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Bank Balance Sheets

Chris Blake

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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.

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.

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Bank Balance Sheets

12 mins 44 secs

Overview

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. This video looks to demystify bank balance sheets by trying to decompose even the HSBC balance sheet -into consumable and understandable chunks which just happen to have a lot of zeros that come with it- which is arguably one of the largest and most complicated banks in the world.

Key learning objectives:

  • Analyse the principal asset items (footings) that typically feature on a bank’s balance sheet

  • Analyse the principal liability items (footings) that typically feature on a bank’s balance sheet

  • Analyse the makeup of Equity, sometimes called shareholders’ funds, on a bank’s balance sheet

  • Understand why these items exist on the balance sheet and what this tells you about the bank’s business model and hence risks

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Chris Blake

Chris Blake holds a degree in Economics and Government from the London School of Economics. He is responsible for helping HSBC professionals understand balance sheet risk and return. He has previously worked as a risk specialist in ALM for the FSA. Prior to that, he worked as a money market and interest rate derivatives trader for Investec. Chris is also the Co-chair and Education Director of the UK Asset and Liability Management Association.

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