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 globally, 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. Increasingly, the employees are based outside the UK.
Based on his 30 years of full-time 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 areas of complexity – shown in the illustration.
“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
“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
“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!”
“This was a really interesting course delivered by a tutor who clearly has a lot of experience in the area. The supporting materials were excellent and really helped my understanding.”