International Banking for a New Century
Hitherto available textbooks in the field of international banking have tended to concentrate on either the nuts and bolts of the system itself and its various institutions, or the geopolitical consequences of events such as the 2008 financial crisis. Either way, the landscape of the field has shifted unalterably in recent months.
This book provides and up to date overview of international banking as the second decade of the twenty first century unfolds. Anglo-Saxon influence is still strong but banking is increasingly a global industry: it’s now impossible to analyse the discipline from the perspective of one country.
Topics covered include sovereign debt crises including those that have afflicted Iceland, Greece and the Republic of Ireland, private sector banking and the relationships between major banks’ investment arms and their high street operations. Based at Columbia University in New York City, the authors are perfectly placed to shed light on an ever evolving industry.