Introduction to Bank Analysis I

Introduction to Bank Analysis I

January Carmalt

20 years: Research & banking

Analysing a bank is not the same as a corporate. Leverage, capitalisation and profitability measures are incomparable between the two. In this video, January explores what makes banks unique and some important ratios to consider when determining the overall health of a bank.

Analysing a bank is not the same as a corporate. Leverage, capitalisation and profitability measures are incomparable between the two. In this video, January explores what makes banks unique and some important ratios to consider when determining the overall health of a bank.

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Introduction to Bank Analysis I

8 mins 50 secs

Overview

Analysing a bank first requires a baseline understanding of what a bank does. From there, it is important to examine the bank’s balance sheet, liquidity metrics, capital buffers and quality of their loans.

Key learning objectives:

  • Understand the functions of a bank

  • Define the crucial metrics for investors and bank regulators

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January Carmalt

January Carmalt

January began her career in 1999 with Bank of America in Charlotte, NC. From the Credit Products team, she moved into fixed income bond research covering Telecoms and Financials. While in London, January focused on financial institutions bond research until her Director and head bond analyst role at Deutsche Bank. As of 2011, January has worked as a freelance writer.

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