Marcus Aurelius said “Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too.” This course offers in-depth case studies of how political chaos and uprisings impact investors, how empires are financed, the investment opportunities they create, and much more. 

Course Content

8+ hours of content, 47 videos, 8 lectures.

Qualifies for CFA PL Credits

This course qualifies towards CFA Professional Learning Credits.

Presented by Jamie Catherwood

Also known as “The Finance History Guy”, Jamie has appeared on BloombergTV, the Bloomberg Odd Lots Podcast, and guest lectured at the Yale School of Management.

His Twitter account is a recommended follow by the Wall Street Journal for financial history, and 13,000+ subscribers receive his Investor Amnesia newsletter every week.

Case Studies: Financial Innovations & Empires

Internationally renowned economic historian Niall Ferguson reveals how empires do not follow the typical rise-fall pattern that others suggest. He demonstrates that empires are often born out of financial innovation.

Learn How Political Chaos Impact Investors

Focusing on revolutions in Russia & China, Bloomberg Executive Editor Tracy Alloway explains how political chaos impacts investors. Tracy shows how even 100 year old Imperial bonds can still influence geopolitics today.

Your Teachers

Legendary Investors, Bestselling Authors, and World-Class Professors.

Marc Andreessen

Co-Founder, a16z

Niall Ferguson

Milbank Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution

Tracy Alloway

Executive Editor, Bloomberg

Mike Green

Chief Strategist, Simplify Asset Management

Christopher Dillon

Senior Lecturer, King's College London

Kim Oosterlinck

Professor, Université libre de Bruxelles

Dr. John Handel

Post-Doc Fellow, University of Virginia

Dr. Daniel Edwards

Author, 'Finance & The Crusades'