ABOUT FINANCE MAP
Finance Map is a three-hour class created by Matthew Craston for companies, to give their employees a much more detailed understanding of Finance. Relevant companies will be all those which interact with financial firms, or financial institutions themselves wanting an introduction for new graduates.
Alternatively, Finance Map is a two-and-a-half-hour tutorial on finance for individuals seeking jobs with financial firms, or just wishing to understand finance better.
Navigating Financial Statements is a second class created for those working with financial statements, who need a clearer understanding of how they work and how to interpret them.
FEBRUARY NEWS – WEALTH MANAGEMENT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS
Even well-known large financial institutions use Finance Map, not so much in their front office, but much more widely, in the firm’s support areas.
FEBRUARY NEWS – SECOND CLASS FOR MY LATEST INSURANCE CLIENT
Following on from last month, I taught the rest of the Financial Institutions team at a large insurance broking firm – these are true “know your clients” sessions.
FEBRUARY NEWS – FIVE CLASSES AT LAW FIRM
Four of my regular law firm clients arranged five classes in London during the month – most of all, young lawyers seem to appreciate the clarity that I provide.
JANUARY NEWS – CLASS AT A NEW INSURANCE FIRM
“I have previously enjoyed your Finance Map training session at my former employer…and would be interested in setting up a session at my new shop for the Financial Institutions team here.”
JANUARY NEWS – TRIP TO PARIS FOR MY PR CLIENT
Thank you for arranging for the same audience to attend both of my two classes in one day – “Excellent feedback and very pleased what you did for my colleagues in Paris.”
JANUARY NEWS – BACK TO A REGULAR LAW FIRM CLIENT
Finance Map in London – “The feedback from the sessions last year was extremely positive and we feel it is a really valuable session for the NQs to have early on.”
DECEMBER NEWS – TRIP TO PARIS IN 2020
In January I am travelling to Paris to teach Finance Map and Navigating Financial Statements in a single day in my longest serving Financial PR firm client.
DECEMBER NEWS – BOTH CLASSES FOR US LAW FIRM
Two classes in successive weeks with a US law firm – Finance Map for their trainees and Navigating Financial Statements for their associates.
NOVEMBER NEWS – BOTH CLASSES FOR FINANCIAL PR FIRM
My major Financial PR client returned to book Finance Map and Navigating Financial Statements to the same audience in successive weeks.
NOVEMBER NEWS – NEW INSURANCE COMPANY
I taught senior officers at another London insurance company, wishing to gain a closer understanding of their assorted financial clients.
OCTOBER NEWS – VIDEO LINK CLASS
Assisted by my much-praised materials, I gave another very successful class by video link to several overseas offices of a large US law firm.
OCTOBER NEWS – NEW FINANCIAL PR FIRM
I taught Finance Map at a new Financial PR firm, after a recommendation by an attendee of one of my law firm classes to her boyfriend.
SEPTEMBER NEWS – MORE STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS
Not only has my new public relations client now booked me in October, but a previous public relations client has come back for sessions in November. In this sector, I have the opportunity to teach very senior management.
SEPTEMBER NEWS – EXECUTIVE SEARCH CLIENT FROM THE PAST
I returned to the executive search firm where I taught my very first company class in 2015. It seems to me that there’s no other sector where Finance Map would have a more immediate impact on revenues.
SEPTEMBER NEWS – WEALTH MANAGEMENT CLIENT
I was asked to train the September graduate recruits at a wealth management firm. I don’t think anyone provides a three hour introduction to the financial world as comprehensive and as stimulating as Finance Map.
AUGUST NEWS – STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS FIRM
I have an exciting new opportunity to work in the public relations sector. Finance Map gives these professionals a unique opportunity to learn from a teacher with over 30 years in financial roles.
AUGUST NEWS – TWO CLASSES IN A DAY AT A LAW FIRM
This top law firm likes me to teach all their new trainees on the same day – half in the morning and half in the afternoon. I have now taught 20 classes for them in the three years we have worked together.
AUGUST NEWS – BUSY MONTH FOR STUDENT ONE-ON-ONES
I taught my one-on-one tutorials to six undergraduates and graduates. As usual, they enjoyed learning the technical content as well as having all the job options described in one session.
JULY NEWS – MY WEALTH MANAGEMENT CLIENT
Having used Finance Map several times to assist with graduate recruitment, this firm now uses it to train summer interns – “Finance map was my favourite”.