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Financial Markets and Institutions

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ISBN13:

9780321050649

ISBN10:
0321050649
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
10/1/1999
Publisher(s):
Pearson College Div
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Summary

Fast becoming a market leader, the text emphasizes basic principles and organizes students' thinking about the structure, function, and management of markets and institutions. Whereas other texts are highly descriptive, Financial Markets and Institutions incorporates the financial practitioner's approach through its emphasis on an applied managerial perspective For the UG and MBA course in Financial Markets and Institutions and Money and Capital markets.sian financial crises, recent developments in financial consolidation, the newly-created European Central Bank, and the U.S. debate over social security.

Table of Contents

Contents in Detail ix
Preface xxvii
About the Author xxxvii
About the Contributing Author xxxviii
PART I INTRODUCTION 1(34)
Why Study Financial Markets and Institutions?
3(10)
Overview of the Financial System
13(22)
PART II PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL MARKETS 35(144)
Understanding Interest Rates
37(41)
The Behavior of Interest Rates
78(49)
The Risk and Term Structure of Interest Rates
127(30)
The Theory of Efficient Capital Markets
157(22)
PART III CENTRAL BANKING AND THE CONDUCT OF MONETARY POLICY 179(70)
Structure of Central Banks and the Federal Reserve System
181(24)
Conduct of Monetary Policy: Tools, Goals, and Targets
205(44)
PART IV FINANCIAL MARKETS 249(138)
The Money Markets
251(28)
The Capital Markets
279(30)
The Mortgage Markets
309(22)
The Foreign Exchange Market
331(31)
The International Financial System and Monetary Policy
362(25)
PART V THE FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS INDUSTRY 387(230)
Theory of Financial Structure
389(32)
The Banking Firm and Bank Management
421(38)
Commercial Banking Industry: Structure and Competition
459(30)
Thrifts: Savings and Loans and Credit Unions
489(26)
Banking Regulation
515(31)
Insurance Companies and Pension Funds
546(28)
Finance Companies and Financial Conglomerates
574(16)
Securities Firms
590(27)
PART VI THE MANAGEMENT OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS 617(2)
Risk Management in Financial Institutions
619(22)
Hedging with Financial Derivatives I: Forwards and Futures
641(28)
Hedging with Financial Derivatives II: Options and Swaps
669
Glossary G-1
Answers to Selected Questions and Problems A-1
Index I-1


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