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How the City Really Works

The Definitive Guide to Money and Investing in London's Square Mile

How the City Really Works is a comprehensive guide to how London's financial markets operate. It offers advice on how you can put the information it provides to practical and lucrative use and includes sections on: the City of London, the Bank of England, commercial banking, investment banking and all types of financial products.
EAN: 9780749459680
Edition: 3
Format: 235x155
416 pages

About the book

How the City Really Works clearly explains the workings of the City, as well as its relationships with other international financial centres.

The book features sections on the dangers of fraud and money laundering, credit derivatives, the latest governance issues, and the current state of the pensions market. It provides further coverage of the key roles within the City, from stockbrokers and foreign exchange dealers to accountants and Lloyd's underwriters, and demonstrates how they relate to each other.

Packed with information and insights on the key products - from bonds to new share offerings and derivatives - How the City Really Works gives you a crash course in: City markets; hedge funds and traders; City regulation; the City's relationships with the United States and Europe.

This informative and entertaining guide to London's financial markets offers practical advice on how you can put the information it contains to profitable use when making your investment decisions.

About the authors

Alexander Davidson

Alexander Davidson is a leading financial journalist who has written widely for the national press. He is the author of several books, including the best-selling How to Win in a Volatile Stock Market and How to Understand the Financial Pages, both published by Kogan Page. Alexander may be contacted via his website at

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