"A great write-up on the art of banking. Essential reading for anyone working in finance." Dan Cunningham, Senior Euro Cash & OBS Dealer, KBC Bank NV, London "Focused and succinct review of the key issues in bank risk management." Graeme Wolvaardt, Head of Market Risk Control, Europe Arab Bank plc, London The importance of banks to the world's economic system cannot be overstated. The foundation of consistently successful banking practice remains efficient asset-liability management and liquidity risk management. This book introduces the key concepts of banking, concentrating on the application of robust risk management principles from a practitioner viewpoint, and how to incorporate these principles into bank strategy. Detailed coverage includes: * Bank strategy and capital * Understanding the yield curve * Principles of asset-liability management * Effective liquidity risk management * The role of the bank ALM committee Written in the author's trademark accessible style, this book is a succinct and focused analysis of the core principles of good banking practice.