Introduction to Banking

KEY INFORMATION

  • Course Code: AFB112
  • Duration: 1 week
  • Fee: £2625

COURSE OUTLINE

Introduction to Banking

  • What is special about banks?
  • Bank activities and services
  • Types of banking
  • International banking

Central Banking and Bank Regulation

  • Theory of central banking
  • Central banks in practice
  • Bank regulation and supervision
  • Bank failures and banking crises

Issues in Bank Management

  • Banks’ balance sheet and income structure
  • Bank financial management
  • Banking risks
  • Bank risk management

Comparative banking markets

  • Banking in the UK
  • Banking in Europe
  • Banking in the US
  • Banking in Japan
  • Banking in emerging markets

Advanced Topics in Banking

  • Banks and markets
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Bank competition and financial stability

Target audience

  • Financial regulators
  • Banking staff
  • Those who wish to gain a comprehensive insight into the business of banking, the impact of the financial crisis upon the banking sector globally and the far-reaching regulatory reforms.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this bank training course, you will be able to understand:

  • The reasons why banks exist, the main services they offer, recent trends impacting on business areas, types of banking firms and the differences between domestic and international banking business.
  • The pivotal role played by monetary policy and supervisory regulation and their impact on the banking sector (and the economy as a whole).
  • The rationale for central banking, the main tools and instruments of monetary policy and how various major central banks undertake their operations.
  • The reasons why banks are so heavily regulated and why adequate solvency and liquidity are critical to maintaining a safe and sound banking system.
  • The important role played by capital in the banking sector as well as the relevance of the Basel Capital Accords.
  • The determinants of bank failure as well as the toolkits at regulators’ disposal to supervise bank risk taking.
  • The causes of banking and financial crises as well as effective crisis-management mechanisms.
  • The main components of banks’ balance sheet and income statements, off-balance sheet activity and how to analyze bank performance and other issues using traditional ratio analysis.
  • How banks manage their on- and off-balance sheet positions and the main risks faced in banking operations.
  • The main risk-management approaches undertaken in banking.
  • The institutional features of the banking/financial systems of the UK, the US, Europe, Japan and various emerging markets and transition economies.
  • How the institutional features of the different banking systems are changing and the trends that are common to all systems.
  • How to analyse and discuss the structural and performance features of these (and other) banking systems.
  • Some of the current issues in banking.

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

  • 30 hours of classroom-based training
  • Apple iPad
Program taught in:
English

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Last updated September 22, 2018
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