How did the US financial crisis swball into USD 15 trillion global losses? This book offers a clear synthesis and original analysis of the various factors that led to the financial crisis of 2007-2010 - namely, an asset price bubble and excessive leverage. The focus is on the ingredients of and dynamics within the international financial system, and as such is the most comprehensive publication in scope to date in terms of market, country and instrument coverage. In addition to its thorough dissection of the causes and consequences of the most calamitous financial crisis in the past seventy years, the author also debates 'the way forward', including regulatory challenges, proposed changes and critique, and early warning systems.
Nashwa Saleh is currently a doctoral researcher at Cass Business School. She holds an MSc Finance (2002) from London Business School, and a BA (Cum Laude) in Business Administration from the American University in Cairo (AUC). She is a CFA Chartholder and member of the UKSIP since 2001.