Managing Financial Risks: From Global to Local

Hardcover | August 2, 2009

EditorGordon L. Clark, Adam D. Dixon, Ashby H. B. Monk

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Recent market turmoil, bank runs, global equities sell-off, and the 'credit crunch' have demonstrated the sophisticated and interconnected nature of financial markets today - seemingly localized problems have quickly spread, putting at risk the solvency of both local and global financialinstitutions. As these markets are increasingly complex, interconnected, and embedded in the daily lives of individuals, there is a pressing need to unravel and understand the complexities and prospects of this new and transformative social, political, and geographical paradigm. This book brings together a group of leading scholars from a range of disciplines to formulate a more holistic understanding of financial risk by rooting it in different environments, spatial scales, and disciplines. The result is an all-encompassing exposition of current and future financial riskmanagement practices, possibilities, and problems.

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Recent market turmoil, bank runs, global equities sell-off, and the 'credit crunch' have demonstrated the sophisticated and interconnected nature of financial markets today - seemingly localized problems have quickly spread, putting at risk the solvency of both local and global financialinstitutions. As these markets are increasingly c...

Gordon L. Clark is the Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, holds a Professorial Fellowship at St Peter's College, and is currently a Senior Research Associate of the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School. His current research is on pension fund governance focusing upon the competence and consistency of decision-makers...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:August 2, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceIntroductionSection I: Governing Global Financial Risk1. Louis W. Pauly: The Changing Political Geography of Financial Crisis Management2. Gary Dymski: Is Financial Governance Feasible in the Neoliberal Era3. Gordon L. Clark: Institutional Investors and Risk ManagementSection II: Place, Proximity, and Risk4. Yuval Millo and Donald Mackenzie: The Practicalities of Being Inaccurate: Steps Towards the Social Geography of Financial Risk Management5. Ewald Engelen: Learning to Cope with Uncertainty: On the Spatial Distributions of Financial Innovation and its Fall-out6. Dariusz Wojcik: The Role of Proximity in Secondary MarketsSection III: Urban Risk7. Phillip O'Neill: Infrastructure Investment and the Management of Risk8. Lisa A. Hagerman and Tessa Hebb: Balancing Risk and Return in Urban Investing9. Sam Randalls: Managing Financial Risks in Urban EnvironmentsSection IV: Individuals in a Risk World10. Sue Smith: Managing Financial Risk: The Strange Case of Housing11. Kendra Strauss: Gender, Risk, and Occupational Pensions12. Paul Langley: Consumer Credit, Self-Discipline, and Risk Management