Finance and Financial Markets

Author: Keith Pilbeam

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9781403948342

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 479

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"Suitable for a broad range of students on economics and finance courses Finance and Financial Markets is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to finance. Keith Pilbeam makes the theory and practice of financial institutions, markets and instruments readily understandable. With clearly explained theory, up-to-date application, worked examples and end-of-chapter questions it is an ideal textbook for those wanting to work with, understand or be conversant in finance."--BOOK JACKET.

Global Finance and Financial Markets

A Modern Introduction

Author: Ferdinand E. Banks

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789810243272

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 317

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This is an elementary text and reference book in global finance. It has also been designed for self-study The subjects covered are stocks (shares) and bonds; derivatives, particularly futures and options; foreign exchange markets; etc. The book is accessible to anyone with a knowledge of secondary school algebra and an interest in finance and financial markets.

Finance

Capital Markets, Financial Management, and Investment Management

Author: Frank J. Fabozzi,Pamela Peterson Drake

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470486153

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 832

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Created by the experienced author team of Frank Fabozzi and Pamela Peterson Drake, Finance examines the essential elements of this discipline and makes them accessible to a wide array of readers-from seasoned veterans looking for a review to newcomers needing to get their footing in finance. Divided into four comprehensive parts, this reliable resource opens with a detailed discussion of the basic tools of investing and financing decision-making—financial mathematics and financial analysis. After this informative introduction, you'll quickly become familiar with the three primary areas of finance—capital markets (Part II), financial management (Part III), and investment/asset management (Part IV)?-and discover how these different areas are interconnected. Finance is a well-rounded guide to this dynamic field. The straightforward insights found here will put you in a better position to understand what the principles of modern finance are and how they can be used to make the right decisions when managing risk and return in today's complex financial environment.

Securitization, Structured Finance, and Capital Markets

Author: Steven L. Schwarcz,Bruce A. Markell,Lissa L. Broome

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 0327179031

Category: Law

Page: 722

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Securitization, Structured Finance, and Capital Markets provides an introduction to securitization as a method of financing. It is suitable for an independent course or seminar in securitization and structured finance, and may also be used as supplementary reading or as advanced examples in courses in bankruptcy, secured transactions, trusts, corporations, securities regulation, corporate finance, tax, banking, or accounting. The book is organized by substantive legal areas. The first chapter provides an overview of securitization and is a terrific starting point for anyone trying to learn more about this $6 trillion industry where assets as diverse as car loans, credit card debt, student loans, home mortgages, and commercial mortgages are securitized to provide the loan originator with a source of capital at lower cost than might otherwise be available. The first chapter introduces securitization through a detailed discussion of an actual securitization of loans made to purchasers of Hondas. The Honda deal is followed as an example throughout the subsequent chapters and numerous documents from the deal are reprinted in the book. Students should benefit from the concrete example and the opportunity to examine the actual legal documents used to implement this type of financing transaction. Subsequent chapters of the book examine Article 9 of the UCC, the Bankruptcy Code, accounting issues, tax and other considerations, securities laws, and the Investment Company Act. There is a separate chapter focused on special concerns of banks securitizing loans, a chapter on international and cross-border issues in securitization, and a concluding chapter exploring the academic debate relating to the efficiency of securitization. Each chapter of the book contains discussion questions.

Behavioral Finance and Capital Markets

How Psychology Influences Investors and Corporations

Author: A. Szyszka

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113736629X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 335

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Behavioral Finance helps investors understand unusual asset prices and empirical observations originating out of capital markets. At its core, this field of study aids investors in navigating complex psychological trappings in market behavior and making smarter investment decisions. Behavioral Finance and Capital Markets reveals the main foundations underpinning neoclassical capital market and asset pricing theory, as filtered through the lens of behavioral finance. Szyszka presents and classifies many of the dynamic arguments being made in the current literature on the topic through the use of a new, ground-breaking methodology termed: the General Behavioral Asset Pricing Model (GBM). GBM describes how asset prices are influenced by various behavioral heuristics and how these prices deviate from fundamental values due to irrational behavior on the part of investors. The connection between psychological factors responsible for irrational behavior and market pricing anomalies is featured extensively throughout the text. Alternative explanations for various theoretical and empirical market puzzles - such as the 2008 U.S. financial crisis - are also discussed in a convincing and interesting manner. The book also provides interesting insights into behavioral aspects of corporate finance.

Financial Markets Theory

Equilibrium, Efficiency and Information

Author: Emilio Barucci,Claudio Fontana

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1447173228

Category: Mathematics

Page: 836

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This work, now in a thoroughly revised second edition, presents the economic foundations of financial markets theory from a mathematically rigorous standpoint and offers a self-contained critical discussion based on empirical results. It is the only textbook on the subject to include more than two hundred exercises, with detailed solutions to selected exercises. Financial Markets Theory covers classical asset pricing theory in great detail, including utility theory, equilibrium theory, portfolio selection, mean-variance portfolio theory, CAPM, CCAPM, APT, and the Modigliani-Miller theorem. Starting from an analysis of the empirical evidence on the theory, the authors provide a discussion of the relevant literature, pointing out the main advances in classical asset pricing theory and the new approaches designed to address asset pricing puzzles and open problems (e.g., behavioral finance). Later chapters in the book contain more advanced material, including on the role of information in financial markets, non-classical preferences, noise traders and market microstructure. This textbook is aimed at graduate students in mathematical finance and financial economics, but also serves as a useful reference for practitioners working in insurance, banking, investment funds and financial consultancy. Introducing necessary tools from microeconomic theory, this book is highly accessible and completely self-contained. Advance praise for the second edition: "Financial Markets Theory is comprehensive, rigorous, and yet highly accessible. With their second edition, Barucci and Fontana have set an even higher standard!"Darrell Duffie, Dean Witter Distinguished Professor of Finance, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University "This comprehensive book is a great self-contained source for studying most major theoretical aspects of financial economics. What makes the book particularly useful is that it provides a lot of intuition, detailed discussions of empirical implications, a very thorough survey of the related literature, and many completely solved exercises. The second edition covers more ground and provides many more proofs, and it will be a handy addition to the library of every student or researcher in the field."Jaksa Cvitanic, Richard N. Merkin Professor of Mathematical Finance, Caltech "The second edition of Financial Markets Theory by Barucci and Fontana is a superb achievement that knits together all aspects of modern finance theory, including financial markets microstructure, in a consistent and self-contained framework. Many exercises, together with their detailed solutions, make this book indispensable for serious students in finance."Michel Crouhy, Head of Research and Development, NATIXIS

Statistics of Financial Markets

An Introduction

Author: Jürgen Franke,Wolfgang Karl Härdle,Christian Matthias Hafner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642545394

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 555

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Now in its fourth edition, this book offers a detailed yet concise introduction to the growing field of statistical applications in finance. The reader will learn the basic methods of evaluating option contracts, analyzing financial time series, selecting portfolios and managing risks based on realistic assumptions about market behavior. The focus is both on the fundamentals of mathematical finance and financial time series analysis, and on applications to given problems concerning financial markets, thus making the book the ideal basis for lectures, seminars and crash courses on the topic. For this new edition the book has been updated and extensively revised and now includes several new aspects, e.g. new chapters on long memory models, copulae and CDO valuation. Practical exercises with solutions have also been added. Both R and Matlab Code, together with the data, can be downloaded from the book’s product page and www.quantlet.de

Financial Institutions and Markets

Current Issues in Financial Markets

Author: G. Kaufman,R. Bliss

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023061714X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 210

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This book is a collection of research papers that contribute to the understanding of ongoing developments in financial institutions and markets both in the United States and globally.

Introduction to Finance

Markets, Investments, and Financial Management

Author: Ronald W. Melicher,Edgar A. Norton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118492676

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 587

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Revised edition of the authors' Finance.

Financial Markets and Financial Crises

Author: R. Glenn Hubbard

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226355887

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 394

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Warnings of the threat of an impending financial crisis are not new, but do we really know what constitutes an actual episode of crisis and how, once begun, it can be prevented from escalating into a full-blown economic collapse? Using both historical and contemporary episodes of breakdowns in financial trade, contributors to this volume draw insights from theory and empirical data, from the experience of closed and open economies worldwide, and from detailed case studies. They explore the susceptibility of American corporations to economic downturns; the origins of banking panics; and the behavior of financial markets during periods of crisis. Sever papers specifically address the current thrift crisis—including a detailed analysis of the over 500 FSLIC-insured thrifts in the southeast—and seriously challenge the value of recent measures aimed at preventing future collapse in that industry. Government economists and policy makers, scholars of industry and banking, and many in the business community will find these timely papers an invaluable reference.

The Econometrics of Financial Markets

Author: John Y. Campbell,Andrew W. Lo,A. Craig MacKinlay

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400830214

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 632

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The past twenty years have seen an extraordinary growth in the use of quantitative methods in financial markets. Finance professionals now routinely use sophisticated statistical techniques in portfolio management, proprietary trading, risk management, financial consulting, and securities regulation. This graduate-level textbook is intended for PhD students, advanced MBA students, and industry professionals interested in the econometrics of financial modeling. The book covers the entire spectrum of empirical finance, including: the predictability of asset returns, tests of the Random Walk Hypothesis, the microstructure of securities markets, event analysis, the Capital Asset Pricing Model and the Arbitrage Pricing Theory, the term structure of interest rates, dynamic models of economic equilibrium, and nonlinear financial models such as ARCH, neural networks, statistical fractals, and chaos theory. Each chapter develops statistical techniques within the context of a particular financial application. This exciting new text contains a unique and accessible combination of theory and practice, bringing state-of-the-art statistical techniques to the forefront of financial applications. Each chapter also includes a discussion of recent empirical evidence, for example, the rejection of the Random Walk Hypothesis, as well as problems designed to help readers incorporate what they have read into their own applications.

Just Financial Markets?

Finance in a Just Society

Author: Lisa Herzog

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191072281

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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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 and regulating 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 questions about 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 that would be desirable from a perspective of justice.

Rumors in Financial Markets

Insights into Behavioral Finance

Author: Mark Schindler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470510339

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 210

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On the trading floor, all action is based on news, therefore rumors in financial markets are an everyday phenomenon. Rumors are the oldest mass medium in the world and their nature is still difficult to grasp. Scientifically, not much is known about rumors, especially in the financial markets, where their consequences can have real money consequences. Rumors in Financial Markets provides a fresh insight to the topic, combining the theory of Behavioral Finance with that of Experimental Finance--a new and innovative scientific method which observes real decision makers in a controlled, clearly structured environment. Using the results from surveys and experiments, the author argues that rumors in the context of financial markets are built on three cornerstones: Finance, Psychology and Sociology. The book provides insights into how rumors evolve, spread and are traded on and provides explanations as to why volatility rockets, strong price movements, herding behavior for example, occur for apparently no good reason.

Tectonic Shifts in Financial Markets

People, Policies, and Institutions

Author: Henry Kaufman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319483870

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 180

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In this wide-ranging book, Wall Street legend Henry Kaufman recounts the events surrounding the catastrophic collapse of Lehman Brothers from his then vantage point on the board. He explains how, ironically, the Federal Reserve’s shortcomings contributed to its growing power. And he argues that Dodd-Frank – by sanctioning rather than truly addressing the too‐big‐to‐fail dilemma – squandered a rare opportunity for essential reform. Whether sparring in print with Citicorp’s mercurial Walter Wriston, consulting with British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, spurning a deal with junk bond king Michael Milken, or reflecting on his long-time friend Paul Volcker, Kaufman brings readers inside post-war Wall Street. Looking ahead, he dissects major national and global trends and the likely future of credit markets, financial institutions, and leading economies. As we search for bearings in the wake of the 2008 financial debacle, Henry Kaufman offers sage and penetrating analysis of today’s superheated and – he argues – still‐fragile financial world.

Handbook of Key Global Financial Markets, Institutions, and Infrastructure

Author: Gerard Caprio,Douglas W. Arner,Thorsten Beck,Charles W. Calomiris,Larry Neal,Nicolas Véron

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123978734

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 611

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This title begins its description of how we created a financially-intergrated world by first examining the history of financial globalization, from Roman practices and Ottoman finance to Chinese standards, the beginnings of corporate practices, and the advent of efforts to safeguard financial stability.

Life in the Financial Markets

How They Really Work And Why They Matter To You

Author: Daniel Lacalle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118914872

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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"Gives an expert's perspective on the debt markets, monetary policies, and quantitative easing, and helps explain the various issues surrounding sovereign debt, the Euro crisis, and austerity versus growth policies. Comprehensive in scope, this resource also offers an analysis of investment styles, from hedge funds to "long only" investments, as well as an in-depth look at corporate communication and its impact on markets and investments"--

Trust, Power and Public Relations in Financial Markets

Author: Clea Bourne

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317963954

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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The public relations profession positions itself as expert in building trust throughout global markets, particularly after crisis strikes. Successive crises have tainted financial markets in recent years. Calls to restore trust in finance have been particularly pressing, given trust’s crucial role as lubricant in global financial engines. Nonetheless, years after the global financial crisis, trust in financial markets remains both tenuous and controversial. This book explores PR in financial markets, posing a fundamental question about PR professionals as would-be ‘trust strategists’. If PR promotes its expertise in building and restoring trust, how can it ignore its potential role in losing trust in the first place? Drawing on examples from state finance, international lending agencies, trade bodies, financial institutions and consumer groups in mature and emerging financial centres, this book explores the wide-ranging role of PR in financial markets, including: State finance and debt capital markets Investor relations, M&A and IPOs Corporate communications for financial institutions Product promotion and consumer finance Financial trade associations and lobbying Consumerism and financial activism. Far reaching and challenging, this innovative book will be essential reading for researchers, advanced students and professionals in PR, communication and finance.