The Lion Wakes: A Modern History of HSBC

The Lion Wakes: A Modern History of HSBC

by David Kynaston, Richard Roberts

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Overview

The Lion Wakes tells the modern story of HSBC, starting in the late 1970s, when the bank first broke out of the Asia-Pacific region with its purchase of Marine Midland Bank in the US. It follows HSBC's battle to purchase Midland Bank in 1992, the subsequent move of head office from Hong Kong to London, and the string of acquisitions that brought the bank to its pre-eminent place in global finance today. Acclaimed historians Richard Roberts and David Kynaston chronicle the bank's struggles as well as its successes: the last part of the book deals with the ill-fated move into consumer finance in the US, as well as the financial crisis of 2008 and its effect on HSBC. Impeccably researched and generously illustrated from the HSBC archives, this is a valuable addition to global financial history.

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ISBN-13: 9781847658975
Publisher: Profile
Publication date: 03/05/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 22 MB
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About the Author

David Kynaston is a critically acclaimed historian and author, and the recipient of a Spear's Book Award for his lifetime achievement as a British historian. His books include a three volume history of postwar Britain; Austerity Britain (longlisted for The Orwell Prize), Family Britain and Modernity Britain (longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize), which has sold 150,000 copies, as well as a four-volume history of the City of London, and the centenary history of the Financial Times.

Richard Roberts, a professor at King's College London, is the author of studies of Schroders, Equitable Life, Orion, and the financial crisis of 1914.

Richard Roberts and David Kynaston are the joint authors of City State (Profile, 2002).


David Kynaston is a critically acclaimed historian and author, and the recipient of a Spear's Book Award for his lifetime achievement as a British historian. His books include a three-volume history of postwar Britain; Austerity Britain (longlisted for The Orwell Prize), Family Britain and Modernity Britain (longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize), which has sold 150,000 copies, as well as a four-volume history of the City of London, and the centenary history of the Financial Times.
Richard Roberts is a Reader at the University of Sussex. He specialises in financial markets and centres, and is the author of numerous books and articles about international finance.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations vii

List of figures xiii

List of tables xiv

Preface xv

A note on conventions xvi

Prologue: 'First and foremost a China bank', 1865-1980 1

Part 1 Setting the scene

1 Unique place, unique bank 25

2 Winning Marine Midland 50

3 Missing out on Royal Bank of Scotland 68

Part 2 1980-1992

4 Overview 1980-1992: a three-legged stool 87

5 Something old, something new 103

6 Turning round Marine Midland 128

7 A flexible solution 152

8 The third leg - at last 180

Part 3 1992-2002

9 Overview 1992-2002: in pursuit of value 205

10 The end of paternalism 232

11 Turning round Midland 262

12 1997 and beyond 279

13 Riding the Asian financial crisis 302

14 North America: keeping pace 325

15 Latin America: new pastures 342

16 European opportunities 364

17 A motley crew 386

18 Global reach, global brand 411

Part 4 2002-2011

19 Overview 2002-2011: staying the course 443

20 Achieving critical mass in Greater China 471

21 An emerging markets bank 495

22 A global retail bank 522

23 The sleeping giant - commercial banking 538

24 Achieving its potential - global banking and markets 554

25 Household - the rise and fall of consumer finance 575

26 Managing the crisis 602

27 Cultural dilution, cultural strength 625

Postscript: May 2011-May 2014 647

Appendix: Key statistics, 1979-2013 663

Notes 667

Acknowledgements 722

Picture credits 726

Index 727

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