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Knowledge@Wharton is a bi-weekly online resource that offers the latest business insights, information and research from a variety of sources. These include analysis of current business trends, interviews with industry leaders and Wharton faculty, articles based on the most recent business research, book reviews, conference and seminar reports, links to other websites and so on. The web site presents information in layers so that users can pursue their interests to whatever depth they wish. An in-depth searchable database of related articles and research abstracts allows access to information through simple mouse clicks.

The Financial Intermediation Research Society fosters fundamental research on the economics of financial intermediation, and the application of innovative research ideas to managerial and regulatory problems. The Society (FIRS) has a worldwide focus, and facilitates communication among researchers with common interests, via conferences, journal management, a web site.

eStandardsForum.com presents assessments of key economies in a user-friendly format that will for the first time allow subscribers to get a quick snap shot of a countries standing in thirteen key standard categories. Country compliance is being evaluated by Oxford Analytica, a widely respected and well-known economic consulting firm.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's Payment Cards Center was established to serve as a source of knowledge and expertise on this important segment of the financial system, which includes credit cards, debit cards, smart cards, stored-value cards, and similar payment vehicles. Consumers’ and businesses’ evolving use of various types of payment cards to effect transactions in the economy has potential implications for the structure of the financial system, for the way that monetary policy affects the economy, and for the efficiency of the payments system.

The Asian Institute of Corporate Governance (AICG) at Korea University is the primary research institute on corporate governance issues in Asia. The AICG provides stimulating environment to encourage top-rated academic research, to develop government policy implications, and to provide training programs for top-level business managers.

Harvard Business School's Baker Library contains working papers from approximately 200 academic (including HBS) and non-academic institutions. There are over 4,000 current titles in the collection. The collection is updated as new titles are received, and weeded quarterly. Records for the Working Papers held by Baker Library are available in the Baker Online Catalog.

The Consortium for Research on Employee Benefits is a collective, ongoing database of employee benefits research. The database consists of submitted research from academics and other employee benefit researchers, research supported through IFEBP's Grants for Research Program, synopses of research published in select employee benefits journals and links to other nonprofit or governmental employee benefits research. Research placed in the database covers 1990 to the present.

Bank Information Center (BIC) is a nonprofit, independent, non-governmental organization that "provides information and strategic support to NGOs and social movements throughout the world on the projects, policies and practices of the World Bank and other Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs)." The organization's Website contains information about BIC's ongoing activities and offers useful publications and toolkits for those interested in and involved with MDBs. The Toolkits for Activists section includes fact sheets that explain the inner workings of the World Bank, covering topics such as basic information about the World Bank, the Country Assistance Strategy, World Bank policy framework, and information on World Bank's lending. Each fact sheet is available in both .pdf and HTML formats. The publications section offers a variety of resources including papers, case studies, and meeting reports, many of which are available online. Also provided are links to other monitoring organizations around the world and several online forums. An information services page will be added soon.

KPMG LLP's Banking and Insurance Insiders offer up-to-date, comprehensive news, information, and analysis in an easy-to-use format via the Internet throughout the business day. Content is provided by a wide range of highly respected industry sources, including financial services publishers, trade organizations, and respected industry knowledge leaders, as well as KPMG professionals. KPMG consolidates and distributes content through industry segment-specific channels, providing viewers with access to areas of content spanning the industry from management issues to current trends-and everything in between. Special features of the Insiders include e-mail Insider Alerts and key-word search capabilities. The Insiders can be integrated within an organization's intranet, giving all employees quick access to a wealth of industry information.

The Federal Reserve System's National Information Center of Banking Information. The National Information Center (NIC) web site contains extensive information about banks and other institutions regulated or supervised by the Federal Reserve. These include banks (commercial and savings), savings and loan associations, credit unions and bank holding companies, among others. The information available includes balance sheets and income statements; details on the types of loans for the most recent five quarters for all institutions are available. The corporate structure and branch location of any institution can be found at the site.

IFCI Risk Watch, a service of the International Finance and Commodities Institute in Switzerland, provides an introduction and guide to the most important official documents in the area of financial risk management. Finance Watch provides an on-line guide to IFCI training programs and internet resources in the area of finance.

The Institute of Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances (IMAA), is an academic, non-profit research think tank on M&A. They also offer statistics on M&A and other information resources which are often used by students and other professionals.

Call Report and Merger Database—The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago has made the quarterly income statements and balance sheets that are filed by banks with bank regulators available as SAS XPORT files. The database which starts in 1976 and continues to the present, also includes documentation on how to form consistent time-series, and separate files describing the dates and outcomes of all of the US bank mergers that have occurred during this time-period.

Corporate Affiliations is an authoritative source for corporate family tree information and corporate structure data to research and understand the organizational structure of a company and how it operates. Also offering insight on nearly 700,000 parent and subsidiary businesses worldwide, and has recently expanded coverage to include additional in-depth details on directors, executives and their professional interactions. Free business news, updated hourly, on our home page, with full article click-through. Also information on mergers & acquisitions that tracks and resolves mergers, spin-offs and acquisitions from the announcement date to resolution and post-merger organizational changes.

The International Compliance Association seeks to transcend national boundaries by educating and supporting compliance and anti money laundering professionals globally, through the provision of internationally recognised qualifications, member information exchange and training.

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