Modern Financial Markets & Institutions
A Practical Perspective

By Glen Arnold
Pearson Education
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
April 2012
ISBN: 9780273730354
729 Pages, Illustrated
$99.50 Paper Original

Modern Financial Markets and Institutions provides a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to the workings of modern financial systems, the efficiency of money markets and the role of investment bankers, illustrating how they impact our everyday lives.

By drawing on numerous real-world examples, this text is essential reading for students of banking, finance, investment, business studies and economics. It will be invaluable for those looking to entering banking, insurance, fund management and other financial services industries. 



Brief contents

Introduction to the book 
Guided tour 
Acknowledgements page 
Introduction to the book

1 The value of the financial system

2 Banking: retail and corporate

3 Investment banking and other banking

4 Insurance, pensions and collective investments

5 Money markets

6 Bond markets

7 Central banking

8 Equity markets

9 Raising share capital

10 Futures markets

11 Options and swaps

12 Foreign exchange markets

13 Trade, shipping, commodities and gold

14 Hedge funds and private equity

15 Regulation of the financial sector

16 The financial crisis


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