Asset & Liability Management

4 days 20-23 Nov 2016, Dubai UAE £3,995.00 Download brochure Add to basket

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This course will explore its issues and its challenges for bank risk managers auditors and regulators. The course will emphasise practical advantages and disadvantages of risk measurement and management tools and techniques. Samples of best practices risk reports will be provided.
Course knowledge will be reinforced through workshops using MS Excel to explore rate risk measurement and liquidity stress testing as well as course reviews. Basic knowledge in risk management, control and statistics is required. Active participation of the class is necessary to benefit from the full value of this programme.
The case studies will give you real life examples of the theories covered in the lectures, giving you a greater understanding of the course topics. The same sample bank is used for most risk measurement, reporting and hedging examples to enhance examples and comparisons.
All delegates will receive comprehensive course documentation for use before and during the programme. This will enable you to return to your organisation with an extensive and valuable source of information for future reference.

A 4-day course covering:

  • Using EaR and EvE to measure IRR
  • Measuring liquidity cash flow coverage and survival horizons
  • Managing interest rate risk
  • Managing liquidity risk
  • Best practice risk reporting
  • Contingency planning
  • Meeting requirements for regulatory compliance

The course is designed to combine theory and global best practice.

Teaching methodology

  • The course is designed to provide a mix of concepts with practical applications
  • Course material and organisation begin with fundamentals and proceed to advanced concepts
  • Heavy emphasis on data and algorithm limits on quantitative modeling
  • Hands on exercises for 4 methods of measuring rate risk plus liquidity stress testing
  • Case studies based on real-world examples

Who should attend?

  • Group Treasurers
  • Chief Risk Officers
  • Accounting and Finance Managers
  • Asset Managers
  • Liquidity Managers
  • Risk Managers and Risk Controllers
  • Risk Officers
  • Auditors and Bank Regulators


We work with a series of expert instructors, please select the course location of interest to review the credentials of who will be delivering the programme.

Graham Dudlyke

The course director is a highly experienced derivatives consultant whose career boosts a wealth of practical experience, spanning in excess of 25 years within the financial markets, holding senior positions in a number of major financial institutions in London and New York.

He worked with JP Morgan Chase within the Arbitrage trading group in both London and New York, with responsibility for management of interest rate option trading, marketing and structuring. At Mitsubishi UFJ he managed OTC derivatives trading of swaps and options across European currency markets, financial engineering, and synthesis of structured assets. As Manager of SE Banken's Global Derivatives Trading Group, he held overall responsibility for swaps, options and fixed income portfolio trading and risk management, new product development, and corporate and institutional marketing of structured debt products.

He now lectures and consults internationally on all aspects of derivatives and capital markets and is highly respected for his practical market approach, working with commercial and investment banks, institutional investors and hedge fund managers, central banks and other official institutions.

The course director holds an MBA from Imperial College, London and an MA from Oxford University.



Dubai Finance

This programme takes place on a non-residential basis at a central 4 to 5* Dubai hotel. Non-residential course fees include training facilities, documentation, lunches and refreshments for the duration of the programme. Delegates are responsible for arranging their own accommodation, however, a list of convenient hotels (many at specially negotiated rates) is available upon registration.

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Day 1

Introduction to ALM

§ Defining ALM and its objectives
Risk management (interest rate, liquidity risks)

        - Net interest income maximisation

Enhancement of net worth (Economic Value Added)

§ Asset liability mismatches for Banks

       - Maturity transformation and the role of banks

       - Banking book and Trading book classifications

       - IFRS - Accrued vs. Fair Value (M-t-M) Accounting Treatment

       - Interest rate risk in banking books versus trading book exposures

       - Funds Transfer Pricing (FTP)

§ ALM for other financial institutions

       - Defined benefit Pension fund management

       - Insurance (Life, Property and Casualty)

       - Structural asset – liability mis-matches

       - Risk exposures (liquidity, interest rate, inflation, credit etc.)

The Role and Organisation of Treasury

§ Treasury and the implementation of ALM strategy

§ The roles and responsibilities of the treasury function

       - Funding and investment strategy

       - Liquidity risk management

       - Market risk management

§ Current trends – changes in the strategic role of treasury

       - Impact of regulatory capital requirements on treasury strategy

§ Objectives and organisation of the treasury function

       - Maximisation of shareholder value

       - Risk management policy, reporting and control

Treasury Risk Management

§ Risk Management within the treasury function

§ Market risks:

       - Interest rate risks (gap, yield curve, convexity)

       - Currency (FX) exposure

       - Credit spread and default risks

       - Commodity price risks

       - Optionality: Volatility and correlation risks

§ Sources and types of market risk exposure:

       - Cash flow and balance sheet (Transaction and Translation) exposures

§ Operational risks

Day 2

Modelling Interest Rate Risk

§ Interest rate risk in “Banking book” and” trading book” assets and liabilities

§ Interest rate risk; impact on NII and economic value

§ Sources of interest rate risk exposure in assets and liabilities

Price risk vs. re-pricing risk

       - Current rate sensitivity vs. NPV

       - Yield curve risk

       - Basis risk

       - Convexity and optionality risks

§ Measurement of interest rate risk

§ Interest rate Gap analysis

       - Gap management and hedging

       - Managing interest rate gap risk with interest rate derivatives

       - Shortcomings of gap analysis

§ Measurement of interest rate risk exposure:

       - Duration, DV01/PV01 measures

§ Duration/DV01 analysis of assets and liabilities

§ Portfolio Approach to management of interest rate risk

       - Bucketing interest rate risk into maturity bands

       - Weaknesses in bucketed duration approach

       - Key rate duration

       - Calculation of key rate duration

§ Asset liability portfolio management techniques

       - Immunisation

       - Cash flow matching, horizon matching and dedicated portfolio approaches

§ Statistical approaches to risk measurement – Value at Risk

Value at Risk

§ Drawbacks of traditional market risk measurement and management techniques

§ Introduction to statistical methods of risk measurement – Value at Risk

§ Calculating firm-wide VaR – parametric and simulation based techniques

§ Integration within firm-wide risk management strategy

       - VaR based allocation of capital and limit setting

       - Performance measurement (RAROC)

§ Advantages and shortcomings of different VaR methodologies

§ Back-testing and stress testing

§ Limitations of VaR and the need for complementary measures

§ Extending the statistical approach to credit risk:

§ Portfolio credit risk modelling

§ Portfolio loss distributions

§ Using portfolio credit models to optimise asset pricing/returns

§ Stochastic interest rate risk modelling

§ Yield curve modelling – bootstrapping swap/bond yield curves

§ Convexity risk; pre-payment risks in mortgages and other callable debt

§ Modelling pre-payment options

§ Stochastic rate models

       - Equilibrium and no-arbitrage models

       - Using stochastic models to value optionality, estimate interest risk (effective duration, Delta, Gamma measurements)

Case Study: Value at risk analysis of firm wide balance sheet

Day 3

Managing Interest Rate Risk - Interest Rate Derivatives

§ The role of derivatives in asset liability management

§ OTC and exchange traded derivatives

§ Interest Rate Forwards: Forward Rate Agreements (FRAs)

§ Short term Interest Rate Futures – Eurodollar/Euribor Futures

§ Basis risks in hedging

§ Overnight Index Swaps (OIS) and Interest Rate Swaps (IRS)

§ Constant maturity swaps (CMS)

§ Tailored swaps and ‘macro’ swaps

§ Accounting treatment – Hedge accounting

§ Interest rate options:

   - Caps/floors and swap options

Case Study: Identification and measurement of interest rate risk; Hedging strategies using FRAs/OIS and Interest Rate Swaps

Applications of CMS in hedging re-pricing risk, yield curve exposures

Liquidity Risk Measurement and Management

§ Funding and liquidity risk

§ Metrics for measuring funding and liquidity risk

§ Gap analysis:

       - Types of liquidity gap

       - Liquidity gap time profiles

       - The maturity mismatch and "riding the yield curves

§ Maturity mismatch risk and the dynamics of liquidity gaps

§ Cash flow forecasting

       - Short term (medium/long term) funding and securing of contingent funding/liquidity sources

       - Modelling (replicating) customer assets and liabilities; liquidity assessment

       - Time buckets and granularity

       - Liquidity risk using cash flow models

§ Effective liquidity risk management

       - Funding mix: Liquidity gap analysis and funding strategy

       - Liquidity buffers and reserves

       - Eligible collateral and central bank funding

       - Risk limits – settling limits

       - Contingencies and contingency planning

       - Funds transfer pricing

§ Scenario analysis

§ Defining scenarios

§ Case studies (1998, 2007 – 2008)

§ Lessons learned from systemic events

Day 4

Stress testing in ALM

§ Stress testing customer assets and liabilities

§ Indeterminate maturity deposits

§ Market access and eligible collateral

§ Traditional stress tests

§ Stochastic approaches to stress testing

§ Stress testing and VaR

§ Inappropriateness of VaR in liquidity risk management

§ Practical approaches to dealing with extreme events in stress testing

Case Study: Illustrative Examples of Stress Tests

Funds transfer pricing

§ Enabling the meaningful evaluation for profitability in banking products

§ FTP as a core component of asset liability management

§ Standard FTP methodologies

§ Modelling customer assets and liabilities: price elasticity

§ Constructing internal funding curves

§ Costing liquidity risk premia

The Role of Securitisation in ALM

§ Introduction to securitisation

§ Funding and balance sheet restructuring via securitisation

§ Necessary asset characteristics for securitisation

§ Asset backed security classes (MBS, ABS, CDOs etc.)

§ Strategic benefits of securitisation

§ The economic rationale

§ Regulatory capital considerations

§ Trading book capital rules (Basel 2.5)

§ Basel 3 capital requirements

§ How have the regulatory changes impacted on the Securitisation market?

Regulatory Compliance – Liquidity Requirements

§ Liquidity risk requirements (NSFR, LCR)

§ Designation of core versus volatile asset and liabilities

§ Stress scenarios

§ Impact of liquidity requirements for treasury balance sheet management and financing strategy

§ Liquidity asset buffer

§ Eligible asset types

§ Assessment of the impact of liquidity rules on bank profitability, risk and ALM strategy


Treasury Risk and Regulatory Capital Requirements

§ Regulatory capital requirements for financial institutions

§ An overview of the Basel Accord – objectives, structure and provisions:

       - Market risk

       - Counterparty risk

       - Operational risk

§ Banking book and trading book designations

§ Standardised and internal model approaches

§ Trading book capital rules (Basel 2.5)

§ Overview of Basel 3 regulatory capital requirements

§ Liquidity risk requirements (NSFR, LCR)

§ Impact of liquidity requirements for treasury balance sheet management and financing strategy

§ Liquidity asset buffer

§ Regulatory requirements for liquidity risk management

§ Basel 3 provisions

       - Net Stable Funding Ratio (NSFR)

       - Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR)

       - Liquidity asset buffer (asset types, characteristics, costs)

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