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Global Derivative Debacles

Author : Laurent L Jacque
ISBN : 9789814663274
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book analyzes in depth all major derivatives debacles of the last half century including the multi-billion losses and/or bankruptcy of Metallgesellschaft (1994), Barings Bank (1995), Long Term Capital Management (1998), Amaranth (2006), Société Générale (2008) , AIG (2008) and JP Morgan-Chase (2012). It unlocks the secrets of derivatives by telling the stories of institutions which played in the derivative market and lost big. For some of these unfortunate organizations it was daring but flawed financial engineering which brought them havoc. For others it was unbridled speculation perpetrated by rogue traders whose unchecked fraud brought their house down. Should derivatives be feared "as financial weapons of mass destruction" or hailed as financial innovations which through efficient risk transfer are truly adding to the Wealth of Nations? By presenting a factual analysis of how the malpractice of derivatives played havoc with derivative end-user and dealer institutions, a case is made for vigilance not only to market and counter-party risk but also operational risk in their use for risk management and proprietary trading. Clear and recurring lessons across the different stories in this volume call not only for a tighter but also "smarter" control system of derivatives trading and should be of immediate interest to financial managers, bankers, traders, auditors and regulators who are directly or indirectly exposed to financial derivatives. The book groups cases by derivative category, starting with the simplest and building up to the most complex — namely, Forwards, Futures, Options and Swaps in that order, with applications in commodities, foreign exchange, stock indices and interest rates. Each chapter deals with one derivative debacle, providing a rigorous and comprehensive but non-technical elucidation of what happened. What is new in the second edition? A new chapter on JP Morgan-Chase's London Whale, an in-depth discussion of credit-default swaps, and an update of the revamped regulatory framework with Basel 2.5 and Basel III against the backdrop of the Euro crisis, along with a revised and expanded discussion of the AIG debacle. Contents:Derivatives and the Wealth of NationsForwards:Showa Shell Sekiyu K KCitibank's Forex LossesBank Negara MalaysiaFutures:Amaranth Advisors LLCMetallgesellschaftSumitomoOptions: Allied LyonsAllied Irish BanksBaringsSociété GénéraleSwaps:Procter & GambleGibson Greeting CardsOrange CountyLong-Term Capital ManagementAIGJP Morgan Chase London WhaleFrom Theory to Malpractice: Lessons Learned Readership: Economists; undergraduates and graduates majoring in finance, economics and business administration; professionals, financial managers and CPAs in the financial service industry. Key Features:Includes simple graphs or numerical illustrations to enhance readers' understanding of the complex world of derivatives and financial engineering step-by-step, story-by-storyUses actual case studies to introduce college students, finance professionals and general readers to the world of high finance which shapes their day-to-day livesDemystifies the mysterious world of financial derivativesBrings alive difficult concepts by profiling the protagonists in each debacle and the corporate setting within which the derivative debacle unfoldedProvides a glossary of key concepts to discuss the respective derivatives product, how it is valued, trading strategies, and the workings of the market where it is tradedKeywords:Derivatives;Debacles;Options;Swaps;Futures;Forwards;Financial Engineering;Market Manipulation;Rogue Traders;Speculation;London WhaleReview: Reviews of the First Edition: “This timely and well-written book is a ‘must read’ for anyone directly or indirectly involved in financial markets and instruments as well as risk management. By telling actual stories of how rogue traders and incompetent managers put their firms at risk, the author demystifies the complex world of financial derivatives. His incisive and in-depth analysis of all major derivatives debacles should help the reader understand what happened and avoid future disasters.” Gabriel Hawawini The Henry Grunfeld Professor of Investment Banking INSEAD “The author has written a book whose clarity makes it accessible to a wide range of practitioners and executives, and he brings the technical subject matter to life through the concrete examples of the highest profile failures in the use of derivatives” B Craig Owens Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Campbell Soup “The book is a timely contribution to a subject that has been at the epicenter of the current financial crisis … Learning from past mistakes and applying the lessons is what sets this book apart and should make it a useful guide for practitioners.” Dr Oliver S Kratz Head of Global Thematic Equities Deutsche Bank

International Corporate Finance

Author : Laurent L. Jacque
ISBN : 9781118783627
Genre : Business & Economics
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A thorough introduction to corporate finance from a renowned professor of finance and banking As globalization redefines the field of corporate finance, international and domestic finance have become almost inseparably intertwined. It's increasingly difficult to understand what is happening in capital markets without a firm grasp of currency markets, the investment strategies of sovereign wealth funds, carry trade, and foreign exchange derivatives products. International Corporate Finance offers thorough coverage of the international monetary climate, including Islamic finance, Asian banking, and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, the book offers keen insight on global capital markets, equity markets, and bond markets, as well as foreign exchange risk management and how to forecast exchange rates. Offers a comprehensive discussion of the current state of international corporate finance Provides simple rules and pragmatic answers to key managerial questions and issues Includes case studies and real-world decision-making situations For anyone who wants to understand how finance works in today's hyper-connected global economy, International Corporate Finance is an insightful, practical guide to this complex subject.

Financial Engineering

Author : Tanya S. Beder
ISBN : 9780470455814
Genre : Business & Economics
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The purpose of this book is to provide a comprehensive view of financial engineering by describing the current state of financial research and practices, including timeless techniques. There will be a focus on the future of financial engineering and a discussion of several techniques that were created to exploit specific opportunities as they developed. The book is intended for senior managers, board members, regulators, finance professionals, as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate students. The book is separated into four parts. The first part maps out a timeline of financial engineering, detailing the history of this topic and its different players, developments and products. The second parts details each market, from fixed income, equity and derivatives to foreign exchange and securitized and structured products, and discusses how financial engineering has played a role in each. The third part is a series of case studies in financial engineering, including a look at the subprime crisis and how financial engineering tools and techniques were used there. Finally, the fourth section discusses the future of financial engineering where the authors ask: Where do we go from here?

Money Markets And Democracy

Author : George Bragues
ISBN : 9781137569400
Genre : Political Science
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This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the ways that politics and financial markets impact one another. In this relationship, politics is the ultimate controlling force. The kinds and prices of financial instruments that get traded and the individuals and institutions that get to trade them, not to mention the rules under which everyone trades, are all matters decisively influenced by an array of political variables - sometimes for the better, but all too often for the worse. The fault for this political skewing of the markets chiefly lies with democracy. Through its commitment to equality and its inclination towards fiscal profligacy, democracy hinders the markets from acting as a greater force for social good. To fix this skewing of finance, democracy’s troubling tendencies must be squarely faced and curbed by a return to its monetary roots. Democracy must reinstall gold at the monetary foundations of our financial markets.

Wall Street Bank Involvement With Physical Commodities

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
ISBN : STANFORD:36105050677363
Genre : Banks and banking
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Genre : Pensions & investments (Chicago, Ill. : 1990)
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