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Short Course – Metals and Energy Finance, Imperial College, London

November 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - November 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm


This course was successfully launched in November 2016. Given the design component it involves, financial engineering should be considered equal to conventional engineering. By adopting this complementary approach, financial models can be used to identify how and why timing is critical in optimizing return on investment and to demonstrate how financial engineering can enhance returns to investors.

Metals and Energy Finance capitalizes on this approach, and identifies and examines the investment opportunities offered across the extractive industry’s cycle, from exploration through evaluation, pre-production development, development and production.

The course is made up of the following modules. and attendees can choose to attend one, more or all of the modules.

Mineral and petroleum geoscience 18 November
This parallel module is devoted to the principles behind Cash Flow modelling for both mineral and petroleum projects and will be of benefit to professionals from financial services sectors who need to identify the investment opportunities that are being offered across the whole spectrum of the mining cycle. For delegates who are familiar with the principles behind Cash Flow modelling but are interested in the complementary concepts associated with quantitative finance then this parallel module might be more useful.

Principles of Quantitative Finance 18 November
This parallel module provides a quick tour of the mathematical methods of quantitative finance and will be of use to those associated directly with the appraisal, financing, and developing of mining projects such as geologist and engineers with a technical orientation who require an overview of the Principles of Quantitative Finance. It is recommended that delegates who are not familiar with the principles behind Cash Flow modelling join the parallel module that covers the topic.

Introduction to financial modelling 19 November
This module considers the links between the “accounting model” and the “economic model” and outlines the way in which cash flow information is constructed from basic project details and then to represent that information as a set of accounts.

Mineral project appraisal and finance 20-22 November
The stages in the development of a mineral project are outlined in these modules against the corresponding supporting documentation that is needed. Use will be made of the IC-MinEval software, an Excel™-based spreadsheet programme automating all stages required to produce models for a wide range of mineral projects.


November 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am
November 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm


Imperial College London
020 7589 5111


Imperial College London
Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2AZ United Kingdom
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020 7589 5111