Market Know How: Finance And Markets by Francesca TaylorMarket Know How: Finance And Markets by Francesca Taylor

Market Know How: Finance And Markets

byFrancesca Taylor

Paperback | September 28, 2009

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Which few decisions or activities, if done incorrectly, almost always negatively affect performance, even if most other things go right? And which decisions or activities, done correctly, will almost always deliver disproportionately positive effects on performance?

People working in the financial markets and businesses linked to the financial markets, such as HR, IT, credit or legal departments are expected to understand a range of ever-changing financial concepts, products and practices. Yet too often there is no direct experience upon which to draw, or practitioners have become over-specialised. For example, the bond marketer will only have a sliver of knowledge about FOREX markets, or the marketing relationship manager who only has a fleeting acquaintance with derivatives, or the high-flying graduate entrant who is feeling daunted by all the terminology and market jargon.

Market Know-How: Finance and Markets is an exciting and targeted training book written for anyone who feels that they may not have all the facts, or for those wanting an authoritative introduction to the financial markets. It brings together experts in securities trading, derivatives, foreign exchange traders and IT consultants to provide explanations and advice on situations, conditions and market uses and applications.  This book will be the difference between success and failure - it is from the markets, for the markets.

The following people have contributed to the book:

Tony Blunden, Chase Cooper

Sue Cooper, Enigma Management Development

Bill Hodgson, Sapient

Richard Moore, ex-Citigroup and FX market legend

Mike Simmons, Independent trainer and author


Title:Market Know How: Finance And MarketsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:352 pages, 9.15 × 6.15 × 0.76 inShipping dimensions:9.15 × 6.15 × 0.76 inPublished:September 28, 2009Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0273723782

ISBN - 13:9780273723783


Table of Contents


1. Key Concepts, Calculations, Tools and Techniques 

2. Key Instruments in the financial markets

3. Key Market Participants, Departments and Regulators

4. Key Risk Management Terms

5. Key Strategies for Managing Operational Risk

6. Key Acronyms and Market Jargon

7. Key Trading Principles for the Front Office

8. Key Stages in the Lifecycle of a Securities Trade

9. Key Stages in the Lifecycle of an OTC Derivatives Trade

10. Key Rules of Business Behaviour