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  • What do you need to know about Donald Trump's nominee to oversee US banking? Creative commons image Icon Fed Building: AgnosticPreachersKid / Randal Qaurles image US Treasury handout under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    What do you need to know about Donald Trump's nominee to oversee US banking?

    By Jay L Zagorsky

    Randal Quarles has been nominated by Donald Trump to take over at the US Federal Reserve. But who is Randal Quarles -...

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    02 Aug 2017

  • What do you need to know about Donald Trump's nominee to oversee US banking?

    What do you need to know about Donald Trump's nominee to oversee US banking? Creative commons image Icon Fed Building: AgnosticPreachersKid / Randal Qaurles image US Treasury handout under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Updated 02 Aug 2017
    Randal Quarles has been nominated by Donald Trump to take over at the US Federal Reserve. But who is Randal Quarles - and what might he do at the Fed?
  • What is a boiler room scam, and how can I protect myself? Creative commons image Icon bitchcakesny under cc-by-nc licence under Creative-Commons license

    What is a boiler room scam, and how can I protect myself?

    By Martin Upton

    Boiler rooms involve the aggressive selling of worthless investments to private investors by unauthorised overseas...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    30 Mar 2017

  • What is a boiler room scam, and how can I protect myself?

    What is a boiler room scam, and how can I protect myself? Creative commons image Icon bitchcakesny under cc-by-nc licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Mar 2017
    Boiler rooms involve the aggressive selling of worthless investments to private investors by unauthorised overseas firms.
  • What is shareholder activism? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Ximagination | Dreamstime.com

    What is shareholder activism?

    By Dr Henry Lahr

    Dr Henry Lahr discusses activist investors, who look for underperforming companies where they can buy a...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    19 Oct 2016

  • What is shareholder activism?

    What is shareholder activism? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Ximagination | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Oct 2016
    Dr Henry Lahr discusses activist investors, who look for underperforming companies where they can buy a stake in the business then lobby for...
  • Banking crimes without end Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Artwork by Gary Edwards © The Open University

    Banking crimes without end

    By Prof Steve Tombs

    Has the UK financial sector become the 'serial offender' of corporate crimes with mis-selling of...

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    23 May 2016

  • Banking crimes without end

    Banking crimes without end Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Artwork by Gary Edwards © The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 23 May 2016
    Has the UK financial sector become the 'serial offender' of corporate crimes with mis-selling of products like PPI and pensions? 
  • OpenLearn Live: 4th April 2016 Creative commons image Icon Windell Oskay under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 4th April 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Making sense of the Panama Papers; and the handheld device that changed the way we live - although not straight away....

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    04 Apr 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 4th April 2016

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Apr 2016
    Making sense of the Panama Papers; and the handheld device that changed the way we live - although not straight away. Free learning from across the day.
  • Understanding tax avoidance Creative commons image Icon Images_of_Money under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license

    Understanding tax avoidance

    By Dr Peter Bloom

    How can we reduce tax avoidance, and who is responsible for addressing it? Peter Bloom breaks down a growing...

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    03 Mar 2016

  • Understanding tax avoidance

    Understanding tax avoidance Creative commons image Icon Images_of_Money under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
    Updated 03 Mar 2016
    How can we reduce tax avoidance, and who is responsible for addressing it? Peter Bloom breaks down a growing phenomenon.
  • How large is the UK alternative finance sector? Creative commons image Icon Jim Linwood under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    How large is the UK alternative finance sector?

    New research estimates the size of non-mainstream financial activity at over three billion pounds - and although...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Feb 2016

  • How large is the UK alternative finance sector?

    How large is the UK alternative finance sector? Creative commons image Icon Jim Linwood under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Feb 2016
    New research estimates the size of non-mainstream financial activity at over three billion pounds - and although growth is starting to slow, the alternative...
  • Understanding personal finance: Money, money, money Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Knowdl

    Understanding personal finance: Money, money, money

    Learn how to get on top of your debts and gain a better understanding of banking terms with this interactive learning...

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 May 2015

  • Understanding personal finance: Money, money, money

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    Understanding personal finance: Money, money, money Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Knowdl
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 27 May 2015
    Learn how to get on top of your debts and gain a better understanding of banking terms with this interactive learning tool.
  • How much government funding do universities get? Creative commons image Icon Stephen McKay under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license

    How much government funding do universities get?

    By John Brennan

    John Brennan explains the latest statistics on state funding for universities.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Apr 2015

  • How much government funding do universities get?

    How much government funding do universities get? Creative commons image Icon Stephen McKay under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Apr 2015
    John Brennan explains the latest statistics on state funding for universities.
  • Free course: Managing my investments Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Aprescindere | Dreamstime.com

    Free course: Managing my investments

    OpenLearn is a great place to get an idea of what to expect from Open University study; trying one of our free...

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    06 Mar 2015

  • Free course: Managing my investments

    Free course: Managing my investments Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Aprescindere | Dreamstime.com
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    OpenLearn is a great place to get an idea of what to expect from Open University study; trying one of our free courses, such as Managing my investments is an...

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  • Fundamentals of accounting

    Learn about the essential numerical and double-entry skills required for accounting. This free course, Fundamentals of accounting, will explain the...

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    17 Mar 2017

  • Fundamentals of accounting

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    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 17 Mar 2017
    Learn about the essential numerical and double-entry skills required for...
  • Liquidity management

    In this free course you will focus on liquidity management, one of the fundamental aspects relating to risk management that has come under intense...

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    7 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    20 Oct 2016

  • Liquidity management

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    Advanced level Duration 7 hours Updated 20 Oct 2016
    In this free course you will focus on liquidity management, one of the fundamental...
  • Asset allocation in investment

    This course looks at how to take investor objectives and constraints and turn them into a portfolio which aims at achieving an expected return and...

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    9 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    20 Sep 2016

  • Asset allocation in investment

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    Advanced level Duration 9 hours Updated 20 Sep 2016
    This course looks at how to take investor objectives and constraints and turn them...
  • Quantitative and qualitative research in finance

    What are the key features of qualitative and quantitative research in finance? What do they involve in practical terms, and what they can produce?...

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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    22 Aug 2016

  • Quantitative and qualitative research in finance

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    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 22 Aug 2016
    What are the key features of qualitative and quantitative research in finance?...
  • Understanding and managing risk

    This free course, Understanding and managing risk, provides an introduction to financial risk management. The processes of risk identification,...

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    20 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    21 Apr 2016

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    Understanding and managing risk
    Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 21 Apr 2016
    This free course, Understanding and managing risk, provides an introduction to...
  • Understanding the environment: Learning and communication

    There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society, rooted in unlimited economic growth...

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    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    17 Mar 2016

  • Understanding the environment: Learning and communication

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    Understanding the environment: Learning and communication
    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 17 Mar 2016
    There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently...
  • Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting

    Learn about the essential numerical skills required for accounting and bookkeeping. This free course, Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting,...

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    26 Feb 2016

  • Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting

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    Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © 2009 Image Source/Jupiterimages Corporation
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 26 Feb 2016
    Learn about the essential numerical skills required for accounting and bookkeeping...
  • Managing the European economy after the introduction of the Euro

    The Euro was first adopted as a currency in 1999, but what impact has it had on the European economy? This free course, Managing the European...

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    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    24 Feb 2016

  • Managing the European economy after the introduction of the Euro

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    Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 24 Feb 2016
    The Euro was first adopted as a currency in 1999, but what impact has it had on...
  • Stakeholders in marketing and finance

    This free course, Stakeholders in marketing and finance, comprises two sections introducing the idea of customers and stakeholders for financial...

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    2 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    16 Feb 2016

  • Stakeholders in marketing and finance

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    Intermediate level Duration 2 hours Updated 16 Feb 2016
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    This free course, Stakeholders in marketing and finance, comprises two sections...
  • Introducing corporate finance

    This free course, Introducing corporate finance, introduces you to the importance of finance and the role it plays in organisations. It explains...

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    20 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    11 Feb 2016

  • Introducing corporate finance

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    Introducing corporate finance Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 11 Feb 2016
    This free course, Introducing corporate finance, introduces you to the importance...