Course Delivery: Live Online or Classroom
The classroom dates are shown below. All other dates shown under 'Book Courses' on the right hand side will be delivered in a live online format.
- London: 18-21 Oct
- New York: 28 Nov - 1 Dec
Certificate Programme Objectives
This certificate program follows the same structure as the Corporate Credit Analysis course. Following this course, participants will be given three months to complete the online assessment to gain their certificate. The overall goal of this course is to enhance analytic skills needed in the assessment of corporate borrowers or counterparties. Participants will use a structured and systematic approach to evaluate the credit standing of companies in a variety of industrial and service industries.
Key Learning Outcomes:
- Apply a structured approach to assess the creditworthiness of a corporate borrower
- Evaluate the performance of a company based on qualitative and quantitative frameworks and tools
- Identify the key factors that drive a company’s future performance and evaluate the likely impact on its credit standing
- Use a cash flow approach to ascertain a company’s ability to service/refinance its debt as it comes due
- Use appropriate market indicators, where available, to understand refinancing risk and the market view on a credit
Participants will be given a secure link to the assessment page after completion of the programme. The assessment consists of an untimed multiple choice test where they will be called upon to demonstrate some of the knowledge and skills that they have learned over the 4 days.
Who Should Attend
Anyone with an interest in building or further enhancing their corporate analysis skills: Financial professionals in a credit risk, asset investment or relationship management role, as well as those engaged in the assessment of counterparty risk from an underwriting viewpoint or trade debtor exposure. Regulators or those in a supervisory role with an interest in understanding the underlying credit assessment needed in the organizations or departments they assess would also find this course suitable. Participants are expected to be familiar with financial statements.
- Advanced Corporate Credit - Warning Signals – early warning signals of companies in financial distress
- Capital Structures and Debt Products – corporate debt origination and structuring
- Structuring Leveraged and Sponsored Buy-Outs – leveraged debt origination and structuring
- Fundamentals of Corporate Financial Statement Analysis – providing an introduction/refresher of key accounting and financial analysis concepts. Recommended prior to Corporate Credit Analysis.
- Corporate Rating Methodology – corporate credit risk analysis with a pure focus on the Fitch Rating Methodology.
- Leveraged Finance and High Yield Credit Risk – assessment of sub-investment grade borrowers.
- Intensive Bank Analysis – credit risk analysis of exposure to banks.
- Insurance Company Analysis – credit risk analysis of exposure to insurance companies (life and non-life).
- Credit Risk of Commodity Companies – credit risk analysis of commodity processing and trading companies.