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The Trading Room as a Market

Vincent Antonin Lépinay

in Codes of Finance: Engineering Derivatives in a Global Bank

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151502
eISBN:
9781400840465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151502.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter discusses how the profusion of languages that the bank uses to define its products takes place in an environment that is highly competitive. The trading room in itself is a market with a ... More


Thinking Financially and Exploring the Code

Vincent Antonin Lépinay

in Codes of Finance: Engineering Derivatives in a Global Bank

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151502
eISBN:
9781400840465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151502.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter looks at the financial operators' use of codes and languages in the trading room to articulate new financial products. It maps out the coding and modeling conflicts that arise between ... More


Reverse Finance

Vincent Antonin Lépinay

in Codes of Finance: Engineering Derivatives in a Global Bank

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151502
eISBN:
9781400840465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151502.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter explains how intimate relations between the bank and its clients and investors strain the bank's boundaries. The intrusion of investors reversed the privileges of the trading room: from ... More


Hedging and Speculating with Portfolios

Vincent Antonin Lépinay

in Codes of Finance: Engineering Derivatives in a Global Bank

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151502
eISBN:
9781400840465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151502.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter presents a detailed description of the management of the traders' huge portfolios. Traders of capital guarantee products (CGPs) sit at the intersection of several exchanges. This ... More


Taking the Floor: Models, Morals, and Management in a Wall Street Trading Room

Daniel Beunza

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691162812
eISBN:
9780691185996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162812.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Debates about financial reform have led to the recognition that a healthy financial system does not depend solely on how it is structured—organizational culture matters as well. Based on extensive ... More


Living in a Material World: Economic Sociology Meets Science and Technology Studies

Trevor Pinch and Richard Swedberg (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262162524
eISBN:
9780262281607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262162524.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Although social scientists generally agree that technology plays a key role in the economy, economics and technology have yet to be brought together into a coherent framework that is both ... More


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