Financial Markets Training offers a wide range of training courses to institutions around the globe

David Oakes

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David delivers training courses in equity, rates, credit and commodity markets to financial institutions, securities exchanges, central banks, regulators and corporate clients worldwide.

David’s recent projects have included:

  • Public courses in quantitative equity investing for a major financial data provider
  • Summer schools in equity valuation and alternative assets for international fund managers
  • Public courses in trading the yield curve
  • Training in measuring and mitigating counterparty credit risk for a major bank regulator

In addition, he provides graduate and continuing professional education for a number of global investment banks, including Barclays Capital.

David has been involved in financial markets training and consulting since 1993. From 1998 to 2004, he was Director of Academic and Professional Education at the ISMA Centre (now the ICMA Centre) at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom. He developed, managed and taught on the Centre’s postgraduate finance courses and was responsible for professional education, including the ICMA International Fixed Income and Derivatives (IFID) Certificate and Operations Certificate. Prior to 1998, he was a lecturer in finance at Warwick Business School, the University of Reading and the University of Exeter, specialising in asset pricing and derivatives modeling.

David holds a BA(Honours) in Economics from the University of Alberta and an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

What our clients say...

It was really interactive, with problem solving exercises which I really enjoyed

The trainer was very knowledgeable in the subject and made the course interesting

All of the course was enlightening. I liked having to apply what we were taught to different scenarios

Good class interaction as well being able to cope with different levels of experience

The case studies presented were a very useful aid to understanding the material

One highlight of the course was being able to listen to other people's explanations of the material from first hand experience

Excellent explanations and content for the areas covered

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