has been involved with financial markets for more than twenty-five years, initially working on the dealing desks of a number of international banks in London and New York and latterly as a financial markets trainer and consultant at Rolland Consultancy. Through both her hands-on experience and consultancy she brings an in-depth knowledge of the infrastructure of the industry of banking and financial markets to this book.
As a consultant she works on an international basis with a wide range of clients including banks, insurance companies and financial technology firms, providing training and management and strategic consultancy on a variety of topics.
PART I BANKS.
2 Commercial and Retail Banking.
3 Investment Banking.
4 Private Banking.
5 Central Banks and Market Regulators.
PART II INTERNATIONAL COMPARISONS.
7 Banking in Europe.
14 Islamic Finance Institutions.
15 Microfinance Institutions.
PART III QUASI-SOVEREIGNS AND SUPRANATIONAL AGENCIES.
18 Government Agencies.
19 Supranational Agencies.
PART IV INVESTMENT COMPANIES.
21 Basic Structure of Investment Management.
22 Traditional Investment Managers.
23 Hedge Funds.
24 Insurance Companies.
25 Sovereign Wealth Funds.
PART V TRADITIONAL NON BANK INTERMEDIARIES.
27 Inter-Dealer Brokers.
28 Agency Brokers.
29 Venture Capital Companies.
Appendix A The Financial Crisis – Six Months that Changed Investment Banking.
Appendix B Northern Rock.
Appendix C UK Financial Investments.
Appendix D The European Investment Bank.
Appendix E AIG.