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Financial Lexicon

A Compendium of Financial Definitions, Acronyms, and Colloquialisms

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Part of the Finance and Capital Markets book series (FCMS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. A
    Erik Banks
    Pages 1-25
  3. B
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    Pages 26-49
  4. C
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    Pages 50-95
  5. D
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    Pages 96-119
  6. E
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    Pages 120-135
  7. F
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    Pages 136-158
  8. G
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    Pages 159-169
  9. H
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    Pages 170-176
  10. I
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    Pages 177-196
  11. J
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    Pages 197-198
  12. K
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    Pages 199-200
  13. L
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    Pages 201-218
  14. M
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    Pages 219-235
  15. N
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    Pages 236-249
  16. O
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    Pages 250-259
  17. P
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    Pages 260-289
  18. Q
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    Pages 290-291
  19. R
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    Pages 292-319
  20. S
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    Pages 320-354

About this book


Financial Lexicon is intended as a comprehensive financial reference book that explains the formal and informal terminology of finance. Structured as a dictionary, the book will contain clear and detailed explanations of common banking, finance and investment terms. Unlike other textbooks, which focus solely on standard definitions, Financial Lexicon will include formal corporate business terms alongside the jargon that has entered business life. Terms defined in TFL will be drawn from all of the major sectors in the international capital markets and the financial industry.


asset management capital market corporate finance derivatives Investment

About the authors

ERIK BANKS has held senior risk management positions at several global financial institutions, including Partner and Chief Risk Officer of Bermuda reinsurer XL Capital's derivatives subsidiary, and Managing Director of Corporate Risk Management at Merrill Lynch, where he spent 13 years managing credit risk, market risk and risk analytics/technology teams in Tokyo, Hong Kong, London and, latterly, New York. He received early bank training at Citibank and Manufacturers Hanover, and is the author of a dozen books on risk management, emerging markets, derivatives, alternative risk transfer, merchant banking, and electronic finance.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Financial Lexicon
  • Book Subtitle A Compendium of Financial Definitions, Acronyms, and Colloquialisms
  • Authors E. Banks
  • Series Title Finance and Capital Markets
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2005
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Economics & Finance Collection Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4039-3609-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-51840-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-230-50812-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 398
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Business Finance
    Investments and Securities
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