Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Books: Essential reading

I cannot claim complete objectivity with his book. If you read my profile you will see that I work in publishing. The company I work for publishes an industry journal for the structured credit and credit derivatives market, and a few times each year we publish a book about a hot part of the market.

This time we have gone educational.

About a year ago we started noticing our niche market going mainstream - our online jobs were getting masses of hits, especially for graduate positions; existing capital markets practitioners were trying to move across from other asset classes; and specialists in this asset class were better trying to understand the parts of the market that they interfaced with, but did not necessarily understand. At the same time, B&B Structured Finance was establishing itself as a leading trainer in this market, and experiencing rapid growth in demand for its training and consulting service. We got together and the book was born.

Biased as I am, I do not think that you will find a better value primer on structured credit and credit derivatives. It is cheaper than the competition by about £30, it is clearly written and easy to read, and you would struggle to find a better credentialled writing team than Mike Peterson, Terri Duhon and Anu Munshi.

And if you are trying to get a job in structured credit or credit derivatives, it really is essential reading before your interview.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Other Damian here... interesting post!

No space for comments on my blog these days due to spam, but you can email me at damian dot radcliffe at gmail dot com - should you so desire!

Thursday, August 03, 2006 6:24:00 PM  

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