About Anders Sjaastad, CFA

This author Anders Sjaastad, CFA has created 19 entries.

“Know thyself” – Strategy development for businesses

The corporate strategy of smaller businesses is re-developed in the entrepreneur’s mind alone. Success in bigger organizations, on the other hand, comes from the combined efforts of many people. In order to ascertain that these people work cohesively towards the same goal comprehensive strategic plans are necessary. This involves preparing detailed action plans and entails well-developed control systems.

«Lend me an ear!» – Bank financing

Recently, media has increasingly reported of challenges experienced by small and medium enterprises (SME) to secure bank loans. Banks put the blame on increased capital demands and the macro economic climate. Irrespective of the underlying cause, access to borrowing for SMEs have lessened and the cost of debt increased during the last quarters.

«Gotta catch ‘em all» – liquidity drivers (an article on liquidity forecasting)

Lack of liquidity damages the reputation of a business, reduces its competitiveness and can ultimately trigger bankruptcy.  Yet many businesses have little or no focus on liquidity management until a situation of illiquidity arises. Management sole focus is often on controlling for and forecasting of sales and financial results, liquidity forecasting routines are typically less developed and get less attention if any.

Congratulations – strong 3rd place in the CFA Institute Research Challenge Global Final!

Two of our dedicated employees, Mina and Gregor, from BI Norwegian Business School, came on a strong third place in the 2018 global equity analyst final in Kuala Lumpur hosted by the CFA Institute Research Challenge. Read more about how Mina, Gregor and rest of the BI team won the regional EMEA equity analyst final in Dublin and secured the place as one of 5 student teams in the Global Final organized by the CFA Institute Research Challenge. With more than