As the world's financial markets become increasingly integrated and competitive Financial Systems: Principals and Organization offers an explanation of how and why change occurs. Data from four major financial systems are used to highlight principal financial system features. There is also a detailed exploration of the economic principles behind financial deals. It also offers: * Wider scope than other books on the subject making it an ideal introductory text * More up-to-date economic explanations * An international overview of US, Pacific and European economies This book has already been adopted by the Canadian Institute of Bankers for its financial systems course offered worldwide. Financial Systems will be invaluable reading for students and professionals alike.