Originally published in 1996, The International Guide to Securities Market Indices provides a comprehensive overview of the securities market indices and offers assistance to professionals as well as individual investors in the selection of an appropriate securities market index, on a worldwide basis. The Guide’s identifies and catalogues available performance indicators along with their publishers and describes their relevant characteristics and a perspective on their historical price and total return performance. It also contains descriptive profiles along with historical performance data on 400 of the world’s leading global, regional and local securities market indices and sub-indices covering 10 asset classes.
Table of Contents
1. What is the City?
2. The Banks: A Vast Supermarket?
3. The Banks: Enough Help for Industry?
4. Insurance: World’s Biggest Risks?
5. The Stock Exchange: Still Necessary?
6. Private Investors: A Vanishing Race?
7. Investing Institutions: Too Much Power?
8. Money Markets: A Billion a Day?
9. The Government: Does the City Help?
10. Commodities: Who Are the Speculators?
11. Ships and Planes: The World’s Charterer?
12. Foreign Exchange: Where Are the Genomes
13. Sterling: How Important?
14. Euromarkets: No Controls?
15. Who Controls the City?
16. Survival: Challenge from New York?
17. The City in the 1980s: What Lies Ahead?
Glossary: City Jargon: What Does it Mean?