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FT Guide to Banking

FT Guide to Banking

Glen Arnold

Feb 2014, Paperback, 440 pages
ISBN13: 9780273791829
ISBN10: 0273791826
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The Financial Times Guide to Banking is a comprehensive introduction to how banks and banking works. Best-selling author Glen Arnold provides you with a foundation for understanding the wide variety of activities undertaken by banks. He shows you why these global institutions are so important to consumers and finance professionals alike and explains how their activities impact on everyday life.

The Financial Times Guide to Banking will give you:

- A thorough understanding of all types of banking from retail through to asset management and investment banking.

- An overview of global banking including the worldwide evolution of the sector, the influence of cross-border money flows and the importance of modern banking to international development

- Expert knowledge about instruments and markets including debt markets, futures markets and swaps and options

- Insight into the crucial importance of central banking and government regulation

- Answers to the big questions about monetary policy and interest rates, payment systems and banking success

About the author

Preface

Author's acknowledgements

Publisher's acknowledgements

PART 1 DIFFERENT TYPES OF BANKING

Chapter 1 What is banking?

Chapter 2 An overview of different aspects of banking

Chapter 3 Retail banking

Chapter 4 Transferring money and other retail bank services

Chapter 5 Corporate banking: lending

Chapter 6 Corporate banking: key activities

Chapter 7 How a bank operates

Chapter 8 Asset and liability management

Chapter 9 Bank financial statements

Chapter 10 Investment banking: services to companies and governments

Chapter 11 Investment banking: market trading activities

Chapter 12 The mutuals

Chapter 13 Finance houses

PART 2 INTERNATIONAL BANKING

Chapter 14 Banking across borders

Chapter 15 UK banking

Chapter 16 European banking

Chapter 17 Banking in the Americas

Chapter 18 Banking in Asia and Australasia

Chapter 19 Banking in the Middle East and Africa

PART 3 INSTRUMENTS AND MARKETS

Chapter 20 Debt markets

Chapter 21 Futures markets

Chapter 22 Swaps and options

Chapter 23 Foreign exchange markets

PART 4 CENTRAL BANKING AND REGULATION

Chapter 24 Monetary policy

Chapter 25 Central banking: other functions

Chapter 26 Regulation

Notes to chapters

Index

Glen Arnold is the author of Corporate Financial Management, now in its 4th edition, Financial Times Guide to Value Investing 2e, The Handbook of Corporate Finance, FT Guide to Investing, 2e, The FT Guide to the Financial Markets and The Great Investors. FT Guide to Investing is the most successful book in the personal finance section of Total Consumer Market by value