Description

The Gilt-Edged Market is specifically aimed at finance professionals and investors who need to understand the inner working of the United Kingdom gilt market. There is detailed coverage of the different gilt instruments, as well as a look at the structures, institutions and practices of the market itself. Topics include: * Bond basics * Conventional gilts * Index-linked gilts * Gilt strips * The gilt repo market * The gilt bond future basis * Yield spread trading using gilts There are also personal reminiscenes that illustrate the great changes that have occurred in this market since Big Bang, as well as an exposition on the art of trading. The Gilt-Edged Market is ideal reading for traders, salespersons, fund managers, private investors and other professionals involved to any extent in the UK gilt market.

Key Features

* The latest research on index-linked gilts, gilt markets and sterling debt markets presented in an enthusiastic, readable style * Written by gilt-edged market makers and dealers to ensure realistic, practical coverage as well as a clear explanation of the theory, so readers gain from years' experience * Foreword written by Mike Williams, CEO of the Debt Management Office

Readership

Gilt market participants; Gilt-edged market makers; Brokers; Institutional investors (fund managers etc); Regulators (Bank of England, Debt Management Office); Corporate treasurers; Local authority treasurers; Consultants.

Table of Contents

The gilt-edged market: an introduction; A primer on bond basics; The gilt-edged market I: structure and institutions; The gilt-edged market II: index-linked gilts; The Gilt-edged market III: the gilt strips market; The gilt repo market; The gilt bond basis; The gilt bond basis II; Information content of the gilt yield curve; The art of government bond trading; Approaches to yield spread trading using gilts; Being some reminiscences of the gilt market...; Glossary;

Details

No. of pages:
288
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2003
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Electronic ISBN:
9780080472867
Print ISBN:
9780750651639
Print ISBN:
9780080972930

About the authors

Moorad Choudhry

Moorad Choudhry is Chief Executive Officer, Habib Bank Zurich PLC in London, and Visiting Professor at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Brunel University. Previously he was Head of Treasury of the Corporate Banking Division, Royal Bank of Scotland. Prior to joining RBS, he was a bond trader and structured finance repo trader at KBC Financial Products, ABN Amro Hoare Govett Limited and Hambros Bank Limited. He has a PhD from Birkbeck, University of London and an MBA from Henley Business School. Moorad lives in Surrey, England.