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Analyst Training in the Banking Sector

Produced by the Knowledge Center, an executive conference from S&P Global Market Intelligence

For nearly two decades, SNL's Analyst Training in the Banking Sector has been the go-to survey course for banking industry professionals. Formerly a week-long program, the curriculum has been concentrated to fit your training needs in a convenient, 2-day course while delivering the high quality, relevant content that you expect from the Knowledge Center. This Analyst Training distills our complex industry into essential analytical concepts you'll encounter throughout your banking career. Whether you are pursuing a career at a bank or credit union, or as an analyst, adviser, or regulator in the industry, Analyst Training helps you efficiently lay a foundation you can build upon.

This 2-day program will provide the foundational knowledge you need to produce credible analyses of regulated depository institutions. You'll learn to evaluate a depository institution's performance relative to its peers and in the context of broader economic and industry performance; learn to see the story behind the numbers through key ratio analysis and financial statement analysis; value the equity in a bank and understand what drives its enterprise value; gain insights into dissecting a depository's risk exposures; better understand sources of funding beyond deposits, and more.
During these two days, you'll be immersed in a post-graduate learning environment, led by independent, hand-picked faculty of bank executives, Wall Street practitioners and industry consultants. Coursework combines lectures, discussions and case studies to give you the benefit of hands-on training and diverse perspectives on the sector.

You'll be able to: 

  • Recognize and assess the key economic and competitive forces affecting the sector 
  • Critically analyze depository institution balance sheets and income statements to identify key sources of opportunity and risk 
  • Identify and understand the sector's fundamental performance ratios 
  • Describe the process of evaluating loan portfolios, how to determine their impact on performance and spot potential red flags 
  • Recognize strategies for accessing capital markets, managing capital, and assessing their implications for a financial institution 
  • Understand valuation techniques, tools and the practical application of those tools

Prerequisites: This program presumes familiarity with basic accounting and finance concepts, as well as a working knowledge of bank financial statements. Prior to the program, participants will receive materials for the program's case studies, as well as reading for participants for who are new to the sector.


Denis Laplante
Banking Consultant and Investor, Financial Services
Mark McCollom
Griffin’s Financial Institutions Group
Senior Managing Director
Bill Nayda, PhD
Second Pillar Consulting
Principal, Second Pillar Consulting
Christopher Olsen
Olsen Palmer
Managing Partner
Paul Miller
FBR Capital Markets
Former Managing Director & Head of Financial Institutions Research
Nathan Stovall
S&P Global Market Intelligence
Senior Research Analyst

Analyst Training in the Banking Sector Agenda

MONDAY, September 18th
Agenda is tentative. Please check back for updates.
2:00 pm
Optional Product Training

Join us as one of our product experts leads a pre-conference session that will walk through the S&P Global Market Intelligence banking product.

TUESDAY, September 19th
8:30 am
Evaluating Macroeconomic Trends
  • • How key economic conditions influence bank performance
  • • Understanding previous cycles and their application to current conditions
  • • Reviewing leading and lagging macroeconomic indicators
10:00 am
Refreshment Break
10:15 am
Assessing Interest Rate Risks
  • • Reviewing the fundamental concepts of balance sheet behavior and asset-liability management
  • • Understanding the common methods financial institutions use to measure and manage interest rate sensitivity
  • • Analyzing bank and thrift interest rate data to predict changes in income and equity
  • • Using interest rate disclosures to assess an institutions earnings quality and outlook
11:45 am
12:45 pm
Evaluating the Loan Portfolio
  • • Reviewing asset quality ratios
  • • Analyzing the loan portfolio composition: loan concentration, origination trends, red flags
  • • Valuing the loans in the portfolio
2:15 pm
Accessing and Managing Capital
  • • Types of capital available for banks
  • • Advantages and drawbacks of various capital-raising techniques
  • • Effects of capital-raising on the balance sheet and income statement
3:45 pm
Refreshment Break
4:00 pm
Regulatory Outlook
  • • A review of bank regulation in today's environment
5:00 pm
Day one concludes
WEDNESDAY, September 20th
8:30 am
Financial Statement Analysis
  • • Analyzing the bank balance sheet and income statement
  • • Identifying sources of revenue and risk
  • • Dissecting and interpreting key ratios used to evaluate bank performance
10:00 am
Refreshment Break
10:15 am
Financial Statement Analysis (continued)
11:45 am
12:45 pm
Valuation and M&A
  • • A review of current trends in M&A
  • • Techniques for evaluating a potential bank merger or acquisition
  • • The impact of synergies
2:00 pm
Refreshment Break
2:15 pm
Fundamentals of Bank Valuation
  • • Fundamental techniques used in valuing banks and thrifts: peer comparables, deal comparables, discounted dividend and discount cash flow analyses
  • • Capital Asset Pricing Model and cost of capital
  • • Key drivers of valuation
3:45 pm
Case Study
5:00 pm
Program concludes

Ticket Info

Early bird rate: $1,895
before August 4th

Regular rate: $2,195


Event location

Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center
3800 Reservoir Road
Washington DC
+1 (202) 687-3200

We have negotiated an excellent rate of $185 (excluding taxes and fees) at the Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center, it will expire on Friday, August 18, 2017. The accommodations are not included as part of your registration. To reserve your room at the discounted rate, please reserve online or call the hotel directly 1-888-902-1606 and mention the S&P Global Market Intelligence, Analyst Training in the Banking Sector.

Registration includes all program work materials, plus continental breakfast and lunch both days.

Group pricing discounts and in-house training options are available. Contact us at +1 (888) 991-7786.

Downloads & FAQs

Download our Justification Letter: Bank Analyst Training

Who Attends?
Analyst Training in the Bank Sector is designed for:

  • Investment banking analysts and associates
  • Equity and fixed income analysts and associates
  • Corporate finance, treasury, financial management, corporate development and investor relations professionals at banking institutions
  • Regulatory professionals
  • Lawyers, accounting and consulting associates who advise bank clients Private equity, sovereign and hedge fund investors

What is the dress code?
Business casual.

Do I need a laptop?
Participants are not required to bring a laptop. A calculator may be helpful, but is not mandatory.

Is there required pre-reading?
Yes. Prior to the program, participants who have paid their registration fee in full will receive advance reading materials. We encourage you to thoughtfully review these materials prior to the start of the program.

Are meals included?
Your registration fee includes continental breakfast and lunch for each day of the program.

What are the terms of registration?
Cancellations for this program are eligible for a full refund, less a $150.00 administrative fee, if received at least 15 business days prior to the start of the program. Cancellations received after that date but at least 5 business days prior to the start of the program receive a credit in the amount of the registration fee, less a $150.00 administrative fee, to attend another Knowledge Center program within 13 months. Cancellations received fewer than 5 business days prior to the start of the program are not eligible for a refund or credit.

Attendee substitutions from the same company may be made at any time.

In the event of a cancellation from a group discount, refunds or credits are issued beginning with the most heavily discounted price, minus a $150.00 administration fee.

"No shows" - or those who cancel within 15 days of the program - and have registered under the Invoice option, remain liable for the full program fee.

The Knowledge Center reserves the right to cancel/change programs, content, speakers or venue at any time. The Knowledge Center reserves the right to make portions of the program registration information available to program sponsors. the Knowledge Center will not be held liable for any costs incurred by registrant due to individual registration cancellation. In the event that a seminar is cancelled due to inclement weather, faculty cancellation or force majeure, the Knowledge Center will refund the registrant's tuition in full, however the Knowledge Center will not be liable for incidental or consequential out of pocket expenses incurred by the registrant. If you have questions regarding the Knowledge Center's refund, complaint or program cancellation policy, please call us at (434) 951-7786.

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Continuing Education Credits

15 Hours of Continuing Education Credit
As a participant in the CFA Institute Approved-Provider Program, SNL Knowledge Center has determined that this program qualifies for 15 credit hour(s). If you are a CFA Institute member, CE credit for your participation in this program will be automatically recorded in your CE tracking tool.
17.5 Hours of CPE Credit
Participants who complete this program qualify for 17.5 hours of CPE credit (Specialized Knowledge and Applications). Program Level: Intermediate. Delivery Method: Group-based internet. Knowledge Center is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: