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.

SEPTEMBER NEWS – A NEW MARKET

SEPTEMBER NEWS – A NEW MARKET

I have found a very interesting new market, for large firms willing to offer financial training to groups of university students prior to their job applications, knowing that they may ultimately recruit a small number of them.

SEPTEMBER NEWS – NAVIGATING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SEPTEMBER NEWS – NAVIGATING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

My second class is now really working for more senior employees who are already working with financial statements, but just need a clear explanation of how they work and how to evaluate them.

SEPTEMBER NEWS – LAW FIRMS

SEPTEMBER NEWS – LAW FIRMS

Early in the month I taught consecutive classes in the London offices of three major US law firms. The 13 firms where I have taught this year are all in the world’s top 50.

AUGUST NEWS – TWO CLASSES IN A DAY

AUGUST NEWS – TWO CLASSES IN A DAY

I taught twice in one day at my most regular law firm client – 13 trainees in the morning and 13 in the afternoon.

AUGUST NEWS – EXECUTIVE SEARCH FIRM

AUGUST NEWS – EXECUTIVE SEARCH FIRM

A focused class for just two individuals. Given the number of financial clients, surely this sector should be using Finance Map more?

AUGUST NEWS – FINANCIAL INSTITUTION CLIENT

AUGUST NEWS – FINANCIAL INSTITUTION CLIENT

I taught the new intake at a major financial institution client. Finance Map with these clients works best on the trainees’ first day at the firm.

AUGUST NEWS – CLASS OF 27

AUGUST NEWS – CLASS OF 27

I taught a class of 27 at one of the world’s top three law firms. “The feedback was excellent as always…”

JULY NEWS – KIND COMMENT TO ME

JULY NEWS – KIND COMMENT TO ME

This comment was made to me during the half time break of the “Finance Map” class at a prestigious financial institution: “I could sit and listen to you all day”.

JULY NEWS – FINANCIAL STATEMENTS CLASS

JULY NEWS – FINANCIAL STATEMENTS CLASS

After their experience with “Finance Map”, one of my insurance clients decided to take my “Navigating Financial Statements” class, to assist them with underwriting risk analysis.

JULY NEWS – SISTER THEN BROTHER

JULY NEWS –  SISTER THEN BROTHER

On separate days, I taught a sister about to start her first job as a management consultant, and her brother approaching job interviews at Durham University next term.

JULY NEWS – SENIOR LAWYERS

JULY NEWS – SENIOR LAWYERS

Making a change from trainees and associates, I taught senior members of one of the business services teams at one of the magic circle law firms.

JUNE NEWS – MORE YOUNG LAWYERS

JUNE NEWS – MORE YOUNG LAWYERS

I taught fourteen associates at one of the top law firms: “Matthew explained the world of finance with a clarity I haven’t encountered before.”

JUNE NEWS – THE JOBSEEKERS ARE BACK

JUNE NEWS – THE JOBSEEKERS ARE BACK

The young students have finished their examinations and lots came to see me, including three together in a joint tutorial.

JUNE NEWS – A 3rd INSURANCE BROKER

JUNE NEWS – A 3rd INSURANCE BROKER

I taught at my third large insurance broker this year – this has now become my largest sector after the law firms.

JUNE NEWS – WEALTH INVESTORS

JUNE NEWS – WEALTH INVESTORS

I taught another savvy female wealth investor, who came down to London to take both my two tutorials on consecutive days.

MAY NEWS – NAVIGATING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MAY NEWS – NAVIGATING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

I taught my second class at another brand new law firm client. “The feedback I’ve had from the attendees was really positive…”

MAY NEWS – A SECOND INSURANCE BROKER

MAY NEWS – A SECOND INSURANCE BROKER

I taught twice at my second large insurance broking firm, helping the financial lines team to understand their clients.

APRIL NEWS – LAWYER TRAINEES AND ASSOCIATES

APRIL NEWS – LAWYER TRAINEES AND ASSOCIATES

I taught at five different law firms in the month, three of them for the first time. “A brilliant session, extremely useful and relevant to our jobs.”

APRIL NEWS – INTERNSHIP PREPARATION

APRIL NEWS – INTERNSHIP PREPARATION

I gave my tutorial to an Oxford University graduate wanting to prepare for an internship in asset management – this may be the perfect use for Finance Map.

APRIL NEWS – INVESTOR CLIENT

APRIL NEWS – INVESTOR CLIENT

I taught another woman keen to demystify the process of investing money through wealth managers. “I enjoyed it enormously and I know it will be very, very useful.”