Author Archives: Alexandre VERLET

The return of inflation

The return of inflation In this article, Alexandre VERLET (ESSEC Business School, Master in Management, 2017-2021) explains how inflation could become an issue again for the first time in 40 years. Inflation is not something we usually worry about. In … Continue reading

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Understanding financial derivatives: options

In this article, Alexandre VERLET (ESSEC Business School, Master in Management, 2017-2021) explains why financial markets invented options and how they function. A historical perspective on options The history of options is surrounded by legends.. This story is linked to … Continue reading

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The NFTs, a new gold rush?

The NFTs, a new gold rush? In this article, Alexandre VERLET (ESSEC Business School, Master in Management, 2017-2021) explores the latest tech trend, which could revolutionize the art market and so much more. These three letters are on everyone’s lips right … Continue reading

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Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies In this article, Alexandre VERLET (ESSEC Business School, Master in Management, 2017-2021) explores explores the latest and most fashionable investment trend. They are everywhere on the news, in (young) people’s daily conversations, and probably in a corner of your head … Continue reading

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Inflation and the economic crisis of the 1970s and 1980s

Inflation and the economic crisis of the 1970s and 1980s In this article, Alexandre VERLET (ESSEC Business School, Master in Management, 2017-2021) goes back on the inflation issue of 1970’s/1980’s and the lessons it teaches us for the 2020’s. In … Continue reading

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Throwback to the Karlsruhe vs ECB fight, one year ago

Throwback to the Karlsruhe vs ECB fight, one year ago In this article, Alexandre VERLET (ESSEC Business School, Master in Management, 2017-2021) explores the legal thriller of 2020, in which the opposition between German orthodoxy and the flexible monetary policy … Continue reading

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Women in Finance

Women in Finance In this article, Alexandre VERLET (ESSEC Business School, Master in Management, 2017-2021) explores the potential causes and solutions of women’s underrepresentation in the financial sector. It is no secret to anyone that women are largely underrepresented in … Continue reading

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Understanding financial derivatives: futures

In this article, Alexandre VERLET (ESSEC Business School, Master in Management, 2017-2021) explains why financial markets invented futures and how they function. Where do futures come from and how are they different from forwards? Sometimes, derivatives get so complex that … Continue reading

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Who will become London’s heir as Europe’s main financial center in the wake of Brexit?

Who will become London’s heir as Europe’s main financial center in the wake of Brexit? In this article, Alexandre VERLET (ESSEC Business School, Master in Management, 2017-2021) explores the Brexit’s consequences on the City’s monopoly over European finance, and which … Continue reading

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Classic brain teasers from real-life interviews

Classic brain teasers from real-life interviews In this article, Alexandre VERLET (ESSEC Business School, Master in Management, 2017-2021) provides 10 brain teasers from real-life investment bank interviews, and explains simple ways to solve it.   In most finance interviews, applicants … Continue reading

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