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Welcome to Forethought India One-on-One Courses. Our program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their chosen profession. Our instructor for this course is Instructure Faris Saah at Harvard University


Welcome to the comprehensive course on "Time Value of Money: Make Your Money Work for You." This course is designed to equip students with a solid understanding of the fundamental principles, advanced concepts, and practical applications of the Time Value of Money (TVM). Students will embark on a journey from foundational concepts such as Future Value and Present Value to advanced topics including compound interest, annuities, and perpetuities. Throughout the course, participants will develop mathematical competence in using TVM formulas for calculations, explore the applications of TVM in investment and business decisions, and gain insights into risk management strategies associated with financial choices. The course goes beyond theoretical knowledge, offering practical applications through case studies and real-life examples, allowing students to apply TVM principles to personal finance, retirement planning, and financial modeling. Ethical considerations in financial decision-making and a global perspective on TVM further enrich the learning experience. The capstone project integrates all learned concepts, providing students with a holistic understanding of how to effectively leverage the Time Value of Money in real-world financial scenarios. By the end of this course, participants will be well-equipped to navigate the complex financial landscape with a strategic and informed approach to making their money work for them.

At the end of the program, students will receive a certificate & performance letter by the educator indicating that they have completed the program and acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their chosen profession.

Time Value of Money: Make Your Money Work for You, by Faris Saah

  • Faris Saah has over twenty years of experience in the financial services industry. In 2013, he co-founded Avalon Capital Management, a fixed income alternative asset management firm focused on collateralized loan obligations. Prior to founding Avalon, Faris was a managing director and the head of credit research for the United States in the Customized Credit Strategies Unit of GSO Capital Partners LP. He served on both the management committee and investment committee and was responsible for a team of sixteen industry sector analysts. Prior to GSO, Faris was a senior vice president in Pequot Capital Management's long/short and short-only credit hedge funds. Prior to Pequot, Faris had extensive experience as a distressed credit analyst. Finally, Faris held investment banking positions at Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan. Faris graduated cum laude with a BS in industrial engineering and operations research from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and received an MS (with distinction) in management science and finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management where he is currently part of the Sloan master of finance admissions team.

    I have spent over 25 years in the leveraged finance and private equity industries. I currently run a financial services advisory firm and teach various Finance/PE courses at Harvard University. Prior to launching Quansoo Partners, I was MD, Head of Credit Research at The Blackstone Group. Prior to Blackstone I spent 10 years in distressed and HY credit investing at Mariner Group and Pequot Capital Management. Prior to joining the buyside, I worked as a Lev Fin/PE banker at Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan.