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TCLA's Mastering the City Course
Part 1: Financial Markets
How the City works - The Background
Stock Markets and their Participants
Overview of the Financial Markets: Borrowers, Lenders and Financial Intermediaries
Interview Question: Why is London a leading financial centre?
Investment Banking 101
Raising Money: Equity and Debt Compared
Part 1A: The Money Markets
Characteristics of the Money Market
Why Use the Money Markets?
Why be a Lender in the Money Market?
What are the Money Market Instruments?
Repurchase Agreements (Repos)
What is the Function of the Money Market?
Part 1B: The Stock Market, Exchanges, Trading and Clearing Houses
Introduction to the Stock Market: Primary and Secondary Markets
The Stock Exchange: Commodities and Derivatives
Who can Trade on an Exchange: Brokers and Dealers
How Does The Share Price Of A Stock Actually Change?
High Frequency Traders
Clearing, Clearing Houses and Settlement
Part 1C: Liquidity
Why has 'Liquidity' Been in the News?
Why does Liquidity Impact Individuals, Businesses, the Financial Sector and the Economy?
Holding Cash Reserves
Alternatives to Cash - Purchasing Stock
Bonds and Yields
Junk and Investment Grade Bonds
Low Yields Turn on the Financial Tap
Bonds, Liquidity and Responses to Covid-19
Low yields in 2020 and the Search for Higher Yields
Five Financial Trends That Impact Liquidity
The Impact on Law Firms
Part 2A: Law Firms as a Business
Profit vs Pro Bono
Law Firm Business Models: Partnerships, LLPs, ABS, Swiss Verein and Public Company
How Do Law Firms Make Money?
Fixed Fees and Conditional Fee Arrangements
Law Firm Financial Metrics: Utilisation, Realisation, Leverage and Price
Profit and Profit Per Equity Partner
Appendix - Using Companies House To Research A Law Firm
Part 2B: Cybersecurity in Law Firms
The Real World Impact of Cybercrime : Who is Affected and What are the Implications?
Distributed Denial Of Service Attack (DDOS)
Spear Phishing, Trojan Horses and its Impact on Law Firms
Man-In-The-Middle Attacks and Ransomware
Humans and Cybersecurity
Part 3A: EBITDA And Financial Metrics
An Introduction to the Efficient Market Hypothesis
Passive and Active Investing Compared
Fundamental and Technical Analysis
A Guide to EBITDA
P/E and P/B Ratios
Dividend Discount Model
Part 3B: Reading Financial Statements
What are Financial Statements?
Case Study: Sky's Financial Statements - Part 1
Case Study: The Income Statement - Part 2
Case Study: The Cash Flow Statement - Part 3
Part 4A: Practice Areas - Financial Crime
Money Laundering - and the Role of Law Firms
Ponzi Schemes - and the Role of Law Firms
Insider Trading - and the Role of Law Firms
Rogue Trading - and the Role of Law Firms
Sanctions - and the Role of Law Firms
White Collar Crime Litigation - Some Procedural Elements
Part 4B: Practice Areas - Project Finance
What is Project Finance?
How Do Lenders Get Repaid by the Project?
Project Finance History
Who are the Key Players in Project Finance?
What is the Project Finance Timeline?
Why Do Project Finance as an Investor?
Part 4C: Practice Area - Tax
Tax Evasion versus Tax Avoidance
How Are Taxes Actually Paid?
How Are These Taxes Charged?
Taxes, Duties and Tariffs
What Are The Major Taxes In The UK?
Capital Gains Tax
Inheritance Tax UK
Value Added Tax
Base Erosion Profit Shifting (BEPS)
Part 4D: Practice Area - Insurance
What Is Insurance?
A Classic Insurance Example
Systemic Risk - Why COVID Is A Problem?
Moral Hazard and Adverse Selection
Types of Insurance
How Do Insurance Companies Get Paid and Where Do Insurers Invest?
Part 4E: Practice Areas - Pensions
What is a pension?
How does the pension get paid for?
Types of Pensions
Defined Benefit Pensions
Defined Contribution Pensions
How Do Pension Funds Invest?
Part 4F: Practice Areas - Real Estate Investing
Why Invest In Real Estate?
Income Provision and Inflation Protection
Why Does The Return On Equity Matter?
How To Invest In Real Estate?
Real Estate Investment Trusts
Real Estate Crowdfunding
Part 5A: Commercial Awareness Series: The US-China Trade War
Section 1: Introduction
What are the most important events in the trade war so far?
US-China Trade War - Updates!
September 2018 - September 2019 Trade War Updates
Section 2: Why is the US imposing tariffs on China?
Do tariffs work? Example: The rubber chicken trade wars
China's outbound investment regime
What are the other reasons for the tariffs?
Section 3: The Impact of the US-China trade war on businesses - 2018
The Impact of the US-China Trade War on sectors - 2019
Consumer goods and retailers
Section 4: How has the trade war impacted major economies? - 2019
Section 5: Interview Question - Who is winning the US-China trade war?
Section 6: Impact on law firms
Part 5C: Commercial Awareness Series: Sovereign Wealth Funds - With Matthew Dow
What Investments Do These Sovereign Wealth Funds Make?
History of Sovereign Wealth Funds
Why Have A Sovereign Wealth Fund?
Part 5D: Commercial Awareness Series: ESG and Impact Investing - With Matthew Dow
Not Just ESG
How Did We Get Here?
Demographic and technology ESG developments
A Word on Ethics And Measurement
Diversification and Best In Class
Data and ESG Disclosure
What is ESG All About?
Does One Size Fit All?
Does ESG Work?
Part 5E: Commercial Awareness Series: The General Data Protection Regulation
Background to the GDPR
What Legislation did the GDPR replace?
What Exactly Is GDPR?
What Does GDPR Do For You And Me?
How Does GDPR Get Enforced In The UK?
Lawful Purpose and GDPR Principles
What Are My Rights Under The GDPR?
What Are The Responsibilities Of The Data Controller?
Data Protection Officer
Brexit And GDPR
Impact Of GDPR
Crime And Punishment
Part 5F: Commercial Awareness Series: Recessions and Financial Crises - With Matthew Dow
Defining a Recession
Bear Markets and Depressions
Recession and Recovery
What Measures Do Governments Take Following Recessions
Criticisms of Government Spending during Recessions
Inflation and Public Spending
Monetary Policy Criticisms
Criticism of Quantitative Easing
Regulation and Legal Ramifications Of Recessions
How Do Investors Act During Recessions
Part 5F: Commercial Awareness Series: Financial Crises and a Few Lessons From History - With Matthew Dow
The Wall Street Crash
The Great Depression
Savings & Loans Crisis
Japan's Lost Decade
The Asian Crisis
The Dotcom Bubble
The Great Financial Crisis (2007-2009)
Money Laundering - and the Role of Law Firms
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