Quants: The Alchemists of Wall Street

Quants are the Mathematicians and computer programmers who specialise in the application of mathematical and statistical methods solve Financial and Risk Management problems that occur on Wall Street Trading Floors.  This effectively means that they are maths wizards and computer programmers who build financial products to trade using computers on Wall Street.  Quants have accepted …

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Financial Documentary on the Middle East’s Alternative Financial System

Islamic Banking operates slightly different from the western world as all loans, banking or banking activity need to be consistent with the principles of sharia and Islamic economics. Throughout the banking world, this is known as “Sharia compliant finance”. Islamic Banking or “Sharia Compliant Finance” does not allow the acceptance of interest or fees for …

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The Untouchables on Wall Street ( Financial Documentary)

This Financial Documentary is set in the Middle of May 2013 and marks the five-year anniversary of Lehman Brothers filing for bankruptcy whilst being the beginning of the greatest financial crisis since the 1929 Great Depression.  The Untouchables focuses on why not one Major Wall Street Executive has been prosecuted for fraud due to the sale of mortgages.

Martin Smith tries to answer some of the questions which have been examined during hearings in the House of Financial Services Subcommittee. such as whether the “too big to fail” status really does undermine the government’s ability to prosecute.  This has not been helped by recent comments from the attorney general who whilst speaking to the Senate Judiciary Committee, said that they size of some banks had become a factor in whether they could be prosecuted for their actions.

The Untouchables on Wall Street (Financial Documentary)

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The Stock Market Crash of 1929

The Stock Market Crash of 1929 was the end of a 5 year bull market where the average American had just been introduced to the stock market and just seen the effects of a major bull market.  The public was fascinated, stock-brokers were being treated like royalty and amassing vast fortunes.  That was until the 1929 crash took place.  Some survived, although most did not and were made bankrupt over night.