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Certified Banking Treasury Manager

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Course Overview

Treasury management in the banking sector is constantly changing and posing new challenges. This certificate course focuses on how to stay ahead of the curve in terms of best practices and current and emerging possibilities in the arena of bank treasury in the GCC countries. Attendees will gain an understanding of topics encompassing foreign exchange, money markets, securities markets, derivatives, liquidity management and all aspects of treasury risk management (including credit risk, market risk and operational risk). In the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis regulators and other supervisory authorities have placed a greater emphasis on regulatory oversight and compliance. The course will examine the effects of these changes on bank treasury operations with particular reference to the GCC countries. As this is a certified course, those attending will be tested to assess their comprehension of the subject matter. The trainees will be asked to undertake brief case studies and to complete a multiple-choice test on the final day of the course.

Key Takeaways

Identifying key risks relating to treasury and their mitigation.
Appreciating the bank regulatory environment.
The importance of competition and innovation in treasury.
Anticipating and preparing for the next financial crisis.
Describe the various types of risks that arise in a bank’s treasury and the ways in which such risks can be managed.

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Course Outline

Part 1
Foreign Exchange Markets
History, development and structure - Evolution of the market; growth and importance of trading income to banks Foreign exchange markets and their participants - An examination of key participants – banks; corporates; funds; brokers; individuals Foreign exchange markets in the GCC countries - GCC currencies - Currency pegging - Monetary union - Comparison with the European Union
How rates are quoted in the foreign exchange market
Base and variable currencies Direct and indirect quotations Bid-offer quotations and spreads Cross-currency quotations Factors affecting the spot exchange rate - Economic fundamentals – growth; inflation; balance of payments - Rumor and fear - Market manipulation (including governments) Calculating profit and loss - Categories of foreign exchange exposure - Running a trading position - Realized and unrealized gains/losses Applications of forward exchange rates Case study on treasury-marketing issues
Part 2
Money Markets
Participants in the money markets Quotation of rates - Bank discount yield - Holding period yield - Effective annual yield - Money market yield Interaction between the money and foreign exchange markets Money markets in the GCC countries Types of money market deposits Other money market instruments
Securities Markets
Treasury bills and bonds - Risk-free interest rate - Credit spreads and credit ratings - Interest rate sensitivity – duration - Bond valuation principles - Floating Rate Notes - Zero coupon bonds Repurchase agreements (repos) and reverse repos Day count conventions and other trading practices Securities markets in the GCC countries
Part 3
History and development of the derivatives markets - Defining derivatives - Some examples of early examples of derivatives - The concept of hedging Exchange traded instruments and over the counter instruments - Institutional distinctions - Risk aspects and implications Foreign exchange risk and hedging - Futures contracts - Futures exchanges - Options - Swaps Interest rate risk and hedging - Forward rate agreements - Interest rate futures - Interest rate options - Interest rate swaps
Numerous group exercises performing calculations
Part 4
Liquidity Management
Short-term and long-term liquidity considerations - Liquidity Coverage Ratio - Net Stable Funding Ratio - Broad Liquid Assets to Short Term funding (BLAST) - Stable funding ratio Statutory liquidity requirements - Objectives of a statutory liquidity ratio Instruments used in liquidity planning Contingency plans
Risk management in banks
Risks at the bank level and the treasury department level - Identifying the nature of risk in banking - The connection between strategy and risk - Who is responsible for which risks? Credit risks - Probability distributions - Expected and unexpected losses - Value-at-risk Market risks - Bank’s trading book - Commodities and other illustrations Operational risks - The evolving nature of operational risks - Fraud
Part 5
Developments in regulatory oversight
The causes and effects of the 2008 global financial crisis - A summary of the crisis – key events - Separating cause and effect Recent regulatory developments - Regulatory initiatives in the USA and in Europe - Derivatives - Likely impact on bank treasury operations Basle II, III and the next generation - Capital adequacy – a Work-In-Progress - The status of regulatory responses Anti-money laundering and compliance issues - International cooperation - FATCA Regulatory issues in the GCC countries - Political implications There will be a multiple-choice exam addressing the key concepts covered in this course

Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for
Senior dealers and dealers engaged in investment and foreign exchange markets.
Middle managers and staff working on middle office and back office areas.
Middle management and staff responsible for the development of internal policies and procedures.
Middle management and staff working in the internal audit department.

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What language will the course be taught in and what level of English do I need to take part in an LEORON training program?
Most of our public courses are delivered in English language. You need to be proficient in English to be able to fully participate in the workshop and network with other delegates. For in-house courses we have the capability to train in Arabic, Dutch, German and Portuguese.
Are LEORON Public courses certified by an official body/organization?
LEORON Institute partners with 20+ international bodies and associations.We also award continuing professional development credits (CPE/PDUs) for:1. NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy) 2. Project Management Institute PDUs 3. CISI credits 4. GARP credits 5. HRCI recertification credits 6. SHRM recertification credits
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What does the course fee cover?
The course fee covers a premium training experience in a 5-star hotel, learning materials, lunches & refreshments, and for some courses, the certification fee and membership with the accrediting bodies.
Does LEORON give discounts?
Yes, we can provide discounts for group bookings. If you would like to discuss a discount on a corporate level, we will be happy to talk to you.