Jayne-Anne Gadhia, the straight-talking CEO of Virgin Money, looks back at the events that have influenced, shaped and inspired her to become one of the most powerful women in banking. With anecdotes from her life before becoming a banker, including beating the bullies and experiencing racism as part of a mixed race marriage, through to building a business from scratch, working at RBS under Fred Goodwin just before the financial crash, and steering Virgin Money to become a listed business, breaking boundaries along the way, professionally and personally. Jayne-Anne shines a light on issues surrounding the role of women in banking and the alpha-male dinosaurs that dominate the industry. She draws on the relationships and deals that have shaped her career so far, including her personal experience with mental health issues, which has helped her attitude and approach to both her business and personal life. This is not a conventional biography, nor a 'how to do it' business book. It is a candid, fresh and fascinating insight into being a woman in business, the financial crisis and the way in which business can be conducted as a force for good.
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Community banking can flourish in the face of fintech and global competition with a fresh approach to strategy Bankruption + Website offers a survival guide for community banks and credit unions searching for relevance amidst immense global competition and fintech startups. Author John Waupsh is the Chief Innovation Officer at Kasasa, where he helps spearhead financial product development and implementation across hundreds of institutions. In this guide, he draws on more than a decade in the industry to offer clear, practical advice for competing with the megabanks, direct banks, non-banks, and financial technology companies. The discussion separates futurist thinking from today's realities, and dispels common myths surrounding the U.S. community banking model in order to shed light on the real challenges facing community banking institutions. It follows with clear solutions, proven strategies, and insight from experts across banking and fintech. All arguments are backed by massive amounts of data, and the companion website provides presentation-ready visualizations to help you kickstart change within your team. In the U.S. and around the globe, fintech companies and non-banks alike are creating streams of banking services that are interesting, elegant, and refreshing and they're winning the hearts and minds of early adopters. Not a one-size-fits-all approach, this book offers many different tactics for community banks and credit unions to compete and flourish in the new world. * Analyze fintech's threat to the community banking model * Learn where community banking must improve to compete * Disprove the myths to uncover the real challenges banks face * Adopt proven strategies to bring your organization into the future Community banks and credit unions were once the go-to institutions for local relationship banking, but their asset share has been on the decline for three decades as the big banks just got bigger. Now, fintech companies are exploiting inefficiencies in the traditional banking model to streamline service and draw even more market share, as community banking executives are left at a loss for fresh tactics and forward-looking strategy. Bankruption + Website shows how community banks can be saved, and provides a proven path to success.
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Bitcoin is starting to come into its own as a digital currency, but the blockchain technology behind it could prove to be much more significant. This book takes you beyond the currency ("Blockchain 1.0") and smart contracts ("Blockchain 2.0") to demonstrate how the blockchain is in position to become the fifth disruptive computing paradigm after mainframes, PCs, the Internet, and mobile/social networking. Author Melanie Swan, Founder of the Institute for Blockchain Studies, explains that the blockchain is essentially a public ledger with potential as a worldwide, decentralized record for the registration, inventory, and transfer of all assets - not just finances, but property and intangible assets such as votes, software, health data, and ideas. Topics include: Concepts, features, and functionality of Bitcoin and the blockchain Using the blockchain for automated tracking of all digital endeavors Enabling censorship?resistant organizational models Creating a decentralized digital repository to verify identity Possibility of cheaper, more efficient services traditionally provided by nations Blockchain for science: making better use of the data-mining network Personal health record storage, including access to one's own genomic data Open access academic publishing on the blockchain This book is part of an ongoing O'Reilly series. Mastering Bitcoin: Unlocking Digital Crypto-Currencies introduces Bitcoin and describes the technology behind Bitcoin and the blockchain. Blockchain: Blueprint for a New Economy considers theoretical, philosophical, and societal impact of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies
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In 2012, Ben Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, gave a series of lectures about the Federal Reserve and the 2008 financial crisis, as part of a course at George Washington University on the role of the Federal Reserve in the economy. In this unusual event, Bernanke revealed important background and insights into the central bank's crucial actions during the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Taken directly from these historic talks, The Federal Reserve and the Financial Crisis offers insight into the guiding principles behind the Fed's activities and the lessons to be learned from its handling of recent economic challenges. Bernanke traces the origins of the Federal Reserve, from its inception in 1914 through the Second World War, and he looks at the Fed post-1945, when it began operating independently from other governmental departments such as the Treasury. During this time the Fed grappled with episodes of high inflation, finally tamed by then-chairman Paul Volcker. Bernanke also explores the period under his predecessor, Alan Greenspan, known as the Great Moderation. Bernanke then delves into the Fed's reaction to the recent financial crisis, focusing on the central bank's role as the lender of last resort and discussing efforts that injected liquidity into the banking system. Bernanke points out that monetary policies alone cannot revive the economy, and he describes ongoing structural and regulatory problems that need to be addressed. Providing first-hand knowledge of how problems in the financial system were handled, The Federal Reserve and the Financial Crisis will long be studied by those interested in this critical moment in history.
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The past few years have shown that risks in banking can impose significant costs on the economy. Many claim, however, that a safer banking system would require sacrificing lending and economic growth. The Bankers' New Clothes examines this claim and the narratives used by bankers, politicians, and regulators to rationalize the lack of reform, exposing them as invalid. Anat Admati and Martin Hellwig argue that we can have a safer and healthier banking system without sacrificing any of its benefits, and at essentially no cost to society. They seek to engage the broader public in the debate by cutting through the jargon of banking, clearing the fog of confusion, and presenting the issues in simple and accessible terms.
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Now that consumer purchases with mobile phones are on the rise, how do you design a payment app that's safe, easy to use, and compelling? With this practical book, interaction and product designer Skip Allums provides UX best practices and recommendations to help you create familiar, friendly, and trustworthy experiences. Consumers want mobile transactions to be as fast and reliable as cash or bank cards. This book shows designers, developers, and product managers - from startups to financial institutions - how to design mobile payments that not only safeguard identity and financial data, but also provide value-added features that exceed customer expectations. Learn about the major mobile payment frameworks: NFC, cloud, and closed loop Examine the pros and cons of Google Wallet, Isis, Square, PayPal, and other payment apps Provide walkthroughs, demos, and easy registration to quickly gain a new user's trust Design efficient point-of-sale interactions, using NFC, QR, barcodes, or geolocation Add peripheral services such as points, coupons and offers, and money management
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When Kevin Rodgers embarked on his career in finance, dealing rooms were filled with clamouring traders and gesticulating salesmen. Nearly three decades later, the bustle has gone and the loudest noise you're likely to hear is the gentle tapping of keyboards. Why Aren't They Shouting? is one banker's chronicle of this silent revolution, taking us from an age of shouted phone calls and alpha males right up to today's world of computer geeks and complex derivatives. Along the way, Rodgers offers a masterclass in how modern banking actually works, exploring the seismic changes to the global financial industry over the last thirty years. Above all, his story raises a deeply troubling question: could it be that the technology that has transformed banking - and that continues to do so - is actually making it ever more unstable? "A welcome addition to the panoply of must-read titles about banking before, during and after the crisis...by someone who was actually at the centre of the industry at the time." (Euromoney). "An animated first-person narrative about the reality of banking...lively and engaging." (LSE Review of Books).
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They amassed unimaginable fortunes and would stop at nothing to make a deal, until their titanic egos started to jeopardize everything. This is the astonishing story of Lazard Freres, the world's most elite and legendary investment bank - and the men who reigned over it all. For over 150 years Lazard Freres had stood apart from other Wall Street firms by offering ultra-wealthy clients the wisdom of its 'Great Men': from Felix Rohatyn, the escapee from Nazi-occupied France turned financial genius, to Michel David-Weill, the inscrutable French billionaire 'Sun King'; from Steve Rattner, the boy wonder from Long Island who clashed violently with the old guard, to larger-than-life CEO Bruce Wasserstein, 'Bid-Em-Up Bruce', who broke with the bank's traditions and made himself billions in the process.In "The Last Tycoons", William Cohan, himself a former high-level Wall Street banker, takes us into their mysterious and secretive world, telling a story of ruthless ambition, whispered advice, explosive feuds, glamorous mistresses, decadent excesses and unimaginable wealth.
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"How the City Really Works" clearly explains the workings of the City, as well as its relationships with other international financial centres. This book features sections on the dangers of fraud and money laundering, credit derivatives, the latest governance issues, and the current state of the pensions market. It provides further coverage of the key roles within the City, from stockbrokers and foreign exchange dealers to accountants and Lloyd's underwriters, and demonstrates how they relate to each other. Packed with information and insights on the key products - from bonds to new share offerings and derivatives - "How the City Really Works" gives you a crash course in: City markets; hedge funds and traders; City regulation; the City's relationships with the United States and Europe. This informative and entertaining guide to London's financial markets offers practical advice on how you can put the information it contains to profitable use when making your investment decisions.
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Enrich your career with a review of investment banking basics One of the most lucrative fields in business, investment banking frequently perplexes even banking professionals working within its complex laws. Investment Banking For Dummies remedies common misconceptions with a straightforward assessment of banking fundamentals. Written by experts in stock market proceedings, this book runs parallel to an introductory course in investment banking. It clearly outlines strategies for risk management, key investment banking operations, the latest information on competition and government regulations, and relationships between leveraged buyout funds, hedge funds, and corporate and institutional clients. With this reference, you can ace investment banking courses and grasp the radical changes that have revamped the stock market since the financial crisis. Provides an advantage in one of the few fields increasing in employment opportunities instead of shrinking Thoroughly addresses the dramatic financial changes that have occurred in recent years and outlines expectations to prepare you for the future Helps business students become more marketable to potential employers by teaching the practical aspects of finance and investment banking, how to value a company, and how to construct a financial model No serious business student or banking professional should be without the basic knowledge of issuing bonds, stocks, and other financial products outlined in this excellent resource.
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When the first rumblings of the coming financial crisis were heard in August 2007, three men who were never elected to public office suddenly became the most powerful men in the world. They were the leaders of the world's three most important central banks: Ben Bernanke of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Mervyn King of the Bank of England, and Jean-Claude Trichet of the European Central Bank. Over the next five years, they and their fellow central bankers deployed trillions of dollars, pounds and euros to try and contain the waves of panic that threatened to bring down the global financial system. Neil Irwin's The Alchemists is both a gripping account of the most intense exercise in economic crisis management we've ever seen, and an insightful examination of the role and power of the central bank. It begins in Stockholm, Sweden, in the seventeenth century, where central banking had its rocky birth, and then progresses through a brisk but dazzling tutorial on how the central banker came to exert such vast influence over our world. It is the story of how these figures and institutions became what they are - the possessors of extraordinary power over our collective fate. What they chose to do with those powers is the heart of the story Irwin tells. Irwin covered the financial crisis for the Washington Post, enjoying privileged access to leading central bankers and the people close to them. His account, based on reporting that took place in 27 cities in 11 countries, is the holistic, truly global story of the central bankers' role in the world economy we have been missing. It is a landmark reckoning with central bankers and their power, with the great financial crisis of our time, and with the history of the relationship between capitalism and the state. Definitive, revelatory, and riveting, The Alchemists shows us where money comes from--and where it may well be going.
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Insights from the strategists at the heart of the banking revolution Breaking Banks: The Innovators, Rogues, and Strategists Rebooting Banking provides a true insider's perspective on the massive upheaval facing the banking industry today. Taken from the first season of the popular radio show "Breaking Banks," the book features detailed interviews with world-leading authorities involved in the reform and disruption of the retail financial services industry. Host Brett King interviews the new wave of strategists in the thick of the shakeup, including technologists, start-up founders, digital bankers, social media experts, and researchers. The bank has been the center of individuals' money matters since Banco Monte dei Paschi di Siena opened in 1472. Today, that paradigm is shifting as context and digital become the new drivers of the banking experience, and traditional banks are facing a loss of trust, massive technological change, and increasing government scrutiny. Consumer behavior is changing and Breaking Banks details the results with expert insight from those witnessing the turmoil first hand. Topics include: Digital banks, digital payments, and alternative revenue channels Brand management for the crowdsourcing consumer Digital currencies and the end of cash Mobilization and improving the customer journey The interviews feature commentary and analysis from leading experts at companies like Citigroup, PayPal, Flexscore, Cardlytics, Novantas, Optirate, and more. Industry leaders speaking plainly about the hottest topics in banking today is what made "Breaking Banks" the most successful new show in the history of VoiceAmerica Business Channel, and Breaking Banks: The Innovators, Rogues, and Strategists Rebooting Banking is a compilation of an entire season's worth of insight.
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The definitive guide to complying with the brand-newBasel III requirements and creating sustainable value With the Final Standard of Basel III published and implementation deadlines set, there's no better time for the revised and updated edition of the cornerstone resource bankers, bank regulators, auditors, and risk managers worldwide rely on--Bank Valuation and Value-Based Management. Whether you're complying with the new standards of practice, valuing a bank, or searching forsustainable value creation, you can do it quicker and more effectively with the insight only Jean Dermine can offer. Renowned for his expertise in asset and liabilitymanagement, European financial markets, and banking theory, Dermine provides the most comprehensivereference available on the essence of banking--asset-liability management, with particular focus on an institution's banking book. Along with an in-depth exploration of what drives value in a bank, he equips you with his personal bank valuation model aimed at assessing decisions that enhance shareholder value. Complementing his toolbox of practical instruments for valuing banks, Dermine gives you a robust, integrated value-based management framework for addressing such managerialissues as fund transfer pricing, risk-adjusted performanceevaluation, deposit pricing, capital management, loan pricing and provisioning, securitization, and the measurement of interest-rate risk. Relevant in banking systems across the globe, this new edition includes the latest methods and strategies for: Identifying the drivers of sustainable value creation Choosing a fund transfer price that includes liquidity and solvency risks Allocating economic capital to business unitsPricing deposits and loans Estimating the duration of nonmaturing accounts Allocating provisions on performing and nonperforming loans. Throughout the book, extensive mathematical formulas and exercises ground conceptual coverage to hands-on practices. A wealth of exercises and real-world problems work to develop your intuitive sense for asset-liability management in the international banking community. Bank Valuation and Value-Based Management, Second Edition, is your one-stop resource for all the information critical to your success. PRAISE FOR BANK VALUATION AND VALUE BASED MANAGEMENT, Second Edition: "Professor Dermine's book covers the full range of critical topics in banking today--valuation, pricing, and risk management. Analytical, complete, and relevant, this book is a gem! At a time of increased scrutiny of the banking industry, this volume uses an analytic approach that will serve the reader well for years to come. A must-read for anyone in the profession." -- ANTHONY M. SANTOMERO, Director, Citigroup; former president, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia; Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Company; and Richard K. Mellon Professor Emeritus of Finance, the Wharton School "Valuing banks, especially large and complex ones, poses special challenges that recent history has made abundantly clear at great cost to investors and taxpayers. This second edition of the leading volume in the field builds on its strengths as a comprehensive treatment of thekey valuation and bank management components. It is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand modern banking and finance." -- INGO WALTER, Seymour Milstein Professor of Finance, Corporate Governance, and Ethics at the Stern School of Business, New York University "It is extraordinarily clear and very helpful for my day-to-day activity. It is significantly increasing my understanding of the bank." -- PAOLO BELTRATTI, Professor of Finance, Bocconi University, and former chairman of the management board, Intesa Sanpaolo. "A jewel. I will recommend it." -- BRUNO COLMANT, Roland Berger, former member of the NYSE management committee
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An authoritative guide to the rise of Chinese shadow banking and its systemic implications Shadow Banking in China examines this rapidly growing sector in the Chinese economy, and what it means for your investments. Written by two world-class experts in Chinese banking, including the Chief Advisor to the China Banking Regulatory Commission and former Chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong, this book is unique in providing true, first-hand perspectives from authorities within the world's largest economy. There is little widely-available information on China's shadow banking developments, and much of it is rife with disparate data, inaccuracies and overblown risks due to definitional and measurement differences. This book clears the confusion by supplying accurate information, on-the-ground context and invaluable national balance sheet analysis you won't find anywhere else. Shadow banking has grown to be a key source of credit in China, and a major component of the economy. This book serves as a primer for analysts and investors seeking real, useful information about the sector to better inform investment decisions. * Discover what's driving the growth of shadow banking in China * Learn the truth about both real and inflated risks * Dig into popular rhetoric and clarify common misconceptions * Access valuable data previously not published in English Despite shadow banking's critical influence on the Chinese economy, there have been very few official studies and even fewer books written on the subject. Understanding China's present-day economy and forecasting its future requires an in-depth understanding of shadow banking and its inter-relationship with the banking system and other sectors. Shadow Banking in China provides authoritative reference that will prove valuable to anyone with financial interests in China.
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Longlisted for the FT and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2015. In September 2008, HBOS, with assets larger than Britain's GDP, was on the edge of bankruptcy. Its collapse would have created the biggest economic crisis since the 1930s and a major political disaster for the Labour government. With the help and support of Gordon Brown, HBOS was rescued by Lloyds TSB, one of the country's strongest banks, in circumstances that have since become the stuff of City legend. In the highly acclaimed Black Horse Ride, veteran financial journalist Ivan Fallon brings together the accounts of all the power players involved in this dramatic saga for the first time, including the key roles played by the Governor of the Bank of England, the Prime Minister and the Treasury. Through a compelling cast of prominent bankers, politicians and investors, Fallon reveals what really occurred in the aftermath of the crash of Lehman Brothers, perhaps the worst single day in banking history.
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Banks are of central importance for economic growth, the allocation of capital, competitiveness, and financial stability. Propelled by technological advances in financial analysis and financial deregulation, the banking industry's investment played a key role in enhancing national economic growth in the early 21st century. The global financial crisis in 2007 revealed the banking world's feet of clay. Since 2007, the turmoil in the global financial system has prompted a fundamental reappraisal of the scale, scope, governance, performance, safety and soundness of banks and other financial institutions. In this Very Short Introduction John Goddard and John Wilson explore the world of banking, describing the role of central banks in national and global economies, and analysing the increasing supervision and regulation imposed on the banking industry. Looking to the future, the authors consider proposals for reform of the banking industry, and the prospects of a resolution of the closely-related banking and sovereign debt crises. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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This is an authoritative, in-depth guide to all aspects of credit analysis from the experts at Standard & Poor's Credit analysis - gauging an issuer's ability to repay interest and principal on a bond issue - plays an essential role in determining how bond issues are rated and priced. "Fundamentals of Corporate Credit Analysis" provides both analysts and investors with the practical, up-to-date information they need, backed by Standard & Poor's research, data, and experience, to properly assess the credit risk of virtually any entity.
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As the need for global supply chain professionals continues to grow, the desire for individuals who have earned their Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) credential has become a key employer requirement and differentiator. This unique study guide, used in conjunction with the APICS CSCP Learning System and Exam Content Manual, presents key terminology, concepts, exercises, calculations, and practice exam questions certification candidates need to pass the CSCP exam on their first attempt. Key Features * Explains over 1,000 key terms, concepts, calculations, and relationships that practitioners must know to pass the APICS CSCP exam on their first attempt * Supplies exercises to help ensure readers grasp the topics presented in each chapter * Presents over 50 calculations with workable examples needed to understand and identify the correct answers to many of the questions raised on the certification exam * Provides over 400 practice exam questions to help prepare readers for the actual exam and identify gaps in their mastery of the CSCP body of knowledge, thus focusing study time * Walks users through the exam sign-in process, the exam itself, and offers proven tips that will increase their probability of selecting the "best" answer to each multiple-choice question on the actual exam * Furnishes users with a 75 question CSCP practice exam and a means to access readiness for the actual exam * WAV offers downloadable answers to the 25 exercises and the 75 question practice exam presented in the study guide, a table that will help test the users understanding and recall of key terms and concepts, and online access to an additional 150 question CSCP practice exam-available from the Web Added ValueTM Download Resource Center at www.jrosspub.com
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'Not an ordinary bank, but a great engine of state,' Adam Smith declared about the Bank of England as long ago as 1776. The Bank is now over 320 years old, and for the vast majority of that time it has been central in British history, with an increasingly high profile in recent years. There has never been a modern, authoritative and accessible single-volume history - David Kynaston's will be the first, and has been written with the Bank's cooperation and with complete access to its archives. His approach, as in his wonderful and bestselling Tales of a New Jerusalem series, is essentially chronological, with a narrative that does full justice to the leading episodes, characters and themes. It is a history that gives proper treatment to the important debates over the years about the Bank's purpose and modes of operation, while also drawing on a huge amount of original research. From the founding of the bank in 1694, in the midst of the English financial revolution, through wars and financial crises, and ending in 2013, with Mark Carney succeeding Mervyn King as governor. covering such aspects as monetary policy, exchange rate policy, relations with government, relations with the City, relations with other central banks, and much else, but Kynaston's history also gives the reader a real sense of the often distinctive 'domestic' side of the Bank, evoking what sort of place it was. The Bank is a fascinating subject of obvious importance; yet to most people its history is largely unknown. The Bank of England offers an authoritative, insightful yet accessible portrait of one of our key national institutions.
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The Lion Wakes tells the modern story of HSBC, starting in the late 1970s, when the bank first broke out of the Asia-Pacific region with its purchase of Marine Midland Bank in the US. It follows HSBC's battle to purchase Midland Bank in1992, the subsequent move of head office from Hong Kong to London, and the string of acquisitions that brought the bank to its pre-eminent place in global finance today. Acclaimed historians Richard Roberts and David Kynaston chronicle the bank's struggles as well as its successes: the last part of the book deals with the ill-fated move into consumer finance in the US, as well as the financial crisis of 2008 and its effect on HSBC. Impeccably researched and generously illustrated from the HSBC archives, this is a valuable addition to global financial history.
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Based on unparalleled access to those involved, and told with compelling pace and drama, The Bank that Lived a Little describes three decades of boardroom intrigue at one of Britain's biggest financial institutions. In a tale of feuds, grandiose dreams and a struggle for supremacy between rival strategies and their adherents, Philip Augar gives a riveting account of Barclays' journey from an old Quaker bank to a full-throttle capitalist machine. The disagreement between those ambitious for Barclays to join the top table of global banks, and those preferring a smaller domestic role more in keeping with the bank's traditions, cost three chief executives their jobs and continues to divide opinion within Barclays, the City and beyond. This is an extraordinary corporate thriller, which among much else describes how Barclays came to buy Lehman Brothers for a bargain price in 2008, why it was so keen to avoid taking government funding during the financial crisis, and the price shareholders have paid for a decade of barely controlled ambition. But Augar also shows how Barclays' experiences are a paradigm for Britain's social and economic life over thirty years, which saw the City move from the edge of the economy to its very centre. These decades created unprecedented prosperity for a tiny number, and made the reputations of governments and individuals but then left many of them in tatters. The leveraged society, the winner-takes-all mentality and our present era of austerity can all be traced to the influence of banks such as Barclays. Augar's book tells this rollercoaster story from the perspective of many of its participants - and also of those affected by the grip they came to have on Britain.
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In this groundbreaking biography, based on more than 10,000 hitherto unavailable letters and diary entries, Niall Ferguson returns to his roots as a financial historian to tell the story of the extraordinary Siegmund Warburg. A refugee from Hitler's Germany, Warburg rose to become the dominant figure in the post-war City of London and one of the architects of European financial integration. Seared by events in the 1930s, when the long-established Warburg bank was first almost destroyed by the Depression and then 'Aryanized' by the Nazis, Warburg was determined that his own bank would learn from the past and contribute to the economic recovery of Britain, the unity of Western Europe and the birth of globalization. Siegmund Warburg was a complex and ambivalent man, as much a psychologist, politician and actor-manager as a banker. In "High Financier", Niall Ferguson reveals Warburg's idiosyncracies but above all he recaptures the meticulous business methods and strict ethical code that set Warburg apart from the mere speculators and traders who inhabit today's financial world.
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The Internet of Things is all about machines trading with machines - your fridge orders groceries; your car, fuel; your television, entertainment; and so on. However, machines cannot trade with machines if it's expensive and slow. Would you really want your TV to order the next season of Games of Thrones, if the payment took ten days and cost $25 or more? Unfortunately with the way the bank system works today, that is the problem we face today. As a result, we need an Internet of Value to work with the Internet of Things. The Internet of Value - or ValueWeb, for short - allows machines to trade with machines and people with people, anywhere on this planet in real-time and for free. Using a combination of technologies from mobile devices to bitcoin and the blockchain, fintech firms are building the ValueWeb. The question then is what does this mean for financial institutions, governments and citizens? This book provides the answers.
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