Trainings

Our mission at ACRA is to develop best practices in the Russian financial market providing the basis for its sustainable operation. The Agency has unique professional experience and in-depth understanding of credit risk. Our trainings are aimed at facilitating professional development of financial market participants, and enhanced efficiency of management and investment decisions.

Upcoming trainings

NEW! Fundamentals of sovereign risk credit analysis January 25–26, 2018. Open for enrollmentTwo full days (16 academic hours)

Target audience

  • employees of divisions involved in credit risk assessment
  • debt market analysts (sell-side/buy-side)
  • employees of asset management companies

Training goal

To help participants acquire basic analytical and practical tools for making independent creditworthiness assessment of sovereign governments.

Training objective

To help participants develop the following skills with respect to creditworthiness analysis of sovereign governments:

  • applying structured approach to creditworthiness assessment
  • analyzing financial standing based on system of national accounts, macroeconomic data, budget and debt book
  • calculating and evaluating key economic and financial indicators
  • credit risk analysis of debt financial instruments

A structured approach to credit analysis using case studies from actual business practice of our coaches will contribute to maximizing usefulness of participating in the seminar.

Training program

  • general principles of credit analysis
  • sovereign borrowers as financial market participants
  • credit analysis factors
  • data sources for credit analysis of sovereign borrowers
  • quantitative indicators of credit analysis
  • qualitative indicators of credit analysis

Please note: all ACRA trainings are held in Russian.

Attendance fee (for one person):
RUB 45,000 plus VAT

Fundamentals of structured finance deals analysisFebruary 5–6, 2018. Open for enrollmentTwo full days (16 academic hours)

Target audience:

  • decision makers (CEOs, CCOs) and other executive level officials
  • employees of departments involved in credit risk assessment and securitization
  • debt market analysts (sell-side/buy-side)

Training goal

To help participants acquire basic analytical and practical tools for independent assessment of structured finance and securitization deals.

Training objective

To help participants develop the following skills with respect to structured finance deals analysis:

  • correct use of structured finance ratings (what a credit rating covers and what it does not)
  • understanding new regulatory framework for domestic and foreign rating agencies
  • understanding key stages of a rating assignment process and its follow-up monitoring
  • asset portfolio analysis
  • cash flow and trancheing analysis
  • analysis of credit rating support methods
  • counterparty risk and operational risk analysis
  • impact analysis of macroeconomic factors
  • deal documentation and legal opinion analysis

A structured approach to credit analysis using actual business case studies will contribute to maximizing usefulness of attending the training.

Training program:

  • new regulatory regime for activities of rating agencies in Russia and globally
  • the notion of rating
  • key stages of rating assignment process
  • structure of a typical non-synthetic (cash flow) deal
  • types of structured finance deals
  • presentation and discussion of a business case solved as homework assignment
  • quantitative analysis
  • qualitative analysis
  • legal analysis of a deal

Please note: all ACRA trainings are held in Russian.

Attendance fee (for one person):
RUB 60,000 + VAT

Fundamentals of asset management companies reliability analysis and credit analysis of non-state pension fundsFebruary 15–16, 2018. Open for enrollmentTwo full days (16 academic hours)

Target audience:

  • employees of departments of non-state pension funds (NPFs) involved in the investment process of transferring pension proceeds to asset management companies (AMCs)
  • employees of divisions of NPFs and AMCs dealing with financial risk and counterparty risk management
  • collective investments market analysts

Training goal

To help participants acquire basic analytical and practical tools for independent assessment of AMCs reliability and NPFs creditworthiness.

Training objective

To help participants develop the following basic analytical and practical tools for independent assessment of AMCs reliability and NPFs creditworthiness:

  • applying structured approach to AMCs reliability assessment and NPFs creditworthiness
  • analyzing business standing of AMCs in the collective investments market based on publicly available information
  • analyzing financial standing of NPFs using publicly available financial reporting
  • preparing for an off-site meeting with representatives of AMCs
  • calculating and assessing key financial indicators of NPFs
  • qualitative analysis of AMCs and NPFs business
  • assessing regulatory impact

A structured approach to credit analysis of AMCs and NPFs using actual business case studies will contribute to maximizing usefulness of attending the training.

Training program:

  • the role of AMCs reliability ratings and their use
  • legal aspects of AMCs activities regulation
  • general principles of a structured approach to analyzing reliability of AMCs
  • analysis of financial indicators of AMCs
  • AMCs business profile analysis
  • AMCs business processes analysis
  • AMCs risk management system analysis
  • general principles of a structured approach to NPFs creditworthiness analysis
  • analysis of financial indicators of NPFs
  • NPFs asset quality assessment
  • NPFs liabilities quality assessment
  • NPFs business profile analysis
  • NPFs business processes analysis
  • NPFs risk management system analysis
  • business case studies

Please note: all ACRA trainings are held in Russian.

Attendance fee per person:
RUB 45,000 plus VAT

Corporate credit analysis fundamentalsFebruary 27–28, 2018. Open for enrollmentTwo full days (18 academic hours in total; 9 academic hours each day)

Target audience:

  • employees of banks’ departments dealing with credit risk assessment and credit analysis
  • debt market analysts (sell-side/buy-side)
  • employees of management companies

Training goal

To help participants acquire basic analytical and practical tools for independent assessment of creditworthiness of non-financial companies.

Training objective

To help participants develop the following skills with respect to credit risk analysis of non-financial companies:

  • applying structured approach to creditworthiness assessment
  • understanding required scope and sources of information to assess creditworthiness
  • analyzing financial position based on IFRS, including notes
  • calculating and assessing key financial indicators
  • financial modelling
  • analyzing credit risk of debt financial instruments

A structured approach to credit analysis using actual business case studies will contribute to maximizing usefulness of attending the training.

Training program:

  • credit risk and its assessment specifics
  • a view at creditworthiness assessment specifics in the corporate sector
  • support ratings, non-standard ratings, and ratings for security issues
  • general structure for analyzing and assessing company’s operational profile
  • presentation and discussion of a business case solved as homework assignment
  • assessment of financial indicators
  • construction of a cash flow model for credit analysis
  • practical exercises in making a rating assessment

Please note: all ACRA trainings are held in Russian.

Attendance fee (for one person):
RUB 45,000 plus VAT

Fundamentals of credit analysis of banks and non-banking credit institutionsDecember 18–19, 2017 (enrollment closed). Enrollment open for March 1–2, 2018. Open for enrollmentTwo full days (16 academic hours)

Target audience:

  • employees of departments involved in counterparty (financial institutions) credit risk assessment
  • debt market analysts (sell-side/buy-side)
  • employees of corporate treasuries
  • employees of client management divisions dealing with financial institutions (correspondent or other bilateral relationships)

Training goal

To help participants acquire basic analytical and practical tools for independent assessment of creditworthiness of banks and non-financial institutions (leasing and microfinancing companies).

Training objective

To help participants develop the following skills with respect to analysis of banks and non-banking financial institutions:

  • application of structured approach to creditworthiness assessment
  • analysis of financial position based on publicly available financial reporting
  • calculation and assessment of key financial indicators
  • qualitative analysis of business
  • regulatory impact analysis
  • institution’s operational environment assessment
  • credit risk analysis of debt financial instruments

A structured approach to credit analysis using actual business case studies will contribute to maximizing usefulness of attending the training.

Training program:

  • credit analysis of banks
  • presentation and discussion of a business case solved as homework assignment
  • in-depth review of specific credit analysis aspects with regard to banks
  • credit analysis of non-banking financial institutions
  • system-related factors of financial institutions creditworthiness
  • credit risk analysis of debt financial instruments

Please note: all ACRA trainings are held in Russian.

Attendance fee (for one person):
RUB 45,000 + VAT

NEW! Change management hosted and presented by Ekaterina Trofimova, ACRA CEO16 марта 2018 Open for enrollmentОдин полный день (8 академических часов)

Target audience

Top / middle / project managers who oversee and implement changes in their organizations.

Training goal

To help participants master the structured approach to evolving projects, teams and organizations

Training objective

To help participants develop the following change management skills:

  • Integrated approach to change management
  • Understanding formal and informal roles and behavior models in change management
  • Internal and external communications of the change management team
  • Sustaining changes and formation of “new habits” in the team

Training program

  • Key success factors in change management
  • How to involve personnel into the change process?
  • Formation and management of the ecosystem of changes
  • Change management at different lifecycle stages of a project/organization
  • Curve of changes
  • Key change management models (ADKAR, AIM (Accelerated Implementation Methodology), Beckhard-Harris change model, William Bridges transition model, John Kotter’s change model, Kübler-Ross model, Kurt Lewin model)
  • Signal recognition system in change management
  • Inertia trap and proportionality trap
  • Four approaches to ambidexterity depending on the variety and volatility of business environment
Attendance fee per person:
RUB 25,000 plus VAT

The art of presentation in credit analysis hosted and presented by Ekaterina Trofimova, ACRA CEOMarch 26–27, 2018 Open for enrollmentTwo full days (16 academic hours)

Target audience

  • employees and top managers of banks, insurance companies, non-state pension funds, asset management companies involved in credit analysis
  • employees and top managers of companies and other institutions involved in credit analysis
  • retail investors and representatives of institutional investors

Training goal

To help participants acquire basic analytical and practical tools for developing management and personal performance skills useful in presenting credit analysis results verbally and visually.

Training objective

To help participants develop the following skills in presenting credit analysis results:

  • applying structured approach to presentations
  • understanding information scope and sources necessary to prepare and make a presentation
  • analyzing target audience
  • maintaining an optimum balance of logical and emotional elements in a presentation
  • making personal and professional image of the speaker
  • developing a line of reasoning

A structured approach to credit analysis presentations as illustrated by business case studies will contribute to maximizing usefulness of taking part in the seminar.

Training program:

  • specifics of credit analysis presentations
  • visual presentation of credit analysis results
  • verbal presentation of credit analysis results
  • practical exercise in presenting credit analysis results verbally and visually
  • presentation and discussion of the business case solved as homework assignment
  • communication with mass media
  • practical exercise in making a presentation

Please note: all ACRA trainings are held in Russian.

Attendance fee per person:
RUB 40,000 plus VAT

Fundamentals of credit analysis of regional and municipal authoritiesApril 12–13, 2018. Open for enrollmentTwo full days (16 academic hours)

Target audience:

  • employees of departments involved in credit risk assessment
  • debt market analysts (sell-side/buy-side)
  • employees of management companies
  • public sector employees

Training goal

To help participants acquire the following basic analytical and practical tools for independent creditworthiness assessment of regional authorities.

Training objective

To help participants develop the following basic analytical and practical tools for independent creditworthiness assessment regional authorities:

  • application of a structured approach to creditworthiness assessment
  • financial standing analysis based on budget and debt book
  • calculation and assessment of key financial indicators
  • regional economy analysis
  • credit risk analysis of debt financial instruments

A structured approach to credit analysis based on actual business case studies will contribute to maximizing usefulness of attending the training.

Training program:

  • general principles of credit analysis
  • regional authorities as financial market participants
  • credit analysis factors
  • data sources for credit analysis of regional authorities
  • presentation and discussion of a business case solved as homework assignment
  • quantitative indicators of credit analysis
  • qualitative indicators of credit analysis

Please note: all ACRA trainings are held in Russian.

Attendance fee per person:
RUB 45,000 plus VAT

NEW! Rating modelling fundamentalsApril 23–24, 2018. Open for enrollmentTwo full days (18 academic hours)

Target audience

Employees of banks, insurance and leasing companies who are involved in credit risk modelling.

Training goal

To help participants acquire basic analytical and practical tools for independent development of rating models and their further implementation and validation.

Training objective

To help participants develop the following rating modelling skills:

  • understanding structure and application principles of rating systems
  • knowledge of information scope and sources required to develop rating systems
  • knowledge and skills for developing rating systems
  • knowledge of rating system validation and stress testing methods

Training program:

  • methods for building rating models
  • application of rating models
  • model development stages with R programming examples
  • implementation, validation and stress testing of rating models

Please note: all ACRA trainings are held in Russian.

Attendance fee per person:
RUB 45,000 plus VAT

Fundamentals of credit analysis of insurance companiesMay 24–25, 2018. Open for enrollmentTwo full days (16 academic hours)

Target audience:

  • employees of divisions involved in credit risk assessment of insurance and reinsurance companies;
  • employees of divisions involved in insurance risk management
  • debt market analysts (sell-side/buy-side)

Training goal

To help participants acquire basic analytical and practical tools for independent assessment of insurance companies.

Training objective

To help participants develop the following skills with respect to creditworthiness assessment of insurance companies:

  • application of structured approach to assessing creditworthiness
  • financial standing analysis based on publicly available financial reporting
  • calculation and assessment of key financial indicators
  • qualitative analysis of business
  • regulatory impact analysis
  • company’s operational environment assessment
  • credit risk analysis of debt financial instruments

A structured approach to credit analysis using actual business case studies will contribute to maximizing usefulness of attending the practical training.

Training program:

  • general principles of credit analysis
  • information sources for credit analysis of insurance companies
  • general principles of a structured approach to creditworthiness analysis of insurance companies
  • types and specifics of insurance business
  • operational environment analysis
  • analysis of business indicators
  • presentation and discussion of a business case solved as homework assignment
  • analysis of financial indicators of insurance companies
  • qualitative analysis of managing an insurance company
  • credit risk assessment of debt financial instruments

Please note: all ACRA trainings are held in Russian.

Attendance fee per person:
RUB 45,000 plus VAT

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