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Finance masters : a brief history of international financial centers in the last millennium

Author: Olivier Coispeau
Publisher: Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book explores not only classic financial centers, but also offshore financial centers and gambling centers to connect them to contemporary finance, and it also delves into the unique function of leading financial hubs to execute financial transactions over a wide geographical domain and transform the world economy." -- Back cover
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Olivier Coispeau
ISBN: 9789813108820 9813108827
OCLC Number: 959032845
Description: xxvii, 339 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1: From the Annual Fairs of the 11th Century to Early International Banking. --
The Merry Fair of St Giles as An Early Model of a Multinational Trading Centre ; The Champagne Fairs, the Leading Trading Hub in Europe ; The Ascent of Lombard Merchant Bankers ; The Banking Disintegration of the Mid-14th Century --
Chapter 2: The Domination of the Mediterranean Region. --
Lombard Finance and the Turbulent Medici Era ; The Rise and Apogee of Venice, the Lagoon City ; Opportunites Beyond the Known World; Landing in another World --
Chapter 3: The Shift Towards the North of Europe in the 16th century. --
The Ascent of the Flanders, with a Little Help from Columbus ; The Revenge of "La Superba", the Turbulent Italian City-State ; The Orange Revolution: the Opportunistic Rise of Amsterdam ; Secondary Places, including the Much Specific Case of France --
Chapter 4: The Transatlantic New Financial Order in the 18th Century. --
The Steady Emergence of London as Europe's Finance Centrepoint ; The Takeover of the First Place by New York ; The Need of an Asian World Class Financial Centre, after the Second World War ; Medieval Japan: A Secluded Archipelago Split in Internal Feuds ; Vertical and Horizontal Challenge: New Geographies and New Industries --
Chapter 5: Pools, Bots and Trolls. --
The Importance of Being Networked ; The Derivative Revolution ; Welcome to the Machine ; Barbarians at the Gat.Exe --
Chapter 6: Uninvited Guest to the Party. --
Mirror, Mirror or the Tyranny of Index Rating ; Gambling "Financial Centres": Place Your Bets ; OFCs Revisited ; Trustworthiness from the Early Days of Finance to the 21st Century.
Other Titles: Brief history of international financial centers in the last millennium
Responsibility: Olivier Coispeau, Maverlinn Ltd, UK.

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