Two hundred years of practical experience in financial markets – delivered by recognised experts in just two days.

Sold out 2009-2013

Dates for 2014

 SOLD OUT –  LONDON MARCH 13-14th 2014

EDINBURGH APRIL 24-25th 2014

 SOLD OUT –  LONDON OCTOBER 2nd-3rd 2014


A Practical History of Financial Markets is designed, written and taught by leading investment practitioners: Andrew Smithers, Stephen Wright, Gordon Pepper, Michael Oliver, Peter Warburton, Herman Brodie and Russell Napier. These teachers deliver the course in an intensive two-day session (usually Thursday to Friday).

The course is supported by a 700-page textbook and a website containing self-test questions, teachers’ feedback and additional materials. Utilising the textbook and the website, students can opt to take the course via distance learning.

The course is eligible for 21 Professional Development credits as granted by the CFA Institute. It also forms one unit of the Edinburgh Business School MBA programme.

Launched in 2004, the course is owned and operated by Didasko – The Financial Education Company, a Scottish charity founded for the promotion of financial education.