Fundamentals of Financial Instruments: An Introduction to Stocks, Bonds, Foreign Exchange, and Derivatives

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Wiley, Oct 11, 2011 - Business & Economics - 320 pages
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The essential guide to financial instruments, logicallypresented

Fundamentals of Financial Instruments deals with theglobal financial markets and the instruments in which they trade.While most books on finance tend to be heavily mathematical, thisbook emphasizes the concepts in a logical, sequential fashion,introducing mathematical concepts only at the relevant times. As aresult, the reader gains conceptual clarity reinforced by just theright level of technical detail to ensure a comprehensive exposureto the skills needed in the financial world.

  • Establishes a strong foundation for understanding globalmarkets
  • Acts as an invaluable resource for those considering a careerin the financial markets
  • Offers an accessible yet in-depth treatise on modern financialinstruments
  • Presents a logical navigational path for a typical student offinance who is attempting to come to terms with the intricacies ofthe subject

Covering the fundamentals of various types of assets in a singlevolume, Fundamentals of Financial Instruments is a compactyet comprehensive one-stop reference for students and professionalsin finance and economics.

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About the author (2011)

Sunil K. Parameswaran is a Professor of Finance at the T.A.Pai Management Institute in Manipal, where he anchors courses inthe area of Finance. His primary areas of interest are SecuritiesMarkets, Financial Derivatives, Fixed Income Securities,International Finance, and Banking. For the past seven years Dr.Parameswaran has also been a corporate trainer and managementconsultant. He has delivered training programs on Global SecuritiesMarkets and Global Banking to many multinational IT firms locatedin India including WIPRO Technologies, HCL Technologies, MINDTREEConsulting; JPMorgan Chase, Société Générale,ANZ Information Technology, and Kanbay (now a part of Cap Gemini).Dr. Parameswaran also has several years of teaching experience atleading business schools in the U.S., Singapore, Australia, andIndia.
Dr. Parameswaran obtained his Ph.D. in Finance from the FuquaSchool of Business at Duke University in North Carolina, U.S.A. Heobtained his M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management,Bangalore. A prolific writer, he has published several books,primarily in the field of Financial Derivatives.

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