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The Investment Industry for IT Practitioners : an Introductory Guide.

Author: Andrew Bradford
Publisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2011.
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Giving IT professionals in financial services firms a rounded and comprehensive grounding in their knowledge of their industry, this book offers a primer on the major financial instruments, transactions, and processes, as well as a sound knowledge of the principles of good IT management in the industry. The book gives readers a clear understanding of equities, bonds, currencies, listed derivatives and OTC  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bradford, Andrew.
Investment Industry for IT Practitioners : An Introductory Guide.
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Bradford
ISBN: 9780470721230 0470721235 1283372363 9781283372367
OCLC Number: 768731749
Notes: 8.6 Specific offences in the United Kingdom.
Description: 1 online resource (409 pages)
Contents: The Investment Industry for IT Practitioners: An Introductory Guide; Contents; Introduction; Acknowledgements; PART ONE INVESTMENTS AND SECURITIES EXPLAINED; 1 An Introduction to Financial Instruments; 1.1 Introduction; 2 Equities; 2.1 Listed and unlisted equities; 2.2 Multi-listed securities; 2.3 The issuance of listed equities --
the primary market; 2.4 The secondary market in equities; 2.4.1 Trade prices in the secondary market; 2.4.2 Secondary market terminology; 2.4.3 Forms of securities; 3 Debt Instruments; 3.1 Types of debt instruments; 3.1.1 Straight bonds. 3.1.2 Floating rate notes (FRNs)3.1.3 Zero coupon bonds; 3.1.4 Asset-backed securities; 3.1.5 Index linked bonds; 3.1.6 Convertible bonds; 3.1.7 Bonds with warrants attached; 3.1.8 Bills; 3.2 Accrued interest on bonds in the secondary market; 3.3 More trade terminology; 3.4 How prices are formed in the secondary market; 3.4.1 The yield curve; 3.4.2 The importance of a credit rating and the role of the rating agencies; 4 Cash; 4.1 Cash as a means of exchange; 4.1.1 Interest calculation methods for currencies; 4.2 Cash as an investment class; 4.2.1 Foreign exchange transactions. 4.2.2 Money market loans and deposits4.3 More trade terminology; 5 Derivatives; 5.1 Exchange traded derivative contracts; 5.1.1 Traded options; 5.1.2 Exchange traded futures; 5.2 More trade terminology; 5.3 OTC derivatives; 5.3.1 Interest rate swaps; 5.3.2 Other OTC derivatives in brief; 6 Common Attributes of Financial Instruments; 6.1 Summary of all trade terminology used in Chapters 1 to 5; 6.2 Summary of basic trade arithmetic for transactions in securities, futures and options; 6.2.1 Calculating the principal value of a trade; 6.2.2 Calculating the consideration; 7 Market Participants. 7.1 Introduction7.2 Investors; 7.3 Institutional fund managers; 7.4 Private client stockbrokers and investment managers; 7.5 Investment banks that accept and execute orders from investors; 7.5.1 Investment banks' business activities; 7.5.2 A typical application systems configuration for an investment bank; 7.6 Investment exchanges; 7.6.1 The world's major investment exchanges; 7.6.2 Connecting to stock exchange trading systems; 7.7 Settlement agents; 7.7.1 Clearing houses or central counterparties; 7.7.2 Central securities depositaries and international central securities depositaries. 7.7.3 Commercial custodians7.8 Other market participants; 7.8.1 Information vendors; 7.8.2 Money brokers; 7.8.3 Stock lending intermediaries; 7.8.4 Registrars and transfer agents; 8 How Investment Firms are Regulated; 8.1 Introduction; 8.2 Objectives of regulation; 8.3 The global perspective; 8.3.1 The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and the Basel Accord; 8.4 The European perspective; 8.4.1 The European Capital Adequacy Directive (CAD); 8.4.2 The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID); 8.5 The UK perspective --
the role of the financial services authority.

Abstract:

Giving IT professionals in financial services firms a rounded and comprehensive grounding in their knowledge of their industry, this book offers a primer on the major financial instruments, transactions, and processes, as well as a sound knowledge of the principles of good IT management in the industry. The book gives readers a clear understanding of equities, bonds, currencies, listed derivatives and OTC derivatives. It explains transactions in those instruments and the requirements of business systems that process these transactions. Transactions covered include (inter-alia) agency and princi.

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