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.

MAY NEWS – MORE SENIOR SAVILLS MANAGERS

MAY NEWS – MORE SENIOR SAVILLS MANAGERS

I returned to my big property firm client to teach more senior managers from the residential and rural divisions of the business.

MAY NEWS – POTENTIAL NEW CLASS DESIGN

MAY NEWS – POTENTIAL NEW CLASS DESIGN

A law firm which has had me to teach five times this year is asking me to develop a brand new class for a specific need – this is now becoming common.

MAY NEWS – THE UK’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS LAW FIRM

MAY NEWS – THE UK’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS LAW FIRM

I taught their 60 trainees in four sessions over a two week period. “This session was incredibly helpful and Matthew was a fantastic presenter.”

APRIL NEWS – A THIRD INSIGHT DAY

APRIL NEWS – A THIRD INSIGHT DAY

My third session for potential recruits to a top financial institution. “A very useful insight into finance. Very inspiring man.”

APRIL NEWS – FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR PROPERTY FIRMS

APRIL NEWS – FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR PROPERTY FIRMS

I taught the class to a commercial team in a top property firm.  “I am looking at how we can roll this out further across the business.”

APRIL NEWS – FINANCE MAP IN THE US

APRIL NEWS – FINANCE MAP IN THE US

For the first time, one of my law firm clients is considering a Finance Map class – probably by live video link – for an entirely US audience.

APRIL NEWS – MY LARGEST EVER LIVE VIDEO LINK CLASS

APRIL NEWS – MY LARGEST EVER LIVE VIDEO LINK CLASS

A single three-hour class, all by live video link, to 29 lawyers across 9 different European locations. One of them said “I would not have minded if it had been longer.”

MARCH NEWS – ANOTHER INSIGHT DAY

MARCH NEWS – ANOTHER INSIGHT DAY

After the October success I was invited back by my wealth management client to speak to more undergraduate applicants on another Insight Day at their offices.

MARCH NEWS – UNDERSTANDING FINANCIAL COVENANTS

MARCH NEWS – UNDERSTANDING FINANCIAL COVENANTS

A law firm invited me to teach my financial statements class on two separate days to its whole Bank Finance team, to assist their understanding of financial covenants.

MARCH NEWS – EXECUTIVE SEARCH AGAIN

MARCH NEWS – EXECUTIVE SEARCH AGAIN

My big executive search firm client liked Finance Map so much that they have now booked my Navigating Financial Statements class as a follow-on.

FEBRUARY NEWS – TWO CLASSES IN ONE DAY

FEBRUARY NEWS – TWO CLASSES IN ONE DAY

One large law firm, recently part of a transatlantic merger, again ran separate sessions for two groups on the same day – 40 trainees in total over six hours.

FEBRUARY NEWS – PROPERTY FIRM CLIENT

FEBRUARY NEWS – PROPERTY FIRM CLIENT

My second big property client is looking to offer Finance Map much more widely within the firm, helping more employees to understand their financial clients more closely.

JANUARY NEWS – VISIT TO ETON COLLEGE

JANUARY NEWS – VISIT TO ETON COLLEGE

I delivered a shortened version of my class to 12 pupils at Eton, which is described on their website:
https://www.etoncollege.com/newsarticle/financial-careers. Finance Map now has three school clients, I could manage one or two more.

 

 

JANUARY NEWS – NAVIGATING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JANUARY NEWS – NAVIGATING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

I delivered my financial statements class twice in a week at an existing law firm client. Accounting taught by a non-accountant is unusual, but the lawyers seem to like it.

JANUARY NEWS – TRAINEES ANDS ASSOCIATES

JANUARY NEWS – TRAINEES ANDS ASSOCIATES

I delivered the Finance Map class at three different law firms. One of them returned at last, after a gap of two-and-a-half years, and asked me to train their NQs.

JANUARY NEWS – EXECUTIVE SEARCH

JANUARY NEWS – EXECUTIVE SEARCH

My best ever month in this sector. I first returned to an existing client to teach a new hire, and then taught a full class for the first time in one of the world’s largest firms.

DECEMBER NEWS – BOOKINGS FOR 2019

DECEMBER NEWS – BOOKINGS FOR 2019

Ten different companies, including six regular law firms and my first very large executive search firm, have made bookings for early next year.

DECEMBER NEWS – STUDENTS WANTING WORK IN FINANCE

DECEMBER NEWS – STUDENTS WANTING WORK IN FINANCE

The Christmas vacation has brought me the usual students seeking jobs and internships, in one-on-one sessions at our house.

DECEMBER NEWS – SEVEN SESSIONS OVER SEVEN WEEKS

DECEMBER NEWS – SEVEN SESSIONS OVER SEVEN WEEKS

I completed my seven Navigating Financial Statements classes for a single company, explaining accounting to non-accountants dealing with financial statements.

DECEMBER NEWS – INDIVIDUAL INVESTOR TUTORIALS

DECEMBER NEWS – INDIVIDUAL INVESTOR TUTORIALS

Three more separate individuals met with me in the month with the aim of better understanding their personal wealth investment activities.