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FTSE: The inside story of the deals, dramas and politics that revolutionized financial markets

Mark Makepeace, James Ashton

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International finance

FTSE: THE INSIDE STORY is an account of how a small start-up created by the Financial Times and the London Stock Exchange became a world leader and one of the UK's most trusted and famous brands. This is an exhilarating modern business history of our times.

'An inspiring success story.' Baroness Rona Fairhead, CBE

A RINGSIDE SEAT ON SOME OF THE BIGGEST DEALS AND BIGGEST PERSONALITIES IN BUSINESS AND GLOBAL POLITICS.

They are just four letters on an electronic ticker tape, but FTSE has become a byword for money, power, influence and - crucially, after numerous financial crises - trust.

How this organisation, FTSE International, brought order to the financial system over several decades, is a story of how capitalism globalized and a data revolution transformed the investment industry. It is a story of how a team of innovators seized an opportunity to build a business that today leads its field and guides the fortunes of an astonishing $16 trillion of funds.

It is a story that Mark Makepeace, founding Chief Executive of FTSE International, knows better than anybody.

FTSE is a ringside seat on some of the biggest deals and biggest personalities in business and global politics, chronicling how the FTSE 100 was born, behind-the-scenes rows with chief executives of some of the world's largest companies, political in-fighting, diplomatic incidents, and the ferocious dealmaking that followed over 35 years of market boom and bust.

'FTSE is a story which should inform and fascinate anyone interested in capital markets.' Sir Donald Brydon, CBE

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