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Implementing Enterprise Risk Management: Case Studies and Best Practices

by John Fraser, Betty Simkins & Kristina Narvaez

Overcome ERM implementation challenges by taking cues from leading global organizations

Implementing Enterprise Risk Management is a practical guide to establishing an effective ERM system by applying best practices...


Charles MacKay's Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds: A Modern-Day Interpretation of a Finance Classic

by Tim Phillips

Based on the 1841 market psychology, describing famous financial 'bubbles', including the infamous Dutch tulip mania and the South Sea Company bubble, this title presents an interpretation of Charles Mackay's...


Branch's Elements of Shipping

by Alan Edward Branch & Michael Robarts

Since it was first published in 1964, Elements of Shipping has become established as a market leader. Now in its ninth edition, Branch's Elements of Shipping, renamed in memory of Alan Branch, has been updated...


Understanding Financial Risk Management

by Angelo Corelli

Financial Risk Management is a topic of primary importance in financial markets and, more generally, in life. Risk can be seen as an opportunity if related to the concept of compensative return. It is therefore...


Financial Inclusion, Growth and Inequality : A Model Application to Colombia

by Izabela Karpowicz

Financial inclusion has been one of the key pillars of Colombia’s development strategy for a number of years. Financial inclusion policies have aimed at channeling microcredit to poor, spreading formal banking...


European Union:Publication of Financial Sector Assessment Program Documentation-Technical Note on Financial Integration and Fragmentation in the Europ

by International Monetary Fund. Department

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


Switzerland:Technical Note-Systemic Risk and Contagion Analysis

by International Monetary Fund. Department

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


News and Monetary Shocks at a High Frequency : A Simple Approach

by Troy Matheson & Emil Stavrev

We develop a simple approach to identify economic news and monetary shocks at a high frequency. The approach is used to examine financial market developments in the United States following the Federal Reserve’s...


Growth Surprises and Synchronized Slowdowns in Emerging Marketsâ€"â€"An Empirical Investigation

by Ghada Fayad & Roberto Perrelli

Output growth has slowed in several emerging markets since 2011—a remarkable feature for a non-crisis period in EMs. Such synchronized slowdowns were largely unanticipated by scholars and forecasters alike....


Tuvalu: 2014 Article IV Consultation:Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Tuvalu

by International Monetary Fund. Asia Dept

Tuvalu is one of the smallest and most isolated countries in the world. With a population of some 11,000 people living on 26 square kilometers, Tuvalu is more than 3,000 kilometers away from its nearest major...


Optimal Maturity Structure of Sovereign Debt in Situation of Near Default

by Gabriel Desgranges & Céline Rochon

We study the relationship between default and the maturity structure of the debt portfolio of a Sovereign, under uncertainty. The Sovereign faces a trade-off between a future costly default and a high current...


Uncertainty, Expectations, and Financial Instability: Reviving Allais's Lost Theory of Psychological Time

by Eric Barthalon

Eric Barthalon applies the neglected theory of psychological time and memory decay of Nobel Prize–winning economist Maurice Allais (1911–2010) to model investors’ psychology in the present context of recurrent...


The New Trading for a Living: Psychology, Discipline, Trading Tools and Systems, Risk Control, Trade Management

by Alexander Elder

The best-selling trading book of all time-updated for the new era

The New Trading for a Living updates a modern classic, popular worldwide among both private and institutional traders. This revised and expanded...


The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History

by Gregory Zuckerman

In 2006, hedge fund manager John Paulson realized something few others suspected--that the housing market and the value of subprime mortgages were grossly inflated and headed for a major fall.  Paulson's background...


One Step Ahead: Private Equity and Hedge Funds After the Global Financial Crisis

by Timothy Spangler

Never has there been such an appetite and desire to understand the financial institutions that govern us. But despite dominating international headlines, alternative investment vehicles including private equity...


Devising Consumption: Cultural Economies of Insurance, Credit and Spending

by Liz Mcfall

The book explores the vital role played by the financial service industries in enabling the poor to consume over the last hundred and fifty years. Spending requires means, but these industries offered something...


Of Synthetic Finance: Three Essays of Speculative Materialism

by Benjamin Lozano

Synthetic finance revolutionizes materialism such that we can now create wealth in the process of universally distributing it. While financial innovation in global capitalism provided the conditions for the...


Macro-Prudential Policies to Mitigate Financial System Vulnerabilities

by Stijn Claessens & Swati R. Ghosh

Macro-prudential policies aimed at mitigating systemic financial risks have become part of the policy toolkit in many emerging markets and some advanced countries. Their effectiveness and efficacy are not well-known,...


Switzerland: Technical Note-Oversight, Supervision, and Risk Management of Financial Market Infrastructures

by International Monetary Fund. Department

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


Portfolio Flows, Global Risk Aversion and Asset Prices in Emerging Markets

by Nasha Ananchotikul & Longmei Zhang

In recent years, portfolio flows to emerging markets have become increasingly large and volatile. Using weekly portfolio fund flows data, the paper finds that their short-run dynamics are driven mostly by global...