My Year in Venice, Part 1

By Georgia Nicklin, BSc Finance and Management with the University of Venice at the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School. Georgia is a student at the ICMA Centre studying BSc Finance and Management. The degree is a unique three year experience, where students spend their second year at Ca’ Foscari, University of Venice. As the first…

Are FX swaps and forwards missing global debt? Why the BIS is wrong.

In a fascinating piece of statistical detective work published in the latest BIS Quarterly Review, three of its foremost staff members argue that the use of FX swaps and forwards is hiding a massive quantity of debt because current accounting conventions place it off  balance sheet. They estimate that, in respect of US dollar debt,…

Five Finance Podcasts to Satisfy Your Inner-Geek

If by some miracle you have arrived at this point in your life and haven’t heard the word “podcast”, you might very well be some form of alien creature. Podcasts are simply recorded audio files, like a radio show, but available for you to listen to at any time. Recently, podcasting (at least in America, where I’m…