(From The Back) – Is the trading floor really the Wild West? Do banks’ trading floors have a purpose or are they relics of the past in the brave new world of finance post crisis? Trading floors have always fascinated people, but few understand the role they play in the world of finance today. The dynamics of the trading floor are a microcosm of the global markets. Understand these dynamics and better understand the dynamics of global financial markets.
This book is the perfect starting place for anyone who wants to understand financial markets. It clearly explains how the financial markets work and what the purpose of the bank and the bank trading floor is, using clear examples. The book puts the bank’s role in the financial markets in context, explains what really happens on the fabled trading floor and helps to interpret the conversations and the roles and responsibilities of the key players. It is also the ideal companion for any financial market professional not on the trading floor, with chapters detailing the roles of quants, risk managers and clients and going into the details of prop trading, market making and derivative trading.
“How The Trading Floor Really Works” covers what most academic books don’t by focusing on key individuals on the trading floor and walking through some common financial markets transactions. It also clarifies the role of the trading floor itself and sheds light on the opaque terminology. In this book, Terri Duhon uses her personal experience of the trading floor to decipher and translate the world of financial markets.