Your guide to financial markets

Commercial Awareness
35 - 40 minutes Intermediate Chris Stoakes
Overview
Understanding the financial markets is crucial if you're after an internship or graduate role in the City. So many of the firms you're applying to will be directly involved in the markets, while others provide consulting services to these firms. Leading expert demystifies key terminology and helps you understand how they work.
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Presenter
Chris Stoakes
Chris Stoakes
Author, Careers expert
Chris Stoakes writes books that help students and young professionals with their careers. His books on the financial markets, how business works and effective business writing help students prepare for interviews and young professionals to hit the ground running and impress their supervisors.
Lessons
1. Understanding the City
Many firms operate in the financial markets, so you need to know about it. Chris gives you his overview to get you started.
3 - 5 minutes
2. A guide to debt and equity
Understand how firms and governments lend and borrow money to fund their activity.
4 - 6 minutes
3. The role of banks
Discover how banks fit into the eco-system and the functions of different types of banking institutions.
2 - 3 minutes
4. What are institutional investors?
Discover the three key types of institutional investors and their role in the financial markets.
3 - 5 minutes
5. Finding your way around the City
How you can work out a company's role in the financial markets and how that help you as you start your career. Chris helps you with some key terminology.
4 - 6 minutes
6. A summary
Run through the key points from the module and get ready for the quiz.
1 - 2 minutes
7. Test your financial market knowledge
Finish the module by testing your knowledge with this short quiz.
2 - 3 minutes
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