Securities Operations: A Guide to Trade and Position Management

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The only comprehensive account of operational risk in securities settlements
Securities Operations focuses on the settlement aspects of a securities transaction. As financial analysts make a greater effort toward quantifying and managing operational risk, they are paying more attention to securities transactions in general and to the settlement phase in particular. While describing the practical issues, this book enumerates the different "back office" related risks potentially encountered throughout the settlement. Simmons also covers more advanced topics such as derivatives, trade compensation, internal allocation of funding costs, and operational performance measurement.
Michael Simmons (London, UK) is currently Head of Business Consultancy at Wilco International, a major software systems provider to the financial markets.
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About the author

MICHAEL SIMMONS has spent the majority of his working life within the operational areas of stockbroking and international investment banking firms, most notably with the S.G. Warburg group in London. Having gained a detailed understanding of various back office tasks through many years of hands-on experience, he assumed managerial responsibility for a number of operational areas.

In recent years, Michael has worked for Wilco International in London (part of the ADP group of companies, headquartered in the U.S., suppliers of software systems to the global financial community), where he heads up a team of securities industry specialists. Michael's area of expertise includes the analysis of the business needs of companies operating in various capacities within the securities industry and in different geographical locations. In addition, he has created and runs training courses on the workings of the securities industry and associated operational aspects to audiences around the world.
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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Jul 7, 2003
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Pages
486
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ISBN
9780470857151
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English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Finance / General
Business & Economics / General
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Insight into collateral management and its increasing relevance in modern banking

In the wake of recent financial crises, firms of all sizes have adjusted their policies to incorporate more frequent instances of collateral management. Collateral Management: A Guide to Mitigating Counterparty Risk explains the connection between the need for collateral management in order to alleviate counterparty risk and the actions that firms must take to achieve it. Targeted at middle and back office managers seeking a hands-on explanation of the specifics of collateral management, this book offers a thorough treatment of the subject and attends to details such as internal record management, daily procedures used in making and receiving collateral calls, and settlement-related issues that affect the movements of cash and securities collateral. An expert in financial topics ranging from trade lifecycle to operational risk, author Michael Simmons offers readers insight into a field that, so far, is struggling to produce enough expertise to meet its high demand.

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Shortlisted for the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award

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 Sophie and Hannah Hoare are identical twins. From an early age they discover the tricks they can play- particularly when they dress alike and swap names… Add in high intelligence and physical attractiveness and the results are overpowering. They leave their parents, their teachers, their friends in a charmed state, often floundering in their wake. Double Exposure explores their close and almost psychic relationship.

The young women each experience a need to develop as individuals. Yet there is an innate pull towards reuniting and helping each other– especially when danger strikes. Both go to university and train to become lawyers. Sophie however is a high flyer determined to become a leading light in a top City firm. Hannah wants domesticity with a husband and children – items that Sophie regards more as hindrances to progress. So for Hannah this means developing a suburban practice with an accent on divorce law. International criminals are drawn towards getting the best legal minds to work for their illicit purposes. Hannah soon realises what lurks behind an attractive, profitable demand for her services. Powerful oligarchs with extensive reach invade first Hannah’s world, then Sophie’s. At first neither is aware of their ruthless, vindictive nature…

Author Michael Simmons lives in London and was educated at St Paul’s School, London and Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He was a solicitor in private practice for 50 years and was formerly a member of The Chartered Institute for Marketing, among others. Michael has now embarked on a new career writing fiction about English law and layers. He wrote The Lawyer Who Couldn’t Sit Still, an autobiography about his long and colourful legal career – with exceptional reviews from The Times, The Law Society Gazette, Solicitors Journal and Mark Stephens CBE, to name a few. Following the success of his first legal thriller, Low Life Lawyer: In The Footsteps of Bechet (ISBN 9781910878477), Double Exposure is the second book in the chilling Lawyers’ Library series.

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