This new book provides an in-depth and integrated analysis of value production in the financial services industry. Based on modern financial economic theory and recent research results, this book offers a thorough and analytical treatment of all aspects of financial services. There is a strong emphasis on financial management, evident both in topics—such as performance analysis, risk management, and regulation—and in the book’s structure. KEY TOPICS Presents a comprehensive treatment of the financial services industry, including a discussion of developments in the deregulated, global financial services economy. Emphasizes value production and financial management of financial services, relating analysis and strategic options for banks, insurance companies and securities firms to market performance. Offers integrated treatment of all financial services and institutions around “value- chain” activities. This provides a clear overview to the material, a logical structure to the book, and relevance to current development in the field.