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 – 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.

NOVEMBER NEWS – COMMERCIAL PROPERTY PROFESSIONALS

NOVEMBER NEWS – COMMERCIAL PROPERTY PROFESSIONALS

Three Finance Map classes were delivered during the month to the commercial team at a top UK property consultant.

NOVEMBER NEWS – FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR LAWYERS

NOVEMBER NEWS – FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR LAWYERS

I taught my financial statements class to lawyers at a major firm, and they have booked two more sessions for early 2019.

OCTOBER NEWS – STUDENT INSIGHT DAY

OCTOBER NEWS – STUDENT INSIGHT DAY

I taught a 90 minute version of my class to about 20 undergraduates at an Insight Day in London arranged by a top wealth management firm.

OCTOBER NEWS – NAVIGATING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

OCTOBER NEWS – NAVIGATING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

I taught a businessman who often works with financial statements and wanted to sharpen his analysis skills. This second class of mine is now well refined and I believe highly effective.

OCTOBER NEWS – MORE SENIOR LAWYERS

OCTOBER NEWS – MORE SENIOR LAWYERS

Once again I taught Finance Map to senior members of one of the business services teams at a magic circle law firm – similar to associate lawyers, they find the content invaluable for their roles.

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.