Fitch Learning delivers learning and development solutions for the financial services industry. With centres in London, New York, Singapore, Dubai and Hong Kong; we are committed to questioning and understanding client needs across the globe and on the ground locally. Our people advise and build learning solutions to accelerate the achievements of the individual and the company, across the entire employee lifecycle. Part of the Fitch Group, Fitch Learning partner with clients to elevate knowledge and skills and enhance conduct. With centers in London, New York, Singapore, Dubai and Hong Kong; we are committed to questioning and understanding client needs across the globe and on the ground locally. Our people advise and build learning solutions to accelerate the achievements of the individual and the company, across the entire employee lifecycle. For more information visit: www.fitchlearning.com
Angela Atherton, CFA, FRM
Training capability overview:
Training capability overview Angela is a seasoned instructor leveraging her financial services experience to educate delegates. She has been teaching Fitch Learning’s tailored, professional qualification and short courses in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and North America since 2006. Angela routinely covers the full breadth of Chartered Financial Analyst curriculum topics for exam preparation (Levels I, II and III) and in tailored courses for corporate/banking clients. Her course range includes: Financial Risk Management; Financial Modelling; Structured Finance & Securitization; Valuation; Financial Institution Analysis; Market & Macro Risk; Corporate Finance, Loans & Bonds; Intensive Bank Analysis, Corporate Credit Analysis; Financial Reporting; and Financial Instruments.
Angela began instructing peers and clients on securitization and risk management in 2001 at Fannie Mae. She designed and implemented a one-month analyst and associates induction program that was recognized by the CEO as “the most comprehensive training program in the financial institution”. She expanded her scope of course offerings to cover a wide range of financial and risk management topics. Angela has taught corporate finance and security valuation courses at Georgetown University and for the University of Maryland System. Her energy, explanation of complex topics and real world examples engage delegates at all professional levels and yield strong client satisfaction.
Angela started her career in investment banking, developing financial models to evaluate merger and acquisition prospects at American Capital Strategies. She led credit risk analysis and pricing for Fannie Mae’s $500 billion in annual securitization and on-balance sheet portfolio acquisitions. Angela served as the chief liaison among financial theorists, technologists and sales managers in communicating credit analytic methods and results. She was the head of risk management at the Calvert Foundation, an impact investing fund. Angela consults for the IFC/World Bank and USAID, working on their behalf with financial institutions, corporations and central banks around the globe.
Angela holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designations. She earned a Master of Science in Finance from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Economics from American University. Angela serves as member of the Access Africa Fund Board of Managers.
Are you an experienced financial professional looking to take your skills to an advanced level? Fitch Advanced Corporate Credit course will guide you through the credit process and provide you with practical advice on what to do if problems occur.
Top three reasons to take the Corporate Credit Analysis course with Fitch Learning:
Highly interactive workshop to develop your critical judgement
Includes case studies to help you become more effective in assessing the success of a company’s business model
Run by financial professionals who have experience working in this area and can pass their real life expertise on to you
Why take this intensive course with Fitch Learning?
Instructors – You will be taught the subject matter and how to put the topics into context from experienced professionals who will provide easily digestible content using knowledge learned from many years in the industry. Up-to-date Content – You will work through current, region-specific case studies taken from real companies so you can apply what you have learnt as soon as you get back to the office. Interactive – You can practice what you learn before applying it in the workplace. The course is highly interactive with a maximum of 16 participants. The discursive style of training helps you develop confidence in your future decisions and analysis.
on quantitative analysis and cash flow analysis. Participants will be reminded of the structured and systematic approach to evaluate the credit standing of a company and assess the relative attractiveness of the risk-return profile of the investing/lending proposition. This is a highly interactive workshop where case studies and exercises are used to illustrate key learning points. A case study presentation will form part of the workshop allowing participants to apply the concepts acquired during the workshop to a real-life scenario. Participants are encouraged to be focused and concise in developing and articulating credit judgement.
The analytic tools and frameworks for credit analysis are explained and demonstrated through a wide variety of up to date examples, case studies and exercises.
Risks to Repayment
Management and Shareholder
Cash Flow Drivers
Group Case Study
Below are typical timings for our courses. Participants will be advised upon registration should the timings change.
Course Starts: 8:30am
Course Ends: 4:30pm
Lunch: Starts between 12:30pm and 1:30pm, and lasts no longer than 1 hour
Short breaks: 10-15 minutes are taken mid-morning and mid-afternoon