Welcome to Lywood David International

Global involvement

Since its formation in 1992 Lywood David International Limited and its sister company Multimedia TradeWind Limted’s products and services have been used by over five hundred financial institutions world-wide. The Group can boast open training events, bespoke consultancy commissions and sales of training software and books for individual client institutions across the five continents. Alongside London based open courses the company has presented training events across Europe and the Middle East and in the emerging markets of the Caribbean, Africa and the Far East.

Now, with growing emphasis on professional qualifications across the financial markets, since 1996 the Group has led the way in the design and presentation of a range of specialist training events for candidates for ACI - The Financial markets Association industry standard qualifications: the ACI Dealing Certificate, ACI Operations Certificate, ACI Model Code and ACI Diploma.

Many local ACI / Financial market Associations in international centres have used the company’s services with training courses having been held in Basel (BIS), London (17 for client institutions and 2 open courses per annum), Jersey (2), Katowice (Poland - 4), Poznan (Poland), Rovinj (Croatia), Bratislava (2), Bucharest (2), Cyprus, Dublin (2), Luxembourg (3), Moscow, Paris, Prague, Stockholm, Doha (2), Dubai (3), Accra (3), Lusaka, Riyadh (2), Tel Aviv (2), Tunis (4), Casablanca (3), Tripoli (2), Kuwait (4), Abu Dhabi (7) and Jeddah.

Participants on the company’s previous ACI Education training programmes have always found the experience invaluable in their preparations for ACI qualifications and many excellent results have been achieved.

Phil Parker, Managing Director of Lywood David Interntional Limited has over 45 years personal experience of the financial markets. He spent his 25 year banking career with the Lloyds Bank Group in a number of senior Treasury roles. An experienced practitioner, having actively dealt (10 years in LBI London), Phil was appointed the bank's first Exchange examiner fulfilling an audit/consultancy role regularly visiting the bank's overseas dealing centres. He then held the position of Senior Manager - Systems development for the bank's Treasury Division, responsible for the design, development and implementation of sophisticated mainframe dealing management information and dealing decision support software systems. This appointment was followed by four years setting up a specialist treasury training capability providing training for all levels of bank personnel and corporate customers.

Since forming his own training and consultancy company Lywood David International Limited in 1992 Phil has regularly presented training on general Treasury issues, Auditing the dealing room and, most recently, courses targeted specifically at ACI - The Financial Markets Association industry standard qualifications (the ACI Dealing Certificate, ACI Operations Certificate and ACI Diploma). He has presented open courses in London and overseas financial centres and in-house training on behalf of client institutions world-wide.

Phil is the author of several textbooks targeted at the ACI qualifications. Mastering the ACI Dealing Certificate was published by FT Prentice Hall in 2003 and The ACI Dealing Certificate and How to Pass it was published in 2009 by Riskmatrix. More recently he has published textbooks for the new syllabus and examination formats introduced in 2013 with his Treasury Operations Handbook (revised in 2013) aimed at ACI Operations Certificate candidates and Financial markets and the ACI Dealing Certificate 3I0-012 published in August 2013 for ACI Dealing Certificate candidates. Further details of these books can be found on the Books etc. page in this website.


Lywood David International Limited, Warren Cottage, Melfort Road, Crowborough,
East Sussex, TN6 1QT United Kingdom