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Central Banks and Net Zero

Sustainability

Competent

Central Banks and Net Zero

Nearly 300 years ago, the Bank of England was charged with promoting the good of the people of the UK. While this mission is centred around monetary and fiscal stability, their approach to fulfilling it has developed in tandem with the economy. Join Sarah as she helps us understand the role of the Bank of England in supporting the economy.

Sarah Breeden06:47

Diversity and Inclusion in Financial Services

Conduct

Foundational

Diversity and Inclusion in Financial Services

In this two-part series, Nisrin shares her insight into diversity and inclusion in the workplace, with a particular focus on the financial services industry in the UK. She also talks us through her experience as a woman in the banking sector, as gender equality, or the lack thereof, is a key issue among many others when it comes to matters of diversity and inclusion.

Nisrin Abouelezz06:29

Internal and External Culture Assessment Tools

Regulation

Foundational

Internal and External Culture Assessment Tools

In part one of this video Roger described how conduct regulators are introducing culture measurement from 2021 onwards. In this video, he takes a deep dive into culture assessment and reporting tools and explains both internal and external tools required for cultural assessment.

Roger Miles14:07

What are the Benefits of Open Banking?

Corporate banking

Foundational

What are the Benefits of Open Banking?

Open banking refers to the idea that customers have a right to see, and utilise their entire portfolio of account information across all financial institutions with whom they have a relationship. In this video Ritu gives us an overview of Open banking and further highlights the expected practical implications of open banking for the customer.

Ritu Sehgal04:20

Macroeconomic simulation of a global carbon tax shock I

Sustainability essentials

Foundational

Macroeconomic simulation of a global carbon tax shock I

In this video, Kemar explores the effects of a rise in carbon tax accompanied by a temporary rise in global credit constraints. Kemar will guide you through the two key aspects of a carbon tax shock and the anticipated economic knock-on effects.

Kemar Whyte09:38

The Need for Global Insurance Regulation

Regulation

Foundational

The Need for Global Insurance Regulation

In the first video of this series, Sukhy emphasises the importance of regulating insurance companies with reference to the infamous collapse of AIG during the financial crisis. Sukhy discusses the international role of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) in insurance regulation post-financial crisis.

Sukhy Kaur09:17

ESG Investment Data

Sustainability essentials

Foundational

ESG Investment Data

ESG investing and sustainable investing are umbrella terms for investments that seek positive returns and long-term positive impacts on the environment, society, and the performance of the business. In this video, David talks about the difference between ESG and other forms of investing. He further introduces us to the six principles of the UN’s Principles for Responsible Investment and finishes by talking about the ESG metrics that provide an investor with insight into a company’s past impacts, current management process, and potential future resilience.

David Wynn12:01

A Day in the Life of a Research Analyst

Banking

Foundational

A Day in the Life of a Research Analyst

In this video, January Carmalt shares some words of advice she learned from a career as a sell-side analyst working for banks and other financial institutions.

January Carmalt11:03

Introduction to Insurance Funding and Capital Ratings I

Ratings

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Introduction to Insurance Funding and Capital Ratings I

In this video, Gurdip describes how the Financial Strength Rating is used as an anchor rating and why there is often a rating differential between the holding company and its subsidiaries.

Gurdip Dhami12:44

Responsible communication

Conduct

Foundational

Responsible communication

The language we use is important to take care of any relationship. This video helps us identify some of the ways we don’t take responsibility in our relationships.

Vix Anderton03:23

Renewable Energy Financing Documents

Sustainability

Foundational

Renewable Energy Financing Documents

This video highlights some key examples of the other type of document involved here, the financing documents under which renewable energy projects are financed.

Lachlan Tait05:12

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The Scale of the Net Zero Challenge

Sustainability essentials

Proficient

The Scale of the Net Zero Challenge

The price of meeting net zero is estimated to be between $100-150 trillion over the next 30 years. Regardless of this cost, we need to reach net zero before climate change does irreversible damage to the environment and the economy. This video helps us understand the need to reach net zero, outlines the cost of reaching net zero and finally explains where the money will come from.

Mark Carney10:18

The Importance of Storytelling in Leadership

Human skills

Foundational

The Importance of Storytelling in Leadership

In the first video to this new series on Leadership, Mandy highlights the importance of storytelling as one of the most powerful means that leaders have to influence, teach, and inspire, and discusses why it is so effective for learning.

Mandy Hickson02:58

What are Negative Interest Rates and what is their Impact?

Macroeconomics

Foundational

What are Negative Interest Rates and what is their Impact?

According to economic theory, we should not have persistent negative interest rates. The reason: investors – lenders - want a real return for taking the risk of not getting their money back (defaults) and for deferring spending from today to the future. Join Trevor as he briefs us about the history of Interest rates and what impact it can have on the economy.

Trevor Williams14:56

Impact through corporations

Sustainability

Foundational

Impact through corporations

We have the right to know what good and what harm companies are creating on people and the environment in their search for profit. In this video Sir Ronald discusses how we can bring this about effectively.

Sir Ronald Cohen13:29

EU Taxonomy I

Sustainability essentials

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EU Taxonomy I

The purpose of this video by Stephanie is to introduce the EU Sustainable Finance Taxonomy. She also explains how it was developed, why is it important, and what will be its implications for market participants.

Stephanie Sfakianos09:05

A Day in the Life of Equity Sales Vs Equity Trading

Investment Banking

Foundational

A Day in the Life of Equity Sales Vs Equity Trading

In this video, Imran explains the key differences between the roles of sales and trading in the context of working on a trading floor in an investment bank as part of a flow business. He further talks about the skills required for both the roles and how you can go about assessing which role would be right for you.

Imran Lakha16:02

Value of ESG Integration

Sustainability essentials

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Value of ESG Integration

The purpose of this two-part video series is to explore the scope and challenges of creating and implementing a market-leading ESG practice or offering. In this video, Alex introduces some of the potential benefits of ESG integration for investors and investees, including achieving superior returns and lengthening the performance cycle.

Alex Struc09:20

Central Bank Climate Stress Tests

Macroeconomics

Foundational

Central Bank Climate Stress Tests

In the final video in Amit's series, he outlines the scope and objectives of a climate stress test exercise and also summarises the climate scenarios that have been used by these central banks for their climate stress test exercises.

Amit Kara17:42

The Emergence of 'S' as a Governance Topic

Sustainability essentials

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The Emergence of 'S' as a Governance Topic

In this video, Karina talks about the emergence of ‘S’ or the ‘social’ component in the commonly used ESG acronym and how it has become central to governance and stewardship.

Karina Robinson09:02

Sustainability Linked Bond Principles

Sustainability essentials

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Sustainability Linked Bond Principles

In this video, Stephanie takes us through the issuance for early 2021. She further explains breakdown between the various categories of sustainable bonds and also reports on a new frontier in sustainable finance and how market participants are responding.

Stephanie Sfakianos16:14

Bank Balance Sheets

Banking

Foundational

Bank Balance Sheets

This video aims to provide a simple overview of a bank balance sheet, enabling the viewer to identify the principal items on it and what they mean.

Chris Blake12:44

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