Table of Figures Acknowledgements Foreword by Hilmar Kopper Introduction PART I: Explanations for the Financial Crisis 1. General Explanations 2. Bank-Specific Explanations 3. Banks' Seven Deadly Sins PART II: The Handelsbanken Way of Banking 4. History 5. Strategy and Business Focus 6. Culture and Incentives 7. Risk Management 8. Capital Markets Communication 9. Reaping the Benefits PART III: Lessons Learnt 10. Is Handelsbanken Inimitable? 11. Implications for Other Banks 12. Implications for Bank Regulation Epilogue Bibliography Index
Dr. Niels Kroner has worked for a number of years as a management consultant in the Financial Institutions Group at McKinsey & Company. He has also served as a director for corporate strategy at Barclays and, most recently, as senior financials analyst for a large London hedge fund. Niels serves on several boards and is currently a visiting professor of economics at the European University at St. Petersburg. Niels was born in Hamburg and studied at Oxford, Hamburg and Stanford. He lives in London.