BANKING AND FINANCE

IFRS for Bank Institutions

This is a highly interactive course that explores international financial reporting practices for banks and other financial institutions through the use of case studies, exercises, model financial statements and break-out sessions.

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This highly interactive course that explores international financial reporting practices for banks and other financial institutions through the use of case studies, exercises, model financial statements and break-out sessions.

Topics include:

  • Classification, recognition, measurement, impairment, and de-recognition of loans and other financial instruments under IAS 39 and IFRS 9
  • Financial guarantees and loan commitments
  • Application of the effective interest method under various scenarios
  • Fair value option
  • Derivatives and embedded derivatives
  • Overview of cash flow, fair value, and portfolio (macro) hedging
  • Investment property and repossessed assets
  • Recognition of fee income
  • IFRS 7 Financial Instruments: Disclosures
  • Presentation of IFRS financial statements
  • Brief comparison of IFRS with other GAAP
  • Illustrative financial statements and disclosures.

For further details, please contact us on: +44(0)1689825777
or by e mail: contact@europe-link.co.uk

IFRS for Insurance Industry

This course provides a comprehensive view of the most important IFRS accounting and reporting requirements for insurance companies.

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Managing and Developing the Operations Structure in the Banking Industry

This programme  will provide the participants with an insight into every area of operations from structure, procedure and accounting to risk and regulation.

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Prime Brokerage, Fund Administration and Custody

This course provides a thorough understanding of the securities settlement and global custody industry.  It looks at every stage of the process , from decision making to purchasing or selling a security, to actual settlement and safekeeping.

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Course topics, presented through the use of examples, case studies, include:

  • Primary functions
  • Execution, PB services, custody, trustee, administrator, transfer agent
  • Relationship and process flows for
  • Investment companies, pension funds, unit trusts, hedge funds, private wealth management
  • Core and added value services
  • Performance calculations
  • Outsource issues
  • Managing risks in the process flows

For further details, please contact us on: +44(0)1689825777
or by e mail: contact@europe-link.co.uk

Investors, Retail and Private Client Banking

The aim of the course is the building effective client service support structure of networks, teams and semi-autonomous units. It will focus on an intensive exploration of key processes and procedures in various operational areas within banking, broking and fund management.

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Course topics, presented through the use of examples, case studies, include:

  • Core transactions and products
  • Documentation
  • Dealing with customers
  • Reporting requirements
  • Complaints and disputes
  • Added value services

For further details, please contact us on: +44(0)1689825777
or by e mail: contact@europe-link.co.uk

Operational Risk and Regulation in the Banking Industry

This course provides the practical insight into mitigating, reducing and avoiding enterprise-wide operational risk in financial institutions.

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Operational Risk and Regulation in the Banking Industry – Part 1

Course topics, presented through the use of examples, case studies, include:

  • Operational Risk and Operations Risk
  • Practical operational risk management
  • Developing robust processes, reconciliations and procedures
  • Business continuity and DR planning
  • Basel and EU Directives
  • Understanding UK, European, Asian and US Regulatory Environments
  • Compliance and Operations
  • Client money rules
  • Money Laundering
  • Conduct of Business

Operational Risk and Regulation in the Banking Industry – Part 2

Topics:

  • Establishing the management style
  • Proactive management techniques
  • Potential dangers
  • Effective meetings
  • Identifying and managing issues to a successful conclusion
  • Setting and achieving targets
  • Identifying and managing costs
  • Efficiency targets
  • Personnel appraisals, rewards and targets
  • Operations as a revenue generator and business protector
  • Analysing the effectiveness of workflows and processes
  • Identifying and managing capacity
  • Using management information effectively
  • Managing and developing customer services operations
  • Identifying and training key relationship people
  • Developing an effective relationships with senior management
  • Production and distribution of information
  • Escalation procedures
  • Presentations
  • Planning, budgeting and team development

For further details, please contact us on: +44(0)1689825777
or by e mail: contact@europe-link.co.uk

Credit Risk Management

The credit crisis course highlights issues in risk management and it  provides a detailed set of tools and techniques for managing and controlling credit risk, market risk and derivatives risk.

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Course topics, presented through the use of examples, case studies, include:

  • Defining credit risk
  • counterparty risk
  • default risk
  • settlement risk
  • Evaluating netting agreements
  • How collateral management can help reduce credit risk
  • Describing the credit rating process
  • Credit spread analysis
  • Measuring credit risk using
  • VaR
  • CreditMetrics
  • Use of credit derivatives in risk management
  • Credit enhancement techniques

For further details, please contact us on: +44(0)1689825777
or by e mail: contact@europe-link.co.uk

Capital Markets: Fixed Income, Derivatives and Securitization

This course has been designed to help participants develop a detailed practical understanding of the global capital markets and the products that drive them.

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