Book 5 of the Complete Banker Series - new edition
By Chris Skinner
Published: 30 November 2011
Also available in PDF/e-book formats
Price: print £12/EUR14/$19 (plus p&p)
Price: PDF/ebook £9.60/EUR11.60/$15.60 (plus VAT if applicable)
|The Extraordinary Madness of Banks - print||£12.00|| Add to Cart|
|The Extraordinary Madness of Banks - PDF||£11.52|| Add to Cart|
|The Extraordinary Madness of Banks - ebook||£11.52|| Add to Cart|
UK and Europe prices for electronic formats include VAT. VAT will be deducted or applied at checkout as applicable. Euro and dollar prices are illustrative and will be calculated using current exchange rates at checkout.
Download Contents here
Download Introduction here
But this is not just another book about the financial crisis. This book is about the outcome. It tracks the markets from the day that Lehman Brothers collapsed, and before with Northern Rock, through the reactions of policymakers, politicians, regulators and markets. It shows where the weaknesses were in hindsight, and where the pitfalls may be in foresight. It tries to give the reader a chance to absorb and understand the key movements that created the crisis, and the explanation of why banks, bonuses and bosses are still at the trough feeding and greeding their way through the issues faced.
The Complete Banker series of books is based upon Chris Skinner’s influential blog. The series provides the reader with all they need to know about banking and is split into key themes covering retail, commercial and investment banking and the way they are being changed by economics, politics, technology and society. For the amateur and the expert, the knowledgeable and those seeking knowledge, the economist and the politician, the banker and the banked, the Complete Banker series provides you with the truth about the banking. Not just the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth ... but the Complete Truth.
Chapter 1 Anatomy of the crisis
Chapter 2 Governments in action
Chapter 3 Regulators’ reaction
Chapter 4 Banks’ inaction?
Chapter 5 Too big to fail?
Chapter 6 The bonus issue
Chapter 7 Solutions to the crisis – a personal view
“Chris has both the intellectual acumen as well as the drive and dedication to his industry which is so sadly rare in the business world today.” Steve Edwards MBE, Head of Fraud, eBay Europe
“Chris is uniquely skilled in articulately painting a clear picture of the dynamics impacting our future.” Deborah L. Bianucci, President & CEO, BAI, USA
“Chris successfully captures the pulse of the financial services industry, not from a European or American, but from a truly global perspective.” Emmanuel Daniel, Founder, The Asian Banker, Asia
Chris has been providing independent, expert commentary on the key developments in banking for over a decade in his role as Chief Executive of Balatro and Chairman of the Financial Services Club. He is now perhaps best known for his daily blog at www.thefinanser.com, and his writing for other media, such as The Banker magazine since 2004. He is also a key commentator on banking for prime time news channels including the BBC, Sky and Bloomberg. Prior to creating his independent entities, Chris had key roles at management and board levels covering insurance, retail and investment banking across a range of consulting and technology firms.