Trade wars, Brexit -threats or opportunities?

This won’t be the last article on Trade Wars! Much of the commentary has, understandably, focused on the adverse consequences, and uncertainties arising from, Trade Wars. An interesting article published by the World Economic Forum entitled “Trade Wars won’t fix globalization. Here’s why” can be accessed via this hyperlink

I believe that the discussions on […]

By |August 10th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Is 2018 the tipping point for digital business training?

From this


To this


Or a combination of the traditional and the new?

In his book, The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell outlined the key characteristics of “The Tipping Point “. This is the point of critical mass, where an idea goes from interesting to a few to must-have for everybody.

In the training world is 2018 the year […]

By |June 21st, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Potential credit problems and corporate credit analysis

Some companies will face financial difficulties. At a time of deep and rapid disruption in the business environment , identifying and dealing with problem credit exposures early and rapidly will be more important than in previous business cycles.

In the presentation in the link to the file below some aspects of the implications for corporate credit […]

By |May 2nd, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

5 key aspects of capital structuring to consider at a time of disruption in the business environment

Many commentators believe we are approaching the end of the upwards phase of the  current business cycle. When the cycle turns negative are companies’ capital structures appropriate  when the impact of a normal business cycle will also be affected by disruptive changes in the business environment?

The file accessible via the link below presents 5 areas […]

By |April 26th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

How reliable are financial statements at a time of rapid disruption?

At a time when there is rapid change in the business environment how reliable are published financial statements? What are some of the signs of “fake financials”?

Please click on the link to the file , Part 3, Financial statements, below for some observations on the limitations of financial statements at a time of rapid disruption.

Part […]

By |April 18th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Qualitative Corporate Credit Analysis and rapid disruption

Numbers reflect the results of actions taken by companies.  Particularly at a time of rapid and disruptive change, Corporate Credit Analysis should however be focusing more on the impact of a rapidly changing business environment, and management’s willingness and ability to adapt to fast moving business conditions.

Please following the link below for a free presentation on […]

By |April 9th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

6 Corporate Credit Analysis themes at a time of massive disruption

Particularly since the onset of the Global Financial Crisis there has been massive, far reaching and fast growing disruption in the business environment. So what are the implications in analysing, structuring and pricing corporate credit transactions? Are the traditional tools of corporate credit analysis still fit for purpose?

In the link below I have summarised 6 key […]

By |April 3rd, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Some key questions in evaluating Project Finance transactions

Opportunities: In the area of Project Finance, the growth in PPP and Renewable Energy globally present enormous opportunities.
To assess project viability and an appropriate structure it is however essential to ask some key questions about risk assessment, potential returns, the structuring of any project and the capital structure, such as:
Where are we in the economic and credit […]

By |July 24th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

What are some key questions in assessing Large Scale Real Estate Investments?

The business environment is, as we know, rapidly changing . How this will affect Large scale Real Estate Investments  – positively or negatively – will of course be a function of specific geographic markets, Real Estate sectors and specific properties. Below is a link to a document – Real Estate roadmap –  that summarises some […]

By |March 26th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Do you have testing facilities as part of your learning tools?

Making financial decisions involves an assessment of the future. Nils Bohr, a Nobel Prize winning physicist, is reported to have said “Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future”. Part of prediction in the financial markets is quantitative, but as we all know judgement is also needed as world events do not always […]

By |May 18th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments