An up-to-date overview of the City's role as a financial centre has been missing for too long. Roberts's book fills the gap admirably and will become the standard work of reference. It also makes a very good read, with some trenchant comment on City scandals as well as a welcome historical perspective. (John Plender Financial Times
an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the UK's financial system. (Philip Coggan Financial Times
Revised and updated, this is a comprehensive guide to the City - its markets, mechanisms and players.