" A much needed work in the field. Simmons' book should become compulsory reading for those working in securities operations and settlements. This book is certainly one of the best references in the area." Dr Marcelo Cruz, CEO, RiskMaths "A thorough and long overdue insight into the world of securities processing written in everyday language which will appeal to everyone from operations professionals to executive management. The book will find itself on many bookshelves in offices around the world." Kevin Milne, Executive Managing Director, Omgeo "By applying a clear considered approach that draws upon the author's own experiences and offers real-life examples of the costs and risks of getting it wrong', this book gives the reader a solid foundation in all operational aspects of a high-profile and evolving industry." David Tarling, WestLB The operational activities that follow a trade are an important and essential part of the securities industry's business. Written by an author with many years experience within this sector, Securities Operations: A Guide to Trade Position Management sets out to demystify the subject and provides a thorough, step-by-step introduction to securities operations. Securities Operations: A Guide to Trade and Position Management is a comprehensive source for understanding operational processing of securities. Explaining in detail both the individual components their relation to each other within the operations process, the reader will gain a clear and thorough understanding of the subject, and in particular the potential risks involved and strategies to mitigate them. Securities Operations: A Guide to Trade and Position Management is essential reading for all those involved in the securities industry, from new recruits to those involved in both the day-to-day operations process and those within executive management. It will also be of value to those providing consultancy and software solutions to investment banks.Simmons, Michael is the author of 'Securities Operations A Guide to Trade and Position Management' with ISBN 9780471497585 and ISBN 0471497584.