The Numbers Behind the Numbers

SHRM 2012 Annual Conference
You will understand how to interpret and analyze key financial indicators through comparative analyses. Learn to use a S.W.O.T. analysis to create peer groups and illustrate why terms and ratios are applicable to some companies and not others.
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During this session we will take a look at real-world practical examples to provide context to specific financial concepts discussed during this engaging presentation.  Knowing how to interpret these concepts will provide the missing link to understanding the numbers behind the numbers and a deeper insight into financial decisions and discussions taking place around us. You will be provided with a glossary of popular terms used in the finance industry as well.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Thomas Collimore, CFA


Tom Collimore is Head, Industry Relations, for CFA Institute, the global non-profit association of investment professionals. In this role, he is responsible for establishing and enhancing industry and employer partnerships with CFA Institute. Previously, Mr. Collimore managed the investor education group of CFA Institute.  

Before joining CFA Institute, he served as Managing Director, Investor Relations, for CIFG Holding, a group of bond insurance companies based in Paris and Bermuda.  In past positions, Mr. Collimore managed asset-backed investor marketing initiatives for Enhance Financial Services Group (now Radian Group) and private asset-backed sales for Société Générale.  
Earlier in his career, he managed portfolios of financial institution and real estate credits for several North American banks, including Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and predecessors of J.P. Morgan Chase.  Mr. Collimore previously served as adjunct professor of finance at the College of Insurance, now St. John's University School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science.  He also worked as a high school teacher of mathematics.
Mr. Collimore holds a Master’s in Business Administration, with a finance concentration, from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a Bachelor’s in Foreign Service, with a concentration in international finance and commerce, from Georgetown University. He has held the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation since 1997.    

Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Business Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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