Conferences & Seminars

SNL Knowledge Center is now part of S&P Global Market Intelligence, a division of S&P Global

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

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[Virtual] Depository Institution Financial Statement Analysis: Part III, Application + Advanced Topics

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.

September 27, 2016

 

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[Virtual] Introduction to Cable TV Valuation

During this 2.5 hour course you will learn the basic fundamentals of cable station valuation, plus the key approaches to modeling and projections, based on analysis of the key operating and financial metrics.

September 28, 2016

 

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[Virtual] P&C Insurance Valuation

In this virtual course participants will be introduced to the skills required to value insurance companies. 

September 29, 2016

 

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Fundamentals of the Natural Gas Industry

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. 

October 4-5, 2016

- Houston, TX

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Essentials of Regulatory Finance

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.

October 5-6, 2016

- Chicago, IL

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[Virtual] P&C Reinsurance 101

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.

October 6, 2016

 

Register Now
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Insurance Enterprise Risk Management

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.

October 6-7, 2016

- New York, NY

Register Now
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Introduction to the Texas ERCOT Electric Power Market

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.

October 6-7, 2016

- Houston, TX

Register Now
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[Virtual] Understanding the Debt Capital Markets, Part I: Capital Structures and the Money Markets

This session, the first of a three part series, will give you a basic understanding of options, their characteristics (including exercise and settlement), how and why they’re used, risk/reward tradeoffs, the ability to construct and understand payoff profiles, and a glimpse into the theory of option pricing. 

October 12, 2016

 

Register Now
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Fundamentals of Equity REIT Credit Analysis

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.  

October 13-14, 2016

- New York, NY

Register Now
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[Virtual] Understanding the Debt Capital Markets, Part II: The Bond Markets

This session will give you an introduction to the multi-trillion dollar swap market. We’ll discuss the different types of swaps, important underlying products, how swaps are used and constructed, their risks, the various swap market players and a little insight into how they’re priced.

October 19, 2016

 

Register Now
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7th Annual Insurance M&A Symposium

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.

October 19-20, 2016

- New York, NY

Register Now
E
Power and Gas Credit Risk Analysis

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.

October 25-26, 2016

- New York, NY

Register Now
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[Virtual] Understanding the Debt Capital Markets, Part III: Loans and Structured Finance

This session will give you an understanding of these markets and the differences between futures, forwards and options, the characteristics of the products, how they’re used for hedging and speculation, the market participants, and how their prices are determined.

October 26, 2016

 

Register Now
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Life Accounting and Analysis

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.

October 26-28, 2016

- Chicago, IL

Register Now
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[Virtual] P&C Reinsurance Accounting

This live online training seminar provides a concise overview of accounting for P&C reinsurance transactions.

November 1, 2016

 

Register Now
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Depository Institution Financial Statement Analysis

This course will help you properly assess the financial condition of a U.S banking institution.   We will start with basic building blocks of the income statement and balance sheet including a review of the critical accounting concepts for revenue recognition, loan loss reserves and selected asset categories.

November 2-3, 2016

- New York, NY

Register Now
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Power Risk Analysis Workshop

 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.

November 2-3, 2016

- New York, NY

Register Now
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[Virtual] Introduction to REIT Analysis: Part I, The REIT Industry

The first module of this course covers the history and evolution of the REIT Industry.  It examines the laws, regulations and fundamentals that REITs must follow to be successful.

November 9, 2016

 

Register Now
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10th Annual Insurance Brokerage Summit

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.

November 9-10, 2016

- Washington, DC

Register Now
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[Virtual] Introduction to REIT Analysis: Part II, The REIT Investment

In this second module, participants will examine and compare investing in real estate (directly) and REITs that are tradable stocks. This module provides an introduction to and overview of the fundamentals of investing and managing a portfolio of REIT investments.

November 10, 2016

 

Register Now
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Fundamentals of Bank Investment Portfolio Management

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).

November 14-15, 2016

- Fort Worth, TX

Register Now
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European Bank Financial and Credit Analysis

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.

November 14-16, 2016

- London, UK

Register Now
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P&C Accounting and Analysis

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.

November 15-17, 2016

- New York, NY

Register Now
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7th Annual Multichannel Summit

Capitalize on multichannel industry developments and programming opportunities. The sector's top financial, cable and technology executives will discuss key metrics and strategic trends.

November 16-17, 2016

- New York, NY

Register Now
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[Virtual] Mining Insight Seminar

SNL’s Mining Insight provides a comprehensive and straightforward explanation of global mining. You will get a clear picture of the global mining industry’s structure and activity, as well as a basic understanding of mineral economics and stakeholder considerations.

November 17, 2016

 

Register Now
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Fundamentals of Bank Credit Analysis

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.

December 5-6, 2016

- Washington, DC

Register Now
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Fundamentals of Insurance Company Credit Analysis

Specialized training in evaluating insurance company credit risk so you can apply that analysis to your fixed income and equity decisions.

December 6-7, 2016

- New York, NY

Register Now
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Bank Enterprise Risk Management

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.

December 7-8, 2016

- Washington, DC

Register Now
MM
Mining Insight Seminar

Mining Insight: The full course provides a comprehensive and straightforward explanation of global mining. Attendees will get a detailed picture of the global mining industry’s structure and activity, as well as a basic understanding of mineral economics and stakeholder considerations.

December 12, 2016

- London, UK

Register Now
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Fundamentals of REIT Valuation

An intensive, hands-on program dedicated to the intricacies of valuing REITs in today's environment.

December 13-14, 2016

- New York, NY

Register Now
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Strategies for Profit and Reliability: Utility Regulation Conference

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.

December 14-15, 2016

- Washington, DC

Register Now
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REIT School: Analyst Training In Real Estate Investment Trusts

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.

Final Date Available Soon

 

 

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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.

Final Date Available Soon

 

 

Get Updates
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AABD-SNL Bank Director Summit

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.

Final Date Available Soon

 

Final dates available soon - Washington, DC

Get Updates
E
30th Annual Power and Gas M&A Symposium

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.

February 14-15, 2017

- New York, NY

Register Now
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Bank Financial Leadership for Executives

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. 

February 20-24, 2017

- Charlottesville, VA

Register Now
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6th Annual Community Bankers Conference

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.

April 4-5, 2017

- New Orleans, LA

Register Now
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34th Annual TV and Radio Finance Summit

An unbiased look at finance, revenues, transactions and competitive strategy in the broadcasting sector today.

Final Date Available Soon

 

 

Get Updates
E
[Virtual] Introduction to Midstream Natural Gas Business

Whether you are new to the midstream gas industry or simply looking for a short refresher, you'll gain an understanding about the full range of the industry at this online, instructor led course. We'll provide an overview of the basics of the midstream natural gas industry, encompassing pipelines, gas storage and similar infrastructure. 

Final Date Available Soon

 

 

Get Updates
Understanding Debt Capital Markets

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.

Final Date Available Soon

 

Final dates available soon

Get Updates
MC
Media School: Analyst Training in Media and Communications

This two-day course provides an intensive introduction to the world of finance in the media industry.

Final Date Available Soon

 

 New York, NY

Get Updates
B
Inside Bank Accounting Practices

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.

Final Date Available Soon

 

Final dates available soon

Get Updates
B

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.

B

During this 2.5 hour course you will learn the basic fundamentals of cable station valuation, plus the key approaches to modeling and projections, based on analysis of the key operating and financial metrics.

B

September 29, 2016

 

In this virtual course participants will be introduced to the skills required to value insurance companies. 

E

October 4-5, 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. 

E

October 5-6, 2016

- 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.

I

October 6, 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.

I

October 6-7, 2016

- 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.

E

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.

B

This session, the first of a three part series, will give you a basic understanding of options, their characteristics (including exercise and settlement), how and why they’re used, risk/reward tradeoffs, the ability to construct and understand payoff profiles, and a glimpse into the theory of option pricing. 

RE

October 13-14, 2016

- 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.  

B

This session will give you an introduction to the multi-trillion dollar swap market. We’ll discuss the different types of swaps, important underlying products, how swaps are used and constructed, their risks, the various swap market players and a little insight into how they’re priced.

I

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.

E

October 25-26, 2016

- New York, NY

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.

B

This session will give you an understanding of these markets and the differences between futures, forwards and options, the characteristics of the products, how they’re used for hedging and speculation, the market participants, and how their prices are determined.

I

October 26-28, 2016

- Chicago, IL

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.

I

This live online training seminar provides a concise overview of accounting for P&C reinsurance transactions.

B

November 2-3, 2016

- New York, NY

This course will help you properly assess the financial condition of a U.S banking institution.   We will start with basic building blocks of the income statement and balance sheet including a review of the critical accounting concepts for revenue recognition, loan loss reserves and selected asset categories.

E

November 2-3, 2016

- New York, NY

 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.

RE

The first module of this course covers the history and evolution of the REIT Industry.  It examines the laws, regulations and fundamentals that REITs must follow to be successful.

I

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.

RE

In this second module, participants will examine and compare investing in real estate (directly) and REITs that are tradable stocks. This module provides an introduction to and overview of the fundamentals of investing and managing a portfolio of REIT investments.

B

November 14-15, 2016

- 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).

B

November 14-16, 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.

I

November 15-17, 2016

- 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.

MC

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.

MM

November 17, 2016

 

SNL’s Mining Insight provides a comprehensive and straightforward explanation of global mining. You will get a clear picture of the global mining industry’s structure and activity, as well as a basic understanding of mineral economics and stakeholder considerations.

B

December 5-6, 2016

- Washington, DC

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.

I

December 6-7, 2016

- New York, NY

Specialized training in evaluating insurance company credit risk so you can apply that analysis to your fixed income and equity decisions.

B

December 7-8, 2016

- 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.

MM

December 12, 2016

- London, UK

Mining Insight: The full course provides a comprehensive and straightforward explanation of global mining. Attendees will get a detailed picture of the global mining industry’s structure and activity, as well as a basic understanding of mineral economics and stakeholder considerations.

RE

December 13-14, 2016

- New York, NY

An intensive, hands-on program dedicated to the intricacies of valuing REITs in today's environment.

E

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.

RE

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.

E

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.

B

 

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.

E

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.

B

February 20-24, 2017

- 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. 

B

April 4-5, 2017

- New Orleans, LA

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.

MC

An unbiased look at finance, revenues, transactions and competitive strategy in the broadcasting sector today.

E

Whether you are new to the midstream gas industry or simply looking for a short refresher, you'll gain an understanding about the full range of the industry at this online, instructor led course. We'll provide an overview of the basics of the midstream natural gas industry, encompassing pipelines, gas storage and similar infrastructure. 

 

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.

MC

This two-day course provides an intensive introduction to the world of finance in the media industry.

B

 

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.