The Financial Times Guide to Banking is a comprehensive introduction to how banks and banking works. Best-selling author Glen Arnold provides you with a foundation for understanding the wide variety of activities undertaken by banks. He shows you why these global institutions are so important to consumers and finance professionals alike and explains how their activities impact on everyday life.
The Financial Times Guide to Banking will give you:
- A thorough understanding of all types of banking from retail through to asset management and investment banking.
- An overview of global banking including the worldwide evolution of the sector, the influence of cross-border money flows and the importance of modern banking to international development
- Expert knowledge about instruments and markets including debt markets, futures markets and swaps and options
- Insight into the crucial importance of central banking and government regulation
- Answers to the big questions about monetary policy and interest rates, payment systems and banking success
Glen Arnold is the author of Corporate Financial Management, now in its 4th edition, Financial Times Guide to Value Investing 2e, The Handbook of Corporate Finance, FT Guide to Investing, 2e, The FT Guide to the Financial Markets and The Great Investors. FT Guide to Investing is the most successful book in the personal finance section of Total Consumer Market by value
About the author Preface Author's acknowledgements Publisher's acknowledgements PART 1 DIFFERENT TYPES OF BANKING Chapter 1 What is banking? Chapter 2 An overview of different aspects of banking Chapter 3 Retail banking Chapter 4 Transferring money and other retail bank services Chapter 5 Corporate banking: lending Chapter 6 Corporate banking: key activities Chapter 7 How a bank operates Chapter 8 Asset and liability management Chapter 9 Bank financial statements Chapter 10 Investment banking: services to companies and governments Chapter 11 Investment banking: market trading activities Chapter 12 The mutuals Chapter 13 Finance houses PART 2 INTERNATIONAL BANKING Chapter 14 Banking across borders Chapter 15 UK banking Chapter 16 European banking Chapter 17 Banking in the Americas Chapter 18 Banking in Asia and Australasia Chapter 19 Banking in the Middle East and Africa PART 3 INSTRUMENTS AND MARKETS Chapter 20 Debt markets Chapter 21 Futures markets Chapter 22 Swaps and options Chapter 23 Foreign exchange markets PART 4 CENTRAL BANKING AND REGULATION Chapter 24 Monetary policy Chapter 25 Central banking: other functions Chapter 26 Regulation Notes to chapters Index