I thank my colleagues at IXIS Capital Markets for their friendship over the years and for creating a great working environment. Rob Catarella, Joe Falcone, Bill Greenberg, John Hatzoglou, Rick Martino, Rene Mendez, Chris Nolle, Steve Pasko, Vaclav Polasek, Eric Raiten, and Andre Romain all shared their insights and expertise in developing this book. I am especially grateful to Andre, Eric, and Joe for reviewing early drafts, and William Dellal and Paul Monaghan for their support over the years. I also thank Young-Sup Lee at Morgan Stanley, Tim McLaughlin at Nomura Securities, Sylvain Jousseaume at Merrill Lynch and Ian Adelson for ongoing friendships and technical discussions. Special thanks go to Bill Falloon and his staff at Wiley.