Solving Modern Crime in Financial Markets
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Solving Modern Crime in Financial Markets : Analytics and Case Studies

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This comprehensive source of information about financial fraud delivers a mature approach to fraud detection and prevention. It brings together all important aspect of analytics used in investigating modern crime in financial markets and uses R for its statistical examples. It focuses on crime in financial markets as opposed to the financial industry, and it highlights technical aspects of crime detection and prevention as opposed to their qualitative aspects. For those with strong analytic skills, this book unleashes the usefulness of powerful predictive and prescriptive analytics in predicting and preventing modern crime in financial markets.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 526 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 28.7mm | 1,290g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0128044942
  • 9780128044940
  • 1,795,523

Table of contents

1. Modern Financial Crime



Innovation and Crime
High Frequency Trading
Commodities Markets
Social Networks and Financial Crime
Cryptocurrencies: a New Monetary Vehicle
Assessment of the Link between the Betting Industry and Financial Crime

2. Forensic Statistics as an Investigation Tool (Theoretical Background)



Truth: a Game of Probabilities
Statistical Distributions
Forecasting Distributions
Genetic Algorithms
Statistical Hypothesis Tests
Non-parametric Techniques
Fuzzy Methods
Clustering Techniques
Support Vector Machine
Assessing the Accuracy of a Fraud Detection Mode
Benford's Law

3. Investigation of Crime in Financial Markets (Empirical Studies with Applications in R)



Structural Changes in Time Series
Exploring Unstructured Data
Reading the Balance Sheet of Financial Firms
Fraud on the Market Theory
Efficient Market Hypothesis Testing
Market Prices and Trading Activity
Order Book analysis
Event Study

4. Case Studies (Applications in R)



LIBOR Manipulation
EURIBOR Manipulation
The Madoff Case
Enron - Worldcom
Rating Agencies and Crises
The FX Fixing Fix
The Case of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Allowances Market

5. Preventing Crime and Preserving Markets' Integrity



Stronger Financial Regulation Pros and Cons?
Efficient Frameworks for Financial Crime Surveillance
Joint Structures for Tackling Financial Offense: Criminal Investigators and Market Regulators
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Review Text

""Frunza does an excellent job of presenting theoretical, applied and case study discussions. Detailed and technical concepts are explained in a clear manner. The book is very timely especially with respect to the sports betting market and cryptocurrencies and FX manipulation." --Bonnie Buchanan, Albers School of Business, Seattle University

"This text tackles head on how crimes committed within financial markets have a reputation for being complex and sophisticated and where 'crime scenes' are widely regarded as helping to conceal these already secretive activities. In focusing 'only' on financial crimes committed in financial markets the author has given himself a monumental task. The inherent ambition of this task is also readily apparent from his willingness to address the challenges of understanding financial crimes through the technicalities behind their commission. This makes this potentially a contribution of high importance. Many will agree with the author's premise on the essence of innovation in paradigms of surveillance and discovery and then response, and this text recognises the practical technical challenges entailed in understanding how these activities are actually committed. This text provides an important link for making value judgements on propriety, and thus qualitative and normative judgements on whether they are properly regarded as crimes and enforced as such, a pre-requisite for which is understanding how they are actually committed and where they can be found. Focusing on the technicalities of financial crimes in such a comprehensive way makes this text distinctive. In doing so it not only provides an extremely helpful guide for those who are concerned about financial crime, and concerned to ensure they understand it, but actually in doing so it highlights the sheer enormity of this task." --Sarah Wilson, York Law School, University of York
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""Frunza does an excellent job of presenting theoretical, applied and case study discussions. Detailed and technical concepts are explained in a clear manner. The book is very timely especially with respect to the sports betting market and cryptocurrencies and FX manipulation." --Bonnie Buchanan, Albers School of Business, Seattle University

"This text tackles head on how crimes committed within financial markets have a reputation for being complex and sophisticated and where `crime scenes' are widely regarded as helping to conceal these already secretive activities. In focusing `only' on financial crimes committed in financial markets the author has given himself a monumental task. The inherent ambition of this task is also readily apparent from his willingness to address the challenges of understanding financial crimes through the technicalities behind their commission. This makes this potentially a contribution of high importance. Many will agree with the author's premise on the essence of innovation in paradigms of surveillance and discovery and then response, and this text recognises the practical technical challenges entailed in understanding how these activities are actually committed. This text provides an important link for making value judgements on propriety, and thus qualitative and normative judgements on whether they are properly regarded as crimes and enforced as such, a pre-requisite for which is understanding how they are actually committed and where they can be found. Focusing on the technicalities of financial crimes in such a comprehensive way makes this text distinctive. In doing so it not only provides an extremely helpful guide for those who are concerned about financial crime, and concerned to ensure they understand it, but actually in doing so it highlights the sheer enormity of this task." --Sarah Wilson, York Law School, University of York
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About Marius-Cristian Frunza

Dr. Marius-Cristian Frunza's consulting work with investment banks and asset managers allowed him to specialize in risk management, derivative pricing and hedging. His research activity encompasses topics around environmental finance like forestry, energy, and weather derivatives. He graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and holds a PhD in mathematics from the Sorbonne university. He is also a partner in Schwarztal Kapital, an independent advisory and investment firm in environmental finance.
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