Big financial institutions
Bank and FIG Modeling

Developed for FIG-focused investment bankers, equity research analysts and corporate finance teams at banks, the bank modeling program guides trainees through a bank’s financial statements, unique drivers, and regulatory framework. Trainees then build a fully integrated financial statement model, a residual income (RI) model, and a dividend discount model (DDM) using Valley National Bank as a case study.

What you will learn - Section I:

  • Build an advanced bank forecast model, projecting asset and liability balances, interest rates and spreads for key assets and liabilities, using industry best practices.
  • Learn to effectively forecast the loan portfolio, investment securities, and deposits.
  • Understand the modeling and forecasting of allowances for loan losses and net charge offs (NCOs).
  • Model regulatory constraints and analyze effects on leverage, capital ratios, and profitability.
  • Forecast net interest income (NII), asset yields, funding costs and interest earning assets (IEA) and liabilities (IBL) using an approach that takes into account typical disclosure gaps, is internally consistent, and avoids common modeling pitfalls.
  • Learn common forecast approaches for the non-interest income and expenses such as fees, and compensation.
  • Identify the most appropriate “plugs” in a bank model to ensure the model balances, and address circular reference issues in the model.

What you will learn - Section II:

  • Using the results derived from the forecast model.
  • Build a residual (excess returns) income model Build an adjusted dividend discount model using the prevailing beset practices for banks (not the same as non-banks).
  • Analyze how regulatory capital constraints effect valuation.
  • Develop assumptions about return on equity (ROE), risk weight assets (RWA), cost of equity, and minimal capital ratio that are internally consistent for a multiple stage model.
  • Compare the other valuation approaches such as comps and DCF and identify strengths and limitations of each approach

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Wall Street Prep was established by investment bankers to enhance the competitive profile of students who seek a career in the financial services industry. Our self-study courses and live seminars are used by thousands of undergraduates, MBAs, investment bankers, and other finance professionals. Each program is designed to deliver the financial skills that will give you a competitive edge as you pursue your career. Our Client List includes top investment banks, private equity firms, investment funds and business schools.