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TCLA's Introduction to the City Course
Finance and the Capital Markets
How the City works - The Background
Stock Markets and their Participants
The financial markets
Who are the financial intermediaries?
Interview Question: Why is London a leading financial centre?
What is an Initial Public Offering?
Debt finance and equity finance
The Money Markets - With Matthew Dow
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?
Law Firms As A Business - With Matthew Dow
Profit Vs Pro Bono
Alternative Business Structures
How Do Law Firms Make Money?
Fixed Fees and Conditional Fee Arrangements
More On The Metrics
Profit and Profit Per Equity Partner
Appendix - Using Companies House To Research A Law Firm
Liquidity - With Matthew Dow
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
The role of interest rates
Low yields turn on the financial tap
Bonds, liquidity and Covid 19
Responses during Covid-19
Low yields in 2020
Search for higher yield
Share buybacks, leveraged loans and more!
The impact on law firms
EBITDA And Financial Metrics - With Matthew Dow
Efficient Market Hypothesis
Various Forms of the Efficient Market Hypothesis
Why Invest Passively?
Warren Buffet and Value Investing
Drawbacks of Active Investment Strategies
Evaluation of EBITDA
Dividend Discount Model
Reading Financial Statements
What are Financial Statements?
Case Study: Sky's financial statements
The Income Statement
The Cash Flow Statement
Financial Crime - With Matthew Dow
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
Project Finance - With Matthew Dow
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?
Understanding Pensions - With Matthew Dow
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?
The Stock Market, Exchanges, Trading and Clearing Houses - With Matthew Dow
Primary and Secondary Market
The Stock Exchange
Commodities and Derivatives
Who can trade on an exchange?
Big Bangs and Broker Dealers
How Does The Share Price Of A Stock Actually Change?
High Frequency Traders
Clearing, Clearing Houses & Settlement
Settlement Risk and Clearing Houses
Clearing House Guarantee
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
Cybersecurity in law firms
Who is Affected By Cybercrime?
Real World Impact
Distributed Denial Of Service Attack (DDOS)
Dealing with DDOS
More on Botnets
Spear Phishing and Trojan Horses
Spearphishing and Law Firms
Humans and Cybersecurity
Tax - With Matthew Dow
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)
How Are Lawyers Impacted By Tax?
Insurance - With Matthew Dow
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?
Where Do Insurers Invest?
A Word On Insurance Technology
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
Real Estate Investing - With Matthew Dow
What Is Real Estate?
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
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?
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?
Recessions and Financial Crises - 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
Financial Crises: 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)
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