An accessible and thorough review of the internationalfinancial markets
Life in the Financial Markets--How They Really Work AndWhy They Matter To You offers the financial servicesprofessional, and anyone interested in knowing more about theprofession, an entertaining and comprehensive analysis of thefinancial markets and the financial services industry. Written byDaniel Lacalle--a noted portfolio manager with EcoFin andwell-known media personality--the book goes beyond a simplesummary and offers solid advice on the future of the globalfinancial markets. This great resource also includes a review ofeffective strategies and forecasts the trends that representpotential opportunities for investors.
The book reviews the recent history of the financial crisis andincludes information on hot topics such as derivatives and highfrequency trading. An in-depth section on investment banking iswritten from the perspective of a successful practitioner andprovides clarity on several complex and overly politicized elementsof the banking system. The author gives an expert's perspective onthe debt markets, monetary policies, and quantitative easing, andhelps explain the various issues surrounding sovereign debt, theEuro crisis, and austerity versus growth policies. Comprehensive inscope, this resource also offers an analysis of investment styles,from hedge funds to "long only" investments, as well as an in-depthlook at corporate communication and its impact on markets andinvestments.
* Offers an engaging and comprehensive analysis of the financialservices industry
* Includes information on the workings of the global financialsystem following the economic crisis
* Contains a review of complex banking systems
Analyzes the various investment styles and answers the mostcommon questions pertaining to investing