Blockchain has applications far beyond Bitcoin. In this pathway, you will learn the various applications of blockchain, including its uses in trade finance and the supply chain, as well as learn the basic terminology associated with blockchain. As a result, you will understand how blockchain works, its limitations and be able to list some alternatives to this well known distributed ledger technology.
Most people who have heard of CLOs, or collateralised loan obligations, will have heard of them in the context of the financial crisis of 2007 and 2008. However, whilst collateralised debt obligations, of subprime mortgages have vanished entirely following the crisis, CLOs have strengthened. In this pathway, you will learn the basics of a CLO: why CLOs exist, how CLOs are managed, and what protections are in place to protect the investment.
Regulators are increasingly interested in why you, as an employee, behave the way that you do in the workplace. Behavioural risk expert Roger Miles explores this growing body of regulation - particularly how your brain makes decisions, and how this impacts your conduct.
One of the key themes in finance today is sustainable finance; this refers to any form of financial service integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into the business or investment decisions for the lasting benefit of society at large. The subset of ESG that tackles environmental impacts is broadly referred to as Green Finance, and the subset which focuses on social impacts is broadly referred to as Social Finance. In this pathway, several global experts on these subjects cover these two highly important and emerging themes.
Private Equity is often in the news as a result of some of the very large leveraged buyout transactions, although the vast majority of private equity firms are mid-cap and venture capital firms. In this pathway, you will be provided with an overview of all aspects associated with Private Equity, including an overview of valuation, deal structuring, portfolio management, exiting, fundraising and even some tips on how to get a job in Private Equity.
This pathway is part 1 of a 2-part video course about the EU Securities Financing Transactions Regulation or SFTR. The course is aimed at the staff who will have to remedy reports submitted to trade repositories which have been rejected or cannot be fully reconciled. This means that it focuses closely on the technical detail of SFTR and only covers repo.
SFTR is a major regulatory reporting requirement for anyone transacting repo and other securities financing transactions in the EU, no matter how limited their activity. In order to meet the regulator’s demand for complete, accurate and timely data, firms are devoting considerable resources to the speedy remediation of rejected or unreconciled reports. This is the […]
Trade finance describes the way in which banks help facilitate their customers’ international trade by removing the credit risk inherent in import and export contracts. Follow this pathway to gain a comprehensive understanding of how this market operates.
A bank’s treasury division is its principal interface with financial markets, with responsibility for managing the bank’s liquidity and funding resources as well as managing financial and market risk. Follow this pathway to build an understanding of the relevant products involved.