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Banking and Finance
Are Bankers Good or Bad for Society? BankRUPT: Why Banking is Broken. How it can be Transformed, Bank to the Future: Protect your Future Before Governments Go Bust, City of London: How It Developed into the World's Leading Financial Centre, The Castle and The Sandbox, Effective Bank Regulation and Supervision, Future of Banking after Global Reregulation, Liquidity Strategies for Financial Institutions and Corporates: The Art of Cash Management, Lipstick on a Pig - Why Bail-outs Fail and People Power Will Succeed The Smartphone Wallet - Understanding the Disruption Ahead, The Extraordinary Madness of Banks and the Extreme Folly of Governments, Money for Nothing and your Cheques for Free, Socialising the Anti-Social Bank, It's Banking, Jim, But not as we Know It, Not Every Bank is Goldman Sachs
Banking and Finance - Humour
Disruption, Innovation and Transformation (Finance)
The Castle and The Sandbox, BankRUPT: Why Banking is Broken. How it can be Transformed, Bank to the Future: Protect your Future Before Governments Go Bust, Lipstick on a Pig - Why Bail-outs Fail and People Power Will , Succeed, The Smartphone Wallet - Understanding the Disruption Ahead
Economics and Politics
Chronology of a Crisis, Loan Sharks - the Rise and Rise of Payday Lenders, "Saving the World"? Gordon Brown Reconsidered, The City of London: How It Developed into the World's Leading Financial Centre
Economics, Politics and Society in the UK
"Saving the World"? Gordon Brown Reconsidered, The Euro in Danger: Reform and Reset, What Sort of NHS Do We Want?, The Courageous State: Rethinking Economics, Society and the Role of Government, Solving Britain's Personal Debt Crisis, Sorry, We Have No Money: Britain's Economic Problem, The Red Book
A Practical Guide to Social Media in Financial Services, Be your Own CFO: The Art of Cash Management for SMEs, Channel Innovation in Financial Services, Liquidity Strategies for Financial Institutions and Corporates: The Art of Cash Management, Sales and Sales Management in Financial Services
This Financial Crisis
Chronology of a Crisis, "Saving the World"? Gordon Brown Reconsidered , The 7 deadly sins of capitalism, The Euro in Danger: Reform and Reset, The Courageous State: Rethinking Economics, Society and the Role of Government, The Red Book, The EU Fiscal Crisis: Forcing Eurozone Political Union
(Economics and) The Environment
In a credit-squeezed market, cash and liquidity rule - find out how to drive the effectiveness and efficiency of your company's and your own cash
Banks are running a zero tolerance policy towards your bank account. Go overdrawn, for whatever reason, and you’ll be punished financially. The banks are rebuilding their capital position, trying to cover years of questionable loan practices and to meet new global banking regulations. A source of cheap deposits and fee income is the SME (Small and Medium Enterprise) and the individual. In the past you may not have concerned yourself unduly with managing your cash, but today if you do not pay (pun intended) attention then the banker may take it all.
Be Your Own CFO: The Art of Cash Management for SMEs is a best-practice guide that makes liquidity understandable and demonstrates how better cash management can help you and your company weather the current financial storm.
With greater insight into banking, payment and trade infrastructures, better decisions can be made to drive the efficiency and effectiveness of cash.
The book asks you to look at:
• You direct debits – 1 in 10 are usually for something you don’t now need;
• Earning money on money while staying liquid – take a look at currencies and gold;
• Payments - get paid faster, ask for electronic transfer instead of paper;
• Accounts receivable – figure out how much working capital you are lending out;
• Accounts payable – how it is affecting your credit rating.
Written by John Bertrand, a veteran banker with 30 years' experience in banking, cash management, payments and technology at Citibank, IBOS, ALLTEL, Misys and Admertec/Ceptum in the US and the UK.
“Be Your Own CFO is superb. For the first time there is a book that explains banking and finance in every day language. Easy and simple to read and understand. It is ideal for people needing a practical understanding of finance and how it affects them and their companies." Thomas E Jones, former Vice Chairman of the IASB
"Actually, it is very good, concise, and I wonder who you got to write it." Gerry English, past President of the Irish Association of Corporate Treasurers
Publication date: October 2012
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Each chapter starts with Key Questions for SME directors and a Key Points Summary
Chapter 1 Stages of Cash Management
Domestic Cash Management
International Cash Management
Chapter 2 Bank Accounts - New Rules and Regulations
Know Your Customer (KYC)
Anti Money Laundering
3rd Party Management
Chapter 3 Liquidity/Cash Cushion
Chapter 4 Savings
Chapter 5 The Investment Pyramid
Appreciating cash investments
Bonds, equities and property
Chapter 6 The Credit Pyramid
Credit Default Swaps
Chapter 7 Investment versus Credit
Net Interest Income
Chapter 8 Payments
SEPA Direct Debit (SDD)
Correspondent Banking Payments
Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS)
Chapter 9 Foreign Exchange
Chapter 10 Supply Chain
Asset Based Finance
Chapter 11 Illiquid Management
Chapter 12 Case Studies
John's expertise in banking, cash management, payments and technology was gained over 30 years at Citibank, IBOS, ALLTEL, Misys and Admertec/Ceptum in the USA and UK.
In this time he created and implemented technology in front, middle and back offices of banks, in addition to developing electronic access options for the needs of corporations and retail customers. This included redefining core banking for Misys (300 banks), ensuring long-term revenue. He has provided and developed cash management consulting, netting schemes, third party cash management, pooling and foreign exchange.
John has been involved in mergers and acquisitions in more than 10 banking/software transactions that included cloud-based solutions. One transaction in the cloud now represents 9% of Misys profits.
John raised capital, added mezzanine financing, leasing and invoice factoring together to create Ceptum Limited, a potential bank, now with $10 million in profitable assets and with no debt.
He has worked with the UK (FSA) and Swedish (FI) banking and finance authorities to create a de nova bank.
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|General Tax Issues & Tax Planning||Wealth Planning Issues & Techniques||Immigration & Expatriation|
|Tax Residence Definition||Foreign Investment||Pre-Immigration Planning|
|Taxation of Resident Individuals||Political Risk||Mobility Planning - Generally|
|Taxation of Non-resident Individuals||Currency & Exchange Controls||Mobility Planning - Trailing Residency/Domicile|
|Retirement Assets||Succession Law||Exit/Expatriation Tax|
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|Gift & Inheritance Taxation||Forced Heirship Planning|
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|Wealth Tax Planning||Asset Protection Planning||Divorce|
|Tax Treaties||Use of Trusts||Adoption|
|Controlled Foreign Corporations||Usufruct|
|Anti-Avoidance Rules||Life Insurance Strategies|
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The surprise star of the London Olympics and
''the nearest thing to a national religon.'' (Nigel Lawson).
What sort of NHS do you want?
From the introduction to David's book:
' The area I live in provides a microcosm of the problems facing our health service.
Economic decline has brought bad health and the resulting bad habits. There is also a large, and growing, population of the elderly for whom care has to be provided. It seems to present an enormous challenge.
But things are not as bad as they appear at first. There are many good people in the community who are trying to do something about the situation. There is a lively health centre, with innovative and dedicated GPs and a go-ahead manager. There is a thriving garden association which has 250 gardens and a waiting list. There is an impressive and proactive community Health Forum, entirely run by volunteers who cared about their community and its health.
So there is hope.
A community which has been on the sharp end of recession and economic decline, and has experienced their effects at first hand, is doing something about it. It made me think. What sort of role do we see for the NHS in the future? The NHS will be financially constrained whichever government is in power, and we cannot expect it to solve all our problems alone. Communities must do something to help.
In this book I attempt to set out my ideas about how a community-based, democratically run health service will function in the future.
If we are to deal with bad health, it is a job for all of us. Despite our problems, we have some examples of very good practice that provide some idea of what sort of health service we could have in this country in the future.'
Publication date: October 2012 (paperback)
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David Taylor-Gooby was a senior lecturer at East Durham College, and ran the Health Studies Degree course in conjunction with the University of Sunderland. He later worked for the Commission for Public and Patient Involvement in Health, and completed a research project on public involvement at the university with Dr Stephen MacDonald. He also served on Durham County Council’s Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee. This book is the result of his ideas, and the views expressed are entirely his own, and not those of any of the organisations with which he is associated.
"David is an expert in the field. He has dedicated his life to the study of health care reform. His opinions are formed after much reasoning and focus on empirical data. For these reasons it is always worth reflecting at length on what he has to say. Given his particular experience of health care in one of the most deprived areas of the UK, his grasp of narrowing health care inequalities is of particular importance.
Dr Eoin Clarke, The Green Benches
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 The principles underlying the NHS
Chapter 3 What the NHS is like now
Chapter 4 Patient and public involvement: an overview
Chapter 5 Involvement at a local level
Chapter 6 Foundation trusts
Chapter 7 Tackling health inequalities
Chapter 8 The role of local authorities in health
Chapter 9 International comparisons
Chapter 10 The conclusion: pulling everything together
Chapter 11 The way forward
"William Keegan is a great columnist and an entertaining and authoritative chronicler of the economic and political history of our times."
David Smith, The Sunday Times
In this new book, Wiliam Keegan of The Observer builds on his earlier best-selling examination of the political career of Gordon Brown, 'The Prudence of Mr Gordon Brown' (2003). A book that expressed some unfashionable concerns about the conduct of New Labour's economic policy and seeked to temper the copious praise that was then being lavished on Brown.
"Saving the World"? takes a fresh look at the later years of Gordon Brown as chancellor and prime minister.
The book, no hagiography, draws equally on the accounts of those who worked closest with him as well as those who he fought and feuded with and provides a balanced view of Brown the leader, arguing that, for all his acknowledged flaws, and policy errors, the degree to which 'it was all Gordon's fault' is much exaggerated.
Brown is widely acknowledged, certainly outside of Britain, to have been the right leader, in the right place at the right time to rescue the world economy in 2008-09, a view supported by amongst others Paul Krugman and Amartya Sen; given the current absence of such impressive leadership in global macro-economic policy, it is a loss that Brown has largely withdrawn from policy issues.
On the home front, his famous 'prudence' was always for a purpose, and as time goes on, it will be seen that he and his colleagues did more for public services in health, education and relief of poverty than has been recognised, although as Keegan shows they did not do enough, with social housing a particular failure.
'Saving the World'?
It's time for a reassessment.
Publication date: October 2012 (paperback)
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"The chancellors judged by Bill Keegan wax and wane. But after decades as one of the UK's leading economic commentators, his light shines as bright as ever." Robert Peston, BBC
"William Keegan is just the man for this sparkling reassessment of Gordon Brown's time in Downing Street. 'Saving the World?' is packed with insights, benefits from a lifetime of charting the ups and downs of the British economy, and is, of course, beautifully written." Larry Elliott, The Guardian
"William Keegan is a great columnist and an entertaining and authoritative chronicler of the economic and political history of our times." David Smith, The Sunday Times
Chapter 1: From hero to zero
Chapter 2: A crisis not entirely of Brown’s making
Chapter 3: Bust after boom –a ‘soundbite’ bites back
Chapter 4: ‘Nice’ while it lasted
Chapter 5: ‘I know I have to take the rap’
Chapter 6: A job turned down– with historic consequences
Chapter 7: Between a rock and a hard choice
Chapter 8: The crisis unfolds
Chapter 9: You cannot bank on banks
Chapter 10: A socialist rides to the rescue of capitalism
Chapter 11: From zero to hero
Chapter 12: “Saving the world”
Chapter 13: A golden myth
Chapter 14: Resisting Euro pressures
William Keegan is one of the UK’s most respected economic commentators.
Over a long career, he has written for the Financial Times, the Daily Mail and The Observer.
He has also worked for the Economic Intelligence Dept of the Bank of England, and has been a member of government, non-government and academic advisory committees, He is a visiting professor of journalism at the University of Sheffield, and has published several books on economic affairs, as well as two works of fiction.
After the nadir of the banking crisis of 2008, the business of banking is undergoing massive change as governments and regulators strive to return stability to the banking system and avoid the future provision of taxpayer support to failing banks.
The multiple issues raised by the crisis are converging into one core and very fundamental question: what will be the future shape of the banking business in the developed world? Faced with a raft of untested new initiatives, uncertainty over the direction and effectiveness of bank regulation, a potentially very uneven global playing field, the possibility of drastic restructuring, and the prospect of much reduced profit levels, banking is facing a very challenging future. Add to the mix the impact of this 'new normal' of profitability on investor sentiment with its increasing appetite for risk, and the need to nevertheless operate in a political climate of public anger and retribution, and you have a unique set of conflicts that mean that banking is facing a perfect storm of uncertainty and threat.
But one thing is certain: bankers, investors and others need to plan now for the future, and key strategic decisions to ensure a sustainable future have to be made. The Future of Banking after Global Reregulation defines and analyses the core issues, balances and weighs conflicting views, and assesses likely impacts and outcomes to provide unique and insightful strategic input in troubled times.
Published September 2012
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“Much has been written about the causes of the financial and banking crises. In his new book ‘The Future of Banking’ Steve Davis analyses some of the less frequently cited causes such as:deficient bank governance, regulatory shortcomings and the drive for unrealistic profitability. He uses these same factors to offer a view – as only he can and not always very comforting! – about the future and how bank managements, regulators and investors will need to respond”. Sir Win Bischoff, Chairman, Lloyds Banking Group
"An excellent, comprehensive, and highly readable work. Steven Davis is an accomplished and internationally renowned analyst of bank trends bringing to the task a wealth of experience both as a banker and banking consultant. Davis considers the key dimensions of bank strategy, corporate governance, the evolving regulatory and supervisory regime, and risk management strategies, and offers a wealth of valuable insights. The analysis is powerfully informed by a series of powerful case studies of banks which have been successful in risk management and strategy rather than, as with most previous studies, on what went wrong. This timely book gives an in-depth analysis of banks that have achieved success in their models over an extended period. In the process, the author considers the key issue of how to reconcile loss mitigating strategies whilst at the same time achieving satisfactory investor returns. The penetrating discussion is also greatly informed by a series of structured interviews with bankers, analysts and supervisors.
This report is a tour de force and the analysis that Davis presents will be of real value to bankers, supervisors, bank analysts and academic scholars. It is a must-read." Professor David T Llewellyn,oughborough University, and Vienna University of Economics and Business
.“Drawing on insight from senior industry managers, this work offers a compelling and comprehensive view of the post-crisis retail environment” Roberto Nicastro, global retail head, UniCredit
"A fascinating analysis - offers valuable insights and a thorough overview of current issues."
Yves Robert-Charrue, Member of the Executive Board, Head Investment Solutions Group, Bank Julius Baer & Co Ltd.
Banking and payments
Transforming Public Services