Acknowledgments

The ideas in this book reflect observations I have made from working in finance since 1988 and what I have learned from many teachers. The City of London is not known for the quality of its business managers, but I was lucky early on to have had wise managers who supported my curiosity—in particular, Chris Anthony, Thorkild Juncker, Stephen Lewis, Jan Loeys, Malcolm Roberts and Stan Shelton.

My ideas would not have developed backbone without the encouragement of a handful of academics. I benefitted from the teaching, collaboration, and friendship of John Eatwell, Charles Goodhart, Stephany Griffith-Jones, Richard Portes, Hyun Song Shin, John Williamson, and Charles Wyplosz. The reality, if not the study, of finance depends on ...

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