Make or Buy?

In many cases, training your own staff can be an attractive and cost-effective alternative to appointing highly expensive and hard-to-find experts. d-fine has been successfully running differentiated customer training programmes for years.

Focus on best practice

Every one of our courses offers a thorough grounding in a specific area of current interest. We place great importance on the right combination of theoretical background and practical application. All participants are given an opportunity to put the knowledge they acquire into practice using realistic case studies. They will then be in a position to apply that knowledge in their own day-to-day business.

The courses have been designed on the basis of our own significant project experience, and are continuously reviewed and updated by our experts.

Customised training

Each of our customers has its own strategic goals and therefore has very specific requirements. We can put together a dedicated training package based on our current range of courses and focusing exactly on the areas you need in order to build up your own in-house expertise.

When and where?

We would be delighted to arrange training dates and venues to suit you and your staff. We generally need around four to eight weeks' prior notice to allow us to put together an individually tailored course.

Courses can be held at one of our international offices or in-house at your premises.


Please contact us at or call us on +49 69 90737 0.

References for previous training events

Commodity Hedge Accounting in accordance with IFRS
Project objectives
  • Transferring knowledge on the practical application of commodity hedge accounting in accordance with IFRS in cooperation with the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), London.
  • Repeated public delivery of training sessions in London (ICE offices) or on an individual basis for certain clients (in-house).
Tasks assigned to d-fine

Technical leadership and presentation of training sessions with the following content:

  • Relationship between economic hedging along the industrial value-added chain and hedge accounting in accordance with IFRS for energy and commodity markets.
  • Significant requirements on accounting for hedge relationships in accordance with IFRS.
  • Tailoring of the application of hedge accounting for the industrial value-added chain.
  • Roles and responsibilities of the departments involved.
  • Implementation based on standard software or individual solutions.
  • Performance of all significant stages of the process based on practical examples.
Modelling and valuation of energy and commodity derivatives
Project objectives
  • Transferring practical knowledge for the modelling and evaluation of energy and commodity derivatives.
  • Repeated delivery of training sessions at energy companies in Germany and Europe.
Tasks assigned to d-fine

Organisation, technical leadership and presentation of training sessions with the following content:

  • Fundamentals and dynamics of the underlying energy and commodity markets.
  • Selection, validation and pre-processing of market data for modelling purposes.
  • Establishment of mathematical valuation models.
  • Selection, calibration and validation of valuation models.
  • Prototypal implementation of valuation models (MS Excel / VBA, C++).