The book is split into 10 chapters and for ease of digesting this review, I have summarised key points from chapters that you can take away. Stay tuned for next weeks review on the remaining chapters. It is particularly relevant for those embarking on a career in the city where commercial awareness must be demonstrated. Chapter 1 — Business, Competition and Innovation Business is a dynamic environment that is constantly changing.
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It is read by students thinking of pursuing a career in finance and young professionals starting out. It covers all of the major types of financial instrument including bonds, derivatives and securitisations. It explains who the principal market participants are — issuers, intermediaries and institutional investors.
It details how interest rates move and their impact on markets. And it outlines the life cycle of a company — how businesses start, grow and die. About the author Chris Stoakes is a master of language.
He also knows the world of business. His books on business subjects such as the financial markets, commercial awareness and the law are hugely popular, especially amongst young people, for their clarity of expression and simplicity of style. Chris has been writing professionally for thirty years. He has been by-lined in the quality national papers, his words have been quoted in Parliament and he has edited a wide variety of business, finance and legal publications.
He is also an award-winning poet. Chris knows the professional world. He has been a lawyer, a partner in a City law firm and a management consultant. He trains professionals in how to write. He is a qualified teacher and an MBA tutor. Chris was educated at Charterhouse and Oxford where he read law.
All You Need to Know About the City
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