The Professional Risk Managers' Guide to Financial Markets (PRMIA Risk Management Series)

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9780071546485: The Professional Risk Managers' Guide to Financial Markets (PRMIA Risk Management Series)

In order for risk managers to succeed in today's complex financial landscape, they need a solid understanding of the world's major financial markets, the roles these markets play in the international arena, the risk strategies for each, and the new crop of financial instruments that involve multiple markets.

The Professional Risk Managers' Guide to Financial Markets examines how financial risk management takes place in the world's major financial markets. Featuring contributions by financial leaders from around the world, this unique reference helps you to protect investments as it relates to the specifics of each sector, and takes you step-by-step through pertinent markets, including:

  • Money--securities with governments and corporations; and the repo market for borrowing or lending on a secured basis
  • Bond--government, agency, corporate, and municipal bonds; bond markets in major countries; and international bond markets
  • Foreign Exchange--quotation conventions, brokers, cross rates, theories of exchange rates, central bank policies, forward rates, currency swaps
  • Stock--types, market indices, liquidation, dividends, dividend-based stock valuation; primary and secondary markets, market mechanics, and options on stocks
  • Futures--the main exchange-traded markets, options, specifications of contracts, the use of futures for hedging, market-to-market procedures, expiration conventions, and market participants
  • Commodities--the spot market; commodity forwards; futures; delivery and settlement; price term structure; short squeezes; and regulations

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Dramatically Improve Risk Management in a Fluctuating Financial Market

The Professional Risk Managers' Guide to Financial Markets shows you step-by-step how risk management takes place in the context of the world's major financial markets, including the money, bond, foreign exchange, stock, futures, commodities, and energy markets.

Written and edited by an international team of financial leaders, this vital financial management reference arms you with the information needed to protect investments against the vagaries of each market. The Professional Risk Managers' Guide to Financial Markets features:

  • In-depth coverage of the money, bond, foreign exchange, stock, futures, commodities, and energy markets
  • Contributions by renowned market authorities from around the world
  • Guidance, strategies, and methods for managing risk across markets
  • Critical information on the new crop of financial instruments that involve multiple markets

About the Author:

The Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA) is a higher standard for risk professionals with more than 50,000 members from over 180 countries. A non-profit, member-led association of professionals, PRMIA is dedicated to advancing the standards of the profession worldwide through the free exchange of ideas. PRMIA offers the only globally endorsed Professional Risk Manager (PRMTM) certification program, pursued by over 2,500 active candidates in more than 95 countries.

Carol Alexander is Professor of Risk Management and Director of Research at the ICMA Centre, UK and Chair of the Academic Advisory Council of PRMIA.

Elizabeth Sheedy is an Associate Professor at the Macquarie Applied Finance Centre in Sydney, Australia.

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