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Digital learning over 20 weeks

Stephen Cosham
Course Director at IFF


Steve has 23 years banking experience, 14 years of which were overseas. He has for the past 17 years been involved in financial training. His banking career began in 1975, at NatWest working both within the branch network and financial control. In 1979, he accepted a RAF commission training as a pilot. Stephen returned to banking in 1982 with the MB Group of Marine Midland Bank, (now HSBC), moving to New York in 1984 to establish a trading desk for syndicated loans. Later as Director assuming responsibility for the liquidation of the EM portfolio for the HSBC group. In 1990, he joined Citibank, on the EM sales desk. He transferred to Hong Kong in 1992 establishing an Asian EM sales desk. Later, as MD, he assumed responsibility for security sales in North Asia. He returned to London in 1998, managing the EM market syndicate desk at Citigroup.

Stephen has 17 years of financial training experience and has trained in 33 countries. He has been responsible for structuring, writing and delivery of training to banks, investment, supranationals, regulators and universities. Short term courses delivered have ranged from introductory sessions to comprehensive programmes attended by back/middle office and technology staff through intermediate and middle management positions and finally to senior management/board positions. He has delivered on multiple graduate programmes (one to five weeks) in each of the 17 years and topics include: financial markets, transaction banking (trade finance and cash management), asset and wealth management, and soft skills.