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    September 23-24, 2014 - New York, NY
    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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    September 23, 2014   1:00 PM - 2:30 PM  ET
    This webinar will explore the features that have contributed to the growth in business development companies (BDCs), underlying asset classes to which BDCs offer investors exposure, and highlight the key performance metrics for evaluating BDCs.
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    September 24-26, 2014
    This two day workshop provides an understanding and working knowledge of statutory accounting and reporting requirements for insurance company invested assets, including Life, Health and P&C companies
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    September 25-26, 2014 - New York, NY
    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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    September 25, 2014   2:00 PM - 3:15 PM  ET
    [EVENT TO BE RE-SCHEDULED] In spite of continuing M&A activity, the competition for talent is actually heating up, due to a shrinking talent pool. This session will help banks understand how to better prepare for growth (whether organic or through acquisition), or prepare to be acquired by another organization.
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    September 29-30, 2014 - Chicago, IL
    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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    October 1, 2014   9:00 AM - 10:00 AM  ET
    The leverage ratio has become a key measure and regulatory tool for bank supervisors during recent years. The impact on banks, their capital and their business models has been significant and is still being played out. Join us for a timely discussion.
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    October 6-7, 2014 - 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 6-7, 2014 - New York, NY
    Learn the technical, economic and regulatory details that define the threats and opportunities embodied in renewables, distributed resources and microgrids. You will then explore possible responses that can help your organization optimize its approach.
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    October 6-7, 2014 - New York, NY
    This two-day course provides an intensive introduction to the world of finance in the media industry.
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    October 7-9, 2014 - Houston, TX
    Companies continue to be exposed to significant energy and electricity related price risk, and this risk needs to be properly quantified. Energy and electricity companies worldwide depend on accurate information about the risks and opportunities facing day to day decisions.
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    October 8-9, 2014 - New York, NY
    Has the shale gas revolution made natural gas a safe bet for the future? In this seminar, you will learn the technical, economic, environmental and market details that will prepare you to identify and evaluate shale-related risks and opportunities.
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    October 9, 2014 - 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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    October 13-14, 2014 - Houston, TX
    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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    October 14-15, 2014 - Houston, TX
     If your work involves modeling risk scenarios – or making recommendations based on modeled scenarios – raise your game with this two-day workshop on quantitative methodologies and hedging strategies for the power sector.
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    October 15-16, 2014 - 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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    October 16-17, 2014 - Philadelphia, PA
    Understanding gas & electric utility rates and their relationship to utility profits doesn't have to be confusing.
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    October 20, 2014 - New York, NY
    This seminar provides an executive summary of the financial operations of the property and casualty insurance business, enabling participants to understand, evaluate, and structure the strategic direction of a P&C organization.
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    October 21-22, 2014 - New York, NY
    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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    October 21-24, 2014 - New York, NY
    For professionals who work with - or in - the finance function – this program provides a foundational introduction to the debt capital markets and derivative products. You can register for either session, or the full program.
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    October 28-30, 2014 - New York, NY
    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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    November 5-6, 2014 - New York, NY
    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 10-11, 2014 - 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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    November 12-14, 2014 - 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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    November 12-13, 2014 - New York, NY
    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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    November 13-14, 2014 - New York, NY
    Our goal of this 2-day program is to provide analysts, investors, and managers with a methodology and a set of guidelines that will allow them to better understand the credit analysis process.  
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    November 18-19, 2014 - 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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    November 20-21, 2014 - 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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    November 20, 2014 - 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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    December 1-3, 2014 - San Francisco , CA
    This three day seminar provides an in-depth understanding and working knowledge of Statutory Accounting and Reporting practices specific to health organizations.
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    Final Date Available Soon
    Liquefied Natural Gas Markets
    Final dates available soon
    Will Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) be the next major disruption to natural gas markets? In this seminar, you will learn the technical, economic, regulatory, and global market details that will help you identify and evaluate LNG risks and opportunities.
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    Power Equity Investments
    Final dates available soon
    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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    December 4-5, 2014 - Fort Worth, TX
    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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    December 8-9, 2014 - Washington, DC
    Strategies for significantly improving outcomes in the face of a markedly more adverse environment.
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    December 8-9, 2014 - 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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    December 8-11, 2014 - Las Vegas, NV
    This four day seminar provides an understanding and working knowledge necessary to prepare and file 2014 Health Annual and 2015 Health Quarterly Statements
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    December 9-10, 2014 - New York, NY
    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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    December 9-10, 2014 - New York, NY
    A comprehensive guide to the P&C reinsurance business for analysts, investors and insurance industry professionals.
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    December 10-11, 2014 - New York, NY
    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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    December 11-12, 2014 - New York, NY
    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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    December 12, 2014 - Las Vegas, NV
    This one day workshop provides understanding and working knowledge necessary to prepare and file the 2014 Risk-Based Capital Formula
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    December 15-16, 2014 - Houston, TX
    This course is a comprehensive introductory program into evaluating assets in the midstream supply chain. We will briefly touch on production assets, as they relate to midstream, then cover gathering and processing, pipeline assets and storage in depth. We will also touch on LNG assets.
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    December SNL CIA exam date coming soon
    The SNL Certified Insurance Analyst (CIA) program provides insurance industry professionals with an official designation showcasing their proficiency in the fundamentals of statutory accounting and financial analysis. 
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    February 18-19, 2015 - New York, NY
    The gold standard of energy sector 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.
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    February 23-27, 2015 - 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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    Final Date Available Soon
    REIT Board of Directors Summit
    REIT Board training is designed as a two day comprehensive summit focusing on REIT specific board training which will enable non-Real Estate directors especially; to take lessons learned from other industries and apply them to REIT governance.
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    Final dates available soon
    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 15-16, 2015 - Amelia Island, FL
    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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    Final Date Available Soon
    AABD-SNL Bank Director Summit
    Final dates available soon - Washington, DC
    Bank directors are being challenged as never before. Join us for a unique gathering of board directors - an opportunity for you to network and discuss the challenges of escalating compliance costs, narrowing margins, competitive challenges, as well as issues like compensation and personal liability risk.
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    SNL Kagan TV and Radio Finance Summit
    Dates and location for 2015 coming soon
    An unbiased look at finance, revenues, transactions and competitive strategy in the broadcasting sector today.
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    Final dates available soon
    The only program to provide a comprehensive introduction to the REIT sector for investors, analysts and REIT financial professionals.
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    Final dates available soon
    Join us for 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
    Analyst Training in the Banking Sector
    Final dates available soon - Charlottesville, VA
    Now in its 17th 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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    Final dates available soon
    Get the comprehensive foundation you need to build a career in the power and gas sectors. You'll learn from people who work in the industry every day – from the fundamentals of the markets to financial and credit analysis to capital markets and much more.
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