Financial Promise for the Poor: How Groups Build Microsavings

Financial Promise for the Poor: How Groups Build Microsavings
Covers current innovations in microsavings happening around the world. It describes how savings group members in the developing world are avoiding many of the financial liabilities and debt of other microfinance programs while gaining skills and finding opportunities in collective enterprise. The turn from credit to savings speaks to the growing empowerment of individuals and communities as they break the bonds of indebtedness and find their own paths to financial security.
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The Federal Reserve and its Founders

The Federal Reserve and its Founders
To fully understand the Federal Reserve and its role today we need to examine its origins and the men who founded it. Using extensive archival sources, Richard Naclerio investigates the highly secretive events that surrounded the Fed’s creation and the bankers, financiers and tycoons that shaped both its organization and the role it was to play over the next century. The motivations of these handful of men who met in secret on Jekyll Island, Georgia, to create the first draft of the Federal Reserve Act are scrutinized, and the fraternal and business ties and shared ideologies that bound these men together revealed. Naclerio shows how vested interest and the pursuit of power and profit brought about America’s first central bank. The book makes a significant contribution to economic and financial history and sheds new light on the creation of one of the world’s most important financial institutions and how it came to have the national and international influence it exerts today.
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The Bank That Lived a Little: Barclays in the Age of the Very Free Market

The Bank That Lived a Little: Barclays in the Age of the Very Free Market
Based on unparalleled access to those involved, and told with compelling pace and drama, The Bank that Lived a Little describes three decades of boardroom intrigue at one of Britain’s biggest financial institutions. In a tale of feuds, grandiose dreams and a struggle for supremacy between rival strategies and their adherents, Philip Augar gives a riveting account of Barclays’ journey from an old Quaker bank to a full-throttle capitalist machine. The disagreement between those ambitious for Barclays to join the top table of global banks, and those preferring a smaller domestic role more in keeping with the bank’s traditions, cost three chief executives their jobs and continues to divide opinion within Barclays, the City and beyond. This is an extraordinary corporate thriller, which among much else describes how Barclays came to buy Lehman Brothers for a bargain price in 2008, why it was so keen to avoid taking government funding during the financial crisis, and the price shareholders have paid for a decade of barely controlled ambition. But Augar also shows how Barclays’ experiences are a paradigm for Britain’s social and economic life over thirty years, which saw the City move from the edge of the economy to its very centre. These decades created unprecedented prosperity for a tiny number, and made the reputations of governments and individuals but then left many of them in tatters. The leveraged society, the winner-takes-all mentality and our present era of austerity can all be traced to the influence of banks such as Barclays. Augar’s book tells this rollercoaster story from the perspective of many of its participants – and also of those affected by the grip they came to have on Britain.
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Mastering Anti- Money Laundering: What I Have Learned about Dirty Money and What You Need to Know

Mastering Anti- Money Laundering: What I Have Learned about Dirty Money and What You Need to Know
This book provides details on the origins of money laundering and how money laundering has evolved to date and the various money laundering methods. The book outlines international money laundering control agencies and their role in fighting money laundering. It gives best practice recommendations on how financial institutions can protect themselves from becoming a conduit for money laundering. The book provides new compliance officers with information on how to succeed in their compliance career. It addresses significant deficiencies of two banks by providing a case study on each. It talks about how financial institutions that provide trade finance services can tighten their AML regulatory controls to prevent being used for Trade-Based Money Laundering. The book elucidates on how a financial institution can create a risk culture by ensuring senior management leadership and commitment towards integrity and by creating core values that resonate with its risk tolerance. It addresses how firms can instill a risk-based culture through its hiring practices. The book also highlights the whistleblowing process.
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Blockchain and the Law – The Rule of Code

Blockchain and the Law – The Rule of Code
How does Bitcoin mine money from 1s and 0s? Through blockchain, a tool for creating secure, decentralized peer-to-peer applications. The technology has been compared to the Internet in impact. But disintermediation blockchain’s greatest benefit cuts out oversight along with middlemen. Blockchain and the Law urges the law to catch up.
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Mastering Anti- Money Laundering: What I Have Learned about Dirty Money and What You Need to Know

Mastering Anti- Money Laundering: What I Have Learned about Dirty Money and What You Need to Know
This book provides details on the origins of money laundering and how money laundering has evolved to date and the various money laundering methods. The book outlines international money laundering control agencies and their role in fighting money laundering. It gives best practice recommendations on how financial institutions can protect themselves from becoming a conduit for money laundering. The book provides new compliance officers with information on how to succeed in their compliance career. It addresses significant deficiencies of two banks by providing a case study on each. It talks about how financial institutions that provide trade finance services can tighten their AML regulatory controls to prevent being used for Trade-Based Money Laundering. The book elucidates on how a financial institution can create a risk culture by ensuring senior management leadership and commitment towards integrity and by creating core values that resonate with its risk tolerance. It addresses how firms can instill a risk-based culture through its hiring practices. The book also highlights the whistleblowing process.
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Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies is Changing the World

Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies is Changing the World

THE DEFINITIVE BOOK ON HOW THE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND BITCOIN AND CRYPTOCURRENCY IS CHANGING THE WORLD — MAJORLY EXPANDED WITH NEW MATERIAL ON CRYPTOASSETS, ICOs, SMART CONTRACTS, DIGITAL IDENTITY AND MORE.

‘This book has had an enormous impact on the evolution of blockchain in the world’ Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft Corporation

‘What a spectacular book. Mind-blowing in its expansiveness and profundity. It makes me think we’re at one of those times in technological, economic and social history where the sky is the limit’ Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer and Chief Scientist at Prima Data

‘The Tapscotts have written the book, literally, on how to survive and thrive in this next wave of technology-driven disruption. Likely to become one of the iconic books of our time’ Clay Christensen, Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and author of The Innovator’s Dilemma

‘Occasionally a book comes along that changes the global discourse. This is likely to be one of those books. Blockchains are at the heart of the fourth industrial revolution and the Tapscotts lucidity explain why and how to capture the opportunity and avoid dangers’ Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum

Blockchain Revolution is a highly readable introduction to a bamboozling but increasingly important field’Guardian

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Blockchain is the ingeniously simple technology that powers Bitcoin. But it is much more than that, too. It is a public ledger to which everyone has access, but which no single person controls. It allows for companies and individuals to collaborate with an unprecedented degree of trust and transparency. It is cryptographically secure, but fundamentally open. And soon it will be everywhere.

In Blockchain Revolution, Don and Alex Tapscott reveal how this game-changing technology will shape the future of the world economy, dramatically improving everything from healthcare records to online voting, and from insurance claims to artist royalty payments. Brilliantly researched and highly accessible, this is the essential text on the next major paradigm shift. Read it, or be left behind.

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Don Tapscott is one of the most influential living theorists on business and society. He is the bestselling author of Wikinomics, The Digital Economy, and a dozen other acclaimed books about tech­nology, business, and society.

Alex Tapscott is the CEO of NextBlock Global a digital asset company. Previously, he worked for seven years in investment banking in New York and Toronto.

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