Scottish Bankers Magazine

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ISBN: UOM:39015016717103
Release Date: 1935
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Early Financial History of the United States

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ISBN: 9781587981784
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Number of pages: 652
Author: Davis Rich Dewey
Publisher: Beard Books

Download and read online Early Financial History of the United States in PDF and EPUB Interplay of political/economic environment and monetary affairs in the early history of the United States


The Scottish Banks

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ISBN: 9781136587344
Release Date: 2013-11-05
Number of pages: 232
Author: Maxwell Gaskin
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online The Scottish Banks in PDF and EPUB Banking in Scotland has a long and distinguished history - to this day Scotland is served by its own banks which form a distinct regional group within the wider British banking system. Yet, until this volume, there had been no book which gives a full account of modern Scottish banking, analyzing its position within the British banking structure. With this comprehensive study, this gap in the literature of modern British financial institutions has now been filled. Here, all aspects of Scottish banking are covered. The author describes the structure of the system and the pattern of branch banking, examining the position and practices of Scottish banks in regard to deposits and asset holding. He sets out the modern position of Scottish bank note issues and analyzes their significance both for the banks themselves and for the British system as a whole. The book gives valuable appraisal of the performance of the Scottish banks as lenders to the private business sector. The author is not concerned with Scottish banks simply as institutions domestic to Scotland. He traces their relationship with the City of London and fully analyzes their role within the operations of wider British Monetary policy. This fascinating study, first published in 1965, concludes with a consideration of the future prospects of the Scottish banks within British banking as a whole.


Financial Modernization and Regulation

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ISBN: 9781475752281
Release Date: 2013-11-27
Number of pages: 232
Author: Robert A. Eisenbeis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Financial Modernization and Regulation in PDF and EPUB Financial systems around the world are undergoing a process of modernization due to many different forces. Advances in information technology, product and market innovations, and recent regional financial crises have contributed to this movement. As a result, evolution in the financial sector is leading to larger, more complex financial organizations that render inadequate the supervisory and regulatory structures currently in place. While some changes in regulatory policies have already occurred, the adaptation of supervisory oversight and regulation in the face of these new developments is expected to continue for many years to come. This book collects papers originally presented in September 1998 at the Financial Modernization and Regulation Conference co-sponsored by the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and San Francisco. Revised before publication, the papers seek to identify the reasons for changes in the financial services sector, and the implications these changes pose for financial supervision and regulation. Taken together, the papers offer valuable insights on 1) the forces behind financial modernization; 2) the implications financial modernization poses for corporate structure, market discipline, and financial regulation; 3) how to price deposit insurance accurately to reflect banks' risk-taking; and 4) balancing private versus public interests and managing potentially conflicting public policy goals.


The Wall Street Journal Guide to Understanding Money Investing

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ISBN: 0743266331
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 159
Author: Kenneth M. Morris
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online The Wall Street Journal Guide to Understanding Money Investing in PDF and EPUB Traces the history of money and discusses stocks, bonds, mutual funds, futures, and options.


Bank Management

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ISBN: 9781133494683
Release Date: 2014-09-11
Number of pages: 800
Author: Timothy Koch
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Download and read online Bank Management in PDF and EPUB Closely examine the impact of today’s changing, competitive environment on commercial banks and banking services, as well as the entire financial services industry, with Koch/MacDonald’s BANK MANAGEMENT, 8E. This new edition reflects the latest changes and developments, from complete regulatory updates to details of the many programs evolving amidst today’s financial crises. Whether your students are practicing or future professionals, they will gain a better understanding of the risks associated with loans and securities, the process of securitization, excessive leverage and inadequate liquidity. Core business models demonstrate value core operating earnings versus trading as well as price- and volume-driven profits. The book provides a framework for developing effective strategies that ensure a proper balance between management’s profit targets and allowable risk taking. The book’s unique approach to understanding commercial bank management from a decision-making perspective presents actual bank managers making strong financial decisions. Your students clearly see how decisions in one area affect performance and opportunities in other areas. Students gain a solid foundation in the key issues confronting managers today as they become familiar with basic financial models used to formulate decisions and better understand the strengths and weaknesses of data analysis. With the help of this latest edition, students develop the logical thought processes needed to achieve strong financial and management results. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Size Risk and Governance in European Banking

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ISBN: 9780191664724
Release Date: 2013-10-03
Number of pages: 280
Author: Jens Hagendorff
Publisher: OUP Oxford

Download and read online Size Risk and Governance in European Banking in PDF and EPUB The financial crisis that erupted in 2007 has brought the issues of the size, risk, and regulation of banks to the attention of a wide audience. It is difficult to open a broadsheet newspaper or a business magazine without being confronted with some aspect of bank behaviour, be it their risk levels, bankers' excessive rewards, the intertwining of bank and sovereign risk, or how they should be regulated to avoid problems in the future. In Europe, the recent and on-going crisis has demonstrated that the European Union (EU) was institutionally ill-prepared to manage a financial crisis, especially one involving large cross-border institutions which are systemically important to a number of countries. This book aims at integrating and synthesizing the various perspectives on the size, risk, and governance of banking as applied to the European markets, providing fresh insights and new analysis of the empirical data. The book is divided into three main sections. The first provides an overview of how the size of banking firms affects stability in the European banking sector, reviewing the quantitative empirical literature and offering new insights as to whether bank size motivates risk-taking where explicit or implicit 'too-big-to fail' policies shield bank creditors from market discipline. The next section discusses the debates relating to each of the different elements of risk in European banking, including new insights from a large dataset of European bank risk in different institutional contexts. The third section focuses on regulation, board monitoring, and opacity in European banking, employing a unique and hand collected dataset on the governance of European banks, as well as data on U.S. banks as a benchmark. The final chapter critically reviews the new insights gained from the chapters above, while offering policy implications as regards the role of size, risk and governance in European banking.


Free Banking and Monetary Reform

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ISBN: 0521361753
Release Date: 1989-08-25
Number of pages: 276
Author: David Glasner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Free Banking and Monetary Reform in PDF and EPUB The power of the state to issue currency and control the monetary system is so entrenched, and the presumption among economists that money must be supplied monopolistically by a central authority is so widespread, that the notion that money could be supplied competitively has rarely been taken seriously. This book boldly challenges the conventional view that the state must play a dominant role in the monetary system. Part I explores the historical evidence and examines how a well-developed monetary system might have developed without any special role for the state. Part II offers a theory for a competitive supply of money and uses it to shed light on the development of monetary theory and the course of monetary history over the past two centuries. In Part III the author outlines new proposals for monetary reform that will protect the financial system against instability and will ensure macroeconomic stability.


A Piece of the Action

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ISBN: 9781476734798
Release Date: 2013-01-15
Number of pages: 464
Author: Joe Nocera
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online A Piece of the Action in PDF and EPUB Winner of the Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism One of Business Week’s “Ten Best Business Books of the Year” When it was published in 1994, A Piece of the Action was wildly acclaimed by Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, authors Michael Lewis and Brian Burroughs; it won the Helen Bernstein Prize and was a national bestseller. Joseph Nocera describes the historical process by which millions of middle class Americans went from being savers—people who kept their money in the bank, and spent it frugally—to being unrepentant borrowers and investors. A Piece of the Action is an important piece of financial and social history, and with a new introduction, Nocera’s 2013 critique of the uses of the revolution is a powerful warning and admonition to understand what is at stake before we act, to look before we jump.


Breaking Banks

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ISBN: 9781118900154
Release Date: 2014-04-03
Number of pages: 320
Author: Brett King
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Breaking Banks in PDF and EPUB "In the next 10 years, we'll see more disruption and changes to the banking and financial industry than we've seen in the preceding 100 years"—Brett King Breaking Banks: The Innovators, Rogues, and Strategists Rebooting Banking is a unique collection of interviews take from across the global Financial Services Technology (or FinTech) domain detailing the stories, case studies, start-ups, and emerging trends that will define this disruption. Features the author's catalogued interviews with experts across the globe, focusing on the disruptive technologies, platforms and behaviors that are threating the traditional industry approach to banking and financial services Topics of interest covered include Bitcoin's disruptive attack on currencies, P2P Lending, Social Media, the Neo-Banks reinventing the basic day-to-day checking account, global solutions for the unbanked and underbanked, through to changing consumer behavior Breaking Banks is the only record of its kind detailing the massive and dramatic shift occurring in the financial services space today.


Islamic Capital Markets

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ISBN: 9780470689578
Release Date: 2011-04-04
Number of pages: 452
Author: Kabir Hassan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Islamic Capital Markets in PDF and EPUB "This book covers all Islamic derivatives and structured products including state of the art Islamic short-selling methods used by hedge funds and gives a comprehensive overview of current Islamic capital markets. It takes a practical approach addressing practical issues in risk management and investing for both Islamic and non-Islamic readers"--Provided by publisher.


Dark Money

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ISBN: 9780385535601
Release Date: 2016-01-19
Number of pages: 464
Author: Jane Mayer
Publisher: Anchor

Download and read online Dark Money in PDF and EPUB Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have protections for employees been decimated? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers? The conventional answer is that a popular uprising against “big government” led to the ascendancy of a broad-based conservative movement. But as Jane Mayer shows in this powerful, meticulously reported history, a network of exceedingly wealthy people with extreme libertarian views bankrolled a systematic, step-by-step plan to fundamentally alter the American political system. The network has brought together some of the richest people on the planet. Their core beliefs—that taxes are a form of tyranny; that government oversight of business is an assault on freedom—are sincerely held. But these beliefs also advance their personal and corporate interests: Many of their companies have run afoul of federal pollution, worker safety, securities, and tax laws. The chief figures in the network are Charles and David Koch, whose father made his fortune in part by building oil refineries in Stalin’s Russia and Hitler’s Germany. The patriarch later was a founding member of the John Birch Society, whose politics were so radical it believed Dwight Eisenhower was a communist. The brothers were schooled in a political philosophy that asserted the only role of government is to provide security and to enforce property rights. When libertarian ideas proved decidedly unpopular with voters, the Koch brothers and their allies chose another path. If they pooled their vast resources, they could fund an interlocking array of organizations that could work in tandem to influence and ultimately control academic institutions, think tanks, the courts, statehouses, Congress, and, they hoped, the presidency. Richard Mellon Scaife, the mercurial heir to banking and oil fortunes, had the brilliant insight that most of their political activities could be written off as tax-deductible “philanthropy.” These organizations were given innocuous names such as Americans for Prosperity. Funding sources were hidden whenever possible. This process reached its apotheosis with the allegedly populist Tea Party movement, abetted mightily by the Citizens United decision—a case conceived of by legal advocates funded by the network. The political operatives the network employs are disciplined, smart, and at times ruthless. Mayer documents instances in which people affiliated with these groups hired private detectives to impugn whistle-blowers, journalists, and even government investigators. And their efforts have been remarkably successful. Libertarian views on taxes and regulation, once far outside the mainstream and still rejected by most Americans, are ascendant in the majority of state governments, the Supreme Court, and Congress. Meaningful environmental, labor, finance, and tax reforms have been stymied. Jane Mayer spent five years conducting hundreds of interviews-including with several sources within the network-and scoured public records, private papers, and court proceedings in reporting this book. In a taut and utterly convincing narrative, she traces the byzantine trail of the billions of dollars spent by the network and provides vivid portraits of the colorful figures behind the new American oligarchy. Dark Money is a book that must be read by anyone who cares about the future of American democracy.