Not Every Bank is Goldman Sachs - Tracking the rise of algorithmic machines and high frequency trading through a deregulated investment world

Wednesday, 15 September 2010 12:22

Book 4 of the Complete Banker Series


By Chris Skinner


Published: 27 September 2010

172pp paperback

Also available in PDF

ISBN: 978-1-907720-09-3

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Are the investment banks a dangerously out of control threat to the global financial system, or do they bring innovation and liquidity to the market and alpha returns to their investors? Whichever your view, the investment world is changing and you need to know which are the key trends to track. This book reviews all of these areas and more. So, if you want to understand capital markets and investment banking and just why they get those big bonuses, this is a short guide for you.


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.






Key topics:

Chapter 1          The future for investment and trading

Chapter 2          The impact of MiFID and other regulations

Chapter 3          The liquidity debate

Chapter 4        The trading infrastructure: latency, light speed and dark pools

Chapter 5          New trading venues and incumbent exchanges

Chapter 6          Clearing and settlement


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Praise for Chris Skinner

“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


About Chris Skinner

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, 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.