9781137497550

An Introduction to Global Financial Markets

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  • ISBN13:

    9781137497550

  • ISBN10:

    1137497556

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/15/2015
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Summary

An Introduction to Global Financial Markets provides students with a one-stop guide to finance and financial markets around the world. Requiring no previous knowledge of the subject, the authors comprehensively cover a broad range of different types of banking, markets, foreign exchange and derivative products. Incorporating recent events and current developments in finance, and using contemporary examples, this book provides the perfect, up-to-date introduction to this fast-moving subject.

Author Biography

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.
 
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.

Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION
1. The Debt Merry-go-round
PART II: BANKING
2. Banking Background
3. The Role of the Central Bank
4. Commercial Banking
5. Investment Banking
6. Regulation
PART III: SECURITIES MARKETS AND INVESTMENT COMPANIES
7. The Money and Bond Markets
8. Equity Markets
9. Hedge Funds and Private Equity
PART IV: FINANCIAL CRISIS
10. Financial Crisis
PART V: FOREIGN EXCHANGE, EUROPE, AND THE EUROZONE
11. Foreign Exchange
12. Europe and the Euro Zone
PART VI: DERIVATIVE PRODUCTS
13. Traded Options
14. Financial Futures
15. Other Derivative Products
PART VII: Emerging and Growth-leading Economies (EAGLEs)
16. Emerging and Growth-leading Economies (EAGLEs)
PART VIII: TRENDS IN THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL MARKETS
17. Key Trends

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