CRO Leadership
September 17th-19th 2018London
October 22nd-24th 2018Johannesburg

Course Overview

In 2008, deficiencies and gaps in risk management had led to the collapse of major financial institutions including, Barings, Kidder Peabody, Confederated Life, Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers. The financial crisis was so severe that the US Federal Government had to intervene.

While the main priority of Chief Risk Officer (CROs) is to ensure that the bank is in full compliance with regulations, increasingly upper management and shareholders expect CROs to provide insights and advice about all aspects of operations. Now CROs are expected to provide the Board of Directors with a clear vision of where enterprise risks lie, help define policies for the distribution and mitigation of those risks, and communicate that vision so that it is understood across the bank.

Learn from a former CRO who has successfully designed, developed and implemented integrated risk management frameworks over their careers. Learn best practices that helped guide bank’s successfully through economic and financial crises, and frameworks that are sustainable, practical and comprehensive.

What Will we Learn?

This interactive risk leadership programme taught by a former Chief Risk Officer aims to take participants through the strategic thought process of how regulatory reforms and expectations can be turned into competitive advantage, and achieve greater agility for their banks. This course aims to teach the following:

  • Implementing an effective integrated risk management framework
  • Develop effective strategies to meet the challenges of prudential regulations
  • Best Practices in stress testing, risk culture and risk governance
  • Apply the knowledge of prudential regulations to develop effective risk management processes and functions.
  • Deeply grasp the concepts of risk measurement and analytical methodologies that develop effective strategic road maps.
  • Understand the details of developing an effective integrated risk
  • framework, capital and liquidity management programmes, which will achieve greater corporate competitive advantage.
  • Apply the knowledge of prudential regulations and risk management approaches to transform the risk management function into a valuable business partner.

Who Should Attend?

A team comprising delegates with complementary or aligned functions in risk management, compliance, and business will find this programme very beneficial.

  • Chief Risk Officers and Senior Risk Professionals
  • Heads of Strategic Planning of Financial Institutions
  • Heads of Risk Management Functions of Financial Institutions
  • Promising Young Executives who are being Fast Tracked to Leadership Positions

Day 1 – Removing the veil of regulations and moving towards enlightened risk management practice

Session 1 – An Overview of the Global Financial Services Industry

  • A look at crises in the financial services industry over the last two decades
  • The development of the risk management function
  • An overview of the risks facing the banking industry – Banking Banana Skins

Understanding Financial Crises

  • An examination of how financial crises evolve
  • The Credit Boom & Doom Loop
  • A look at the effectiveness of regulators and the financial institutions in
    managing crises

Case study 1 – The Global Financial Crisis and Implications for Africa/Asia

Session 2 – Understanding Prudential Regulations 1

  • The development of the Basel Capital Framework and its key drivers
  • Implementing an effective Basel II programme
  • Navigating Basel III
  • Looking beyond Basel III

Case Study 2 – Lessons from Asia

Session 3 – The evolving role of The Chief Risk Officer

  • The changing face of the financial services industry and risk management practice
  • Communicating the risk management objective and imperatives

Group Discussion:

Identifying Challenges, Rising Above the Challenge

Day 2 – Understanding and Communicating Risk Management Methodologies

Session 4– Quantitative Risk Measures

  • Quantitative approaches
  • Volatility models
  • Behavioural models

Case Study – What works and What happens when they don’t – Lessons from

Investment Banking

Managing Liquidity Risk and Leverage

  • Liquidity Coverage Ratio
  • Net Stable Funding Ratio
  • Understanding Liquidity Risks
  • Understanding Leverage Ratio
  • Going Beyond Basel III

Group Discussion: Implications for African/Asian Financial Institutions

Session 5 – Managing Operational Risks

  • Managing unquantifiable risks
  • Reputational risks and communication

Case Study 4 – Lessons from the airlines industry

Session 6 – Stress Testing and Scenario Analysis

  • Understanding stress testing and Scenario Analysis
  • Scenario development process
  • Integrating scenario analysis into management processes

Session 7 – Risk and Capital Connectivities

  • The role of Capital
  • Understanding the Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process (ICAAP) and capital management
  • Leveraging on risk management methodologies to achieve efficient capital allocation

Workshop 1 – Implementing a practical and effective capital management process


Day 3 – Integrated Risk Management Framework and Corporate Agility

Session 8 – Implementing a Robust Risk Culture

  • Developing a robust governance framework
  • Nurturing an encompassing risk culture
  • Walking the talk

Case Study 5 – Asian bank limit monitoring and enforcement

Session 9 – Introduction to Enterprise Risk Management

  • What is Enterprise Risk Management?
  • Corporate risk management ownership
  • Creating a robust risk management culture
  • Enterprise risk management touch points

Session 10 – Integrated Risk Management Framework

Implementing a Risk Appetite framework

Workshop 2: Developing a Risk Appetite Framework

Session 11 – Bringing it All Together

  • Action Plan
  • Challenges facing the risk leadership function
  • Best practices – implementation

Workshop 3: Developing a practical integrated risk management plan

Session 12 – Moving Beyond Regulations

  • Group findings and presentations
  • Review, Feedback, Q & A session
  • Conclusion and course evaluation

End of Programme

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Number of DelegatesPrice per Delegate

Early Bird rates are offered up to 4 weeks before the commencement of the programme. Please get in touch for more details

The venue of the training is always in a centrally located 4-5 star hotel. The venue is confirmed 2 weeks before the programme once registration is closed and we know the exact number of delegates attending. We have exclusive rates with the hotel, if you require accommodation during the programme.

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Not only did I learn from an expert trainer but I also learnt from my fellow delegates. Highly recommended.