BIWS Bank & Financial Institution Modeling

How to Master Bank and Financial Institution Valuation and Financial Modeling, Dominate Your Investment Banking Interviews, and Succeed On The Job

The Breaking Into Wall Street Bank & Financial Institution
Modeling Course is hands-down the fastest way to master
real-world bank modeling and valuation, with step-by-step
video tutorials, case studies of Shawbrook and JP Morgan /
SunTrust Banks, a detailed stock pitch and equity research
report, an IB pitch book, and more - plus lifetime expert
support and an unconditional money-back guarantee.

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  • Master the fundamentals and nuances of bank and financial institution accounting, valuation, and financial modeling with detailed, step-by-step video training. You'll gain skills that are NOT taught in undergraduate or MBA programs... but which any FIG team at a bank or any financials-focused private equity firm or hedge fund will expect you to know.
  • Quickly grasp the concepts and skills via 2 detailed case studies: the first case study teaches you how to build an operating model and valuation for Shawbrook, a UK-based "challenger bank," and how to use those models to make an investment recommendation for the company. The second case study is based on JP Morgan's potential acquisition of SunTrust, and it walks you through M&A and merger models for commercial banks in-depth. Additional lessons cover bank buyout models and insurance.
  • Dominate your interviews. For your convenience, we provide 13 Overview videos, along with written notes and slides, on the topics most likely to come up in interviews. If you're short on time, you can get up to speed with these in under an hour and review all the concepts in short order - even if your interview is tomorrow and you just found out about it 5 minutes ago.
  • Learn how to write hedge fund stock pitches, equity research reports, and IB pitch books for banks. Most financial modeling training programs teach you the formulas; we teach you how to use the Excel models in real life to make money and advise clients. The Shawbrook case study builds up to a 32-page stock pitch, a 13-page equity research report, and a 48-slide investment banking pitch book where you make an investment recommendation and advise the company on its best options.
  • Overview lessons cover a bank's financial statements, regulatory capital under Basel III, loan loss accounting, and a simplified 3-statement projection model and valuation you can use in time-pressured case studies. You'll also learn about regional differences by analyzing banks' financial statements across the 6 inhabited continents. This module concludes with an overview of Dodd-Frank, CRD IV, and US/EU stress testing.
  • Operating Model lessons teach you how to project Shawbrook's loan portfolio based on GDP growth and market share across multiple scenarios, and how you can use those figures, plus its anticipated credit losses and interest spreads, to derive its three financial statements. You'll also learn how to estimate key figures like the Liquidity Coverage Ratio and Net Stable Funding Ratio, even when the company does not fully disclose this information.
  • Valuation Module covers public comps and precedent transactions for a bank, a regression analysis, and a multi-stage dividend discount model and residual income (excess returns) model. You'll learn how to adjust for non-recurring charges and excess or deficit capital, and you'll use the output of this analysis to make an investment recommendation and to advise the company as if it were a client.
  • M&A Module teaches you how to model the acquisition of a commercial bank, including industry-specific features like deposit divestitures, core deposit intangibles, and differentials in federal funding and dividends following the transaction close. You'll use separate models for JP Morgan and SunTrust to build this scenario and draw conclusions about the viability of the deal.
  • Bank Buyout and Insurance Lessons provide introductions to these topics, including how private equity firms invest in commercial banks, and how accounting and valuation work for insurance companies. We walk through an introductory 3-statement insurance model and explain how to value both a property & casualty (P&C) insurance company and a life insurance firm.
  • Test Your Knowledge with Practice Exercises and Quizzes. You'll get "Before" and "After" Excel files for each lesson - follow along with the lesson, and then check your answers afterward. You can also test your knowledge with end-of-module practice quizzes in the Shawbrook case study.
  • Get Instant Access. Since everything is delivered online, you get Instant Access to everything as soon as you sign up. No delays or scheduling conflicts, and no packages in the mail to worry about.
  • Track Your Progress and Take Notes. Thanks to our custom-designed online learning platform, you can check off each module as you go and take notes on all the lessons for your future reference.
  • 365-Day-Per-Year Expert Support. We have a team of experienced bankers standing by 365 days per year to respond to your questions, comments, and emails, for as long as you need. Even if you have a question on Christmas Day or New Year's, you're covered by our support services. Note that we cannot complete assignments for you, but we're happy to answer specific questions.
  • Unconditional Money-Back Guarantee. BIWS Bank & Financial Institution Modeling is the only financial modeling training program of its kind to come with an unconditional 12-Month Money-Back Guarantee.
  • Course Certification. After completing the course material, you'll be eligible to take our Certification Quiz. Once you pass the quiz, you'll receive a Certificate that you can add to your resume / CV and refer to in interviews. So you won’t just possess these skills, you’ll be able to prove you possess these skills. Bankers love that.

What You Get... And What the BIWS Bank & Financial
Institution Modeling Course
Will Do For You...

This course provides advanced training for both new and experienced professionals. The Bank & Financial Institution Modeling course is perfect for you if:

  • You already know the fundamentals of accounting, valuation, and financial modeling, and now you want to learn how commercial banks, insurance firms, and other financial institutions work in-depth.
  • You're interviewing with financial institutions groups (FIG) – at banks, PE firms, hedge funds, or other finance firms.
  • You're about to start working in a financial institutions group, or you've just transferred into one and you need to get up to speed quickly.
  • You're an experienced professional and you've worked in the commercial banking or insurance industries before – and now you're transitioning into investment banking, private equity, or related roles.

    Whenever you're interviewing for these roles at investment banks, you'll always get a few questions over and over...
  • How much do you know about accounting? Do you know how it's different for banks and financial institutions?
  • Can you walk me through how you would value a bank? What about an insurance firm? How are P&C Insurance and Life Insurance different?
  • What are the key factors that drive a financial institution's valuation?
  • Can you pitch us a bank stock? What are the main catalysts and risk factors?
  • How do merger models and leveraged buyout (LBO) models differ for these companies?
  • How would you advise a bank on its best options in an M&A scenario?
  • How would you describe your financial modeling skills?

    Confidently answering all these questions and showing evidence of the case studies you've completed will set you apart from everyone else in the interview room and put you in prime position to land lucrative internships and jobs at investment banks, private equity firms, and hedge funds.

    We've designed the course from the ground up to help you gain functional mastery of this highly specialized material in the shortest possible time.

    Here's what you'll learn via the case studies of the Shawbrook stock pitch and JP Morgan's potential acquisition of SunTrust Banks:
  • Module 1: Bank Overview: Accounting, Valuation, and Regulations: You'll discover how banks operate and why you can't rely on traditional metrics, multiples, or modeling.
  • Module 2: Bank Operating Model (Shawbrook): You will construct a detailed operating model for Shawbrook, including detailed calculations for its loan portfolio, three statements, and regulatory capital under Basel III.
  • Module 3: Bank Valuation (Shawbrook): You will create a full-fledged valuation model for Shawbrook based on public company comparables, precedent transactions, a regression analysis, and dividend discount and residual income models. You'll then use these to build a stock pitch, equity research report, and IB pitch book for the company.
  • Module 4: Bank Merger Model (JP Morgan / SunTrust): You'll create a detailed merger model for JP Morgan's hypothetical acquisition of SunTrust Banks, and you'll understand how a commercial bank's merger model differs from the standard one.
  • Module 5: Bank LBO Model: You will discover how to create a "bank LBO model," and you'll learn why the traditional LBO framework does not apply to commercial banks.
  • Module 6: Insurance Overview: In this module, you'll get a crash course in all things insurance-related, from the business model to the financial statements, projections, and valuation.

The information you'll find is so detailed and so thorough that our regular customers come from top-ranked universities, investment banks, and business schools.

Once you've completed the training, here's what you can immediately add to your resume / CV:

Bank & Financial Institution Modeling (BIWS)
Online Financial Modeling Training Program

  • Completed FIG modeling and valuation training based on case studies of Shawbrook (UK-based “challenger bank”) and JP Morgan’s potential $13 billion acquisition of SunTrust Banks; also completed insurance modeling lessons
  • Built 3-statement operating model for Shawbrook based on loan market share and GDP growth, net charge-offs and provisions, and spreads on interest-earning assets and interest-bearing liabilities; projected financial statements and calculated CET 1 Ratio, Net Stable Funding Ratio, and Liquidity Coverage Ratio
  • Valued Shawbrook using dividend discount model, residual income (excess returns) model, regression analysis, and public comps and precedent transactions with P / E and P / TBV multiples; concluded that company was 30-50% overvalued and made “Short” recommendation in detailed stock pitch
  • Built complex merger model for JP Morgan and SunTrust, including support for deposit divestitures, core deposit intangibles, restructuring funding, synergies, and post-transaction federal funds and dividends differentials; calculated accretion / dilution and IRR
  • Created bank buyout model in place of traditional LBO model and linked IRR to key drivers such as ROE improvement and P / BV multiple expansion
  • Built P&C insurance operating model based on GWP growth, premium rates, reinsurance, ceded premiums, loss & LAE ratio, and commissions; also learned P&C insurance valuation and Embedded Value for life insurance

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Hear What Customers Have to Say About Their Results
With The BIWS Bank & Financial Institution Modeling Course

At last count, over 22,981+ students, entry-level professionals, and career changers have used Breaking Into Wall Street to master modeling, win interviews, and break into high-paying jobs in investment banking, private equity, hedge funds, equity research, and more.

Take a look at what some of them have to say specifically about the Bank & Financial Institution Modeling course (these are actual unedited email screenshots... a few details have been blacked out to protect customers' privacy).

"Completing the FIG Modeling course was instrumental to transitioning into
equity research, where I now cover the financial services sector."

"Well researched, realistic and high quality content"

"I interned at a BB bank this past summer in the Financial Institutions Group and the material that I have learned in the Bank & Financial Institution Modeling course is incredible."

"I work in the Treasury Department of a regional bank and the Banking course especially has been helpful."

And here's just a small selection of schools and firms where students and professionals currently use our courses (note that in some cases, groups or classes have signed up, whereas in other cases specific individuals at these organizations use the courses):

A partial list of schools where BIWS courses are in use…

  • Amherst College
  • Barnard College
  • Baruch College
  • Bentley University
  • Birmingham - Southern College
  • Boston College
  • Brown University
  • California Polytechnic State University
  • Canisius College
  • Carleton College
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Claremont McKenna College
  • Colgate University
  • College of St. Scholastica
  • Columbia Business School
  • Concordia College
  • Cooper Union
  • Cornell University
  • Cranfield University
  • Dalhousie University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Drexel University
  • Duke University
  • Emory University - Goizueta
  • Business School
  • Fordham University
  • George Mason University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgetown University - McDonough
  • School of Business
  • Ghent University - Vlerick Leuven
  • Gent Management School
  • Hampden-Sydney College
  • Harvard Business School
  • Harvard University
  • Imperial College London
  • Indiana University - Kelley School
  • of Business
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Lehigh University
  • London Business School
  • London School of Economics
  • Marquette University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • McMaster University
  • Michigan State University
  • MIT - Sloan School of Management
  • Monash University
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • North-West University (South Africa)
  • Northwestern University - Kellogg
  • School of Management
  • NYU Stern School of Business
  • Ohio State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Princeton University
  • Queen's University
  • Regis University
  • Rice University
  • Ryerson University
  • Sewanee, The University
  • of the South
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Stanford University
  • Stockholm School of Economics
  • Syracuse University
  • Texas State University - San Marcos
  • The College of New Jersey
  • Tulane University
  • UCLA - Anderson School
  • of Management
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Arizona
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Berkeley -
  • Haas School of Business
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Chicago - Booth
  • Business School
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Denver
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Illinois at
  • Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Lethbridge
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of North Carolina at
  • Chapel Hill
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pennsylvania -
  • The Wharton School
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Richmond
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Technology, Sydney
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • University of Texas - McCombs
  • School of Business
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Texas at Dallas
  • University of Toronto - Rotman
  • School of Management
  • University of Tulsa
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Western Ontario
  • University of Western Ontario -
  • Richard Ivey School of Business
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Villanova University
  • Virginia Tech
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • WHU - Otto Beisheim School
  • of Management
  • Williams College
  • Wofford College
  • Yale University
  • York University
  • York University - Schulich
  • School of Business

A partial list of firms where BIWS courses are in use...

  • Accenture
  • Alpine Investors
  • Anders Nyman
  • Arkas Corporate Finance Advisory
  • Arqaam Capital
  • Avondale Partners
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Barclays Capital
  • BlackRock
  • Blue Sky Group
  • BNY Mellon
  • Boone Opportunity Lenders
  • Capital Partners
  • Cardinal Capital Management
  • Carlisle Development Group
  • Carpenter Hawke & Co.
  • Century Management
  • CIT Group
  • Citigroup
  • Credit Suisse
  • Energy Invest Group
  • Energy Transfer
  • FTI Consulting
  • GenNx360 Capital Partners
  • Global eProcure
  • Gold Key Realty
  • Grisons Peak Merchant Banking
  • Harris Williams & Co.
  • HDFC Bank
  • HSBC
  • ICE Canyon
  • IHG Capital
  • Jadwa Investment
  • Koru Technologies
  • KPMG
  • La Financière Patrimoniale
  • d'Investissement
  • Lazard
  • Lloyds TSB
  • M&T Bank
  • Mirae Asset Global
  • Investments Group
  • Morgan Stanley
  • New Island Capital
  • Pilgrim Bank
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers
  • Princess Three
  • QBE Insurance Group
  • Quantek Asset Management
  • Raymond James
  • Reaud Capital
  • Regent Natural Resources Co.
  • Royal Dutch Shell
  • Schroder Investment Management
  • Sindicatum Sustainable Resources
  • Société Générale
  • Somerset Capital Management
  • TD Bank
  • Tesoro Corporation
  • Value Advisors
  • Vector 9 Strategies
  • World Fuel Services

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When you enroll in the BIWS Bank & Financial Institution Modeling Course, you'll receive Instant Access to the entire contents and our online membership area.

Everything is delivered online, so there's no waiting for materials to arrive by mail.

You can even download any of the videos or other resources to your preferred device, so you can learn whenever and wherever you like.

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But that's not the best part…

The best feature of the courses is 365-day-per-year expert support, wherever and whenever you need it.

So if there's anything at all you don't understand or need to clarify, just go to the "Question / Comment" area below each and every lesson, and ask your question.

These comments are monitored and responded to by our expert support team - every one of whom has personal experience working on deals at IB, PE, and other finance firms.

So you'll actually get responses from people with deep experience in the field - even if it's Christmas Day and you have a question about a pitch book or case study due the next day.

Note: We're happy to answer specific questions on the course content, but we cannot actually complete homework assignments or case studies for you, for both ethical and practical reasons. So there are some (reasonable) limits to this support, though we still go beyond any other provider in the market.

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This personal, when-you-need-it support is one of the things that sets the BIWS courses apart and gets you to your goals faster.

You can often learn just as much from reading other customers' questions and our responses as you will from the lessons themselves!

Our personal phone-based coaching rate is currently $200 per hour. But when you access this course, personal support is included for FREE, for as long as you need it.

What’s Your Investment In The BIWS
Bank & Financial Institution Modeling

To put this in context, let's consider your Return on Investment in this Program...

The pay for entry-level investment banking jobs varies from year to year, but it's safe to say that even entry-level Analysts would make at least $100,000+ USD right out of university.

At the MBA level, that climbs to $200,000 USD. And as you progress, your salary only gets higher and higher.

By investing in this specialized program, you're doing several things at the same time:

  • Gaining extremely specialized knowledge in a field in which there is always high demand for people who know what they're doing.
  • Learning practical real-world skills you can apply right now. No other FIG modeling course on the planet has tutorials on stock pitches, equity research reports, and investment banking pitch books.
  • Differentiating yourself from other IB professionals and students at top schools – even those with the best academic pedigrees and the highest GPAs.
  • Proving beyond a doubt to current or potential employers that you're prepared to go "above and beyond" to be the best and get results... in other words, you're exactly the type of person banks love to hire, reward, and promote.

So the value you stand to receive is substantial.

And your investment? Just $347 for the entire program.

With this very modest investment, you're setting yourself up for a job that pays a minimum of $100,000 – that's a 400x return on investment. (Good luck getting that in the stock market!)

Or another way to look at it is that with this course, you're acquiring highly specialized skills for which there is a ton of demand, but very limited supply... and that can only be a good thing for you.

Other training firms charge much more for less content and value - and in some cases, for programs that aren't even designed specifically for online learning.

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You can re-purpose these files for your own case studies and modeling tests in interviews, and even use them for on-the-job analyses.

And you'll have access to our expert support team to ask whatever questions you need, 365 days a year. With that comes lifetime access to the site, free upgrades, new content as we add it, and support.

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P.S. There is no faster way to master the skills required for Bank and Financial Institution Modeling... and no faster way to prove to potential employers that you're a first-class professional who is prepared to go "above and beyond" to stand out.

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