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.