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Basel II and III for Banks

Finance, Accounting and IT

Offered on Demand
Duration: 2 Days 9 AM - 5 PM

Workshop Description

Basel II and III for Banks

The purpose of Basel II, which was initially published in June 2004, is to create an international standard that banking regulators can use when creating regulations about how much capital banks need to put aside to guard against the types of financial and operational risks banks face. In December of 2010 BASEL III was issued, effectively demanding stricter controls and specifically: "tighter definitions of common equity, the introduction of a leverage ratio, a framework for counter-cyclical capital buffers, measures to limit counterparty credit risk, and short and medium-term quantitative liquidity ratios.




  • Understand the origins of the Basel Accord and its place in modern risk management and capital adequacy.
  • Learn how to comply at the minimum possible cost and how to use compliance as a competitive advantage.
  • Demonstrate a practical understanding of the core concepts involved in Advanced Measurement Methods for allocation of capital to operational risk, their respective advantages and limitations.
  • Define hands-on strategies and techniques for the definition, measurement, analysis, improvement, and control of operational risk within a banking organization.
Designed for

Auditors, Credit Analysts, Risk Management Staff, Operational Managers, Corporate Bankers, Compliance Department Staff.

What you will learn

The participants will gain an understanding of:

  • The objectives of the Basel II & III Accords and how to achieve them
  • The concept of Economic capital, Expected and Unexpected Losses.
  • The concept of RAROC/RORAC and its impact on pricing, business decisions and (active) credit portfolio management
  • The Three Pillars approach and how the pillars interact
  • The capital requirements for Credit, Market and Operational risk.
  • Credit risk mitigation and how it impacts capital requirements and returns.
  • The concept of ICAAP in Pillar II
  • The practical implications of the new Accord in terms of pricing and profitability of business lines and individual transactions
  • The three Operational risk measurement methods

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