"This is a fast-paced and instructive read that is hard to put down. The ending does not disappoint, culminating in something just short of a financial revolution."
Hedge Funds Review, April 2012
'Filled with suspense and intrigue as well as spot on explanations of financial market products, this is clear, concise, funny and entertaining. A perfect way to learn what goes on in finance'.
Patricia Sparacio, Managing Director, New York Institute of Finance
'A fast paced story with telling lessons in investment and finance. This is a thoroughly enjoyable way of learning the basics and more'.
Alexander Davidson, financial journalist and author
'An unbiased and feasible tale of the contemporary market dealings. It highlights the ease with which illicit activities can be concealed, and greed can overcome sense'.
MHC Russell DL FCT
it is an engrossing read, with liberal helpings of wit and intrigue. Most importantly, it is an excellent tool for beginners in finance as it explains the jargon and the myriad concepts involved in the world of money. Helpful case studies are strategically placed throughout the book. Neither do these educational asides impede the narrative, or distract from it
. Loizou was aiming for an insiders tale and a guidebook. Arguably, he has squarely hit the target on both counts.
Calum Fuller, Financial World, 1st March 2012
The writing style is completely different to any other financial title I have ever read, it being part novel, part primer on the financial markets. Explanations of government bonds, compounded interest and shares in luxury hotel companies are interspersed with stories of a former finance lecturer travelling throughout the world's financial centres, getting involved with government agents and searching for his missing millionaire former student who has been accused of fraud
. A very enjoyable and highly readable book which is good enough to get through in one sitting.
Richard Gill, UK-Analyst, March 2012
From the Back Cover
The Devils Deal takes you to the heart of the financial underworld and exposes the players and the games they play.Youll soon begin to understand the world of global money.
Are the risks being taken with your money really as outrageous as everyone seems to think? Would your cash be safer in a shoe box under your bed?
Andreas Loizou has seen the eye-watering deals and the audacious risks first hand. The Devils Deal is his tale: a personal account of the spectacular and shady world of elite finance.