Tina Chen, chief investment officer of a large insurance company, hears allegations of a Kidder Peabody equity research analysts that Dell Computer Corp. improperly accounting for what he suspects are could be large foreign exchange reserves losses from speculation. You must recommend trying to take that position in Dell’s stock and to the various financial instruments and strategies Dell could have used in its foreign exchange transactions understand. You must also understand how Dell accounted … Read more »

Tina Chen, chief investment officer of a large insurance company, hears allegations of a Kidder Peabody equity research analysts that Dell Computer Corp. improperly accounting for what he suspects are could be large foreign exchange reserves losses from speculation. You must recommend trying to take that position in Dell’s stock and to the various financial instruments and strategies Dell could have used in its foreign exchange transactions understand. You must also understand how Dell accounted for its foreign exchange transactions, and a sense of the conflicting views of external experts in the controversy.
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Peter Tufano,
Jonathan S. Headley
Source: Harvard Business School
24 pages.
Release Date: 7 January 1994. Prod #: 294051-PDF-ENG
Dell Computer Corp. HBR case solution

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