This seminar builds on your existing financial modeling skills and and it is adjusted based on the globally recognized FAST Modeling Standard*, so that to learn how to build more flexible and standardised models and better analyze financial data.
Once you are done with this seminar you will know how to model the three major financial statements (balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement) based on the FAST Modeling Standard, as you are going to develop a full scale model and learn how to model all respective items (assets, debt, depreciation etc). In addition, through the hands-on training approach you will learn how to perform sensitivity analysis, build alternative scenarios and tackle issues like inflation, escalation, corkscrews,error checking etc.
Upon finishing this seminar , you will be in position to “sit” for the FAST Level 1 Certification, as our firm is one of the first offering preparation for the FAST Certificate. (follow the links for more details on the FAST Standard)
Financial Modeling skills are essential to professionals in the corporate, business modeling, banking, treasury, financial advisory, government and infrastructure sectors.
You will discover a range of sophisticated techniques that will improve the usability and reliability of your financial models. You will understand and master valuation concepts, cost of capital and discounted cash flow analysis and also learn how to incorporate uncertainty by performing sophisticated risk analysis.
It would be a valuable opportunity to capitalize on the trainer’s well rounded experience and in-depth knowledge of the topics. In fact, the case studies will leave you with hands-on experience that will have immediate benefits to your daily work. Make sure you do not miss the opportunity to explore all the insights of the integration of risk modeling with traditional financial statements modeling, as well as the valuable networking opportunities with other professionals.
After completing this seminar you get a certificate by Financial Arena and and you will be ready to take the online examination for FAST Level 1 Certification,as we have aligned the training material towards it. This is a globally recognized modeling standard that will enhance your business profile. For more details on FAST Standard certification click here.
Instructor – Short Bio
Mr. Dimitris Leimonis has more than 20 years of experience in a wide range of roles in investment management, banking, and professional financial training industry. Dimitris has extensive knowledge of the financial industry, with both practical and analytical experience, which makes him a very successful financial modeling expert. He has built, developed and used financial models to analyse risk, test scenarios, forecast results and optimize business and finance variables.
While working for a major asset management firm in SE Europe, Dimitris acquired extensive investment experience by managing a range of mutual funds and affluent client’s portfolios. He has worked as a mutual fund manager, managing money market, bond and equity mutual funds with AUM around €2billion. He has strong quantitative and analytical skills with an ability to understand complex financial structures and his a passionate financial trainer of advanced finance topics, like Financial Modeling, Portfolio Management, Derivatives, & Fixed Income.
Dimitris started his academic studies in Banking & Finance and continued with post-graduate studies with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Lebow College of Business – Drexel University, specializing in Management Information Systems and Investment Management. He has extensive corporate training experience and key involvement in the development of the training program of one of Greece’s largest financial institutions.