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Traders, Guns and Money


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Table of Contents

Prologue 1. Financial WMDs - derivatives demagoguery 2. Beautiful Lies - the 'sell' side 3. True Lies - the 'buy' side 4. Show Me The Money - greed lost and regained 5. The Perfect Storm - risk management by the numbers 6. Super Models - derivatives algorithms 7. Games Without Frontiers - the inverse world of structured products 8. Share and Share Alike - derivative inequity 9. Credit Where Credit Is Due - fun with CDS and CDO Epilogue

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"Liar's Poker "with more lies and more insight,"Traders, Guns & Money "is a sensational insider's view of the business of trading and marketing derivatives for a living. It reveals the nature of the business, the players and how the real money is made and lost. An accessible companion, a wise counsel and a great read.

About the Author

Satyajit Das is a leading international authority in the area of financial derivatives and treasury management. He was the treasurer for the TNT Group on Australia for six years. Prior to this he worked in the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Citicorp Investment Bank and Merrill Lynch Capital Markets. He is the author of Swap Financing and has published widely on financial derivatives, corporate finance, treasury and risk management. He has presented seminars on financial derivatives and treasury management/corporate finance all over the world.


The sexier side of finance ... at last ... a convincing picture of what life is like in today's modern financial industry. Traders Guns and Money by Satyajit Das not only has a catchy title, it actually manages to entertain, educate and inform." Corporate Financier, July 2006 "A must read for all CEOs, CFOs, Bankers and anyone who cares about what banks are doing with their money." - Finance Asia, May 2006 "... revealing insider's account" - Director, April 2006 "... true rarity: a derivatives book that keeps your attention all the way through. " FOW April 2006 "... a welcome addition to the literature." - The Sheet, April 2006 "... a scalpel of a book" - Financial Engineering News, July 2006 "A distincly timely book... This makes fascinating reading... A good crib sheet for how the whole derivatives game works. " - Financial Times, May 2006 "Forewarned is forearmed." - Money Week, May 2006 "Das is especially good on structured products and on the recently fashionable world of structured credit... a diverting read" - Financial World, July 2006 "a worthwhile read for anyone with connection to the financial world" - World Finance, July 2006 "The murky and complex world of finances and derivatives is scrupulously and frantically told in this brilliant narrative. ... This is a collection and recollection of exquisite financial tales well worth your time.' Convergence, September 2006 "...a fascinating and compelling insight into the world of derivatives... [TGM has] a page turning quality more reminiscent of a John Grisham novel than a dissertation on derivatives." - FINASIA, October 2006 "An absorbing accessible primer... scoots along at a blistering pace" - Wilmott Magazine, December 2006 Author featured as expert in Asia Risk, Bloomberg, Financial Times all in December 2006 "one of the most entertaining investment books I've read in a long time... I can't recommend this book strongly enough" - Blogginstocks Jan 07 "part thriller, part expose will be useful for anyone with connection to finance will tell you some of the truth of what really does go on." Society of Business Economists Book Review - Jan 07

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