Online Continuing Professional Education (CPE) For Actuaries
Think about this for a second – when you imagine a perfect online learning platform what do you want?
- If you are new to the subject, you want a customized learning roadmap written by a subject matter expert. Someone who knows exactly what you need to understand and pick up and can help you navigate the hurdles of learning a difficult concept.
- You don’t just want online HTML based content. Ideally, it would help if you have a few videos, some take home pdf files that you can download and read at your pace on the train or at the airport and it would be really neat if somehow there were atleast a few excel templates that can help you walk through what you have just covered
Let’s see how we stack up against that online education checklist
- Custom learning roadmap – check
- Online HTML content – check
- Online Videos lectures – check
- Downloadable pdf files – check
- Excel templates – check
- Videos about building excel templates – check
As a student every once in a while you want to walk away from the learning plan and explore what else is out there. Yes, you can do that here. We cover topics of interest and what is happening in markets and you can see that on the recent post tab. If you want to do something completely different like brushing up on correlations or asset liability management, you can do that too by walking through our list of 40 plus active courses. And if you simply want to ping us for help with a topic covered in our courses, you can do that too using the comments and forum section of the site.
Online CPE Training Credits for actuaries
Checkout our latest 30, 50 and 100 CPE Credit hour bundles, created specifically for structured learning needs for Continuing Professional Education programs for chartered, certified and professional membership associations. You can buy individual courses or buy a bundled CPE package with extended validity for 30, 50 or 100 CPE Credit hours which allows you to pick courses as per your interest and learning needs.
Online CPE for Actuaries – What am I buying?
Full access to content including the following topics and courses including all associated pdf, excel and video files (6 video courses in total). Please see the site walkthrough video below.
Subject- driven road maps
- Monte Carlo Simulation
- Value at Risk (VaR)
- Asset Liability Management
- Basel II & III frameworks
- Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process (ICAAP)
- Corporate Finance – first course
- Option Pricing using Monte Carlo Simulation
- Option Pricing using Binomial Trees
- Derivatives Products and Pricing
- Interest Rate Models & Simulation
- Actuarial Valuation of Pension and Gratuity Defined Benefit Plans
- Advance Derivatives Crash Course
- Computational Finance: Building Monte Carlo (MC) Simulators in Excel
- Corporate Finance: First Course
- Duration & Convexity Calculation Example
- Interest Rate Options – Pricing Caps and Floors
- Interest Rate Simulation Crash Course
- Ratio Analysis
- Setting Counterparty Limits, Market Risk Limits & Liquidity and Interest Rate Risk Limits
- WACC (Weighted Average Cost of Capital) & Beta
- Board of Directors Course Package
- Commodity Trading Course Package
Here is a current list of online video courses:
- Option Pricing using Binomial Trees
- Option Pricing using Monte Carlo Simulation
- Understanding N(d1) & N(d2)
- Calculating VaR using VCV & Historical Simulation
- Setting Value at Risk (VaR), Stop Loss, Pre Settlement (PSR) & Counterparty Limits
- Quant Crash Course
Who are you?
You are an individual looking at ready access to hard to understand finance hot topics at a fixed price ideally with killer content. You have been asking yourself:
- Where do you get educational training content that covers risk, pricing, market trends, trade ideas and execution in a language that you can actually understand?
- Can you actually get a selection of meaningful courses that use market data and market based examples that can readily be put to work?
- How about foundation courses for beginners? Advance courses for hardcore users? Demystified topic guides for the truly confused?
- Where do you get hold of subject matter experts who can weave themes from treasury, risk, trading, analysis and banking regulation at one site?
- Can you combine the best of HTML content, with training videos, take away pdf notes and downloadable excel templates on one fixed price platform?
This has been the gist of our conversation with our treasury and FI customers over the last 12 months. The Risk Treasury Resource Guide was specifically designed to address the questions 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 customers 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.
Online CPE Training Credits – Why are we special?
We think that this is a product that stands out for a number of reasons
- First the design is based on our experience of running a free online risk modeling and finance reference guide for the last 18 months. We have received and incorporated feedback from our 200,000+ visitors.
- Second it’s a tool created by risk and treasury professionals for risk and treasury professionals. In our search for similar resources for our risk consulting work we have looked far and wide and finally designed something that we ourselves would want to use.
- Third the learning elements are based on our expertise in delivering live training courses on awkward topics like interest rate modeling, probability of default estimates and portfolio optimization. I teach the risk, treasury and derivative pricing course to Exec. MBA students at two regional schools in Dubai and Singapore as well as to market professionals in the Middle East and Far East.
What about the content? Why is that special?
To begin with it is not academic. It is practical and hands on based on our consulting experience in the risk and treasury space over the last 10 years. As a firm we have successfully completed Basel II implementations, risk management policy reviews, model audits, pricing and valuation opinions and investment advisory mandates. We have run some of the largest fixed income portfolios in our markets and set up risk trading desks, implemented treasury systems and sat between acrimonious discussions on treasury profitability, transaction drivers and risk limits.
Then there is the academic piece. Two Fellow society of actuaries, one Columbia Business School MBA, four published text books and a highly rated EMBA faculty member described as “one of the best unconventional EMBA finance professors on campus”.
If you like what you see and would like to learn more about our subscription plans and the work we are doing for some of the leading regional banks in the region, please feel free to drop us a line firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. The site is already up and running and access is immediate.
Online CPE Training – Who are we?
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For individual customers. Buy The Risk and Treasury Resource Reference subscription now
A subscription based, organized finance learning tool with topic specific custom roadmaps that renews the focus on fundamentals, data, analysis and presentation. After 18 months of running Learning Corporate Finance, logging in more than 500,000 page views, 200,000 visitors, 20% growth a month every month (yup we are finally over the Panda update) and closing our first private label deal with one of the largest banks in the region, it was time to go premier.
Stress Testing Online Video Crash Course Updates:
The stress testing crash course is now live and available for purchase and viewing. The course covers topics in stress testing, capital management, value at risk and Asset Liability Management.
Why should you consider evaluating the Online Risk Treasury Resource Guide for your organization?
- A rich growing inventory of 40 plus active courses covering risk, treasury, compliance, banking regulation, corporate finance, finance basics, derivative products and treasury operations
- Custom role specific course recommendations and resources
- Customized topic specific learning roadmaps with html, video, downloadable pdf and excel templates
- Browser based, hosted, access anywhere, cost effective, no-hassle delivery solution
- Practitioner oriented content based on over a decade of risk, asset management and treasury product consulting experience in the Middle East, North America, Europe and South Asia
Get a subscription to the Risk and Treasury Online Resource Reference including complete access to all paid for Learning Corporate Finance Content – Excel templates, PDF files, and all our video courses.
The Learning Corporate Finance team uses the same training style in our training videos that we use in our live classes. We keep things interesting and interactive and focus on real world lessons that could be put to work as soon as you are finished with the course. Sometimes we get carried away and do exotic financial and risk courses like Understanding N(d1) & N(d2) but generally our impulse control is quite respectable.
Instructor & Facilitator profile
Jawwad Ahmed Farid is a Fellow Society of Actuaries (Chicago), a MBA from Columbia Business School (New York City) and a computer science graduate. During the last 19 years, he has worked as a consultant in North America, Pakistan and the United Kingdom with a number of blue chip clients including Hartford Life, Aegon, American General, Goldman Sachs, ING, Manu Life, Merrill Lynch, Met Life, Sun America, Nationwide, Sumitomo Mitsui Bank, Sun Life of Canada, Pacific Life, AllState, Fidelity Investments, Transamerica, Skandia, GE Financial Assurance, AXA Equitable and Washington Mutual Bank.
Jawwad’s core areas of expertise include Asset/Risk Management, Investments, Product Development & the Financial Services Back Office. Jawwad blends a rare combination of risk management, information systems, international standards, business and product development skill set side by side with his actuarial expertise.
He is the author of three books on Entrepreneurship (Reboot), Commodity Markets (Understanding Commodities Risk) and Risk Management (Risk Application and Frameworks).
As an investment advisor Jawwad has advised a 3 billion US$ dollar life insurance fund in Pakistan on allocation and bid patterns for 10, 20 and 30 year bonds, a 30 million dollar Middle East fund on their ALM mismatch and fixed income strategy, a 10 million dollar fund on asset allocation and equity market timing in Pakistan. He has also worked with the securities regulator on assessing the state of the corporate bond market as well as issued valuation opinions on cross currency swaps, interest rate swaps, caps, floors, participating forwards and contingent liabilities for Exchange Guarantee Funds in the region.
Jawwad has worked directly as a founder, founding team member, mentor and advisor at multiple startups including two green field life insurance companies, multiple technology product businesses, financial services consulting operations, risk and investment advisory businesses, product focused distribution as well as micro insurance, micro pensions and micro finance startups.
In addition to being a PASHA CEC member and Treasurer he has also served as a judge at the Asia Pacific ICT Awards in Macau, Singapore, Kula Lumpur and Jakarta as well as at PASHA ICT Award in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010. He currently serves as member of the oversight board for the PASHA Social Innovation Fund.
His regional client list includes First Gulf Bank, Riyad Bank, Ministry of Finance Malaysia, May Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank, Noor Islamic Bank, Dubai Bonds, Deutsche Bank, SP Jain, Marcus Evans, LSW International, State Bank of Pakistan, National Bank of Pakistan, Muslim Commercial Bank, Crescent Commercial, MyBank, Dawood Islamic Bank, KASB Bank, United Bank Limited, Pak-Kuwait Investment, Saudi Pak Commercial Bank, ABN AMRO, State Life Insurance, Dawood Family Takaful, Asia Health Care, Adamjee Insurance, Shell Pakistan, and International General Insurance.
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Finance Video Training FAQs
How do I access the training videos?
Once you’ve purchased a subscription plan, you will receive through Google checkout or through us, a password and link to view the online training videos library. Links to all the courses in the library will be provided on this page. Click on the relevant course in the library to view the content. Once you have viewed the content of a course return to the main Course library page to access the remaining courses.
How do I view the training videos online?
You can view any training video in the course by selecting a particular clip. All courses have been divided into clips of different lengths which cover a specific topic. Controls are provided to pause, forward or rewind the clip. In addition, as the clip is downloaded it becomes possible to move forward or backward through the clip as desired by selecting a point on the progress bar.
What is the size of the training videos and can I view it full screen?
Our training video size is 480 pixels wide by 360 pixels high. However, you can have the option to watch the videos full screen if you so desire by clicking on the icon in the control bar.
Refunds, Cancellations & Renewal
What is your refund policy?
All Finance Training Videos subscriptions are non-refundable.
In order to make it possible for you to gauge the quality of instruction for every course a selection of sample clips are provided. The clips are available on the free video sampler pages for each course. For some courses free online html based editions are also available while for others downloadable pdf files and excel templates can also be purchased for a small fee.
What happens at the end of my subscription?
Depending on your subscription plan, at the end of your subscription period you will no longer have access to the training videos library page. If you would like to renew the subscription you would need to repurchase or renew your plan. If you would like to renew your subscription for a period longer than six months, please drop us a line and we will be more than happy to accommodate you.
How do I Cancel my subscription?
Once we process your subscription and you are provided with the URL and password to the video content, you can cancel your subscription to the training videos but will not receive a refund. We try and provide as many sampling opportunities possible to our customers so that by the time they have decided to make the purchase decision they have all the information they need to make an educated and informed decision.