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This is the ultimate insider's tale of how international finance really operates.

This controversial first person account details the ins and outs of global finance. Over 20 years the author has enjoyed privileged access to many of the world's top players in money. In this book he reveals the schemes and techniques they use to conjure up enormous sums of money, whilst expla
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Paperback, 312 pages
Published February 16th 2012 by FT Publishing
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Elie De Brauwer
This book tries to combine a storyline with explaining facts about the financial system. But I had the feeling the storyline was getting in the way and this gave the entire book a very artificial feeling.
Reid
Aug 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
An intriguing experiment; the author has taken a tale of financial fraud and smuggling and interspersed it with mini-lectures about various financial topics, ranging from the relationship between bonds and interest rates to the Tulip Bulb mania of the 1630s. The plot of the "novel" episodes are merely necessary, but as a primer on how to become familiar with the markets, I consider this to be extremely useful, especially considering that it was published after the Collapse of Lehman Brothers, so ...more
G
Sep 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Simplified financial terms with easy to follow examples. Add that to a thriller plot while learning the financial terms. Very useful introduction book to finance world
Pj
Aug 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is the best financial fiction / non fiction I have read
Ali Sirri
Aug 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Hikaye sürükleyici değil. Finans eğitimi amacı güdülerek yazılmış. Piyasada işlem yapan herhangi bi kişinin bileceği kavramlar anlatılmış. Finans piyasalarının bu yüzü elbette çok karanlık ve sinir bozucu ancak çok daha zengin bir içerik, daha heyecanlı bir kurgu yapılabilirdi.
Bitirmiş olmak için devam ettim. Bu tip kitaplara merakı olanlara filmi de yapılmış olan Büyük Açık ( Big Short ) kitabını tavsiye ederim
Deborah
Apr 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed how "Finance" was explained within a story. It makes learning what goes on in Finance easy to understand for non-financial people. It also reinforces what Finance people know in an easy to understand manner.

I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in understanding what goes on in finance and for studiers of finance too.
Mark
Jul 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Outstanding explanations of financial concepts sprinkled through a quite decent thriller. Recommended.
Ellie Cook
Apr 30, 2012 rated it liked it
A fast-paced introduction to the world of finance. I felt I was learning without effort about markets, derivatives, etc
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