Systems Contingency Planning and Disaster Recovery Strategies

Many organizations leverage Information and Communication Technology (ICT), to deliver superior value to customers. However, operations are also prone to disruptions due to system discontinuity arising from unforeseen disasters and various forms of vulnerabilities. This workshop is designed to enable participants acquire the requisite skills for safeguarding business information assets and ensuring business continuity, through contingency planning and disaster recovery strategies.

Embedding Risk Management into Corporate Culture

An organisation's ability to significantly manage risks is a critical success factor for business continuity, irrespective of the sector. Hence, Risk management has to be embedded in business processes to ensure that it is being practiced and made part of the culture of the organisation. Badly informed or poorly executed risk management, can easily spell disaster.

Forensic Auditing & Investigation

In recent years, the number of reported cases of fraud has continued to grow dramatically. Compounding the situation is the dearth of necessary skill sets in audit evidences that are vital to criminal investigations. To perform these functions effectively, organisations should have competent Internal and external Auditors who are highly skilled in Forensic Auditing and Investigation process.

Intermediate Credit Analysis & Management

The proper analysis of risk versus return is a decision that staff of financial institutions take with importance, on a day-to-day basis. This is because of the overall impact of these decisions on the overall performance and of their institutions. Participants on this programme will learn how to use a structured and systematic approach, to evaluate the credit standing of companies and assess the relative attractiveness of the risk-return profile, of the investing proposition.

Leading Strategic HR Transformation

What sets successful organizations apart, is the quality of human capital. Given the uniqueness of this resource, it is imperative for companies that wish to gain and sustain competitive edge to pay greater attention to the management of their human capital. This course is designed to assist managers and executives to better manage their human capital in a bid to win the competition game.

Financial Modelling

In a dynamic business environment, the ability to accurately model and forecast volatile economic inputs, is a critical skill for business managers. The application of new techniques support analysis of financial data, predict revenues/cost, and assess risks. These models justify business decisions in the most time-efficient and effective manner.

Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management

Two broad decisions have to be taken by investors - allocation of the total investment in the available asset class and the selection of asset within the class of investment. The decision of allocation and selection of investment asset is based on the trade-off between risk and return, availability of the risk mitigating tools and investment horizon coupled with other parameters. This course is designed to emphasise analytical aspects of the investment decision, as well as modern concepts and instruments.

IFRS 9 Financial Instruments

The international Accounting Standard Board (IASB), published the complete version of IFRS 9, which replaced most of the guidance in IAS 39. IFRS 9 includes amended guidance for the classification and measurement of financial assets. It outlines recent developments in hedge accounting, as well as examines the principles contained in the expected loss from credit impairment. The course is packaged for professionals who have experienced operating with IAS 39 and wish to gain deep understanding of IFRS 9 implications for the design, management and reporting of hedging strategies.

Measuring & Managing Operational Risk

Managing a multitude of internal and external risks is one of the most significant challenges facing organizations. Increasing transaction volumes, and the globalization of business, extended reliance on technology, have introduced higher complexity and uncertainty to banks. To maintain competitive advantage and improve overall performance, it is pertinent that banks understand and proactively manage the risks that can impact their business. Therefore, it is essential that banks define the relationship between operational risk processes and the overall control environment.

Risk Based Supervision

Developments in the global financial system have necessitated that regulators of financial institutions became proactive and look for innovative ways of preventing systematic distress in the financial services sector. One of such measures by regulators is conducting a critical assessment of business activities, as well as institutionalisation of appropriate structures for early identification, measurement, ongoing management and prevention of risks. This proactive process, that is beyond the compliance-based approach and promotes the maintenance of efficient, fair, safe and stable financial system, is the core mandate of the supervisory authorities in the financial services sector. The workshop has been designed to enable the regulators and operators enhance their knowledge of risk-based supervision.