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The Bank Analyst's Handbook: Money, Risk and Conjuring Tricks [Kindle Edition]

Stephen M. Frost
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Book Description

It is not uncommon to meet professionals in financial services who have only a vague idea of what their colleagues actually do. The root cause is specialization and the subsequent development of jargon that makes communication between common specialists faster and more precise but is virtually impenetrable to everybody else.

The Bank Analyst’s Handbook provides a modern introduction to financial markets and intermediation. Individual subject areas are covered in a thorough but clear and succinct manner. The breadth of the author’s experience as a sell-side bank analyst is exploited to good effect to pull together these threads and create a coherent framework for the analysis of financial markets, whether these are in advanced economies or developing markets.

The Handbook is well-written and highly accessible. It builds on orthodox financial theory (with all of its flaws and controversies) but also highlights many of the real problems involved with translating such theory into practice. It can be appreciated at many different levels and this explains its wide target readership. The Bank Analyst’s Handbook:

  • Bridges the gap between the more superficial introductory books and specialist works
  • Covers all the important functions and subjects related to the financial services industry
  • Provides a comprehensive overview for financial services professionals, business school students, consultants, accountants, auditors and legal practitioners, analysts and fund-managers and corporate managers.

"An excellent guide for any professionals who are coming into the banking industry. Extremely well-written, covering clearly and lucidly a range of topics which many bankers themselves don't understand. I will make this book mandatory reading - no, make that studying - for anybody I hire to work as a financial sector consultant."
—Chris Matten, Executive Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers

"A great insight into the often murky and impenetrable world of banking... compulsory reading for analysts and investors alike."
—Hugh Young, Managing Director, Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Ltd



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“To understand the industry, here is help…” (The Hindu Business Line, 16 th September 2004)

From the Back Cover

It is not uncommon to meet professionals in financial services who have only a vague idea of what their colleagues actually do.  The root cause is specialization and the subsequent development of jargon that makes communication between common specialists faster and more precise but is virtually impenetrable to everybody else.

The Bank Analyst′s Handbook provides a modern introduction to financial markets and intermediation.  Individual subject areas are covered in a thorough but clear and succinct manner.  The breadth of the author′s experience as a sell–side bank analyst is exploited to good effect to pull together these threads and create a coherent framework for the analysis of financial markets, whether these are in advanced economies or developing markets.

The Handbook is well–written and highly accessible.  It builds on orthodox financial theory (with all its flaws and controversies) but also highlights many of the real problems involved with translating such theory into practice. It can be appreciated at many different levels and this explains its wide target readership.  The Bank Analyst′s Handbook:

  • bridges the gap between the more superficial introductory books and specialist works
  • covers all the important functions and subjects related to the financial services industry
  • provides a comprehensive overview for financial services professionals, business school students, consultants, accountants, auditors and legal practitioners, analysts and fund–managers and corporate managers.

 


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 9311 KB
  • Print Length: 572 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (10 Dec. 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0014EKQT6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #763,313 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
Stephen Frost's many years of experience as a banking analyst really do shine through in this book. The book facilitates a thorough understanding of the structure of the sector and cleverly stresses the critical aspects that one must comprehend to fully appreciate the economic value of banks in any geography.

It is worth noting that this is a handbook and so its style and organisation make it very suitable as a professional reference. The writing style desrves particluar praise as the book is extremely readable.

I recommended this book to any financial professional.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Stephen Frost's book is a well written and comprehensive read for investor's with an interest in the banking sector. The Handbook provides the unique tools required to analyse banking stocks - the kind of analytical tools that many investors lack and, as a result, shy away from investing in a sector that over time has proven to be a dependable winner.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books I have ever come across 23 Oct. 2012
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Stephen adds context and color to a topic that is by nature very painfully dry and dull.

More importantly, Stephen possesses a skill that many do not have. That is the skill of explaining something utterly complex in a simple, concise manner, while highlighting the key elements that surrounds the issue as well as addressing the dynamics between these elements and the issue at hand.

This book avoids the complex and daunting jargon that overwhelm most readers. In simple layman approach without pompousness, he explains the world of banking and valuation in an applicable, comprehensive, practical approach. It equips readers (both beginners and experienced professionals) the appropriate tools to analyze and invest in banks. It has helped me survive the rigors of a banking life.

The book itself is a rare gem. It is not an everyday occurrence coming across a good book that specializes in the banking sector.

Having met Stephen myself and learning about his background in sector, I am assure to whoever who reads this that Stephen's book offers nothing but his years of insight and a wealth of knowledge.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Just brilliant. It is very well written although some people might not like the "hand-written" notes. Where I personally think adds more practical feel into the book. The broad range of topics covered are in enough depth. A definite buy for anyone looking to get an overview of banking sector and wants to move career path to the financial services industry.
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