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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.

  • Operational Risk Management in Banks: Regulatory, Organizational and Strategic Issues

  • Balancing Islamic and Conventional Banking for Economic Growth Empirical Evidence from Emerging Economies
    HG 3368 A6 B35 2017eb

  • Credit risk management for derivatives : post-crisis metrics for end-users / Ivan Zelenko

  • Econophysics of the Kolkata Restaurant problem and related games : classical and quantum strategies for multi-agent, multi-choice repetitive games / Bikas K. Chakrabarti, Arnab Chatterjee, Asim Ghosh, Sudip Mukherjee, Boaz Tamir

  • International financial management / Jeff Madura
    HG 3881 M2765 2017

  • Rules for international monetary stability : past, present, and future / edited by Michael D. Bordo, John B. Taylor ; contributing authors, David Beckworth [and 20 others], with additional discussants
    HG 230.3 I584 2017
    Since the end of the Great Recession in 2009 the central banks of the advanced countries have taken unprecedented actions to reflate and stimulate their economies. There have been significant differences in the timing and pace of these actions. These independent monetary policy actions have had significant spillover effects on the economies and monetary policy strategies of other advanced countries. In addition the monetary policy actions and interventions of the advanced countries have had a significant impact on the emerging market economies leading to the charge of 'currency wars.' The perceived negative consequences of spillovers from the actions of national central banks has led to calls for international monetary policy coordination. The arguments for coordination based on game theory are the same today as back in the 1980s, which led to accords which required that participant countries follow policies to improve global welfare at the expense of domestic fundamentals. This led to disastrous consequences. An alternative approach to the international spillovers of national monetary policy actions is to view them as deviations from rules based monetary policy.

  • International financial management / Cheol S. Eun, Georgia Institute of Technology, Bruce G. Resnick, Wake Forest University
    HG 3881 E655 2017
    International Financial Management provides students with a foundation for analysis that will serve them well in their careers ahead. The decision-making process is presented through the text with the goal of teaching students how to make informed managerial decisions in an evolving global financial landscape. And new to this edition, McGraw-Hill's Connect#65533; empowers students by continually adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, so your class time is more engaging and effective.

  • The Financial Impact of Political Connections Industry-Level Regulation and the Revolving Door

  • Banking reforms in India : consolidation, restructuring and performance / T.R. Bishnoi, Sofia Devi

  • Financial modelling with forward-looking information : an intuitive approach to asset pricing / Nadi Serhan Aydin

  • Social Impact Funds : Definition, Assessment and Performance / Helen Chiappini

  • The German financial system and the financial and economic crisis Daniel Detzer [and five others]

  • The origins of asset management from 1700 to 1960 : towering investors / Nigel Edward Morecroft
    HG 1615.25 M67 2017eb

  • The Industrial Organization of Banking Bank Behavior, Market Structure, and Regulation

  • Contemporary trends and challenges in finance : proceedings from the 2nd Wroclaw International Conference in Finance / Krysztof Jajuga, Lucjan T. Orlowski, Karsten Staehr, editors

  • Options, futures, and other derivatives / John C. Hull, Maple Financial Group Professor of Derivatives and Risk Management Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
    HG 6024 A3 H85 2018
    For courses in business, economics, and financial engineering and mathematics.

    The definitive guide to derivatives markets, updated with contemporary examples and discussions

    Known as "the bible" to business and economics professionals and a consistent best-seller, Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives gives readers a modern look at derivatives markets. By incorporating the industry's hottest topics, such as the securitization and credit crisis, author John C. Hull helps bridge the gap between theory and practice. The 10th Edition covers all of the latest regulations and trends, including the Black-Scholes-Merton formulas, overnight indexed swaps, and the valuation of commodity derivatives.

  • Personal finance / Jeff Madura, Florida Atlantic University, Hardeep Singh Gill, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)
    HG 179 M254 2016
    Note: If you are purchasing an electronic version, MyFinanceLab does not come automatically packaged with it. To purchase MyFinanceLab, please visit www.MyFinanceLab.com or you can purchase a package of the physical text and MyFinanceLab by searching for ISBN 10: 0133035573 / ISBN 13: 9780133035575.

    Personal Finance , Third Canadian Edition, equips students with the knowledge and decision-making tools to help them make sound and educated financial decisions. Students with Personal Finance as their guide, will master key concepts that will aid them in managing and increasing their personal wealth throughout the many stages of life.

  • Assessing the retirement income prospects of Canada's future elderly : a review of five studies / Bob Baldwin
    HG 179 B274 2016eb

  • Toward the next renewal of the inflation-control agreement : questions facing the Bank of Canada / Steve Ambler
    HG 655 A44 2016eb

  • Household borrowing constraints and residential investment dynamics / Hashmat.U. Khan, Jean-François Rouillard
    HG 2040.45 K43 2016eb

  • Sondage 2016 sur la sensibilisation à l'autonomie financière à la retraite / rédactionLyne Des Groseilliers
    HG 185 C22Q4 2016eb

  • A stable 4% inflation could get Canadians one half million more jobs / Pierre Fortin
    HG 655 F67 2016eb

  • The role of fiscal transfers in smoothing regional shocks : evidence from existing federations / prepared by Tigran Poghosyan, Abdelhak Senhadji, and Carlo Cottarelli
    HG 3881.5 I58W67 No. 16/141eb

  • Understanding corporate vulnerabilities in Latin America / prepared by Carlos Caceres and Fabiano Rodrigues Bastos
    HG 3881.5 I58W67 No. 16/80eb

  • Financial stability and interest-rate policy : a quantitative assessment of costs and benefits / prepared by Andrea Pescatori and Stefan Laseen
    HG 3881.5 I58W67 No. 16/73eb

  • Jean-Guy Desjardins, le ph⥮ix de la finance : une biographie / Jacqueline Cardinal
    HG 172 D47C37 2017eb

  • The clean money revolution : reinventing power, purpose, and capitalism / Joel Solomon with Tyee Bridge
    HG 4515.13 S65 2017eb
    Explores how "clean money" is transforming capitalism by powering sustainable businesses that build social and financial equity and change the world. Part memoir of an inspiring thought-leader's journey from presidential campaigner to multi-millionaire investor, part insider's guide to the businesses that are remaking the world, and part table-pounding manifesto for innovative investors and entrepreneurs.

  • How to profit from the next bull market / Alan Dustin
    A complete resource for Canadians seeking to master the stock market and secure their financial futures. Whether you're a seasoned investor or just joining the game, How to Profit from the Next Bull Market will teach you valuable skills and secrets to investing and succeeding in the Canadian stock market. Learn how technical analysis will forecast when to buy and sell with certainty, interpret and understand a company's financial statements with ease, master seven proven strategies that will protect you from losing money in the market today, and how understanding market cycles can be used to predict the future.Financial adviser Alan Dustin teaches readers how to research, select, and manage their own stock portfolios using easily accessible resources, and provides an analysis of twenty Canadian and American companies that have demonstrated their financial strength, staying power, and incredible rates of return over repeated market cycles. This honest, candid, and understandable approach to investing will serve Canadian investors well for the rest of their lives.

  • Global financial governance confronts the rising powers : emerging perspectives on the new G20 / edited by C. Randall Henning and Andrew Walter ; foreword by Barry Eichengreen and Miles Kahler
    HG 3881 G56 2016eb

  • The real estate retirement plan : an investment and lifestyle solution for Canadians / Calum Ross with Simon Giannini
    HG 179 R687 2017
    A Globe and Mail Bestseller!A guide for Canadians on how to use real estate as an investment and retirement solution. Leveraging equity in a principal residence and using it wisely to purchase rental property is the solution to a safe, secure retirement for millions of Canadians. Many Canadians who own their home have never considered buying a second property. And nearly one-third of retirees are worried about running out of money. The Real Estate Retirement Plan shows how homeowners can use the tools already available to them -- their mortgages -- to access the initial capital to invest and prepare for their retirement. This is a proven, validated antidote to today's historically low savings rates, poor current rates of return, and pressure on CPP and health care.With examples and a detailed discussion of the principles and mechanics, Calum Ross and Simon Giannini demystify real-estate investing and make an irrefutable case for borrowing to invest.

  • The production of money : how to break the power of bankers / Ann Pettifor
    HG 220 A2 P48 2017
    What is money, where does it come from, and who controls it?

    In this accessible, brilliantly argued book, leading political economist Ann Pettifor explains in straightforward terms history's most misunderstood invention: the money system. Pettifor argues that democracies can, and indeed must, reclaim control over money production and restrain the out-of-control finance sector so that it serves the interests of society, as well as the needs of the ecosystem.

    The Production of Money examines and assesses popular alternative debates on, and innovations in, money, such as "green QE" and "helicopter money." She sets out the possibility of linking the money in our pockets (or on our smartphones) to the improvements we want to see in the world around us.

  • One nation under gold : how one precious metal has dominated the American imagination for four centuries / James Ledbetter
    HG 295 U6 L43 2017
    Worshipped by Tea Party politicians but loathed by sane economists, gold has historically influenced American monetary policy and has exerted an often outsized influence on the national psyche for centuries. Now, acclaimed business writer James Ledbetter explores the tumultuous history and larger-than-life personalities--from George Washington to Richard Nixon--behind America's volatile relationship to this hallowed metal and investigates what this enduring obsession reveals about the American identity.

    Exhaustively researched and expertly woven, One Nation Under Gold begins with the nation's founding in the 1770s, when the new republic erupted with bitter debates over the implementation of paper currency in lieu of metal coins. Concerned that the colonies' thirteen separate currencies would only lead to confusion and chaos, some Founding Fathers believed that a national currency would not only unify the fledgling nation but provide a perfect solution for a country that was believed to be lacking in natural silver and gold resources.

    Animating the "Wild West" economy of the nineteenth century with searing insights, Ledbetter brings to vivid life the actions of Whig president Andrew Jackson, one of gold's most passionate advocates, whose vehement protest against a standardized national currency would precipitate the nation's first feverish gold rush. Even after the establishment of a national paper currency, the virulent political divisions continued, reaching unprecedented heights at the Democratic National Convention in 1896, when presidential aspirant William Jennings Bryan delivered the legendary "Cross of Gold" speech that electrified an entire convention floor, stoking the fears of his agrarian supporters.

    While Bryan never amassed a wide-enough constituency to propel his cause into the White House, America's stubborn attachment to gold persisted, wreaking so much havoc that FDR, in order to help rescue the moribund Depression economy, ordered a ban on private ownership of gold in 1933. In fact, so entrenched was the belief that gold should uphold the almighty dollar, it was not until 1973 that Richard Nixon ordered that the dollar be delinked from any relation to gold--completely overhauling international economic policy and cementing the dollar's global significance. More intriguing is the fact that America's exuberant fascination with gold has continued long after Nixon's historic decree, as in the profusion of late-night television ads that appeal to goldbug speculators that proliferate even into the present.

    One Nation Under Gold reveals as much about American economic history as it does about the sectional divisions that continue to cleave our nation, ultimately becoming a unique history about economic irrationality and its influence on the American psyche.

  • Money, payments, and liquidity / Guillaume Rocheteau and Ed Nosal
    HG 178 N68 2017

    In  Money, Payments, and Liquidity,  Ed Nosal and Guillaume Rocheteau provide a comprehensive investigation into the economics of money, liquidity, and payments by explicitly modeling the mechanics of trade and its various frictions (including search, private information, and limited commitment). Adopting the last generation of the New Monetarist framework developed by Ricardo Lagos and Randall Wright, among others, Nosal and Rocheteau provide a dynamic general equilibrium framework to examine the frictions in the economy that make money and liquid assets play a useful role in trade. They discuss such topics as cashless economies; the properties of an asset that make it suitable to be used as a medium of exchan≥ the optimal monetary policy and the cost of inflation; the coexistence of money and credit; and the relationships among liquidity, asset prices, monetary policy; and the different measures of liquidity in over-the-counter markets.

    The second edition has been revised to reflect recent progress in the New Monetarist approach to payments and liquidity. Nosal and Rocheteau have added three new chapters: on unemployment and payments, on asset price dynamics and bubbles, and on crashes and recoveries in over-the-counter markets. The chapter on the role of money has been entirely rewritten, adopting a mechanism design approach. Other chapters have been revised and updated, with new material on credit economies under limited commitment, open-market operations and liquidity traps, and the limited pledgeability of assets under informational frictions.

  • The end of money : the story of bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and the blockchain revolution / Adam Rothstein, New Scientist
    HG 256 R67 2017
    Murder for hire. Drug trafficking. Embezzlement. Money laundering. These might sound like plot lines of a thriller, but they are true stories from the short history of cryptocurrencies - digital currencies conceived by computer hackers and cryptographers that represent a completely new sort of financial transaction that could soon become mainstream.

    The most famous - or infamous - cryptocurrency is bitcoin. But look beyond its tarnished reputation and something much shinier emerges. The technology that underlies bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies - the blockchain - is hailed as the greatest advancement since the invention of the internet. It is now moving away from being the backbone for a digital currency and making inroads into other core concepts of society: identity, ownership and even the rule of law.

    The End of Money is your essential introduction to this transformative new technology that has governments, entrepreneurs and forward-thinking people from all walks of life sitting up and taking notice.

    New Scientist Instant Expert books are definitive and accessible entry points to the most important subjects in science; subjects that challenge, attract debate, invite controversy and engage the most enquiring minds. Designed for curious readers who want to know how things work and why, the Instant Expert series explores the topics that really matter and their impact on individuals, society, and the planet, translating the scientific complexities around us into language that's open to everyone, and putting new ideas and discoveries into perspective and context.

  • The clean money revolution : reinventing power, purpose, and capitalism / Joel Solomon ; with Tyee Bridge
    HG 4515.13 S62 2017

    By 2050, $40 trillion will change hands in North America alone.

    From Boomers to Millennials, the largest intergenerational wealth transfer in history is underway and the ramifications will remake the world.

    The dirty money of "business as usual" is on the brink, wedged between catastrophic climate change and the demographic tidal wave of Millennials pounding the consumer table for real change. These forces are transforming the very nature of capitalism into something different and powerful? towards a clean money revolution.

    Joel Solomon, pioneering clean money investor and change agent, lays it on the line. The revolution is underway, the opportunities are everywhere, and the challenges and rewards are immense.

    Part memoir of an inspiring thought leader's journey from presidential campaigner to budding oceanographer to multi-millionaire investor, part insider's guide to the businesses remaking the world, and part manifesto for a bright new future. The Clean Money Revolution explores this massive economic shift, and how you can ride the $40 trillion wave to create the new, ethical, and sustainable businesses that power local economies, restore ecosystems, and build social and financial equity.

    A must-read for investors, aspiring business leaders, and entrepreneurs looking to align values with assets and chart a unique and profitable life course.

    The Clean Money Revolution is underway. Join it!

  • The wisdom of finance : discovering humanity in the world of risk and return / Mihir A. Desai
    HG 101 D47 2017
    "A fascinating new perspective on modern finance," --Oliver Hart, 2016 Nobel Laureate in Economics

    "Lucid, witty and delightfully erudite...From the French revolution to film noir, from the history of probability to Jane Austen and The Simpsons , this is an astonishing intellectual feast." --Sebastian Mallaby, author of The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan

    In 1688, essayist Josef de la Vega described finance as both "the fairest and most deceitful business . . . the noblest and the most infamous in the world, the finest and most vulgar on earth."

    The characterization of finance as deceitful, infamous, and vulgar still rings true today - particularly in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. But, what happened to the fairest, noblest, and finest profession that de la Vega saw?

    De la Vega hit on an essential truth that has been forgotten: finance can be just as principled, life-affirming, and worthy as it can be fraught with questionable practices. Today, finance is shrouded in mystery for outsiders, while many insiders are uneasy with the disrepute of their profession. How can finance become more accessible and also recover its nobility?

    Harvard Business School professor Mihir Desai, in his "last lecture" to the graduating Harvard MBA class of 2015, took up the cause of restoring humanity to finance. With incisive wit and irony, his lecture drew upon a rich knowledge of literature, film, history, and philosophy to explain the inner workings of finance in a manner that has never been seen before.

    This book captures Desai's lucid exploration of the ideas of finance as seen through the unusual prism of the humanities. Through this novel, creative approach, Desai shows that outsiders can access the underlying ideas easily and insiders can reacquaint themselves with the core humanity of their profession.

    The mix of finance and the humanities creates unusual pairings: Jane Austen and Anthony Trollope are guides to risk management; Jeff Koons becomes an advocate of levera≥ and Mel Brooks's The Producers teaches us about fiduciary responsibility. In Desai's vision, the principles of finance also provide answers to critical questions in our lives. Among many surprising parallels, bankruptcy teaches us how to react to failure, the lessons of mergers apply to marriages, and the Capital Asset Pricing Model demonstrates the true value of relationships.
    THE WISDOM OF FINANCE is a wholly unique book, offering a refreshing new perspective on one of the world's most complex and misunderstood professions.

  • Venture investing in science / Douglas W. Jamison and Stephen R. Waite ; foreword by Mark Anderson
    HG 4751 J364 2017
    Over the past decade, software companies have increasingly monopolized the flow of venture capital, starving support for scientific research and its transformative discoveries. New medicines, cheaper and faster personal computers, and other life-changing developments all stem from investment in science. In the past, these funds led to steam engines, light bulbs, microprocessors, 3D printers, and even the Internet. In Venture Investing in Science , the venture capitalist Douglas W. Jamison and the investment author Stephen R. Waite directly link financial support to revolutionary advancements in physics, computers, chemistry, and biology and make a passionate case for continued investing in science to meet the global challenges of our time.

    Clean air and water, cures for intractable diseases, greener public transportation, cheaper and faster communication technologies--these are some of the rich opportunities awaiting venture capital investment today. Jamison and Waite focus on how early-stage companies specializing in commercializing transformative technologies based on deep science have been shunned by venture capitalists, and how the development of such companies have been hampered by structural changes in capital markets and government regulation over the past decade. The authors argue that reinvigorating science-based technological innovation is crucial to reactivating the economic dynamism that lifts living standards and fuels prosperity over time.

  • Morals and markets : the development of life insurance in the United States / Viviana A. Rotman Zelizer ; with a foreword by Kiernan Healy
    HG 8951 Z44 2017
    Life insurance--the promise of an insurer to pay a sum upon a person's death in exchange for a regular premium--is a bizarre enterprise. How can we monetize human life? Should we? What statistics do we use, what assumptions do we make, and what behavioral factors do we consider? First published in 1979, Morals and Markets Is a pathbreaking study exploring the development of life insurance in the United States. Viviana A. Rotman Zelizer combines economic history and a sociological perspective to advance a novel interpretation of the life insurance industry. The book pioneered a cultural approach to the analysis of morally controversial markets.

    Zelizer begins in the mid-nineteenth century with the rise of the life insurance industry, a contentious chapter in the history of American business. Life insurance was stigmatized at first, denounced in newspapers and condemned by religious leaders as an immoral and sacrilegious gamble on human life. Over time, the business became a widely praised arrangement to secure a family's future. How did life insurance overcome cultural barriers? As Zelizer shows, the evolution of the industry in the United States matched evolving attitudes toward death, money, family relations, property, and personal legacy.

  • Just financial markets? : finance in a just society / edited by Lisa Herzog
    HG 103 J878 2017
    Well-functioning financial markets are crucial for the economic well-being and the justice of contemporary societies. The Great Financial Crisis has shown that a perspective that naively trusts in the self-regulating powers of free markets cannot capture what is at stake in understanding andregulating financial markets. The damage done by the Great Financial Crisis, including its distributive consequences, raises serious questions about the justice of financial markets as we know them. This volume brings together leading scholars from political theory, law, and economics in order to explore the relation between justice and financial markets. Broadening the perspective from a purely economic one to a liberal egalitarian one, the volume explores foundational normative questionsabout how to conceptualize justice in relation to financial markets, the biases in the legal frameworks of financial markets that produce unjust outcomes, and perspectives of justice on specific institutions and practices in contemporary financial markets. Written in a clear and accessible language, the volume presents analyses of how financial markets (should) function and how the Great Financial Crisis came about, proposals for how the structures of financial markets could be reformed, and analysis of why reform is not happening at the speed thatwould be desirable from a perspective of justice.

  • The crowdsourceress : get smart, get funded, and kickstart your next big idea / Alex Daly
    HG 4751 D36 2017
    "Neil Young's Pono campaign was the third most successful hardware campaign of all time, and Alex deserves much of the credit, second only to Neil, of course. The Crowdsourceress will give you everything you need to make your campaign a success." -- Phil Baker, COO, Pono
    "Owning The Crowdsourceress is like having Alex Daly's 'special sauce' right at your fingertips."--Jesse Reed, cofounder, Standards Manual
    In recent years, the crowdfunding industry has generated several billions in funding. But the harsh reality is that around 60 percent of Kickstarter campaigns fail. Enter Alex Daly, a crowdfunding expert who has raised over $20 million for her clients' campaigns. She has run some of Kickstarter's biggest projects-TLC's newest album, Neil Young's audio player, and Joan Didion's documentary. In this book, Daly takes readers deep inside her most successful campaigns, showing you how to
    Get fans and influencers excited about your launch Build an appealing and powerfully designed campaign Access proven video tips, pitching tactics, press releases, and rewards ideas Avoid the most common headaches and pitfalls
    Here you'll get tangible tools to run your own crowdfunding campaigns and fully connect with the crowd, get people to pay attention, and inspire them to act.

  • Creditworthy : a history of consumer surveillance and financial identity in America / Josh Lauer
    HG 3701 L35 2017
    The first consumer credit bureaus appeared in the 1870s and quickly amassed huge archives of deeply personal information. Today, the three leading credit bureaus are among the most powerful institutions in modern life--yet we know almost nothing about them. Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion are multi-billion-dollar corporations that track our movements, spending behavior, and financial status. This data is used to predict our riskiness as borrowers and to judge our trustworthiness and value in a broad array of contexts, from insurance and marketing to employment and housing.

    In Creditworthy , the first comprehensive history of this crucial American institution, Josh Lauer explores the evolution of credit reporting from its nineteenth-century origins to the rise of the modern consumer data industry. By revealing the sophistication of early credit reporting networks, Creditworthy highlights the leading role that commercial surveillance has played--ahead of state surveillance systems--in monitoring the economic lives of Americans. Lauer charts how credit reporting grew from an industry that relied on personal knowledge of consumers to one that employs sophisticated algorithms to determine a person's trustworthiness. Ultimately, Lauer argues that by converting individual reputations into brief written reports--and, later, credit ratings and credit scores--credit bureaus did something more profound: they invented the modern concept of financial identity. Creditworthy reminds us that creditworthiness is never just about economic "facts." It is fundamentally concerned with--and determines--our social standing as an honest, reliable, profit-generating person.

  • Broke millennial : stop scraping by and get your financial life together / Erin Lowry
    HG 179 L696 2017
    27-year-old personal finance expert Erin Lowry is the cash-savvy friend every 20- and 30-something needs. Instead of complicated 401k strategies and jargon-filled debt advice, her hilarious, easy-to-understand guide is the perfect way for financial management newbies to get their money in order or elevate their personal finance know-how. Broke Millennial includes essential lessons in tricky money matters to take you from in debt and overwhelmed to informed and financially empowered, such as- A Managing student loan and credit card debt A Budgeting and reaching financial benchmarks A Negotiating an entry-level salary A Splitting the bill with cash-strapped friends A Navigating financial issues in serious relationships, and more Filled with practical suggestions and speaking specifically to issues that Millennials face as they age into adulthood, Broke Millennial is a fresh roadmap to financial literacy for a new generation.

  • Banking : a very short introduction / John Goddard and John O.S. Wilson
    HG 1601 G63 2016
    Banks are of central importance for economic growth, the allocation of capital, competitiveness, and financial stability. Propelled by technological advances in financial analysis and financial deregulation, the banking industry's investment played a key role in enhancing national economicgrowth in the early 21st century. The global financial crisis in 2007 revealed the banking world's feet of clay.Since 2007, the turmoil in the global financial system has prompted a fundamental reappraisal of the scale, scope, governance, performance, safety and soundness of banks and other financial institutions. In this Very Short Introduction John Goddard and John Wilson explore the world of banking,describing the role of central banks in national and global economies, and analysing the increasing supervision and regulation imposed on the banking industry. Looking to the future, the authors consider proposals for reform of the banking industry, and the prospects of a resolution of theclosely-related banking and sovereign debt crises.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • The women's guide to successful investing : achieving financial security and realizing your goals / Nancy Tengler
    HG 179 T4196 2014eb

  • Options for swing trading : leverage and low risk to maximize short-term trading / Michael C. Thomsett
    HG 6042 T46165 2013eb

  • Financial markets theory : equilibrium, efficiency and information / Emilio Barucci, Claudio Fontana

  • Mathematics of investment and credit / Samuel A. Broverman, PHD, ASA, University of Toronto
    HG 4515.3 B76 2015
    "This text is a through 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 pedagogical style"--

  • Rogues of Wall Street : how to manage risk in the cognitive era / Andrew B. Waxman
    HG 1615.25 W39 2017
    Reduce or prevent risk failure losses with new and emerging technologies

    Rogues of Wall Street analyzes the recent risk failures and errors that have overwhelmed Wall Street for the past decade. Written by a veteran risk, compliance, and governance specialist, this book helps bank leaders and consultants identify the tools they need to effectively manage operational risk. Citing different types of risk events such as: Rogue and Insider Trading, cyber security, AML, the Mortgage Crisis, and other major events, chapters in the first half of the book detail each operational risk type along with its causative and contributing factors. The second half of the book takes an overarching approach to the tools and solutions available to financial institutions to manage such events in the future. From technology, to culture, to governance, and more, this book does more than simply identify the problem--it provides real-world solutions with actionable insight.

    Expert discussion identifies the tools financial institutions have at their disposal, and how these tools can be leveraged to create an environment in which catastrophic events are prevented or mitigated. In-depth insight from an industry specialist provides thought-provoking guidance for leaders seeking more effective risk management, and specifically addresses how to:

    Analyze major operational risk incidents and their underlying causes Investigate the tools that allow organizations to prevent and mitigate catastrophic events Learn how culture and governance can be optimized to support effective risk management Identify ways in which cognitive technologies could help your firm avoid losses

    Cognitive technologies have the potential to revolutionize the way business is done; eliminating the speed/cost/quality trade-off, these new and emerging tools are heralding the next leap in the evolution of risk management. Rogues of Wall Street shows you how bring these tools into your organization, and how they can contribute to your financial success.

  • Financial crisis, corporate governance, and bank capital / Sanjai Bhagat, University of Colorado, Boulder
    HG 2491 B48 2017
    In the aftermath of the 2007-8 crisis, senior policymakers and the media have blamed excessive risk-taking undertaken by bank executives, in response to their compensation incentives, for the crisis. The inevitable follow-up to this was to introduce stronger financial regulation, in the hope that better and more ethical behaviour can be induced. Despite the honourable intentions of regulation, such as the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, it is clear that many big banks are still deemed too big to fail. This book argues that by restructuring executive incentive programmes to include only restricted stock and restricted stock options with very long vesting periods, and financing banks with considerably more equity, the potential of future financial crises can be minimized. It will be of great value to corporate executives, corporate board members, institutional investors and economic policymakers, as well as graduate and undergraduate students studying finance, economics and law.

  • Sovereign credit rating : questionable methodologies / Ahmed Naciri
    HG 3751.5 N3296 2017

    The current degradation of sovereign balance sheets raises very real concerns about how sovereign creditworthiness is measured by credit rating agencies. Given the disastrous economic and social effects of any downgrade, the book offers an alternative and calls for more transparency about the quantitative measures used in calibrating the rating process and how sovereign ratings are validated. It argues that oversight is required and procedures improved, including subjecting methodologies of assessing default to more standardization and monitoring.

    Sovereign Credit Rating explains the process of sovereign creditworthiness assessment and explores the consequences of possible inaccuracies in the process. Developing an innovative new methodology to assess ratings accuracy, it shows that the announcement of each rating action by the major credit rating agencies show alarming inconsistencies.

    Written by an internationally recognized author and professor, this unique book will be of interest to researchers and advanced students in corporate governance, accounting, public finance and regulation.

  • Investment traps exposed : navigating investor mistakes and behavioral biases / by H. Kent Baker, American University, Kogod School of Business, Washington, DC, Vesa Puttonen, Aalto University, School of Business, Helsinki, Finland
    HG 4521 B342 2017
    Investment Traps Exposed helps investors and investment practitioners increase their awareness about the external and internal traps that they or their clients can encounter. Baker and Puttonen not only examine common investing mistakes, behavioral biases, and investment traps that can ensnare investors, affect sound judgment, and reduce wealth but also delve into how to recognize and avoid these errors. The authors present objective advice, case studies, and empirical evidence in a user-friendly manner and also nudge investors to stay on the right course to mitigate misbehaving.

  • Barometer of fear : an insider's account of rogue trading and the greatest banking scandal in history / Alexis Stenfors
    HG 1573 S74 2017
    The LIBOR affair has been described as the biggest banking scandal in history, a deception affecting not only banks but also corporations, pension funds and ordinary people. But was this just the tip of the iceberg? Was the scandal the work of a few bad apples or an inevitable result of a financial system rotten to its core? Labelled "one of the world's most infamous rogue traders" in the wake of a mis-marking scandal, Alexis Stenfors went on to rebuild his life and now guides us through the shadowy world of modern banking, providing an insider's account of the secret practices--including the manipulation of foreign exchange rates--that have allowed banks to profit from systematic deception. Containing remarkable and often shocking insights derived from Stenfor's own experiences in the dealing room, as well as his spectacular fall from grace at Merrill Lynch, Barometer of Fear draws back the curtain on a realm that for too long has remained hidden from public view.

  • How to attract investors : a personal guide to understanding their mindset and requirements / Uffe Bundgaard-Jørgensen
    HG 173 B86 2017

    Investors are often looked upon as one homogeneous group of people with money ready to invest; however, this group is very diverse. In some ways, investors are like car buyers who seek common denominators in a car, such as the engine, wheels, brakes and seats, but the car they end up buying depends on personal preferences, needs and the money available. For investors the common denominator is the good business case, the 'engine, wheels, brakes, seats' being a comprehensive business plan. However, which business case they will prefer in the end depends on their personal preference and financial capacity.

    How to Attract Investorstakes the reader into the minds of the investors, addressing many of the challenges connected to investor search and negotiation and living with investors as co-owners. Even the finest skills of the brightest entrepreneurs wouldn't be complete without the knowledge of the investor's mind. This is the book that unravels it, layer by layer.

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