The Basics of Bank Investments - Third Edition

The Basics of Bank Investments

The Basics of Bank Investments - 3rd Edition (Paperback, 182 pages, 2004)

The Basics of Bank Investments was written for the banker who is not involved in day to day management of his/her banker's investment portfolio, but who has an interest in learning more about this important part of the intstitution's earning assets.

The book introduces the various types of securities eligible for bank purchase, and explains their investment characteristics, and their role in portfolio management. Dr. Cretien gives attention to valuation of fixed-income securities and calculating investments yields. The new edition covers bankers' use of derivatives, swaps, and options and gives examples of their successful use in portfolio management.

$15.95 per copy

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Bank Directors' Guide to Controlling Credit Risk

Bank Directors' Guide To Controlling Credit Risk

Bank Directors' Guide To Controlling Credit Risk (Paperback, 50 pages, 2002)

No director of a lending institution should be without this monograph! Dr. William F. Staats very clearly understands the duties and responsibilities of bank directors, having served as a director of four financial institutions as well as serving as an expert witness in more than 25 legal cases involving bank directors.

This most authoritative volume contains a wealth of information to assist bank directors in meeting their responsibilities in controlling credit risk.

Among the more important topics covered:

  • Major Elements of a Bank Loan
  • Steps in Underwriting a Loan
  • Major Underwriting Deficiencies
  • How to Control Credit Risk
  • How Directors Can Monitor Credit Risk
$9.95 per copy
$6.95 per copy for orders of 7 or more

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Key Concepts of Financial Management for Bankers

Key Concepts Book

(Hardback, 120 pages, 1993)

In this second and expanded edition, Dr. Staats clearly and concisely explains the basic concepts of financial management and provides examples of applications of those concepts. This book is unique in both coverage and style. It is an important tool for bankers who seek to become more valuable to their banks as well as to their customers.


Concepts Covered: 
  • Financial Statements
  • Cash Flow
  • Financial Leverage
  • Operating Leverage
  • Marginal Analysis
  • Present Value
  • Cost of Capital
  • Capital Budgeting

$28.50 per copy

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