Financial Modelling for Corporate Finance Using Ms Excel

In a dynamic business environment, the need to accurately model and forecast volatile economic inputs is a critical skill required by business managers. Currently, there are various valuation and forecasting theories, the financial analyst should be able to test these techniques by creating business events using a financial model, in order to draw inferences from past events to make future decisions.

Operational Risk Management

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.

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.

Risk-Based Supervision

Globally, financial system regulations are becoming proactive in preventing systemic distress by institutionalising appropriate structures for early identification, measurement, on-going management and prevention of risks. This proactive process which is the core mandate of the supervisory authorities in the financial services sector goes beyond a compliance based approach and promotes the maintenance of efficient, fair, safe and stable financial system. This workshop is designed to enable regulators and operators enhance their risk-based supervision knowledge.

Advanced Train the Trainers

The training space is currently undergoing rapid transformation, thus, making training for trainers crucial. This Train - the - Trainer course emphasizes practice, applications and demonstrated competency of effective teaching for those who train, make presentations or lead change in organisations. Facilitating training sessions may appear simple, but conducting an impactful training session requires some specific skills and knowledge of adult learning methodologies. Research has shown that possession of knowledge and expertise in a subject are necessary but not sufficient condition for effective training delivery. It has also been discovered that trainees learn more when they are engaged with variety of learning techniques such as Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic (VAK). Good quality training is a function of effective design and delivery. Therefore, trainers must embed well-blended learning styles and creative approaches to training delivery.