Video tutorials – key players

Why hedge funds can be good news

Video tutorial: why hedge funds can be good news

Hedge funds perform a valuable service by weeding out overvalued shares. In this video, Ed Bowsher explains some of the things they look for when they’re hunting for shares to short.

What do City analysts actually do?

Video tutorial: What do City analysts actually do?

Ed Bowsher looks at the role of City analysts and reveals when you should listen to them, and when you should ignore them.

What is private equity?

Video tutorial: What is private equity?

Firms seeking new capital will often turn to private equity to get it. Tim Bennett explains why, and also why the industry has taken such a battering in recent years.

What are interdealer brokers?

The Libor fixing scandal has shone a spotlight on the shadowy world of interdealer brokers. Tim Bennett explains who they are and what they do.

What is a hedge fund?

Video tutorial - hedge funds

Tim Bennett looks at the secretive world of hedge funds, and explains what they are and how they aim to make money.

What are market makers?

Video tutorial: What are market makers?

Tim Bennett explains ‘market makers’ – what they are and what they do, plus some traps to avoid falling into when dealing with them.

What is a clearing house?

Video tutorial: What is a clearing house?

Clearing houses play in important role in the financial markets. But what exactly are they and what do they do? Tim Bennett explains.

What was the big bang?

Video tutorial: What was the big bang?

25 years ago, the Big Bang changed the way we trade shares in the UK completely. Tim Bennett explains how the decision back in 1986 sculpted our market dilemmas of today.

What is a stock exchange?

Video tutorial: What is a stock exchange?

Why stock exchanges exist – what they are for, and how they affect your investing life.

Do we need ratings agencies?

Video tutorial: Do we need ratings agencies?

Tim Bennett takes a look at ratings agencies: who they are, what they do, and what the alternatives are.

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