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LCF Site update: We are back in business
Business Plan Pitches: SP Jain EMBA Students take a shot at pitching their dreams
Five River does Pakistan – Our independence day gift from Lahore, pepperpk, Amir Hussain and Hasan Rizvi
Ashoka: Everyone is a change maker
US Credit Rating Downgrade: Commodities price impact: Using gold to price oil
US credit rating downgrade: The sky has fallen or has it really? – Day Three
US Credit rating downgrade: DTCC, OCC and ICE say no change in treasury haircuts and collateral rules – Day Two.
US Credit Rating Downgrade: Impact on financial and commodities markets
US Credit Rating downgraded: Impact on commodities trading – outlook for the next week
SOA Exam MFE/3F free course materials and paid for online video courses for MFE exam 2011
Start up School: Customers personas and profiles or building the foundation for your pitch
Business Analyst, Risk Quant Analyst and Team Lead roles for a US based client
Borders Liquidation – An obituary
Startup School: Building your roadmap to credibility and business model
Startup School: Understanding Customers, Painting your Mona Lisa or who is the hero in your movie?
Java Resources and Team Leads required- SQL, Cloud experience
Java Team Lead: SQL, Cloud Experience required: Financial Services Application Development
Java Developers: Financial Services Application Development: SQL, Cloud experience required
Startup School: My EMBA Entrepreneurship students take a shot at pitching their dreams
Startup School: Starting up Crash Course: The PASHA Social Innovation Fund Interviews Video Series
Startup School – Entrepreneurship training crash course
Education Technology: Graphic Tablet and Interactive Whiteboards – a non-iPad, non-iMac, non-tablet PC based quest inspired by the Khan Academy.
Startup School – Core Milestones
Startup School – Balance Faith
Startup School – Balancing Faith
Startup School – The blue screen of death
Startup School – Startup roulette: A framework for failure
Startup School – The search for gods and generals – Leadership and Greco-Roman tragedies: Lessons learned
Startup School – The search for gods and generals – Leadership and Greco-Roman tragedies
Startup School – The paradox of large customers
Startup School – Why diversification is a four-letter word: Lessons learned
Startup School – Why diversification is a four-letter word
Startup School – Opportunity cost of perfection
Startup School – Evolutionary product development and “solving the wrong problem”, problem: Lessons learned
Startup School – Evolutionary product development and “solving the wrong problem”, problem
Startup School – Technology as a competitive advantage: Lessons learned
Startup School – Technology as a competitive advantage
Startup School – Business development: Lessons learned
Startup School – Business development
Startup School – The funding mindset – capital and partners: Lessons learned
Startup School – The funding mindset – capital and partners
Frontier and Emerging Markets Enterprise Risk Management: A practical perspective
Tracking Correlations: Risk, Trailing correlations, correlation coefficients and Trading decisions
Value at Risk – VaR Historical Simulation approach in Excel
Grading Entrepreneurial Jedi – May the force be with you…
Teaching Entrepreneurship online
Introduction to Financial Modelling
The PASHA – CIPE – Entrepreneurial Younglings Round Table
Portfolio VaR – Variance Covariance Approach using the Short Cut technique – PROOF!!
Entrepreneurial business plan competitions – Be Boring.
Earnings at Risk – Asset Liability Management reporting
Economic value of equity – Asset Liability Management reporting
Market Risk Metrics – Volatility Trend Analysis
Market Risk Metrics – Portfolio Volatility
Market Risk Metrics – Put Premium
Market Risk Metrics – Sharpe and Treynor Ratios
Market Risk Metrics – Jensen’s Alpha
Market Risk Metrics – Beta with respect to market indices
Microsoft Catalyst Program: Entrepreneurial training for students and graduates
Market Risk Metrics – Holding Period Return
Market Risk Metrics – Introduction
Correlation – Relative Price Graphs
Correlation –Trailing Correlations
Correlation – Correlation coefficient, r
Correlation – Scatter Plots
Excel Correlation – Plotting time series data graphs in Excel
Correlation basics – An introduction
Basel III Enhancement – Linking liquidity crisis with Liquidity Coverage Ratio and Stable Funding Ratios
Quant & finance jobs: ETL Analyst, Loan Data Modeling
Quant & Finance Programming jobs – Senior and Junior Java Software Engineers
Quant Jobs: Statistical Analyst, Loan Data Modeling.
Basel III – Liquidity Framework – Metrics for monitoring liquidity risk
Basel III – Liquidity Framework- Net Stable Funding Ratio (NSFR)
Basel III – Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR) – The Denominator: Total Net Cash Outflows
Basel III – Liquidity Framework – Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR) – The Numerator: Value of Stock of High Quality Liquid Assets
Basel III – Liquidity framework – Introducing the supervisory approach global liquidity ratio standards
Simulation tools. Variance reduction techniques for option pricing models
Setting Risk Limits: Worst Case Loss versus Most likely loss
The Fed Guidelines on Capital Analysis: Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR)
Enchantment – Persuasion, selling and making a difference for startups by Guy Kawasaki
Finance Training Courses: From Inception (Text) to version 3.0 (Finance training videos):
Quant Training Videos: Value at Risk, Option Pricing, Monte Carlo Simulation and N(d1)
Risk Training Videos – Audience Profile
Black Scholes Model Probabilities. The difference between N(d1) and N(d2)
Book Review: The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis
Emerging and Frontier Market Bonds – Attractive Yields on Euro Dollar Bonds
Finance Training Videos – The Online Quant Crash Course comes to town – Quantitative Training for the non-Quant.
Liquidity Risk Management Case Study: American International Group (AIG): Timeline
Liquidity Risk Management Case Study: American International Group (AIG)
Liquidity Risk Management Case Study: Lehman Brothers Liquidity Run: Timeline
Liquidity Risk Management Case Study: Lehman Brothers
Book Review: The End of Wall Street – Roger Lowenstein
ICAAP: Aggregating Risk: Copulas
Online Quant Crash Course: Pre-course announcement
The Quant Crash Course: Finance Training Course introduces the Quant Crash Course online video training series
Liquidity Risk Training online video course – Episode one
Finance Training Courses: ICAAP: Win a seat at the ICAAP Treasury Risk Workshop, Langkawi at your price!
ICAAP: Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment: Strategic and Liquidity Risk: The missing links
Liquidity Risk Management – A framework for estimating liquidity risk capital for a bank
Liquidity Risk Management Case Study: The Bear Stearns Liquidity Run: Timelines
Liquidity Risk Management Case Study: Bear Stearns – June 2007 to 16th March 2008
Finance Training Course – Course Outline – ICAAP Models: ALM & Interest Rate Simulations for ICAAP
Finance Training Course – Course Outline – Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment and Treasury Risk
Startup and Reboot Chat – PMI Karachi Chapter Event – 1st Feb 2011
ICAAP Training Workshops – 3 days – Langkawi, Malaysia, March 2011
Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment and Treasury Risk Workshop – Langkawi, Malaysia, March 2011
ICAAP Models, ALM, Interest Rate Simulations for ICAAP, Langkawi
ICAAP Strategic Risk – Estimating ICAAP Capital reserve for Strategic Risk
Asset Liability Management (ALM): Measuring Liquidity Risk: Cost-to-Close Liquidity Gap
Book review: The (Mis) Behavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Risk, Ruin and Reward
Finance Training Courses – Exotics Financial Topics, Exotic Tropical Locations
The Asset Liability and Liquidity Management Training Workshop, Subang Holiday Resort, Kula Lumpur, Malaysia, January 2011.
Solvency II: Capital Requirements
Setting Limits: Interest Rate Risk Management
Counterparty Risk Limits: Pre-settlement Risk and Settlement Risk
Limits: Trading Limits – Duration, Convexity and PVBP Limits
Setting Limits: Value at Risk and Regulatory Approach Limits
Gratuity Valuation: IAS 19 Disclosures: Simple Example Continued
IAS 19 Disclosures Example: Gratuity Cost and disclosure of Actuarial Assumptions
IAS 19 Disclosures Example: Reconciliation to Assets and Liabilities recognized on the balance sheet
IAS 19 Disclosures Example: Reconciliation of Present Value of Defined Benefit Obligation and Fair Value of Assets
Gratuity Valuation – A Simple Example Continued – Sensitivity Analysis
Finance Training Course – Course Outline – Risk and Derivative Pricing Crash Course
Gratuity and Pension Actuarial Valuation Process Flow
Actuarial valuation of benefits liability – A simple example
Actuarial Mathematics – Development of Commutation Functions
Finance Training Course – Course Outline – Introduction to Derivative Products
Finance Training Course – Course Outline – Basel II – Myths, Challenges and Question Marks
Finance Training Course – Course Outline – Economic Capital, Limit Management & Basel II: Application and Practice
Finance Training Course – Course Outline – Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment
Finance Training Course – Course Outline – Probability of Default Models: Beyond Regulation
Finance Training Course – Course Outline – Liquidity Management: Tools, Measures and Red Flags
Finance Training Course – Course Outline – ICAAP – Implementation and Challenges
Finance Training Course – Course Outline – Derivative Pricing – Interest Rate products
Finance Training Course – Course Outline – Derivative Pricing – FX products
Finance Training Course – Course Outline – Interest Rate Models: Forecasting Interest Rates and Application
Finance Training Course – Course Outline – Treasury Risk Crash Course
Finance Training Course – Course Outline – Asset Liability Management
Finance Training Courses across the world – Jawwad Farid and his students.
Finance Careers: A quick look at Insurance career roles
Finance Careers: A tale of two startups
Finance Careers: A quick look at Investment banking career roles.
Career choices: From banking and consulting to Startup land in southern California
Career Choices: From Columbia to Goldman and back – Switching from consulting to investment banking …
Career Guidance: The choices I have made – my early professional consulting career
Finance Training Course: WACC, Beta, Cost of Capital posts review
Finance Training Courses: Top Posts in December
Bank ALM: Liquidity Risk. Cost-to-Close Example
ALM: Quantifying Liquidity Risk: Cost-to-Close Liquidity Gap Methodology
Relevering Beta in weighted average cost of capital
December Traffic update: It is down with a capital D…
Case studies resources and guides
Career choices that I made – early professional consulting career – lessons learnt
Basel III: Enhancements to Basel II: System-wide changes & Increased Stress Testing
Basel III: Enhancements to Basel II: Firm-specific changes
The ICAAP (Internal Capital Adequacy), Stress Testing and Credit Risk Road Map
ICAAP: Stress Test: Liquidity Risk
ICAAP: Stress Test: Market Risk
ICAAP: Credit Risk: Stress Test: Profitability Analysis Stress Test
ICAAP: Credit Risk: Stress Test: Transition Matrix Stress Test
ICAAP: Credit Risk: Stress Test: Profitability Analysis of a bank’s loan portfolio
ICAAP: Credit Risk: Stress Test: How to Determine Expected Classification Rates
ICAAP: Credit Risk: Stress Test: How to construct a Transition Matrix
ICAAP Compliance: Credit Risk: Stress Test: Simple Sensitivity Analysis – Fall in Forced Sale Value (FSV) of mortgaged collateral
ICAAP Compliance: Credit Risk: Stress Test: Simple Sensitivity Analysis – Increase & Shift in NPL
ICAAP Submission: Credit Risk: Stress Test: Non – Performing Loan (NPL) Stress Test
ICAAP Submissions: Probability of Default (PD) Calculation
Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process (ICAAP): Prevention and Limitation of Model Risks
Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process (ICAAP): Model Risks
Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process (ICAAP): Modeling Building Process
Internal Capital Adequacy and Assessment Process (ICAAP): Report – main elements
ICAAP: Assessment Requirements: Approach, Nature , Comparative View to MCR and Review Process
ICAAP: Process Requirements: Purpose, Pre-requisites, Board of Director Responsibilities and Documentation
Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process – Basel II
Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process: Basel II – Background
Bond Convexity and Sensitivity for Fixed Income securities
Duration Convexity Calculation Example: Working with Effective Duration
Macaulay Duration Excel calculation example
Interest Rate Risk: Convexity
Collateral Valuation: Credit Risk: Termination or the extinguishing of Security Interest
Collateral Valuation: Credit Risk: Enforcement of Security Interest
Collateral Valuation: Credit Risk: Collateral Management of Security Interest
Collateral Valuation: Credit Risk: Security Interest – creation and perfection
20,000 page views, Eight thousand visitors and 200 dollars in revenues – Corporate Finance Blog, November update
Collateral Valuation: Credit Risk: Approaches for other assets
Collateral Valuation: Credit Risk: Cost Approach for real estate
Collateral Valuation: Credit Risk: Income Capitalization Approach for real estate
Collateral Valuation – Sales Comparison Approach for real estate
Collateral Valuation: Credit Risk: Real Estate Valuation Approaches
Collateral Valuation – General principles
Collateral Valuation: Credit Risk: Importance of collateral valuation to credit risk management
Collateral Valuation: Pledged assets and collateral law
Collateral Valuation: Credit Risk: Role of collateral in Financial Intermediation
Collateral Valuation – Extent of collateral & Performance indicators
Collateral Valuation: Credit Risk: Definition and Types
Interest Rate Modelling Posts Index
Building BDT model in EXCEL – How to utilize the results of a BDT interest rate model: Pricing Options
Building BDT model in EXCEL – How to utilize the results of a BDT interest rate model: Pricing Bonds
Building BDT model in EXCEL – How to utilize the results of a BDT interest rate model: Derivation of Short Rates
Building BDT model in EXCEL – Define & Set Solver Function & Results
Building BDT model in EXCEL – Define Calculation Cells: Calculate Yields & Yield volatility from Lattice
Building BDT model in EXCEL – Define Calculation Cells: Calculate Prices from Lattice
Building BDT model in EXCEL – Define Calculation Cells: Construct State Price Lattices
Building BDT model in EXCEL – Define Calculation Cells: Construct short rate binomial tree
Interest Rate Models – An introduction
How to conduct a Principal Component Analysis in EXCEL – Solver Setup & Results
How to conduct a Principal Component Analysis in EXCEL – Diagonal Matrix
How to conduct a Principal Component Analysis in EXCEL – Eigenvectors
How to conduct a Principal Component Analysis in EXCEL – Covariance Matrix
How to conduct a Principal Component Analysis in EXCEL – Data
Principal Component Analysis – Overview
Building an HJM Model in EXCEL – Determine Prices
What do you want to learn today? The lost and found page at LCF
Corporate Finance Training Course Guide Road Map
Interest Rate Simulations: Pricing securities, forecasting monetary policy
Building an HJM Model in EXCEL – Define calculation cells
Building an HJM Model in EXCEL – Define input cells
CIR Model – Simulating the term structure of interest rates
CIR Model – Parameter estimation & model calibration
Interest Rate Forecasting using CIR Model – Introduction
Forecasting Interest Rates and Applications workshop: December 28th, 29th
ICAAP (Internal Adequacy Assessment Process) Reporting Excel Template now available for download
Introducing the ICAAP (Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process) excel template
Editor Profile – Jawwad Farid
A risk applications textbook with a difference: Risk Frameworks, 2nd Edition is here
Business Plan Cheat Sheet – Two business plans up for a half baked sale
Small Business Credit Training: Resource guide
Management Case Studies: Case Studies resources and guides
Business School Admissions: Masters Program Applicant Resource
Investors due diligence and pre-investment audits
Setting Risk Limits-Counterparty, Pre-settlement Risk (PSR) and Trading Limits.
Setting up Treasury Limits: Working with Stop Loss Limits
Defining Treasury Limits: Limits Control and Business Processes
Setting Treasury Risk Limits: Defining Risk Appetite, control limits and limit breaches
Accounting for Trading profits: Inventory valuation models and determination of trading gains and losses
Small Business Accounting: Inventory Valuation models and profitability: Working Example
Small Business Accounting: Inventory Valuation models and profitability
FinanceTrainingCourse.com is now live
Small Business Credit: Analyzing Cash Flows: Bringing it all together
Small Business Credit: Analyzing Cash Flows: Cash from Operations
Small Business Credit: Analyzing Cash Flows: Cash from Trading activities
Small Business Credit: Analyzing Cash Flows: Analyzing Cash from Sales
Small Business Credit: Cash Flow Lending to SME: Analyzing Cash Flows for Credit
Small Business Credit: Cash Flow Lending: Analyzing Cash Flows for Credit to Small and Medium Size businesses
Actuarial Mathematics – Introduction to Commutation Functions
Top courses, posts and pages in November
Small Business Posts Index
Middle Office Posts Index
ICAAP Posts Index
Finance Posts Index
Derivatives Posts Index
Corporate Finance Posts Index
Computational Finance Posts Index
Business School Posts Index
Learning Corporate Finance gets a new home
Building BDT model in EXCEL – Define Output Cells
Building BDT model in EXCEL – Define Input Cells
Black Derman Toy model Excel implementation
Top 10 Active courses in October
Learning Corporate Finance – APICTA and Manthan Awards nominations
Feedback is a gift: Help us win at APICTA, the Delhi Manthan Awards and more
Options Pricing Training: Interest Rate Options: Pricing Caps and Floors
Mathematical Finance: Interest Rate Models: Calibrating CIR and HJM Interest Rate Model
Forwards and Swaps: Interest Rates Models: Bootstrapping the Zero curve and Implied Forward curve
Options, Forwards, Futures: Pricing Interest Rate Swaps
Mathematical Finance: Option Pricing using Monte Carlo Simulators in Excel
Options Pricing Training: Binomial Trees
Options and Futures Training: Basic Options Trading Strategies
Derivatives Training: Options Pricing and Products reference
Options and Derivatives Training: Introduction to Derivatives: Options, Futures, Forwards and Swaps
Small Business Credit Training: Getting a grip on Finance and Ratio analysis with case studies
Small Business Credit Training: Ratio Analysis, Finance, Accounting and Credit Process
Small Business Credit Training – Understanding Credit Process and Loan Approval basics
Small business credit and finance training – credit and small business loan processing and approval basics
Small business Finance Training: Cases in Finance: Valuation, Ratio analysis and Credit
Small business accounting, finance training: Free Online finance and accounting training courses
Small Business Finance training courses – Ratio Analysis
Accounting short course – Small business accounting training – Reviewing the Trial balance example
Basic Accounting Short Course for small business – Course Guide
Accounting short course – Small Business accounting training – The Trial Balance and accounting control
Basic accounting Crash Course- Small business accounting training – General Ledger example
Basic Accounting Crash Course: Small Business Accounting Training: Cash Book Example
Basic Accounting Crash Course: Accounting Training for small businesses- Cash Book and recording cash discounts
Basic Accounting Short Course- Small Business Accounting Training- Integrating Sales, Purchases & Returns
Accounting Crash Course – Small Business Accounting Training – Purchases Journal and Purchases Ledger
Accounting crash course: Small Business Accounting Training – Sales Journal, Sales Ledger and Trade discounts
Accounting Crash Course: Small Business Accounting Training – Sales Journal and Sales Ledgers
Accounting short course: Small business accounting training – Books of Original Entry – Journals and Ledgers
Online Finance – FAS 157 – FSP FAS 157-4 – The FASB Position paper – Orderly vs. non-orderly transactions
Online Finance: FAS 157 – The illiquid security valuation debate – the impact of distressed sales
Online Finance: FAS 157 – A framework to measure fair value – Level One, Level Two and Level Three assets
Online Finance: Fair Value – FAS 157 – valuation of illiquid securities
Basic accounting short course: Accounting training for small businesses – Preparing the T-account
Basic accounting short course: Accounting training for small businesses – Introducing Debit & Credit
Basic Accounting short course: Accounting training for small businesses
Options pricing using Binomial trees – Building an efficient option pricing spreadsheet in Excel
Options Pricing – Binomial Trees – Pricing Sudden death Options – Down and in call options
Options pricing – Pricing Knockout exotic options – Sudden Death Options – Down and out call options
Options pricing–Exotics Options–Pricing a Capped Call–Excel implementation – Binomial trees
Pricing Put Options using Binomial Trees Spreadsheet method
Options Pricing – Pricing American Options – Calls and Puts – Spreadsheet implementation – Binomial trees
Options Pricing – Pricing Call Options – Option pricing spreadsheet – Binomial trees
Options pricing – Using binomial trees to price options in a spreadsheet
Derivative Pricing using Binomial Trees
Small Business Finance: Teaching small business the language of credit and finance
Pricing Interest Rate Swaps – Module II – IRS & CCS
Pricing Interest Rate Swaps – Module I – Term Structures
The actuarial profession. Questions I get asked as an actuary
Treasury products & operations – Treasury products & operations simulation workshop
Small Business Financing: Small Business Association (SBA) non-direct Loans
SME Financing: Regional financial initiatives
SME Financing: Financing programs for small businesses
Financial Reporting: FAS 157 Fair Value of financial securities and illiquid instruments
Entrepreneurial Finance: A new market entry, product pricing case study
B School recruitment: Cover letters for cold calls, interviews and resumes
Business School Applications: The Four core components of your b school application
B School recruitment: Writing cover letters that work – a cold call
Online education: The Learning Corporate Finance online course advantage
B School recruitment: Writing cover letters that work for your resume– part ii
B School Recruitment: Writing cover letters for resumes that work
B School Application- Cracking the GMAT 700 score
B School Applications-Who should write your B School recommendations?
B School – B School Application Essays – Tips for a great B School application essay
B-school: Applying to B-schools – timelines for a B-school application
Middle Office Review: Middle Office External review and audit
The Derivative Middle Office: Middle Office Derivatives Business Regulations
Middle Office review: Middle Office Target state vs. Middle Office current state analysis
Basel Gap Analysis
Middle Office Review: Sample Middle Office Assessment and review report
Middle Office review: Sample middle office gap analysis report
Value at Risk for dummies: 9 simple rules for risk management – the Risk Metrics campaign
Online MBA Resources: Writing content for online finance courses
Value at Risk (VaR) Questions: Implementing Value at Risk (VaR)
Finance Training Course Pricing Case Study: Valuing Islamic Debt Instruments (Sukuk Bonds) and floating rate instruments
Online MBA Reference: Corporate Finance Courses gets a make over
Building a valuation model for online education business
Online Education – The battle for online MBA – Strategy and Tactics
ICAAP: Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment – Sample ICAAP report format and table of content
Risk Management: Sample Board Risk Policy document and Risk Policy table of content
Business School Admissions: Answers for the road to your top ten MBA application
Columbia MBA. 15 months at Columbia Business School
MBA Guides: Corporate Finance Training – Advertising strategy for an e-education portal
Finance Online: Financial services integration – banking and insurance – Fortune or Fiasco?
MBA Guides: My MBA Finance course work at Columbia Business School
Crude Oil Price outlook: US GDP Second Quarter, revised downwards to 1.6%: Oil to head lower
MBA Guides: Business School first year: Professor David Biem on investment banking, business school, ethics and academia
Online Corporate Finance: The story behind the resource, the free finance courses and solved cases.
MBA Guides: Business school first year, first term: Drama in Real Life
MBA Guides: Business School first year, first term: Case Hell
MBA Guides: Business school first year, first term: Dear Mom and Dad or the MBA contract market
MBA Guides: Business school first year, first term: The fine art of case analysis
MBA Guides: Business school first year, first term: The mid life crisis at 28
Crude Oil Insights: Actual spare crude oil capacity within OPEC members
Light reading for a break from Finance: Cryptonomicon and Prayers for an Assassin: Neal Stephenson and Robert Ferrigno
Online Finance – Finance textbooks – Corporate Finance and Investment banking reading list
Finance, Computational Finance, Bed side reading: Bruce Tuckman and Fixed Income Securities
Computational Finance: Simulating Interest Rates using trees and Monte Carlo Simulation
Computational Finance: Linking Monte Carlo Simulation, Binomial Trees and Black Scholes Equation
Online Finance courses – Top finance courses at the Finance e-education portal
Monte Carlo Simulations EXCEL
Computational Finance: Monte Carlo (MC) Simulation method: Understanding drift, diffusion and volatility drag
Extending MC simulation for currencies and commodities.
Computational Finance: Building your first Monte Carlo (MC) simulator model for simulated equity prices in Excel
Computational Finance: Monte-Carlo (MC) Simulation method– Building Equities, Commodities, Currencies and Interest Rate MC Simulators in Excel
Learning Corporate Finance – Now a Technorati Top 100 Finance blog
Computational Finance – US Treasury Curve Data – Principal Component Analysis (PCA) process, data and volatility function
Online Finance – Building a business case for risk management
Computational Finance – Option Adjusted Spread – A numerical finance example
CIR Model Calibration
Computational Finance – Option Adjusted Spread (OAS) and Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS)
Valuation of Mortgage Backed Securities-Modeling Prepayments-Defaults, Curtailments and Payoffs
Valuation of Mortgage Backed Securities-Modeling prepayments-Refinancing
Valuation of Mortgage Backed Securities–Modeling Prepayments-Housing Turnover
Online Finance – Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) – Valuation of Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS)
The Alchemy Risk Management Solution Matrix
Online Finance – Interest Rate Swaps – Terminology, concepts, glossary
Forecasting the Monetary Policy Decision – A second look at rate cut and rate hike simulation – Econ 101
Credit Derivatives – core concepts and glossary
Online Finance – Computational Finance Glossary – Tongue twisters from the financial modeling world
Online Finance – Option Terminology Glossary – Greeks, exotics and volatility
Derivative Instruments – Terms, concepts, and Glossary, A-Z
Online Finance – Valuation of Mortgage Backed Securities
Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) Glossary
FAS 157 – Fair value accounting and Level 3 assets
Online Finance courses at the Corporate Finance e-learning portal
Treasury Profitability. Foreign Exchange deals and Treasury profitability
Asset Liability Management – The ALM Crash course
Interest Rate Risk: Duration, Macaulay Duration and Modified Duration
Asset Liability Management – Other ALM Tools and Applications –
Asset Liability Management – Introducing ALM
ALM reports – Rate Sensitive Gaps, Earnings at Risk, Cost to Close, MVE Analysis
Calculating Forward Prices, Forward Rates and Forward Rate Agreements (FRA) – Calculation reference
Treasury Risk Reference. Ratios, Metrics, Measures, Equations.
Calculating Value at Risk – Calculation reference
Duration Convexity Asset Liability Management
Derivative Pricing, Risk Management Pricing Equation Glossary
Derivative Pricing – Interest Rate Swaps and Futures – Calculation reference
Black’s Formula: Pricing Interest Rate Caps and Floors – Calculation reference
Derivative Pricing, Black Scholes Equation, Binomial Trees – Calculation reference
Financial Engineering and Risk Reference – Pricing and valuation formula
Online Finance – Good and Bad bosses – A review of leadership trends across the decades
Finance Online – Pricing Commodity linked notes
Finance Online – Pricing Range Accrual Notes – Extending the cap floor functions
Start up crash course – Reading assignments
Online Finance – Interest Rate Options – Caps & Floors – Advance topics
Pricing Interest Rate Swaps – The valuation course
Understanding Crude Oil – Popular posts and data
Interest Rate Options – Pricing Caps & Floors
Online Finance – Pricing Interest Rate Options – Cap Floor Parity
Online Finance – Pricing a Cross Currency Swap – Amortizing and Indexed Term sheets
Online Finance – Pricing a Cross Currency Swap – Floating for Floating structure
Pricing Cross Currency Swaps
Pricing Interest Rate Swaps – Pricing Basis Swap
Pricing an Interest Rate Swap – Calculating the MTM of the Swap
Pricing Interest Rate Swaps – Calculating the forward curve
Pricing Interest Rate Swaps – Calculating the zero curve
Pricing Interest Rate Swaps – Fixing the term structure
Pricing Interest Rate Swaps – Process
Pricing Interest Rate Swaps – What is a Swap?
Pricing Interest Rate Swaps – More terminology
Pricing Interest Rate Swaps – Terminology and Notation
Trading with Options – Lessons learnt from a failed trade
Finance – I-Banking Summer Internships – Prep Reading Guide
CPD Requirements for Society of Actuaries
Finance-Calculating Value at Risk – Caveats, qualifications, issues
Master Course – Introduction to Treasury Operations and Treasury Products
Forecasting the Monetary Policy decisions – will there be a rate cut or not
Trading options and derivatives – Strategy review
Treasury management. Introduction to Treasury Operations
Master Course: Treasury Operations: Introduction to Treasury Operations – yet more treasury terms
Master Course: Liquidity Management Crash course: Liquidity Enhancement Tactics
Master Course: Liquidity Management: Liquidity Contingency Funding Plan
Master Course: Liquidity Management Crash Course: Liquidity Limits
Master Course: Liquidity Management: Liquidity Risk
Credit Derivatives – Introduction to product families
Structured Products: Basic Products, sample term sheet and pricing
Interest Rate Risk: Convexity approximation
Teaching Ethics to business school students
Startup Guide: The startup crash course in 7 posts or less
For entrepreneurs only – Startup Insights – Startup mode – startup guide
Risk Frameworks and applications
Three new courses this week
Calculating Value at Risk Excel
Calculating Value at Risk – Approach Specific Steps
Calculating Value at Risk – Data & Return Series
Calculating Value at Risk -VaR Methods
Calculating Value at Risk – Introduction
Master Class: Derivative Products: Swaps
Master Class: Derivative Products: Futures
Derivative Products: Forwards
Derivative products – Exotic Options
Master Class: Derivative products: Options on rates
Master Class: Derivative Products: Options on shares, stocks, currencies and equities
Master Class: Derivative Products: Greeks and Binomial Trees
Master Class: Derivative Products: Pricing Basics
Master Class: Derivative Products: Vanilla products
Master Class: Derivative Products: Review
Master Class: Derivatives and Options Crash Course: Course Guide
Master Class: Options and Derivatives Crash Course: Session Five: Synthetics
Option Payoff profiles – Calls and Puts
Master Class: Options and Derivatives Crash Course: Session Three: Payoff profiles – Forwards
Master Class: Options and Derivatives Crash Course: Session Two: Forward, Futures and Options
Master Class: Options and derivatives crash course: Session One: Terminology
Reboot goes on sale online, gets featured at CIO, the Standard, Network World or the Ides of March
Risk Management Framework for the Crude Oil & Petrochemical industry: Course Guide
Risk Management Framework – Limits & Control Process
Risk Management Framework – Risk metrics & sensitivities
Risk Management Framework – Models and Tools
Risk Management Framework – Data and Models
Risk Management Framework – Risk Policy
Risk Management Framework – Overview
Master Case: AMD: Valuation & Projections: Case Guide
Valuation Case Study – AMD: Exhibits
Valuation Case Study – AMD: Present Value
Valuation Case Study – AMD: Cost of Capital
Valuation Case Study – AMD: Free Cash Flows
Valuation Case Study – AMD: Balance Sheet
Valuation Case Study – AMD: Income Statement
Valuation Case Study – AMD: Setting Assumptions
Valuation Case Study – AMD: Industry Analysis
Valuation Case Study – AMD: Process Outline
Master Case: Corporate Finance: LLC or C-Corp
Credit Process Master Case – Baldwin Piano
Master Case: Corporate Finance: Limited Liability or C-Corp
Master Class: Credit Process: Course Guide
Ratio Analysis Master Case – Office Depot
Master Case: Analyzing Cash flow Statements: Examples
Credit Process: Credit Decision – factors
Credit Process: The Credit Decision
Preparing credit proposals and memos
Credit Process: Credit Culture and Information Gathering Foundations
The context for credit risk analysis
Credit Process: Lending products
Credit Process: Why do businesses borrow money?
Credit Process: Understanding the language – ii
Credit Terminology: Understanding the language
Credit Analysis Mindset
Ratio Analysis Master Class – Course Guide
Ratio Analysis Master Case – ODP and Staples
Credit Analysis – Course Guide
Ratio Analysis Example – Office Depot: Financial Condition Review
Credit Analysis: Understanding Financial Leverage
Credit Analysis: Fixed Costs and Operating leverage
Credit Analysis: Breakeven and leverage
Credit Analysis – Introduction
ODP and Staples: Ratio Analysis case study
Ratio Analysis. Office Depot. Leverage, productivity ratios
Ratio Analysis Master Case – Office Depot: Industry review and ratios
Ratio Analysis Master Case – Office Depot: Ratios game plan
Ratio Analysis Master Case – Office Depot: Overview
Ratio Analysis: Liquidity, Leverage, Profitability, Productivity: Session I-D
Ratio Analysis: Understanding the language: Session I-C
Ratio Analysis: Understanding the language: Session I-B
Ratio Analysis: Understanding the language: Session I – A
Corporate Finance – course guide
Electronic Arts (EA): Corporate Finance Case Study
Corporate Finance – Beta & Weighted Average Cost of Capital
Corporate Finance – Opportunity Cost & Cost of Capital
Corporate Finance – Internal Rate of Return
Corporate Finance – Present Value
Corporate Finance – Discount rate & time value of money
Corporate Finance – ROE, ROIC & Payback Period
Corporate Finance – Risk & Return
Corporate Finance – Equity & Income Statement
Corporate Finance – Balance Sheet: Liabilities & Working Capital
Corporate Finance – Balance Sheet: Assets
Corporate Finance – Accounting Notes
Corporate Finance – Financial Statements
Session I – A – Operating Cycle, Books of Accounts and Forms of doing business
Corporate Finance – Overview