Valuations are undertaken to determine how much an asset or a company is worth either today or in the future. Jo explains how to approach these valuations and the key metrics typically used to assess a company’s value.
In this video, Rob walks us through Lloyds Banking Group’s balance sheet. He explains the components of the financial statement and explains where they sit within the bank’s assets and liabilities. He delves more deeply into the concepts discussed in ‘What is a bank?’ and puts some real-world figures around them.
When valuing early-stage businesses, analysts cannot rely on things like discounted cash flow figures as companies at seed stage usually have not yet made revenue. Alexandra discusses the three pillars that venture capitalists look at when evaluating investment opportunities: Product, Market, and the Team.
Robo advisors help retail clients invest using technology. Previously, most of these investors were left to their own devices when making important investment decisions. Adam discusses the benefits of robo advisors and explains where they came from and what the future looks like.
Conduct regulators are very interested in why you behave the way you do. How your brain makes decisions largely dictates how you behave. As a result, it is beneficial to be aware of when we make decisions based on biases rather than rational judgements. In this video, Roger outlines some of the biases that impact decisions, namely: loss aversion, present bias, affect, overconfidence, projection and selective attention.
An International Financial Centre, or IFC, is a physical area from which financial services are provided to people in other countries. A successful IFC requires not only institutions providing the financial services, but also the full range of supporting services, such as law, accountancy and technology. Sir Mark Boleat discusses the types of IFCs, its requirements and London’s position as an IFC.