Oil Prices – A quick explanation and why derivatives can matter

As you most likely will have seen in the media the price of some oil became negative for a brief period. The purpose of this note is to explain what has happened and its significance.  Whether directly or indirectly the oil price can affect us all. Directly because we...

David bowie, bonds and securitisation

Theoretically you can securitise any cash flow. Banks have securitised mortgages, credit card debts, and student loans. Perhaps less well known is the singer songwriter David Bowie securitised his music in 1997. How did this work? David Bowie used the future revenue...

Guest lecture on financial regulation

Martin Berkeley, the founder of Corvinus Capital, delivered the guest lecture on the Legal Aspects of Financial Regulation course on the University of Reading’s highly acclaimed LLM course to a class of international lawyers. The title of the lecture was...

Corvinus Capital principal wins prestigious Expert Witness Award

Martin Berkeley, the principal of the specialist financial services consultancy Corvinus Capital, has been recognised with the prestigious accolade of the Expert Witness Award 2016, by Lawyer Monthly magazine, in recognition of his specialised knowledge and experience...