Market Players: A Guide to the Institutions in Today's Financial Markets

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 18, 2011 - Business & Economics - 368 pages
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No longer are the capital markets driven by the big investment houses and fund managers.  Instead, private banks, insurance houses, hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds and a range of boutique investment managers, regional institutions and brokers all operate and interact to form the bedrock of the global capital markets, and all practitioners need to understand the linkages, objectives and functions of these institutions to understand how the markets really work. 

 

How the Markets Work provides a complete roadmap to the institutions and intermediaries operating in today’s global financial landscape.  The book has arisen out of the authors 25+ years working and training in the capital markets.  While there is a large amount of literature dedicated to financial market products and how the market works, few, if any look at the institutions themselves.  This book will look at all the institutions operating today, illustrating what they are, how they work, how they interact and importantly, their motivation.  It will explain the core financial market business of these institutions, and consider how they have become the firms that we see today, providing readers with a clear understanding of which market sectors are likely to see the most involvement from the different types of institution and, importantly, why they are involved in these market areas.  The author will bring these institutions to life through a number of case studies such as AIG and Northern Rock, illustrating why a particular institution, plays such a key role in the markets, and what happens when something goes wrong.

 

  

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Contents

INTERNATIONAL COMPARISONS
77
Germany
109
USA
123
Japan
139
China
149
Islamic Finance Institutions
155
Microfinance Institutions
161
Contents
167
Hedge Funds
235
Insurance Companies
247
Sovereign Wealth Funds
259
TRADITIONAL NON BANK
265
Agency Brokers
277
Venture Capital Companies
285
Conclusion
291
Appendix B Northern Rock
303

Municipalities
173
Government Agencies
181
Supranational Agencies
191
INVESTMENT COMPANIES
199
Basic Structure of Investment Management
213
Traditional Investment Managers
225
UK Financial Investments
309
The European Investment Bank
315
Appendix E AIG
323
References
329
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About the author (2011)

GAIL ROLLAND has been involved with financial markets for more than twenty-five years, initially working on the dealing desks of a number of international banks in London and New York and latterly as a financial markets trainer and consultant at Rolland Consultancy. Through both her hands-on experience and consultancy she brings an in-depth knowledge of the infrastructure of the industry of banking and financial markets to this book.

As a consultant she works on an international basis with a wide range of clients including banks, insurance companies and financial technology firms, providing training and management and strategic consultancy on a variety of topics.

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