Adapting to the demands of financial globalisation is currently one of the most pressing preoccupations of bankers, financial institutions and financial authorities. Many aspects of this issue are addressed in this volume, based on a colloquium held in Vienna in April 2000 by the Société Universitaire Européene de Rechèrches Financières (SUERF) jointly with the Austrian National Bank.
Individual chapters, written by academics, central bankers and market professionals, focus on the strategic implications of global pressures which are tending to eradicate the previously clear boundaries of time, distance, legal frameworks, culture, languages and currencies.
Professor Morten Balling has been the President of the Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus, Denmark, since 1993. He holds many directorships of Danish companies and institutions and has written widely on monetary, banking and financial topics.
Eduard Hochreiter is General Sectretary of SUERF and Senior Advisor and Head of the Economic Studies Division at Oesterreichische National Bank.
Elizabeth Hennessy is a freelance writer and editor. Her She is currently an editor of Treasury and Management International magazine