Praise for AN INTRODUCTION TO BANKING, SECOND EDITION
"A worthy book for professionals and students alike. The easy–to–read style of this book from an author who is very deep–rooted in everyday bank business promotes great understanding, as well as enjoyment from the activities of both generating profit and minimising risks."
Dr Martin Czurda, CEO, Austrian Anadi Bank, Klagenfurt
"Moorad Choudhry, based on a rock–solid understanding of the original principles of banking, writes a book that is a thorough and practical guide to develop a strategic and forward–looking banking practice that takes into account the interaction among business cycles, interest rates, liquidity and credit losses. Essential reading for a bank manager."
Fernando Dasso, Chief Financial Officer, BCP, Lima
"I′ve read it fully and can say it is one of a kind. A super useful tool for bankers and staff in the capital markets."
Issa Soormally, Deputy Governor, Bank of Mauritius, Port Louis
"While working on my MBA master thesis in Finance (corporate banking), I was always reading Professor Choudhry′s books as they are more valuable and better structured than most of the books in finance."
Piotr Lagodzinski, VTB, Frankfurt
Written in the author′s trademark accessible style, this fully revised and updated second edition of An Introduction to Banking is a succinct and focused analysis of the core principles of good banking practice. Moorad Choudhry develops in breadth and depth the key principles of banking, concentrating on the application of robust risk management principles from a practitioner viewpoint, and how to incorporate these principles into bank strategy and customer service.
New highlights of this second edition include:
- case studies on problem solving involving several real–world risk management issues and solutions
- liabilities strategy setting as part of balance sheet optimisation
- a detailed look at the importance of understanding net interest margin (NIM)
- best–practice ICAAP and ILAAP process principles
- fundamentals of good customer service
Preface to the First Edition xv
About the Author xix
PART I BANK BUSINESS AND THE MARKETS 1
1 BANK BUSINESS AND CAPITAL 3
2 CUSTOMER SERVICES AND MARKETING FOR BANK PRODUCTS 29
3 CREDIT ASSESSMENT AND MANAGING CREDIT RISK 49
4 THE MONEY MARKETS 95
5 THE YIELD CURVE 131
6 INTRODUCTION TO MONEY MARKET DEALING AND HEDGING 167
PART II ASSET LIABILITY MANAGEMENT AND LIQUIDITY RISK 205
7 BANK ASSET AND LIABILITY MANAGEMENT I 207
8 ASSET AND LIABILITY MANAGEMENT II: THE ALCO 247
9 BANK LIQUIDITY RISK MANAGEMENT I 265
10 LIQUIDITY RISK MANAGEMENT II: BASEL III LIQUIDITY, LIABILITIES STRATEGY, STRESS TESTING, COLLATERAL MANAGEMENT AND THE HQLA 287
11 BUSINESS BEST–PRACTICE BANK INTERNAL FUNDS TRANSFER PRICING POLICY 329
12 NET INTEREST INCOME (NII), NET INTEREST MARGIN (NIM) AND THE MANAGEMENT OF INTEREST–RATE RISK
IN THE BANKING BOOK 343
13 SECURITISATION MECHANICS FOR BALANCE SHEET MANAGEMENT 375
PART III STRATEGY, REGULATORY CAPITAL AND CASE STUDIES 391
14 STRATEGY SETTING 393
15 BANK REGULATORY CAPITAL, BASEL RULES AND ICAAP 419
16 MANAGING OPERATIONAL RISK 493
17 ADVICE AND PROBLEM SOLVING: CASE STUDIES 505
Appendix A Financial Markets Arithmetic 531
Appendix B Abbreviations and Acronyms 549
Moorad Choudhry lectures on the MSc Finance programme at University of Kent Business School. He was previously Treasurer, Corporate Banking Division at The Royal Bank of Scotland, Head of Treasury at Europe Arab Bank, Head of Treasury at KBC Financial Products, Vice President in structured finance services at JPMorgan Chase and a gilt–edged market maker at ABN Amro Hoare Govett Ltd. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, a Fellow of the London Institute of Banking and Finance, a Fellow of the Global Association of Risk Professionals and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.