Readings in Financial Institution Management: Modern Techniques for a Global Industry

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Tom Valentine, Guy Ford
Allen & Unwin, 1999 - Business & Economics - 562 pages
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The market scope and centrality of financial institutions has grown immeasureably in the post-industrial economy. Correspondingly, the range and complexity of financial services is expanding. This volume collects articles from across the Asia-Pacific, exploring and explaining these complexities.

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The evolution of
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The credit evaluation and rating
Bank financial statements
A new look at calculating ROE
A powerful
Strategic management in Australian
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Theory of risk capital in financial
A critical issue
Measuring market risk within a bank
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The role of capital in financial
market risk
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Pricing financial
Internal pricing in financial
Commercial loan pricing
A loan pricing case study
The fixed rate home loan debacle
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A survey
Brochure Press case study
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Capital management
Capital concerns
Bank liquidity
The decline of duration
Why VAR is in vogue
A primer on asset securitization
Offbalance sheet activities
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Managing a trading
Managing trading operations
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Page 81 - This symbol is attached to the ratings of instruments with significant noncredit risks. It highlights risks to principal or volatility of expected returns which are not addressed in the credit rating. Examples include: obligations linked or indexed to equities, currencies, or commodities; obligations exposed to severe prepayment risk— such as interest-only or principalonly mortgage securities; and obligations with unusually risky interest terms, such as inverse floaters.
Page 82 - D" is in payment default. The "D" rating category is used when interest payments or principal payments are not made on the date due even if the applicable grace period has not expired, unless S&P believes that such payments will be made during the grace period. The "D...
Page 82 - BBB is regarded as having an adequate capacity to pay inter est and repay principal. Whereas it normally exhibits adequate protection parameters, adverse economic conditions or changing circumstances are more likely to lead to a weakened capacity to pay interest and repay principal for debt in this category than in higher rated categories. BB, B, CCC, CC, C Debt rated BB , B , CCC , CC and C...
Page 81 - CCC' is currently vulnerable to nonpayment, and is dependent upon favorable business, financial, and economic conditions for the obligor to meet its financial commitment on the obligation. In the event of adverse business, financial, or economic conditions, the obligor is not likely to have the capacity to meet its financial commitment on the obligation. CC An obligation rated 'CC' is currently highly vulnerable to nonpayment.
Page 19 - Office oversees the financial safety and soundness of the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) to ensure that they are adequately capitalized and operating safely.
Page 472 - Federal examination of financial institutions by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Office of Thrift Supervision and the National Credit Union Administration, and make recommendations to promote uniformity in the supervision of these financial institutions.
Page 153 - A good deal of the corporate planning I have observed is like a ritual rain dance; it has no effect on the weather that follows, but those who engage in it think it does.
Page 81 - BB but the obligor currently has the capacity to meet its financial commitment on the obligation. Adverse business, financial, or economic conditions will likely impair the obligor's capacity or willingness to meet its financial commitment on the obligation CCC An obligation rated CCC...
Page 82 - BB is less vulnerable to nonpayment than other speculative issues. However, it faces major ongoing uncertainties or exposure to adverse business, financial, or economic conditions which could lead to the obligor's inadequate capacity to meet its financial commitment on the obligation B An obligation rated B...
Page 81 - AA' to 'CCC' may be modified by the addition of a plus or minus Sign to show relative standing within the...

About the author (1999)

Tom Valentine is Professor and Dean of Commerce at University of Western Sydney Nepean, and is generally regarded to be the leading academic on banking in Australia, conducting seminars and internal bank courses throughout the region. Guy Ford is a senior lecturer at Charles Sturt University, and teaches by invitation at Macquarie University and University of Western Sydney.

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