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F.I.A.S.C.O. ( FIASCO ): The Inside Story of a Wall Street Trader

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FIASCO is the shocking story of one man's education in the jungles of Wall Street. As a young derivatives salesman at Morgan Stanley, Frank Partnoy learned to buy and sell billions of dollars worth of securities that were so complex many traders themselves didn't understand them. In his behind-the-scenes look at the trading floor and the offices of one of the world's top investment firms, Partnoy recounts the macho attitudes and fiercely competitive ploys of his office mates. And he takes us to the annual drunken skeet-shooting competition, FIASCO, where he and his colleagues sharpen the killer instincts they are encouraged to use against their competitiors, their clients, and each other.

FIASCO is the first book to take on the derivatves trading industry?the most highly charged and risky sector of the stock market. More importantly, it is a blistering indictment of the largely unregulated market in derivatives and serves as a warning to unwary investors about real fiascos, which have cost billions of dollars.

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In this behind-the-scenes look at one of the world's top Wall Street investment firms, Partnoy recounts his experience during the annual drunken skeet-shooting competition where he and his colleagues sharpen the killer instincts they're encouraged to use against competitors, clients, and each other.

Table of Contents

Preface

1 A Better Opportunity

2 The House of Cards

3 Playing Dice

4 A Mexican Bank Fiesta

5 F.I.A.S.C.O.

6 The Queen of RAVs

7 Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina

8 The Odd Couple

9 The Tequila Effect

10 MX

11 Sayonara

Epilogue

Postscript

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140278798
Author:
Partnoy, Frank
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
History
Subject:
Investments & Securities
Subject:
Brokers
Subject:
Derivative securities
Subject:
Investments & Securities - General
Subject:
Economic History
Subject:
Morgan Stanley & Co - History
Subject:
Business, Investing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
19990231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.82x5.09x.56 in. .45 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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