Describing the various financial sectors in clear and easy-to-understand terms, this book reflects the fact that the world is moving towards a single global market and provides a broad and balanced introduction to financial markets across the world. These include the impact of September 11th and the relative collapse of the world stock markets; new capital ratios for banks; current retail banking developments; the results of the latest world FX survey; the problems faced by the European Economic Union; attempts to reform Lloyd's of London and a review of current trends. foreign exchange, money and bond markets, trade finance, stock markets and options, futures and other derivatives, this book provides a primer for those who require a basic understanding or are new to the world of finance.
This book offers a broad and balanced introduction to financial markets across the world, describing the various financial sectors in clear, easy to understand terms. The book provides comprehensive coverage of commercial and investment banking, foreign exchange, money and bond markets, trade finance, stock markets, options, futures, and other derivatives products. It is the ideal primer for those who require a basic understanding of, or who are new to, the world of finance: for example, new recruits, students of finance, or students of economics, business, management, and accounting who require a grounding in the area. Companion Website: http://www.palgrave.com/business/valdez/index.htm
This fourth edition has been updated to cover developments in the field. These include the impact of September 11th and the relative collapse of the world stock markets; new capital ratios for banks; current retail banking developments; the results of the latest world FX survey; the problems faced by the European Economic Union; attempts to reform Lloyd's of London and a review of current trends.
A thoroughly revised and updated edition of a textbook for graduate students in finance, with new coverage of global financial institutions. This thoroughly revised and updated edition of a widely used textbook for graduate students in finance now provides expanded coverage of global financial institutions, with detailed comparisons of U.S. systems with non-U.S. systems. A focus on the actual practices of financial institutions prepares students for real-world problems. After an introduction to financial markets and market participants, including asset management firms, credit rating agencies, and investment banking firms, the book covers risks and asset pricing, with a new overview of risk; the structure of interest rates and interest rate and credit risks; the fundamentals of primary and secondary markets; government debt markets, with new material on non-U.S. sovereign debt markets; corporate funding markets, with new coverage of small and medium enterprises and entrepreneurial ventures; residential and commercial real estate markets; collective investment vehicles, in a chapter new to this edition; and financial derivatives, including financial futures and options, interest rate derivatives, foreign exchange derivatives, and credit risk transfer vehicles such as credit default swaps. Each chapter begins with learning objectives and ends with bullet point takeaways and questions.
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Provides a introduction to the principal Western financial markets and institutions, particularly those in the USA, Europe and Japan. The book includes: commercial and investment banking, money and insurance, and options and futures. Second edition: "An Introduction to Global Financial Markets".
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Succeeding in the financial markets requires a mastery of many disciplines. Mastery begins with understanding the actors, rules, and dynamics, and the ways in which they interact. This volume, the last of a 4-volume series, presents a broad perspective on key subjects such as regulation and compliance, risk and ways to mitigate it, and the directions in which trading markets might evolve. Like its predecessors, it presents alternative versions of the future: will the sell side or buy side come to dominate, for example, and how might new technologies shape global markets? Mastery of the financial markets begins with its authoritative, heavily illustrated presentation. Presents a high-level view of global financial markets, including institutions, instruments, and dynamic interactions Describes the assumptions and expectations of market participants Heavily illustrated so readers can easily understand advanced materials
As international financial markets have become more complex, so has the regulatory system which oversees them. The Basel Committee is just one of a plethora of international bodies and groupings which now set standards for financial activity around the world, in the interests of protecting savers and investors and maintaining financial stability. These groupings, and their decisions, have a major impact on markets in developed and developing countries, and on competition between financial firms. Yet their workings are shrouded in mystery, and their legitimacy is uncertain. Here, for the first time, two men who have worked within the system describe its origins and development in clear and accessible terms. Howard Davies was the first Chairman of the UK's Financial Services Authority, the single regulator for the whole of Britain's financial sector. David Green was Head of International Policy at the FSA, after spending thirty years in the Bank of England, and has been closely associated with the development of the current European regulatory arrangements. Now with a revised and updated introduction, which catalogues the changes made since the credit crisis erupted, this guide to the international system will be invaluable for regulators, financial market practitioners and for students of the global financial system, wherever they are located. The book shows how the system has been challenged by new financial instruments and by new types of institutions such as hedge funds and private equity. Furthermore, the growth in importance of major developing countries, who were excluded for far too long from the key decision-making for a has led to a major overhaul. The guide is essential reading for all those interested in the development of financial markets and the way they are regulated. The revised version is only available in paperback.
This textbook provides an accessible introduction to finance and financial markets around the world. Requiring no previous knowledge of the subject, the authors comprehensively cover a broad range of different types of banking, markets, foreign exchange and derivative products. Incorporating recent events and current developments in finance, contemporary, international examples are used throughout to illustrate this fast-moving subject area. With Stephen Valdez's decades of experience as a financial trainer and Philip Molyneux's academic experience, they are the perfect team for this accessible and applied textbook. This textbook is core reading for second and third year undergraduate students studying modules in financial markets and institutions as part of business and management degree courses. In addition it is suitable for use on MBA finance courses. New to this Edition: - Provides updated and expanded coverage of the global financial crisis of 2007-08 and its aftermath - Explains and contextualises the major structural and regulatory reforms of global banking and financial markets - A new design to make it more student-friendly, such as illustrative boxes that explain key financial issues
European Financial Systems in the Global Economy provides an overview of sources of finance, types of financial intermediation and financial systems in Europe and their relative importance in the world economy. It describes market mechanisms and prices and gives a broad introduction to the relevant regional financial and monetary issues (including those countries that will join the EU in the future) and makes an ideal primer for those new to the world of finance.