Market players : a guide to the institutions in today's by Gail Rolland

By Gail Rolland

"No longer are the capital markets pushed by means of the large funding homes and fund managers. in its place, inner most banks, assurance homes, hedge cash, sovereign wealth money and a variety of boutique funding managers, neighborhood associations and agents all function and have interaction to shape the bedrock of the worldwide capital markets, and all practitioners have to comprehend the linkages, targets and capabilities of these

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In each case there will be a bank or group of banks bringing their expertise into ensuring this flow of funds works as effectively as possible. And of course in return they will look to be earning income. Another thing we can see from these two models is how the banking industry has formed itself into reflecting these two ways of doing business. Put broadly, the credit banking model would be the world of commercial banking and the disintermediated model would be the world of investment banking.

They are also intermediaries as they transact business on behalf of their clients and run trading books. The markets in which they are most active: • Commercial banking has a strong presence in FX and money markets where they will normally be active traders. • They are often to be seen as market makers in government debt, both long and short-term. • The equity market is the market they are least likely to be involved in as this is more closely allied to the investment banking model. • They will be users of derivative products to cover the exposures they create in the products they sell to their customers.

A good example of this is JPMorgan Chase & Co. The bank that we see today was formed from a series of mergers beginning back in 1991 with the merger of Manufacturers Hanover Corporation and Chemical Banking Corporation, two of the largest commercial banks in the US. The bank then merged with JPMorgan in 2000, which whilst also a commercial bank, and again one of the largest in the US, was a firm that had spent its recent years, following the beginning of the process to repeal the Glass-Steagall Act, building its strength on the investment banking side.

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