This book was written at a time when the market for government stocks in London, the gilt-edged market of the title, had undergone a period of rapid innovation in the forms of its instruments – index-linked stocks, variable rate stocks, and other new types – and of methods of issue. This had been the response of a government that had needed to fund a massive public sector borrowing requirement despite its attempts to slash public expenditure. In the same period the opening of the London International Financial Futures Exchange (LIFFE), with its 20-year gilt contract, had introduced a new method for hedging risk for investment managers. This book charts and analyses these developments.
Editor’s preface. List of Figures and Tables. Acknowledgements. Introduction. Author’s note 1. The Context 2. The Authorities 3. The Investor: Insurance Companies and Pension Funds 4. The Investor: others 5. The Market Place 6. Selling Stock by Tap Issues – the Classic Game 7. Variations in Funding Techniques 8. Futures: The Twenty-Year Contract 9. Interest Payment and Taxation 10. The Term Structure of Interest Rates 11. Value Appendix 1: Switching Appendix 2: Prospectuses. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.
Current interest in the history of money and banking remains strong and it is opportune to survey developments both in the UK, USA, Europe and Asia. This set provides historical analysis which incorporates research from the early twentieth century onwards in a form that is both accessible to students of money & banking and economists, economic historians and bankersThis set re-issues 38 volumes originally published between 1900 and 2000. It charts the history of early banking, discusses banking in the UK, Europe,Japan and the USA, analyses banks as multinationals, the UK mortgage market, banking policy and structure and examines specific sectors such as gilts and gold.