The Fish Rots from the Head
Developing Effective Board Directors
Reviewer: Vicky Pryce
As a Chinese proverb says 'The fish rots from the head' and so it is with businesses and other organisations - the buck starts and stops in the boardroom. This third edition of Bob Garratt'sbestselling book that highlights the importance of effectivecorporate governance has been extensively updated following the corporate scandals of the early 2000s - Enron, WorldCom, Tyco - and the abysmal boardroom standards that the recent credit crunch and ensuing global financial crisis brought to light.
The Bank of England 1950s to 1979
Reviewer: Bill Allen, Formerly Deputy Director, Bank of England
This history of the Bank of England takes its story from the 1950s to the end of the 1970s.
The Future of Finance
Reviewer: Charles Dumas, Chairman, Lombard Street Research
"The Future of Finance: The LSE Report" is the work of a group of leading academics, financiers, journalists and officials from the UK's Financial Services Authority, the Bank of England and the Treasury.
A Call for Judgment
Reviewer: Ian Harwood, Global Chief Economist, Redburn
A Call for Judgment explains in a clear way how bad theories and mis-regulation have caused a dangerous divergence between the real economy and finance.
Reviewer: Benedikt Koehler
This volume of presentations and discussions from a conference on the intersection of trade, energy and the environment addresses the international or cross-border problems that arise at this intersection, the current international regulatory framework and how this framework could be improved.
The New Lombard Street
How the Fed Became the Dealer of Last Resort
Reviewer: Larry Hatheway, Chief Economist, UBS Investment Bank
In The New Lombard Street, Mehrling persuasively argues for a return to the classic central bankers' "money view," which looks to the money market to assess risk and restore faith in our financial system.
How Big Banks Fail
Reviewer: Saxon Brettell, Head of Research, City of London
In sharp, clinical detail, Darrell Duffie walks readers step-by-step through the mechanics of large-bank failures.
The Fearful Rise of Markets
Reviewer: Ian Harwood, Chief Economist, Evolution Securities
In his book, The Fearful Rise of Markets, John Authers examines global bubbles and how they occur, offering ways to predict and even prevent them.