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The essential guide to global sukuk markets worldwide Sukuk Securities provides complete information and guidance on the latest developments in the burgeoning sukuk securities markets. Written by leading Islamic finance experts, this essential guide offers insight into the concepts, design features, contract structures, yields, and payoffs in all twelve global sukuk markets, providing Islamic finance professionals with an invaluable addition to their library. The first book to fully introduce the market, this book provides a detailed overview of the sukuk market, with practical guidance toward applying these instruments in real-world scenarios. Readers will learn how sukuk securities are regulated and the issues that arise from regulations, and gain insight into the foundation and principles of Islamic finance as applied to these instruments. Extensive tables illustrate t-test comparisons between conventional bonds and sukuk, risk factors, and the issuance of different types of sukuk securities by country to give readers a deeper understanding of the markets. In 2010, the World Bank recommended sukuk as the best form of lending for growth in developing countries; since then, the value of new issues has grown at 45 percent per year. The market's present size is close to US $1,200 billion, with private markets in major financial centers like London, Zurich, and New York. This book provides comprehensive guidance toward understanding and using these instruments, and working within these markets. Get acquainted with the sukuk market, definitions, classification, and pricing Learn the different approaches to structuring and contract design Discover how sukuk is applied, including regulations, ratings, and securitization Examine payoff structures and suggested sukuk valuation in the context of Islamic finance principles With the sukuk market growing the way it is, regulators, investors, and students need to fully understand the mechanisms at work. Sukuk Securities is the complete guide to the sukuk markets, with expert insight. July 2014 saw the first sukuk listing in London. Hong Kong and Seoul have also entered this niche market. Predictions are that there will be continued high growth of sukuk debt markets around the world, all providing targeted funding via sukuk contracting modes.

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The importance of managing credit and credit risks carefully and appropriately cannot be overestimated. The very success or failure of a bank and the banking industry in general may well depend on how credit risk is handled. Banking professionals must be fully versed in the risks associated with credit operations and how to manage those risks. This up-to-date volume is an invaluable reference and study tool that delves deep into issues associated with credit risk management. Credit Risk Management from the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB)discusses the various ways through which banks manage risks. Essential for candidates studying for the HKIB Associateship Examination, it can also help those who want to acquire a deeper understanding of how and why banks make decisions and set up processes that lower their risk. Topics covered in this book include: Active credit portfolio management Risk management, pricing, and capital adequacy Capital requirements for banks Approaches to credit risk management Structural models and probability of default Techniques to determine loss given default Derivatives and structured products

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Technology is permanently transforming the banking industry, and digital payments are the key Electronic Payments, Mobile Commerce, and Virtual Banking: A Guide to Innovation, Partnering, and Regulation takes a hands-on approach to competing in the modern banking environment. Former PayPal Head of Financial Innovation Dan Schatt explores the reasons behind the massive consumer migration away from traditional banks, and provides clear, actionable guidance on beating new banking models at their own game. Digital payment is the hottest topic in banking today, and is set to define the future of the industry. Consumers are rapidly abandoning traditional banks in favor of institutions that are lower-cost and more consumer-centric. Between the pace of financial regulatory reform and the cloud computing revolution, the old banking model is on the fast track to extinction. Electronic Payments, Mobile Commerce, and Virtual Banking provides the information banks need to compete in this new environment, and details the integral implementation actions that will allow them to thrive. The book discusses real-world innovations from banks, non-banks, and up and comers, and the heavy competition from the new outsource bank model. Topics include: The changing POS landscape and the need for digital wallet partnerships Shifting gears to greenfield market opportunities versus non-profitable markets Digital channel best practices for superior customer experience When to outsource, and what capabilities to truly own Case studies including PayPal, Google, Square, Facebook, Twitter, and more illustrate acceleration of innovation through banking partnerships, as well as the mechanics behind banking's biggest, scariest threats. The trick to surviving the paradigm shift is to embody innovation while providing a superior customer proposition. Electronic Payments, Mobile Commerce, and Virtual Banking: A Guide to Innovation, Partnering, and Regulation provides the inside track on managing the shift and dominating the new marketplace.

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Credit and credit risk permeates every corner of the financial world. Previously credit tended to be acknowledged only when dealing with counterparty credit risk, high-yield debt or credit-linked derivatives, now it affects all things, including such fundamental concepts as assessing the present value of a future cash flow. The purpose of this book is to analyze credit from the beginning—the point at which any borrowing entity (sovereign, corporate, etc.) decides to raise capital through its treasury operation. To describe the debt management activity, the book presents examples from the development banking world which not only presents a clearer banking structure but in addition sits at the intersection of many topical issues (multi-lateral agencies, quasi-governmental entities, Emerging Markets, shrinking pool of AAA borrowers, etc.). This book covers: Curve construction (instruments, collateralization, discounting, bootstrapping) Credit and fair valuing of loans (modeling, development institutions) Emerging markets and liquidity (liquidity, credit, capital control, development) Bond pricing (credit, illiquid bonds, recovery pricing) Treasury (funding as an asset swap structure, benchmarks for borrowing/investing) Risk and asset liability management (leverage, hedging, funding risk)

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Sophisticated banking is vital for modern society to function and prosper. Banks lend to individuals and corporations but do so after carefully exploring the risks they undertake to each customer. This book examines the important role of lending in banking operations and how banks can implement safe and effective loan initiatives. Banks rely on lending to generate profits, but it can be a risky venture. It is important for banking professionals to understand how to mitigate those risks. Bank Lending from the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers discusses a variety of topics that impact a bank's loan strategy. This is an essential read for candidates studying for the HKIB Associateship Examination and those who want to acquire expert knowledge of Hong Kong's bank lending system. Topics covered in this book include: Assessing and reducing lending risk Understanding the customer through financial statements Using ratios to determine risk Setting up an internal structure to reduce risk Pricing and managing loans Dah Sing Bank is delighted to sponsor this resourceful book. The Dah Sing Group is a leading financial services group in Hong Kong, active in providing banking, insurance, financial, and other related services in Hong Kong, Macau, and the People's Republic of China. The Dah Sing Group has gained a reputation as one of the most progressive and innovative financial services groups. Keys to its success are the strength of the Dah Sing management team and the group's commitment to serving its customers.

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A practical guide to identifying, analyzing and tackling operational risk in banks and financial institutions Created for banking and finance professionals with a desire to expand their management skill set, this book focuses on operational risk and operational risk events, as distinct from other types of functional risks. It was written by the experts at the world-renowned Hong Kong Institute of Bankers, an organization dedicated to providing the international banking community with education and training. Schools you in techniques for analyzing the operational risk exposure of banking institutions and assessing how operational risk impacts on other types of risk Provides expert guidance on how to design, plan and implement systems for operational risk management and quality control Describes a comprehensive approach to operational risk management that includes data collection, modeling and an overall risk management structure Shows you how to develop operational risk management solutions to help your company minimize losses without negatively impacting its ability to generate gains Offers expert guidance on various regulatory frameworks and how the latest Basel II and Basel III requirements impact a bank's operational risk management strategy and framework

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An insightful overview of the keys to world-class client service in the private banking sector As the number of wealthy individuals around the world increases, private banking and wealth management companies have grown to keep pace. After the fast growth the long term success is predicated on both winning and keeping clients, making a client-centric model a must. Private Banking: Building a Culture of Excellence provides a clear, easy-to-follow guide to building a committed base, written by an industry expert. Presenting an overview of the elements required to build a successful and client-focused private bank that delivers the kind of care and excellence wealthy clients demand, the book even includes real-life examples for a better understanding of concepts and, to help you achieve your goal. Outlines how to implement a practical strategy for success in the growing private banking sector Explores the key drivers in the private banking industry as well as the most recent developments in the environment to help you stay on top of customer demands Includes case studies and other resources to show the keys to private banking done right in action Private Banking provides useful, hands-on advice for building a strong, lasting business in the private banking sector.

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Today's tech-savvy consumers are demanding a more personal customer experience from their banks, and banks are discovering that mobile services deliver individualized, tailored experiences better than any other technology. The Power of Mobile Banking: How to Profit from the Revolution in Retail Financial Services gives banking and financial professionals a well-researched guide for becoming transformational leaders. These leaders can convert their traditional retail «branch» banks into streamlined systems that deliver personalized services to their customers' laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Written by Sankar Krishnan—a career banker and noted financial services industry thought leader—The Power of Mobile Banking includes strategies for adapting mobile banking practices that suit the needs of both developed and emerging markets. Krishnan also shows how bankers can make their products and services relevant to a new generation of digital natives. Krishnan explores the expanding mobile payment systems that offer a wealth of financial opportunities for banking institutions and includes information on the growth of e-commerce, which holds the potential for new and profitable ways for banks to engage with consumers. The Power of Mobile Banking outlines the practical aspects of adapting to a mobile banking strategy and shows how to put the right players in place to ensure the technology works seamlessly. Once in place, a great mobile system delivers excellent service and benefits to users, as well as real value and unique features that cement customer loyalty. The book also offers advice for bankers who want to increase their bottom line by delving into the world-wide prepaid card market. Krishnan includes a discussion on the risks and hazards of mobile banking and reveals the critical investments that banks must be willing to make in order to avoid losing customers to telecoms, retailers, and technology providers. The time for retail banking to prepare for the new paradigm is now and The Power of Mobile Banking is the guide for professionals who want to adapt, evolve, and succeed in this new mobile-driven world.

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The first edition of BANK 2.0—#1 on Amazon's bestseller list for banking and finance in the US, UK, Germany, France, and Japan for over 18 months—took the financial world by storm and became synonymous with disruptive customer behaviour, technology shift, and new banking models. In BANK 3.0, Brett King brings the story up to date with the latest trends redefining financial services and payments—from the global scramble for dominance of the mobile wallet and the expectations created by tablet computing to the operationalising of the cloud, the explosion of social media, and the rise of the de-banked consumer, who doesn't need a bank at all. BANK 3.0 shows that the gap between customers and financial services players is rapidly widening, leaving massive opportunities for new, non-bank competitors to totally disrupt the industry. «On the Web and on Mobile, the customer isn't king—he's dictator. Highly impatient, skeptical, cynical. Brett King understands deeply what drives this new hard-nosed customer. Banking professionals would do well to heed his advice.» —Gerry McGovern, author of Killer Web Content

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In the next 10 years, we'll see more disruption and changes to the banking and financial industry than we've seen in the preceding 100 years—Brett King Breaking Banks: The Innovators, Rogues, and Strategists Rebooting Banking is a unique collection of interviews take from across the global Financial Services Technology (or FinTech) domain detailing the stories, case studies, start-ups, and emerging trends that will define this disruption. Features the author's catalogued interviews with experts across the globe, focusing on the disruptive technologies, platforms and behaviors that are threating the traditional industry approach to banking and financial services Topics of interest covered include Bitcoin's disruptive attack on currencies, P2P Lending, Social Media, the Neo-Banks reinventing the basic day-to-day checking account, global solutions for the unbanked and underbanked, through to changing consumer behavior Breaking Banks is the only record of its kind detailing the massive and dramatic shift occurring in the financial services space today.