IN CAPITAL MARKETS, CORPORATE FINANCE,
MANAGERIAL FINANCE AND ESSENTIAL MANAGEMENT SKILLS
Courses in English, Dutch, French & German

Finance Xplained

What we offer


Our courses can be delivered at the premises of your choice, spending the time focused on your objectives.
Even when you’re near the top of your industry, there are opportunities to raise your standards of success.
Critical engagement is our main theme running through all our training courses. 

References


AG Insurance, Arcelor Mittal, Argenta NV, Axalta Coating Systems, AXA Belgium, BASF, Banca Monte Paschi, Bank De Groof, Borealis Polymers, Banking Association (Kosovo), Bridgestone Europe, BNP Paribas Fortis, Cofely Fabricom, Bpost Bank, Cytec, DKV Belgium, Electrolux Sweden, Euroclear Bank, European Owens Corning Fiberglas, Europ Assistance, GDF Suez, ENI, EDF Luminus, European Investment Bank-EIB (Luxembourg), ING Bank België, SOLVAY, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, KBC Bank, IKEA, Ministry of European Integration (Kosovo), Synventive Molding Solutions (Germany), National Bank of Belgium, CBC, Tessenderlo, Baxter International (Austria), Thalys International, CinnaGen (Tehran), SA Bristol- Myers Squibb Belgium NV, Delhaize Corporate Group, BDO Corporate Finance, AW Europe, Bia Overseas - BIA Africa, Belgacom, Wabco, Record Bank, Yara, Deceuninck , Delta Lloyd Life, Elia, Eni Gas & Power, Flanders Investment & Trade, KODAK SA/NV, Bekaert , Belgian nuclear research centre (SCK-CEN), The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), ...
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Our Educational Programs

Program Categories

CAPITAL MARKETS

(Senior & Executive Management, Bankers and Insurance)
ESSENTIAL MANAGEMENT SKILLS (Starters, Senior & Executive Management)


   Managerial Finance

Whatever your background, finance is or will become an essential part of your work to do the job right!  Why?


The top will provide you with yearly or quarterly results for you to digest, you converse with the finance department, you are involved in budgeting and analyse/approve new project investments, you are involved in pricing or need to manage costs. You understand past performance but need to predict the future based on your targets!

To equip you with the required skills, we offer you these key learning programs:

- Start with finance for non-financial managers, it gives you the big picture, the links and the basic skills on how it all works.
- Become an expert in financial statements and performance analysis - You will have the ability to go beyond the numbers and learn to decipher the facts behind the numbers. You learn to thoroughly analyse and interpret statements on your or any company performance and its position in the competitive market place.
- Become an expert in budgeting (OPEX) The training will provide you with all the tools and techniques available, the strengths and weaknesses and the importance of this critical process.
- Become an expert in project & investment appraisals (CAPEX): As these projects go over time, you will learn how to support your business case and provide proof to colleagues that you are generating company value.



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  Corporate Finance

You are an executive, or you deal with or work in the finance department!

in “Finance at corporate level”, we provide you the latest corporate finance thinking, how it all works, the decisions to be taken and the interrelationships. We go indepth on many topics, learn about the key differences between finance and accounting and that profit does not mean necessary value!

To equip you with the latest corporate finance thinking, we offer you these key learning programs:

- Corporate Financial Strategies gives you an in-depth and helicopter view on corporate financial thinking and decision making.
- You can learn how to value a company through the latest methods and techniques and determine the economic value in the books, the price on the market or discounted cash flows.
- Or focus on one of the key components of corporate finance and learn the “cost of capital” , set it as the benchmark, evaluate its strengths and weaknesses and adjust it for potential risk.
- Learn how to measure shareholder value creation on a monthly or a quarterly basis by using Economic Value Added (EVA).
- Get an insight on how consolidation of accounts occurs, who owns what or learn the challenges of treasury management at basic or advanced level.





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  Capital Markets

In finance, we learn about equity and debt, but for financial markets these are financial instruments, a different perspective!
Corporates need to enter the market and investors look at them for a required rate of return. These instruments have market prices which are often very different from book value and are influenced by many risk factors. To reduce the risk, they are often packaged into funds, constructed and managed by investment professionals.
To equip you with the required skills, we offer you these key learning programs:

- Learn how the financial markets work and gain a full insight into the different markets, its structure, the instruments and factors that influence prices.
- Gain insight into the investment universe, the different types and risk profiles available and the nature of these funds.
- Or understand the fund construction process, learn how specified investment goals are set for the benefit of the investors. 
- As positions and portfolios exist out of corporate financial instruments, learn which actions corporates undertake and the consequences of these corporate actions.
- Or take it a step further for those in banking, insurance and the investment industry and learn what the impact is on positions, who is involved in the chain of events and how each player is required to act, process actions and keep the books in balance.



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  Essential Management Skills

Financial performance is key and is the reason why we are in business, next to providing a service to society.

But, performance cannot be achieved without possessing the essential management and leadership skills.
To equip you with the required skills, we offer you these key learning programs:

- Define "Strategy", and learn how to analyse, generate strategic options and make choices for implementation.  
- Learn how to manage projects and programmes, and create high-performance teams!   
- As a leader be alert of and manage enterprise wide risk by learning how to evaluate, monitor, report and mitigate the risk your department or company is exposed to!
- And last but not least, be self aware and develop yourself as a true leader who can manage and sustain financial performance!



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Our People

Kris has lectured finance to managers for more than 17 years in Europe and Eastern Europe. He is teaching for a UK and Austrian based business school as an associate lecturer in finance topics such as "Issues in International Finance and Investments"," Corporate Finance" and "Issues in IFRS". His industry experience is over 25 years working for asset managers, investment banks, global custodians in the UK, Luxembourg and Belgium. He received a university award for innovation in finance teaching and learning.
Johannes Hofinger is specialised in Risk Management, Basel II, IFRS and regulatory reporting. His professional skills are reinforced by strong academic roots, he lectured for a global business school in corporate finance and issues in financial reporting. The main roles undertaken are lecturing, consulting and project management.
19 years associate lecturer in General Management, Financial Strategy and Corporate Strategy for a triple accredited global business school. 20 years’ experience developing and delivering training programs for large and medium sized companies including in Germany, China, USA, Singapore, Ethiopia, South Africa, Russia and Romania. Qualified coach and mediator, certified to deliver MBTI instrument and 360 degree feedback. Leadership, value based management and finance for non-financial managers at middle and senior management level are a particular interest.
Bruno Bosch has over 25 years of experience in international financial management. He has held a number of CFO positions in US and Belgian based companies. He has large experience with M&A, international financial reporting, financing, private equity, financial engineering and international tax planning. He also lectured at MBA level in "Corporate Financial Strategy" and "Accounting" in Brussels, Paris, Zurich and The Hague for a triple accredited global business school for over 15 years. He is also author and co-author of several books on company valuation, investments and tax management.
Kris Blommaert has over 20 years of international experience in both finance and general management for local and European based organisations and businesses. He has been an associate lecturer at a triple accredited global business school for 10 years at MBA level. He has lectured "Managing Performance and Change" and "Management Perspectives and Practice" in Belgium, Switzerland and France.
Stan Snowball is PhD (Life Sciences) and MBA qualified with over 25 years project and programme management experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry having held regional management positions in clinical R&D, strategic marketing and management information systems. Currently working in the central Technology Transfer Office of a major Belgian university, Stan also has 12 years experience as an Associate Lecturer on the MBA programme of a triple accredited global business school covering "Strategy" and "Managing Knowledge" as well as the final, evidence-based management module "Making a Difference".

Testimonials

Germany: Understanding Global Financial Markets

I know this may sound as provocation but I want to give a mark to this course generally and for the lecturer. The course content was fantastic and at the same level the guidance throughout this course! CONGRATULATIONS!

JS - Berlin
Czech Republic: Financial Risk Management

Thank you very much for the motivating (and I have to admit exhausting...) training session.

FD - Prague
Romania: Corporate Finance

Thank you for the all the help provided, for the very helpful feedback on the case studies and facilitating the group interactions. It was quite an experience!

RB - Bucharest
Russian Federation: Bonds and Fixed Income

It was a pleasure to work with you. The skills learned can be applied immediately to my work environment and look forward to the next session start.

SN - Moscow
Italy: Equity and Company Valuation

Content Perfect, Timing Perfect, Style Perfect, Learning Outcome Perfect. Many Thanks.

GN - Milan