City of Miami hires county finance staff to stabilize troubling budget issues

What accounts for the change? Certainly, hungry home buyers gobbling up real estate and lower pension payouts have helped shore up the citys finances. Perhaps more important, though, is that over the past two years Miami has raided Miami-Dade County of experienced financial administrators. Alfonso spent 17 years at County Hall, serving as a budget coordinator before joining Miami.

Wielding Finance, Innovation And Policy To Make An Impact In Climate Change

Public finance must unlock and leverage significant amounts of private capital; this can be done through funds that aggregate smaller investments in energy access, agriculture and energy efficiency; through insurance products that reduce policy and technology risk; and through structured funds that combine public and private investment in such a way as to attract large institutional investors. What factors will create the confidence necessary for developed countries to adequately fund new innovative institutions in this space, such as the Green Climate Fund? Developed countries and policy tools like the Green Climate Fund will play a critical catalytic role in financing green, climate friendly growth. Public financing need to be designed with private finance mobilization in mind blending small amounts of public funds with the flexibility and accountability that will create investor confidence, make for attractive investments, and ensure maximum impact for the public finance that is allocated.

7 Courses Finance Students Should Take

Psychology – Financial professionals need to understand the behaviors and thought processes that help drive the movements in financial markets. A course in critical thinking teaches a finance student to reflect and evaluate an argument, and examine situations in all dimensions before applying a solution. This involves understanding what is not known about the situation versus what is known. Behavioral finance can help finance students explore why and how the financial markets aren’t working, by examining how investors’ behaviors are associated with market anomalies.

Finance Minister P Chidambaram seeks support on Insurance, Pension bills

Chidambaram had a discussion with BJP leaders Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley and Yashwant Sinha on the financial bills that have been listed for consideration during the session. The BJP leaders agreed to support routine and necessary financial business but indicated that the party will continue to oppose further opening of the insurance and pension sectors to foreign direct investment (FDI). “He (Chidambaram) came to discuss financial legislation that the government plans to bring in the monsoon session. There was agreement on some suggestions made by the Finance Minister, but disagreement on others,” BJP spokesman Shahnawaz Hussain said.

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