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Catalyst Consulting offers the following classroom i.e., instructor-led training courses.

Foundation and other programs Duration Details
The Finance and Banking Foundation Program 3 days A unique, customisable 3-4 day program very popular among IT companies. Covers basic concepts, instruments, market players and markets in the BFS domain.
Financial Accounting - An Introduction 1.5 days An introduction to Financial Accounting, very useful for IT companies engaged in GL or accounting projects.
Understanding and Interpretation of Financial Statements 2 days Covers vertical, horizontal and ratio analysis of statements; a proprietary worksheet is used to analyse 3 companies' live data.

Investment Banking & Capital Markets Duration Details
An overview of Investment Banking 1 day covering activities and financial markets
Securities Markets- Trade life cycle 2 days covering Securities operations in detail
Currency Markets - Trade life cycle 1.5 days end to end currency operations
Swaps - Trade life cycle 1 day swap operations in detail
Swaps - Pricing & Valuation 2 days covers interest rate & currency swap pricing.
Options - Trade life cycle 1 day Option markets and processes
Options - Pricing & Valuation 2 days covering options pricing & trading strategies
Credit Derivatives - a primer 1 day products & CDS pricing
Fund Management and Administration 2 days Understanding Funds and their operations
VAR and Basel II 1 day Value at Risk for different types of risk, Basel II compliance
Retail Brokerage Services 1 day role of brokers in the Securities Trade life cycle
Foreign Exchange Exposure Management 1 day For an IT/ITES CFO team; to manage their forex exposures.

Retail Banking Duration Details
An overview of Retail Banking 2.5 days Covering U.S products, process and regulations
Credit Cards in the USA 2 days U.S regulations and processes; ABA course coverage
The U.S Mortgage Business 1 day Primary market processes; overview of secondary market
Branch Banking & Liability Products 1 day Covers teller processes, deposit products, ownership structures, processes & regulations (U.S focussed)
Retail Payment Mechanisms 1 day Concepts and terms in retail payment mechanisms; detailed process flows for key instruments

Corporate Banking Duration Details
An overview of CorporateBanking 2.5 days Covering loan products, trade finance and cash management
Trade Finance 1 day Products and workflow
Cash Management 1 day Products and workflow
Risk Management 1 day Credit risk monitoring and evaluation

Indicative list; programs can be custom designed per business requirements.
Markets/products covered include U.S., Europe and India.

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