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xi, 273 pages ; 24 cm.
  • The changing regulatory environment governing financial and economic crimes
  • The compliance of worldwide banking systems with evolving international regulatory and supervisory requirements : facts, challenges, and implications
  • The causes and origins of banking crises : a review and critique of theory and evidence
  • Bank lending during the financial crisis of 2008 : an empirical investigation
  • Corporate governance in the banking industry and Basel III challenges and implications
  • Monetary policy in an era of quantitative easing
  • Monetary policy in an era of monetary unions, and central banks' holdings of foreign reserves.
The 21st century witnessed major changes in the financial environment surrounding bank regulators and banks. Banking and Monetary Policies in a Changing Financial Environment delves into three of these developments and challenges. The first change in the financial environment relates to the rise in the number and sophistication of financial and economic crimes which shaped the international regulatory architecture. New rules and regulations led to the creation of new strategies to combat these crimes, especially those concerning the spread of more advanced money laundering methods and techniques, terrorist financing after the 9/11 attacks, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The second development concerns the global financial crisis of 2008 which drastically affected the regulatory environment of various international and domestic financial authorities causing major changes in bank lending and corporate governance policies, and in the development of the Basel III accord on capital adequacy for bank supervision. The third development manifests itself in the creation of a major European monetary union without a fiscal union and a giant European central bank impacting the conduct of monetary policy. This book combines theory, policy, regulation and institutional approaches with empirical testing, analyzing applications and case studies of various international regulatory authorities and administrations, countries and jurisdictions, central banks and commercial banks. This volume is suitable for those who study international finance, Banking and white collar crime.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138913530 20170306
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viii,156 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Origins of the National Bank Act and national currency / Peter Huntoon
  • National bank notes and the practical limits of nationalization / Franklin Noll
  • Charter no. 1 : first among national banks / Marianne Babal
  • E.T. Wilson and the banks : a case study in government regulation and service / Paula Petrik
  • Stabilizing the national banking system, 1864-1913 : the role of bank examination / Eugene N. White
  • Founding the fourth branch : the office of the comptroller of the currency / Jesse Stiller
  • National bank preemption and the financial crisis of 2008 / Raymond Natter
  • The measure of a regulator : the office of thrift supervision, 1989-2011 / Paula Dejmek Woods.
The passage of the National Currency Act of 1863 gave the United States its first uniform paper money, its first nationally chartered and supervised commercial banks, and its first modern regulatory agency: the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. The law marked a milestone in the development of the U.S. financial system and the modern administrative state. Yet its importance has been largely overlooked. Banking Modern America aims to address that gap. With its unique multidisciplinary approach that brings together scholars from disciplines including history, economics, the law, and finance, this book lends a new dimension to studying the origins and development of a system that touched key aspects of modern America. Chapters examine key episodes in the history of Federal banking, looking at the Civil War origins of the national banking system and the practical challenges of setting up a new system of money and banking. The essays in this volume explore the tensions that arose between bankers and Federal regulators, between governmental jurisdictions, and even between regulators themselves. This book will be essential reading for academics of banking and finance, regulation, numismatics and history, as well as professional economists, historians and policy makers interested in the history of the US financial system.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138213807 20161219
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xvii, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Preface ix Introduction xv Additional Thanks xvii Chapter 1: An Overview of the Bankruption 1 Chapter 2: Community Banking Is Broken 7 Chapter 3: The Opportunity for Community Financial Institutions 75 Chapter 4: Advice from Others 157 Chapter 5: Finishing Move 257 About the Author 269 About the Companion Website 271 Index 273.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119273851 20170206
Community banking can flourish in the face of fintech and global competition with a fresh approach to strategy Bankruption + Website offers a survival guide for community banks and credit unions searching for relevance amidst immense global competition and fintech startups. Author John Waupsh is the Chief Innovation Officer at Kasasa, where he helps spearhead financial product development and implementation across hundreds of institutions. In this guide, he draws on more than a decade in the industry to offer clear, practical advice for competing with the megabanks, direct banks, non-banks, and financial technology companies. The discussion separates futurist thinking from today's realities, and dispels common myths surrounding the U.S. community banking model in order to shed light on the real challenges facing community banking institutions. It follows with clear solutions, proven strategies, and insight from experts across banking and fintech. All arguments are backed by massive amounts of data, and the companion website provides presentation-ready visualizations to help you kickstart change within your team. In the U.S. and around the globe, fintech companies and non-banks alike are creating streams of banking services that are interesting, elegant, and refreshing and they're winning the hearts and minds of early adopters. Not a one-size-fits-all approach, this book offers many different tactics for community banks and credit unions to compete and flourish in the new world. * Analyze fintech's threat to the community banking model * Learn where community banking must improve to compete * Disprove the myths to uncover the real challenges banks face * Adopt proven strategies to bring your organization into the future Community banks and credit unions were once the go-to institutions for local relationship banking, but their asset share has been on the decline for three decades as the big banks just got bigger. Now, fintech companies are exploiting inefficiencies in the traditional banking model to streamline service and draw even more market share, as community banking executives are left at a loss for fresh tactics and forward-looking strategy. Bankruption + Website shows how community banks can be saved, and provides a proven path to success.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119273851 20170206
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x, 326 pages ; 20 cm
  • Introduction: 'It's a misunderstanding'
  • The barometer of fear
  • 'Why did you do it?'
  • Superheros and beauty pagents
  • The LIBOR illusion
  • The value of secrets
  • Conventions and conspiracies
  • Rotten apples
  • The perfect storm.
The LIBOR affair has been described as the 'biggest banking scandal in history', a deception affecting not only banks but also corporations, pension funds and ordinary people. But was this just the tip of the iceberg? Was the scandal the work of a few 'bad apples' or an inevitable result of a financial system rotten to its core? Labelled 'one of the world's most infamous rogue traders' in the wake of a mis-marking scandal, Alexis Stenfors went on to rebuild his life and now guides us through the shadowy world of modern banking, providing an insider's account of the secret practices - including the manipulation of foreign exchange rates - which have allowed banks to profit from systematic deception. Containing remarkable and often shocking insights derived from his own experiences in the dealing room, as well as his spectacular fall from grace at Merrill Lynch, Barometer of Fear draws back the curtain to a realm that for too long has remained hidden from public view.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783609291 20171002
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xvi, 304 pages ; 24 cm
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • IDA burden-sharing : the unresolved puzzle
  • Three power plays behind the politics of IDA burden-sharing
  • IDA in the 1960s : hegemonic leadership amid bipolar geopolitics
  • IDA in the 1970s : a turbulent era with accelerated burden-shifting
  • IDA in the 1980s : the rise and retreat of the `Reagan revolution'
  • IDA in the 1990s : the struggle for power and fairness in a unipolar world
  • IDA in the new millennium : leadership in transition?
  • China's ascendancy : influence from within and impact from outside.
China's initiative to establish the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), attracting membership from G7 countries against the vocal opposition of the United States, has been recognised as a significant moment in an ongoing hegemonic transition. This book examines how power transitions have played out in the World Bank over the last five decades, offering the first authentic account of the international diplomacy behind donor financing of the World Bank's International Development Association (IDA). Jiajun Xu decodes how the United States amplified its influence at the World Bank despite its flagging financial contributions to IDA. She further demonstrates that the widening influence-to-contribution disparity provoked other donors into taking 'exit/voice' measures, contesting the hegemon's legitimacy. A rising China initially decided to become an IDA donor, seeking influence from within. However, the entrenched hegemonic position of the United States in World Bank governance drove China to initiate the AIIB and New Development Bank, putting competitive pressures on the US-centred multilateral institutions to adapt.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107172845 20171009
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24 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 28 cm.
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xiv, 257 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • A short history of white-collar criminal prosecutions
  • Angelo Mozilo and Countrywide's "toxic" subprime mortgages
  • Wall Street's fraudulent sales of toxic mortgages --\tLehman's phantom cash
  • Joe Cassano and AIG's derivatives casino
  • Goldman's abacus
  • The dimensions of lawlessness
  • Looking forward : reimposing law.
A critical examination of the wrongdoing underlying the 2008 financial crisis An unprecedented breakdown in the rule of law occurred in the United States after the 2008 financial collapse. Bank of America, JPMorgan, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, and other large banks settled securities fraud claims with the Securities and Exchange Commission for failing to disclose the risks of subprime mortgages they sold to the investing public. But a corporation cannot commit fraud except through human beings working at and managing the firm. Rather than breaking up these powerful megabanks, essentially imposing a corporate death penalty, the government simply accepted fines that essentially punished innocent shareholders instead of senior leaders at the megabanks. It allowed the real wrongdoers to walk away from criminal responsibility. In The Case for the Corporate Death Penalty, Mary Kreiner Ramirez and Steven A. Ramirez examine the best available evidence about the wrongdoing underlying the financial crisis. They reveal that the government failed to use its most powerful law enforcement tools despite overwhelming proof of wide-ranging and large-scale fraud on Wall Street before, during, and after the crisis. The pattern of criminal indulgences exposes the onset of a new degree of crony capitalism in which the most economically and political powerful can commit financial crimes of vast scale with criminal and regulatory immunity. A new economic royalty has seized the commanding heights of our economy through their control of trillions in corporate and individual wealth and their ability to dispense patronage. The Case for the Corporate Death Penalty shows that this new lawlessness poses a profound threat that urgently demands political action and proposes attainable measures to restore the rule of law in the financial sector.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781479881574 20170424
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8. Corporate finance [2017]

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xxxii, 1136 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • PART 1: INTRODUCTION 1. The Corporation 2. Introduction to Financial Statement Analysis 3. Financial Decision Making and the Law of One Price PART 2: TIME, MONEY, AND INTEREST RATES 4. The Time Value of Money 5. Interest Rates 6. Valuing Bonds PART 3: VALUING PROJECTS AND FIRMS 7. Investment Decision Rules 8. Fundamentals of Capital Budgeting 9. Valuing Stocks PART 4: RISK AND RETURN 10. Capital Markets and the Pricing of Risk 11. Optimal Portfolio Choice and the Capital Asset Pricing Model 12. Estimating the Cost of Capital 13. Investor Behavior and Capital Market Efficiency PART 5: CAPITAL STRUCTURE 14. Capital Structure in a Perfect Market 15. Debt and Taxes 16. Financial Distress, Managerial Incentives, and Information 17. Payout Policy PART 6: ADVANCED VALUATION 18. Capital Budgeting and Valuation with Leverage 19. Valuation and Financial Modeling: A Case Study PART 7: OPTIONS 20. Financial Options 21. Option Valuation 22. Real Options PART 8: LONG-TERM FINANCING 23. Raising Equity Capital 24. Debt Financing 25. Leasing PART 9: SHORT-TERM FINANCING 26. Working Capital Management 27. Short-Term Financial Planning PART 10: SPECIAL TOPICS 28. Mergers and Acquisitions 29. Corporate Governance 30. Risk Management 31. International Corporate Finance.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134083278 20171002
  • PART 1: INTRODUCTION 1. The Corporation 2. Introduction to Financial Statement Analysis 3. Financial Decision Making and the Law of One Price PART 2: TIME, MONEY, AND INTEREST RATES 4. The Time Value of Money 5. Interest Rates 6. Valuing Bonds PART 3: VALUING PROJECTS AND FIRMS 7. Investment Decision Rules 8. Fundamentals of Capital Budgeting 9. Valuing Stocks PART 4: RISK AND RETURN 10. Capital Markets and the Pricing of Risk 11. Optimal Portfolio Choice and the Capital Asset Pricing Model 12. Estimating the Cost of Capital 13. Investor Behavior and Capital Market Efficiency PART 5: CAPITAL STRUCTURE 14. Capital Structure in a Perfect Market 15. Debt and Taxes 16. Financial Distress, Managerial Incentives, and Information 17. Payout Policy PART 6: ADVANCED VALUATION 18. Capital Budgeting and Valuation with Leverage 19. Valuation and Financial Modeling: A Case Study.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134202648 20171002
For MBA/graduate students taking a course in corporate finance. An Emphasis on Core Financial Principles to Elevate Individuals' Financial Decision Making Berk and DeMarzo's Corporate Finance uses a unifying valuation framework, the Law Of One Price, to present the core content instructors expect, the new ideas they want, and the pedagogy their students need to succeed. Corporate Finance: The Core fits programs and individual professors who desire a streamlined book that is specifically tailored to the topics covered in the first one-semester course. For programs and professors who would like to use a text in a two semester, or more, sequence, please see Corporate Finance, the 31-chapter book also by Jonathan Berk and Peter DeMarzo. Also Available with MyFinanceLab(TM) MyFinanceLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyFinanceLab does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyFinanceLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyFinanceLab, search for: 0134409272 / 9780134409276 Corporate Finance: The Core Plus MyFinanceLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: *0134202643 / 9780134202648 Corporate Finance: The Core*0134202910 / 9780134202914 MyFinanceLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Corporate Finance: The Core.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134202648 20171002
For MBA/graduate students taking a course in corporate finance. An Emphasis on Core Financial Principles to Elevate Individuals' Financial Decision Making Using the unifying valuation framework based on the Law of One Price, top researchers Jonathan Berk and Peter DeMarzo have set the new canon for corporate finance textbooks. Corporate Finance blends coverage of time-tested principles and the latest advancements with the practical perspective of the financial manager, so students have the knowledge and tools they need to make sound financial decisions in their careers. For a streamlined book specifically tailored to the topics covered in the first one-semester course, Corporate Finance: The Core is also available by Jonathan Berk and Peter DeMarzo. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyFinanceLabTM does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyFinanceLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyFinanceLab, search for: 0134408896 / 9780134408897 Corporate Finance Plus MyFinanceLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: *013408327X / 9780134083278 Corporate Finance*0134099176 / 9780134099170 MyFinanceLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Corporate Finance.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134083278 20171002
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ix, 352 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • "A bureau for the promotion of honesty" : the birth of systematic credit surveillance
  • Coming to terms with credit : the nineteenth-century origins of consumer credit surveillance
  • Credit workers unite : professionalization and the rise of a national credit infrastructure
  • Running the credit gauntlet : extracting, ordering, and communicating consumer information
  • "You are judged by your credit" : teaching and targeting the consumer
  • "File clerk's paradise" : postwar credit reporting on the eve of automation
  • Encoding the consumer : the computerization of credit reporting and credit scoring
  • Database panic : computerized credit surveillance and its discontents
  • From debts to data : credit bureaus in the new information economy
  • Epilogue.
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xii, 233 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Acknowledgments ix Introduction: A Hidden Inequality 1 Worlds of Uncertainty 1 Earning 21 2 Spending 47 3 Smoothing and Spiking 65 How Families Cope 4 Saving 87 5 Borrowing 110 6 Sharing 130 New Ways of Seeing 7 Sometimes Poor 151 8 Secure and in Control 168 Notes 179 Bibliography 203 Index 225.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691172989 20170515
What the financial diaries of working-class families reveal about economic stresses, why they happen, and what policies might reduce them Deep within the American Dream lies the belief that hard work and steady saving will ensure a comfortable retirement and a better life for one's children. But in a nation experiencing unprecedented prosperity, even for many families who seem to be doing everything right, this ideal is still out of reach. In The Financial Diaries, Jonathan Morduch and Rachel Schneider draw on the groundbreaking U.S. Financial Diaries, which follow the lives of 235 low- and middle-income families as they navigate through a year. Through the Diaries, Morduch and Schneider challenge popular assumptions about how Americans earn, spend, borrow, and save--and they identify the true causes of distress and inequality for many working Americans. We meet real people, ranging from a casino dealer to a street vendor to a tax preparer, who open up their lives and illustrate a world of financial uncertainty in which even limited financial success requires imaginative--and often costly--coping strategies. Morduch and Schneider detail what families are doing to help themselves and describe new policies and technologies that will improve stability for those who need it most. Combining hard facts with personal stories, The Financial Diaries presents an unparalleled inside look at the economic stresses of today's families and offers powerful, fresh ideas for solving them.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691172989 20170515
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xviii, 393 pages ; 25 cm
  • Prologue
  • Part One. Vanishing borders. Silver Thursday
  • Bright ideas
  • Chicago vs. New York
  • Shifting gears
  • A deal in D.C.
  • Stock futures, bond failures
  • Part Two. Titans and wizards. A plague from Oklahoma
  • Bulls and banks
  • Chicago rising
  • Arbitrage and accommodation
  • Banks on the brink
  • Part Three. Contagion. Mergers and mutations
  • Berkeley rising, banks falling
  • Witching hours
  • Rational markets?
  • Pandora's portfolios
  • January omens, July alarms
  • Part Four. Reckoning. The worst weeks ever
  • 508 points
  • Juggling hand grenades
  • Placing blame, dodging reality
  • Epilogue.
"The definitive account of the crash of 1987, a cautionary tale of how the U.S. financial system nearly collapsed ... Monday, October 19, 1987, was by far the worst day in Wall Street history. The market fell 22.6 percent--almost twice as bad as the worst day of 1929--equal to a loss of nearly 5,000 points today. But Black Monday was more than just a one-day market crash; it was seven years in the making and threatened the entire U.S. financial system. Drawing on superlative archival research and dozens of original interviews, the award-winning financial journalist Diana B. Henriques weaves a tale of ignored warnings, market delusions, and destructive decisions, a drama that stretches from New York and Washington to Chicago and California. Among the central characters are pension fund managers, bank presidents, government regulators, exchange executives, and a pair of university professors whose bright idea for reducing risk backfires with devastating consequences. As the story hurtles toward a terrible reckoning, the players struggle to avoid a national panic, and unexpected heroes step in to avert total disaster. For thirty years, investors, bankers, and regulators have failed to heed the lessons of Black Monday. But with uncanny precision, all the key fault lines of the devastating crisis of 2008--breakneck automation, poorly understood financial products fueled by vast amounts of borrowed money, fragmented regulation, gigantic herdlike investors--were first exposed as hazards in 1987. A First-Class Catastrophe offers a new way of looking not only at the past but at our financial future as well."--Dust jacket.
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12. Das Geld [2017]

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3 volumes ; 21 cm
  • Band 1. Ökonomie des Geldes : Kooperation und Akkumulation
  • Band 2. Soziologie des Geldes : Heuristik und Mythos
  • Band 3. Recht des Geldes : Regulierung und Gerechtigkeit.
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xii, 189 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction to hedge fund compliance
  • Introduction to hedge fund regulation and examination
  • The chief compliance officer and regulatory reporting
  • In-house compliance professionals and hedge fund committees
  • Hedge fund compliance technology
  • Compliance consultants and other compliance-related service providers
  • Understanding key compliance documentation
  • Investor evaluation of hedge fund compliance functions
  • Case studies and example scenarios in hedge fund compliance
  • Common compliance pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • Interviews with compliance service providers
  • Trends and future developments.
The long-awaited guide for modern hedge fund compliance program development Hedge Fund Compliance + Website provides straightforward, practical guidance toward developing a hedge fund compliance program, drawn from the author's experience training financial regulators, consulting with government entities, and analyzing hedge fund compliance structures across the globe. In-depth explanations of compliance principles are backed by illustrative case studies and examples. Highly in-demand templates of popular hedge fund compliance documentation provide actionable illustrations of key compliance policies. Designed to assist investors, fund managers, service providers, and compliance job seekers directly, this book describes the fundamental building blocks of the hedge fund compliance function. Compliance is one of the fastest growing areas in the hedge fund space. This reference book provides an essential foundation in modern hedge fund compliance, reflecting the recent changes of this dynamic field. * Design and run a hedge fund compliance program * Access templates of core compliance documentation and checklists * Discover how investors can evaluate and monitor compliance programs * Interviews with hedge fund compliance practitioners A steady stream of regulatory changes, combined with the enhanced enforcement efforts of regulators, ensure that hedge funds' compliance-related expenditures will continue to grow. While hedge fund compliance legislation continues to evolve globally, little practical guidance exists for those tasked with the boots-on-the-ground aspects of developing an actual compliance program to comply with best practices and regulatory guidance from leading hedge fund regulators including the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the National Futures Association, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority. Hedge fund professionals and investors need a fundamental framework for establishing and evaluating an effective program, and when compliance is the issue, trial and error carries too much risk. Hedge Fund Compliance + Website provides clear guidance and practical tools to meet today's compliance professional needs.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119240235 20170227
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xi, 209 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Gerald D. Feldman : an appreciation / Jeffrey Fear
  • Starting from scratch? : the beginnings of Banca Commerciale Italiana, 1893-1894 / Peter Hertner
  • Jewish financiers in the city of London : reality and rhetoric, 1830-1914 / Randal Michie
  • The financial culture of the Habsburg monarchy at the end of the 19th century / Hubert Bonin
  • French banks and public opinion : the public's negative perception of the French banking establishment (from the 1800s to the 1950s) / Hubert Bonin
  • 'Many a slip between cup and lip' : initiating Austrian stabilisation, 1922-1923 / P.L. Cottrell
  • Why were there no investment trusts in Germany? : an analysis of an anomaly in the german financial industry from 1870 to 1957 / Martin L. Müller
  • Comradery, the joys of work, and the struggle to improve performance : Creditanstalt-Bankverein's corporate newspaper Gemeinschaft, 1939-1943 / Ulrike Zimmerl
  • A non-neutral, non- belligerent country : portugal during World War II from a financial viewpoint / Nuno Valério.
Globalization is not an external force but a result of concrete business decisions made by millions of entrepreneurs and managers across the world. As such, the modern corporation has completely altered the economic landscape; business and finance have shaped the international order of the modern world. History of Financial Institutions contributes to the analysis of how the modern corporation, business and finance have shaped and keep on shaping our world. In a collection of nine succinct essays, this volume looks at the role of finance in European history from the beginning of the 19th century to the period after the Second World War. Archivists and financial historians, who are also leading scholars of banking and financial history, investigate the ways in which the international post-war order developed. They draw on often hitherto unused archival sources from central banks and other institutions to reveal the unique histories of a variety of European countries and the paths that have led to the contemporary economic and financial system. The collection includes reflections on (monetary) stabilization, inflation, hyperinflation, globalization and public relations in banking and commerce. This book is essential reading for banking and finance executives, as well as policy makers with a historical interest. It will also be of importance to academics with a particular interest in economic history, financial or banking history, and European history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138666511 20170123
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viii, 426 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • The past and future of American finance seen through the lens of crisis
  • The past and future of financial reform : from regulation to reorganization
  • The democratized market economy
  • The democratized market economy in Latin America (and elsewhere) : an exercise in institutional thinking within law and political economy
  • Economic progress and structural vision
  • Appendix: Crisis, slump, superstition, and recovery : thinking and acting beyond vulgar Keynesianism / with Roberto Mangabeira Unger.
Economic stagnation, financial crisis, and increasing inequality have provoked worldwide debate about the reshaping of the market economy. But few are willing to risk a reorientation of dominant ideas and a reform of entrenched structures. Right-wing populism has stepped into the void created by a failure to imagine structural alternatives. Tamara Lothian offers a deeper view showing the path to the reconstruction of the economy in the service of both growth and inclusion. She probes the institutional innovations that would reignite economic growth by democratizing the market. Progressives have traditionally focused only on the demand side of the economy, abandoning the supply side to conservatives. Law and the Wealth of Nations offers a progressive approach to the supply side of the economy and proposes innovation in our fundamental economic arrangements.Lothian begins by exploring how finance can serve broad-based economic growth rather than serving only itself. She goes on to show how the reform of finance can lead into the democratization of the economy. How, she asks, can we ensure that the most advanced, knowledge-intensive practices of production spread throughout the economy rather than remaining in the hands of the entrepreneurial and technological elite? How can we anchor greater economic equality and empowerment in the way we organize the economy rather than just trying to diminish inequalities after the fact by progressive taxation and entitlements?
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593 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Preface / Edmund Parker, Marcin Perzanowski
  • Corporate governance and derivatives end users / Paul Ali
  • Regulation of OTC derivatives / Ruth Frederick
  • Close-out netting / Kunel Tanna
  • Overview of industry standard documentation / Guy Usher
  • Introduction to German derivatives documentation / Patrick Scholl
  • Documentation for cleared OTC derivatives / Patrick Scholl
  • Designing derivatives structures / John D. Finnerty, Rachael W. Park
  • Introduction to commodity derivatives / Edmund Parker, Marcin Perzanowski
  • Overview of the 2005 ISDA commodity definitions / Edmund Parker, Marcin Perzanowski
  • Emissions trading / Edmund Parker
  • Weather derivatives / Paul O. Oranika
  • Energy derivatives and hedging strategies / Christopher Clancy, Cyriel de Jong
  • Introduction to equity derivatives / Edmund Parker, Marcin Perzanowski
  • Overview of the 2002 ISDA equity derivatives definitions / Edmund Parker, Marcin Perzanowski
  • Introduction to credit derivatives / Edmund Parker
  • Interest rate derivatives / Natalie Ashford, Vincent K.P. Sum
  • FX derivatives / David Johnson
  • Property derivatives / Edmund Parker, Emmett Peters.
Since the near-collapse of the global financial system back in 2008, the derivatives industry has come a long way. As derivatives were blamed for causing, or contributing to, the crisis, the politicians and regulators on both side of the Atlantic (and in most other developed jurisdictions) decided to take action. In September 2009 the G20 leaders at their meeting in Pittsburg resolved the following: "All standardised OTC derivative contracts should be traded on exchanges or electronic trading platforms, where appropriate, and cleared through central counterparties by the end of 2012 at the latest." Even though it is now 2016, the regulators continue to work on the detailed rules, which still won't be fully implemented for a while. Nonetheless, the derivatives markets have already changed almost beyond recognition, and continue to evolve. Featuring updated chapters, this third edition of Practical Derivatives: A Transactional Approach shows how derivatives are used in a variety of transactions, how the documentation works, and why boards need to be aware of the derivatives market.It also analyses the impact of the recent regulatory changes on derivatives transactions and related documentation. With contributions from leading law firms, investment firms and academics, this accessible book takes a transactional approach and features coverage of product innovations. This latest edition includes chapters on established markets such as equity and energy derivatives, but it also discusses the expansion of derivatives into new markets such as credit risk, weather risk and property. It features topical analysis on corporate governance and directors' duties; it includes an overview of the documentation produced by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, the International Capital Markets Association and the German banking association; and it discusses related issues such as close-out netting. This edition would not be complete without an analysis of the recent derivatives regulation, and the transactional documentation that helps to implement the new rules. Whether you are at a bank or financial institution or from a company or organisation looking to invest or manage your.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781911078173 20170919
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xvi, 193 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • A collaborative model for long-term investing
  • Building an institutional investor's collaborative network and social capital
  • Re-intermediating investment management
  • New vehicles to drive the collaborative model
  • The future of long-term institutional investment.
"This book argues that institutional investors would better serve their long-term goals by putting money into large-scale, future-facing projects such as infrastructure, green energy, innovation in agriculture, and real estate development. At the same time, redirecting long-term investments would close significant financial gaps that government cannot. Drawing on key contributions in economic sociology, social network theory, and economics, the book conceptualizes a collaborative model of investment that is already becoming increasingly common: Large investors contribute more directly to private market assets, while financial intermediaries seek to foster co-investment partnerships, better aligning incentives for all. A combination of rich case studies and rigorous theory enables asset owners to move toward more efficient, private-market investing, while also laying groundwork for research at the frontier of finance."-- Back cover.
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xx, 436 pages ; 26 cm.
  • The credit crisis as a problem in the sociology of knowledge / Donald MacKenzie
  • What's in a name? : Provident, The People's Bank and the regulation of brand identity / Liz McFall
  • Reflexivity of shadow banking / Benjamin Wilhelm
  • Interrogating the crisis : financial instruments, public policy and corporate governance / Hugh Willmott
  • Reconceptualizing financial innovation : frame, conjecture and bricolage / Ewald Engelen, Ismail Ertürk, Julie Froud, Adam Leaver and Karel Williams
  • Europe's toxic twins : government debt in financialized times / Daniela Gabor and Cornel Ban
  • Variegated geographies of finance : international financial centres and the (re)production of financial working cultures / Sarah Hall
  • The boundaries of finance as zones of conflict / Sabine Montagne
  • The new behemoth? : the ECB and the financial supervision reforms during the Eurozone crisis / Clément Fontan
  • Varieties of capitalism and banking in the EU / Iain Hardie
  • The financialisation of local governments : evidence from the Italian case / Andrea Lagna
  • Libor and Euribor : from normal banking practice to manipulation to the potential for reform / Daniel Seabra Lopes
  • Hedge funds : past and present /rPhotis Lysandrou
  • Offshore financial centres and tax evasion in banking / Silke Ötsch and Michaela Schmidt
  • Post-crisis bank regulation and financialized bank business models / Ian Crowther and Ismail Ertürk
  • Financial market regulation : still a regime removed from politics? / Nicholas Dorn
  • Prudential regulation in the age of internal models / José Gabilondo
  • Defences against systemic risk : a greater role and responsibility for bank lawyers? : judgement-based bank supervision / Joanna Gray and Peter Metzing
  • Shattering Glass-Steagall : the power of financial industries / Paul M. Hirsch, Jo-Ellen Pozner, and Mary Katherine Stimmler
  • How finance globalized : a tale of two cities / Gary A. Dymski and Annina Kaltenbrunner
  • How the American financial meltdown of 2008 caused the global financial crisis / Neil Fligstein and Jacob Habinek
  • Reforming the culture of banking / Grahame Thompson
  • Consumer finance and the social dimension of banks in a global economy / Toni Williams.
The Routledge Companion to Banking Regulation and Reform provides a prestigious cutting edge international reference work offering students, researchers and policy makers a comprehensive guide to the paradigm shift in banking studies since the historic financial crisis in 2007. The transformation in banking over the last two decades has not been authoritatively and critically analysed by the mainstream academic literature. This unique collection brings together a multi-disciplinary group of leading authorities in the field to analyse and investigate post-crisis regulation and reform. Representing the wide spectrum of non-mainstream economics and finance, topics range widely from financial innovation to misconduct in banking, varieties of Eurozone banking to reforming dysfunctional global banking as well as topical issues such as off-shore financial centres, Libor fixing, corporate governance and the Dodd-Frank Act. Bringing together an authoritative range of international experts and perspectives, this invaluable body of heterodox research work provides a comprehensive compendium for researchers and academics of banking and finance as well as regulators and policy makers concerned with the global impact of financial institutions.
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xiii, 368 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Preface / Michael D. Bordo and John B. Taylor
  • Introduction
  • Monetary policy independence under flexible exchange rates : the Federal Reserve and monetary policy in Latin America : is there policy "spillover"? / Sebastian Edwards
  • The international impact of the Fed when the United States is a banker to the world / David Beckworth and Christopher Crowe
  • A journey down the slippery slope to the European crisis : a theorist's guide / Varadarajan V. Chari, Alessandro Dovis, and Patrick J. Kehoe
  • The fundamental structure of the international monetary system / Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas
  • Monetary policy cooperation and coordination : an historical perspective on the importance of rules / Michael D. Bordo and Catherine Schenk
  • Rules-based international monetary reform / John B. Taylor, Richard Clarida, George P. Shultz
  • International monetary stability and policy / James Bullard, Robert Kaplan, Dennis Lockhart, John C. Williams.
Since the end of the Great Recession in 2009 the central banks of the advanced countries have taken unprecedented actions to reflate and stimulate their economies. There have been significant differences in the timing and pace of these actions. These independent monetary policy actions have had significant spillover effects on the economies and monetary policy strategies of other advanced countries. In addition the monetary policy actions and interventions of the advanced countries have had a significant impact on the emerging market economies leading to the charge of 'currency wars.' The perceived negative consequences of spillovers from the actions of national central banks has led to calls for international monetary policy coordination. The arguments for coordination based on game theory are the same today as back in the 1980s, which led to accords which required that participant countries follow policies to improve global welfare at the expense of domestic fundamentals. This led to disastrous consequences. An alternative approach to the international spillovers of national monetary policy actions is to view them as deviations from rules based monetary policy. In this view a return to rules based monetary policy and a rolling back of the " global great deviation" by each country's central bank would lead to a beneficial policy outcome without the need for explicit policy coordination. In this book we report the results from a recent conference which brought together academics, market participants, and policy makers to focus on these issues. The consensus of much of the conference was on the need for a classic rules based reform of the international monetary system.
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xi, 188 pages : maps, charts ; 24 cm.
  • Origin and purposes of the second bank
  • The second bank's branch network and the state banking system
  • The second bank and the "exchanges" : conquering space
  • The "production" of monetary stability
  • The second bank's specie market operations.
The year 2016 marks the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Second Bank of the United States (1816-1836). This book is an economic history of an early central bank, the Second Bank of the United States (1816-36). After US President Andrew Jackson vetoed the re-chartering of the Bank in 1832, the US would go without a central bank for the rest of the nineteenth century, unlike Europe and England. This book takes a fresh look at the role and legacy of the Second Bank. The Second Bank of the United States shows how the Bank developed a business model that allowed it to make a competitive profit while providing integrating fiscal services to the national government for free. The model revolved around the strategic use of its unique ability to establish a nationwide system of branches. This book shows how the Bank used its branch network to establish dominance in select money markets: frontier money markets and markets for bills of exchange and specie. These lines of business created synergies with the Bank's fiscal duties, and profits that helped cover their costs. The Bank's branch in New Orleans, Louisiana, became its geographic centre of gravity, in contrast with the state-chartered banking system, which was already, by the 1820s, centred around New York. This book is of great interest to those who study banking and American history, as well as economic students who have a great interest in economic history.
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