Modern Financial Markets & Institutions

Series
Financial Times
Author
Glen Arnold  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
456
Pub.-date
December 2011
ISBN13
9780273730354
ISBN
0273730355
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Modern Financial Markets and Institutions  provides a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to the workings of modern financial systems, the efficiency of money markets and the role of investment bankers, illustrating how they impact our everyday lives.

By drawing on numerous real-world examples, this text is essential reading for students of banking, finance, investment, business studies and economics. It will be invaluable for those looking to entering banking, insurance, fund management and other financial services industries.

“The practical perspective is perfect for business students wishing to understand the financial sector and how it works. Arnold again, as with his other books, has done a great job here. This is a book I have been waiting for some time.”

Mr Jim Keane - Gloucester Business School
University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, UK

“Excellent analysis and clear explanations.”

Ms. Nirmala Lee - Dept Of Accounting/Finance
LondonMet (Guild) University, London, UK

 

Features

  • Clear, accessible writing style that allows rapid understanding of the importance of each of the markets – from foreign exchange and derivatives to bonds and banking.

  • Plentiful real-world case studies from multinational companies, with original press cuttings and tables from the Financial Times create an applied and practical approach.

  • An international perspective, using comparative examples from financial systems across the world

  • Analysis of the impact of the financial crisis on the workings of the financial markets
  • Questions, problems and assignments to practise your learning

Table of Contents

Brief contents

Introduction to the book                      
Guided tour                 
Acknowledgements page                     
Introduction to the book                      

1          The value of the financial system           

2          Banking: retail and corporate

3          Investment banking and other banking

4          Insurance, pensions and collective investments

5          Money markets

6          Bond markets

7          Central banking

8          Equity markets

9          Raising share capital

10        Futures markets

11        Options and swaps

12        Foreign exchange markets

13        Trade, shipping, commodities and gold

14        Hedge funds and private equity

15        Regulation of the financial sector

16        The financial crisis

Glossary
Appendices
Index               

Back Cover

Glen Arnold provides a fascinating insight into the world of financial markets and institutions. In these turbulent times, following the financial crisis of 2008, it has become clear that financial markets and institutions have a crucial role to play in the economic well-being of our society.

Modern Financial Markets and Institutions  provides a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to the workings of modern financial systems, and how they impact on our everyday lives, from the efficiency of the money markets to the role of investment bankers. By drawing on numerous real-world examples, this text gives an in-depth and up-to-date account of the different mechanisms at play within financial markets and institutions today.

Key features:

  • The importance of each of the markets – from foreign exchange and derivatives to bonds and banking – is conveyed in a clear, accessible style to allow rapid  understanding
  • An applied and practical approach, with plentiful real-world case studies from multinational companies, including original press cuttings and tables from the Financial Times
  • An international perspective, using comparative examples from financial systems across the world
  • The impact of the financial crisis on the workings of the financial markets illustrating their dynamism and relevance is outlined
  • Additional questions, problems and assignments to practise your learning

You can visit the companion website for this book at www.pearsoned.co.uk/arnold where you will find a test bank of questions, an Instructor’s Manual and downloadable PowerPoint slides,

Essential reading for students of banking, finance, investment, business studies and economics, this book will be invaluablefor those entering banking, insurance, fund management and other financial services industries.

 

Glen Arnold is a businessman, investor and professor of investment at the University of Salford. He is the author of numerous finance and investing books including the best-sellers, Corporate Financial Management, The Great Investors and The Financial Times Guide to Investing, all published by Financial Times/Prentice Hall.

 

‘For anyone wishing to work in the financial industry, this textbook provides an up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of how the modern financial markets operate.’– Ken Hori, University of London

 

Modern Financial Markets and Institutions provides students with a broad yet firm understanding of a wide range of topics within financial markets and institutions. Its key strengths are the current and topical examples used throughout the book and the clear explanations of technical aspects. An excellent resource for students of banking and finance.’- Hui-Fai Shing, Royal Holloway University

 

Author

Glen Arnold is a businessman, investor and professor of investment at the University of Salford. He is the author of numerous finance and investing books including the best-sellers, Corporate Financial Management, The Great Investors and The Financial Times Guide to Investing, all published by Financial Times/Prentice Hall


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