Student Stories

Blake Whitesell

“I like being able to look at an investment and evaluate it from as many angles as possible to see if there’s an opportunity there. It’s important to understand every aspect of a potential investment. Whether it be from an accountant’s point of view or the Credit Risk Analyst point of view. You really need to understand every way to look at something to get the full picture.”

– Blake Whitesell

Quantitative Methods Professional Certificate
Capital Markets Professional Certificate
Portfolio Management Professional Certificate
May 2019, Credit Risk Analysis Professional Certificate

About Blake

Meet Blake Whitesell from Naples, Florida. After his time as an undergrad, he wanted to further his education in a more efficient, precise manner. He found NYIF and liked the condensed courses that were specifically tailored to what he needed for his career.

Blake decided to choose NYIF because he liked that he didn’t have to focus on topics that may not help him in his job. He enjoyed the efficient manner in which he could learn the material, go back to work and apply what he learned. Blake also liked how the instructors were very practical and focused on topics that held more real-world value.

Watch his student testimonial to see what he thought about the course, important takeaways, and insights.

About Quantitative Methods for Finance Professional Certificate

This hands-on certificate program develops the fundamental desk-ready skills essential for quantitative roles in finance, including trading, structuring, valuation, risk management, regulation and financial engineering. Learn all the mathematical techniques, Excel tools, VBA programming skills and numerical methods that you need to succeed.

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About Capital Markets Professional Certificate

This introductory program offers a comprehensive survey of capital markets. Money and banking, the role of central banks and the evolving regulatory landscape are reviewed. The program also provides a thorough grounding in the full range of capital market instruments.

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About Portfolio Management Professional Certificate

Develop core competencies in portfolio management. Learn how to conduct portfolio performance measurement and attribution. Review portfolio strategies for a variety of asset classes including fixed income, equity and alternatives.

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About Credit Risk Analysis Professional Certificate

Gain a solid grounding in credit risk fundamentals with the tools and techniques required to perform a credit analysis – utilizing analytical tools to project future performance.

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About New York Institute of Finance

The New York Institute of Finance (NYIF) is a global leader in professional training for financial services and related industries. NYIF courses cover everything from investment banking, asset pricing, insurance and market structure to financial modeling, treasury operations, and accounting. The New York Institute of Finance has a faculty of industry leaders and offers a range of program delivery options, including self-study, online courses, and in-person classes. Founded by the New York Stock Exchange in 1922, NYIF has trained over 250,000 professionals online and in class, in over 120 countries.

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