In-House Seminars

With as few as 10 people interested in any of our sessions, it could be cost effective for your organization to consider an in-house presentation. You can choose from any of our standard programs, or we will develop a custom seminar to perfectly suit your audience's needs. 

If a private seminar for your staff is something you would like to consider, simply call our in-house division at (860)347-6568 or email us at mike@afs-seminars.com for information and available dates.

Please click HERE to download our full catalog of our course offerings.  Any of the topics can be combined to create a custom session for your group.

Below is a list of our standard seminars:

Introduction To Securities & Markets
The Introduction To Securities & Markets Seminar was developed to give the attendee an introductory knowledge of the public securities available in today's fast-paced markets, where these securities are traded, and some of the trading techniques used in conjunction with these instruments.

Advanced Securities & Markets
The Advanced Securities & Markets Seminar is designed to give the attendee an advanced, thorough knowledge of some of the more complex public securities available in today's fast-paced markets as well as some of the trading techniques used in conjunction with these instruments.

Mortgage & Asset Backed Securities
The Mortgage & Asset Backed Securities Seminar is designed to give the attendee an in-depth knowledge of these securities. The marketplace for these instruments and their derivatives has grown tremendously in the past decade increasing the complexity of these securities. This seminar will help the attendee gain a thorough understanding of how these instruments are structured, why they behave the way they do and the accounting and systems concerns which pertain to them.

Derivatives
The Derivatives Seminar is designed to give the attendee an in-depth knowledge of these securities. The rapid increase in the use of these instruments among institutional investors has greatly increased the demands on accounting and systems professionals. This seminar will help the attendee gain a thorough understanding of how these securities are structured, why they are important to portfolio management and the accounting and systems concerns which pertain to them.

Fixed Income Calculations & Principles
The Fixed Income Calculations & Principles Seminar is designed to give the attendee an in-depth knowledge of all the fundamentals that apply to this vast securities marketplace. The massive holding of all types of fixed income products has greatly increased the demands on accounting, operations and systems professionals. This seminar will help the attendee gain a thorough and deep understanding of all the calculations and concepts that apply to the bond markets, why they are important to portfolio management, as well as the accounting and systems concerns that pertain to them.

Securities Operations, Processing & Accounting
The Securities Operations, Processing & Accounting Seminar was created to address securities operations, processing and accounting for both buy side and sell side participants in the financial marketplace. We begin with an examination of the types of organizations that make up the "market" and then review the major products and their related processing requirements. The transaction lifecycle is followed in its entirety from order management through portfolio management. Since the United States and Canada continue to push for a one-day settlement cycle, there will be a thorough review that includes issues such as risk management and straight through processing issues on the road to T+1.

Preventing Investment Fraud Seminar
The Preventing Investment Fraud Seminar was designed to give the attendee all the knowledge necessary to better prevent fraudulent activities in an institutional investor environment. During the past 25 years there have been countless financial scandals involving all sorts of individuals and incorporating a vast array of methods. Although the title of the course includes “auditing” it is appropriate for anyone seeking a background on what has gone wrong in the financial markets during recent history. This program was developed for the sole purpose of preventing any of these frauds from occurring within your organization. This seminar will give the attendee a thorough understanding of every weakness within the investment department and the clues to look for to uncover any scheme before it becomes ruinous.

Corporate Actions
The Corporate Actions Seminar is designed to give attendees an in-depth knowledge of this often, complex process. The marketplace for complex instruments and their derivatives has grown tremendously in the past two decades and this growth has caused a great increase in unique events that impact investor processing of information. This seminar will help the attendee gain a thorough understanding of how not only the events institutions need to be prepared for, but why they occur when and how they do and the accounting and systems concerns which pertain to all types of corporate actions.

Alternative Investments
The Alternative Investments Seminar is designed to give attendees an in-depth knowledge of this fast growing asset class. The marketplace for alternative investment opportunities has grown tremendously in the past decade and this growth has caused a great increase in the complexity of these instruments. This seminar will help the attendee gain a thorough understanding of how these instruments are structured, why they behave the way they do and the accounting and systems concerns which pertain to them.

Distressed Securities
The Distressed Securities Seminar is designed to give attendees an in-depth knowledge of these problematic securities. The amount of these type of instruments has grown tremendously in the past three years and this growth has caused a great increase in the complexity in dealing properly with these investments. This seminar will help the attendee gain a thorough understanding of how these instruments were structured, why they are behaving the way they are and the accounting and systems concerns which pertain to them.

Treasury Management & Operations
The Treasury Management & Operations Seminar is designed to give attendees an in-depth knowledge of the daily operation of the corporate treasury function. The function of the treasury operations is vital to any institutional investor and this program is designed to give any staff member insight, understanding and the ability to interact with this department more efficiently.

CMO, ABS & CMBS Securities
The marketplace for these instruments and their derivatives has grown tremendously in the past decade and this growth has caused a great increase in the complexity of these securities. The session will help the attendee gain a thorough understanding of how these instruments are structured, why they behave the way they do and the accounting and systems concerns which pertain to them.

Private Placements & Restricted Securities
The Private Placements & Restricted Securities Seminar is developed to give the attendee an introductory knowledge of these private securities. The marketplace for private placement securities has grown tremendously over the past decade, causing a great increase in the complexity of these instruments. This course will help the person attending gain an understanding of how private placements and restricted securities are structured and how they behave.

Swaps & Swap Derivatives
The Swaps & Swap Derivatives Seminar is designed to give the attendee an in-depth knowledge of these securities. The rapid increase in the use of these instruments among institutional investors has greatly increased the demands on accounting and systems professionals. This session will help the attendee gain a thorough understanding of how these securities are structured, why they are important to portfolio management, and the accounting, audit and systems concerns which pertain to them.