Summary: The management and regulatory environment of commercial banks has seen rapid change in recent years. This modern introduction to commercial bank management is the most current in the market and reflects changes during the last year that competing books do not. Excellent and complete coverage focuses on bank management problems now and in the 21st Century in a way that helps students apply financial concepts to a variety of credit, investment, and funding decisions. ...show moreR> Edition/Copyright: 5TH 03
- NEW! Regulatory updates: New discussion of the competitive and regulatory environment.
- NEW! Expanded Excel Template for Student Use: Credit and Cash Flow Analysis and Bank Performance Analysis allow students to learn from doing.
- Active coverage: The text demonstrates how industry, by repositioning and redefining financial products, responds to changing business environments for banks and related financial institutions.
- Management Tools Included: Early, integrated coverage of management tools, including assets/liability management strategies, GAP analysis, and other decision models, serves as an analytical tool for managing interest rate risks.
- Outstanding depth and breadth of coverage: Discussions of investment tools and strategies currently being employed by banks, including financial futures, options on futures, interest rate swaps, micro and macro hedging, and municipal bond investments offer the best and most complete coverage available.
- NEW! Revised End-of-chapter material: Numerous questions and problems give students the opportunity to apply the decision models introduced in the chapters to sample data.
- NEW! Company comparisons: Performance between traditional banks and other financial services providers, including investment banks, insurance companies, and consumer finance companies is examined to focus on the differences, strengths, and weaknesses of each.
- NEW! Discussion of evaluating bank performance: Bank performance is divided into traditional banking, investment banking, and off-balance sheet banking, each with distinct profit and risk measures.
- NEW! Updated use of UBPR data and analysis: Discussion of the Uniform Bank Performance Report, created by the FDIC, have been expanded and includes discussion of the different ratios.
- NEW! Cash flow analysis in lending: Expanded discussion reflects new emphasis.
- NEW! Discussion of hedge accounting under FAS 133: Its implications for financial services companies are discussed along with hedge criteria, risk exposure, and the accounting standards.
- NEW! Expanded analysis of credit scoring, credit reports, and applications to consumer lending: Current developments and relevance is examined.
- NEW! Introduces option-adjusted spread analysis: Examples are presented to evaluate alternative investment instruments.
- NEW! Added cases: Bank Performance Analysis, Commercial Lending, Consumer Lending, and Managing a Bank's Investment Portfolio, reflect current issues.
Publisher: South-Western Publishing Co.