Financial Institutions

Overview

Financial Institutions combines a thorough introduction to United States financial institutions and a substantial international focus. Equally suitable for a first or second year course in finance or money and banking, the text takes an analytical approach in its coverage of such topics as duration, equity valuation, cash management, and the Black-Scholes option pricing model. Financial Institutions also offers comprehensive coverage of all major financial institutions comprising the financial system. the text ...
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Overview

Financial Institutions combines a thorough introduction to United States financial institutions and a substantial international focus. Equally suitable for a first or second year course in finance or money and banking, the text takes an analytical approach in its coverage of such topics as duration, equity valuation, cash management, and the Black-Scholes option pricing model. Financial Institutions also offers comprehensive coverage of all major financial institutions comprising the financial system. the text provides separate chapters on finance companies, insurance companies, pension funds, financial futures and options, and the swap market topics fequently omitted or treated lightly in other texts.
* The text includes STUDY!, a computerized study guide that includes a bank of multiple choice questions covering all of the essential conceptual issues in the text.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557869494
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/1996
  • Pages: 200

Meet the Author

Professor Robert W. Kolb taught investments at the University of Miami until 1996. He is the author and editor of over a dozen books and numerous articles on finance and investments. Kolb currently devotes his time to writing and research, especially in the areas of futures markets, investments and bond portfolio management.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The Role of Financial Institutions 3
Ch. 2 The Federal Reserve in the U.S. Economy 25
Ch. 3 The Money Supply and Deposit Expansion 41
Ch. 4 The Debt Market: An Overview 67
Ch. 5 The Stock Market: An Overview 109
Ch. 6 The Financial Derivatives Market 149
Ch. 7 The Level and Structure of Interest Rates 193
Ch. 8 The Primary Market and Investment Banking 223
Ch. 9 Risk and Return in Securities Markets 243
Ch. 10 Banks, Thrift Institutions, and Credit Unions 269
Ch. 11 Regulation of Depository Institutions 289
Ch. 12 Operations of Commercial Banks 331
Ch. 13 Management of Commercial Banks 357
Ch. 14 Asset and Liability Management of Commercial Banks 377
Ch. 15 International Banking 407
Ch. 16 Financial Conglomerates and Subsidiaries 427
Ch. 17 Investment Companies and Performance Evaluation 447
Ch. 18 Insurance Companies 469
Ch. 19 Pension Funds 487
Appendix 505
Index 507
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