An accessible and thorough review of the international financial markets
Life in the Financial Markets—How They Really Work And Why They Matter To Youoffers the financial services professional, and anyone interested in knowing more about the profession, an entertaining and comprehensive analysis of the financial markets and the financial services industry. Written by Daniel Lacalle—a noted portfolio manager with EcoFin and well-known media personality—the book goes beyond a simple summary and offers solid advice on the future of the global financial markets. This great resource also includes a review of effective strategies and forecasts the trends that represent potential opportunities for investors.
The book reviews the recent history of the financial crisis and includes information on hot topics such as derivatives and high frequency trading. An in-depth section on investment banking is written from the perspective of a successful practitioner and provides clarity on several complex and overly politicized elements of the banking system. The author gives an expert's perspective on the debt markets, monetary policies, and quantitative easing, and helps explain the various issues surrounding sovereign debt, the Euro crisis, and austerity versus growth policies. Comprehensive in scope, this resource also offers an analysis of investment styles, from hedge funds to "long only" investments, as well as an in-depth look at corporate communication and its impact on markets and investments.
- Offers an engaging and comprehensive analysis of the financial services industry
- Includes information on the workings of the global financial system following the economic crisis
- Contains a review of complex banking systems
Analyzes the various investment styles and answers the most common questions pertaining to investing
Keywords: Life in the Financial Markets How They Really Work And Why They Matter To You; Daniel Lacalle; International markets; analysis of financial services industry; advice on future global markets; trends in global markets; global financial system; analysis of international banking system; history of financial crisis; analysis of debt market; analysis of monetary policies; analysis of quantitative easing; analysis of investment styles