high yield structures can be applied and which formats of high yield and covenant packages have been placed with investors.The Asian high yield private placement market shut down in 2008/2009 but resurfaced on the back of a public bond market recovery to offer to a broad spectrum of issuers fast, discreet and, in many cases, vital funding solutions. We will describe the issuers that drive this market, ranging from credits with a challenging history in Indonesia to real estate start-ups in China, and look at how these deals were structured to attract equity return-orientated hedge fund and proprietary desk investors.

Starting with a general description and definition of the product, and where it sits in the corporate capital structure, the book looks at the suitability of high yield bonds for family-owned growth enterprises through a new and expanded discussion as to why Asian issuers should or should not issue high yield bonds and to what extent high yield bonds can supplement or even replace traditional bank lending. This includes a look at capital markets alternatives for family owned companies, the search for an optimal capital structure, the relevance of optimal debt and capital structure theories, key aspects driving financing decisions and their objectives against this backdrop, from a practical and theoretical point of view. Against these parameters the suitability of high yield bonds is being established and, finally, compared with other financial instruments.

As far as the history ofand development of the product are concerned high yield in the US and Europe is thoroughly looke at before analyzing the relative short history of the sector in this region. Within this context the guide will also assess the key advantages of high yield bonds as opposed to bank debt funding -- incurrence rather than maintenance covenants, tenor, bullet repayment, investor diversification -- and as opposed to equity and equity-linked funding -- non-dilutive, cheaper and less volatile.

This is followed by a comprehensive anatomy' of the high yield bond market in Asia, looking at issuer countries and industries, ratings and size distributions. This would include a comprehensive look at the diversification of the high-yield issuer universe, including the recent non-property issuance out of China as well as examples from "new" high yield geographies, such as Japan and Mongolia (in which the author transacted benchmark offerings).

Any anatomy of Asian high yield would not be complete without a thorough technical analysis of high yield bond structures commonly employed in Asian transactions and their key concepts. The discussions of the respective covenants and security packages will be embedded into revised and new chapters on the key building blocks of high yield credit analysis, including business risk, financial risk, management / ownership risks and covenant analysis. Asian high yield covenant packages which vary immensely across the region, lead into a thorough analysis of high yield bond risks and fundamentals, including transfer of cash or other forms of value from a restricted group, risky investments in assets, increase in leverage, subordination/dilution of bondholders claims and abrupt changes in governance or control. Based on real deal examples these covenants packages will be analyzed versus the US and European models and assessed for comparative strengths and weaknesses. Special attention will also be given to issues such as to corporate governance, the business model, business strategies, quality of earnings and cash flows and auditors.

In many cases, the senior financial executive of the company in question will be interviewed to provide insight on the company's rationale for issuing high yield bonds, their view on the strengths of the products, their reservations about it, their assessment of high yield versus other funding products and the place that high yield bond issues will have in their future funding plans. The author will also offer technical analysis on why each company employed its particular structure and an assessment of its strengths and weaknesses.

This is followed by a thorough analysis of the buyside, including interviews with leading institutional investors in Asian high yield, principally real money asset managers and hedge funds. They will update the development of the investor base post 2008, the reasons behind the decline of Asian high yield and its resurgence, culminating in an analysis of the migration from fast money to real money and private wealth. The chapter will demonstrate high yield investors' priorities, dealing with their preferences in terms of countries and industries, their views on which recent structures they have found more or less attractive -- and why -- and how they expect the market to evolve in Asia.

Another new chapter will be on high yield bond restructuring. We will look at Asian high yield bonds from their recovery value, compare these with the US, and analysis how the rating agencies are looking at "Loss Given Default" scenarios. Various liability management options are open to issuers to avoid default or deal with default scenarios and the book will assess all these, together with key objectives issuers and investors may associate with them, before presenting case studies of debt restructuring propositions that failed and succeeded (again, the author transacted some high profile deals of this nature in 2009/2010).

Another new chapter of interest is high yield in the new "Dim Sum" market. The guide will assess the genesis of this sector, to what extent high yield structures can be applied and which formats of high yield and covenant packages have been placed with investors.The Asian high yield private placement market shut down in 2008/2009 but resurfaced on the back of a public bond market recovery to offer to a broad spectrum of issuers fast, discreet and, in many cases, vital funding solutions. We will describe the issuers that drive this market, ranging from credits with a challenging history in Indonesia to real estate start-ups in China, and look at how these deals were structured to attract equity return-orientated hedge fund and proprietary desk investors.



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