The Excel financial modeling courses offered by Financial Arena was absolutely fantastic! It provided me with the tools to apply a lot of the theoretical knowledge I have gathered over the years and implement it into dynamic “testing” models! The models you learn to build through this course really bring projects to life, giving you a lot of control and also appreciation towards structured models. All in all, it was a great experience! I would love to see industry-specific seminars that would allow me to work on various tough cases that could be relevant to my work. Many thanks.
I liked most the cash-flow analysis and how we build financial statement models. The instructor was willing to help and quite informed with the latest developments and best practices in financial modeling.
A very Good and Practical Seminar. It helped a lot in order to synthesize things and learn the insights of financial modeling.
The content of the seminar and the trainer’s ability to transfer knowledge of technical topics was excellent. I greatly improved my financial modeling skills and looking forward to attend the advanced module.
The workshop is valuable to me and my progression. Knowledge and expertise of the trainer in financial modeling really support lots of improvements to my daily work.
Dimitris’ command of financial modeling is unmatched. His teaching approach enabled a beginner user like myself to learn so many things and be able to perform my day-to-day analytical needs in a much more effective and robust way
Best practice tips and techniques were very useful and help me to put Financial Modeling practice in my organization with new dimension
I thought I knew how to build models in Excel but it seems there were so many things to learn and master. The seminar enhanced my financial modeling skills and now I feel much more confident applying them in practice.
The format of the seminar and the choice of cases help me learn so many new things related to the creation of robust financial models. Such topics should be hands on and the trainer did a great job!
Let’s be honest! It’s rather difficult to find a teacher of anything that can prioritize
practical approach over theory so he can give you, the student, the full spectrum you need in your potential career as financial analyst. Well… Dimitris Leimonis is just that! a teacher I’ll always remember not for the grade he gave me but for his effort to transmit his knowledge on a practical level as well as setting the base of the theory that I needed to understand the complex issues of financial analysis
Excellent teacher with clear and accurate communicat
ion, uses effective examples and illustrati ons.
Over the past 5 years, I have had the honor and pleasure of not only knowing but also having been taught by Professor Leimonis, in courses on Derivatives, Investment Portfolio Management and Financial Modelling; I also had the honor of leading one of the first two Greek teams to take part in the CME commodity futures trading competition, in 2011. Professor Leimonis brings a breath of fresh air in the classroom from the very first session; not only was I amazed at how connected he wants to be with the world and his students – by giving us all the right tools to pursue learning even outside of the classroom, but his devotion to teaching was evident by the amount of time he spent providing us with learning aids around the clock. He made sure we were always ahead of our course syllabus, and ensured that his teachings covered material that would prepare us for exams that were well ahead of our expectations at the time, such as the CFA Level 2 content for Derivatives and Portfolio Management courses.
He is a man I hold to the highest regard for his dedication to his students, his constant eagerness to learn so that he may teach, and the evolution of his craft through the transfer of knowledge to anyone willing to learn.
I would not think twice about recommending his seminars to any of my peers who wish to learn about financial modelling, or finance in general, as I am more than confident to vouch for his knowledge, and his ability to transfer it to others
Mr. Leimonis taught me Financial Modeling and Investments Portfolio Management courses at ACG. I could say that except of his professionalism and communicability, he was totally approachable for students. He is knowledgeable at a high level on Financial Modeling, Derivatives, Trading, Portfolio Management. I would highly recommend for any student or anyone having the same passion and love for financial markets and finance.
What I appreciated most about working with Mr. Leimonis was his passion to share everyday life financial market examples from his experience in the financial markets, but always with morality and truthfulness in order to learn from failures, evolve and get better in the financial arena.
Mr Leimonis is a great teacher and is always willing to offer help and valuable advice, even after you have graduated from his courses. The courses have a great balance between theory and real world application and are delivered in a well planned, exciting and thought provoking manner. I would wholeheartedly recommend his courses to those willing to take on a challenge and develop practical skills.
Mr. Leimonis Dimitris is a highly qualified professional and an excellent instructor. He goes beyond the “classic” teaching by offering the maximum practical implementation of the theory discussed. Moreover he always provides his students with unlimited resources from academic journals etc. and a lot of insight regarding the financial industry. He is also explaining the most efficient ways to use the various tools (Excel spreadsheet etc.).
Mr. Leimonis has the ability to facilitate learning through interesting and thought stimulating examples. His professional experience on the particular field allowed him to provide us with a variety of real life cases and useful information about the market. His “attention to detail” way of teaching allowed him to pay close attention to every single students’ growth throughout the semester. He introduced the material in the most interesting way possible and he knew very well how to teach the material in order to prevent information overloads.
Conclusively, Mr. Leimonis has a very rich set of training skills as well as the motivation to pass his professional knowledge to his students.
I took a finacial modeling course at the American College of Greece under the guidance of Mr. Leimonis. Currently I am doing an internship at a real estate and development firm and I am really happy to tell you that the course with the most implications in my every day working life is the financial modeling one. It is by far the most practical one. And the important thing is that Mr. Leimonis is a really good teacher and helps his students understand the material and being ready to implement everything in the real life work. I feel very lucky to have attended this course and I am looking forward to attend the seminars.
Professor Leimonis stands out for his teaching methods. Given the fact the nature of the subject, Financial Modelling is not an entirely theoretical course, he does very well and prepares the student to face and tackle daily practical problems he will face into his models. His capability of having personally-tailored professional reports from the most prominent firms in the market, provides the student with a deep look and an ocean of knowledge.
Hope to join in the near future his professional seminars in Financial Arena.