The Future of Global Financial Services / Edition 1

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The book focuses on the changes that we will face in the near future, such as greater use of the internet for banking transactions and the increasing globalization of financial services. It considers changing conditions in key financial centers around the world, especially in the USA, the UK, Germany, Japan, and Switzerland; and it points to the probable disappearance of the insurance sector as a separate industry. The book describes the strategies of major financial services firms, and discusses the likelihood that various strategies will be viable in the future.
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Robert Grosse is Professor of International Business and Director of Research at Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management in Arizona. He has more than 20 years experience of teaching international finance, international banking, finance in emerging markets, and other finance and global strategy seminars. He has also worked as a consultant to American Express, Banco de Costa Rica, Banco de Credito e Inversiones (Chile), Banco Ganadero (Colombia), Citibank, Chase Manhattan Bank, Manufacturers Hanover Bank, and Merrill Lynch.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 3
2 The globalization of financial services 15
3 The virtualization of financial services 35
4 Government regulation : the second key factor underlying industry structure 55
5 The financial landscape : organizations and allfinanz banking (the status quo) 73
6 Competitive strategies of international financial institutions 87
7 Competitiveness of banks from key countries (or, why are the US banks ahead?) 105
8 Responding to the challenge of the new economy 125
9 Why insurance won't survive 139
10 Investment banking at the crossroads 153
11 Financial instruments and financial structures 167
12 The generation of long-term investment to support bond and stock-market growth 179
13 International financial centers 191
14 Surviving the twenty-first century 201
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