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London as an International Financial Centre, 1980–2000: Global Powerhouse or Wimbledon EC2?

Richard Roberts

in London and Paris as International Financial Centres in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269495
eISBN:
9780191710162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269495.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

The prosperity of the international financial services industry in the 1980s and 1990s stimulated other financial centres to try to boost, or just retain, their share of activity. Challenges were ... More


Financial Services and International Trade Agreements: The Development Dimension

Wendy Dobson

in A Handbook of International Trade in Services

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235216
eISBN:
9780191715624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235216.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter notes the special role of financial services in an economy and distinguishes policy reform from domestic deregulation and capital account deregulation. The impacts of policy reform and ... More


Capital Regulation for Position Risk in Banks, Securities Firms, and Insurance Companies

Richard Herring and Til Schuermann

in Capital Adequacy beyond Basel: Banking, Securities, and Insurance

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195169713
eISBN:
9780199783717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169713.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Currently, banks, securities firms, and insurance companies conduct trading businesses that involve many of the same financial instruments and several of the same counterparties but that are subject ... More


A Handbook of International Trade in Services

Aaditya Mattoo, Robert M. Stern, and Gianni Zanini (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235216
eISBN:
9780191715624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235216.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book aims to improve understanding of the economic implications of services trade, liberalization, regulatory reforms, and international negotiations. It discusses the basic economics of ... More


Soft Innovation Outside the Creative Industries: Food, Pharmaceuticals, and Financial Services

Paul Stoneman

in Soft Innovation: Economics, Product Aesthetics, and the Creative Industries

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199572489
eISBN:
9780191722257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572489.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter is the second taking a micro view and explores the role of soft innovation in three industries outside the creative industries, i.e. food, pharmaceuticals, and finance. Outside the ... More


Epilogue: Sustainable International Development after the Subprime Crisis

Markus Venzin

in Building an International Financial Services Firm: How Successful Firms Design and Execute Cross-Border Strategies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199535200
eISBN:
9780191701153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535200.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Strategy

This chapter discusses the impact of the subprime crisis on the international strategies of financial services firms. Many mostly passive investors from emerging economies will get the opportunity to ... More


The New Financial Markets

Roy C. Smith and Ingo Walter

in Governing the Modern Corporation: Capital Markets, Corporate Control, and Economic Performance

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195171679
eISBN:
9780199783618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195171675.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter examines the fundamental effects related to the evolving dominance of capital markets. By the end of the 20th century, the proportion of all financial assets held by banks had declined ... More


Impact of Financial Services Trade Liberalization on Capital Flows: The Case of China's Banking Sector 1

Li-Gang Liu and Elvira Kurmanalieva

in China, Asia, and the New World Economy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199235889
eISBN:
9780191717109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235889.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the impact of China's financial services trade liberalization on capital flows. First, it reports that foreign banks, in spite of their small presence in China, have already ... More


London's Place in the World of Finance

Gordon L. Clark

in European Pensions & Global Finance

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253647
eISBN:
9780191719752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253647.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

London dominates cross-border transactions and is the favoured international location of many global banks and market intermediaries. However, this dominance has prompted recurrent geographical and ... More


Services

Ma. Joy V. Abrenica and Gilberto M. Llanto

in The Philippine Economy: Development, Policies, and Challenges

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195158984
eISBN:
9780199869107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195158989.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter documents the changing face of the services industry over the past three decades (1970–2000). It makes a special reference to two case studies – telecommunications and banking. Both are ... More


The characteristics of financial services

Markus Venzin

in Building an International Financial Services Firm: How Successful Firms Design and Execute Cross-Border Strategies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199535200
eISBN:
9780191701153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535200.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Strategy

The strategic challenges of internationalization vary greatly between different financial services sectors. A retail bank such as the Italian UniCredit, as opposed to an investment bank such as ... More


Investor Knowledge and Experience with Investment Advisers and Broker-Dealers

Angela A. Hung, Noreen Clancy, and Jeff Dominitz

in Financial Literacy: Implications for Retirement Security and the Financial Marketplace

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199696819
eISBN:
9780191732089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696819.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

The financial services industry has been changing so fast and growing so complex that broker-dealers and investment advisers, which are subject to different regulations, are no longer easy to ... More


Universal Banks versus Specialized Banks

Jordi Canals

in Universal Banking: International Comparisons and Theoretical Perspectives

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198775065
eISBN:
9780191695353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198775065.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Strategy

This chapter is structured around two main themes. The first discusses the advantages and disadvantages of universal and specialized banks from the perspective of the financial organizations ... More


Introduction to the book

Markus Venzin

in Building an International Financial Services Firm: How Successful Firms Design and Execute Cross-Border Strategies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199535200
eISBN:
9780191701153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535200.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Strategy

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the emergence of a new era of global banking and insurance. It outlines five of the reasons to study the financial services industry. It ... More


The Prohibition and Punishment of Market Abuse in the UK

EMILIOS AVGOULEAS

in The Mechanics and Regulation of Market Abuse: A Legal and Economic Analysis

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199244522
eISBN:
9780191715105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244522.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Competition Law

This chapter discusses the legal and regulatory framework dealing with market abuse in the UK. The UK’s market abuse regime has a dual nature and is based both on criminal law and regulatory ... More


Immigration and the UK Labour Market in Financial Services: A Case of Conflicting Policy Challenges?

Andrew Jones

in Who Needs Migrant Workers?: Labour shortages, immigration, and public policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199580590
eISBN:
9780191595257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580590.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

In the context of its emergence as one of the leading sectors in the UK economy, this chapter seeks to understand the relationship between the financial service sector and immigration. It does this ... More


How to compete? The development of business and functional-level strategies

Markus Venzin

in Building an International Financial Services Firm: How Successful Firms Design and Execute Cross-Border Strategies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199535200
eISBN:
9780191701153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535200.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Strategy

This chapter explores how positional competitive advantages can lead to superior performance. It shows why profitability variance among financial services firms exists not only on an international ... More


The Japanese Main Bank System: Its Relevance for Developing and Transforming Economies

Masahiko Aoki and Hugh Patrick (eds)

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780198288992
eISBN:
9780191601224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288999.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, South and East Asia

This book is based on a collaborative project sponsored by the World Bank. Its purpose is to describe, analyse, and evaluate the Japanese main bank system, and examine its relevance as a model for ... More


Financial Access: Household-level Evidence

T.A. Bhavani and N.R. Bhanumurthy

in Financial Access in Post-Reform India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198076650
eISBN:
9780199081868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198076650.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Chapter 5 focuses on the empirical analysis of financial access at the level of households. Initially, it presents evidence for the availability of financial services in the Indian villages. This is ... More


Adverse Selection and the Market for Retail Financial Services

Peter d. Spencer

in The Structure and Regulation of Financial Markets

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198776093
eISBN:
9780191695384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198776093.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Financial services comprise the entire range of services offered by financial firms and markets. This includes investment advice, investment trusts, and products such as unit-linked pension plans. ... More


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