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Monthly Archives: August 2011

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Understanding Crude Oil. A model for dissecting crude oil

Our summarized outlook was simple. Oil demand growth is likely to remain stunted given high prices and a number of major issues structurally which will remove any impetus for an oil price shock similar to the one that we witnessed in 2008. With additional supply coming back to the market from Iraq and Libya, Europe struggling with the fallout of the PIGS crisis and the slowdown in China the demand situation was not likely to be rosy.

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Introducing the Online Risk Treasury Resource Guide – Premier Edition

The Risk Treasury Resource Guide was specifically designed to address all 8 problems identified above. It is a subscription based online portal that

Combines the best of html content with training videos, take away pdf notes and downloadable excel templates on a fixed price training platforms.
Created by subject matter experts who have spent more than a decade as practitioners and in demand consultants in the GRC space.
Designed primarily for Treasury RM’s, FI and Correspondent banking team members spread across the world who cannot access live training on account of travel restrictions, budgets, timing conflicts or simply need an active on call reference and resource guide.
Covers the full range of courses from basic corporate finance to advance derivative pricing cataloguing more than 40 online courses. Current inventory covers topics in Fixed Income, FX, Commodities, Risk, Interest Rate Models, Basel II, Monte Carlo simulations and derivative pricing.
Add a new course a month covering a hot topic requested by existing clients and users in the GRC space.
Is hosted, managed, updated and upgraded by our team, freeing you up from the headache of supporting a live actively used resource portal

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Finance Training Courses at the Capital Club, DIFC, Dubai, UAE

Short half day and full day format applied and corporate finance training courses coming soon to the Capital Club at DIFC in Dubai (UAE) and locations in Abu Dhabi and Al-Ain in collaboration with our DIFC Partners, Kinetrix Limited. Courses cover a range of hands on practical topics from treasury risk to project finance, from interest rate modeling to understanding commodities risk.

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LCF Site update: We are back in business

Our apologies for the intermittant outage at the site triggered by a rogue wordpress plugin that went on a rampage starting Wednesday morning and was finally resolved this Sunday am. Sanity has finally been restored and the site is up and back in action. In

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Business Plan Pitches: SP Jain EMBA Students take a shot at pitching their dreams

While it is difficult to get a pitch out in less than 18 hours of class room instructions, most students really put their heart out in sharing their dreams. Still there are a number of common pitfalls that we see every year that if addressed can dramatically increase the quality of their pitches. Here is my shortlist of why a plan would not make it to the shortlist of business plan pitches below

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