Finance and Financial Markets

Author: Keith Pilbeam
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349262730
Category: Business
Page: 479
View: 1138
Finance and Financial Markets is a major text designed for introductory undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA courses in finance. It provides a comprehensive yet relatively non-technical introduction to modern day financial institutions, markets and instruments.


Author: Keith Pilbeam
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137515635
Page: 502
View: 6373

Global Finance and Financial Markets

A Modern Introduction
Author: Ferdinand E. Banks
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789810243272
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 317
View: 3834
This is an elementary text and reference book in global finance. It has also been designed for self-study The subjects covered are stocks (shares) and bonds; derivatives, particularly futures and options; foreign exchange markets; etc. The book is accessible to anyone with a knowledge of secondary school algebra and an interest in finance and financial markets.

Handbook of Finance, Financial Markets and Instruments

Author: Frank J. Fabozzi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470391073
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 1008
View: 8665
Volume I: Financial Markets and Instruments skillfully covers the general characteristics of different asset classes, derivative instruments, the markets in which financial instruments trade, and the players in those markets. It also addresses the role of financial markets in an economy, the structure and organization of financial markets, the efficiency of markets, and the determinants of asset pricing and interest rates. Incorporating timely research and in-depth analysis, the Handbook of Finance is a comprehensive 3-Volume Set that covers both established and cutting-edge theories and developments in finance and investing. Other volumes in the set: Handbook of Finance Volume II: Investment Management and Financial Management and Handbook of Finance Volume III: Valuation, Financial Modeling, and Quantitative Tools.

Financial markets and corporate finance

selected papers of Michael J. Brennan
Author: Michael J. Brennan
Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 471
View: 7147
This outstanding collection of Michael Brennan's writing spans almost thirty years and reflects the rapid development and growing importance of the field of finance over this period. The papers cover corporate finance, option pricing and derivative markets, international finance and the role of information in financial markets. The chapters on corporate finance include Brennan's seminal 1970 paper on the effects of personal taxation on financial market equilibrium, an analysis of consistency in utility rate regulation and the classic piece on the application of options analysis to natural resource investments. The chapters on option pricing range from the earliest analysis of the American put option to a synthesis of methods of valuing derivatives, portfolio insurance and the effect of derivatives on trading volume and welfare. More recent papers include empirical asset pricing studies and an innovative proposal to strip the dividends from the S&P500 portfolio. Michael Brennan has been at the forefront of recent developments in financial economics and financial management and this collection of his work will be warmly welcomed by those working in finance, monetary economics, banking and financial sector research.

The Basics of Finance

An Introduction to Financial Markets, Business Finance, and Portfolio Management
Author: Pamela Peterson Drake,Frank J. Fabozzi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470877722
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 672
View: 2084
An introductory guide to the world of finance The Basics of Finance is an accessible book for those who want to gain a better understanding of this field, but lack a strong business background. It covers essential concepts, tools, methods, and strategies in finance without delving too far into theory. Written by the experienced author team of Frank Fabozzi and Pamela Peterson Drake, this reliable resource discusses everything from financial instruments and markets to portfolio management techniques, understanding and analyzing financial statements, and different types of corporate financial strategy, planning, and policy. Explores, in a basic way, topics such as cash flow analysis, asset valuation, capital budgeting, and derivatives Provides a solid foundation in the field of finance, which you can quickly build upon Explains concepts in various areas of finance without getting too complicated The Basics of Finance offers essential guidance on financial markets and institutions, corporate finance, portfolio management, risk management, and much more. If you're looking to learn more about finance, this is the best place to start.

Handbook of the Economics of Finance

Financial Markets and Asset Pricing
Author: G. Constantinides,Rene M. Stulz,M. Harris
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080495088
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 694
View: 4085
Volume 1B covers the economics of financial markets: the saving and investment decisions; the valuation of equities, derivatives, and fixed income securities; and market microstructure.

Handbook of Asian Finance

Financial Markets and Sovereign Wealth Funds
Author: David LEE Kuo Chuen,Greg N. Gregoriou
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128011017
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 416
View: 4693
Asia's miraculous recovery from the 1997 crisis ushered in unexpected transformations to its economies and financial sectors. The reasons many Asian countries are growing above 6%, with double-digit growth for a year or two in-between, are investigated by this extensive research collection. The Handbook of Asian Finance covers the most interesting issues raised by these growth rates. From real estate prices and the effects of trading technologies for practitioners to tax evasion, market manipulation, and corporate governance issues, expert scholars analyze the ways that the region is performing. Offering broader and deeper coverage than other handbooks, the Handbook of Asian Finance explains what is going on in Asia today. Devotes significant attention to the systematic risk created by banks’ exposure to links between real estate and other sectors Explores the implications implicit in the expansion of sovereign funds and the growth of the hedge fund and real estate fund management industries Investigates the innovations in technology that have ushered in faster capital flow and larger trading volumes

Financial Markets and Public Finance in the Transformation Process

Author: Mr. Vito Tanzi
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1455204056
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 34
View: 2474
The paper surveys the role of financial markets and fiscal institutions in the transformation process going on in Eastern and Central Europe. It highlights (a) the need to create some sort of “social ecological balance” necessary for the working of a modern market economy; (b) the need to develop appropriate financial institutions that can mobilize savings and allocate them efficiently; and (c) the major reforms necessary in the fiscal area. It also calls attention to the extent to which monetary and fiscal policies overlap in these countries and the implications of that overlapping.

Fiduciary Finance

Investment Funds and the Crisis in Financial Markets
Author: Martin Gold
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 0857930362
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 208
View: 7464
This multi-faceted analysis of institutional investment defines fiduciary finance institutions as the third pillar of the financial system, alongside banks and insurers. It documents the role played by investment funds and the money management industry during the recent financial crisis, and provides an unashamedly critical review of the business disciplines which can dominate investment practices. It clarifies the economic significance of the investment industry (circa $60 trillion in assets) and the features which differentiate fiduciary finance from traditional financial institutions such as banks and insurers. Martin Gold reviews the intellectual foundations of the investment discipline and synthesizes the literature into the principal scientific paradigms . He explores the legal frameworks (prudential investment standards) that govern mainstream portfolio management practices which, combined with the commercial imperatives of the investment industry, can create marked differences from textbook depictions of investment management. Recent events have again called into question the worth of the now ubiquitous collective investments such as pension funds and mutual funds, and the integrity of the financial markets. Given the trillions of government funds which have been committed to financial bailouts, and the volatility experienced by investors, the author asserts that a critical analysis of fiduciary finance must question whether better outcomes can be achieved. Tellingly, most fiduciary finance institutions remain outside the perimeter of macro-prudential regulations. This challenging and multidisciplinary work promises to provide a fascinating read for academics focusing on economics and finance, money and banking, as well as for investment and financial services practitioners, policymakers and market regulators.

Commercial and Investment Banking and the International Credit and Capital Markets

A Guide to the Global Finance Industry and Its Governance
Author: Brian Scott-Quinn
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230370470
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 469
View: 6168
Written by a former practitioner, this book fills a clear gap in the current literature for a practice-focused text that brings together the organizational structure, economics and governance of the finance industry – investment banking, wholesale banking and asset management - with the functions it performs such as mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, high frequency trading and the structuring of cash and synthetic ETFs and CDOs. It integrates the credit and capital markets by considering securitization as a "conversion" process between the two markets and money market mutual funds as a capital market alternative to bank deposits offered in the credit market. It analyzes the societal value of the industry as well as market and regulatory failure leading to crisis and hence the need for more appropriate governance structures and disciplining and control mechanisms for both banks and sovereign groupings such as the eurozone.

Behavioral Finance and Capital Markets

How Psychology Influences Investors and Corporations
Author: A. Szyszka
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113736629X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 335
View: 9725
Behavioral Finance helps investors understand unusual asset prices and empirical observations originating out of capital markets. At its core, this field of study aids investors in navigating complex psychological trappings in market behavior and making smarter investment decisions. Behavioral Finance and Capital Markets reveals the main foundations underpinning neoclassical capital market and asset pricing theory, as filtered through the lens of behavioral finance. Szyszka presents and classifies many of the dynamic arguments being made in the current literature on the topic through the use of a new, ground-breaking methodology termed: the General Behavioral Asset Pricing Model (GBM). GBM describes how asset prices are influenced by various behavioral heuristics and how these prices deviate from fundamental values due to irrational behavior on the part of investors. The connection between psychological factors responsible for irrational behavior and market pricing anomalies is featured extensively throughout the text. Alternative explanations for various theoretical and empirical market puzzles - such as the 2008 U.S. financial crisis - are also discussed in a convincing and interesting manner. The book also provides interesting insights into behavioral aspects of corporate finance.


Capital Markets, Financial Management, and Investment Management
Author: Frank J. Fabozzi,Pamela Peterson Drake
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470486153
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 832
View: 1993
Created by the experienced author team of Frank Fabozzi and Pamela Peterson Drake, Finance examines the essential elements of this discipline and makes them accessible to a wide array of readers-from seasoned veterans looking for a review to newcomers needing to get their footing in finance. Divided into four comprehensive parts, this reliable resource opens with a detailed discussion of the basic tools of investing and financing decision-making—financial mathematics and financial analysis. After this informative introduction, you'll quickly become familiar with the three primary areas of finance—capital markets (Part II), financial management (Part III), and investment/asset management (Part IV)?-and discover how these different areas are interconnected. Finance is a well-rounded guide to this dynamic field. The straightforward insights found here will put you in a better position to understand what the principles of modern finance are and how they can be used to make the right decisions when managing risk and return in today's complex financial environment.

Financial Markets and Institutions

Author: Peter Howells,Keith Bain
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780273709190
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 432
View: 4562
With its clear and accessible style, Financial Markets and Institutions will help students make sense of the financial activity that is so widely and prominently reported in the media. Looking at the subject from the economist's perspective, the book takes a practical, applied approach and theory is covered only where absolutely necessary in order to help students understand events as they happen in the real world. This fifth edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the changes that have occurred in the financial system in recent years. Key Features · New! Chapter 12 Financial Market Failure and Financial Crisis puts forward arguments concerning for example, the ability of small firms to borrow, the problems of financial exclusion and inadequate long-term saving and the tendency in financial markets to bubbles and crashes. · New! Thoroughly updated to include new figures and recent legislative and regulatory changes. · Provides a comprehensive coverage of the workings of financial markets. · Contains sufficient theory to enable students to make sense of current events. · Up-to-date coverage of the role of central banks and the regulation of financial systems. · Focuses on UK and European financial activity, context and constraints. · Offers a wealth of statistical information to illustrate and support the text. · Extensive pedagogy includes revised boxes, illustrations, keywords/concepts, discussion questions, chapter openers, chapter summaries and numerous worked examples. · Frequent use of material from the Financial Times. · Regularly maintained and updated Companion Website containing valuable teaching and learning material. Financial Markets and Institutions will be appropriate for a wide range of courses in money, banking and finance. Students taking financial markets and institutions courses as part of accounting, finance, economics and business studies degrees will find this book ideally suited to their needs. The book will also be suitable for professional courses in business, banking and finance. Peter Howells is Professor of Monetary Economics at the University of the West of England. Keith Bain is formerly of the University of East London where he specialized in monetary economics and macroeconomic policy.

Financial Markets and Institutions

Author: Jeff Madura
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337099740
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 784
View: 1713
Known for its solid conceptual framework, Madura's best-selling FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INSTITUTIONS, 12e, explains why financial markets exist, how financial institutions serve these markets, and what services those institutions offer. Focusing on the management, performance, and regulatory aspects of financial institutions, it explores the functions of the Federal Reserve System, the major debt and equity security markets, and derivative security markets. In addition to the latest research, timely examples, and updates on regulatory reform, the 12th edition includes expanded coverage of behavioral finance concepts, high-frequency trading, pension fund underfunding problems and implications, and much more. Critical Thinking Questions, Flow of Funds Exercises, Internet Exercises, and online research assignments help readers put what they learn into practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

An Introduction to Global Financial Markets

Author: Stephen Valdez,Philip Molyneux
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 023036487X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 528
View: 5817
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.

The Structure and Regulation of Financial Markets

Author: Peter D. Spencer
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191586866
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 280
View: 3579
Aimed at advanced undergraduate and graduate students in economics, banking, and finance, this is a core textbook for the financial markets, institutions, and regulation option of courses in financial economics. It integrates modern theories of asymmetric information into the analysis of financial institutions, relating the theory to current developments. The text begins with an analysis of adverse selection in retail financial products like life assurance before looking at open capital markets where trades and prices provide information. It then progresses to the more complex areas of corporate governance and financial intermediation in which information is concealed or confidential and moral hazard and verification problems become important. These chapters study the various mechanisms that the financial markets have developed to allow investors to delegate the management of their assets to others. This analysis is used to show how regulation can reduce the risk of financial failure and how legal, accounting, and regulatory mechanisms can help shape a country's corporate and financial architecture. These difficult theoretical concepts are conveyed through the careful use of numerical illustrations and topical case studies. Each chapter ends with a set of exercises to test and reinforce students' comprehension of the material. Worked solutions are provided for the numerical exercises.

Globalisation of Financial Markets

An International Passport for Securities Offerings?
Author: Douglas W. Arner
Publisher: N.A
Category: Capital market
Page: 69
View: 1728

Islamic Financial Markets (Rle Banking and Finance)

Author: Rodney Wilson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415530199
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
View: 3108
When it was originally published this volume was the first comprehensive survey of the experience of Islamic banking throughout the Muslim world in Turkey, Egypt, Kuwait, Jordan, Sudan, iran, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. Drawing comparisons between the countries in economic terms, it shows that the success of Islamic banks to a large extent reflects the immediate political environment. The complete Islamization of the financial systems of the more fundamentalist countries of Iran and Pakistan is compared with the divide between conventional interest-based systems and the new Islamic banks in Kuwait, Turkey, Egypt, Sudan and Jordan. Islamic Financial Markets explores both international Islamic finance and the national markets in which Islamic banks operate, raising for the first time the issue of competition in Islamic banking. It also looks to the future, to retail development and wholesale possibilities which seem to be the next step forward in Islamic finance. Setting the subject in historical, religious and economic perspective, the book offers a comprehensive survey of the successful adaptation of an ancient financial system to meet the requirements of modern commerce.

Swiss Finance

Capital Markets, Banking, and the Swiss Value Chain
Author: Henri B. Meier,John E. Marthinsen,Pascal A. Gantenbein
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118238532
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 408
View: 614
A timely guide to the complex financial markets and banking secrecy of Switzerland Since 1934, when Switzerland's federal bank secrecy law was passed, the line between myth and reality with regard to Swiss banking has been blurred. But over the past decade, there have been dramatic changes in the pressures brought to bear on all facets of the Swiss financial markets and banking sector. Recent developments and agreements have potentially weakened Swiss banking secrecy, and with that said, it is time for a book that lays out the history of Swiss bank secrecy and puts these twenty-first century changes in perspective. Swiss Finance is a thorough overview of the Swiss financial markets and the banking secrecy this country has become known for. It covers key topics to practitioners both abroad and in the United States involved in Swiss banking and the Swiss financial markets. Discusses what the Euro-debt crisis may mean for the role of Switzerland as a financial powerhouse Reveals how new secrecy agreements with the United States and Germany will impact private wealth management Addresses Asian competition for wealth management and tax havens Switzerland is one of the largest financial markets in the world and a global power in private wealth administration. Whether you're a private wealth advisor, Swiss or U.S. banker, or other finance practitioner involved in the Swiss market, this guide is essential reading if you intend on achieving future success in this arena.