Mastering Treasury Office Operations
A Practical Guide for the Back Office Professional

By Denis Nolan & Gordon Amos
June 2001
Financial Times/Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0-273-63579-4
253 pages, 6 x 9 1/2"
$147.50 Paper Original

The work carried out by treasury operations and settlements has evolved beyond almost all recognition over recent years. It has developed into a critical administrative area where the processing of all financial market and related transactions takes place. In the past, much of the knowledge and skills needed by back-office professionals could be learnt on the job. Today, the growing use of technology and new theoretical ideas have increased the need for the adoption of educational tools and techniques.

Author Denis Nolan is an experienced market practitioner with over 35 years' experience in the global exchange, money and derivatives markets. As a chief dealer and treasurer in London, the Middle East and Japan during the 1970s and 1980s, he was among the very first treasurers of international finance institutions to embrace financial futures and derivatives as a logical extension of money and exchange dealing strategies. A founder member of LIFFE and a visiting lecturer at the City University Business School, London, he has written extensively on foreign exchange and addressed conferences and seminars on financial markets' instruments, derivatives, arbitrage, back office and Code of Conduct in Europe, the USA, the Middle East and Japan. He was commissioned by ACI to write a global 'Model Code of Conduct' for its 70 member countries, covering treasury OTC financial markets, which was published in 2000. Gordon Amos FAIBF FCIB is an international banking consultant, business adviser and lecturer with over 35 years' experience, particularly in treasury, capital markets, risk management and operations. Formerly a senior international banker, he has extensive knowledge of a wide range of banking, which he gained in the UK, Australia, Germany and India. Experience with ANZ Banking Group and previously National Westminster includes trade and international finance business, syndicated lending, equity and fixed interest investment, and portfolio management after formative years in retail banking. Currently, he is a managing consultant at M86 Limited, which is the UK arm of SMS Consulting, an Australian-based group specializing in project management and technology in the financial services industry.

"This book covers, in great detail, the increasingly complex world of settlements and will be appreciated as a source of information, not only by professionals in this field but also by a wider audience."
- Heering Ligthart, President, ACI - The Financial Markets Association

"The authors have achieved, in a logical, clear and concise manner, the difficult and ambitious task of describing the wide and complex range of responsibilities that confront the modern treasury professional. In my opinion this book not only provides an excellent source book for the ACI student but will also become an invaluable source of reference for the treasury operations professional." - Peter Mack ACIB, Former Chairman, ACI Exam Board

"The book ... represents an excellent analysis of the wide range of aspects and services the treasury back office handles, in a business where margins have increasingly narrowed and settlement/risk topics increased. The authors emphasize the critical role of the back office in the processing chain of a treasury operation." - Thrill Romain, Head of Treasury Operations, Banque Internationale du Luxembourg SA

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