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KNect365 is the world’s leading facilitator of knowledge sharing and business connections. The KNect365 portfolio provides digital content, memorable face to face experiences, networking, and professional development and learning. Operating in key industry verticals, including finance, life sciences, and technology, we provide the highest-quality content and thought leadership alongside platforms for connecting and collaborating, giving our customers real advantage.

CPD Courses and Workshops Available

  • Certificate in Data Analysis

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    By attending this course; you will learn how to apply data analysis techniques to improve your operational and project based work. You will be able to review a range of tools and choose the right ones for the particular application; and produce analysis and diagrams that make your reports and business cases easier to read and more effective. By applying a probability based approach; you will be able to manage uncertainty in decision making and enhance organisational performance measurement.

  • Advanced Risk Management

    Training Course | KNect365

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    This course is designed to extend your practical knowledge and understanding over the breadth and depth of financial risk management as practised in institutions today and in the near future. Picking up where many other courses leave off; it explores the connected nature of risk across market; credit; operational; liquidity; reputational and other risks. In particular; it looks at the techniques and methodologies employed in risk estimation and their strengths and weaknesses including their relationship tor regulation and capital. Moreover; it also looks at how risk is really managed (or not!) currently.

  • Asset & Liability Management (5 days)

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    This case study and simulation driven course emphasises the practical applications of asset and liability management in the highly regulated environment in which banks must operate post Basel III. The extensive use of case studies; exercises and hedging simulations requires participants to work in groups and to use laptops loaded with Excel. There are simulations examining net interest income; duration gaps; the management of the economic value of equity as well as interest rate and currency risk management techniques.

  • Credit Risk

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    The course begins with the basic understanding of what credit risk is and how it arises in many real-world cases such as banking; insurance; corporates and trade. This develops into credit analysis and modelling of credit risk for both single counterparties and portfolios. The course looks at a range of quantitative techniques which are employed by class leading models. These include models of default; ratings transition; transition matrices and default correlation. This course will also cover the regulatory requirements arising from these techniques. The course looks at the management and optimisation of credit risk by the use of credit derivatives and securitisation. Of course; no such analysis would be complete without the regulatory impact of Basel III and other regulatory constraints on credit portfolios.
  • Operational Risk

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    To keep you ahead of the latest market developments; IFF has created this practical course; which will explore the techniques to review; manage and account successfully for operational risk. Hands-on and case-study-based; this course will provide delegates with a whole set of tools to design efficient internal control mechanisms that help to prevent mismatching of trades and tracking errors. It will also illustrate how to apply data integration methods to centralise and clarify management information systems.

  • Asset & Liability Management (3 days)

    Training Course | KNect365

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    This case study and simulation driven course emphasises the practical applications of asset and liability management in the highly regulated environment in which banks must operate post Basel III. The extensive use of case studies; exercises and hedging simulations requires participants to work in groups and to use laptops loaded with Excel. There are simulations examining net interest income; duration gaps; the management of the economic value of equity as well as interest rate and currency risk management techniques.

  • Anti Money Laundering

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    A comprehensive; practical analysis of anti-money laundering legislation & implementation it is now more important than ever to learn how to detect and prevent money laundering. The fight against money laundering and terrorist financing is an ever growing international battle and as a result; more and more laws are being passed by an increasing number of countries. Internationally; there are the FATF Recommendations; EU Directives and the USA Patriot Act.
  • Market Risk

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    Market risk is one of the most studied and important elements of financial risk within the financial system. This course provides a current and detailed overview of the state of market risk management including measurement; policy and key controls. It looks at the techniques of market risk management and critically examines their limitations and mitigations. Adjuncts such as stress and scenario testing are reviewed along with important topics such as model risk management. The course also looks at the lessons learned from the credit crunch and how this is influencing policy in market risk management.

  • Liquidity Risk

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    The course examines the sources of liquidity risk in typical balance sheets; notably banks and insurance companies. This will allow the delegate to fully understand how it arises and how it can manifest itself most brutally in default or bank run. The course then analyses quantitative methods for measuring liquidity risk in difference contexts such as treasury; balance sheet and derivatives valuation and hedging. Quantitative models and adaptations to common approaches such as VaR and expected short fall; are discussed to incorporate Liquidity Risk. Practical management techniques and strategies are also covered; along with the Basel III regulatory requirements in respect of LCR and NSFR. Market oriented examples are given throughout – to give participants insight into practical liquidity risk management techniques in the current environment.

  • Focus on Anti-Money Laundering & Financial Crime

    Online Course | KNect365

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    This crucial course will give you the practical skills needed in spotting and reporting money laundering and financial crime. This goes far beyond the tick box training which is out there. The criminals are good at disguising capital flows. This course is packed with real-life examples of how they try to get ‘dirty’ money into the system and layer it until it appears clean. You will learn about the typologies they use; the structures that have helped to hide their identities; how they have stayed one step ahead of policies & procedures and how they are helped by ‘malicious insiders’ and other illegal individuals.

  • Focus on FinTech

    Online Course | KNect365

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    FinTech It has become essential for anyone involved in the sector to understand the FinTech trends; challenges and opportunities they are creating for different players. How different firms adapt to this new environment will determine the future winners and losers. IFF has created the Focus on FinTech Online Academy programme to equip delegates with a practical business understanding of the FinTech space. Following the course; you will be able to identify and evaluate the opportunities and challenges arising and apply them to your own organisation.The emphasis is on relating the trends to real business issues rather than detailed technical briefings; helping to demystify the jargon; providing practical tools and numerous case studies drawn from different regions of the world.

  • LNG

    Training Course | KNect365

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    This three-day course provides intensive training in all the commercial elements of the upstream and downstream LNG business. It will examine every aspect of the commercial business in the LNG sector and look at technical aspects with a view to their impact on the commercial arrangements. Addressed in detail are the contracts for sale and purchase of LNG and for the use of LNG import terminals. Practical examples of the scheduling and management for LNG terminals are included; both for the structuring of upstream gas supply agreements and the reception and regasification of LNG supplies. The course then goes on to examine the economic assessment of projects and investment decision making at each stage in the gas/LNG value chain. New developments and trends in the industry; both technological and commercial are also addressed.

  • 5 Day Oil and Gas Mini MBA

    Training Course | KNect365

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    Industry context – working along the supply chains; Strategy; uncertainty and geopolitics; Petroleum economics; finance and risk for decision making; Fiscal designs; joint venture management and negotiations; Project direction; change management; acquisition & divestment

  • Power Purchase Agreements

    Training Course | KNect365

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    Power Purchase Agreements This intensive and highly interactive two day hands-on course will equip you with a comprehensive understanding of the many diverse issues associated with Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). In working through the analysis of PPAs; a mixture of case studies; lectures and analytical exercises will be utilised in order to provide the perfect blend of theory and practical applications that will ensure you learn how to use; prepare and negotiate Power Purchase Agreements. The way in which power is sold (PPA; merchant; tolling; feed-in tariff with preferential despatch etc) is arguably the most important determinant of project financing and therefore these agreements are worthy of particular attention. PPAs can be used by Independent Power Producers (IPPs) to either sell conventional power or renewable energy and thus being able to attract the necessary financing. During the course the key features of different power purchase agreements are discussed in depth; as well as the way in which risks could be assessed; allocated and mitigated.

  • Mastering Project Finance Documentation

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    This Project Finance Documentation course is a valuable element in the training and development of project debt financiers sponsor-side negotiators and financial advisers from investment banks; accounting firms and commercial bank advisory teams. Undoubtedly; a lender’s appetite for risk acceptance and the provision of high levels of debt will be a key factor in the success of a project financing. Borrowers and financial advisers have a keen interest in understanding what makes a particular agreement “bankable” and capable of supporting high earning. Legal firms may also wish to consider the course as means of sensitising staff to the particular issues of project financing documentation.

  • Asset Securitisation

    Training Course | KNect365

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    This unique Asset Securitisation course provides a highly detailed practical overview of this market covering the basic structures of RMBS; credit cards; auto loans and CMBS through to CLOs and the use of more advanced structured products which are used in the market. The programme includes the origination; structuring; pricing and trading of these instruments together with the rating process and an overview of the cashflow modelling of the transactions.

  • School of Private Equity

    Training Course | KNect365

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    This intensive five day course provides you with a highly comprehensive insight into Private Equity. It is an extremely practical “how to” programme which focuses on all aspects of private equity;

  • Oil & Gas Project Finance

    Training Course | KNect365

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    While this course continues to offer the same grounding it has always provided in the core concepts of the oil and gas financing sector; its content is continuously adapted to reflect the changes taking place in the hydrocarbon value chain. It is intensely practical; rich in the “tips and tricks” of the financing markets and has been specifically tailored to the needs of professionals operating in the oil and gas; banking; finance; legal and accounting industries who wish dramatically to expand and deepen their knowledge of limited-recourse financing techniques.

  • School of Project Finance

    Training Course | KNect365

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    By attending the IFF School of Project Finance you will get the rare opportunity to spend five days learning from a leading industry expert. To benefit from a tried and tested programme; join the hundreds of project finance professionals we trained last year and vastly improve your skills and knowledge. This highly topical programme is structured to provide the perfect synergy between theoretical understanding and practical implementation. The in-depth market-focused tuition will give you the edge in a competitive market and guarantee you outstanding results

  • Power Project Finance

    Training Course | KNect365

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    This programme is highly practical in its focus; initially providing you with a robust project financing “toolkit” that encompasses risk analysis; debt sizing; documentation and borrower/sponsor considerations; before moving onto the specific issues relating to the financing of power projects. This second phase of the course offers a state of the art guide to the intricacies of the sector drawing on the many years of first hand sector experience of the course leader; Neil Edmonds. Neil’s work with power generator project finance clients includes not only power generators; but also the professions which work in them

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