From the Back Cover
Based on class–tested material, this book is an excellent introduction to global financial markets. The authors link theory and real world issues in their coverage of equity, bond and FX strategies including methods such as chartism, neural networks and chaos theory. This practical approach is also applied to topics in corporate finance, including valuation of companies using NPV and other techniques such as economic value added (EVA), adjusted present value (APV) and real options theory. Raising funds in the money markets and via equity and debt securities, as well as dividend and merger policy provide further practical illustrations of theoretical ideas. Futures, options and swaps and their use in speculation, hedging and arbitrage are also examined.
The text covers behaviour in financial markets, decisions in corporate finance and wider public policy issues. It is aimed at final year undergraduates, MBA and MSc students and those undertaking professional qualifications in finance. For those wishing to deepen their knowledge of financial markets, the authors have written a companion book Financial Engineering: Derivatives and Risk Management
∗ topic boxes on current policy issues and newspaper extracts, giving practical applications and real world context of the ideas presented
∗ 2 colour in–text design
∗ clear, simple and consistent mathematical notation, with worked examples and end of chapter questions
∗ supporting website including Lecturer′s Resource Pack and Student Centre with interactive Excel and GAUSS software
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About the Author
Keith Cuthbertson is Professor of Finance at Cass Business School. He has worked at H.M.Treasury, Bank of England, National Institute and at Tanaka Business School, Imperial College and the University of Newcastle. He has been a visitor at the Federal Reserve Bank, Washington and the Freije University, Berlin. He has undertaken consultancy and teaching in applied finance at various financial institutions and government organizations. Dirk Nitzsche is Senior Lecturer in Finance at Cass Business School. He joined the school in 2004 from Imperial College, London where he spent 6 years in the Business School. After completing his Ph.D. at the University of Newcastle, he has worked in the Department of Economics at the University of Newcastle between 1994 and 1997, before joining City University Business School in 1997 and Imperial College in 1998. His research interests can broadly be described as asset pricing and efficiency of financial markets and more recently he analyses the performance of unit trusts and hedge funds.