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Lindsey Matthews

About the Author
Lindsey runs Perfordiant, an investment risk and performance consulting firm. He has worked in financial markets since 1992. Lindsey became an MD in fixed income and equities, ran a Risk function, and was on the management team of an Asset Management fintech business. Lindsey is now a Visiting Fellow at the Henley Business School, and resides on the board of CFA UK.

Fixed Income Unlocked: Exercises

In this video, Lindsey will run through 4 questions related to the topics he has discussed in the fixed income unlocked series. 

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Derivatives Unlocked (3/3)

In this video, on derivatives, Lindsey explains short options positions, four simple break-even graphs, the concept of asymmetry and a straddle trade.

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Fixed Income Unlocked II (1/4): Investing in the Bond Market

Investors in bonds need to understand using yield as measure of potential returns, as part of managing the risks taken in a bond portfolio, in order generate a return. Lindsey will now build on that understanding to apply what you have learnt in the previous series to bond investments.

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Fixed Income Unlocked II (4/4): Interest Rate Swaps

In the final video of the series, Lindsey explains interest rate swaps in various examples including as a series of forwards, as bonds and as FRNs.

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Derivatives Unlocked (2/3)

Now that Lindsey has given an overview of forwards and futures, he will explain how they are traded by discussing the differences between an OTC contract and an ETD, the difference between a cash and physical settlement and cover how to price a forward trade.

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Fixed Income Unlocked II (3/4): Floating Rate Notes

In this video, Lindsey moves away from explaining fixed rate investments and discusses floating rate notes, or FRNs, which issues a coupon based on a moving interest rate.

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Derivatives Unlocked (1/3)

“Derivatives” is a catch all term for a wide range financial products. In this series, Lindsey will cover what forwards and futures are and how to price a forward trade.

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Fixed Income Unlocked II (2/4): Yield Curves

Generally yield curves are built for a specific currency and for a specific issuer. In this video, Lindsey discusses LIBOR curves, the technical details behind building a curve and how this information applies to real curves.

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Fixed Income Unlocked (4/4): Bond Risks

Many bond market commentators will use duration as a key measure of the risk of a bond, however, there are plenty of other risks that bond investors are taking on. Lindsey outlines some of these risks, including credit and liquidity risk.

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Fixed Income Unlocked (3/4): Bond Investment and Risk

In this video, Lindsey covers the investment strategies in bonds and shows the risks and potential returns on these investments.

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