After the Trade Is Made, Revised Ed.: Processing Securities Transactions

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Penguin, Aug 17, 2006 - Business & Economics - 544 pages
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The fully updated classic guide to the mechanics of securities processing—a must for professional investors 

This third edition of After the Trade Is Made reflects the changes that have taken place in recent years as a result of new products, technological breakthroughs, and the globalization of the securities industry. Comprehensive and easy to understand, it provides brokers, operations personnel, and individual investors with definitive and up-to-the-minute explanations of each step in the trading process—from the moment a customer decides to buy or sell a security through the final requirements of record keeping.

Written for both securities professionals and individual investors, whether domestic or in other countries, this new edition clearly explains the core of underwritings, new and established trading markets, transaction processing, margin, and more—while providing critical insights into the most recent wave of industry changes.

David M. Weiss, a veteran securities professional, traces the entire process of buying or selling a security, from order management to transaction processing to the final posting on the firm’s books and records. He covers the specialized attributes of each function in a typical brokerage firm, as well as their relationships with commercial banks, transfer agents, clearing corporations, and depositories.

After the Trade Is Made is the definitive resource for anyone eager to understand and confidently navigate the vast and often surprising world of securities.

 

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Contents

Title Page Copyright Page Dedication Preface
Overview of the Industry
Products That We Offer
The Marketplaces and Order Management
The TradeProcessing System
Margin
Settlement
Custodial Services
Cash Accounting
Brokerage Accounting
Stock Record
General Ledger
Regulatory Reporting
Conclusion
Glossary
Index

Role of the Banks

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About the author (2006)

David M. Weiss has been active in the brokerage industry for more than thirty-five years. Currently an independent consultant and lecturer, he was formerly the director of business, industry, and product training for a major international investment bank, vice president of new products for a primary marketplace, and chief operations officer of a broker dealer as well as holding other management positions.

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