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Tailored and bespoke practical in-house programmes for larger groups delivered anywhere in the world.

A fully confidential and tailor made alternative to public courses. Clients benefit from economies of scale while maintaining LFS’s trusted expertise and unique teaching style.

Course designers provide expert advice on content and timing. Classroom or online delivery is supported by the speed and efficiency of our administrative team.

Courses come to you at your convenience, with detailed feedback.

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Recent case studies

Helping our clients succeed

Public

Discover how LFS successfully delivered content from an existing public course to a client with offices in Boston and London. The main focus was on:

  • Understanding and building yield curves, IR swaps, x-currency and asset swaps
  • Exercises and workshops for every module
  • Pre-course videos focusing on the fundamentals of Interest Rate Derivatives

Tailored

A client in the Middle East had a ‘Bank Credit Securities’ requirement LFS helped with:  

  • A course flexible for a range of experience and skill levels
  • Further develop skills to stress test – through exercises and workshops
  • Learn to understand, value and invest in bank credit securities

Completely bespoke

Learn more about how LFS helped a new client in creating and delivering a Collateralized Loan Obligations course involving:

  • Cash flow modelling
  • Developing skills to identify investment opportunities in the current market
  • Case studies and exercises to bridge theory and practical application

Delivering excellence since 1997

Trusted by major financial institutions worldwide

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Teaching Faculty

Our world-renowned teachers are first class communicators and acknowledged experts in their fields. They combine extensive practical experience with profound theoretical understanding.

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Simon Acomb

Simon Acomb

Dr Simon Acomb has over 30 years of experience in quantitative finance. He started his career in finance at Barclays deZoete Wedd in 1992 in the Equities Derivatives Group and progressed to run the quantitative research team.This was followed by five years at Commerzbank, where he established a derivatives proprietary trading team and then beca...

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Katia Babbar

Katia Babbar

Katia Babbar holds a BSc in Mathematics from University College London and a PhD in Stochastic Analysis from Imperial College. With over 20 years of experience in the financial industry in the City of London, she has held leadership positions at UBS, Citi, and Lloyds Banking Group, overseeing FX Derivatives Quant Research teams and e-FX Algo Tradin...

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Enrique Benito

Enrique Benito

Enrique Benito is a senior risk management professional at a major global bank in London with first hand experience on collateral management and optimisation, treasury, ALM and regulatory matters. His past experience spans consulting at a big 4 auditing firm, where he advised financial institutions on implementation of collateral management framewo...

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    Werner De Bondt

    Werner De Bondt

    Dr Werner F.M. De Bondt is director of the Richard H. Driehaus Center for Behavioral Finance at De Paul University in Chicago and one of the founders of the field of behavioral finance. Between 1992 and 2003, he was the Frank Graner Professor of Investment Management at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.Dr De Bondt studies the psychology of i...

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      Seppe vanden Broucke

      Seppe vanden Broucke

      Dr Seppe vanden Broucke currently works as an assistant professor at the department of Decision Sciences and Information Management at KU Leuven. His research interests include business data mining and analytics, machine learning, profit driven analytics, fraud analytics, process management and process mining. His work has been published in renowne...

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        David Cox

        David Cox

        Dr David Cox has wide practical experience of the financial markets and an international reputation as a teacher of high-level short courses. His career includes ten years in banking, primarily with Bank of America Capital Markets.After leaving the City he joined the staff of London Business School, where he set up the financial markets semina...

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        Dan Crisan

        Dan Crisan

        Dan Crisan is a Professor in Mathematics at Imperial College London. His expertise is in the area of Stochastic Analysis with applications in Engineering and Finance. He has published over 30 articles in journals world-wide and his current research involves developing high-order numerical algorithms for solving stochastic and deterministic partial ...

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        Zareer Dadachanji

        Zareer Dadachanji

        Dr Zareer Dadachanji is a quantitative analysis consultant with over 2 decades of corporate experience, mostly in financial quantitative modelling across a range of asset classes. He spent 13 years working as a front-office quant at banks and hedge funds, including NatWest/RBS, Credit Suisse and Standard Chartered Bank, where he held the position o...

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        Toon Daenen

        Toon Daenen

        Toon Daenen holds a Master's degree in Business Engineering from the prestigious Solvay Business School (VUB). He utilizes his academic background to make substantial contributions to the field. Toon plays a pivotal role in spearheading the development and management of the PRIIPs KID and ESG (SFDR/EET/...) cutting-edge solution that aligns with in...

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          Richard Fedrick

          Richard Fedrick

          Richard Fedrick teaches courses globally in all areas of finance with a particular emphasis on interest rates and FX, derivatives, exotic options, structured products and risk management. He started his career in 1988 in the Derivatives Product Group at Morgan Stanley, which he joined after three years of post-graduate research in Theoretical Physi...

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          Ignace Fets

          Ignace Fets

          Ignace Fets is currently a senior risk management professional at RiskConcile, a risk management advisory firm based in Belgium. Next to holding a master’s degree in Mathematics, he also obtained a master’s degree in Financial and Actuarial Engineering at the Catholic University of Leuven.He started his career as a big four risk advisory c...

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            Helyette Geman

            Helyette Geman

            Dr Helyette Geman is the Director of the Commodity Finance Centre at the University of London and Johns Hopkins University. She is a graduate of Ecole Normale Superieure in Mathematics, holds a Masters degree in Theoretical Physics, a PhD in Probability from the University Pierre et Marie Curie and a PhD in Finance from the University Pantheon Sorb...

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            Jon Gregory

            Jon Gregory

            Dr Jon Gregory is an independent expert specializing in counterparty risk and xVA related projects. He has worked on many aspects of credit risk in his career, being previously with Barclays Capital, BNP Paribas and Citigroup.He is also a senior advisor at Solum Financial Derivatives Advisory. Jon is author of the books “The xVA Challenge: Co...

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            Scott Henderson

            Scott Henderson

            Scott Henderson holds degrees in Economics and Psychology, laying the foundation for his successful career in financial markets compliance, risk, and governance. With over 20 years of experience in Investment Banking, Scott began his professional journey by trading Precious Metals and FX Options in London and Hong Kong. Throughout his career, he ha...

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            Marc Henrard

            Marc Henrard

            Dr Marc Henrard is an independent expert specializing in interest rate modelling and risk management, and a visiting professor at University College London. Over the last 20 years, Marc has worked in various areas of quantitative finance.His experience includes management positions in risk management, trading, software development and quantitativ...

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              Andre Horovitz

              Andre Horovitz

              Andre Horovitz is the Founder of Financial Risk Fitness and has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. Mr Horovitz started his banking career at Lehman Brothers, where he was responsible for pricing, developing hedging strategies and marketing exotic interest rate derivatives. He subsequently held senior executive positions...

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                Ruben Kerkhofs

                Ruben Kerkhofs

                Ruben Kerkhofs is a data scientist working at Riskconcile. Ruben holds a Master’s degree in Statistics and Data Science (KU Leuven) and a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Information Systems Engineering (Hasselt University). He currently pursues a PhD in Financial Mathematics at the KU Leuven where he studies the impact of climate change on fi...

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                  Peter Leoni

                  Peter Leoni

                  Dr Peter Leoni graduated with a PhD in mathematical physics and started his professional career in Belgium, where he worked for KBC Asset Management as a risk manager modelling equity and interest rate derivatives.He then moved to ING as a front office quant on the exotic equity derivatives desk; and before the credit crunch hit, Dr Leoni reali...

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                  Henrik Lumholdt

                  Henrik Lumholdt

                  Henrik Lumholdt is a seasoned finance professional with over 30 years of capital markets experience. A partner in Copenhagen Allocation Partners, an investment advisory, he spends most of his professional time focused on international economies and capital markets.Previous roles include Chief Investment Strategist of Spain’s largest asset ma...

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                  Naina Patel

                  Naina Patel

                  Naina Patel is a trained lawyer with over 20 years of experience in international banking and structured finance transactions, including real estate finance, loans, leverage finance, debt capital markets, securitization, structured products, repos, derivatives and financial regulatory and compliance. Naina has been actively involved in the creat...

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                    Juan Ramirez

                    Juan Ramirez

                    Juan Ramirez is a senior professional at a major international bank, having previously worked at a big four accounting firm, advising on specific complex financial instruments and transactions, primarily related to (de)recognition, consolidation and hedging.He also advises banks on Basel III/IV and IFRS 9 issues, as well as being involved in al...

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                    Wim Schoutens

                    Wim Schoutens

                    Prof Wim Schoutens is Research Professor in financial engineering in the Department of Mathematics at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. He has extensive practical experience of model implementation and is well known for his consulting work in the banking industry.Wim is also the author of Lévy Processes in Finance: Pricing Financial ...

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                    Tony Sims

                    Tony Sims

                    Tony Sims has wide experience of teaching mathematical methods to students at all levels. He is MBA Course Director at Kingston University Business School and has been involved in delivering both short course and management development programmes for over 20 years.During this time he has acquired considerable practical experience through consul...

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                    Jan De Spiegeleer

                    Jan De Spiegeleer

                    Dr Jan De Spiegeleer is a co-Founder of RiskConcile a risk management advisory firm based in Lausanne. From 2007 till 2015 he was the head of risk management at Jabre Capital Partners, a Geneva-based hedge fund.Jan gained extensive knowledge of derivatives pricing, hedging and trading while working for KBC Financial Products in London, where he...

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                    Andreas Steiner

                    Andreas Steiner

                    Andreas Steiner is an independent consultant with over 15 years of practical experience in investment management. He focuses on investment process with related projects ranging from risk management to portfolio construction.He has published research on a wide range of investment topics - i.e. "Risk Parity for the Masses" in The Journal of Inves...

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                    Rupesh Tailor

                    Rupesh Tailor

                    Rupesh Tailor is a banking sector specialist with over fourteen years’ experience, having worked for sell-side and buy-side financial institutions including Goldman Sachs, Barclays Capital, Merrill Lynch, Auriga Investors and Morgan Stanley. He specialized in the European bank sector as well as the analysis of high yield and leveraged finance inv...

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                    Jean-Luc Verhelst

                    Jean-Luc Verhelst

                    Jean-Luc Verhelst is the author of the book Bitcoin, the Blockchain and Beyond (2017) and a renowned public speaker, trainer and advisor on blockchain. He teaches at multiple universities and training centers in Europe and the Middle East and advises corporates on their blockchain journey through workshops and advisory.Prior to his current posi...

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                    Uwe Wystup

                    Uwe Wystup

                    Professor Uwe Wystup is an extremely experienced practitioner in the field of foreign exchange options, a senior academic and a highly engaging teacher. He has twenty years of financial markets experience as a consultant, financial engineer, trader and structurer at Citibank, UBS, Sal.Oppenheim, Commerzbank and MathFinance and is also honorary ...

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