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.

DECEMBER NEWS – TRIP TO PARIS IN 2020

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

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

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

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. 

NOVEMBER NEWS – UK LAWYER TRAINEES

NOVEMBER NEWS – UK LAWYER TRAINEES

Two Finance Map classes were given this month and last month to the autumn trainee intake of the UK’s most prestigious law firm.

OCTOBER NEWS – VIDEO LINK CLASS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 

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

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”.

July news – Longstanding law firm clients 

JULY NEWS – LONGSTANDING LAW FIRM CLIENTS

I taught more lawyers from two of my longest standing client firms, where Finance Map is a key part of their regular commercial/financial awareness training programme.

July news – Risk management consultancy firm

JULY NEWS – RISK MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY FIRM

I taught two classes to the business intelligence department of this firm, with joiners by video conference from the US for one session, and from Asia for the other.

JUNE NEWS – FINANCE MAP IN SCHOOLS

JUNE NEWS – FINANCE MAP IN SCHOOLS

I delivered a 90 minute version of Finance Map in a top school, helping 6th form pupils with their choice of degree course.

JUNE NEWS – EXECUTIVE SEARCH CLIENT

JUNE NEWS – EXECUTIVE SEARCH CLIENT

Forty people in one class, from one of the world’s largest search firms, learned about financial statements .

JUNE NEWS – NAVIGATING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JUNE NEWS – NAVIGATING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

My second class gets more and more popular. Maybe if it’s all in one session, a non-accountant teaches the subject best.

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.