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Advanced Operations Management (Paperback, 2nd Edition): David Loader Advanced Operations Management (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
David Loader
R1,228 R838 Discovery Miles 8 380 Save R390 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In the fast changing business and financial markets, the role of operations manager is crucially important to any organisation. As automated processes increase and settlement cycles shorten, the demands on operations managers to embrace change and to become cost effective contributors to the bottom line increases.

This book follows on from "Fundamentals of Global Operations Management, 2e (0470026537)." Author David Loader explores the challenges of being a good supervisor and manager in an environment of constant change, variable workloads and pressure to deliver quality services cost-effectively. He covers the key aspects of the role, which include managing risk, people and clients.

Fundamentals of Global Operations Management (Paperback, 2nd Edition): David Loader Fundamentals of Global Operations Management (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
David Loader
R1,236 R846 Discovery Miles 8 460 Save R390 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides a view of the fundamentals of operations functions and management and is suitable for people working in any organisation in the financial markets. Key issues affecting the industry are discussed and explained, such as operational risk management, traditional and new market environments, mergers, alliances, and integration across clearing and settlement. The author also explores how globalisation and straight-through processing are presenting new challenges in operations management and the changing regulatory environment.

The book offers views and advice on a broad range of subjects and encourages further research by the reader through suggested work sessions. It is ideal for anyone new to or aspiring to become a supervisor or manager.

Contents include: Operations management Markets Banking, broking and institutional investors Concepts of risk Clearing and settlement Custody Technology Regulation and compliance Client services Operations in the future

Jousting for the New Generation - Challenges to Contemporary Schooling (Paperback): David Loader Jousting for the New Generation - Challenges to Contemporary Schooling (Paperback)
David Loader
R1,201 R1,090 Discovery Miles 10 900 Save R111 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Learning is not some technical task like computer programming; it is integral to the person. It is part of the spirit, the soul and the heart of a human being we need to be encouraged to explore what is inside us, what we feel as well as what we think, where we have come from, as well as where we wish to go. I have written unashamedly in a personal and passionate way. In this new collection of essays, David Loader addresses a range of contemporary issues in education, and encourages critical dialogue about prevailing educational cultures. These jousts, as he calls them, are challenges to the status quo, written to encourage verbal repartee, argument and counter-argument. Dipping into Jousting for the New Generation is intended to inspire the reader and generate spirited discussion.

Clearing, Settlement and Custody (Hardcover, 2nd edition): David Loader Clearing, Settlement and Custody (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
David Loader
R1,672 Discovery Miles 16 720 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Four new chapters and updates throughout help this 2e of "Clearing, Settlement and Custody" summarize worldwide changes in the process of concluding a financial transaction. Noted consultant David Loader provides a highly detailed analysis of the central clearing counterparty concept, the drivers behind it, and its effects on operations teams. He also clearly illustrates the life cycle of a series of transactions to broaden the comparison process.

Emphasizing changes in the regulatory environment stemming from the 2008 market crash and liquidity crisis, this edition uses new case studies and end-of-chapter quizzes to explore the transaction value chain of trading, clearing, settlement, and custody. Students and professionals in the financial field will benefit from the book's description of the industry and the details of financial innovation and regulatory response, with their many implications.
Supplements theoretical insights about risk with empirical data from current casesProvides the first algorithmic risk management technique that spans multiple asset classes End-of-chapter questions reinforce primary and secondary points

Understanding the Markets (Hardcover): David Loader Understanding the Markets (Hardcover)
David Loader
R1,632 Discovery Miles 16 320 Out of stock

An analysis of the major securities, derivatives and money markets from an operations point of view, 'Understanding the Markets' takes the reader through the major features and characteristics of the markets and the products. The relationship between the trading and dealing functions and the operations functions is examined and the issues discussed.
This book looks at the financial markets from the viewpoint of the person working in the operations functions that support the trading, dealing and investment processes, and as such is essential reading in order to fully understand the industry - an industry which has gone, and is still going through, much change.
As the markets undergo change so too do the administration, clearing and settlement functions, as the clearing houses, securities depositories and custodians merge and diversify. This is going to impact on the operations teams that support the trading, sales and retail business. A failure to be aware of and to understand the impact of changes in the markets will create massive problems, greater risk and ultimately financial losses. And yet the sheer size and diversity of the global markets, together with the rapid pace of change and expansion, and the increasing volume of transactions needing to be processed, presents a massive challenge to operations teams and managers.
Knowing how the markets work and what impacts on the operations team is crucial for managers and supervisors. In this book the author provides a full explanation of the markets and their impact in operations terms. So if you are about to embark on a career in operations 'Understanding the Markets' is essential reading. Alternatively, if you are planning a career as a dealer it will prove very useful in explaining the process that occurs after you have traded.
The definitive series of professional references for those finance professionals concerned with "Back office" or operations management unique to this industry.Presents concise references on the essential management functions such as technology, client services, and risk management for financial operations management professionals.A comprehensive resource from a leading financial management consultant for global banks and institutions.

Regulation and Compliance in Operations (Paperback): David Loader Regulation and Compliance in Operations (Paperback)
David Loader
R1,400 Discovery Miles 14 000 Out of stock

'Regulation and Compliance in Operations' looks at how regulation affects the operations function by focusing on regulatory issues and drivers. As regulatory demands ever increasing, it is important for operations teams to be aware of the important regulatory issues which exist globally.


Like any other part of an organization in the financial services industry, operations has rules and regulations to comply with. Although many view regulation as being about rooting out rogue traders and controlling speculators, its role is much more profound than this, and without it many more 'scandals' would undoubtedly occur.
The problem for the regulator is that unless total oversight of every transaction, account, business and individual can be made, there will always be rogue traders or more recent examples like Enron and World.Com. As such intense oversight is not practical, the regulator can only do so much, with most of the responsibility resting with the firms and organizations themselves.
For operations teams their role in protecting the firm stems from their ability to manage critical processes like reconciliation, asset position agreements and the nostro accounts efficiently and effectively. Regulators need the help and support of the businesses to have a 'business-friendly environment'. When some abuse the trust placed in them and the regulatory environment, a 'scandal' or worse occurs, with the result that the majority are penalized as regulators react to criticism and apply more onerous regulations.
It is often the operations teams that bear most, or at least some, of the repercussions of greater regulatory oversight of the business. It is therefore vitally important for operations teams to have a firm understanding of the regulatory issues and drivers. This book will help you gain that understanding, as well as looking at the important regulatory issues in the various global markets in which your business operates.
* This book completes the popular Securities Institute Operations Management Series
* Explains the role of regulation and compliance in UK, US and global financial markets
* Provides a valuable perspective from the operations department viewpoint without getting caught up in the minute details of regulations

Clearing and Settlement of Derivatives (Hardcover): David Loader Clearing and Settlement of Derivatives (Hardcover)
David Loader
R1,990 Discovery Miles 19 900 Out of stock

This book makes the reader aware of the background to the derivatives markets, how they have developed and their importance today.
Clearing and Settlement of Derivatives addresses how and why derivative products are used and how the industry is structured, looking at both the exchange and over-the-counter markets. The role of the various parties is explained and the interaction between securities, commodities and derivatives explored.
The key regulation that affects the use of derivatives by banks, corporate companies, institutional investors and private clients is covered and by way of example, the book reviews the various Directives affecting investment funds' use of derivatives, capital adequacy requirements on banks and guidelines for private client use. The regulations looked at will be international, making this book suitable for most UK, European, and North American markets.
* Informs and educates the reader about derivative products and everything that happens when trades take place without using confusing technical detail and unexplained jargon
* Explains the background to derivatives and the market infrastructures and regulation in a clear and easy to read way
* Deals with the extensive procedures and processes involved in lively, easy to follow "road maps"

Fund Custody and Administration (Hardcover): David Loader Fund Custody and Administration (Hardcover)
David Loader
R1,451 Discovery Miles 14 510 Out of stock

Fund Custody and Administration provides an overall perspective of investment funds without limiting its analysis to specific fund structures, as other books do. Since governance and oversight of investment funds are now major regulatory requirements, administrators and custodians must place greater emphasis on the custody and safekeeping of fund assets, on the independent and robust valuation of the assets, and on collateral management. By focusing on both the asset transactions made by the investment manager for the portfolio and on the transactions in the shares or units of the fund itself, it gives readers insights about the essential elements of investment fund management and administration, regardless of their geographical backgrounds.

Relationship and Resource Management in Operations (Paperback): David Loader Relationship and Resource Management in Operations (Paperback)
David Loader
R1,660 Discovery Miles 16 600 Out of stock

'Relationship and Resource Management in Operations' explains in practical terms the importance of the business relationships with internal and external counterparts while demonstrating how things can go wrong and what causes the situation. The authors examine the need to instil cultures in the team focusing on client service, risk and cost effectiveness. The text covers, via practical examples, the kind of scenario managers or supervisors might face in their role and shows what decisions could and should be made.

The operations function in a financial organization is crucial to the success of the business. It drives both profitability and reputation as well as contributing to business development and support. It is also a complex part of a business and one that is treated differently in different types of organizations. The complexity of operations and the diverseness of the teams and the people they interact with create a need for a high degree of relationship and resource management.
For instance a bank that is involved in both retail and investment banking will have hundreds of different relationship situations, but so too will a small private client broker. Some situations may be common to all types of organizations; others common to particular types of organizations and a few will be very specific to an organization. These relationships may be very open or highly discreet and confidential.
Whatever the type of relationship, whether problematic or successful, it is likely that any problems will have an impact of the business. For operations managers their role is a key one. Charged with managing resources and the numerous relationship issues, it is neither a simple task nor, because of the variety and frequency of the issues that might arise, one that is easy to find solutions for. This book, however, explores some of the situations that managers might find themselves in and puts forward some solutions.
Relationships and resources are the energy source that makes operations work and managed well they will provide the means to grow and to attain success. The central aim of this book is to provide knowledge and guidance on this important and key area of operations management. Successful operations teams are built on talented resource and effective management - let this book be your guide.
The definitive series of professional references for those finance professionals concerned with "Back office" or operations management unique to this industry.Shows in practical terms the importance of the business relationships for financial operations management teams.A comprehensive resource from a leading financial management consultant for global banks and institutions.

The Inner Principal (Hardcover): David Loader The Inner Principal (Hardcover)
David Loader
R3,901 Discovery Miles 39 010 Out of stock

A stunning account of how a principal combines the rational and emotional components of leadership to lead the transformation of a school.
Most attempts at reform have come from the outside, with people wishing to impose curriculum and benchmarks. This book assumes that schools can transform themselves, but only when those involved in schools, particularly the principal, develop self-respect and achieve self-actualization. The author believes, and has shown in his own colleges, that a sensitive, thoughtful, proactive leadership might yet deliver the quality outcomes that the community desires from schooling.

The Inner Principal (Paperback): David Loader The Inner Principal (Paperback)
David Loader
R1,040 R928 Discovery Miles 9 280 Save R112 (11%) Out of stock

A stunning account of how a principal combines the rational and emotional components of leadership to lead the transformation of a school.
Most attempts at reform have come from the outside, with people wishing to impose curriculum and benchmarks. This book assumes that schools can transform themselves, but only when those involved in schools, particularly the principal, develop self-respect and achieve self-actualization. The author believes, and has shown in his own colleges, that a sensitive, thoughtful, proactive leadership might yet deliver the quality outcomes that the community desires from schooling.

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