Financial Times Guide to the Financial Markets eBook : 9780273730019

Financial Times Guide to the Financial Markets eBook

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About the book: From bestselling author Glen Arnold, this is a jargon-busting book that describes how financial markets work, where they are located and how they impact on everyday life. It assumes no specialised prior knowledge of finance theory and provides an authoritative and comprehensive run-down of the workings of the modern financial system.

Using real world examples from media such as the Financial Times, Arnold gives an international perspective on the financial markets with frequent comparisons in the workings of major financial centres such as the Bank of England and the City, the Federal Reserve System and Wall Street, the Japanese Central Bank, the European Central Bank and IMF and World Bank.

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Table of contents
  • Preface
  • Author's acknowledgments
  • Publisher's acknowledgements
  • Chapter 1 The purpose of financial markets
  • Chapter 2 An overview of the markets and institutions
  • Chapter 3 Banking: retail and corporate 
  • Chapter 4 Investment banking
  • Chapter 5 Other types of banking
  • Chapter 6 Central banking
  • Chapter 7 Pooled investment funds
  • Chapter 8 Insurance
  • Chapter 9 Money markets       
  • Chapter 10 Bond markets – governments and corporate
  • Chapter 11 Bond markets  - the more exotic
  • Chapter 12 Equity markets
  • Chapter 13 Raising share capital
  • Chapter 14 Futures markets
  • Chapter 15 Options and swaps
  • Chapter 16 Foreign exchange markets
  • Chapter 17 Hedge funds and private equity
  • Chapter 18 Regulation of the financial sector
  • Chapter 19 The financial crisis
  • Index
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