The Game: How the World of Finance Really Works
By: Alex Buchanan
If the events of the last few years have taught us anything it is this: that for all of the hand-on-heart conviction and oracular pronouncements – few people have any idea of what is really going on in the City.
An accessible, frank and witty guide to the world of finance from an insiders perspective, The Game aims to completely desmystify the banking industry.
Each chapter looks at a different role within banks, including stockbroking, trading, research and analysis, fund management and corporate finance. Along with explanations of the roles and common terms (learn to tell your Bloomberg from your Extel), there are personal anecdotes and contributions from leading industry figures included throughout.
This new and updated edition contains a new chapter on how working in the City has changed in the squeezed new post-Crash economy, and is updated throughout with contemporary stories and examples from the international world of finance.
Perfect for interview preparation, The Game is aimed at anyone interested in working in finance or the law, or those who simply want to learn how the system really works.
The Game is a brilliant and timely expose of what happens behind the closed doors of the City of London. It’s a must-have for anyone with a curiosity as to what makes high finance tick.
- David Charters
The Game … is a breath of fresh air … I haven’t read any book on the city that has told me as much about what happens there on a day to day basis, answering questions that others have derided as being beneath them … The Game‘s strength lies in its ability to take the reader into the arcane and frenetic world of the trading floor.
- Richard Gillis, The Irish Times