What is Leverage?

What is Leverage?

Robert Ellison

20 years: Capital markets & banking

In this video, Rob discusses what leverage is, when leveraged investments are used and provides real world examples of these levered investments.

In this video, Rob discusses what leverage is, when leveraged investments are used and provides real world examples of these levered investments.

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What is Leverage?

17 mins 10 secs

Overview

Leverage underpins the financial world and is used heavily by banks, private equity and hedge funds. The use of leverage can largely maximise returns on an investment or amplify any losses.

Key learning objectives:

  • Define leverage

  • Define spread betting

  • Understand how leverage is used by financial institutions

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Robert Ellison

Robert Ellison

Rob has spent 20-years working in the city in a career spanning debt origination, debt syndicate and client coverage. Rob has worked at UBS Investment Bank and Lloyds Banking Group, and he is now one of Finance Unlocked's co-founders.

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