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Conferences and Seminars

Find out what thousands of attendees already know. SNL Knowledge Center provides the most relevant and practical training around, because our agendas are sector-specific and our instructors come from the ranks of active practitioners. 

Likewise, at our executive conferences, you'll find panelists and keynotes with direct experience in the topic at hand, featuring a broad spectrum of insight and engagement so you leave with new information to better inform your plans.


  • Upcoming Events

    January 21, 2015
    The web-based training is aimed at those who would like an introduction to the property-casualty industry or those who would like a refresher on the basic concepts.This would include actuarial, finance, risk, underwriting, and other professionals within insurance companies, as well outside consultants, insurance brokers, and investors.
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    January 22, 2015
    The web-based training is aimed at those who would like an introduction to the property-casualty industry or those who would like a refresher on the basic concepts.This would include actuarial, finance, risk, underwriting, and other professionals within insurance companies, as well outside consultants, insurance brokers, and investors.
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    January 27, 2015
    In this 2.5 hour course you will learn the basics of utility regulation and rate making, concluding with a real world case study of a recent rate case proceeding to show how the topics covered work in practice.
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    January 29-30, 2015 - San Antonio, TX
    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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    February 18, 2015
    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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    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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    February 24-25, 2015 - Atlanta, GA
    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 9-10, 2015 - 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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    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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    March 10-11, 2015 - 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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    March 11-12, 2015 - 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 12-13, 2015 - New York, NY
    This comprehensive, interactive course will help you master the tactics of successfully working with the rating agencies, and gain many valuable insights into strategies for optimizing your ratings.
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    March 17-19, 2015 - New York, NY
    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 18-19, 2015 - Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
    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 18-19, 2015 - Chicago, IL
    An intensive, hands-on program dedicated to the intricacies of valuing REITs in today's environment.
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    April 8-9, 2015 - 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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    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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    April 21-23, 2015 - 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 22-24, 2015
    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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    May 4-5, 2015 - Washington D.C.
    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 6-7, 2015 - Washington, DC
    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 12-13, 2015 - 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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    Final Dates Available Soon
    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 19-20, 2015 - 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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    June 2-4, 2015 - 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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    Final Date Available Soon
    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
    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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    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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    June 23-24, 2015 - New York, NY
    A comprehensive guide to the P&C reinsurance business for analysts, investors and insurance industry 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
    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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    Final Date Available Soon
    Analyst Training in the Banking Sector
    Final dates available soon - 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 10-11, 2015 - New York, NY
    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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    Final dates available soon
    Although many companies use "plain vanilla" derivative products to manage risk, frequently the best way to match risk to payoff is to utilize more specialized contracts. This course will provide an understanding of the various structured contracts, plus you'll learn the pros and cons of each and how to evaluate the associated risks.
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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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    October 7-8, 2015 - 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 14-15, 2015 - 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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    Final Date Available Soon
    Power Risk Analysis Workshop
    Final dates available soon
     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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    Final Date Available Soon
    Financial Analysis of Life Insurers
    Final dates available soon
    A comprehensive seminar on reaching beyond the statutory data to assess the financial performance of life insurance companies.
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    Final dates available soon - 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
    P&C Reinsurance Accounting
    Final dates available soon
    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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    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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