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Strategies of Banks and Other Financial Institutions

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How and why do strategic perspectives of financial institutions differ by class and region? Strategies of Banks and Other Financial Institutions: Theories and Cases is an introduction to global financial institutions that presents both theoretical and actual aspects of markets and institutions. The book encompasses depository and non-depository Institutions; money markets, bond markets, and mortgage markets; stock markets, derivative markets, and foreign exchange markets; mutual funds, insurance, and pension funds; and private equity and hedge funds. It also addresses Islamic financing and consolidation in financial institutions and markets. Featuring up-to-date case studies in its second half, Strategies of Banks and Other Financial Institutions proposes a useful theoretical framework and strategic perspectives about risk, regulation, markets, and challenges driving the financial sectors.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Preface
    1. Strategies of Banks and Other Financial Institutions: Theories and Cases
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. Dedication
  8. Part: Part A
    1. Chapter 1: Strategies and Structures of Financial Institutions
      1. Abstract
      2. 1.1 Introduction
      3. 1.2 Banking Performance Trends
      4. 1.3 Strategic Trends
      5. 1.4 Reform Policy Trends
      6. 1.5 Technology Trends
      7. 1.6 Challenges of Global Financial Institutions
      8. 1.7 Changes in Control System<sup xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">15</sup>
      9. 1.8 Banking Trends in Emerging Markets
      10. 1.9 The Financial Crisis of 2008
      11. 1.10 Impact of Financial Crisis on Banking System
      12. 1.11 Structures of Financial Institutions
      13. 1.12 Shadow Banking System
      14. 1.13 Consolidation in the Financial Services Industry
      15. 1.14 Importance of Corporate Governance in Financial Institutions
      16. 1.15 Summary
      17. Questions for Discussion
    2. Chapter 2: Regulatory Environment of Financial Institutions
      1. Abstract
      2. 2.1 Introduction
      3. 2.2 Universal Functions of Regulatory Agencies
      4. 2.3 History of Regulatory Reforms
      5. 2.4 Institutional Structures of Regulations
      6. 2.5 Drivers of Regulatory Reforms
      7. 2.6 Benefits of Regulatory Reform
      8. 2.7 Role of State in Regulatory System
      9. 2.8 Financial Crisis: Poor Governance of Financial Regulation
      10. 2.9 Initiatives for Stability of the Financial System
      11. 2.10 Regulation of the Banking System
      12. 2.11 Basel Reforms
      13. 2.12 Dodd-Frank Act
      14. 2.13 Systemically Important Financial Institutions
      15. 2.14 Financial Reforms in Europe
      16. 2.15 Regulation in Nonbanking Financial Sectors
      17. 2.16 Regulations in Capital Market
      18. 2.17 Summary
      19. Questions for Discussion
    3. Chapter 3: Risks Inherent in Financial Institutions
      1. Abstract
      2. 3.1 Introduction
      3. 3.2 History of Risk Measurement
      4. 3.3 Services Provided by Financial Institutions
      5. 3.4 Major Steps in Risk Management of Financial Institutions
      6. 3.5 Generic Risks in Financial Institutions
      7. 3.6 Risk Mitigation Strategies
      8. 3.7 Risk Management Crisis: Lessons Learned
      9. 3.8 Risk Management in Banks
      10. 3.9 Risks in Major Nonbanking Financial Institutions
      11. 3.10 Summary
      12. Questions for Discussion
    4. Chapter 4: Money Markets, Bond Markets, and Mortgage Markets
      1. Abstract
      2. 4.1 Introduction
      3. 4.2 Financial Market Instruments
      4. 4.3 Mortgage Markets
      5. 4.4 Summary
      6. Questions for Discussion
    5. Chapter 5: Stock Markets, Derivatives Markets, and Foreign Exchange Markets
      1. Abstract
      2. 5.1 Stock Markets and Instruments
      3. 5.2 Derivatives Market and Instruments
      4. 5.3 Foreign Exchange Market and Instruments
      5. 5.4 Summary
      6. Questions for Discussion
    6. Chapter 6: Strategies of Depository Institutions
      1. Abstract
      2. 6.1 Commercial Banks and Thrift Institutions
      3. 6.2 Summary
      4. Questions for Discussion
    7. Chapter 7: Investment Banks and Finance Companies
      1. Abstract
      2. 7.1 Introduction to Investment Banking
      3. 7.2 Finance Companies
      4. 7.3 Summary
      5. Questions for Discussion
    8. Chapter 8: Mutual Funds, Insurance, and Pension Funds
      1. Abstract
      2. 8.1 Mutual Funds
      3. 8.2 Insurance
      4. 8.3 Pension Funds
      5. 8.4 Summary
      6. Questions for Discussion
    9. Chapter 9: Private Equity and Hedge Funds
      1. Abstract
      2. 9.1 Private Equity
      3. 9.2 Hedge Funds
      4. 9.3 Summary
      5. Questions for Discussion
    10. Chapter 10: Islamic Influence
      1. Abstract
      2. 10.1 Introduction
      3. 10.2 Features of Islamic Finance
      4. 10.3 Relevance of Islamic Finance in the Global Economy
      5. 10.4 Challenges
      6. 10.5 Regulation
      7. 10.6 Financing Methods in Islamic Finance
      8. 10.7 Models Used in Islamic Banks
      9. 10.8 Risk in Islamic
      10. 10.9 <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" class="italic">Takaful</span>
      11. 10.10 Summary
      12. Questions for Discussion
    11. Chapter 11: Consolidations in Financial Institutions and Markets
      1. Abstract
      2. 11.1 Introduction
      3. 11.2 Megamergers and Acquisitions in the Banking and Other Finance Sectors
      4. 11.3 Consolidation in the Insurance Sector
      5. 11.4 Stock Market Mergers
      6. 11.5 Summary
      7. Questions for Discussion
    12. Cases on Universal Banking
      1. 1.1 Bank of America
      2. 1.2 JPMorgan Chase and Company
      3. 1.3 Citigroup
      4. 1.4 Barclays
      5. 1.5 BNP Paribas
      6. 1.6 Crédit Agricole Group
      7. 1.7 HSBC
      8. 1.8 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
      9. 1.9 Deutsche Bank
    13. Cases on Mortgage Institutions and Credit Unions
      1. 2.1 Mortgage Institutions
      2. 2.2 Thrift Institutions—Credit Unions
    14. Cases on Investment Banks
      1. 3.1 Investment Banks
      2. 3.2 Goldman Sachs Group
      3. 3.3 Morgan Stanley
      4. 3.4 UBS Group
    15. Cases on Investment Management Companies
      1. 4.1 Introduction
      2. 4.2 The Vanguard Group
      3. 4.3 American Funds
      4. 4.4 Fidelity Funds
      5. 4.5 T. Rowe Price
      6. 4.6 PIMCO
      7. 4.7 Franklin Templeton
      8. 4.8 BlackRock
    16. Cases on Insurance Companies
      1. 5.1 Trends in the Insurance Industry
      2. 5.2 Japan Post Insurance Co.
      3. 5.3 Berkshire Hathaway
      4. 5.4 AXA S.A.
      5. 5.5 Allianz
      6. 5.6 Generali Group
      7. 5.7 Nippon Life Insurance
      8. 5.8 Munich Reinsurance
      9. 5.9 American International Group
      10. 5.10 MetLife
      11. 5.11 China Life Insurance Group
      12. 5.12 AIA Group
      13. 5.13 ING
      14. 5.14 Zurich Insurance Group
    17. Cases on Pension Funds
      1. 6.1 Pension Fund Trends
      2. 6.2 Sovereign Pension Funds
      3. 6.3 Corporate Pension Funds
    18. Cases on Private Equity Firms
      1. 7.1 Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
      2. 7.2 Blackstone Group
      3. 7.3 Bain Capital
      4. 7.4 Carlyle Group
      5. 7.5 TPG Capital
    19. Cases on Hedge Funds
      1. 8.1 Bridgewater Associates
      2. 8.2 Adage Capital Management
      3. 8.3 York Capital Management
      4. 8.4 Graham Capital Management
      5. 8.5 Pershing Square Capital Management
      6. 8.6 Man Group
      7. 8.7 Brevan Howard Asset Management
      8. 8.8 Och-Ziff Capital Management Group
    20. Cases on Islamic Banks
      1. 9.1 Saudi Al Rajhi Bank
      2. 9.2 Kuwait Finance House
      3. 9.3 Dubai Islamic Bank
      4. 9.4 Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
      5. 9.5 Al Baraka Islamic Bank
      6. 9.6 Qatar Islamic Bank
    21. Cases on Sovereign Wealth Funds
      1. 10.1 Sovereign Wealth Funds
  9. Index