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Corporate Credit Analysis and Forecasting

This programme is designed to give delegates the credit skills and tools needed to appraise credit risk and to design and create their own modelling of scenarios for lending applications to large corporates. As such it will enable delegates to go beyond a basic review of historical financial information and external broker reports into considering base and stressed case forecasts prepared by team members and in particular, the ability to consider potential borrower performance and the implications for financial covenants and debt repayment ability.

This will be an interactive programme with delegates working through various case studies and in small teams to consider financial drivers, the value in a business and to create cash flow models.   

Who should attend? 

This course will be of particular relevance to professionals working within the lending and credit risk departments of banks and/or financial services organisations. It is aimed at delegates who already have some credit experience but who are looking to deepen and refresh their knowledge, particularly of company valuations and cashflows.

Typical candidates who will benefit from this course include:

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

Course outline 

  • Overview of Corporate Lending
  • Business Strategy and Financial Analysis
  •  Debt Structures and Sources of Payback

  • Obtaining source data
  • Coding inputs
  • Structuring assumptions and anticipating scenario analysis

  • Modelling the cash flow statement
  • Key linkages to other statements
  • Forecasting unlevered cash flow

  • What scenarios make the most sense?
  • How can we structure the financial model to run those scenarios easily?
  • What happens to our outputs as the model is stressed?
  • How do financial covenants perform under stressed scenarios?

  • What are the most important outputs?
  • How can they be presented clearly to credit committee?

Dates and location 

Date and time: 

Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 November, 9.00am - 5.00pm


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

Course instructor 

Headshot of Simon Ling-LockeSimon Ling-Locke MBA, FCIB, DipFS, PGCHE
Simon Ling-Locke was the head of the European leverage finance and corporate teams at UFJ Bank and managed a book of over USD2 billion in assets. Overall he has in excess of 30 years banking experience in the international markets and has spent 25 years working in the syndicated loan market gaining a wide range of experience across risk management in major banking organisations including Barclays, Tokai and UFJ banks. Before embarking on his career as a full time trainer, lecturer and consultant, Simon headed up and developed the training activities at the Loan Market Association (the association for the syndicated loan market for the European and Middle East regions).

Professionally, Simon is a senior lecturer for The London Institute of Banking and Finance, an active trainer and consultant on risk management, credit risk, credit portfolio management, debt restructuring and sovereign risk subjects. His style of teaching is known for his direct speaking on financial subjects and the impact it has on risk perceptions. In particular, he forewarned of the financial crisis some 2 years before it happened .He has undertaken research and written articles for various publications including Financier Worldwide, International Finance and the Turnaround Management Association and written material for a Masters level Derivatives and Risk Management programme for the Open University. Simon holds a Masters of Business Administration, obtained post graduate qualifications in banking and finance and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. He also holds a postgraduate certificate in higher education.


Registration and fees

*Special early bird discount price of £745*
Book your place by Friday 11 August using promotional code: EARLY

  • Members  £890
  • Non-Members  £980

Registration fee includes all learning materials and refreshments. 

Register online

For further information please contact our events team on +44 (0) 20 7337 6286 or

Multiple bookings and in-house delivery

Discounts are available for group bookings . 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 group discounts and in-house delivery, please contact the Events team at or on +44 (0) 20 7337 6286

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