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Insurance (2/4): Reinsurance

In the second video to this Insurance series, Ted explores the multiple forms of reinsurance and the ways in which they combine to provide extra cover against significant one-off events.
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History of Insurance

The history of insurance can be traced, in some form or other, back to prehistory and to the world of barter and trade. In this video, Ted discovers the history for the various types of insurance, some of which include, property insurance, life insurance, and national insurance.
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The Economics of Climate Change

In this video, Amit explores the impact of the physical damage of climate change on the macroeconomic economy and stresses the importance of being aware and intervening with the correct policy response or the impact of climate change will spread and intensify.
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The CFO (2/2): Core Areas of Responsibility

In the second video to this CFO series, Paul outlines the importance of the finance team surrounding the CFO, and their key areas of responsibility in ensuring that there are key systems and processes in place to maximise efficiency.
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5 Key Things to Look for in an Insurance Company’s Annual Report

In this video, Ted outlines the 5 key things to search for in an insurance company’s accounts. These are: The mix between the technical and non-technical profit; The use of reinsurance to allow the company to write more business; The size of the claims reserve compared to the premiums; The amount of available capital; And lastly, the liquidity of the assets and hence the company’s ability to pay claims as they fall due.
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5 Key Things to Look for in a Bank’s Annual Report and Accounts

In this video, Ted outlines the 5 key things to look for in a bank’s annual report. These include: how a bank funds its loan book; the relationship between the amount of equity and the total assets of the bank; the relationship between net interest income and other income; the amount being spent on costs as a proportion of total income; and whether it is adequately providing for non-performing loans.
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IBOR Transition: Market Reception to (SOFR)

Keith highlights the intended transition from Libor to RFR (risk-free rates). However, associated with this transition is a wide range of reluctance and objections, many of which are discussed within the video. Some of which include - uncertainties regarding how RGRs will work overtime and arguments from mid-sized US banks about the 'one size fits all' approach.
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COVID Cognition (2/2)

In the second video on this Covid Cognition series, Christian addresses the flawed, yet common responses that we use when dealing with significant challenges, and provides a unique technique - 'Outrageous Opposites' to overcome our irrational thought processes.
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COVID Cognition (1/2)

In this video, Christian utilises the example of Covid-19 to identify how humans categorise risk. According to Donald Rumsfeld, there are three terms when dealing with risk; 'Known Knowns', 'Known Unknowns', and 'Unknown Unknowns'. However, Christian develops this theory further to include a fourth type of risk that we face, known as 'Ignored Knowns'.
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The UK Economic Outlook: July 2020

In this video, Garry outlines the direct impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on the UK economy, and analyses the policy responses. He particularly focuses on the furlough scheme as a potential mitigating factor.
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