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Finance - Concordia University Libraries Recent Acquisitions

Titles in the call number range HG (Finance) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.


  • The Canadian financial system since 1965 : competition and structural change / David W. Green
    HG 185.C2 G73

  • Can inflation be controlled?
    HG 538.M86

  • Dark matter credit : the development of peer-to-peer lending and banking in France / Philip T. Hoffman, Gilles Postel-Vinay, Jean-Laurent Rosenthal
    HG 3028 H64 2019eb

    How a vast network of shadow credit financed European growth long before the advent of banking

    Prevailing wisdom dictates that, without banks, countries would be mired in poverty. Yet somehow much of Europe managed to grow rich long before the diffusion of banks. Dark Matter Credit draws on centuries of cleverly collected loan data from France to reveal how credit abounded well before banks opened their doors. This incisive book shows how a vast system of shadow credit enabled nearly a third of French families to borrow in 1740, and by 1840 funded as much mortgage debt as the American banking system of the 1950s.

    Dark Matter Credit traces how this extensive private network outcompeted banks and thrived prior to World War I--not just in France but in Britain, Germany, and the United States--until killed off by government intervention after 1918. Overturning common assumptions about banks and economic growth, the book paints a revealing picture of an until-now hidden market of thousands of peer-to-peer loans made possible by a network of brokers who matched lenders with borrowers and certified the borrowers' creditworthiness.

    A major work of scholarship, Dark Matter Credit challenges widespread misperceptions about French economic history, such as the notion that banks proliferated slowly, and the idea that financial innovation was hobbled by French law. By documenting how intermediaries in the shadow credit market devised effective financial instruments, this compelling book provides new insights into how countries can develop and thrive today.


  • Noise : living and trading in electronic finance / Alex Preda
    HG 4621 P74 2017eb

  • Taking the floor : models, morals, and management in a Wall Street trading room / Daniel Beunza
    HG 4930.5 B48 2019eb

    Debates about financial reform have led to the recognition that a healthy financial system doesn't depend solely on how it is structured--organizational culture matters as well. Based on extensive research in a Wall Street derivatives-trading room, Taking the Floor considers how the culture of financial organizations might change in order for them to remain healthy, even in times of crises. In particular, Daniel Beunza explores how the extensive use of financial models and trading technologies over the recent decades has exerted a far-ranging and troubling influence on Wall Street. How have models reshaped financial markets? How have models altered moral behavior in organizations?

    Beunza takes readers behind the scenes in a bank unit that, within its firm, is widely perceived to be "a class act," and he considers how this trading room unit might serve as a blueprint solution for the ills of Wall Street's unsustainable culture. Beunza demonstrates that the integration of traders across desks reduces the danger of blind spots created by models. Warning against the risk of moral disengagement posed by the use of models, he also contends that such disengagement could be avoided by instituting moral norms and social relations.

    Providing a unique perspective on a complex subject, Taking the Floor profiles what an effective, responsible trading room can and should look like.


  • Globalizing capital : a history of the international monetary system / Barry Eichengreen
    HG 3881 E347 2019eb

    Essential reading for understanding the international economy--now thoroughly updated

    Lucid, accessible, and provocative, and now thoroughly updated to cover recent events that have shaken the global economy, Globalizing Capital is an indispensable account of the past 150 years of international monetary and financial history--from the classical gold standard to today's post-Bretton Woods "nonsystem." Bringing the story up to the present, this third edition covers the global financial crisis, the Greek bailout, the Euro crisis, the rise of China as a global monetary power, the renewed controversy over the international role of the U.S. dollar, and the currency war. Concise and nontechnical, and with a proven appeal to general readers, students, and specialists alike, Globalizing Capital is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand where the international economy has been--and where it may be going.


  • American bonds : how credit markets shaped a nation / Sarah L. Quinn
    HG 4936 Q56 2019eb

    How the American government has long used financial credit programs to create economic opportunities

    Federal housing finance policy and mortgage-backed securities have gained widespread attention in recent years because of the 2008 financial crisis, but issues of government credit have been part of American life since the nation's founding. From the 1780s, when a watershed national land credit policy was established, to the postwar foundations of our current housing finance system, American Bonds examines the evolution of securitization and federal credit programs. Sarah Quinn shows that since the Westward expansion, the U.S. government has used financial markets to manage America's complex social divides, and politicians and officials across the political spectrum have turned to land sales, home ownership, and credit to provide economic opportunity without the appearance of market intervention or direct wealth redistribution.

    Highly technical systems, securitization, and credit programs have been fundamental to how Americans determined what they could and should owe one another. Over time, government officials embraced credit as a political tool that allowed them to navigate an increasingly complex and fractured political system, affirming the government's role as a consequential and creative market participant. Neither intermittent nor marginal, credit programs supported the growth of powerful industries, from railroads and farms to housing and finance; have been used for disaster relief, foreign policy, and military efforts; and were promoters of amortized mortgages, lending abroad, venture capital investment, and mortgage securitization.

    Illuminating America's market-heavy social policies, American Bonds illustrates how political institutions became involved in the nation's lending practices.


  • Holding bankers to account : a decade of market manipulation, regulatory failures and regulatory reforms / Oonagh McDonald
    HG 1573 M33 2019eb

  • Adaptive markets : financial evolution at the speed of thought / Andrew W. Lo ; with a new afterword by the author
    HG 4637 L6 2019eb

    A new, evolutionary explanation of markets and investor behavior

    Half of all Americans have money in the stock market, yet economists can't agree on whether investors and markets are rational and efficient, as modern financial theory assumes, or irrational and inefficient, as behavioral economists believe. The debate is one of the biggest in economics, and the value or futility of investment management and financial regulation hangs on the answer. In this groundbreaking book, Andrew Lo transforms the debate with a powerful new framework in which rationality and irrationality coexist--the Adaptive Markets Hypothesis. Drawing on psychology, evolutionary biology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and other fields, Adaptive Markets shows that the theory of market efficiency is incomplete. When markets are unstable, investors react instinctively, creating inefficiencies for others to exploit. Lo's new paradigm explains how financial evolution shapes behavior and markets at the speed of thought--a fact revealed by swings between stability and crisis, profit and loss, and innovation and regulation. An ambitious new answer to fundamental questions about economics and investing, Adaptive Markets is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how markets really work.


  • Digital Cash The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Utopians, and Technologists Who Created Cryptocurrency / Finn Brunton
    HG 1710 D55 2019eb

    The fascinating untold story of digital cash and its creators--from experiments in the 1970s to the mania over Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

    Bitcoin may appear to be a revolutionary form of digital cash without precedent or prehistory. In fact, it is only the best-known recent experiment in a long line of similar efforts going back to the 1970s. But the story behind cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and its blockchain technology has largely been untold--until now. In Digital Cash , Finn Brunton reveals how technological utopians and political radicals created experimental money to bring about their visions of the future: protecting privacy or bringing down governments, preparing for apocalypse or launching a civilization of innovation and abundance that would make its creators immortal.

    The incredible story of the pioneers of cryptocurrency takes us from autonomous zones on the high seas to the world's most valuable dump, from bank runs to idea coupons, from time travelers in a San Francisco bar to the pattern securing every twenty-dollar bill, and from marketplaces for dangerous secrets to a tank of frozen heads awaiting revival in the far future. Along the way, Digital Cash explores the hard questions and challenges that these innovators faced: How do we learn to trust and use different kinds of money? What makes digital objects valuable? How does currency prove itself as real to us? What would it take to make a digital equivalent to cash, something that could be created but not forged, exchanged but not copied, and which reveals nothing about its users?

    Filled with marvelous characters, stories, and ideas, Digital Cash is an engaging and accessible account of the strange origins and remarkable technologies behind today's cryptocurrency explosion.


  • Patient capital : the challenges and promises of long-term investing / Victoria Ivashina and Josh Lerner
    HG4521eb

    How to overcome barriers to the long-term investments that are essential for solving the world's biggest problems

    There has never been a greater need for long-term investments to tackle the world's most difficult problems, such as climate change and decaying infrastructure. And it is increasingly unlikely that the public sector will be willing or able to fill this gap. If these critical needs are to be met, the major pools of long-term, patient capital--including pensions, sovereign wealth funds, university endowments, and wealthy individuals and families--will have to play a large role. In this accessible and authoritative account of long-term capital investment, two leading experts on the subject, Harvard Business School professors Victoria Ivashina and Josh Lerner, highlight the significant hurdles facing long-term investors and propose concrete ways to overcome these difficulties.

    Presenting the best evidence in an engaging way by using memorable stories and examples, Patient Capital describes how large investors increasingly want and need long-run investments that have the potential to deliver greater returns than those in the public markets. Yet success in such investments has been the exception. Performance has suffered from both the limitations of investors and the internal structure of their fund managers, often resulting in the wrong incentives and a lack of long-term planning.

    Yet the challenges facing long-term investors can be surmounted and the rewards are potentially large, both for investors and society as a whole. Patient Capital shows how to make long-term investment work better for everyone.


  • Songs of profit, songs of loss : private equity, wealth, and inequality / Daniel Scott Souleles
    HG 4751 S65 2019eb
    Since the early 1980s, private equity investors have heralded and shepherded massive changes in American capitalism. From outsourcing to excessive debt taking, private equity investment helped normalize once-taboo business strategies while growing into an over $3 trillion industry in control of thousands of companies and millions of workers. Daniel Scott Souleles opens a window into the rarefied world of private equity investing through ethnographic fieldwork on private equity financiers. Songs of Profit, Songs of Loss documents how and why investors buy, manage, and sell the companies that they do; presents the ins and outs of private equity deals, management, and valuation; and explains the historical context that gave rise to private equity and other forms of investor-led capitalism.

    In addition to providing invaluable ethnographic insight, Songs of Profit, Songs of Loss is also an anthropological study of inequality as Souleles connects the core components of financial capitalism to economic disparities. Souleles uses local ideas of "value" and "time" to frame the ways private equity investors comprehend their work and to show how they justify the prosperity and poverty they create. Throughout, Souleles argues that understanding private equity investors as contrasted with others in society writ large is essential to fully understanding private equity within the larger context of capitalism in the United States.

  • Darkness by design : the hidden power in global capital markets / Walter Mattli
    HG 3881 M37 2019eb

    An exposé of fragmented trading platforms, poor governance, and exploitative practices in today's capital markets

    Capital markets have undergone a dramatic transformation in the past two decades. Algorithmic high-speed supercomputing has replaced traditional floor trading and human market makers, while centralized exchanges that once ensured fairness and transparency have fragmented into a dizzying array of competing exchanges and trading platforms. Darkness by Design exposes the unseen perils of market fragmentation and "dark" markets, some of which are deliberately designed to enable the transfer of wealth from the weak to the powerful.

    Walter Mattli traces the fall of the traditional exchange model of the NYSE, the world's leading stock market in the twentieth century, showing how it has come to be supplanted by fragmented markets whose governance is frequently set up to allow unscrupulous operators to exploit conflicts of interest at the expense of an unsuspecting public. Market makers have few obligations, market surveillance is neglected or impossible, enforcement is ineffective, and new technologies are not necessarily used to improve oversight but to offer lucrative preferential market access to select clients in ways that are often hidden. Mattli argues that power politics is central in today's fragmented markets. He sheds critical light on how the redistribution of power and influence has created new winners and losers in capital markets and lays the groundwork for sensible reforms to combat shady trading schemes and reclaim these markets for the long-term benefit of everyone.

    Essential reading for anyone with money in the stock market, Darkness by Design challenges the conventional view of markets and reveals the troubling implications of unchecked market power for the health of the global economy and society as a whole.


  • Credit where it's due : rethinking financial citizenship / Frederick F. Wherry, Kristin S. Seefeldt, and Anthony S. Alvarez
    HG 3755 W445 2019eb
    An estimated 45 million adults in the U.S. lack a credit score at time when credit invisibility can reduce one's ability to rent a home, find employment, or secure a mortgage or loan. As a result, individuals without credit--who are disproportionately African American and Latino--often lead separate and unequal financial lives. Yet, as sociologists and public policy experts Frederick Wherry, Kristin Seefeldt, and Anthony Alvarez argue, many people who are not recognized within the financial system engage in behaviors that indicate their credit worthiness. How might institutions acknowledge these practices and help these people emerge from the financial shadows? In Credit Where It's Due , the authors evaluate an innovative model of credit-building and advocate for a new understanding of financial citizenship, or participation in a financial system that fosters social belonging, dignity, and respect.

    Wherry, Seefeldt, and Alvarez tell the story of the Mission Asset Fund, a San Francisco-based organization that assists mostly low- and moderate-income people of color with building credit. The Mission Asset Fund facilitates zero-interest lending circles, which have been practiced by generations of immigrants, but have gone largely unrecognized by mainstream financial institutions. Participants decide how the circles are run and how they will use their loans, and the organization reports their clients' lending activity to credit bureaus. As the authors show, this system not only helps clients build credit, but also allows them to manage debt with dignity, have some say in the creation of financial products, and reaffirm their sense of social membership. The authors delve into the history of racial wealth inequality in the U.S. to show that for many black and Latino households, credit invisibility is not simply a matter of individual choices or inadequate financial education. Rather, financial marginalization is the result of historical policies that enabled predatory lending, discriminatory banking and housing practices, and the rollback of regulatory protections for first-time homeowners.

    To rectify these inequalities, the authors propose common sense regulations to protect consumers from abuse alongside new initiatives that provide seed capital for every child, create affordable short-term loans, and ensure that financial institutions treat low- and moderate-income clients with equal respect. By situating the successes of the Mission Asset Fund in the larger history of credit and debt, Credit Where It's Due shows how to prioritize financial citizenship for all.

  • Dark matter credit : the development of peer-to-peer lending and banking in France / Philip T. Hoffman, Gilles Postel-Vinay, Jean-Laurent Rosenthal
    HG 3028 H64 2019eb

    How a vast network of shadow credit financed European growth long before the advent of banking

    Prevailing wisdom dictates that, without banks, countries would be mired in poverty. Yet somehow much of Europe managed to grow rich long before the diffusion of banks. Dark Matter Credit draws on centuries of cleverly collected loan data from France to reveal how credit abounded well before banks opened their doors. This incisive book shows how a vast system of shadow credit enabled nearly a third of French families to borrow in 1740, and by 1840 funded as much mortgage debt as the American banking system of the 1950s.

    Dark Matter Credit traces how this extensive private network outcompeted banks and thrived prior to World War I--not just in France but in Britain, Germany, and the United States--until killed off by government intervention after 1918. Overturning common assumptions about banks and economic growth, the book paints a revealing picture of an until-now hidden market of thousands of peer-to-peer loans made possible by a network of brokers who matched lenders with borrowers and certified the borrowers' creditworthiness.

    A major work of scholarship, Dark Matter Credit challenges widespread misperceptions about French economic history, such as the notion that banks proliferated slowly, and the idea that financial innovation was hobbled by French law. By documenting how intermediaries in the shadow credit market devised effective financial instruments, this compelling book provides new insights into how countries can develop and thrive today.


  • Bankers and Bolsheviks : international finance and the Russian Revolution / Hassan Malik
    HG 186 R8M315 2018eb

    Following an unprecedented economic boom fed by foreign investment, the Russian Revolution triggered the worst sovereign default in history. Bankers and Bolsheviks tells the dramatic story of this boom and bust, chronicling the forgotten experiences of leading financiers of the age.

    Shedding critical new light on the decision making of the powerful personalities who acted as the gatekeepers of international finance, Hassan Malik narrates how they channeled foreign capital into Russia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. While economists have long relied on quantitative analysis to grapple with questions relating to the drivers of cross-border capital flows, Malik adopts a historical approach, drawing on banking and government archives in four countries. The book provides rare insights into the thinking of influential figures in world finance as they sought to navigate one of the most challenging and lucrative markets of the first modern age of globalization.

    Bankers and Bolsheviks reveals how a complex web of factors--from government interventions to competitive dynamics and cultural influences--drove a large inflow of capital during this tumultuous period in world history. This gripping book demonstrates how the realms of finance and politics--of bankers and Bolsheviks--grew increasingly intertwined, and how investing in Russia became a political act with unforeseen repercussions.


  • Investing in financial research : a decision-making system for better results / Cheryl Strauss Einhorn ; foreword by Tony Blair
    HG 152 E55 2019eb

    Finalist in the Business/Personal Finance category of the 2019 International Book Awards

    Every day, people around the world make financial decisions. They choose to invest in a stock, sell their holdings in a mutual fund or buy a condominium. These decisions are complex and financially tricky--even for financial professionals. But the literature available on financial research is dated and narrowly focused without any real practical application. Until now there's been a gap in the literature: a book that shows you how to conduct a step by step comprehensive financial investigation that ends in a decision.

    This book gives you that how.

    Investing in Financial Research is a guidebook for conducting financial investigations and lays out Cheryl Strauss Einhorn's AREA Method--a research and decision-making system that uniquely controls for bias, focuses on the incentives of others and expands knowledge while improving judgement--and applies it to investigating financial situations. AREA is applicable to all sorts of financial sleuthing, whether for investment analysis or investigative journalism. It allows you to be the expert in your own life.

    The AREA Method provides you with:
    *Defined tasks that guide and focus your research on your vision of success;
    *A structure that isolates your sources, giving you insight into their perspectives, biases and incentives;
    *Investigative resources, tips and techniques to upgrade your research and analysis beyond document-based sources;
    *Exercises to foster creativity and originality in your thinking;
    *A sequence and framework that brings your disparate pieces of research together to build your confidence and conviction about your financial decision.


  • Taming Japan's deflation : the debate over unconventional monetary policy / Gene Park, Saori N. Katada, Giacomo Chiozza, and Yoshiko Kojo
    HG 1275 P27 2018eb

    Bolder economic policy could have addressed the persistent bouts of deflation in post-bubble Japan, write Gene Park, Saori N. Katada, Giacomo Chiozza, and Yoshiko Kojo in Taming Japan's Deflation . Despite warnings from economists, intense political pressure, and well-articulated unconventional policy options to address this problem, Japan's central bank, the Bank of Japan (BOJ), resisted taking the bold actions that the authors believe would have significantly helped.

    With Prime Minister Abe Shinzo's return to power, Japan finally shifted course at the start of 2013 with the launch of Abenomics--an economic agenda to reflate the economy--and Abe's appointment of new leadership at the BOJ. As Taming Japan's Deflation shows, the BOJ's resistance to experimenting with bolder policy stemmed from entrenched policy ideas that were hostile to activist monetary policy. The authors explain how these policy ideas evolved over the course of the BOJ's long history and gained dominance because of the closed nature of the broader policy network.

    The explanatory power of policy ideas and networks suggests a basic inadequacy in the dominant framework for analysis of
    the politics of monetary policy derived from the literature on central bank independence. This approach privileges the interaction between political principals and their supposed agents, central bankers; but Taming Japan's Deflation shows clearly that central bankers' views, shaped by ideas and institutions, can be decisive in determining monetary policy. Through a combination of institutional analysis, quantitative empirical tests, in-depth case studies, and structured comparison of Japan with other countries, the authors show that, ultimately, the decision to adopt aggressive monetary policy depends largely on the bankers' established policy ideas and policy network.


  • CRISIS CULTURES the rise of finance in Mexico and Brazil
    HG 185 M6W553 2019

  • The bank war and the partisan press : newspapers, financial institutions, and the post office in Jacksonian America / Stephen W. Campbell
    HG 2525 C26 2019
    President Andrew Jackson's conflict with the Second Bank of the United States was one of the most consequential political struggles in the early nineteenth century. A fight over the bank's reauthorization, the Bank War, provoked fundamental disagreements over the role of money in politics, competing constitutional interpretations, equal opportunity in the face of a state-sanctioned monopoly, and the importance of financial regulation--all of which cemented emerging differences between Jacksonian Democrats and Whigs. As Stephen W. Campbell argues here, both sides in the Bank War engaged interregional communications networks funded by public and private money. The first reappraisal of this political turning point in US history in almost fifty years, The Bank War and the Partisan Press advances a new interpretation by focusing on the funding and dissemination of the party press.

    Drawing on insights from the fields of political history, the history of journalism, and financial history, The Bank War and the Partisan Press brings to light a revolving cast of newspaper editors, financiers, and postal workers who appropriated the financial resources of preexisting political institutions--and even created new ones--to enrich themselves and further their careers. The bank propagated favorable media and tracked public opinion through its system of branch offices while the Jacksonians did the same by harnessing the patronage networks of the Post Office. Campbell's work contextualizes the Bank War within larger political and economic developments at the national and international levels. Its focus on the newspaper business documents the transition from a seemingly simple question of renewing the bank's charter to a multisided, nationwide sensation that sorted the US public into ideologically polarized political parties. In doing so, The Bank War and the Partisan Press shows how the conflict played out on the ground level in various states--in riots, duels, raucous public meetings, politically orchestrated bank runs, arson, and assassination attempts. The resulting narrative moves beyond the traditional boxing match between Jackson and bank president Nicholas Biddle, balancing political institutions with individual actors, and business practices with party attitudes.

  • The promise and peril of credit : what a forgotten legend about Jews and finance tells us about the making of European commercial society / Francesca Trivellato
    HG 3729 E85T75 2019

    How an antisemitic legend gave voice to widespread fears surrounding the expansion of private credit in Western capitalism

    The Promise and Peril of Credit takes an incisive look at pivotal episodes in the West's centuries-long struggle to define the place of private finance in the social and political order. It does so through the lens of a persistent legend about Jews and money that reflected the anxieties surrounding the rise of impersonal credit markets.

    By the close of the Middle Ages, new and sophisticated credit instruments made it easier for European merchants to move funds across the globe. Bills of exchange were by far the most arcane of these financial innovations. Intangible and written in a cryptic language, they fueled world trade but also lured naive investors into risky businesses. Francesca Trivellato recounts how the invention of these abstruse credit contracts was falsely attributed to Jews, and how this story gave voice to deep-seated fears about the unseen perils of the new paper economy. She locates the legend's earliest version in a seventeenth-century handbook on maritime law and traces its legacy all the way to the work of the founders of modern social theory--from Marx to Weber and Sombart.

    Deftly weaving together economic, legal, social, cultural, and intellectual history, Trivellato vividly describes how Christian writers drew on the story to define and redefine what constituted the proper boundaries of credit in a modern world increasingly dominated by finance.


  • The story of silver : how the white metal shaped America and the modern world / William L. Silber
    HG301

    How silver influenced two hundred years of world history, and why it matters today

    This is the story of silver's transformation from soft money during the nineteenth century to hard asset today, and how manipulations of the white metal by American president Franklin D. Roosevelt during the 1930s and by the richest man in the world, Texas oil baron Nelson Bunker Hunt, during the 1970s altered the course of American and world history. FDR pumped up the price of silver to help jump start the U.S. economy during the Great Depression, but this move weakened China, which was then on the silver standard, and facilitated Japan's rise to power before World War II. Bunker Hunt went on a silver-buying spree during the 1970s to protect himself against inflation and triggered a financial crisis that left him bankrupt.

    Silver has been the preferred shelter against government defaults, political instability, and inflation for most people in the world because it is cheaper than gold. The white metal has been the place to hide when conventional investments sour, but it has also seduced sophisticated investors throughout the ages like a siren. This book explains how powerful figures, up to and including Warren Buffett, have come under silver's thrall, and how its history guides economic and political decisions in the twenty-first century.


  • From Willard Straight to Wall Street : a memoir / Thomas W. Jones
    HG 172 J66J66 2019

  • FinTech, BigTech and Banks : Digitalisation and Its Impact on Banking Business Models / Alessandra Tanda, Cristiana-Maria Schena
    HG1501-HG3550HD28-70

  • Contingent convertible bonds, corporate hybrid securities and preferred shares : instruments, regulation, management / Marcin Liberadzki and Kamil Liberadzki
    HG 4652 L53 2019eb

  • The Brownian Motion A Rigorous but Gentle Introduction for Economists / by Andreas Löffler, Lutz Kruschwitz
    QA274.75

  • New perspectives of profit smoothing : empirical evidence from China / Domitilla Magni
    HG 4028 P7M34 2019eb

  • Effective investments on capital markets : 10th Capital Market Effective Investments Conference (CMEI 2018) / Waldemar Tarczyński, Kesra Nermend, editors
    HG 4523 C37 2018

  • Utilization of soft information on bank performance : the roles of relationship lending in competitive local markets / Tadanori Yosano and Takayoshi Nakaoka
    HG1642.J3

  • Stock market short-termism : law, regulation, and reform / Kim M. Willey ; foreword by Martin Lipton
    HG 4523 W55 2019

  • Emerging challenges and innovations in microfinance and financial inclusion / edited by Michael O'Connor & Joan Silva Afonso
    HG178.3

  • The future of finance : the impact of FinTech, AI, and crypto on financial services / Henri Arslanian, Fabrice Fischer
    HG173

  • The Japanese Central Banking System compared with its European and American counterparts : a new institutional economics approach / Yoshiharu Oritani
    HG 3324 O75 2019eb

  • Modern Islamic investment management : principles and practices / Mohd Ma'Sum Billah
    HG5818.A3

  • Global investments / Bruno Solnik & Dennis McLeavey
    HG 4538 S52 2009
    For courses in International Investment.

    Global Investments, the Sixth Edition of the previously titled International Investments, provides accessible coverage of international capital markets using numerous examples to illustrate the applications of concepts and theories. The new title reflects the current understanding that the distinction between domestic and international is no longer relevant and that asset management is global.
    This book is ideal for CFA® (Chartered Financial Analyst) candidates, advanced finance undergraduates, and MBA individuals, and it has been selected by the CFA Institute as part of the curriculum to deliver the Candidate Body of Knowledge for the CFA. The text is also widely used by professionals working in the investments area, as the level is accessible to readers and portfolio managers without recent training in portfolio theory.

  • Statistics of financial markets : an introduction / Jürgen Franke, Wolfgang Härdle, Christian M. Hafner
    HG176.5

  • International capital flows and the Lucas Paradox : patterns, determinants, and debates / Muhammad Akhtaruzzaman
    HG3891

  • Understanding Corporate Risk : A Study of Risk Measurement, Disclosure and Governance / M.V. Shivaani, P.K. Jain, Surendra S. Yadav
    HG 4026 S45 2019

  • Frontier topics in banking : investigating new trends and recent developments in the financial industry / Elisabetta Gualandri, Valeria Venturelli, Alex Sclip, editors
    HG 1601 F76 2019

  • Built on value : the Huawei philosophy of finance management / Weiwei Huang
    HG 4026 H83 2019

  • Mexican banks and foreign finance : from internationalization to financial crisis, 1973-1982 / Sebastian Alvarez
    HG2714

  • Financial and accounting principles in Islamic finance / Samir Alamad
    HG 187.4 A43 2019

  • Raising capital on Ṣukūk markets : structural, legal and regulatory issues / Salim Al-Ali
    HG5818.A3

  • Islamic finance in Europe : a cross analysis of 10 European countries / edited by Mohyedine Hajjar
    HG187.4

  • Contemporary trends and challenges in finance : proceedings from the 4th Wroclaw International Conference in Finance / Krzysztof Jajuga, Hermann Locarek-Junge, Lucjan T. Orłowski, Karsten Staehr, editors
    HG 63 W76 2018

  • Stochastic dominance option pricing : an alternative approach to option market research / Stylianos Perrakis
    HG6024.A3

  • Tailored wealth management : exploring the cause and effect of financial success / Niall J. Gannon
    HG179

  • Retail investor in focus : the Indian IPO experience / Parimala Veluvali
    HG 187 I4V45 2019

  • Mathematics of investment and credit / Samuel A. Broverman, ASA, Ph. D., University of Toronto
    HG 4515.3 B76 2017
    "Provides a thorough treatment of the theory of interest, and its application to a wide variety of financial instruments. It emphasizes a direct-calculation approach to reaching numerical results, and uses a gentle, thorough pedagogic style"--

  • Central bank policy : theory and practice / Perry Warjiyo, and Solikin M. Juhro
    HG 1811 W37 2019eb
    Central Bank Policy: Theory and Practice analyses policies and practices adopted by central banks globally, as well as the institutional arrangements underlying the principles of good governance in policymaking.
    Discussion focuses on philosophical and conceptual theories that have key implications for central bank policy making and findings are supported by relevant quantitative analyses and case studies reflecting recent issues with respect to centralized financial policy making, including the adoption of the Inflation Targeting Framework in Indonesia.
    The book bridges the gap between theory and practice within the central bank policy framework by going beyond the rapidity of theoretical developments to address lesser known and understood policy practices, such as the Flexible Inflation Targeting Framework and macroprudential policy.
    With wide ranging scope and in-depth materials presented, alongside the authors' extensive experiences and involvement in the policymaking process at Bank Indonesia, Central Bank Policy is a vital practical tool and reference aid for policymakers, practitioners and academic researchers in the area of financial, banking, and monetary policies.

  • Understanding the investor : a Maltese study of risk and behavior in financial investment decisions / Antonietta Bonello ; edited by Simon Grima, and Jonathan Spiteri
    HG 179.5 B66 2019eb
    In finance, understanding investors and their motivations is key for any business and policy-maker. Analyzing financial decisions and investor behavior can shed light on the major characteristics and variables behind trading decisions, giving researchers and investors a better understanding of the influences that affect the stock market. Understanding the Investor: A Maltese Study of Risk and Behavior in Financial Investment Decisions offers a nuanced view of the Maltese investor and the Malta Stock Exchange. In this in-depth study, author Antonietta Bonello explores the major risk appetite and tolerance characteristics of decision-taking for local financial investors. With foreign direct investment (FDI) growing by around 21% between 2014-2017, Malta's investment activities can be seen and used as an example of actual investment decisions taken by active investors. Looking across investor expectations, return of income, risk and loss aversions, disposition effect, financial literacy and overconfidence, Bonello offers an exciting perspective on investors in Malta, and the implications of this on the wider financial world. For individual investors and researchers in the area of personal finance, this new case study offers an in-depth look at investor behavior, allowing readers to understand the motivations behind emerging investment trends and to draw far-reaching conclusions on how best to prepare for upcoming challenges in financial investment.

  • Asia-Pacific contemporary finance and development / edited by William A. Barnett, and Bruno S. Sergi
    HG 187 P16A85 2019eb
    Asia-Pacific Contemporary Finance and Development collects a well-informed range of fourteen chapters, investigating banking, finance, production, and consumer sectors that are vital shares of modern economies and definitive drivers of growth in the Asia-Pacific economies. The chapters, authored by internationally renowned and experienced academics, showcase the most updated economic and entrepreneurial dynamism in the Asia-Pacific, a large and thriving region that is recognized as a driving force of innovation and economic growth worldwide. From the TPP and the U.S., to short-term cross-currency basis swap and Japanese government bond markets, and from volatility and risk-taking firms and corporate diversification strategy and the political effects of the Corporate Social Responsibility, to consumption propensity and entrepreneurship, this volume of The International Symposia in Economic Theory and Econometrics explores and investigates contemporary challenges and issues facing the Asia-Pacific economies. For researchers and students of economics and finance, this volume is a fascinating exploration of emerging topics in one the fastest growing economies in the world.

  • Health and labor markets / edited by Solomon W. Polachek, and Konstantinos Tatsiramos
    HG 9383 H43 2019eb
    A country's economic productivity is directly related to the health of its workforce. Thus, how a nation allocates resources to the physical health of its population is of vital importance in establishing the economic well-being of its citizens. This volume contains nine original and innovative articles that investigate the relationship between a nation's health policies, employee health and resulting labor market outcomes. Topics include the direct link between employees' health and wages, the employment impact of an unfavorable health shock, the relationship between job insecurity and a worker's mental health, the effect of career disruptions on already chronically ill workers, the consequences of arbitrary health insurance disenrollments, the impact of reducing publically available sick day benefits, the repercussions of increasing employers' sick pay benefits on absenteeism, the relationship between economic conditions and opioid abuse, and the consequences of parental migration on children's health. For researchers and students of labor economics, or anyone interested in understanding how a country's health policies affect its economic productivity, this volume is a fundamental text.

  • How to Eat an Elephant: Achieving Financial Success One Bite at a Time Wiginton, Frank
    HG179
    Take control of your personal finances?one bite at atime

    Getting your financial house in order is a big job. At first,you might even feel like you've bitten off more than you can chew.But don't give up! In How to Eat an Elephant , you'll gainvital understanding of important personal finance basics in justone day a month. Rather than tackle the beast in one bite, you'llmaster it a little bit at a time. Supported by online resources,tools, and reports, you'll complete fundamental tasks and gainfundamental understanding in an orderly and effective way.

    With practical, easy-to-understand guidance, this book will showyou how to reduce your debt and save on interest; improve yourunderstanding of personal finance basics and gain new confidence;reduce stress and anxiety about your money; and use powerful onlinetools to organize all your financial information.

    Offers a structured, non-intimidating approach to personalfinance that can be mastered in four hours a month Covers vital topics like budgeting, life insurance, investmentproducts, retirement planning, wills and powers of attorney, andmuch more Written by Frank Wiginton, one of Canada?s best-knownpersonal finance speakers and gurus

    If it's time to take charge of your financial life, look nofurther. How to Eat an Elephant offers real solutions thatwill save you time, money, and headaches.


  • Portfolio and investment analysis with SAS : financial modeling techniques for optimization / John B. Guerard, Ganlin Xu, Ziwei Wang
    HG4521
    Choose statistically significant stock selection models using SAS® Portfolio and Investment Analysis with SAS®: Financial Modeling Techniques for Optimization is an introduction to using SAS to choose statistically significant stock selection models, create mean-variance efficient portfolios, and aggressively invest to maximize the geometric mean. Based on the pioneering portfolio selection techniques of Harry Markowitz and others, this book shows that maximizing the geometric mean maximizes the utility of final wealth. The authors draw on decades of experience as teachers and practitioners of financial modeling to bridge the gap between theory and application. Using real-world data, the book illustrates the concept of risk-return analysis and explains why intelligent investors prefer stocks over bonds. The authors first explain how to build expected return models based on expected earnings data, valuation ratios, and past stock price performance using PROC ROBUSTREG. They then show how to construct and manage portfolios by combining the expected return and risk models. Finally, readers learn how to perform hypothesis testing using Bayesian methods to add confidence when data mining from large financial databases.

  • Blockchain for business : discover how blockchain networks are transforming companies, driving growth, and creating new business models / Jai Singh Arun, Jerry Cuomo, Nitin Gaur ; foreword by Don Tapscott
    HG1710

  • Blockchain for business 2019 : a user-friendly introduction to blockchain technology and its business applications / Peter Lipovyanov
    HG1710

  • Ripple quick start guide : get started with XRP and develop applications on Ripple's blockchain / Febin John James
    HG1710

  • Hands-on machine learning for algorithmic trading : design and implement investment strategies based on smart algorithms that learn from data using Python / Stefan Jansen
    HG104

  • Programming Bitcoin : Learn How to Program Bitcoin from Scratch / Jimmy Song
    HG 1710 S652019

  • Fintech, open source, and emerging markets : digital banking for everyone / Cornelia Lévy-Bencheton
    HG173

  • Design in venture capital : how design drives investment and company success / Irene Au
    HG4751

  • Evolving architectures of fintech : structuring a new generation of financial services with modular software and agile development strategies / Mike Barlow
    HG173

  • Data, money, and regulation : the innovative dilemma / Cornelia Lévy-Bencheton
    HG173

  • Fast forward investing : how to profit from artificial intelligence, robotics, and other technologies reshaping our lives / Jon D. Markman
    HG4529

  • Tokenomics : the crypto shift of blockchains, ICOs, and tokens / Sean Au & Thomas Power
    HG1710

  • Introduction to Blockchain and Ethereum : use distributed ledgers to validate digital transactions in a decentralized and trustless manner / Fatima Castiglione Maldonado
    HG1710

    Build distributed applications that resolve data ownership issues when working with transactions between multiple parties

    Key Features Explore a perfect balance between theories and hands-on activities Discover popular Blockchain use cases such as Bitcoin Create your first smart contract in Solidity for Ethereum Book Description

    Blockchain applications provide a single-shared ledger to eliminate trust issues involving multiple stakeholders. With the help of Introduction to Blockchain and Ethereum, you'll learn how to create distributed Blockchain applications which do not depend on a central server or datacenter. The course begins by explaining Bitcoin, Altcoins, and Ethereum, followed by taking you through distributed programming using the Solidity language on the Ethereum Blockchain. By the end of this course, you'll be able to write, compile, and deploy your own smart contracts to the Ethereum Blockchain.

    What you will learn Grasp Blockchain concepts such as private and public keys, addresses, wallets, and hashes Send and analyze transactions in the Ethereum Rinkeby test network Compile and deploy your own ERC20-compliant smart contracts and tokens Test your smart contracts using MyEtherWallet Create a distributed web interface for your contract Combine Solidity and JavaScript to create your very own decentralized application Who this book is for

    Introduction to Blockchain and Ethereum is ideal for you if you want to get to grips with Blockchain technology and develop your own distributed applications with smart contracts written in Solidity. Prior exposure to an object-oriented programming language such as JavaScript is needed, as you'll cover the basics before getting straight to work.


  • The Wall Street MBA : your personal crash course in corporate finance / Reuben Advani
    HG4026

  • Hands-on Bitcoin programming with Python : build powerful online payment centric applications with Python / Harish Kumar Garg
    HG1710

  • Learn Bitcoin and blockchain : understanding blockchain and Bitcoin architecture to build decentralized applications / Kirankalyan Kulkarni
    HG1710

  • In their own hands : how savings groups are revolutionizing development / Jeffrey Ashe with Kyla Jagger Neilan
    HG3550
    Two and a half billion people worldwide, most of them desperately poor villagers, need a better way to save and to borrow. Even the most innovative banking institutions can't reach them; savings groups can.
    In savings groups, members save what they can in a communal pot and loan their growing fund to each other for their short-term needs. Jeffrey Ashe and Kyla Neilan illustrate how these savings groups form and function and how little "outside" support is actually required for their success. Drawing on decades of Ashe's personal experience, this book describes how he developed Saving for Change, which leveraged the wisdom and strength of group members to train and establish new groups. This model has impacted the lives of 680,000 people across five countries.
    Savings groups are a "catalytic innovation" that bypasses subsidies, dependency, and high costs while effectively reducing chronic hunger, building assets, and empowering the community. Today, saving groups have 9 million members around the globe--with minimal support, membership could grow to ten times this number.

  • The six secrets of raising capital : an insider's guide for entrepreneurs / Bill Fisher
    HG4027.6
    Based on Bill Fisher's three-day seminars that regularly sell out all over the world, this book offers the kind of capital-raising street smarts no entrepreneur can do without. As a banker in Silicon Valley in the '80s and a businessman who founded a number of successful companies beginning in the '90s, Fisher has seen firsthand the kind of rookie mistakes aspiring entrepreneurs make that end up stopping them before they have a chance to get started.

    Fisher looks at six traditional steps in the capital-raising process and digs beneath the surface to expose subtle but critical aspects of each-knowledge that, until now, could come only with experience. For example, entrepreneurs believe that great business ideas get funded. Not true-just look at the failure rates of venture-backed companies. Great business stories get funded, and all great business stories have a similar construction and shape. And of course the entrepreneur needs an investor, but each investor comes with his or her own personality issues. You need the right match for long-term success, not just whoever is waving the biggest check-a temptation that is easy for cash-strapped entrepreneurs to succumb to. Having this book is like going into your investor meetings with a trusted advisor who knows all the ins and outs of raising capital.

  • Blockchain : kurz & gut / Kai Brünnler
    HG221

  • Blockchain quick reference : a guide to exploring decentralized blockchain application development / Brenn Hill, Samanyu Chopra, Paul Valencourt
    HG1710

  • Ethereum projects for beginners : build blockchain-based cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, and DApps / Kenny Vaneetvelde
    HG1710

  • Personal finance with Python : using pandas, Requests, and Recurrent / Max Humber
    HG179

  • Getting back to business : why modern portfolio theory fails investors and how you can bring common sense to your portfolio / Daniel Peris
    HG4529.5
    Modern Portfolio Theory has been failing investors for decades. Here's a common-sense, business-based alternative to generate the income streams that you need for retirement.
    Created in the 1950s, Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT) was created as an academic exercise and reflects the conditions of the 1950s and 1960s, not the state of your retirement account. A half century later, MPT has outlived its usefulness and is leading investors astray.
    Balancing historical evidence with a practitioner's real-world expertise, Getting Back to Business demonstrates why you need to drop MPT and instead apply the kind standards that drive the business decisions we all make--cash return on cash investments. Author Daniel Peris focuses on cash generation and distributions, clearly illustrating the difference between investing --what businesspeople try to do day in and day out--and speculation --what all too many individuals and institutions end up doing with their portfolios. The former, he convincingly argues, leads to better strategic investment decisions and financial security.

  • Plan your financial future : a comprehensive guidebook to growing your net worth / Keith R. Fevurly
    HG179

  • Data infrastructure for next-gen finance : tools for cloud migration, customer even hubs, governance & security / Jane Roberts
    HG173

  • Data science, banking, and fintech : fitting it all together / Cornelia Lévy-Bencheton
    HG173
Updated: Tuesday 24 September 2019
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