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Starting in the '80s, banks have become huge financial supermarkets offering a wide range of different services and products. Employees in these large banks have developed specialized expertise in the area in which they decide to make a career. Along with rapid developments in information technology this has resulted in large IT departments staffed by people without any particular financial and banking education.
For example: How was it possible that the 1929 financial crisis was repeated by the 2008 credit crisis? The outrage and confusion illustrates the knowledge gap of understanding what banks do, what happens on financial markets and what is needed to prevent a derailment of the financial sector.
Since 2005, I train people in the financial sector. To bridge the basic knowledge gap with an easy accessible tool, I have created a 3 hour video E-training at Udemy.
The topics covered by this training are for example:
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|Section 1: Introduction and Structure|
After reading this booklet you will understand the fundamentals of the banking industry. Also it supports participants of my other training programmes and workshops.
|Section 2: The Functions of money|
The 4 functions of money explainedPreview
This short video explains the three different types of money and who can create money. Also you will learn about the money multiplier and liquidity reserve. Source of this video: http://positivemoney.org/videos/
Video Money FunctionsPreview
Conditions for Accepting money - The Central Bank
ECB Inflation and Deflation
|Section 3: Bank Core Activities|
Introduction Bank Core ActivitiesPreview
Core Activity Transformation
Core Activity: Intermediation
Core Activity: Payments
This short video gives you an overview of the payment process. You will learn about the role of Central Banks and how banks settle payments. Source of this video: http://positivemoney.org/videos/
This video gives an example of credit card payment. This video is created by the Kahn Academy (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPxQQNyCxas)
Core Activity: Proprietary Trading
Bank Income sources
|Section 4: Bank Types|
Introduction to Bank TypesPreview
Intermezzo: Investment Banker Image 1986
Intermezzo: Film Investment Banker Image 2011
Commercial Banks - Too Big to Fail (System Banks)
Shadow Banks and Other Financial Institutions (OFI)
Bank of International Settlements (BIS)Preview
|Section 5: Introduction Financial Markets|
FINANCIAL MARKETS INTRODUCTIONPreview
Program Financial Markets SectionPreview
Fiancial Markets Activities: Supply and Demand of Capital
Financial Markets Product Category: Supply and Demand of Foreign Currencies
Fiancial Markets Activities: Supply and Demand of Risk by Derivatives
Trade Motivations on Financial Markets by Banks
The Dealing Room: What Happens and Why one Big Room?
The Financial Markets Trading Place: Exchanges and Over-The-Counter
In this film you will learn about the history of the first public financial trading: The Amsterdam Stock Exchange. It illustrates the development and future of trading..
Summary Financial Markets
|Section 6: Final: Download of e-book pdf version: Understand Banks & Financial Markets|
|Lecture 36||42 pages|
|This e-book gives you a simple and structured overview of the banking sector and financial markets. This e-book contains links to useful short video's, content and other tools.|
Finance is no Rocket Science
I'm passionate about training. My ambition is to take away the curtain of complexity to make finance understandable for you.
Since 2005 I have trained hundreds of participants working in the finance sector about Financial Markets and Products, Banking Fundamentals, Risk Management, Asset & Liability Management and Business Economics Fundamentals.. .