We are an international training company based in London specialising in the
securities finance business: securities lending, equity finance, hedge funds,
prime brokerage, repo and collateral management.
We offer a regular schedule of open-enrolment courses from introductory to
advanced levels as well as on-site training.
FinTuition training relies heavily on exercises, role plays and case studies to
promote a better understanding of securities financing and trading concepts
through contextually reinforced learning.
As short-selling and leverage are among the key elements defining the trading
strategies of both proprietary desks and hedge funds, the lowest-cost financing
of both short and long positions is essential to the generation of maximum
returns. Stock borrowing finances the short side of the trader's book and
increasingly some form of repo or swap (structured product) may be the most
economical and balance-sheet effective way to finance the long side.
Now representing a trillion dollar industry, hedge funds are a key driver of
growth in the securities finance market as well as an increasingly popular
investment alternative for institutions as well as family offices, endowments
and high net worth individuals. Prime brokerage provides the link between hedge
funds and securities finance. Finally, as hedge funds are mainly involved in
equity markets, an ability to value companies and use modeling techniques is
not only essential for them but also useful for those needing to understand
them and their strategies.
Securities finance and hedge fund administration are complex and operationally
intensive businesses. An efficient back office with staff who are knowledgeable
about the peculiarities of these transactions can often make the difference
between a gain and a loss on a particular trade. With declining spreads in the
industry, pooling collateral, trading it and generally optimising its use has
already saved banks many millions of dollars.
FinTuition takes a modular approach to training, selecting in consultation with
the client the most relevant aspects of the business and tailoring courses to
suit their needs. A range of in-house and open course programmes is available
from introductory to advanced. Our highly interactive seminars using bespoke
role-plays and case studies are only one aspect of our sophisticated training
philosophy. In addition, our private interactive site will enable you to
exchange information before and after the course.