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Cass Business School and the New York Institute of Finance team up to bring Wall Street’s finest skills training programmes to London

Cass Executive Education has partnered with NYIF to deliver skills-based finance and FinTech training to prepare professionals for the future of finance.

by Kyla Njoku (Senior Communications Officer)

Cass Executive Education and the New York Institute of Finance (NYIF) will offer two joint professional certificates in the following core areas of finance: Quantitative Methods for Finance (QMfF) and Fixed Income (FI).

Participants can expect an immersive and interactive programme that employs realistic simulations and case studies, preparing participants for successful careers in finance.

Both programmes are tailored for finance professionals with an aptitude for quantitative disciplines in mathematics, sciences, engineering, and economics.

Both programmes will be open for enrolment in May 2017.

We are delighted to be collaborating with NYIF to launch innovative and industry-relevant, finance programmes.

Professor Andrew Clare, Associate Dean, Executive Education at Cass Business School

Quantitative Methods for Finance Programme

The Quantitative Methods for Finance (QMfF) programme is designed to develop the fundamental desk-ready skills essential for quantitative roles in finance, including:

  • Trading
  • Structuring
  • Valuation
  • Risk management
  • Regulation
  • Financial engineering

Participants will learn the mathematical techniques, Excel tools, VBA programming skills and numerical methods to become proficient in quantitative finance. 

QMfF certificate holders will also be presented with an enrolment offer to the Chartered Financial Risk Engineer™ (CFRE™) programme.

The CFRE™ is a professional designation in financial risk management given by NYIF to those who complete an intensive 10-month programme and examination.

The QMfF professional certificate is scheduled for the week of 16th October 2017 at Cass Executive Education.

Today, employers find themselves seeking applicants for new types of roles with hybrid requirements mixing finance and technology.

Lee Arthur, Managing Director, NYIF

Fixed Income Programme

The Fixed Income (FI) programme aims to produce skilled individuals in the key areas of fixed income including pricing and valuation of newly, fixed income instruments and markets, and yield curve analysis.

Participants will develop practical, technical and analytical skills to determine fair values, the term structure of interest rates, and yields and risk measures for a wide variety of instruments including:

  • Government bonds
  • Corporate bonds
  • Mortgage securities
  • Fixed income derivatives.

FI certificate holders will earn credit towards the CFRE™ designation.

The FI professional certificate is scheduled for the week of 13th November 2017 at Cass Executive Education.

Lee Arthur, Managing Director of NYIF explained the rationale behind the partnership:

“FinTech is having real, structural changes in the way capital markets operate. Today, employers find themselves seeking applicants for new types of roles with hybrid requirements mixing finance and technology. Those candidates aren't often easy to find.

"With Cass, we aim to enable employers and professionals to develop newly merged skill-sets quickly, through our London-based, intense, certificate programmes.”

Addressing the Skills Gap in Financial Services

With increasingly sophisticated technology companies entering and competing in every area of financial services, individuals within the finance industry are forced to adapt to survive the FinTech revolution.

On the 14th June 2017, Cass and NYIF will host a breakfast briefing for senior HR professionals to discuss the challenges derived from FinTech and plans to address the present skills gap growing in financial services.

To register for this free event visit: http://www.cass.city.ac.uk/executive-education/events

About the New York Institute of Finance

A Financial Times company with a history dating back more than 90 years, the New York Institute of Finance (NYIF) is a global leader in training for financial services and related industries. NYIF courses cover everything from investment banking, asset pricing, insurance and market structure to financial modelling, treasury operations, and accounting.

The NYIF has a faculty of industry leaders and offers a range of program delivery options, including self-study, online courses, and in-person classes.

Started by the New York Stock Exchange in 1922, NYIF now trains 50,000 professionals online and in class, in over 120 countries. Its US customers include the SEC, the Treasury, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America and most leading worldwide banks.

See all of NYIF’s training and qualifications here: https://www.nyif.com/certificates

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