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Erik Banks - Author

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Books by Erik Banks

Working the Street

Working the Street

Author: Erik Banks Format: eBook Release Date: 23/12/2014

Written by a former Managing Director at Merrill Lynch, Working the Street is the resource for readers hoping to build a successful career on Wall Street. It is not a "e;how-to"e; career book or a job guide. It doesn't tell the reader who to contact for a job or what classes to take to prepare for a career in banking, and it is not a book about the technical "e;nuts and bolts"e; of Wall Street. What this book does tell the reader is about some of the "e;ins and outs"e; of Wall Street; about how things really work in the banking world; about some of the speed bumps to watch out for and some of the "e;low hanging fruit"e; that is ripe for the picking, from getting in the door and developing positive habits, to getting a bonus and handling retirement. In order to really succeed, it is necessary to know as much as possible about how Wall Street really works. Working the Street goes a long way in providing exactly that.

Catastrophic Risk

Catastrophic Risk

Author: Erik Banks Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/03/2005

Catastrophic risk is one of the most significant and challenging areas of corporate risk management. Analyze this risk for your company with Catastrophic Risk and make sure you have sufficient resources to absorb losses and avoid financial distress. The first comprehensive volume to address this topic from a financial perspective, this book is a guide to the worst financial risks threatening companies and industries today. Author Eric Banks begins with a consideration of 'catastrophe' and its implications, looks at the state of actuarial and financial modelling of catastrophe risks, and discusses the creation of a risk management framework that will enable the efficient and secure management of exposure. Catastrophic Risk is essential reading if you re a corporate treasurer, CFO, or insurance/financial risk manager responsible for corporate risk management.

Alternative Risk Transfer

Alternative Risk Transfer

Author: Erik Banks Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/01/2004

This comprehensive book offers a practical approach to ART - an alternative method by which companies take on various types of risk. It shows readers what ART is, how it can be used to mitigate risk, and how certain instruments/structures associated with ART should be implemented. Through numerous examples and case studies, readers will learn what actually works and what doesn't when using this technique. Erik Banks (CT) joined XL Capital's weather/energy risk management subsidiary, Element Re, as a Partner and Chief Risk Officer in 2001.

Practical Risk Management

Practical Risk Management

Author: Erik Banks, Richard Dunn Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/07/2003

A proven way to manage risk in today's business world Understanding how the risk process works is a critical concept that business professionals must come to learn. For those who must understand the fundamentals of risk management quickly, without getting caught up in jargon, theory, mathematics, and formulas, Practical Risk Management is the perfect read. Written in a clear, fast-paced and easily digestible style, this book explains the practical challenges associated with risk management and how-by focusing on accountability, governance, risk appetite, liquidity, client risks, automated and manual processes, tools and diagnostics-they can be overcome. After finishing this book, readers will have a solid understanding of the risk process, know which issues/questions are of critical importance, and be able to determine how their specific risk problems can be minimized or avoided. Erik Banks (Redding, CT) is currently Chief Risk Officer for Element Re. Prior to that he spent several years at Merrill Lynch in market/credit risk management roles in London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and the United States. He is also adjunct Professor of Finance at the University of Connecticut, where he teaches MBA students. Richard Dunn (London, UK) works for Merrill Lynch. He single-handedly restructured Merrill Lynch's risk function post in 1998 into its current form.

Exchange-Traded Derivatives

Exchange-Traded Derivatives

Author: Erik Banks Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/04/2003

Exchange-Traded Derivatives provides an overview of the global listed futures and options markets, and how individual exchanges and products are adapting to a new operating environment - an environment characterized by rapid, almost continuous, change. This book serves as an ideal resource on the 21st century listed derivative markets, products and instruments. Divided into three parts, Exchange-Traded Derivatives begins by providing an overall understanding of the marketplace and the forces that have, and are, altering the operating environment - stressing how exchanges need to change in order to cope with the challenges.The author then provides a comprehensive description of leading established exchanges, detailing their origins and structure, range of products and services, strengths and 'weaknesses'. The book concludes with a look at emerging marketplaces - those in developing countries as well as new electronic platforms - that are likely to increase in importance over the coming years. Exchange-Traded Derivatives is a valuable reference for fund managers, corporate treasurers, corporate risk managers, CFOs and those seeking a detailed guide to the world's derivative exchanges and products.

The Simple Rules of Risk

The Simple Rules of Risk

Author: Erik Banks Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2002

In an age where companies and financial institutions are keenly focused on managing the financial risk of their operations, the implementation of quantitative methods and models has been of tremendous help. Tools such as VaR, credit VaR, risk adjusted returns, and scenario analyses have given institutions the means to quantify and understand their risk profiles. However, the focus on quantitative risk management, while important, can sometimes be over emphasized at the expense of logic and experience. At its core, the successful management of risk is still largely an art. The Simple Rules of Risk takes a fresh look at the qualitative aspects of risk management. It also considers how qualitative approaches can make optimal use of the mathematical aspects of risk management to create the most effective framework possible.

e-Finance

e-Finance

Author: Erik Banks Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/04/2001

Digital finance is the latest hot topic as financial institutions grapple with the impact of e-commerce. Electronic trading, managing e-commerce risk, B2B exchanges, e-brokers, Alternative Trading Systems (ATS) are all bringing opportunities and challenges to the financial sector. eFinance examines all these areas and provides a readable, non-technical overview of this dynamic sector. The book takes a look at the development of e-commerce business models, as well as the technology and the funding of digital finance. eFinance then moves on to explore the financial services that are available to both institutional and individual customers outlining the advantages and disadvantages of traditional and virtual banking and exploring potential areas of growth and future developments focusing on competition and market structures. Contains numerous industry examples that illustrate the expansion, failures, successes and future of digital finance, including Schwab, Fidelity, Citibank, London Stock Exchange/Deutsche Boerse, Egg/Prudential, Reuters, Yahoo Finance, Virgin

The Credit Risk of Complex Derivatives

The Credit Risk of Complex Derivatives

Author: Erik Banks Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/05/1997

This edition of The Credit Risk of Complex Derivatives is fully updated and enhanced. It discusses and analyses the credit risks of the new financial derivatives. The book commences with an overview of the regulatory environment and the renewed emphasis on risk Management. It then provides a comprehensive review of complex options and swaps, with extensive examples and illustrations. The text concludes with a detailed discussion of portfolio credit risk issues and techniques in order to ensure the most effective and accurate understanding of complex derivative credit risk.

The Credit Risk of Complex Derivatives

The Credit Risk of Complex Derivatives

Author: Erik Banks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1997

This edition of The Credit Risk of Complex Derivatives is fully updated and enhanced. It discusses and analyses the credit risks of the new financial derivatives. The book commences with an overview of the regulatory environment and the renewed emphasis on risk Management. It then provides a comprehensive review of complex options and swaps, with extensive examples and illustrations. The text concludes with a detailed discussion of portfolio credit risk issues and techniques in order to ensure the most effective and accurate understanding of complex derivative credit risk.

Asia Pacific Derivative Markets

Asia Pacific Derivative Markets

Author: Erik Banks Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/03/1996

Erik Banks, responsible for global risk management at Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong, has written another text on the derivatives field covering innovation in these instruments in Asia Pacific. The text acts as a detailed reference on the nature of these markets and the prospects for the Asian derivative markets, both listed and OTC. He also includes an analysis of the Australian, New Zealand and Japanese markets to fit the emerging markets into context.

Emerging Asian Fixed Income Markets

Emerging Asian Fixed Income Markets

Author: Erik Banks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1994

The investor community is constantly looking for new sources of investment opportunity in the form of current income and capital gains. Much of the focus by fund managers, institutional investors and retail investors is currently on the global emerging markets of Asia where over $1 trillion of infrastructure and development projects will have to be funded over the next decade. In recent months, more institutions have been focusing on the fixed income markets, where returns have been impressive. The text from credit risk authority Erik Banks provides a detailed review of the emerging Asian fixed income markets and their primary instruments, along with a discussion of market participants, market mechanics and associated hedging and financing instruments.

The Credit Risk of Financial Instruments

The Credit Risk of Financial Instruments

Author: Erik Banks Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/12/1992

Market volatility and competition have each played a significant role in altering the state of banking over the last twenty years. During the 1980s and 1990s banks have been exposed to new types of risks with far different characteristics and magnitudes than those dealt with in the early days of banking. Erik Banks seeks to explore the qualitative and quantitative aspects of risks attributable to financial instruments in today's markets, which are so much a part of banking business throughout the world. Banks describes the credit risks encountered in dealing with financial instruments and establishes a framework for quantifying the risks and applies framework and concepts on a product-by-product basis.