Bankers and Bolsheviks: International Finance and the Russian Revolution (Paperback)

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A must-read financial history for investors navigating today's volatile global markets

Following an unprecedented economic boom fed by foreign investment, the Russian Revolution triggered the largest sovereign default in history. In Bankers and Bolsheviks, Hassan Malik tells the story of this boom and bust, chronicling the experiences of leading financiers of the day as they navigated one of the most lucrative yet challenging markets of the first modern age of globalization. He reveals how a complex web of factors--from government interventions to competitive dynamics and cultural influences--drove a large inflow of capital during this tumultuous period. This gripping book demonstrates how the realms of finance and politics--of bankers and Bolsheviks--grew increasingly intertwined, and how investing in Russia became a political act with unforeseen repercussions.

About the Author

Hassan Malik is a financial historian and works in investment management, specializing in emerging markets.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780691202228
ISBN-10: 0691202222
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: May 26th, 2020
Pages: 318
Language: English