An Introduction to Global Financial Markets

An Introduction to Global Financial Markets

by Stephen Valdez, Philip Molyneux
     
 

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Provides a broad introduction to principle global financial markets and institutions from the US, Japan, UK, Germany, and France. Describes various financial sectors in clear terms, using mathematical formulae and statistical examples while keeping in mind the needs of the non-numerate reader. Includes chapters summaries and a glossary. For advanced students, those… See more details below

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Provides a broad introduction to principle global financial markets and institutions from the US, Japan, UK, Germany, and France. Describes various financial sectors in clear terms, using mathematical formulae and statistical examples while keeping in mind the needs of the non-numerate reader. Includes chapters summaries and a glossary. For advanced students, those working in banking and financial institutions in a support role, and staff in suppliers of information and computer services to the financial markets. This is an extensively revised edition of An Introduction to Western Financial Markets. The original title was first published in 1993. Valdez is director of Profile Financial Training plc. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ENDORSEMENTS FOR THE PREVIOUS EDITION:
"This 6th Edition of An Introduction to Global Financial Markets is a must read for those beginning to study finance and an essential reference for advanced students of the topic. The coverage of the recent financial crisis is fantastic and provides a thorough update of all the data, markets, institutions, and financial instruments that played a role in the crisis." - Allen N. Berger, H. Montague Osteen, Jr., Professor in Banking and Finance, Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
"Valdez and Molyneux's book is without competitor. There are two main reasons for its growing success: it is complete, up-to-date and of a truly global scope; and it is written in a limpid and lively way. Furthermore the new chapter on the subprime crisis and its developments represents an invaluable synthesis. This book definitely provides the best introduction to the study of world financial markets." - Francis Bismans, Professor in Economics and Finance, BETA and University of Nancy, France

"An Introduction to Global Financial Markets provides a comprehensive and inspiring introduction to global financial sectors and a thought-provoking description of major international financial activities. The new edition of the book is further completed with an objective yet insightful account of the recent financial crisis, conveying important information and implications to markets participants and policymakers around the world." - Dr. Ruijun Bu, Lecturer in Economics, University of Liverpool Management School, UK, and Visiting Fellow in Finance, Bendheim Center for Finance, Princeton University "Valdez and Molyneux provide an excellent introduction to the modern global financial markets. No prior knowledge is required and the book is clearly written. The authors cover a wide range of topics that includes the role of central banks, investment banks, bond, equity and derivatives markets. They also discuss the rising superpowers of India and China, the credit crunch and the emerging trends in finance after the credit crisis. Overall the book is a first rate introduction to the finance world for undergraduate students of business studies and professionals who want to get the broad picture." - Konstantinos Tolikas, Lecturer in Finance, Cardiff Business School, UK

"The new edition of An introduction to Global Financial Markets offers a first class guide to the subject. As ever, the Valdez book provides a practical and concise discussion which will be invaluable for anyone wanting to learn more about how financial markets actually work in practice. Whenever I have a student asking how they should prepare for an interview for a graduate investment banking place I always tell them to go away and read Valdez from cover to cover." - Kevin Boakes, Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Business and Law, Kingston University London, UK

"This new edition provides a comprehensive and interesting coverage of a massive and constantly changing subject area. It should prove a relevant and accessible reference book for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as finance professionals." - Dr. John Cooper, Senior Lecturer, Department of Economic Studies & International Business, Glasgow Caledonian Business School, UK

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781137007520
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
01/22/2013
Edition description:
Seventh Edition,Revised Edition,7th edition
Pages:
570
Sales rank:
579,028
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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