Market Players: A Guide to the Institutions in Today's Financial Markets

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The global financial markets are not just driven by the biginvestment houses and fund managers. Along with these, privatebanks, insurance houses, hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds and arange of boutique investment managers, regional institutions andbrokers of different sizes and nationalities all operate andinteract to form the bedrock of the global financialinfrastructure. Because of this, it is essential that practitionersand observers of the markets fully understand the linkages,objectives and functions of these institutions, and the new anddynamic environment they are working in.

Market Players provides a complete roadmap to theinstitutions and intermediaries operating in today's globalfinancial landscape, illustrating what they are, how they work, howthey interact and importantly, their motivation. It explains thecore financial market business of these institutions and considershow they have become the firms that we see today, providing readerswith a clear understanding of which market sectors are likely tosee the most involvement from the different types of institutionand, importantly, why they are involved in these market areas.

Key features include:

  • a series of case studies looking at examples of some of theseinstitutions including an explanation of the EIB and the UK agencyUKFI. They also look at the financial crisis and the impact on AIGand Northern Rock, two institutions that clearly illustrate whatcan go wrong and how the other market players have to step in whenthis happens.
  • an international perspective looking at representativeinstitutions from Europe, Asia and North America, showing globalsimilarities and differences.
  • a Post Financial Crisis perspective on the structure ofinternational banks in today's markets.
  • coverage of the major players on both the buy and sell side ofthe market

Written in plain English, Market Players is an accessibleand much needed guide to financial institutions, equipping readerswith the knowledge to better understand how the global financialmarkets really work.

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"Gail is one of those rare persons that has market experience,writing experience and teaching experience which shows in theknowledge and insights in her book. This book will be of tremendousvalue to anyone in the industry who deals with some or all of thesefinancial institutions; ‘know your client' is a very valuableway to get competitive advantage. Not only is this book a valuableresource, but it has also arrived at a particularly important timein the changing structure of the financial markets and all itsparticipants."
John Evans, CFA, Program Director, MSc InvestmentManagement, and Head of ICMA Executive Education, ICMA Centre

"Gail Rolland provides a 'tourde force' through the globalfinancial markets. She writes in an accessible sytle that is botheasy to read and engaging. Her descriptions of commerical andretail banking vs. trading and sales really highlight theoperational and philosophical differences between these two verydifferent aspects of the markets. Rolland clearly details the roleof the central banks and regulators and explains their role in bothregulation and monetary policy. This book is essential reading foranyone working in the financial markets and commodity markets. Ihighly recommend this book and it is number one on the reading listfor both new starters and experienced professionals in my ownorganizaiton."—Dr. Andy Cooper, Chief LearningOfficer, Amphora Inc.

"Banks, finance houses or government agencies - it's importantto understand their roles and what motivates them in today's globalmarkets. I am so pleased that everyone can now benefit fromGail's knowedge with this excellent guide. Each chapter provides acomprehensive review of the different functions within these largeinstitutions and provides an easy point of reference into how theywork together on a daily basis."—Heather Horner,MCSI

About the Author:

GAIL ROLLAND has been involved with financial markets formore than twenty-five years, initially working on the dealing desksof a number of international banks in London and New York andlatterly as a financial markets trainer and consultant at RollandConsultancy. Through both her hands-on experience and consultancyshe brings an in-depth knowledge of the infrastructure of theindustry of banking and financial markets to this book.

As a consultant she works on an international basis with a widerange of clients including banks, insurance companies and financialtechnology firms, providing training and management and strategicconsultancy on a variety of topics.

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