Gamma Impact has created a unique program for practitioners in finance and risk management, to expand their working knowledge of key areas in the business. The Gamma Impact study program is modular, built of short, focused courses that enable the course of study to be planned in advance to span the year.
The ultimate goal of Gamma Impact is to guide practitioners towards achieving best practice, conveyed by the best tutors in Israel - people with rich experience both in academia and in practice.
The courses are divided into four divisions:
About the founder
Leon Sandler lectures and consults on financial instruments and risk management at banks, insurance companies, investment banks, industrial companies, software houses and statutory bodies, including the Ministry of Finance and the Israel Securities Authority .
Over the last decade he has delivered hundreds of lectures to thousands of people in the financial sector, through internal courses at organizations and other forums, among them the Israeli Center of Management, the Lahav Executive Education school at Tel Aviv University, and the Caesarea Center for Capital Markets and Risk Management.
He is also sought after to lecture at institutions of higher education and is presently teaching courses on derivatives and risk management at the Interdisciplinary Center of Herzliya. In the past he also lectured at various universities and colleges, including in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem`s prestigious EMBAF program.
Mr. Sandler has also worked at the asset management and liabilities department, and at the risk control unit, at Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot, and ran the collateral and product development unit at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. In collaboration with Prof. Zvi Wiener, he co-authored the book "Financial Instruments and Risk Management" (Hebrew), published by Globes. It was highly successful and set a standard for the industry, according to Prof. Dan Galai. Mr. Sandler holds an MBA, with a major in finance and accounting, and a BA with honors in Economics, both from Tel Aviv University.
Six reasons to study at Gamma Impact
1. Gamma Impact offers the only program of its kind in Israel – comprehensive, structured and unique
Gamma Impact offers the only study program in Israel on the financial markets and risk management for practitioners, covering the most important topics in the field and enabling the course of study to be planned in advance to stretch along the year.
2. Efficient, precise study methods preclude waste of money and time
The Gamma impact study program is clear and modular, and is based on short, focused courses. This method enables the student to focus on the most relevant topics in each course, ensuring optimal use of time – including by avoiding subject matter the student already knows.
3. Homogenous groups assure efficient study
The curriculum of these short, focused courses is presented in detail, enabling Gamma Impact to compose classes consisting of practitioners with similar previous knowledge and needs, assuring productive discussion during the courses.
4. Relevant content, practical application
The study course at Gamma Impact encompasses the most relevant and practical topics, including use of Bloomberg and analysis of case studies, based on the best practice in Israel and the world. We do not forgo the theoretical side but treat it as a means, not an end. The Dream Team – our lecturers – cover a wide range of topics at Gamma Impact, among the most pertinent and important in the field.
5. The best lecturers in Israel
The Gamma Impact lecturers are among the best and most experienced practitioners in their fields. All have extensive experience in teaching at university level and college and at other various forums, and are experienced in transmitting the study material didactically and clearly.
Gamma Impact is a place where professionals meet and can forge connections, helping them learn from the experiences of their colleagues, to exchange ideas, and develop opportunities.