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Palgrave Studies in the History of Finance

Jacob Schiff and the Art of Risk

American Financing of Japan's War with Russia (1904-1905)

Authors: Gower, Adam

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  • Examines in detail Jacob Schiff's actions and motivations in financing Japan during the Russo-Japanese war of 1904-05
  • Reveals a compelling story of how banking operated at the time
  • Showcases the mechanics of one of the most significant pre-World War I financing every undertaken by an American bank
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About this book

Jacob Henry Schiff (1847–1920), a German-born American Jewish banker, facilitated critical loans for Japan in the early twentieth century. Working on behalf of the firm of Kuhn, Loeb & Co., Schiff’s assertiveness in favour of Japan separated him from his fellow German Jewish financiers and the banking establishment generally. This book’s analysis differs from the consensus that Schiff funded Japan largely out of enmity towards Russia but rather sought to work with Japan for over thirty years. This was as much a factor in his actions surrounding the Russo-Japanese War (1904–1905) as his concern to thwart Russian antisemitism. Of interest to financial historians alongside Japanese historians and academics of both genres, this book provides a lively and thoroughly researched volume that precisely focuses on Schiff’s mastery of banking.

About the authors

Adam Gower is a bilingual, 30-year veteran in real estate, banking, and finance who earned his Ph.D. in History at the University College London. He has held senior management positions at some of the largest companies and institutions in the world and is recognized as an industry thought leader on the impact of crowd funding on real estate. During the 1990’s he lived in Japan, working as the President and CEO of a major Hollywood studio developing their real estate portfolio throughout the Asia Pacific Region. He lives and works in California, teaches investment and finance classes at Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo, and produces and hosts a syndicated podcast at the National Real Estate Forum.  His work linking regulatory changes of today with practices described in this book are considered by many as groundbreaking.


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90266-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90265-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-07979-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Jacob Schiff and the Art of Risk
Book Subtitle
American Financing of Japan's War with Russia (1904-1905)
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Finance
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90266-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90266-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-90265-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07979-6
Series ISSN
2662-5164
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 338
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
Topics