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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

    August 31-September 1, 2015 - 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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    September 1-2, 2015 - New York, NY
    An intensive, hands-on program dedicated to the intricacies of valuing REITs in today's environment.
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    September 2, 2015
    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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    September 2-3, 2015 - 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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    September 9-10, 2015 - Denver, CO
    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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    September 14-15, 2015 - Denver, CO
    This 1.5 days workshop provides understanding and working knowledge of statutory accounting and reporting principles for claims and claim-adjustment expenses.
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    September 15-17, 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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    September 15, 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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    Mining Insight Seminar
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    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.
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    September 16-17, 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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    September 16, 2015 - Denver, CO
    This one day workshop provides an understanding and working knowledge of the preparation of the NAIC Supplemental Health Care Exhibit and the Accounting and Reporting for ACA Fees and the 3Rs- Reinsurance, Risk Corridors, and Risk Adjustment Programs (Stabilization Programs).
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    September 17-18, 2015 - 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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    September 17-18, 2015 - Atlanta, GA
    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 22-23, 2015 - 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, 2015
    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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    September 23, 2015
    In this compact, online course, the instructor will lead you through the basics of utility costing, ratemaking, and the regulatory process as a foundation for understanding and addressing the key pricing challenges in today’s energy marketplace - and how viable ratemaking solutions can be developed. 
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    September 24-25, 2015 - 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 28, 2015
    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 30, 2015
    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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    October 5-6, 2015 - 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 6-7, 2015 - 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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    October 6-8, 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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    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 8, 2015 - 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 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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    October 20-22, 2015 - 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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    October 20-21, 2015 - 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 related financial instruments.
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    October 28-29, 2015 - Houston, Texas
    This course is a comprehensive introductory program on valuing 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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    November 2-3, 2015 - 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.
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    November 3, 2015
    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. 
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    November 4-5, 2015 - 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 4-5, 2015 - Phoenix, AZ
    Join us for an intensive, 1½ day overview and update of ALM solutions applied by depository institutions.  We’ll focus on interest rate and liquidity risk, starting with the fundamentals of managing the balance sheet, then diving more deeply into best practices of liquidity and interest rate risk management.
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    November 5-6, 2015 - Phoenix, AZ
    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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    November 9-11, 2015 - 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 10, 2015
    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.
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    November 11-13, 2015 - 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 12, 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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    November 12, 2015 - London
    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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    November 16-17, 2015 - New York, NY
    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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    November 17, 2015
    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.
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    Life Statutory Accounting and Reporting is an introductory live, online course that provides comprehensive foundational understanding of the financial statements of life insurers
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    November 17-19, 2015 - New York, NY
    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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    November 19, 2015 - 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 7-10, 2015 - Lake Buena Vista, FL
    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 8-9, 2015 - New York, New York
    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 10-11, 2015 - 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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    December 10-11, 2015 - New York, NY
    A comprehensive guide to the P&C reinsurance business for analysts, investors and insurance industry professionals.
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    December 11, 2015 - Orlando, FL
    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, 2015 - 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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    Power Equity Investments
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    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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    P&C Reinsurance Accounting
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    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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    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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    February 9-10, 2016 - 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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    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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    March 29-31, 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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    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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