Finance Map for Companies

FINANCE MAP is a unique training product which has been designed to give a greater understanding of finance to employees within companies, so that they will perform their roles more effectively.

It is a single class lasting three hours taught by Matthew Craston in the offices of the company, or delivered remotely by video conference. Employees will gain a clearer practical and technical grasp of how the sector works, and a much better understanding of the clients with which they deal.

Users of Finance Map include companies which interact with financial firms, as well as financial firms themselves. The employees are sometimes trainees and associates – for example in law firms – and sometimes senior managers whose need for financial knowledge has increased.

Based on his 30 years of experience in this market, Matthew has created his finance map, which he uses to describe the activities of all the key participants. He has also produced explanations of all the most important financial topics – shown in the illustration.

FINANCE MAP FOR COMPANIES
FINANCE MAP FOR COMPANIES

Bob Picken, Learning and Development Manager, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

“We have been using Matthew’s “Finance Map” class for our Trainee and Newly Qualified solicitors and they have found it an ideal way to learn about the complexities
of their financial sector client base. The content and materials are highly relevant and Matthew’s explanations always very clear.”

Bob Picken, Learning and Development Manager, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

Yvette Croucher, Manager, Talent Acquisition & Development, Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP

“Having first experienced Matthew’s comprehensive Finance Map training in 2015, it now features regularly as part of our educational programme for trainee solicitors in our London office. Previous participants were unanimous in their praise not only of the content of the course, the materials and insights provided, but also of his ability to explain in a clear and logical way some of the key concepts in finance and the more complex workings of the financial markets. Being able to provide a breadth of training is important to us and Finance Map provides an innovative and informative experience that is of immense benefit to our trainee solicitors.”

Yvette Croucher, Manager, Talent Acquisition & Development, Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP

Andrew Harle, Director, Rural Energy and Projects, Savills (UK) Ltd

“This was one of the very best courses I have attended. Matthew made what might have been a complex and heavy subject into a clearly explained and easily understood one – no mean feat. Having a clearer grasp of the different participants and products in the financial market will enable me to offer clients the enhanced overview that they’re looking for at a senior level.”

Andrew Harle, Director, Rural Energy and Projects, Savills (UK) Ltd

Savills

An engaging and valuable session whether delivered online or face-to-face

“An engaging and valuable session whether delivered online or face-to-face. Matthew’s Finance Map combined with the depth of his experience and ability to convey it are a unique and compelling combination. He has been delivering his session face-to-face at the firm for several years and receives consistently excellent feedback from participants. This feedback was echoed for his remote delivery – allaying any concerns that 3 hours may have been too long online!”

29th May, 2020

Very relevant to my current matters and my practice

“Very relevant to my current matters and my practice – would have been great to have attended this training years ago!”

Brilliant. Time very well spent.

“Brilliant. Time very well spent.”

Really great session, learnt so much, would recommend

“Really great session, learnt so much, would recommend. Matthew was a brilliant speaker and teacher.”

Great training, he is really good at simplifying

“Great training, he is really good at simplifying complex matters.”

I thought this translated to a virtual session

“I thought this translated to a virtual session really well (and it ran smoothly from a technological perspective).”

19th May, 2020

Matthew explained the world of finance

“Matthew explained the world of finance with a clarity I haven’t encountered before.”

The best quality training handouts

“The best quality training handouts I have seen since joining the firm.

 

That was simply wonderful.

“That was simply wonderful. Thank you so much for organizing. Matthew Craston is a brilliant teacher.”

Cannot speak highly enough of this morning.

“Cannot speak highly enough of this morning. It was absolutely fantastic.”

He was able to simplify the markets

“He was able to simplify the markets – with his stunning map – so that I could understand how everything interrelates.”

I thought it was excellent

“I thought it was excellent. Great materials, really well presented and a really good insight into the client’s side of everything I have worked on.”

I really enjoyed the training session

“I really enjoyed the training session he did for the new NQs. I remember it being really good and his takeaway materials were excellent.”

The entire course

“The entire course from material to execution was nothing short of excellent.”

A fantastic training session

“A fantastic training session.”

The session was brilliant

“The session was brilliant”

Perfect balance of detail and clarity

“Perfect balance of detail and clarity.”