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An Introduction to Global Financial Markets by Stephen Valdez
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An Introduction to Global Financial Markets describes the financial world in clear, easy to understand terms. The authors provide comprehensive coverage of commercial and investment banking, foreign exchange, money and bond markets, stock markets and derivatives and an up to date analysis of the global financial crisis. Key benefits: * A new chapter on the global financial crisis and banking regulation * Updated coverage of investment banking, hedge funds and private equity * Details of controversial new market instruments: credit default stops and collateralised mortgage obligations * Expanded coverage of emerging markets, including Brazil, Russia, India and China * New companion website featuring PPT slides, interactive revision questions, case studies and exercises, bonus chapters and analytical content An Introduction to Global Financial Markets is recommended for students studying finance and financial institutions, practitioners, and those who require an understanding of the global financial system.

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgements PART I: INTRODUCTION The Debt Merry-go-round PART II: BANKING Banking Background The Role of the Central Bank Commercial Banking Investment Banking PART III: SECURITIES MARKETS The Money and Bond Markets Stock Exchanges Hedge Funds and Private Equity Financial Crisis PART IV: FOREIGN EXCHANGE AND EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND MONETARY UNION Foreign Exchange European Economic and Monetary Union PART V: DERIVATIVE PRODUCTS Traded Options Financial Futures Other Derivative Products PART VI: THE NEW TIGER ECONOMIES The New Tiger Economies: China and India PART VII: Trends in the Global Financial Markets Key Trends Glossary

Author Biography

PROFESSOR PHILIP MOLYNEUX is Head of Bangor Business School, Professor in Banking and Finance and Director of the Institute of European Finance at Bangor University, UK. He previously held the Special Chair of Financial Services and Financial Conglomerates at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands, and was Visiting Professor at Bocconi University, Milan, Italy. He has published a variety of texts on banking areas and acted as a consultant to New York Federal Reserve Bank, the World Bank, the European Commission, the UK Treasury, Citibank Private Bank, Bermuda Commercial Bank, McKinsey& co, Credit Suisse and various other international banks and consulting firms. STEPHEN VALDEZ is a retired financial trainer and consultant and is the former Director of Profile Financial Training Plc. He formed Valdez Financial Training in 1985 to provide simple introductory courses on financial markets. The courses were used around the world by major banks, financial institutions, software houses and information providers. The company was later sold to The Financial Training Co. Ltd. with Stephen Valdez acting as consultant.
Release date Australia
April 2nd, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
6th Revised edition
50 black & white tables, 5 figures
Palgrave Macmillan
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