Treasury Finance and Development Banking + Website: A Guide to Credit, Debt, and Risk

Treasury Finance and Development Banking + Website: A Guide to Credit, Debt, and Risk

by Biagio Mazzi
     
 

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It used to be that credit and the cost of debt were considered only when dealing with counterparty credit risk, high-yield debt, or credit-linked derivatives. In the wake of the 2007–2009 credit crisis, that is no longer the case. Credit and credit risk are now of crucial concern throughout the banking sector and the financial markets.

But, as expert Biagio

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Overview

It used to be that credit and the cost of debt were considered only when dealing with counterparty credit risk, high-yield debt, or credit-linked derivatives. In the wake of the 2007–2009 credit crisis, that is no longer the case. Credit and credit risk are now of crucial concern throughout the banking sector and the financial markets.

But, as expert Biagio Mazzi explains, any practical knowledge of credit and debt must be rooted in a thorough understanding of where credit originates: i.e., in treasuries—or more specifically, the point at which a borrowing entity, such as a corporation, bank, or sovereign nation, decides to raise capital through its treasury or debt management operation.

Which is why it is so surprising that, until now, there were no books devoted to the impact of the treasury desk on the pricing and valuation of financial instruments. This book fills that gap in the literature, offering a formal, yet highly accessible overview of the structure and function of treasuries, along with in-depth discussions of how debt affects all subsequent downstream financial activities.

With the help of numerous real-world examples—including an abundance of graphs and market data screen shots—taken from the trading and development banking world, Dr. Mazzi explores an array of critical topics, including:

  • Curve construction and the increasing role of credit in discounting
  • Asset swaps as the key to funding
  • Basic credit modeling as a framework for understanding default
  • Fair value of loans and its implications
  • Emerging markets and their key financial characteristics
  • Bond pricing and the challenges of illiquid or distressed debt
  • Asset liability management as a manifestation of debt and credit flowing through an institution

On the Treasury Finance and Development Banking companion website, you'll find a host of powerful tools for implementing the practices covered in the book, including spreadsheets and macros, interest rate and credit modeling apps, and more.

The first practical guide to understanding how treasury funding affects the operations of financial institutions and, more importantly, how it impacts the ways in which activities are assessed, transactions priced, and financial risks managed, Treasury Management and Development Banking is an invaluable working resource for banking and other finance professionals, especially those involved in the fixed income markets.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118729120
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/30/2013
Series:
Wiley Finance Series
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,426,212
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.30(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
“This is an important and timely book that demonstrates the motivation and mathematics underlying the role of Treasury in banking. From first principles, the theory of development banking, emerging market finance, and funding is derived based on the underlying interest rate products available.”
Jamie Walton, Global Head of Rates, FX and Emerging Markets Quants, Morgan Stanley

“An outstanding description of what banking is all about. From the point of view of a treasury in a development bank, Biagio performs a deep analysis of the essential activities of banking, so useful in a moment when, after times of delusion, credit and funding are again recognized to be the heart of finance. Everyone in this field will find this book detailed, useful, and yet enjoyable.”
Massimo Morini, Head of Interest Rate and Credit Models, Banca IMI

Meet the Author

Biagio Mazzi, PhD, is a Senior Financial Officer on the Structured Notes Desk in the World Bank Treasury. Prior to the World Bank, Biago Mazzi was a Vice President at Morgan Stanley, where he was responsible for modeling exotic credit derivatives on the Emerging Markets Desk. Before working in fixed income, he was an equity derivatives quant at Barclays Capital and Banca Caboto. He holds a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Cambridge.

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