A dictionary of finance and banking

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Oxford University Press, Oct 30, 2008 - Business & Economics - 471 pages
With over 5,100 entries on all aspects of finance and banking, this fully updated reference is definitely a worthwhile investment. Over 200 new entries have been added to this edition and it has been fully updated to reflect recent developments such as structured finance and the subprime lending crisis. The dictionary defines terms from personal and international finance--including money markets, private investments and borrowing, foreign exchanges, and public and government finance--and now offers expanded coverage of central banking, monetary policy, and financial institutions. Feature entries have been included in this edition for the fuller explanation of topical and complex areas, e.g. Financial Times Share Indexes, and bankruptcy law. Recommended up-to-date web links for many entries, accessed via the Dictionary of Finance and Banking companion website, provide valuable extra information that will be regularly updated. With clear and accessible definitions, this jargon-free dictionary is a perfect companion volume to the other financial titles in this best-selling series--A Dictionary of Business and Management, A Dictionary of Accounting, and A Dictionary of Economics--and provides accurate and valuable information for students, practitioners, private investors, and readers of the financial pages alike.

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About the author (2008)

Jonathan Law works as an editor at Market House Books, where he has contributed to numerous dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference works, including "The Cassell Companion to Cinema, A Dictionary of Business and Management," "European Culture," "The Macmillan Dictionary of Contemporary Phrase and Fable," and "Who's Who in the Twentieth Century."

John Smullen BSc, MA, MSc, MBA was educated at the London School of Economics, Birkbeck College and the London Business School. From 1973 to 1986 he held a number of academic post teaching economics. In 1986 he joined Abbey National plc to establish a linear programming system to analyse the efficiency of their branches and subsequently developed delivery systems for financial management information. When he left to set up his own consultancy, he was senior finance manager responsible for product, customer and organisational unit performance. In 1994 he set up John Smullen Consultancy and Training, which provides financial management information and training consultancy services to the financial services industry. He is also a visiting professor at the Catholic University in Uruguay and visiting lecturer in finance at De Montfort University and the Economics University of Cracow. John is also Senior Academic Associate at the University of Greenwich.

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