Financial Institutions Management 2E takes an innovative approach to managing risk and return in modern financial institutions. The authors provide an authoritative overview of the Australian financial industry, as well as a unique mix of practical global and Australian insights. The text provides students with a perfect blend of practical and theoretical content. Students are equipped with the tools they need for a successful career in the financial services industry. New industry developments such as BASEL II capital adequacy regulations are also included. Alternative and emerging banking practices such as microcredit, Islamic banking and community banks are also covered.