Available courses

Mark Woolhouse Mark Woolhouse introduces you to some core Excel Skills. These are essential if you want to be able to produce your own models in an efficient way. Excel is very intuitive and easy to use – if you can do arithmetic you can write simple formulae in Excel.  Many users however never get shown how to go beyond using Excel as a basic calculator and only “survive” in Excel rather than thrive.  The techniques we demonstrate will help inexperienced users solve more complex modelling problems in Excel. We’ll show you how  to plan and set up your workbook for ease of use; how to use shortcuts to speed you up; how to use $s and names to allow you to “bulk-code”, i.e. write one formula to use across a whole row, column or range; and how to solve logical problems in Excel. We hope to make you fast, efficient, and reliable as you work in Excel and so give you an “easy life” when using Excel.

Greg Mayes The time value of money is the most fundamental concept in finance. It is the cornerstone of understanding asset valuation at all levels – from Fixed Income and Equities to Derivatives and Real Estate.  It also provides the basis for understanding investment performance.  It is far too easy to rely on models and calculators to do all the work for us, so in this e-learning course we explain the concept from first principal – why is there a time value of money? - as well as going on to look at some simple Excel calculations and functions.  There are simple excel models to accompany the  course.

Greg Mayes In financial markets and products, there are plenty of standard measures of ‘averages’ and ‘risk’ that are thrown around without any specific definition.  It is assumed that those in the financial world are comfortable with what is being talked about. Are you? When we talk of volatility, what is it exactly? When investment funds return annualised ‘average’ returns, how is that calculated? This module covers the key measures, how they are determined and how they can be applied.