How to be a Rogue Trader

Author: John Gapper

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0670921777

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

View: 7796


Penguin Specials are designed to fill a gap. Written to be read over a long commute or a short journey, they are original and exclusively in digital form. This is John Gapper's foray into the world of rogue traders. Unlike most bankers, they are household names: Nick Leeson of Barings, Jerome Kerviel of Societe Generale, John Rusnak of Allied Irish Bank. And now the 31 year-old Kweku Adoboli, who allegedly ran up $2.3bn in losses at UBS. These are the men who have bought banks to their knees and global financial systems to a halt. Each time the banks declare themselves to be innocent victims of a fraud. But why do traders keep on committing apparently senseless crimes, with little benefit apart from higher bonuses and a risk of ending up in prison? And why do banks, which should have learned the tricks of the traders, keep being deceived? In this Penguin Special, the Financial Times' associate editor John Gapper unlocks the mystery by delving into the evolutionary risk-taking instincts of both humans and animals - from yellow-eyed junco sparrows in Arizona to honey-bees. He reveals how banks encourage their traders to evade risk limits, and shows how the rogue traders merely mimic the strategies used by their firms to seem more profitable than they really are. A rogue trader is often an outsider who starts in a lowly role and gambles with a bank's money in a bid to become a star. Gapper traces patterns of behaviour and personality that could be used to catch them before disaster strikes. But do the banks really want to? And are the rogue traders just the symptoms of a financial system gone rogue?

Financial Cryptography and Data Security

Author: Jens Grossklags,Bart Preneel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662549700

Category: Computers

Page: 620

View: 9638


This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security, FC 2016, held in Christ church, Barbados, in February 2016. The 27 revised full papers and 9 short papers were carefully selected and reviewed from 137 full papers submissions. The papers are grouped in the following topical sections: fraud and deception; payments, auctions, and e-voting; multiparty computation; mobile malware; social interaction and policy; cryptanalysis; surveillance and anonymity; Web security and data privacy; Bitcoin mining; cryptographic protocols; payment use and abuse.

Business Ethics, Seventh Edition

Author: Joseph W. Weiss

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 152309155X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 648

View: 3822


The seventh edition of this pragmatic guide to determining right and wrong in the workplace is updated with new case studies, exercises, and ancillary materials. Joseph Weiss's Business Ethics is a pragmatic, hands-on guide for determining right and wrong in the business world. To be socially responsible and ethical, Weiss maintains, businesses must acknowledge the impact their decisions can have on the world beyond their walls. An advantage of the book is the integration of a stakeholder perspective with an issues and crisis management approach so students can look at how a business's actions affect not just share price and profit but the well-being of employees, customers, suppliers, the local community, the larger society, other nations, and the environment. Weiss includes twenty-three cases that immerse students directly in contemporary ethical dilemmas. Eight new cases in this edition include Facebook's (mis)use of customer data, the impact of COVID-19 on higher education, the opioid epidemic, the rise of Uber, the rapid growth of AI, safety concerns over the Boeing 737, the Wells Fargo false saving accounts scandal, and plastics being dumped into the ocean. Several chapters feature a unique point/counterpoint exercise that challenges students to argue both sides of a heated ethical issue. This edition has eleven new point/counterpoint exercises, addressing questions like, Should tech giants be broken apart? What is the line between free speech and dangerous disinformation? Has the Me Too movement gone too far? As with previous editions, the seventh edition features a complete set of ancillary materials for instructors: teaching guides, test banks, and PowerPoint presentations.

Traders, Guns & Money

Author: Satyajit Das

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273704744

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 334

View: 5767


Liar's Pokerwith more lies and more insight, Traders, Guns & Moneyis a sensational insider's view of the business of trading and marketing derivatives for a living. It reveals the nature of the business, the players and how the real money is made and lost. An accessible companion, a wise counsel and a great read. A sensational and controversial first-person account of the business of derivatives trading and the financial products industry. Offers a true insider's view. Funny and poignant, written in a wry and wickedly comic style. Reveals how shareholders, clients, regulators, and the tax paying ordinary public bear most of the risk in the trading rooms. Reveals the story of how one set of clients discovered the perils of unknowns in a derivatives deal. Traders, Guns & Money cleverly weaves together: the dazzling world of derivatives and how to work out what you know, don't know and need to know; an insider's, expert witness account of the rise and rules of the world of derivatives and the astonishing story of how one set of clients discovered the perils of unknowns in a derivatives deal. Benchmark: Liar's Poker 0340767006.Das now offers more lies and is set in today's derivatives market, and Traders Gun's and Moneyis written not by a journalist but by a world-famous insider.

Introduction to the Theories and Varieties of Modern Crime in Financial Markets

Author: Marius-Cristian Frunza

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128013494

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 3847


Introduction to the Theories and Varieties of Modern Crime in Financial Markets explores statistical methods and data mining techniques that, if used correctly, can help with crime detection and prevention. The three sections of the book present the methods, techniques, and approaches for recognizing, analyzing, and ultimately detecting and preventing financial frauds, especially complex and sophisticated crimes that characterize modern financial markets. The first two sections appeal to readers with technical backgrounds, describing data analysis and ways to manipulate markets and commit crimes. The third section gives life to the information through a series of interviews with bankers, regulators, lawyers, investigators, rogue traders, and others. The book is sharply focused on analyzing the origin of a crime from an economic perspective, showing Big Data in action, noting both the pros and cons of this approach. Provides an analytical/empirical approach to financial crime investigation, including data sources, data manipulation, and conclusions that data can provide Emphasizes case studies, primarily with experts, traders, and investigators worldwide Uses R for statistical examples

Risk Management and Financial Institutions

Author: John C. Hull

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119448115

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 832

View: 8795


The most complete, up-to-date guide to risk management in finance Risk Management and Financial Institutions, Fifth Edition explains all aspects of financial risk and financial institution regulation, helping you better understand the financial markets—and their potential dangers. Inside, you’ll learn the different types of risk, how and where they appear in different types of institutions, and how the regulatory structure of each institution affects risk management practices. Comprehensive ancillary materials include software, practice questions, and all necessary teaching supplements, facilitating more complete understanding and providing an ultimate learning resource. All financial professionals need to understand and quantify the risks associated with their decisions. This book provides a complete guide to risk management with the most up to date information. • Understand how risk affects different types of financial institutions • Learn the different types of risk and how they are managed • Study the most current regulatory issues that deal with risk • Get the help you need, whether you’re a student or a professional Risk management has become increasingly important in recent years and a deep understanding is essential for anyone working in the finance industry; today, risk management is part of everyone's job. For complete information and comprehensive coverage of the latest industry issues and practices, Risk Management and Financial Institutions, Fifth Edition is an informative, authoritative guide.

Rogues of Wall Street

Author: Andrew Waxman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119380154

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 7831


Reduce or prevent risk failure losses with new and emerging technologies Rogues of Wall Street analyzes the recent risk failures and errors that have overwhelmed Wall Street for the past decade. Written by a veteran risk, compliance, and governance specialist, this book helps bank leaders and consultants identify the tools they need to effectively manage operational risk. Citing different types of risk events such as: Rogue and Insider Trading, cyber security, AML, the Mortgage Crisis, and other major events, chapters in the first half of the book detail each operational risk type along with its causative and contributing factors. The second half of the book takes an overarching approach to the tools and solutions available to financial institutions to manage such events in the future. From technology, to culture, to governance, and more, this book does more than simply identify the problem—it provides real-world solutions with actionable insight. Expert discussion identifies the tools financial institutions have at their disposal, and how these tools can be leveraged to create an environment in which catastrophic events are prevented or mitigated. In-depth insight from an industry specialist provides thought-provoking guidance for leaders seeking more effective risk management, and specifically addresses how to: Analyze major operational risk incidents and their underlying causes Investigate the tools that allow organizations to prevent and mitigate catastrophic events Learn how culture and governance can be optimized to support effective risk management Identify ways in which cognitive technologies could help your firm avoid losses Cognitive technologies have the potential to revolutionize the way business is done; eliminating the speed/cost/quality trade-off, these new and emerging tools are heralding the next leap in the evolution of risk management. Rogues of Wall Street shows you how bring these tools into your organization, and how they can contribute to your financial success.

Business Ethics

Author: Joseph W. Weiss

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1626561419

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 552

View: 5590


This book integrates a stakeholder perspective with an issues-oriented approach so students look at how a business's actions affect not just share price and profit but the well-being of employees, customers, suppliers, the local community, the larger society, other nations, and the environment. Fourteen of the twenty-three cases are brand new to this edition, touching on issues such as cyberbullying, fracking, neuromarketing, and for-profit education and involve institutions like Goldman Sachs, Google, Kaiser Permanente, Walmart, Ford, and Facebook. The text has been updated with the latest research, including new national ethics survey data, perspectives on generational differences, and global and international issues. Each chapter includes recent business press stories touching on ethical issues. Several chapters now feature a Point/Counterpoint exercise that challenges students to argue both sides of a contemporary issue, such as too-big-to-fail institutions, the Boston bomber Rolling Stone cover, student loan debt, online file sharing, and questions raised by social media. --

The Oxford Guide to Financial Modeling

Author: Thomas S. Y. Ho,Sang Bin Lee

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199923981

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 768

View: 1976


The essential premise of this book is that theory and practice are equally important in describing financial modeling. In it the authors try to strike a balance in their discussions between theories that provide foundations for financial models and the institutional details that provide the context for applications of the models. The book presents the financial models of stock and bond options, exotic options, investment grade and high-yield bonds, convertible bonds, mortgage-backed securities, liabilities of financial institutions--the business model and the corporate model. It also describes the applications of the models to corporate finance. Furthermore, it relates the models to financial statements, risk management for an enterprise, and asset/liability management with illiquid instruments. The financial models are progressively presented from option pricing in the securities markets to firm valuation in corporate finance, following a format to emphasize the three aspects of a model: the set of assumptions, the model specification, and the model applications. Generally, financial modeling books segment the world of finance as "investments," "financial institutions," "corporate finance," and "securities analysis," and in so doing they rarely emphasize the relationships between the subjects. This unique book successfully ties the thought processes and applications of the financial models together and describes them as one process that provides business solutions. Created as a companion website to the book readers can visit www.thomasho.com to gain deeper understanding of the book's financial models. Interested readers can build and test the models described in the book using Excel, and they can submit their models to the site. Readers can also use the site's forum to discuss the models and can browse server based models to gain insights into the applications of the models. For those using the book in meetings or class settings the site provides Power Point descriptions of the chapters. Students can use available question banks on the chapters for studying.

The Role of Ideas in Political Analysis

Author: Andreas Gofas,Colin Hay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136946500

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 9955


Despite the proliferation of ideational accounts in the last decade or so, the debate over the role of ideas remains caught up in a series of disputes over the ontological foundations, epistemological status and practical pay-off of the (re)turn to ideational explanations. It is thus unsurprising that there is still little clarity about just what sort of an approach an ideational approach is and about what it would take to establish the kind of fully-fledged ideational research programme many seem to assume has already been developed. The contributors in this volume address these dilemmas in diverse but engagingly complementary ways. They argue that what plagues most attempts to accord ideas an explanatory role is the persistence of the perennial dualities in political analysis. In aspiring to eschew the current vogue for dualistic polemic, the present volume reveals elements of dualistic thinking in the ideational turn and assesses the impact of the persistence of these perennial dualisms in the attempt to accord ideas an explanatory role.