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Executive Short Courses

Advanced Corporate Credit Analysis

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Understand how to apply advanced techniques to the analysis of financial statements and the evaluation of risks in corporate lending.

This two-day course will provide you with techniques to analyse financial statements and assess the associated risks to all stakeholders. The underlying credit analysis will focus on the shareholder value arena and develop your knowledge of, and ability to evaluate, corporate business models. There is an emphasis on best practice for analysing cash flow, enabling lending decisions to be founded on the sustainability of value-based strategies.

The programme covers advanced analytical frameworks, theory and practical tools for assessing financial statements. It will equip you with a comprehensive understanding of how financial information captures and reflects the critical factors of risk and success in the competitive environment of corporate firms. There is focus on the linkage between competitive dynamics in an industry, firm strategy, accounting quality and financial analysis and decision-making.

Learning outcomes

Participants in this course will gain a deep understanding of how to:

  • Analyse the issues involved in lending to corporate clients in different industry sectors
  • Analyse and interpret financial information to justify lending decisions
  • Evaluate free cashflow and the principal factors that drive shareholder value
  • Assess the relevance of capital structures
  • Analyse leverage, gearing and cashflow dynamics to determine the ability of a company to service its debts
  • Evaluate the various types of financial and non-financial risk underlying corporate lending decisions and assess appropriate use of security

Who should attend?

This course is of particular relevance to professionals working within the lending and credit risk departments of banks and financial services organisations. The training is designed to both instill a deep understanding of credit analysis and risk management and enhance the candidates’ ability to improve organisational processes as well as mentoring junior members of staff. 

Typical candidates who will benefit from this course include:

  • Corporate Managers
  • Credit Risk Managers
  • Risk Managers
  • Bond credit analysts
  • Fund Managers
  • Treasurers
  • Relationship Managers
  • Fixed Income / Credit Traders

Key topics

Among the areas covered will be: 

  • Lending principles
  • Understanding the sector
  • Understanding the client
  • Management team
  • Understanding the client’s business
  • Business planning
  • Management accounts
  • Bank account activity
  • Security
  • Looking through the balance sheet
  • Looking at forecasts
  • Sensitivities
  • Internal policy including sector risk
  • Risk mitigation
  • Risk reward
  • Documentation

Dates and location 


10 - 11 July 2017


The London Institute of Banking & Finance
Peninsular House, 36 Monument Street
London, EC3R 8LJ

Course instructor 

Alastair Tyler, FCIB

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Alastair Tyler is a senior banking professional and academic specialising in Asset Finance, Corporate and Investment Banking. He currently holds the role of International Director at The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF), where he has responsibility for strategy and business development (with a focus on developing partnerships with international banks and range of banking and finance institutes). He has a long association with LIBF and was on their Board of Governors from 2010 to June 2016.

Prior to LIBF, Alastair was a Consultant at Deloitte in the Banking & Capital Markets group where he had a lead role in a Section 166 review into one of the major UK international banks. Before this Alastair worked for over twenty years in Corporate and Investment Banking in a range of senior front office roles for major UK banks. He has experience of setting up new business areas at Barclays (big ticket asset finance), where he was also on the Board of Barclays Asset Finance.

He has experience of cross-border financing including a number of big ticket deals in the US and Hong Kong. Alastair is an accomplished presenter and brings considerable experience in all aspects of banking and finance education. He has authored two textbooks; Corporate Lending (focussed on mid cap companies) and Bank Regulation & Economic Policy and is the Chief Examiner for Corporate Lending at LIBF. Earlier this year he worked as a Consultant on a proposal supported by the Caribbean Development Bank to set up a Caribbean Centre of Excellence in Financial Services.

Alastair gained a distinction in Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education in banking and finance from LIBF in 2013 and has a BSc in Economics from University of Bristol. 

Fees and registration 

  • Members  £890
  • Non-Members  £980
Registration fee includes all learning materials, lunch and refreshments. 

For further information please contact our events team on +44 (0) 20 7337 6286 or events@libf.ac.uk

Register online

This programme is also available for in-house delivery. If you have five or more delegates who wish to attend this course, it may be more cost effective to run it in-house. To find out more about in-house training, please contact Neringa  Stankeviciute on +44 (0) 207 337 6281. 

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