China's Financial Markets,: An Insider's Guide to How the Markets Work (Academic Press Advanced Finance)

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9780120885800: China's Financial Markets,: An Insider's Guide to How the Markets Work (Academic Press Advanced Finance)

China's financial markets represent about $2 trillion and are expected to grow to about $10 trillion by 2008. As these markets continue to open to outside investment, a thorough understanding of how they operate will be essential for success. In this book, Salih Neftci, an expert in finance whose teaching and research span North America, Europe and Asia, and Michelle Menager-Xu, a Chinese finance professional currently working in Geneva, bring together an unprecedented collection of Chinese insiders who are experts in their respective industries. These experts provide a detailed description of the banking system, the money, equity, futures, FX, and bond markets, the insurance sector, the mortgage market and mortgage instruments, and the regulators. Readers will learn how each of these financial sectors operates, how the government, regulators, and the central bank are involved, each sector's history, size and projected growth, an analysis of its current situation and discussion of future trends, the major players, and how the game is played. This is a must-read book for financial success in this emerging market. It's features include: experts within China working in each sector provide detailed, completely up-to-date descriptions and analysis; CDROM contains English translations of relevant Chinese regulations not available elsewhere; and, describes how the major regulators work and the key influence factors in each industry.

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"This timely and comprehensive book is certain to become an essential reference tool for anyone interested in the development of financial markets in China. Its broad and up to date coverage makes it particularly valuable for understanding the rapidly evolving nature of the financial system on the Mainland. --Hans Genberg, Director, Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research "This book is destined to be a standard reference for anyone interested in China's financial markets." --Herbie Skeete, Managing Director, Mondo Visione Ltd, Publishers of the Handbook of World Stock, Derivative & Commodity Exchanges

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Professor Neftci completed his PhD at the University of Minnesota. Currently he teaches at the Graduate School, City University of New York, ICMA Centre, University of Reading, UK, and at the University Of Lausanne, Switzerland. He is also a Visiting Professor in the Finance Department at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is the head of the FAME Certificate program in Switzerland. Professor Neftci is known for his books and articles. His books, An Introduction to the Mathematics of Financial Derivatives and Principles of Financial Engineering, are standard texts in most university derivatives courses. The more recent book, Principles of Financial Engineering, was selected as the runner up for The Book of the Year award by Risk magazine during 2004. His current research deals with pricing of contingent credit lines, the relationship between yield curve curvature and volatility. He is also working on using the Credit Default Swap prices to predict financial crises. Overall, Professor Neftci's research and teaching is in the areas of financial engineering, risk management of extreme events and in emerging market asset trading strategies. His latest papers deal with risk measurement using extreme value theory and volatility dynamics. Professor Neftci is a consultant to various financial institutions and teaches high-level courses on cutting-edge issues to advanced financial market professionals. He was recently a consultant with the World Bank and with the IFC. He regularly holds highly visible workshops for market professionals on Financial Engineering, Mathematics for Financial Derivatives, and Calibration Methods. Currently he is a Risk Management Advisor to IMF. Professor Neftci is also a regular columnist for CBN daily, a financial daily in Shanghai, the most influential financial newspaper in China. His columns dealing with current financial market activity are regularly quoted on sina.com and on sohu.com. Michelle Yuan Menager-Xu graduated from the School of Business, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. She holds Master's degrees in both Actuarial Science and in Banking & Finance. Michelle is an associate of the Swiss Actuarial Society, and has worked at various consulting firms and in insurance and reinsurance companies in both Switzerland and China. Previously she worked at Swiss Reinsurance Company in Zurich, Switzerland, and was in charge of business in the China Region (Mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao), including risk management, reserve issues, and various insurance and bank-insurance product pricing. Currently she is writing her Doctoral Thesis at the Institute of Actuarial Science, Lausanne University. Her research focuses on applications of swaption pricing theory to surrender options found in insurance contracts. Her research areas are: risk management, FX market, Fixed income, financial engineering and tourism economics.

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