About the Author
Even the deadliest accounting subjects become lively and fun when Alastair Matchett is teaching finance professionals. In addition to financial statement analysis and leveraged valuation, Matchett teaches corporate finance and modeling to all skill levels, from entering analysts to directors.
Matchett started his finance career at JP Morgans London advisory unit after attending the internationally renowned Morgan Finance Program in New York. He worked on a variety of industries, including financial institutions (preparing a valuation of a billion-dollar Belgian savings bank) and oil and gas companies (working on a privatization advisory mandate for the Government of India). He also helped design and manage training for the bank. Matchett went on to manage a portfolio of private equity investments for Investors in Industry and negotiate equity financing for leveraged buyouts.
In 1997 Matchett co-founded Adkins Matchett & Toy to provide leading-edge materials and instructional services to global investment banks and financial institutions. Since then he has designed complete training programs for both analyst and associate entry classes major investment banks on Wall Street and in the City of London.
In 2002 Matchett became CEO and principal owner of The Matchett Group, based in the UK. AMT now offers training in business skills as well as learning management services through John Matchett Limited, an affiliate of The Matchett Group.
Alastair Matchett received a 2i in Economics and Politics from Bristol University and went on to receive an MSc in Foreign Policy and Domestic Politics (his thesis was awarded a distinction). He is the author of Introduction to Accounting for Finance, 3rd ed. widely known as Wall Streets popular "green book" for new analysts.