Finance Map




“I’m pleased to let you know that we received fantastic feedback from participants last week. They all marked top marks on overall thoughts of the session, content, materials and presenter.”

“What I found most interesting was getting the perspective of how these transactions work from someone who used to arrange them.”

“It is a great course. Matthew is very knowledgeable, and great at delivering information which is accessible to an audience which has varying degrees of experience of this subject.”

“Matthew has a great delivery style. He keeps a good pace, and he managed to make the session interactive. Always willing to take questions and answers these in a great way.”

“I just wanted to send a quick note to say I found Matthew’s presentation really brilliant – it was super useful for me especially in the banking team and I thought the finance map itself was really well laid out and clear.”

“I thought it was brilliant – thanks for organising!  Great slides and explanations with lots of helpful clarity and context and the added topping of a sense of humour!”

“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.”

“I thought he was a great speaker. Clear, appropriate pace, patient, handled questions well. Really impressed.”

“Very experienced, very knowledgeable (notably on accounting norms) and at the same time, very accessible, clear and providing many concrete examples.”

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

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

“That session covered more in three hours than I think the LPC did in a year and cut through brilliantly to the information we need to know to understand the ecosystem in which we work.”

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

“He was a phenomenally engaging speaker – I don’t know of many people who could genuinely hold my attention for three hours like he did.”

“Look forward to welcoming Matthew back to the firm in person; an engaging speaker who I recall being phenomenal in person.”

“This is my second course with him and again, I think he is in the top bracket of anyone who has presented training for us.”


“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

“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, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner 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


“Thank you so much for last Friday, it was unbelievably helpful. I felt I learnt more about finance in that 2.5 hours than I had anytime previously.”

“His approach is patient and clear-sighted and provides a solid, logical basis for understanding even the most technical financial concepts. He gave me the confidence to secure my first job as a financial journalist, and what he taught me has continued to be relevant and helpful as I’ve progressed in my career.”

“The tutorial was easy to understand, yet provided a comprehensive foundation to build upon. I received a job offer during my internship, and I’m certain that the confidence I gained from my tutorial and Matthew’s continued support helped.”

“He provided me with concise and detailed explanations of the complex linkages within the finance world, without which I would not have been successful in my Deutsche Bank application. Furthermore, I valued the contact after the tutorial as I could follow up on any last-minute queries I had.”

“Having done an Economics degree and qualified as a chartered accountant there was still so much about the world of finance that I hadn’t fully understood.”

“I just got offered the job! Thank you SO much for everything – I am SO SO pleased.”

“The course was vital in enabling me to talk about distressed debt and hedge funds in my final interview – topics I would otherwise have had no knowledge of beyond their titles.”

“After seeing Matthew, I decided to focus on investment management firms, and three months later I secured a position on Ruffer’s training programme.”