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Graduate training – Investment banking

We have 25 years’ experience of designing and delivering in-house graduate programmes for some of the world’s leading investment banks.  Our graduate programmes are well renowned for their quality because we place a high emphasis on design and development.  Drawing on our extensive experience and portfolio of innovative products and services, such as our simulations and online and mobile resources, we really know how to create flexible and interactive programmes that really make an impact with your graduates.  And because our programmes are both designed and delivered by our in-house full-time trainers, who also have relevant graduate training experience, the quality and highly bespoke nature of our programmes is what really stands us apart from other training companies.  Your programme will genuinely be built around your needs and will be unique to you.  Maybe this is why our programmes consistently achieve the highest ratings in independent graduate surveys for our clients?

Drawn from the subject areas listed below, we can tailor a programme around your particular needs, incorporating where appropriate, systems, processes and products specific to your bank.

We are also able to offer boot camps where clients would like their graduates, joining from non-financial or banking backgrounds, to be brought up-to-speed on core subjects prior to starting the main graduate programme.

Asset management

  • Introduction to fund management
  • Equity derivatives for fund management
  • Equity markets
  • Fixed income markets
  • Operations management
  • Portfolio construction
  • Private wealth management
  • Structured products.


  • Introduction to derivatives
  • Credit derivatives
  • Equity derivatives
  • Exchange traded derivatives
  • Modelling credit derivatives
  • Modelling fixed income and interest rate derivatives
  • Over-The-Counter derivatives.

Financial modelling

  • Introduction to financial modelling
  • Advanced financial modelling
  • Building enterprise value models
  • Comps modelling
  • Debt structuring
  • Equity DCF valuation models
  • EVA modelling
  • Project finance modelling
  • LBO modelling
  • M&A modelling
  • VBA and Excel.


Fixed income

  • Introduction to fixed income
  • Collateralised Debt Obligations
  • Convertible bonds
  • Fixed income analytics
  • Fixed income derivatives.

Financial and commercial awareness

  • Accounting for derivatives
  • Accounting updates
  • Analysing financial statements
  • Budgeting
  • Cash flow forecasting
  • Commercial decision-making
  • Comparative valuation
  • Debt and equity funding solutions
  • Financial reporting
  • Fundamentals of finance
  • Introduction to financial statements
  • Using management information to improve performance.

Alternative investments

  • Introduction to alternatives
  • Commodities
  • FX
  • Hedge funds
  • Private equity
  • Real estate.

Other modules

  • Behavioural finance and investor psychology
  • Economics
  • Risk management
  • Technical analysis
  • Trading strategies.

Personal and interpersonal skills

  • Building high-performing teams
  • Coaching for performance
  • Delivering powerful business presentations
  • Developing pitch skills
  • Driving projects for success
  • Effective business writing skills
  • Identifying the drivers of value
  • Influencing colleagues and others
  • Making a personal impact
  • Managing yourself and others
  • Mapping business processes
  • Negotiating skills
  • Preparing for new responsibilities
  • Taking people with you
  • Working through others.

Graduate programmes designed and delivered drawing on 25 years’ experience:

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