With more than 190 countries in the world, 320 distinct legal jurisdictions, 110 securities exchanges, 40 derivatives exchanges and a withering notional value of over-the-counter derivatives and alternative investments regularly bought and sold, investing in the global securities markets poses challenges beyond selecting a suitable security likely to provide a decent return on investment. This title provides a framework for navigating through the mechanics of execution, clearing, settlement, and custody, as well as law, regulation and practice in the U.S., U.K., and European markets. It also covers margin, short selling, prime brokerage, and the evolving disciplines of risk management, anti-money laundering and international compliance. For the high-net-worth investor or money manager, there is a chapter on managed accounts. This book is meant to cover all the basics of global investing with plenty of go-to tables and listings where an investor or professional can easily locate what he's looking for.