Back-Office Intricacy

June 9, 2011

Of possible interest to blog readers is “Back-Office Intricacy: The Description of Financial Objects in an Investment Bank” (just available from Industrial and Corporate Change Advance Access). The paper is an attempt at exploring how the problem of the description of complex financial products, trades and circuits cristalizes in the back offices and middle offices in large investment banks. It draws from qualitative materials gathered in 2003 in an international investment bank and indentifies how back-office structures deal with the problem at several levels: clearing and settlement, tracking of products, also valuation.

One Response to “Back-Office Intricacy”

  1. danielbeunza Says:

    Congratulations! Sounds like ICC is becoming a contender in the race to be the journal of the social studies of finance.


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