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How the City of London Works

How the City of London Works
7th Edition
ISBN:  9781847033055
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  24 Apr 2008
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Paperback
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How the City of London Works - An Introduction to its Financial Markets is a straightforward companion for anyone who comes into contact with the City’s financial markets and institutions, either as part of their studies, professional training or as a general reader. Now in its seventh edition, the work:
  • Uses diagrams, maps and illustrations to explain the often-complex systems and regulations within the financial and other markets of the City of London
  • Places a stronger emphasis on the activities of hedge funds and private equity firms than in previous editions
  • Continues to examine how US incursions have changed the ownership of the main operators in the City, especially the merchant banks
  • Examines how the City has enhanced its position in the world after the introduction of the Euro and looks at the clear lead that London has now established over New York
  • Includes a glossary of technical terms used within the City


  • What the city does
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • The stock exchange
  • The capital market
  • The gilt-edged market
  • The money market
  • Foreign exchange
  • The euro and the city
  • Euro-currencies
  • The gold market
  • Commodity markets
  • Derivatives, futures, options...
  • Shipping
  • What the city is
  • How the city is controlled
  • Where to learn more about the city


"A gem of a guide book" Independent Schools Careers Bulletin

"William Clarke has written a number of guides to the work of the City of London. None is better than this." The Banker

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