Basset & Gold Academy

The Basset & Gold lecture series is produced in association with Professor Pilbeam of International Economics and Finance at City, University of London; and Professor Amir Alizadeh-Masoodian, Professor of Shipping Economics & Finance Cass Business School.

These esteemed academics have put together a highly informative and engaging series of lectures taking us through the world of finance, providing a comprehensive introduction to financial markets, institutions and instruments that constitute global finance. The series is readily understandable for students of finance and those wanting to understand the workings of the modern financial world.

Financial Intermediation and Financial Markets

15:11

Professor Pilbeam a Professor of International Economics and Finance at City, University of London, gives a talk on Financial Intermediation and Financial Markets. It begins by introducing the language of finance, describing the structure of financial markets and detailing the roles played by financial intermediaries.

The Growth of Financial Markets

15:40

Professor Amir Alizadeh-Masoodian provides a lecture on the growth of global financial markets, providing historical context to the relatively fast pace development over the last 40 years, covering contributory factors including: globalisation, trade, technology, regulation, and innovation.

Monetary Policy and Interest Rates (Part 1)

17:07

Professor Pilbeam a Professor of International Economics and Finance at City, University of London, discusses how expansionary and contractionary monetary policies affect interest rates and aggregate demand. Particular focus is given to the structure of interest rates, the inverse relationship between the price of bills and the short terms of interest rate, as well as the effects of contractionary monetary policy.

Time Value of Money

14:35

Professor Amir Alizadeh-Masoodian of the Cass Business school defines what an investment is and the nature of the future time period commitment, then proceeds to explain the classification of assets, the concept of present value and future value, as well as risk and present value, and concludes with the explaining the nature of inflation and the various types of interest rate employed.

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