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A demon of our own design : markets, hedge funds, and the perils of financial innovation

Author: Richard M Bookstaber
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : J. Wiley, ©2007.
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Inside markets, innovation, and riskWhy do markets keep crashing and why are financial crises greater than ever before? As the risk manager to some of the leading firms on Wall Street-from Morgan Stanley to Salomon and Citigroup-and a member of some of the world's largest hedge funds, from Moore Capital to Ziff Brothers and FrontPoint Partners, Rick Bookstaber has seen the ghost inside the machine and vividly shows  Read more...
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Bookstaber, Richard M., 1950-
Demon of our own design.
Hoboken, N.J. : J. Wiley, ©2007
(DLC) 2006034368
(OCoLC)73502941
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard M Bookstaber
ISBN: 9780470134986 0470134984 9780471227274 0471227277 9781118045589 1118045580 1280935138 9781280935138
OCLC Number: 173683927
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 276 pages)
Contents: Introduction: the paradox of market risk --
The demons of '87 --
A new sheriff in town --
How Salomon rolled the dice and lost --
They bought Salomon, then they killed it --
Long-term capital management rides the leverage cycle to hell --
Colossus --
Complexity, tight coupling, and normal accidents --
The brave new world of hedge funds --
Cockroaches and hedge funds --
Hedge fund existential --
Conclusion : built to crash?
Responsibility: Richard Bookstaber.
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Why do markets keep crashing and why are financial crises worse than ever? As a leading Wall Street risk manager, Rick Bookstaber has seen the ghost inside the machine and vividly shows us a world  Read more...

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"Richard Bookstaber's fine book on modern financial innovation". Financial Times Wednesday 17 June 2008

 
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