Finance Focused

Finance Focused

By Finance Focused
A new podcast series to help students and working professionals break down what's happening in the financial world.

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Assessing the Impact of Stock Buybacks
This article looks to objectively assess the effect of companies’ share repurchase programmes in America. Is it right for companies to spend so much spare cash on shareholders? Can they not use it better? What other ways can they use it? How effective really are buybacks for the economy? These are some of the issues this article aims to shed some light on. Sign up to our free weekly newsletter here: www.finfoc.com/newsletter.
10:37
August 1, 2020
A Beginner’s Guide to the Vulture Fund
Sourcing huge returns on investments during an economic recession may appear paradoxical at face value. Particularly pertinent to now, one would assume that a depression would result in most investments experiencing a similar decline. However, this article explains how exactly vulture funds thrive in such an environment. Analysing the various tactics employed by such funds, this article explores quintessential vulture fund activity whilst reconciling the ethical dimension of this notorious type of investing. Sign up to our free weekly newsletter here: www.finfoc.com/newsletter.
09:07
July 29, 2020
Professional Industry Insight, Episode 5 - James Ferguson (Founding Partner of MacroStrategy)
This episode will cover: 1.  An overview of a 30 year career within finance 2.  Advice for people looking to join the financial sector 3.  The future of finance 4.  How to know if finance is the career for you 5.  The transition from university to work, and the pitfalls to avoid Sign up to our free weekly newsletter: www.finfoc.com/newsletter
51:09
July 27, 2020
Hong Kong Security Law - A Threat or Opporunity for Local Markets?
Hong Kong’s status as Asia’s main financial hub is under scrutiny following the imposition of a national security law by Xi Jinping’s Chinese Communist Party. The national security law highlights the beginning of authoritarian pressure that is menacing the independence of Hong Kong’s financial system. This article seeks to deconstruct the opportunities and threats local markets are facing in light of this sweeping security law - What does the future hold for Hong Kong? Sign up to our free weekly newsletter here: www.finfoc.com/newsletter
10:43
July 20, 2020
Portfolio Diversification- “Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Basket”
Coined by Cervantes in Don Quixote, academically formalised by Markowitz in Portfolio Selection and recently popularised by the show Love Island - the idea, “Don’t Put All your Eggs in One Basket,” has endured the test of time – and for good reason.This article explores the concept technically understood by professional and retail investors alike as ‘portfolio diversification.’ Sign up to our free weekly newsletter to keep up with all that is happening in the financial world: www.finfoc.com/newsletter.
08:56
July 19, 2020
What does the future hold for cross-border M&A?
Due to an increase in Protectionism and regulatory scrutiny, Cross border M&A activity has plummeted in recent years, falling by 25% in 2019 and a further 50% in Q1 2020. In this article, we delve into the key drivers behind this trend, how Covid-19 is accelerating this trend and what holds for the future of this type of deal. Sign up to our free weekly newsletter to keep up with all that is happening in the financial world: www.finfoc.com/newsletter.
09:37
July 19, 2020
Coronavirus VS. The S&P 500 Bull
Following the initial outbreak of coronavirus in the US, the S&P 500’s rally and its strong message of optimism represented a large contradiction with the negative economic outlook. This article explores the reasons behind this surprisingly bullish market, and considers the future performance of this index given the economic and political uncertainties the US is set to face. Sign up to our free weekly newsletter to keep up with all that is happening in the financial world: www.finfoc.com/newsletter. 
12:23
July 16, 2020
A Phase-By-Phase Analysis of an M&A Deal
A detailed overview of the process of an M&A transaction alongside contextualised case studies and reasons for successes and failures. Here's a link: https://finfoc.com/2020/07/a-phase-by-phase-analysis-of-an-ma-deal. Sign up to our free weekly newsletter to keep up with the financial world: https://finfoc.com/newsletter.
08:08
July 15, 2020
Professional Industry Insight, Episode 4 - Kwabena Oteng (Private Wealth Management)
Each weekend Finance Focused has the aim of inviting a working professional in order to share their tips for breaking into the sector. Today we are joined by Kwabena Oteng who is currently a Vice-President within Private Wealth Management at JP Morgan. I hope you guys enjoy it!
28:45
July 4, 2020
Finance Focused Briefing Podcast, June 24th, 2020
A new podcast series to help students and working professionals breakdown the events in the financial world. Visit our website: www.finfoc.com. A link to relevant petitions, donation pages, articles etc. surrounding the BLM movement: https://linktr.ee/kduah_ Shout out to @stockpitches check out their instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stockpitches/ The sources used for today's podcast are as follows: https://www.ft.com/content/4fd04fd9-7209-4b7c-97a1-97466f226159 https://www.ft.com/content/7d79f753-a274-4829-9a7d-7735a36c5d9e https://www.ft.com/content/9ad8c9c0-7610-4c71-8b51-5a7a1be6486c
05:47
June 25, 2020
Finance Focused Briefing Podcast, June 20th, 2020
A new podcast series to help students and working professionals breakdown the events in the financial world. Visit our website: www.finfoc.com. A link to relevant petitions, donation pages, articles etc. surrounding the BLM movement: https://linktr.ee/kduah_ Shout out to @stockpitches check out their instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stockpitches/ The sources used for today's podcast are as follows: https://www.ft.com/content/0ce01518-4b67-4a7d-b435-93386f7ea874 https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgxwHNqMgTwShnDQjLcqxTGczwJGV https://www.ft.com/content/1e753e2b-f576-4f32-aa19-d240be26e773 https://www.collercapital.com/about-secondaries
06:00
June 20, 2020
Finance Focused Briefing Podcast, June 17th, 2020
A new podcast series to help students and working professionals breakdown the events in the financial world. Visit our website: www.finfoc.com. A link to relevant petitions, donation pages, articles etc. surrounding the BLM movement: https://linktr.ee/kduah_ Shout out to @stockpitches for the stock pick today, check out their instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stockpitches/ The sources used for today's podcast are as follows: https://www.ft.com/content/c2e92d75-7e39-49be-9cf3-6f7a5df6cf2b https://www.ft.com/content/ffccbf16-90dc-4c2a-a4f7-0c5c373bccd6 https://www.ft.com/content/dc25d047-e72a-4019-96ae-62113b84db4b https://www.instagram.com/stockpitches/
05:38
June 17, 2020
Finance Focused Briefing Podcast, June 15th, 2020
A new podcast series to help students and working professionals breakdown the events in the financial world. Visit our website: www.finfoc.com. A link to relevant petitions, donation pages, articles etc. surrounding the BLM movement: https://linktr.ee/kduah_ Vision Fund: https://visionfund.com/uk/portfolio The sources used for today's podcast are as follows: https://www.ft.com/content/54c545aa-01b5-4e95-8adc-e680f5d82be1 https://www.ft.com/content/6995af3b-5f66-4e1b-9143-1e9daccfc9b4 https://www.ft.com/content/cf0b0198-e7e0-4215-a43d-746dfb2a94c7 https://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/callablebond.asp
05:23
June 15, 2020
Finance Focused Briefing Podcast, June 13th, 2020
A new podcast series to help students and working professionals breakdown the events in the financial world. Visit our website: www.finfoc.com. A link to relevant petitions, donation pages, articles etc. surrounding the BLM movement: https://linktr.ee/kduah_ The sources used for today's podcast are as follows: https://www.ft.com/content/f25dc58b-32c9-499d-af66-f677f20c53a2 https://www.ft.com/content/6b0f4c3b-2180-4892-8144-f3f403d983ce https://www.ft.com/content/1d247a4c-349c-4780-9a5e-9464f4d17e2c https://www.investopedia.com/terms/f/fundsoffunds.asp#:~:text=A%20fund%20of%20funds%20(FOF)%E2%80%94also%20known%20as%20a,and%20other%20types%20of%20securities.
05:10
June 13, 2020
Finance Focused Briefing Podcast, June 10th, 2020
A new podcast series to help students and working professionals breakdown the events in the financial world. Visit our website: www.finfoc.com. A link to relevant petitions, donation pages, articles etc. surrounding the BLM movement: https://linktr.ee/kduah_ The sources used for today's podcast are as follows: https://www.ft.com/content/b592847a-2061-4460-8aa5-3b22a2153210 https://www.ft.com/content/a51e029b-e439-4b7d-a5c0-93fe3d0c9ec0 https://www.ft.com/content/4a0b57ea-e5e7-4bd9-9077-91808ef5005e https://www.investopedia.com/terms/e/equitycapitalmarket.asp
05:25
June 10, 2020
Finance Focused Briefing Podcast, June 8th, 2020
A new podcast series to help students and working professionals breakdown the events in the financial world. Visit our website: www.finfoc.com. A link to relevant petitions, donation pages, articles etc. surrounding the BLM movement: https://linktr.ee/kduah_ The sources used for today's podcast are as follows: https://www.ft.com/content/6825366f-92db-4473-b5b2-cacda032d8ee https://www.ft.com/content/8a551c37-2de8-446b-a8b8-d4a61d33ef73 https://www.ft.com/content/16f469a5-c478-4f82-97ce-025f0eb006ff https://www.investopedia.com/terms/i/infrastructure.asp
06:13
June 8, 2020
Finance Focused Professional Industry Insight Podcast, Episode 3 - Damel Lambert-Powell (Technology - Software Engineering)
Each weekend Finance Focused has the aim of inviting a working professional in order to share their tips for breaking into the sector. Today we are joined by Damel Lambert-Powell currently a software engineer at Bloomberg. I hope you guys enjoy it!
19:38
June 6, 2020
Finance Focused Briefing Podcast, May 29th, 2020
A new daily podcast series to help students and working professionals breakdown the events in the financial world. Visit our website: www.finfoc.com. The sources used for today's podcast are as follows: https://www.ft.com/content/6f931733-3d51-4730-9b5a-78c3d152415f https://www.ft.com/content/c8f86c52-9d9f-456a-9192-1e95ada139fe https://www.ft.com/content/9c99411c-07ab-11ea-a984-fbbacad9e7dd https://anchor.fm/rohan-regmi/episodes/Finance-Focused-Investing-For-Beginners-Podcast--Episode-1---Stocks-and-Shares-ISA-edr917 https://freetrade.io/
06:38
May 29, 2020
Finance Focused Briefing Podcast, May 28th, 2020
A new daily podcast series to help students and working professionals breakdown the events in the financial world. Visit our website: www.finfoc.com. The sources used for today's podcast are as follows: https://www.ft.com/content/acae19a5-4ea3-42ba-ba20-6b93ca1a51e5 https://www.ft.com/content/9340161e-3fbd-4eeb-8876-c730d95a4e20 https://www.ft.com/content/cb3088be-b82b-4bdb-9fc6-a0ccf14476b0 https://corporatefinanceinstitute.com/resources/careers/jobs/role-of-investor-relations-ir/
05:43
May 28, 2020
Finance Focused Briefing Podcast, May 27th, 2020
A new daily podcast series to help students and working professionals breakdown the events in the financial world. Visit our website: www.finfoc.com. The sources used for today's podcast are as follows: https://www.ft.com/content/c405fe29-9e78-4ade-9ee5-1f890911bdb3 https://www.ft.com/content/e856d515-a41e-4331-8f3d-9f474cf90aed https://www.ft.com/content/7557514b-187f-4f61-8c11-b7a623f64eda https://pitchbook.com/blog/what-is-private-debt
05:22
May 27, 2020
Finance Focused Briefing Podcast, May 26th, 2020
A new daily podcast series to help students and working professionals breakdown the events in the financial world. Visit our website: www.finfoc.com. The sources used for today's podcast are as follows: https://www.ft.com/content/e2ec8421-6ee4-4d59-8052-4580a3337bc2 https://www.ft.com/content/af1a9670-cec7-41df-8444-e2015859d3e1 https://www.ft.com/content/f467f3c1-886e-4543-b35e-52058651d67c https://www.investopedia.com/terms/r/reit.asp
05:42
May 26, 2020
Finance Focused Briefing Podcast, May 25th, 2020
A new daily podcast series to help students and working professionals breakdown the events in the financial world. Visit our website: www.finfoc.com. The sources used for today's podcast are as follows: https://www.ft.com/content/66164bbc-40c7-4d91-a318-a0b4dbe4193e https://www.ft.com/content/1c9c9b08-f993-40ed-94d4-9f3f2da45433 https://www.ft.com/content/d706e6a1-08bf-4755-a75b-510f8fd4b2ac http://www.streetofwalls.com/finance-training-courses/quantitative-hedge-fund-training/quant-trading-strategies/
05:52
May 25, 2020
Finance Focused Professional Industry Insight Podcast, Episode 2 - Andrew O'Flaherty (Equity Research)
Every Sunday Finance Focused has the aim of inviting a working professional in order to share their tips for breaking into the sector. Today we are joined by Andrew O'Flaherty currently an equity research associate at Credit Suisse. I hope you guys enjoy it!
40:56
May 24, 2020
Finance Focused Daily Podcast, May 22nd, 2020
A new daily podcast series to help students and working professionals breakdown the events in the financial world. Visit our website: www.finfoc.com. The sources used for today's podcast are as follows: https://www.ft.com/content/f5339e6b-9bb4-48dd-8aad-aadd5f6f0d4f https://www.ft.com/content/792a825c-e91a-4ea0-8a00-4061c455795d https://www.ft.com/content/27b2b3e6-5bb2-448c-9bf2-f7d796787bbc https://www.investopedia.com/terms/f/forwardcontract.asp
06:49
May 22, 2020
Finance Focused Daily Podcast, May 21st, 2020
A new daily podcast series to help students and working professionals breakdown the events in the financial world. Visit our website: www.finfoc.com. The sources used for today's podcast are as follows: https://www.ft.com/content/5897d40b-ea7f-46fa-b9f6-cf3ace82df60 https://www.ft.com/content/b8943518-4c58-4250-a5c7-dff0ee24a5d0 https://www.ft.com/content/0e516d9c-f3a2-46da-b6a1-72bd5de61784 https://www.investopedia.com/articles/optioninvestor/07/swaps.asp
06:09
May 21, 2020
Finance Focused Daily Podcast, May 20th, 2020
A new daily podcast series to help students and working professionals breakdown the events in the financial world. Visit our website: www.finfoc.com. The sources used for today's podcast are as follows: https://www.ft.com/content/125f0760-16db-475f-be18-ee13ccd39fb0 https://www.ft.com/content/061c8bcf-4b60-4e71-9812-0495e9c18814 https://www.ft.com/content/ff9bb0d0-3d7f-42ec-ba7b-8119f0bc13e8 https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/060215/what-difference-between-derivatives-and-swaps.asp
04:47
May 20, 2020
Finance Focused Daily Podcast, May 19th, 2020
A new daily podcast series to help students and working professionals breakdown the events in the financial world. Visit our website: www.finfoc.com. The sources used for today's podcast are as follows: https://www.ft.com/content/5f87ed0a-bdf1-4101-a082-d15fe673c054 https://www.ft.com/content/46641ba1-fd7d-4718-8f17-262881bf31ef https://www.ft.com/content/75a7a30e-cf97-4ec2-b5a5-7e04ae7ac2a3 https://www.investopedia.com/terms/e/eventdriven.asp
05:17
May 19, 2020
Finance Focused Daily Podcast, May 18th, 2020
A new daily podcast series to help students and working professionals breakdown the events in the financial world. Visit our website: www.finfoc.com. The sources used for today's podcast are as follows: https://www.ft.com/content/2ed602f1-ed11-4221-8d0b-ef85018c96ea https://www.ft.com/content/5cb71f75-cc6e-4ed5-9106-29bd33099fa3 https://www.ft.com/content/f8945819-47dc-4efb-ae71-a9ed9de1a9b9 https://www.investopedia.com/terms/a/arbitrage.asp
05:41
May 18, 2020
Finance Focused Daily Podcast, May 15th, 2020
A new daily podcast series to help students and working professionals breakdown the events in the financial world. Visit our website: www.finfoc.com. The sources used for today's podcast are as follows: https://www.ft.com/content/0ab3d20a-72d3-4956-8416-6885eca0b7e9 https://www.ft.com/content/fc7a412a-6c61-4702-b618-4bd972122701 https://www.ft.com/content/7dd0dd44-1614-475e-b272-c5dd4c206582 https://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/convertiblebond.asp
05:19
May 15, 2020
Finance Focused Daily Podcast, May 14th, 2020
A new daily podcast series to help students and working professionals breakdown the events in the financial world. Visit our website: www.finfoc.com. The sources used for today's podcast are as follows: https://www.ft.com/content/7162c5a8-e12e-48d6-bb71-aa0079d2390d https://www.ft.com/content/ea63c5da-7b6d-4de9-bba1-0342a20c230b https://www.ft.com/content/9b38a117-c50d-4347-bc9d-74dcc0705005 https://www.ft.com/content/51d32286-5264-4c93-80c3-3d0b0fd4558a https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/052015/what-main-business-model-insurance-companies.asp https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/bridgeloan.asp
04:56
May 14, 2020
Finance Focused Daily Podcast, May 13th, 2020
A new daily podcast series to help students and working professionals breakdown the events in the financial world. Visit our website: www.finfoc.com. The sources used for today's podcast are as follows: https://www.ft.com/content/e7641683-01c8-41a6-bd6a-f7d3b8b991fb https://www.ft.com/content/4c279e4c-05af-4c59-be90-48bf3228c92f https://www.ft.com/content/3a680c26-2e45-4204-b472-4747ebe2e5da https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/031015/how-are-mezzanine-loans-structured.asp https://www.growthbusiness.co.uk/mezzanine-finance-useful-2550352/
05:50
May 13, 2020
Finance Focused Daily Podcast, May 12th, 2020
A new daily podcast series to help students and working professionals breakdown the events in the financial world. Visit our website: www.finfoc.com. The sources used for today's podcast are as follows: https://www.ft.com/content/206b9ee8-91be-4751-84cf-9295b49f15a6 https://www.ft.com/content/b5d7c912-a7c1-42bc-9282-92ec438e8a0b https://www.ft.com/content/8813613e-c847-4d31-aa09-94e3268ea718 https://www.investopedia.com/terms/p/preferredstock.asp https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-leveraged-buyout-lbo http://www.streetofwalls.com/articles/private-equity/learn-the-basics/lbo-candidate/
06:16
May 12, 2020
Finance Focused Daily Podcast, May 11th, 2020
A new daily podcast series to help students and working professionals breakdown the events in the financial world. Visit our website: www.finfoc.com. The sources used for today's podcast are as follows: https://www.ft.com/content/6134a049-0daa-427f-9ce4-ec26ff22826d https://www.ft.com/content/3eb3a34e-8477-47bf-921c-6d36ce418790
05:37
May 11, 2020
Finance Focused Professional Industry Insight Podcast, Episode 1 - Kamran Miah
Every Sunday Finance Focused has the aim of inviting a working professional in order to share their tips for breaking into the sector. Today we have Kamran Miah formerly at JP Morgan and now an Investment Manager at Sarasin & Partners. I hope you guys enjoy!
27:56
May 10, 2020
Finance Focused Investing For Beginners Podcast, Episode 1 - Stocks and Shares ISA
We want to help introduce you guys to investing in a short and concise way. The first episode consists of us breaking down the 'Stocks and Shares ISA'. Disclaimer can be found at the end of the podcast. Here are the links mentioned in the podcast: https://www.moneyboxapp.com/ https://www.vanguardinvestor.co.uk/investing-explained/stocks-shares-isa?cmpgn=PS0220UKBABSI0001EN&gclid=CjwKCAjwqdn1BRBREiwAEbZcRwgasegMOqPT9L9I9WWVIFbE7IezbNR2mzNKCZIdtfbmOhNDNd2jBhoCGDAQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds https://www.nutmeg.com/ https://tickr.co.uk/ https://www.hl.co.uk/ https://www.legalandgeneral.com/investments/isas/ https://www.youinvest.co.uk/isa
05:38
May 9, 2020
Finance Focused Daily Podcast, May 8th, 2020
A new daily podcast series to help students and working professionals breakdown the events in the financial world. Visit our website: www.finfoc.com. The sources used for today's podcast are as follows: https://www.ft.com/content/c1ef73e0-4b49-4357-bc45-a05b7f0b865a https://www.ft.com/content/15aa4ce4-8a0d-46dc-a461-aa60207031d6 https://www.ft.com/content/20cb86bf-f5fb-4d81-9825-564b36b52cc6 https://www.ft.com/content/42328c4a-3e35-4d3a-bc94-7ee77acda8ff https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15198789
04:37
May 8, 2020
Finance Focused Daily Podcast, May 7th, 2020
A new daily podcast series to help students and working professionals breakdown the events in the financial world. Visit our website: www.finfoc.com. The sources used for today's podcast are as follows: https://www.ft.com/content/1136d9bb-a018-4e77-8d78-4c9d00a54bfa https://www.ft.com/content/0d3041cb-887d-4bb6-8dd0-3326131b7691 https://www.ft.com/content/ef7890c3-3b75-4c5f-ba7b-f998b0cd366c https://www.ft.com/content/5312c821-8163-454a-ab9d-027eef097480
04:34
May 7, 2020
Finance Focused Daily Podcast, May 6th, 2020
A new daily podcast series to help students and working professionals breakdown the events in the financial world. Visit our website: www.finfoc.com. The sources used for today's podcast are as follows: https://www.ft.com/content/70b86cde-177b-4269-9657-daab6a60a9a5 https://www.ft.com/content/5b871e28-9594-4acd-811e-ab1ba305fa5a https://www.ft.com/content/ab3a441b-8f73-40ac-833c-5f0eba649d92 https://www.ft.com/content/3c39938c-72b5-4318-92fa-961720a89c12 https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/24/revolut-raises-500-million-at-5-5-billion-valuation/
04:55
May 6, 2020
Finance Focused Daily Podcast, May 5th, 2020
A new daily podcast series to help students and working professionals breakdown the events in the financial world. Visit our website: www.finfoc.com. The sources used for today's podcast are as follows: https://www.ft.com/content/a1beda5e-5c2d-429e-a095-27728ed2d72b https://www.ft.com/content/fcb639ad-60db-46a8-a163-23e946e2a494 https://www.ft.com/content/8d672ee1-5872-4d50-ab4e-4d503832af27 https://www.ft.com/content/ecd9c6d5-6c42-4aa2-ae00-b741efd5af67
04:14
May 5, 2020
Finance Focused Daily Podcast, May 4th, 2020
A new daily podcast series to help students and working professionals breakdown the events in the financial world. Visit our website: www.finfoc.com. The sources used for today's podcast are as follows: https://www.ft.com/content/090d7a77-db0b-4dc9-86d7-fadf28ab7e5c https://www.ft.com/content/11593fc2-918a-4348-ad72-309bfd530edf https://www.ft.com/content/bf249679-728c-4771-8aac-8f27f5b827e2 https://www.ft.com/content/1a938f1f-2343-4ed1-b146-23d1ffc971dd
03:59
May 4, 2020
Finance Focused Daily Podcast, May 3rd, 2020
A new daily podcast series to help students and working professionals breakdown the events in the financial world. Visit our website: www.finfoc.com. The sources used for today's podcast are as follows: https://www.ft.com/content/5cce6cb1-4e19-4101-a874-8b8ca04ae548 https://www.alvarezandmarsal.com/insights/every-major-non-food-retailer-operating-negative-cashflow https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/black-swan-fund-universa-investments-4000-percent-return-hedging-coronavirus-2020-4-1029076165 https://www.ft.com/content/602c45e1-219c-49b2-ab17-9b47791fd038 https://www.ft.com/content/63d5c916-03d9-4a99-85a5-fc0f5b6477de
04:20
May 3, 2020
Finance Focused Podcast Introduction
A new daily podcast series to help students and working professionals breakdown the events in the financial world. Find out what we have in store on this podcast introduction and to see some of our articles visit: www.finfoc.com.
01:26
May 3, 2020