Banks are a vital part of the global economy, and the essence of banking is asset–liability management (ALM). This book is a comprehensive treatment of an important financial market discipline. A reference text for all those involved in banking and the debt capital markets, it describes the techniques, products and art of ALM. Subjects covered include bank capital, money market trading, risk management, regulatory capital and yield curve analysis. Highlights of the book include detailed coverage of: liquidity, gap and funding risk management hedging using interest–rate derivatives and credit derivatives impact of Basel II securitisation and balance sheet management structured finance products including asset–backed commercial paper, mortgage–backed securities, collateralised debt obligations and structured investment vehicles, and their role in ALM treasury operations and group transfer pricing. Concepts and techniques are illustrated with case studies and worked examples. Written in accessible style, this book is essential reading for market practitioners, bank regulators and graduate students in banking and finance. Includes free CD–ROM that contains software on applications described in the book, including a yield curve model, cubic spline spreadsheet calculator and CDO waterfall model.
Moorad Choudhry has 25 years experience in investment banking and commercial banking in the City of London, having begun his career at the London Stock Exchange in August 1989. In the 1990s he worked as a Gilt-Edged Market Maker and Treasury trader at ABN Amro Hoare Govett and Hambros Bank, before moving on to Structured Finance at JPMorgan Chase Bank. As Head of Treasury at KBC Financial Products he led the team that structured and closed Picaros Funding Ltd, which was awarded "Structured Finance Deal of the Year" in 2005 by Euromoney magazine. At Europe Arab Bank his Treasury team closed Red Sea Master Series Ltd, an award-winning multi-SPV in-house securitisation transaction. His professional association is the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments, of which he is a Fellow.
Moorad is a Professor at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Brunel University, and an Honorary Professor at the University of Kent. His academic interests also include being a Visiting Teaching Fellow at Birkbeck, University of London and on the Board of Governors of IFS-University College.
After his family, Moorad's loves include AFC Wimbledon and Surrey County Cricket Club. The Members Dining Room at the Oval, home of Surrey CCC, ranks as amongst the most civilised places he has ever been to - along with the garden overlooking the Surrey Hills at Polesden Lacey National Trust property.
Moorad was born in Bangladesh and moved to Surrey, England when he was 8 years old.