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History of Finance

Class 4 | The Depression, FDR’s Bank Act and Financial Regulation

04 November 2020

4:00 PM US ET

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1 CE Credit

  • The banking system was shut down when FDR took office. What did he do?
  • Most of the financial reforms enacted then are largely intact today. What were the theories behind them?
  • How do those theories explain why no one was jailed after the global financial crisis of 2008-2009?
Speaker(s)
Jan van Eck

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Richard Sylla

Professor of Economics, New York University

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History of Finance

Class 5 | FDR and the U.S.’s Biggest Debt Default

11 November 2020

4:00 PM US ET

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1 CE Credit

  • The U.S. today has a large amount of debt. Has it ever defaulted? (Spoiler: yes, it has.)
  • What did the Supreme Court decide?
  • What did FDR say about whether he’d honor its decision if it went against him (it did)?
  • How should we think about today’s high debt levels?
Speaker(s)
Jan van Eck

Chief Executive Officer

Sebastian Edwards

Professor of International Business Economics at UCLA

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Thematic Investing

Livestreaming with Twitch

12 November 2020

8:00 AM US ET

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  • Understanding what livestreaming is
  • Why streaming is crucial to esports’ popularity and development
  • Twitch’s business model and how it is looking to capitalize on the growth of video gaming and esports.
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John Patrick Lee, CFA

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Dominic Cerio

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