Everything you need to know about Risk Management in Banks
The purpose of this seminar is to introduce the principles and mechanisms of risk management in banks. During these three days, we address all the main issues relevant to this matter. These are illustrated by a number of business cases and exercises that facilitate the assimilation of the concepts and techniques presented.
During the first day, we identify and uncover the nature of the risks banks are facing. We start by digging out the roots of risk management. From the Chevalier de Mere and his taste for games to the build-up of modern risk frameworks and quantitative measurement techniques. This path is littered with trial and errors that have led to crises and catastrophes, some of which are reviewed and analyzed.
We then classify the risks and discover how to hunt for new, emerging ones. From there, we review the theoretical foundations of risk measurement and how they are translated into the regulatory and the economic frameworks. As both frameworks coexist in banks, we spend some times understanding their differences and how they articulate.
During the second day of the seminar, you will learn the techniques used for measuring risks. They rest on a limited number of simple and powerful principles. These principles are then translated into techniques adapted to each risk type: credit, market and balance sheet risks. Diverse techniques are used to assess multiple risk measures that are complementary and need to be articulated. The issue of how to aggregate risks is addressed at this point. A number of exercises and games will facilitate assimilating these principles and techniques.
When we reach the third day, you know how to measure and aggregate risks. Then comes the question of their management; in other words, you learn how their evolutions can be controlled and how risks can be mitigated. A number of key issues of risk management in banks are addressed: Which risks are profitable and should then be taken, which are not? What are risk budgeting and risk appetite? How to relate risk measurement with the pricing of financial transactions? What is expected from Risk Management professionals in banks and how do they relate to other functions in the institution?
During the afternoon, we give some perspective to what we have learned so far by reviewing the most pressing issues banks are currently facing in terms of risk management: How do banks deal with the increasing regulatory pressure? How do they plan to fulfill the new resolution constraints? What impact will IFRS 9 have on credit risk assessment? Will Fintech transform the way banks handle their risks?
We finish the seminar with a series of exercises/games aimed at rehearsing all the major elements learned during these three days: Risk identification, measurement and aggregation; risk control, mitigation and management; and finally risk-return issues and current concerns.