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Simon Ling-Locke MBA, FCIB, Dip.F.S., PGCHE
Simon Ling-Locke was the head of the European leverage finance and corporate teams at UFJ Bank and managed a book of over USD2 billion in assets. Overall he has in excess of 30 years banking experience in the international markets and has spent 25 years working in the syndicated loan market gaining a wide range of experience across risk management, particularly credit risk and distressed debt in major banking organisations including Barclays, Tokai and UFJ banks.
Before embarking on his career as a full time trainer, lecturer and consultant, Simon headed up and developed the training activities at the Loan Market Association (the association for the syndicated loan market for the European and Middle East regions with membership from all the main banks, law firms and institutional investors of the world) providing courses and lectures across Europe, Middle East, Russia and USA to bankers, institutional investors and lawyers.
Simon has a long experience of dealing with risk management across borders and has covered various business sectors including chemicals, construction, food, hotels, manufacturing, retail, power and project financing.
In addition to his financial expertise, he has extensive experience lecturing at a number of high ranking universities and professionally on public and private courses around the world. For the past 12 years he has and continues to teach on Master level courses on strategic finance and strategic management subjects for the Open University Business School. At the ifs School of Finance (formerly known as the Chartered Institute of Bankers) he is a senior lecturer on credit, financial risk management, investment and international trade finance subjects.
Simon is the Head of Academic Affairs European School of Economics, London as well as a senior lecturer onl corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, accounting and finance subjects at Msc and MBA levels.
Professionally, Simon is an active trainer and consultant on credit risk, risk management, credit portfolio management, debt restructuring and sovereign risk subjects for various professional organisations around the world including the British Bankers Association, BPP and ifs School of Finance executive education programmes. His style of teaching is known for his direct speaking on financial subjects and the impact it has on risk perceptions. In particular, he forewarned of the financial crisis some 7 years ago and is predicting still more to come. Blending theory, practical advice and in-depth solid expertise, his ability to educate market players on how to identify and control risks is unsurpassed.
He has undertaken research and written articles for various publications including Financier Worldwide and the Turnaround Management Association.
Simon holds a Masters of Business Administration, obtained post graduate qualifications in banking and finance and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. He also holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education.
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