FinanceXplained

Our Philosophy


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- To lead the way in using innovation to create high quality flexible learning, underpinned by excellence and devotion in our research.
- We take pride in our mission of being ‘open to people, supportive to people, no matter which culture, places, methods and ideas’.
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Our Commitment To You
- To place innovation at the heart of our teaching.
- To continuously seek new and better ways to inspire and enable learning.
- To create world class teaching.
- To respond to the needs of individuals and employers and the communities in which you live and work.
- To dedicate our ways to support you and your learning success.
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Critical engagement is our main theme running through all our training courses. Our finance courses are based on our own "Global Financial Positioning model" (GFPS) whereby live financial and current market events data is used allowing participants to engage, reflect and interact with current market behaviour. This enforces the learning experience, bringing academic material and markets together.



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 specialized in Risk Management, Basel III, IFRS and regulatory reporting. His professional skills are reinforced by strong academic roots. He lectures for global business schools in corporate finance, managerial accounting and financial reporting. The main roles undertaken are lecturing, consulting and project management.
Paul Kleinbart is a multilingual trainer and consultant, specialising in financial services and management. During more than 20 years, he created, operated and managed a wide variety of financial services in diverse areas that range from securities settlement and custody to investment fund administration. Since May 2001, Paul’s primary focus has been on transferring his knowledge of financial services and management through training and consulting.
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.
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.
Dr. Nico Binsfeld holds a Doctor of Business Administration, a Master of Science in Engineering and an MBA. He has over 30 years of experience in different engineering and management positions in media, telecommunications and IT, having held CEO positions of different SMEs in Luxembourg. He currently works as consultant for the “Agence pour le développement de l’emploi” were he is involved in different projects related to vocational training and digital transformation. Nico also has over 12 years of experience as an Associate Lecturer on the MBA programme of a triple accredited global business school covering “Foundations of Senior Management”, "Strategy" as well as the final, evidence-based management module "Making a Difference". In that role, he has worked in Luxembourg, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, the UK, Ireland, Romania, Austria and Russia.
J.J.P. (Joris) Kersten MSc BSc RAB (1980) performs business valuations, prepares pitch books, searches and selects candidate buyers and/ or sellers, organises financing for takeovers and negotiates M&A transactions in a LOI and later in a share purchase agreement (in cooperation with (tax) lawyers). He is associated to ‘AMT Training London’ for which he provides training in Corporate Finance/ Financial Modelling at leading investment banks in New York, London and Hong Kong. This for example at Morgan Stanley New York, Morgan Stanley London and Nomura London. Joris also associated to the ‘Leoron Institute Dubai’ for which he provides finance training at leading investment banks in the Arab States of the Gulf. This for example at Al Jazira Capital in Saudi Arabia. In addition, Joris provides lecturing in Corporate Finance & Accounting at leading Universities like: Nyenrode University Breukelen, TIAS Business School Utrecht, the Maastricht School of Management (MSM) and the Luxembourg School of Business.

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

Companies who attended our courses


 
AG Insurance
Allianz Benelux
Argenta NV
AXA Belgium
Baloise Insurance
Banca Monte Paschi Belgio S.A.
Bank De Groof
Banking Association (Kosovo)
Belfius Investment Partners
BNP Paribas Fortis
Bpost Bank
Buy Way
CBC Bank
Cegeka
Celio Finance SPRL
Credendo
Delen Private Bank
Delta Lloyd Life
Deutsche Bank AG
DKV Belgium
Ethias SA
Euler Hermes Services
Euroclear Bank SA/NV
Euroclear Investments
Europ Assistance
European Investment Bank - EIB (Luxembourg)
European Union - EDFIMC / ElectriFI
Flanders Investment & Trade
Gras Savoye Belgium
Incofin Investment Management
ING Bank België
KBC Bank
Mastercard
Ministry of European Integration (Kosovo)
National Bank of Belgium
NN Insurance Belgium
Petercam
Record Bank
Société Générale Private Banking
SWIFT
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)
Triodos Bank
VGD International -Audit & Tax
Wolters Kluwer Financial Services
Zurich Insurance plc, Belgium branch
Vanbreda International
Afton Chemical SPRL
Air Liquide
Allnex Belgium SA/NV
ANL Plastics
Ansell
ARC EUROPE SA
Arcelor Mittal ( Belgium & Luxembourg)
Axalta Coating Systems 
BASF Antwerpen
BASF Belgium Coordination Center
Beaulieu International Group
Bekaert
Borealis Polymers NV
Bridgestone Europe SA
CNH Industrial Belgium NV
Cofely Fabricom
Cytec Belgium
DOMO Chemicals (Germany)
Donaldson
Dow Corning
Electrolux Appliances AB - EMA- EMEA (SEE)
Engineered Pressure Systems International
European Owens Corning Fiberglas
Fost Plus
GDF Suez
Griffith Foods
Hamon & Cie
Heraeus Electro-Nite International NV
Jacobs Belgium
KODAK SA/NV
Milliken Europe
Niko Group
NXP Semiconductors - Prodis  (Netherlands)
SOLVAY
SPX Cooling Technologies
Synventive Molding Solutions (Germany)
TERUMO EUROPE
Tessenderlo
Vinçotte International
VPK Packaging Group NV
WABCO
Yara Belgium NV
Retail & Wholesale
Antwerp World Diamond Centre
AVEVE Biochem NV
Carrefour Belgium
Delhaize Corporate Group
Godiva
IKEA 
 
Abbott Logistics B.V. (Netherlands)
AbbVie (Canada)
Agfa HealthCare NV
Alcon
Alcon-Couvreur
Amplifon
AZ Sint-Blasius
Baxter International (Austria)
Catalent Pharma Solutions
CinnaGen (Tehran)
Datwyler Pharma Packaging International
Groep OZ ESV
Hologic
Landelijke Christelijke mutualiteit (LCM)
Mutualités Libres: MLOZ
Novartis Pharma
SA Bristol- Myers Squibb Belgium NV
Stryker (Netherlands)
Terumo BCT Europe NV
UCB
Zorgbedrijf Antwerpen
AW Europe
Belgacom
Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK-CEN)
CISCO
Corelio Printing
De Persgroep Publishing nv
EDF Luminus
Elia System Operator
Engie Electrabel NV/SA
Eni Gas & power
Fluxys Belgium
INFRABEL
Itineris NV
KEYRUS
M-Team
NRB
ORANGE
Proximus
Siemens
Telenet
Agentschap Innoveren en Ondernemen
Europees Parlement
Ministry of European Integration
National Agency for Protection of Personal Data
Nationale Loterij
SD Diensten NV (SD Worx)
SESAR Joint Undertaking
Stad Antwerpen
Stadsbestuur Harelbeke
Syntra Brussel
UGent - FBW
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
Acturus sprl
ARC Europe
BDO 
BIA Africa
Bia Overseas
Brooser BE Operations 
Capgemini
Cipal Schaubroeck
Compass-Group
Computacenter
Computer Task Group
Deloitte Accountancy
Egemin International
Enhesa International
FIS (former Clear2Pay)
Interel Group
K&L Gates
Matexi NV
Minds&More
Pricewaterhouse Coopers
PwC Tax Consultants
Securex
Toreon
Vinçotte International sa
Alcopa
Alstom Belgium
ARC Europe 
Brussels Airport Company
De Lijn
D'Ieteren Auto
EUROCONTROL 
Gemeentelijk Havenbedrijf Antwerpen
Globachem nv
GSC Greensea Chartering 
HONDA Motor Logistics
JBT
Neovia Logistics
NMBS
PSA Antwerp nv
Retail & Wholesale
Seatrade Reefer Chartering
Thalys International
Trimble T&L
Volkswagen Group Services
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Zeebrugge NV
Westlandia
Witzenmann Benelux nv