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Other people's money : the real business of finance

Author: J A Kay
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, [2015]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The finance sector of Western economies is too large and attracts too many of the smartest college graduates. Financialization over the past three decades has created a structure that lacks resilience and supports absurd volumes of trading. The finance sector devotes too little attention to the search for new investment opportunities and the stewardship of existing ones, and far too much to secondary-market dealing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Kay, John
Other People's Money : The Real Business of Finance
New York : PublicAffairs,c2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J A Kay
ISBN: 9781610396042 1610396049
OCLC Number: 923734317
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: PROLOGUE: The Parable of the Ox; INTRODUCTION: Far Too Much of a Good Thing; CHAPTER 1: History; CHAPTER 2: Risk; CHAPTER 3: Intermediation; CHAPTER 4: Profits; CHAPTER 5: Capital Allocation; CHAPTER 6: The Deposit Channel; CHAPTER 7: The Investment Channel; CHAPTER 8: Regulation; CHAPTER 9: Economic Policy; CHAPTER 10: Reform; CHAPTER 11: The Future of Finance; EPILOGUE: The Emperor's Guard's New Clothes; Acknowledgements; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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The finance sector of Western economies is too large and attracts too many of the smartest college graduates. Financialization over the past three decades has created a structure that lacks resilience and supports absurd volumes of trading. The finance sector devotes too little attention to the search for new investment opportunities and the stewardship of existing ones, and far too much to secondary-market dealing in existing assets. Regulation has contributed more to the problems than the solutions.Why? What is finance for? John Kay, with wide practical and academic experience in the world o.

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