London Financial Studies

Introduction

Expert teaching for exceptional performance

London Financial Studies is a specialist teaching resource that concentrates exclusively on capital markets. We offer individuals, teams and companies expert teaching that combines theoretical understanding with practical experience.


About Us

Global markets are fast-moving, complex and evolving continuously. Here high-quality professional education is vital to maintaining performance.

At London Financial Studies we concentrate exclusively on capital markets. We offer individuals, teams and companies a unique and expert teaching resource that combines theoretical understanding with practical experience and equips them to operate at the highest levels of efficiency and profitability.

Over the past decade, London Financial Studies has become widely acclaimed as one of the best teaching resources for capital markets practitioners. Over that time we have delivered a diverse range of programmes to individuals, major financial institutions and government bodies worldwide.


Client Benefits

Companies benefit

After attending courses at London Financial Studies, employees are more confident, knowledgeable and equipped to deliver exceptional results. Colleagues and team members benefit directly in terms of productivity which in turn enhances company performance and profitability.

  • Improve Team's Performance & Boost Productivity
  • Increase Skills, Abilities & Confidence
  • Help Build Best Practice
  • Deliver Quality Education
  • Gain Economic Value

Individuals benefit

The learning experience at London Financial Studies delivers significant new skills, understanding of processes and product knowledge. This has a positive impact on confidence and performance. People perform better in their current roles, enhance the work of their teams and their career development prospects are greatly enhanced.

  • Enhance Product Knowledge
  • Boost Productivity
  • Consolidate Knowledge
  • Increase Market Value
  • Increase Confidence
  • Gain New Abilities


Strong values delivering real benefits

Our work is built on four complementary key values:

  1. Practical application
    What we teach is soundly based in current best practice. Our teachers have extensive practical experience in relevant capital markets.
  2. Intellectual clarity
    Our teachers are first class communicators and acknowledged experts in their fields. They combine extensive practical experience with profound theoretical understanding. As skilled communicators, they get the message across quickly and effectively. Course exercises deliver effective practical learning that participants remember long after leaving the classroom.
  3. Personal approach
    We try to understand the needs of each person and structure courses and packages of real benefit to them. All our teaching groups are small enough to enable individual needs to be assessed and met continually.
  4. Economic value
    We understand the commercial environment in which our clients operate. What we teach them delivers tangible benefits to their personal performance and to the bottom line of their companies.


Continuing Education

LFS is recognised by leading professional associations as providing executive education of the highest quality.

London Financial Studies is registered with GARP as an Approved Provider of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits.


The Institute of Banking and Finance - Singapore.

London Financial Studies courses are FTS-Eligible* and also eligible for CPD hours.

*FTS Eligible

This programme is approved for listing on the Financial Training Scheme (FTS) Programme Directory and is eligible for FTS claims subject to all eligibility criteria being met. Please note that in no way does this represent an endorsement of the quality of the training provider and programme. Participants are advised to assess the suitability of the programme and its relevance to participants’ business activities or job roles. The FTS is available to eligible entities, at a 50% funding level of programme fees subject to all eligibility criteria being met. FTS claims may only be made for programmes listed on the FTS Programme Directory with the specified validity period. Please refer to www.ibf.org.sg for more information.

20 Years of LFS

Since 1997, London Financial Studies has grown from a small London firm with a couple of clients into a global brand recognized by financial practitioners as a byword for excellence in executive education.

In a world where new businesses come and go, two decades is something to be proud of. As LFS comes of age, it is inspiring to see this pride shared by our team, faculty and alumni.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Courses

Accounting for Derivatives in Practice under IFRS9 Course

Online Campus Full time 2 days April 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme will give you a deep understanding of derivatives accounting and the application of hedge accounting for the interest rate, inflation and FX markets. Learning is based on an intense use of real cases, applying IFRS9 step-by-step. The new requirements are contrasted with IAS 39 where needed, with detailed discussions on the implementation of new rules. [+]

This programme will give you a deep understanding of derivatives accounting and the application of hedge accounting for the interest rate, inflation and FX markets. Learning is based on an intense use of real cases, applying IFRS9 step-by-step. The new requirements are contrasted with IAS 39 where needed, with detailed discussions on the implementation of new rules.

Case studies and workshops simulate real-life client discussions and cover the decision-making, documentation requirements, hedge effectiveness assessment and the accounting entries of a hedging strategy during its life.

All participants will receive a copy of Juan Ramirez's book "Accounting for Derivatives: Advanced Hedging under IFRS 9", published by Wiley Finance.... [-]


Blockchain for Financial Markets: Technology and Business Applications Course

Online Campus Full time 2 days June 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The programme draws on the underlying technology and the business model of public blockchains - Bitcoin and Ethereum - to form the knowledge base, upon which you will learn how to develop businesses; as well as understanding how this can revolutionize transactions, securities, financial contracts, and platform apps. [+]

Get past all the hype around blockchains and gain a definitive understanding of the current state, as well as realistic expectations, of this technology.

Analyze the most promising private blockchain solutions via a series of workshops, coding exercises and real-world examples. Explore different Smart Contract possibilities and their use, as well as the reality of Initial Coin Offering (ICO), with a focus on current financial applications, privacy and scalability issues, and a look at future applications that can be developed.

The programme draws on the underlying technology and the business model of public blockchains - Bitcoin and Ethereum - to form the knowledge base, upon which you will learn how to develop businesses; as well as understanding how this can revolutionize transactions, securities, financial contracts, and platform apps.... [-]


Data Mining & Machine Learning in Finance Course

Campus Full time 3 days April 2019 United Kingdom London

This hands-on programme covers key techniques - including several aspects of supervised and unsupervised machine learning - that can be used when mining financial data. The programme also focuses on advanced data science techniques that are becoming widely used in financial markets for text analysis and artificial intelligence: Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Deep Learning (DL). [+]

The popularity of data science techniques such as data mining and machine learning has grown enormously in recent years. They present effective solutions to process and analyze the huge amount of data available to risk managers and financial analysts.

With the advances in computing power and distributed processing, it is now possible to process - and make sense of - the vast array of information that can be gathered from several different data sources.

This hands-on programme covers key techniques - including several aspects of supervised and unsupervised machine learning - that can be used when mining financial data. The programme also focuses on advanced data science techniques that are becoming widely used in financial markets for text analysis and artificial intelligence: Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Deep Learning (DL).... [-]


Electronic Trading and Algorithmic Execution Course

Online Campus Full time 3 days March 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

An analysis of the current state of electronic trading in both Equities and Fixed Income markets with a close look at the electronic Foreign Exchange markets. [+]

An analysis of the current state of electronic trading in both Equities and Fixed Income markets with a close look at the electronic Foreign Exchange markets.

The first day of the programme looks into the nature of electronic markets and examines different types of orders and algorithmic execution. Day two focuses on electronic market-making and the market microstructure, examining both the market risks and regulatory challenges.

Day three comprises of a more advanced, in-depth coverage of execution algorithms alongside trading strategies and signals. Participants will examine in detail the evolving structure of the markets as driven by regulation and analyze ways to achieve and demonstrate best execution.... [-]


Implementing Fundamental Quantitative Techniques Course

Campus Full time 3 days December 2018 United Kingdom London

In a complicated financial world, a detailed understanding of the application of quantitative techniques is essential. This course provides an in-depth coverage of practical quantitative methods important in today's financial markets. [+]

In a complicated financial world, a detailed understanding of the application of quantitative techniques is essential. This course provides an in-depth coverage of practical quantitative methods important in today's financial markets.

Course Objectives

To provide practitioners with a practical understanding of how a range of tools can be used to manage, analyze and price financial instruments. Participants will study:

Principal components Duration and the impact of convexity Methods of interpolation, their uses, and limitations Regression techniques Implementing Monte Carlo simulations Binomial and trinomial tree building How to model assets and price derivatives in continuous time ... [-]

Contact

Address 34 Curlew Street Butlers Wharf
SE1 2ND London, England, United Kingdom