Category - Video Lessons

1. Bonds and coupons

Finance the economy and get paid for it!

When you buy a bond, you behave like a bank. Investors can invest in securities issued by a company, a sovereign state, a public body, an international organization...

2. Senior (unsubordinated) bonds

Would you like to be the first or the last in the line to get your money back?

Not all bonds are the same. Some bonds (senior) have a sort of priority compared to others (subordinated), and this is important when things go bad for the issuer of the...

3. Subordinated bonds

So you are ready to take more risk to earn more money...

Some aggressive investors might want to buy subordinated bonds, which carry higher coupons but expose you to higher risks. Both the coupons and the capital are at risk...

5. Introduction to Funds, ETFs and Certificates

Stop doing it yourself: Funds and ETFs are the professional way to manage your money.

If you understand the risk of “do it yourself” in investments, you should choose to invest in funds managed by an Asset Management company. They will charge you for the...

6. The world of ETFs

There are so many, just pick your own!

ETFs offer the same benefits of mutual funds (high diversification, segregation of assets) but lack the active management of the investment portfolio: fees will be lower...

7. Asset Management Companies

Make an informed choice: you can rely on MIFID2.

Investing in mutual funds managed by an asset management company (AMC) is safe to the extent that the financial assets of the funds are segregated from those of the AMC...

8. Funds, ETFs and SICAVs: what’s in common?

They are all professionally managed investments, but they are not the same.

Funds, ETFs and SICAVs are all ways to invest your money with a professional manager, with segregated assets and a custodian bank. But there are also some important...

9. Mutual Funds and SICAVs: what’s in common?

Very much, but there is a subtle regulatory difference.

Mario and Giovanna are now getting into the details, and will find out that mutual funds and Sicavs are not the same. When investing in funds, they buy the shares of the...

10. Introduction to Certificates

Getting sophisticated… even betting against the market!

Certificates are sophisticated financial instruments that incorporate a derivative trade and allow investors to bet on, or against, (take long or short exposure) any...