The Bankers

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ISBN: 0452272645
Release Date: 1998
Number of pages: 532
Author: Martin Mayer
Publisher: Plume

Download and read online The Bankers in PDF and EPUB Explores the fluid nature of banking and money in the computer age, the changing economic role of banks and other financial institutions, the growth of credit cards and ATM machines, and the impact of computerized trading

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

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.

Scottish Bankers Magazine

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ISBN: UOM:39015016717103
Release Date: 1935
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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.

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.

The Metropolitan Magazine

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ISBN: NYPL:33433105613206
Release Date: 1836
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Bank Management

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ISBN: 9781305177239
Release Date: 2014-08-25
Number of pages: 800
Author: Timothy W. 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.

Open Secret

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ISBN: 9781101635766
Release Date: 2014-09-25
Number of pages: 304
Author: Erin Arvedlund
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Open Secret in PDF and EPUB “Gaming the LIBOR—that is, fixing the price of money—had become just that: a game. Playing it was the price of admission to a club of men who socialized together, skied in Europe courtesy of brokers and expense accounts, and reaped million-dollar bonuses.” In the midst of the financial crisis of 2008, rumors swirled that a sinister scandal was brewing deep in the heart of London. Some suspected that behind closed doors, a group of chummy young bankers had been cheating the system through interest rate machinations. But with most eyes focused on the crisis rippling through Wall Street and the rest of the world, the story remained an “open secret” among competitors. Soon enough, the scandal became public and dozens of bankers and their bosses were caught red-handed. Several major banks and hedge funds were manipulating and misreporting their daily submission of the London Interbank Offered Rate, better known as the LIBOR. As the main interest rate that pulses through the banking community, the LIBOR was supposed to represent the average rate banks charge each other for loans, effectively setting short-term interest rates around the world for trillions of dollars in financial contracts. But the LIBOR wasn’t an average; it was a combination of guesswork and outright lies told by scheming bankers who didn’t want to signal to the rest of the market that they were in trouble. The manipulation of the “world’s most important number” was even greater than many realized. The bankers kept things looking good for themselves and their pals while the financial crisis raged on. Now Erin Arvedlund, the bestselling author of Too Good to Be True, reveals how this global network created and perpetuated a multiyear scam against the financial system. She uncovers how the corrupt practice of altering the key interest rate occurred through an unregulated and informal honor system, in which young masters of the universe played fast and loose, while their more seasoned bosses looked the other way (and would later escape much of the blame). It was a classic private understanding among a small group of competitors—you scratch my back today, I’ll scratch yours tomorrow. Arvedlund takes us behind the scenes of elite firms like Barclays Capital, UBS, Rabobank, and Citigroup, and shows how they hurt ordinary investors—from students taking out loans to homeowners paying mortgages to cities like Philadelphia and Oakland. The cost to the victims: as much as $1 trillion. She also examines the laxity of prominent regulators and central bankers, and exposes the role of key figures such as: Tom Hayes: A senior trader for the Swiss financial giant UBS who worked with traders across eight other banks to influence the yen LIBOR. Bob Diamond: The shrewd multimillionaire American CEO of Barclays Capital, the British bank whose traders have been implicated in the manipulation of the LIBOR. Mervyn King: The governor of the Bank of England, who ignored U.S. Treasury secretary Tim Geithner’s repeated recommendations to establish stricter regulations over the interest rate. Arvedlund pulls back the curtain on one of the great financial scandals of our time, uncovering how millions of ordinary investors around the globe were swindled by the corruption and greed of a few men.

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.

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.

The Law Magazine and Law Review

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ISBN: OXFORD:555004488
Release Date: 1838
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Interest Rate Swaps and Other Derivatives

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ISBN: 9780231530361
Release Date: 2012-06-19
Number of pages: 624
Author: Howard M Corb
Publisher: Columbia University Press

Download and read online Interest Rate Swaps and Other Derivatives in PDF and EPUB Interest rate swaps allow counterparties to exchange fixed rate streams of payment for floating ones. The first swap was executed over thirty years ago, and since then, the interest rate swaps market and other related derivative markets have grown and diversified in phenomenal directions. Today interest rate swaps and other derivatives are used by myriad institutional investors for the purposes of risk management, expressing a view on the market, and exploiting market opportunities that are otherwise unavailable using more traditional financial instruments. In this volume, Howard M. Corb further explains the concepts behind interest rate swaps and the derivatives spawned from their success. While his book is filled with sophisticated formulas and analysis, it is geared toward the average reader in search of an in depth understanding of these markets. Corb helps readers develop an intuition about these products and their use in the market, and he follows their manipulation into more complicated trades and structures. Through examples from financial and reverse engineering, he demonstrates how such products are created and how they can be deconstructed and analyzed effectively.