This book presents a wide and accurate analysis of the new issues affecting the performance of financial markets and intermediaries in today's changing environment. It contains a detailed analytical assessment of financial products. It has an original structure for the topic and includes new research data. It offers empirical examination of some of the most important drivers of bank performance.In a financial revolution, new determinants of performance arise, and interest in the way performance is measured and communicated to stakeholders grows. This book presents a wide and accurate analysis of the impact that regulation, structural changes and new financial products have on the performance of markets and intermediaries.