Capital Markets & Derivatives Training is a UK based company providing
bespoke in-house training and educational services on the capital and derivatives
markets. We have been in business for over six years (formerly known as DACME),
and in that time have built a loyal customer base of blue-chip clients ranging
from exchanges, investment banks to professional services firms.
Our core focus is on providing businesses with an "in-house" training and
education function for their staff or clients.
Whilst there are many external training and education companies within the
market, we believe the in-house training model offers significant benefit to
our clients, not only in terms of time and cost, but also in relevance. We
tailor each training course or programme to the specific needs and
requirements of our clients.
Whilst we are a completely independent company, we maintain strong
relationships with a number of key financial services organisations within the
market, from exchanges, leading investment banks and other key players within
the market. This means we are well placed to offer education and training services
tailored to meet the ever changing landscape of the market.
CISI Accredited training provider
Capital Markets &Derivatives Training are an accredited premier training provider
for the Chartered Institute for Investment & Securities, having passed their
rigorous application process which ensures that we have the "capability, expertise
and facilities to provide quality training and support" for the CISI courses
that we teach.
Traditionally, many blue chip firms and organisations within the financial
markets maintained in-house training and education departments, that were focussed
on providing internal staff training as well as external customer training and
education (reflecting the rapid growth of new financial markets and instruments).
Many of these departments have subsequently been rationalised.
However, the need for the services these departments offered - internal staff
training and external client education - is still there, and if anything growing.
Capital Markets & Derivatives Training recognised this, and developed their
business model to offer businesses all the benefits of having an "in-house"
training and education team, but at a fraction of the cost.
We initially started by providing internal training services for the businesses'
own staff, however, this soon developed into providing training and educational
services for our clients' customers (through seminars and the like) and then to
providing structured white labelled education programmes for our clients.
Paul Kitching is the principal of the business supported closely by Alan Burr. They
both have extensive capital markets and derivatives experience together with
an educational background.
Paul began his career with Ernst & Young, where he became an associate of the Institute of Taxation, and specialised in the
taxation of complex financial instruments. He subsequently moved into corporate treasury becoming a member of the Association
of Corporate Treasurers (ACT).
Following a Quantitative Finance Master’s degree at Imperial College, London, he joined the London International Futures & Options
Exchange (now, ICE Europe) in their Education Department, before becoming Head of Interest Rate Product Development at the Exchange.
Alan Burr has over 40 years’ international experience of financial markets. He specialises in the securities and derivatives
industry, with particular expertise in trading, operations, regulation, risk management, corporate governance, clearing and
settlement. He has substantial executive experience with clearing houses, exchanges, international markets and in the management
of IT. He is recognised as a leading authority in the field of investment operations and risk management.
Alan is an expert on derivatives, commodities, foreign exchange, fixed income and equities and has contributed to and led many
projects to introduce new exchanges. Alan regularly provides education on all aspects of investment operations for examination and
general educational purposes.
He worked for ICCH (now LCH.Clearnet) as Chief Executive in Hong Kong and Executive Director in London and then for MEFF, the
Spanish Financial Futures Exchange.
Alan is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment(CISI). He is a CISI accredited trainer and examiner.