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The financial crisis of 2008 aroused widespread interest in banking and financial history among policy makers, academics, journalists, and even bankers, in addition to the wider public. References in the press to the term 'Great Depression' spiked after the failure of Lehman Brothers in November 2008, with similar surges in references to 'economic history' at various times during the financial turbulence. In an attempt to better understand the magnitude of the shock, there was a demand for historical parallels. How severe was the financial crash? Was it, in fact, the most severe financial crisis since the Great Depression? Were its causes unique or part of a well-known historical pattern? And have financial crises always led to severe depressions? Historical reflection on the recent financial crises and the long-term development of the financial system go hand in hand. This volume provides the material for such a reflection by presenting the state of the art in banking and financial history. Nineteen highly regarded experts present chapters on the economic and financial side of banking and financial activities, primarily though not solely in advanced economies, in a long-term comparative perspective. In addition to paying attention to general issues, not least those related to theoretical and methodological aspects of the discipline, the volume approaches the banking and financial world from four distinct but interrelated angles: financial institutions, financial markets, financial regulation, and financial crises.
CEPS and the International Observatory on Financial Services Cooperatives (IOFSC) at HEC Montreal have initiated an annual monitoring exercise on banking business models in the EU. Based on their balance sheet structures, 147 European banks that account for more than 80% of the industry assets were categorised in four business models. The Monitor emphasises the ownership structures and assesses the financial and economic performance, resilience and robustness, before, during and after the financial and economic crises across retail diversified-, retail focused-, investment-, and wholesale oriented banks. Inter alia, this edition of the Monitor finds that banks that engage more in traditional retail banking activities with a mix of funding sources fared well as compared to other bank models during the different phases of the crisis.
Recent economic crises have made the centrality of debt, and the instability it creates, increasingly apparent. This realization has led to cries for change--yet there is little popular awareness of possible alternatives. Beyond Debt describes efforts to create a transnational economy free of debt. Based on ethnographic fieldwork in Malaysia, Daromir Rudnyckyj illustrates how the state, led by the central bank, seeks to make the country's capital Kuala Lumpur "the New York of the Muslim world"--the central node of global financial activity conducted in accordance with Islam. Rudnyckyj shows how Islamic financial experts have undertaken ambitious experiments to create more stable economies and stronger social solidarities by facilitating risk- and profit-sharing, enhanced entrepreneurial skills, and more collaborative economic action. Building on scholarship that reveals the impact of financial devices on human activity, he illustrates how Islamic finance is deployed to fashion subjects who are at once more pious Muslims and more ambitious entrepreneurs. In so doing, Rudnyckyj shows how experts seek to create a new "geoeconomics"--a global Islamic alternative to the conventional financial network centered on New York, London, and Tokyo. A groundbreaking analysis of a timely subject, Beyond Debt tells the captivating story of efforts to re-center international finance in an emergent Islamic global city and, ultimately, to challenge the very foundations of conventional finance.
Building upon a wide range of literatures, this book argues that international regulatory institutions become stronger when oligopolistic institutional arrangements decay and competitive pressures intensify. This is shown to be the case for global finance by the study of two inter-state institutions - the Basle Committee on Banking Supervision and the International Organization of Securities Commissions, and of the international banking and securities industries which they seek to regulate. There is also the development of the concept of "private" regimes.
The global financial crisis in 2008 brought central banking to the centre stage, prompting questions about the role of national central banks and - in Europe - of the multi-country European Central Bank. What can central banks do, and what are their limitations? How have they performed? Currency, Credit and Crisis seeks to provide a coherent perspective on the functions of a central bank in a small country by assessing the way in which Ireland's financial crisis from 2010 to 2013 was handled. Drawing on his experiences as Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland and in research and policy work at the World Bank, Patrick Honohan offers a detailed analytical narrative of the origins of the crisis and of policy makers' conduct during its most fraught moments.
In this book, Christopher Simpson reveals the behind-the-scenes story of the report. Simpson has carefully edited the report and provided notes and explanatory material, making it accessible to a wide range of readers. He brings readers the full story of the banking studies, reproduces hundreds of pages gleaned from declassified reports, and analyses their significance in light of today's bitter debates over German corporation, the Holocaust, and how historical memory is to be defined. In November 1946, U.S. Government financial experts inside former Nazi Germany concluded that Germany's most powerful banks must be liquidated if lasting peace was to be achieved. The giant Deutsche and Dredener Banks had completely intertwined themselves with the Nazi regime and were directly responsible for the systematic theft of Jewish property, slave labour, and financing the construction of SS concentration camps. As the Americans in the Finance Division of the Office of Military Government [U.S.] (OMGUS) saw things at the time, the bank leaders should be tried as war criminals and barred from ever holding any positions of importance in German political or economic life. However, these recommendations were never implemented. In fact, many of the officials of the Deutsche Bank went on to be some of the most important figures in German economic development-and by extension, European economic development-in the post war period. The Deutsche Bank secretly retained almost a ton of gold taken from the dead at concentration camps; the Dresdener Bank re-emerged as a multinational financial giant. Meanwhile, the U.S. Government buried the 500+ page report of its financial experts in classified files, where they gathered dust for decades. Today, the Deutsche Bank is the largest financial institution in the world and the Dresdener Bank is not far behind.
CONTENTS: Islamic Banking -- An Overview; Islamic Banking Can You Afford to Ignore it?; Islamic Financing Arrangements used in Islamic Banking; Islamic Banking & Finance Shari' a-Compliance & the Reinterpretation of Riba; Banking for the Poor: The Role of Islamic Banking in Microfinance Initiatives; Ethical Money: Financial Growth in the Muslim World; Sri Lanka & the Scope for Islamic Banking; Settlement of Islamic Banking Disputes in Indonesia: Opportunities & Challenges; Islamic Banks in Jordan: Performance & Efficiency Analysis; Funding & Financing in Islamic Banking System; Risk Management: Islamic Financial Policies -- Islamic Banking & its Potential Impact.
A behind-the-scenes look at Wall Street's top banker
Following the eleventh-hour rescue of Bear Stearns by JP Morgan, Jamie Dimon's profile reached stratospheric levels. And while the deals and decisions he's made have usually turned out to be the right ones, his journey to the top of the financial world has been anything but easy.
Now, in "The House of Dimon, " former business journalist Patricia Crisafulli goes behind the scenes to recount the amazing events that have shaped Dimon's career, from his rise to prominence as Sandy Weill's protZgZ at Citigroup to the drama surrounding his purchase of Bear Stearns and Washington Mutual. Each step of the way, this engaging book provides insider accounts of how Dimon successfully acquired and integrated companies, created efficiencies, and grew bottom-line results as the consummate hands-on manager.Includes interviews with Dimon himself, Sandy Weill, and colleagues who've known Dimon over the course of his careerShows how Dimon's management style and talent for taking calculated risks have allowed him to excel where many others have failedPlaces Dimon in the context of contemporary Wall Street, an environment that has destroyed several top CEOs
During one of the most difficult and tumultuous periods in Wall Street history, Jamie Dimon has survived and thrived. "The House of Dimon" reveals how he's done it and explores what lies ahead for Dimon, as he attempts to grow JPMorgan in the face of the unrelenting pressures of Wall Street.
The new European rules on bank insolvency seek to prevent future government-funded bailouts. Instead, risks should be internalized by the participants. The rules in the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive and also the Single Resolution Mechanism seek to mimic the outcome of a normal insolvency procedures, without actually letting a failing institution enter full insolvency procedures. The rules enacted are of critical importance to a healthier and more stable financial sector.This book presents three reports in which the new rules are explained and criticized where needed. Professor Joossen discusses the bail-in mechanisms, while Nuijten analyses the legal protection offered to stakeholders against intervention under the Single Resolution Mechanism - or the lack thereof. Finally, Clancy considers the potential use of the new resolution tools in the context of counterparties, in particular repo and derivative counterparties to a financial institution.
Experts from NYU Stern School of Business analyze new financial regulations and what they mean for the economy
The NYU Stern School of Business is one of the top business schools in the world thanks to the leading academics, researchers, and provocative thinkers who call it home. In "Regulating Wall Street: The New Architecture of Global Finance," an impressive group of the Stern school's top authorities on finance combine their expertise in capital markets, risk management, banking, and derivatives to assess the strengths and weaknesses of new regulations in response to the recent global financial crisis.Summarizes key issues that regulatory reform should addressEvaluates the key components of regulatory reformProvides analysis of how the reforms will affect financial firms and markets, as well as the real economy
The U.S. Congress is on track to complete the most significant changes in financial regulation since the 1930s. "Regulating Wall Street: The New Architecture of Global Finance" discusses the impact these news laws will have on the U.S. and global financial architecture.
This edited volume showcases how the European cooperative banks have continued to evolve amid a new competitive scenario that resulted from the Global Financial Crisis started in Europe in 2008. The cooperative banking paradigm has been put under an unprecedented pressure as a consequence of factors such as the exceptionally low interest rates set by the European Central Bank, low profitability generated by traditional banking services-which are the backbone of the cooperative banking business-and the entrance of fintech companies into the banking market. Furthermore, tightening regulation since the beginning of the crisis has produced an increased capital and liquidity burden which in some cases have forced cooperative banks to reduce lending to their members and customers, putting under question the traditional countercyclical role of cooperative banks in periods of crisis. For these reasons, it is of the utmost value to observe and analyse how cooperative banks have been reacting in the attempt to preserve their unique business model and, at the same time, to keep providing credit to the economy. A number of scholars active in the cooperative banking sector have been involved in this edited volume as contributors.
One of the lessons learned from the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-9 is that minimum capital requirements are a necessary but inadequate safeguard for the stability of an intermediary. Despite the high levels of capitalization of many banks before the crisis, they too experienced serious difficulties due to insufficient liquidity buffers. Thus, for the first time, after the GFC regulators realized that liquidity risk can jeopardize the orderly functioning of a bank and, in some cases, its survival. Previously, the risk did not receive the same attention by regulators at the international level as other types of risk including credit, market, and operational risks. The GFC promoted liquidity risk to a significant place in regulatory reform, introducing uniform international rules and best practices. The literature has studied the potential effects of the new liquidity rules on the behaviour of banks, the financial system, and the economy as a whole. This book provides a comprehensive understanding of the bank liquidity crisis that occurred during the GFC, of the liquidity regulatory reform introduced by the Basel Committee with the Basel III Accord, and its implications both at the micro and macroeconomic levels. Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore contributed to the funding of this research project and its publication.
This book reviews banking internationalization by considering the new paradigms of globalization. The author primarily analyses why and how banks internationalize through equity deals, and the effect of regulation and market integration on the formation of deals, which allows authorities to manage the banking structure. This is a unique work that describes the relevance of the ownership model and cultural features of the partners and the key factors that help in choosing the market in which the banks bring activities abroad. The book addresses market characteristics, and new scenarios that should impact banks' internationalization strategies and ability to achieve success in deals that capture the attention of both researchers and practitioners.
The authorised history of the Bank of England by the bestselling David Kynaston, 'the most entertaining historian alive' (Spectator). 'Not an ordinary bank, but a great engine of state,' Adam Smith declared of the Bank of England as long ago as 1776. The Bank is now over 320 years old, and throughout almost all that time it has been central to British history. Yet to most people, despite its increasingly high profile, its history is largely unknown. Till Time's Last Sand by David Kynaston is the first authoritative and accessible single-volume history of the Bank of England, opening with the Bank's founding in 1694 in the midst of the English financial revolution and closing in 2013 with Mark Carney succeeding Mervyn King as Governor. This is a history that fully addresses the important debates over the years about the Bank's purpose and modes of operation and that covers such aspects as monetary and exchange-rate policies and relations with government, the City and other central banks. Yet this is also a narrative that does full justice to the leading episodes and characters of the Bank, while taking care to evoke a real sense of the place itself, with its often distinctively domestic side. Deploying an array of piquant and revealing material from the Bank's rich archives, Till Time's Last Sand is a multi-layered and insightful portrait of one of our most important national institutions, from one of our leading historians.
This book discusses important aspects of fixed income securities in emerging economies. Key features * Clarifies all conceptual and analytical aspects of fixed income securities and bonds, and covers important interest rate and credit derivative instruments in a simple and practical way. * Examines topics such as classifications of fixed income instruments; related risk-return measures; yield curve and term structure of interest rates; interest rate derivatives (forwards, futures and swaps), credit derivatives (credit default swaps); and trading strategies and risk management. * Provides step-by-step explanation of fixed income products by including real-life examples, scenarios and cases, especially in the context of emerging markets. * Presents consistent reference of actual market practices to make the chapters practice oriented while maintaining a lucid style complemented by adequate reading inputs and clear learning outcomes. * Includes complete solutions of numericals and cases for all chapters as an eResource on the Routledge website to aid understanding. The book will serve as a ready guide to both professionals from banking and finance industry (fixed income/bond dealers; fund/investment/portfolio managers; investment bankers; financial analysts/consultants; risk management specialists), and those in academics, including students, research scholars, and teachers in the fields of business management, banking, insurance, finance, financial economics, business economics, and risk management.
Cash and Dash: How ATMs and Computers Changed Banking uses the invention and development of the automated teller machine (ATM) to explain the birth and evolution of digital banking, from the 1960s to present day. It tackles head on the drivers of long-term innovation in retail banking with emphasis on the payment system. Using a novel approach to better understanding the industrial organization of financial markets, Cash and Dash contributes to a broader discussion around innovation and labour-saving devices. It explores attitudes to the patent system, formation of standards, organizational politics, the interaction between regulation and strategy, trust and domestication, maintenance versus disruption, and the huge undertakings needed to develop online real-time banking to customers.
The Nine Years' War with France was a period of great institutional innovation in public finance and of severe monetary turmoil for England. It saw the creation of the Bank of England; a sudden sharp fall in the external value of the pound; a massive undertaking to melt down and recoin most of the nation's silver currency; a failed attempt to create a National Land Bank as a competitor to the Bank of England; and the ensuing outbreak of a sharp monetary and financial crisis. Histories of this period usually divide these events into two main topics, treated in isolation from one another: the recoinage debate and ensuing monetary crisis and a `battle of the banks'. The first is often interpreted as the pyrrhic victory of a creditor-dominated parliament over the nation's debtors, one that led very predictably to the ensuing monetary crisis. The second has been construed as a contest between whig-merchant and tory-gentry visions of the proper place of banking in England's future. This book binds the two strands into a single narrative, resulting in a very different interpretation of both. Parliamentary debate over the recoinage was superficial and misleading; beneath the surface, it was just another front for the battle of the banks. And the latter had little to do with competing philosophies of economic development; it was rather a pragmatic struggle for profit and power, involving interlocking contests between two groups of financiers and two sets of politicians within the royal administration. The monetary crisis of summer 1696 was not the result of poor planning by the Treasury; rather it was a continuation of the battle of the banks, fought on new ground but with the same ultimate intent - to establish dominance in the lucrative business of private lending to the crown.
According to the World Health Report published by Capgemini and Merrill Lynch, the number of High Networth Individuals (HNIs) (with assets greater than $1 million) has grown by over 20 per cent globally in the past five years and by more than 90 per cent in the past decade. The report also highlights that the emerging market economies like India, China and the Middle East have outperformed the developed economies in terms of increase in the number of HNIs. The number of dollar millionaires in India has grown to 83500 in 2005. These emerging 'newly rich' individuals lack the time to manage their serious money and will increasingly delegate it to professional wealth managers. This has stimulated the private banking business in India, attracting the attention of global majors like UBS and Credit Suisse. Private banking is the means of managing private clients' money by providing various services like efficient wealth management, saving, inheritance and tax planning. These banks promise to maximise returns and minimise risk along with the tax burden of the clients through careful allocation of their money. Against this backdrop, this book seeks to focus on the emerging opportunities for private banking in India. It highlights the factors driving the growth of private banking in the country and the region, debates the sustainability of domestic and foreign private banks and analyses the performance of private banks.
The authoritative guide to investment banking-updated and revised for the new financial landscape What is investment banking? How do investment bankers generate profit for their clients? What is the function of each specialty? How has the industry changed in the past decade? Investment Banking Explained answers these questions-and offers a complete overview of this complex industry. Written in accessible, easy-to-understand language, Investment Banking Explained provides everything you need to identify structures, strategies, and operational aspects of investment banking, and it offers thorough examinations of the operations of the world's most successful firms. With every chapter updated and revised, this peerless work also includes need-to-know information on all-new topics, including developing strategic relationships with large corporate clients, understanding the role of technology, finding the keys for a successful IPO, how to successfully advise a client in mergers and acquisitions, the strategies for value creation in asset management, and startup financing. The only book of its kind written by a seasoned investment banking practitioner, Investment Banking Explained delivers a complete overview of investment banking in its modern form. Whether you're in the business or planning to launch an investment banking career, this comprehensive guide provides everything you need to succeed.
This book provides a detailed analysis of the main innovations and impacts associated with the package of European legislation comprising MiFID II and MiFIR, which constitutes a pillar of the EU's "single rulebook" for financial regulation. Adopting a research-oriented approach, the authors also consider the practical consequences of the new legislation, to provide a clear description of the new rules and the ways in which they address concerns raised by the financial crisis, as well as an appraisal of the theoretical implications from an EU-wide perspective. The book also presents a comparative analysis of how the package is being implemented within the larger countries of the Eurozone and the United Kingdom, and evaluates the likely consequences for banks' business models. This research book is a valuable resource for graduate and master's level students as well as professionals and practitioners interested in understanding the European financial law and, in particular, the dynamics of the investment industry.
This book addresses the financing of government budgets with non-debt-creating flows through risk-sharing capital market instruments. It offers a comparative analysis with conventional finance to demonstrate the ability of Islamic capital market instruments to create an impetus for economic stability and growth. Rizvi, Bacha, and Mirakhor guide readers chronologically through the unfolding effects of macroeconomic policy implemented to reduce crippling sovereign debt, increase government financing, and guide governments to the path of economic progress.
This book sheds new light on the Greek economic challenges and helps readers understand the current debt crisis. Chapters from leading experts in the field identify and outline potential solutions to the on-going decline of the Greek economy by considering both Eurozone-adopted current policy framework explanations and potential alternative explanations. In contrast to the standard chronological approach toward the Greek debt crisis typically adopted by other texts, this book draws on the experience and views of specialized economists and offers divergent opinions that could potentially form alternative solutions. It will be of interest to researchers and academics interested in the Greek economy, modern financial modelling, and risk management.
This book originated from a 2010 conference marking the fortieth anniversary of the publication of the landmark "Phelps volume," "Microeconomic Foundations of Employment and Inflation Theory," a book that is often credited with pioneering the currently dominant approach to macroeconomic analysis. However, in their provocative introductory essay, Roman Frydman and Edmund Phelps argue that the vast majority of macroeconomic and finance models developed over the last four decades derailed, rather than built on, the Phelps volume's "microfoundations" approach. Whereas the contributors to the 1970 volume recognized the fundamental importance of according market participants' expectations an autonomous role, contemporary models rely on the rational expectations hypothesis (REH), which rules out such a role by design.
The financial crisis that began in 2007, preceded by a spectacular boom and bust in asset prices that REH models implied could never happen, has spurred a quest for fresh approaches to macroeconomic analysis. While the alternatives to REH presented in "Rethinking Expectations" differ from the approach taken in the original Phelps volume, they are notable for returning to its major theme: understanding aggregate outcomes requires according expectations an autonomous role. In the introductory essay, Frydman and Phelps interpret the various efforts to reconstruct the field--some of which promise to chart its direction for decades to come.
The contributors include Philippe Aghion, Sheila Dow, George W. Evans, Roger E. A. Farmer, Roman Frydman, Michael D. Goldberg, Roger Guesnerie, Seppo Honkapohja, Katarina Juselius, Enisse Kharroubi, Blake LeBaron, Edmund S. Phelps, John B. Taylor, Michael Woodford, and Gylfi Zoega.
The Development of International Monetary Policy traces the development of international monetary policy from mercantilism to quantitative easing. It has been structured to present some of the pressing issues in international monetary relations involving currency valuation, inflation, exchange rates, and regional monetary policy. Additionally, it presents international monetary law as a basis for understanding the concept of monetary sovereignty and the limits of state autonomy in an interdependent world of legal arrangements. The book revisits some controversial arguments about stagflation and expansionary monetary policy, and it uses current time series data and empirical evidence to show why theories about the trade-off between inflation and unemployment are not extinct. Part of the concluding argument indicates that it is imperative for the international community to have a structure for monetary dispute resolutions involving autonomous states. Notably, the author further concludes that fiat money will continue to be a dominant unit of account, more so than crypto-currencies, into the distant future. An accessible and practical read, this is book is a valuable resource for postgraduates, academics and researchers of international trade, finance and economics.
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