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. At the end of the session, employees will have a clearer practical and technical grasp of how the sector works, and a much better understanding of the clients with which they deal.
Existing 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.
“We asked Matthew to give his class to a number of senior residential and rural directors at Savills. I’ve no doubt that this training has given them a better understanding of the financial world within which many of their clients work.”
Justin Marking, Head of Global Residential, Savills (UK) Ltd
“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
“Matthew’s session with our junior Trainee Brokers on our Early Career Programme was very well received, as he presents in a clear, logical and interesting way, sharing real-life examples from the market as well as from his own substantial career within the industry.”
Carolyne Phillips, Early Career Programme Manager, Human Resources, TP ICAP, London
“Our senior divisional MDs attended the course which they found clear and very helpful. In addition to helping them understand more about their financial services customers, it was also valuable in personal development terms for widening their knowledge of the business world.”
Charles Skinner, Chief Executive, Restore plc
“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
“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
“Matthew was able to simplify and explain many complicated financial concepts in a way that is very easy to understand. His years of experience in the financial sector and his ability to communicate make him an incredible teacher”
“The session had just the right amount of financial information for lawyers and he had a considerable breadth and depth of knowledge to share with us.”