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    February 16-17, 2016 - Houston, TX
    This comprehensive and clearly explained program is for professionals who are seeking an in-depth understanding of today's North American natural gas industry and want to be up and running to make intelligent and prudent trading and buying decisions. 
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    February 16, 2016   12:30 PM - 2:00 PM  ET
    Bank M&A activity in 2015 was consistent with 2014 and when compared as a percentage of outstanding charters, the activity was at historic levels percentage-wise. With this level of activity and with stock market uncertainty in early part of 2016, this session will discuss the key factors that drove M&A activity and will impact 2016 M&A activity.
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    February 17, 2016
    Join us live, online for an overview of the U.S. banking industry, including differentiating between community, regional and money center banks. You will get a clear picture of how banks make money, as well as a basic understanding of the key ratios that analysts use to evaluate the health of individual banking companies – and much more. 
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    February 18, 2016 - Houston, TX
    Understand the basic workings of the dynamic Texas wholesale and retail markets; how the ERCOT ISO operates; and what changes have occurred as ERCOT shifted from a "zonal" to a "nodal" or "LMP-type" form of market design and how the new market design works.
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    February 22-26, 2016 - Charlottesville, VA
    The only certificate program specifically designed to develop and expand the strategy leadership and enterprise financial skills of bank finance executives -- both current and rising. A collaborative program from SNL Financial and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. 
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    February 23-25, 2016 - Houston, TX
    This comprehensive three-day program is designed to provide a solid understanding of key statistical and analytic tools used in the energy and electric power markets. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on exercises, participants will learn and practice key energy applications of statistical modeling. 
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    February 23-25, 2016 - Atlanta, GA
    This is a fast-track consolidated course designed for participants who need to read, understand, and analyze insurance industry statutory financial reports.  A comprehensive approach takes students from insurance basics to high level financial analysis.
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    March 2, 2016
    This live, online training seminar provides a concise overview of the P&C reinsurance industry. This is a perfect course for those who work for or with P&C reinsurance companies. You'll leave with a thorough grasp of the foundational concepts of property and casualty reinsurance companies.
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    March 3-4, 2016 - Atlanta, GA
    A comprehensive two-day course that gives you an understanding of the importance of risk awareness in a holistic manner as opposed to a traditional silo based approach. Risk culture, transparency, the results of risk modeling, and the value of risk governance are also covered.
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    March 8, 2016
    This module focuses on understanding the balance sheet and the income statements of depository institutions. The purpose of this session is to familiarize you with sources of revenue and expenses, and the assets and liabilities of a typical depository institution, and to review some accounting issues unique to financial institutions. 
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    March 8-9, 2016 - Houston, TX
    Understanding today’s U.S. electric power sector, including the smart grid, ISO markets and wholesale power transactions. Presented in partnership with PGS Energy Training.
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    March 9-10, 2016 - New York, NY
    Power Valuation is a comprehensive training program that provides valuation concepts, methodologies, and applications within the energy industry. The program builds on lectures, discussion and case studies to teach you how to value individual assets as well as whole companies in the energy sector.

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    March 10-11, 2016 - Atlanta, GA
    Take advantage of this intensive two-day training dedicated to valuing banks in the current economic environment. Coursework includes lectures, case studies and hands-on modeling.
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    March 10-11, 2016 - Houston, TX
    This proven program is for professionals who are looking for a comprehensive and clearly explained understanding of natural gas, oil and electricity financial instruments, the markets they trade in, and how these powerful tools can be used to manage risk and structure profitable transactions.
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    March 14-15, 2016 - Tampa, FL
    Understand and apply the principles of finance specific to regulated electric utilities, particularly cost of capital issues; a seminar geared to the needs of industry, finance and regulatory professionals.
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    March 15, 2016
    In this module we will begin to apply the ratio tools and concepts introduced in Part I by analyzing actual financial statement schedules of a depository institution. We will describe some of the limitations of ratio analysis and identify adjustments that analysts make to better interpret trends in performance. We will also review quality of earnings issues and seasonal factors that might influence changes in sequential quarter performance.
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    March 15-16, 2016 - Atlanta, GA
    An intensive, hands-on program dedicated to the intricacies of valuing REITs in today's environment.
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    March 16-17, 2016 - Atlanta, GA
    This program will provide an understanding and analysis of specific investment instruments, as well as provide a wealth of ideas for optimizing your portfolio structure and returns (e.g., maximizing risk  adjusted returns).
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    March 17, 2016   3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  ET
    With interest rates near 50-year lows and Federal Reserve interest rate hikes imminent, conventional wisdom would lead some to believe that bonds in your bank investment portfolios are a risky investment.
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    March 22, 2016
    The third and final module of Bank Financial Statement Analysis introduces some advanced techniques of financial statement analysis. Working with actual bank financial statements, we will work through an exercise to “normalize” an institution’s earnings, an exercise that investors commonly perform during periods of earnings stress.
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    March 30-31, 2016 - Irving, TX
    What are the paths to profitability and growth for commercial banks today? Join us for discussion and networking as panels of successful community bank executives and leading strategic and financial advisors share insights and best practices on how community banks can prosper in the current environment.
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    April 6, 2016
    This web-based training is a companion virtual course to the introductory Insurance 101, and takes a more in depth look at the property-casualty industry.  While it is a follow-on to the previous 101 session, it also can be a stand-alone presentation for those who already have some familiarity with the industry.  Stated another way, you don’t have to have participated in the previous days presentation to benefit from Insurance 201.
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    April 11-13, 2016 - London, UK
    This program gives you the foundational framework it takes to succeed in assessing the true status and prospects of European banks. Choose one or both sessions, depending upon your needs and experience level.
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    April 12-13, 2016 - New York, NY
    In-depth instruction on the theory and tools necessary to understand and overcome the unique challenges inherent in valuing insurance carriers.
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    April 13-14, 2016 - New York, NY
    Gain an in-depth understanding, with an emphasis on risk identification, allocation and mitigation – from a project's conception, across its entire dynamic life cycle.
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    April 19-20, 2016 - New York, NY
    A comprehensive foundational program on reading and understanding the statutory financial filings of P&C insurers. It’s the essential first step towards financial analysis, credit analysis, auditing or transaction valuation in the sector.
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    April 21-22, 2016 - New York, NY
    A comprehensive seminar on reaching beyond the statutory data to assess the financial performance of P&C insurance companies.
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    May 2-3, 2016 - New York, NY
    Focusing specifically on the bank sector, Fundamentals of Bank Credit Analysis show you how to evaluate the credit risk of depository institutions and apply that analysis to your investment, lending or acquisition decisions.
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    May 3-4, 2016 - Chicago, IL
    A deep-dive course that provides a solid understanding of the impact of financial reporting and regulatory accounting components of an electric or gas utility.
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    May 4-5, 2016 - New York, NY
    Risk strategy too often focuses on business silos. This program teaches executives a whole-bank framework for avoiding or mitigating loss, encouraging early action to address emerging risks and reducing regulatory burden, increasing the value of your institution.
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    May 5-6, 2016 - Nashville, TN
    This session is for current and potential SNL Banker users to share ideas, success stories and best practices for deploying and utilizing the SNL Banker solution.
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    May 9, 2016 - London, UK, GB
    The program will focus on the practical realities of the market, rather than taking an excessively mathematical or academic approach. The course style is discussion and case study based rather than pure lecture, allowing the participants to think through the products themselves and thus gain a more intuitive understanding of the market.
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    May 17-18, 2016 - Atlanta, GA
    A comprehensive guide to the P&C reinsurance business for analysts, investors and insurance industry professionals.
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    June 7-8, 2016 - Chantilly, Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardy
    It's no secret that 2015 has been a difficult year for global mining companies, with commodity prices depreciating at an alarming rate. Looking ahead, the impact of government policies and regulations will be crucial to the decision as to whether or not to continue marginal or subsidized operations or to invest and develop new mines.
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    June 14-15, 2016 - Chicago, IL
    Specialized training in evaluating insurance company credit risk so you can apply that analysis to your fixed income and equity decisions.
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    June 15, 2016 - New York, NY
    An unbiased look at finance, revenues, transactions and competitive strategy in the broadcasting sector today.
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    June 28-29, 2016 - New York, NY
    Fundamentals of Life Reinsurance provides a complete foundation on the mechanics of the Life Reinsurance business, including the structures and types of contracts, their uses as a risk and financial management tool, and their impact upon insurance organizations.
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    June 28-29, 2016 - Chicago, IL
    Now in its 15th year, REIT School is the only program to provide a comprehensive introduction to the REIT sector for investors, analysts and REIT financial professionals.
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    July 12-13, 2016 - New York, NY
    A comprehensive foundational program on understanding the statutory financial filings of life insurers. It’s the essential first step towards financial analysis, credit analysis, auditing or transaction valuation in the sector.
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    July 14-15, 2016 - New York, NY
    A comprehensive seminar on reaching beyond the statutory data to assess the financial performance of life insurance companies.
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    July 25-29, 2016 - Charlottesville, VA
    Now in its 18th year, Analyst Training in the Banking Sector introduces you to the broad spectrum of topics required to analyze depository institutions in today's banking sector. As the benchmark training program for professionals who want to analyze, advise, work in or regulate banks, Analyst Training consists of two consecutive sessions. You can elect to attend either, or attend both to get the most comprehensive introduction to the banking sector you can find.
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    August 9-11, 2016 - Chicago, IL
    P&C Accounting and Analysis is a three day fast-track course, designed for professionals with some foundational concepts already under their belts. This seminar provides the essential concepts from our two-day Statutory Accounting and Financial Analysis courses in one concentrated program.
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    August 10, 2016
    The web-based training is an introduction to the industry that is designed with such a progression in mind. The discussion leaders start with the basic concepts of risk transfer and progress through a description of the products to the basics of cash flow, accounting and economics.  To round out the learning there is also a discussion of reinsurance and an introduction to reserve analysis.
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    August 23-25, 2016 - Chicago, IL
    In-depth instruction on the theory and tools necessary to understand and overcome the unique challenges inherent in valuing insurance carriers.
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    September 14, 2016
    Fundamentals of Loss Reserve Analysis is a one and one-half day course that will show you how to apply basic actuarial techniques to publicly available insurance data.
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    Final Date Available Soon
    Inside Bank Accounting Practices
    Final dates available soon
    This program is a deep dive into how banks account for and report their more complex operating results, giving you the knowledge and perspective to better judge their financial position.
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    September 21, 2016
    This online presentation is designed for those seeking an introduction to the Life Insurance Industry or to those who may need to review or update their familiarity with fundamental concepts.
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    September 22-23, 2016 - Washington, DC
    The banking sector's gold-standard M&A gathering, featuring guidance and insight on mergers and acquisitions, the strategic issues facing the industry and what's to come from senior executives, policy makers and Wall Street professionals.
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    October 19-20, 2016 - New York, NY
    The flagship M&A gathering in the insurance space, with perspectives from senior executives, policy makers and Wall Street professionals on the strategic and tactical issues currently surrounding insurance carrier mergers and acquisitions.
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    Understanding Debt Capital Markets
    Final dates available soon
    For professionals who work with - or in - the finance function – this program provides a foundational introduction to the debt capital markets and related financial instruments.
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    November 9-10, 2016 - Washington, DC
    Join executives from brokerages, carriers, strategic advisors and financiers for discussions on key issues, projections for growth and transactions in the sector, plus workshops on perpetuation and M&A strategy.
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    November 16-17, 2016 - New York, NY
    Capitalize on multichannel industry developments and programming opportunities. The sector's top financial, cable and technology executives will discuss key metrics and strategic trends.
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    Washington, DC
    Join us as we gather experts from across the industry to examine and discuss the best emerging strategies for more favorable orders and decisions. It's an always-topical, highly relevant conference that will give you the actionable insight you need to optimize your future plans.
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    Final Date Available Soon
    Power Equity Investments
    This course is an in-depth study of the mechanics of a utility or power company's equity value. Investors will learn what to look for before they act, while company staffers will learn what shareholders expect and what they can do to yield a better stock price.
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    Get a comprehensive introduction to the tools you need to analyze credit risk in the power and natural gas industries – covering regulated utilities, independent power generators and competitive energy providers. Real world situations and case studies are used throughout to illustrate key concepts.
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    Final Date Available Soon
    P&C Reinsurance Accounting
    An in-depth study of all P&C reinsurance transactional accounting techniques. Includes hands-on exercises and case studies, providing skills you can put to immediate use.
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    February 14-15, 2017 - New York, NY
    The gold standard of energy M&A conferences -- the Symposium provides an ideal opportunity to learn from (and network with) senior executives and advisors from the most successful organizations across the industry. Join us for the latest insight on power and utility mergers and acquisitions.
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