End-to-End Treasury Management – 12 months

  • 12 month, intensive and highly practical distance learning course.
  • The course enables participants to incorporate the dynamics of treasury simulation using a real treasury management system to gain a thorough understanding and appreciation of the tools and techniques used by treasury.
  • The course enables participants to gain an all-round view of the function of treasury and how it interrelates with the organisation and the market as a whole.

Financial Risk Modeling Program – 12 months

  • 12 month highly interactive course provides a unique learning experience of model building by comprehensively looking at the modelling process from an ALCO’s perspective.
  • Participants will not only be able to build models but also understand the underlying principles of model building, the underlying financial instruments and the impact of both exogenous and endogenous factors to business.
  • he course also looks at the ALCO process and how modelling can enable it to be more effective, efficient and strategic and not just perform a regulatory reporting function.

Financial Instruments – 2 days

  • At the heart of any bank’s Asset and Liability Management lies a full understanding of the products that make up the chart of accounts - assets such as home loans, liabilities such as savings accounts. Each of these products is associated with a financial instrument, which defines how cash flows in and out of the product and therefore underpins the product behaviour.
  • We analyse the various instrument types, the treatment of interest, how interest is calculated, as well as application to the income statement, balance sheet, and cashflow statement.

ALCO and Risk Strategies - 2 days

Asset & Liability management forms the core of any banking operations. ALCO has a mandate to manage the everyday risks from daily business operations and formulate efficient and effective strategies to not only protect shareholders wealth but to also enhance it.

This course looks at the practical application of these strategies taking into consideration the uniqueness of each entity.

The course covers;

  • Why particular strategies are made?
  • Are they relevant given the current composition of the balance sheet?
  • Why do we consider them relevant? What other alternatives are there?

Fundamentals of Banking – Half day

This course provides a framework for understanding the role of banks in the financial services market, the concept of interest rates and the bank’s products.

It introduces the fundamentals of interest rates and cashflow, identifies how risks might arise and their impact on the company and explains the main books of the bank (Balance sheet, income statement and cash flow report).

Introduction to Financial Risk Management – 2 days

A “learn & workshop” designed to introduce attendees to the world of financial risk management. The course will examine the risk management process, the need for risk management as well as an overview of the various types of financial risk and the risk/reward trade-offs.

ALMAN Navigation - 21 days

ALMAN is a Risk Management tool designed to manage a large Corporate or Bank’s Financial Asset & Liabilities. It assists institutions and corporations in the deliberate mix of financial assets and liabilities in anticipation of likely future events to determine the most appropriate funding (debt management) or investment strategy for the institution.

This is achieved by means of modeling the outcome that different scenarios and expected behaviour of external factors such as changes in interest rates and foreign exchange rates will have on the cashflows, funding requirements and debt management of the organization. Before any such modeling can start, the ALMAN user needs to understand how to navigate through the system’s menus and use the application.

Interest Rate Risk Management - 2 days

Interest rate risk management is critical to the overall profitability of any financial services company. This course analyses interest rate risk and how understanding interest rate forecast and yield curves can be profitable to the entity. Participants will also examine interest rate risk management through hedging and the application of best practices as recommended by the Basel Committee.

ALCO Conference

Question and answer session with the objective of assessing management’s views on where the company is and where it is going.

Problem Diagnosis: Issues Analysis

Our action learning process is built around a problem (project, challenge, issue or task), the resolution of which is of high importance to the Bank. The problem should be significant (real, important and relevant), be within the responsibility of the team, and provide opportunity for learning.

This Process involves 6 elements;

  • A Problem
  • The Group
  • The Questioning and Reflection Process
  • The Resolution to Take Action
  • The Commitment to Learning
  • The Facilitator

Managing Tomorrow’s Risks today

Discussing the core components of ALM (Asset Liability management) through the exploration of the underlying principles of the ALCO Process.

Using the ALCO Process we will demonstrate and evaluate what is meant by a pro-active ALCO meeting.

Courses of Action

“There is no real learning unless action is taken…”

The group demonstrates their commitment to learn and to take action by setting SMART objective in order to improve, address, tackle the issues analyzed.