WHY THIS COURSE?
Basel III was first introduced over a decade ago as an attempt to remedy serious shortcomings of Basel II highlighted by the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-8. In particular, Basel II led to insufficient capitalization of banks, insufficient bank liquidity, and furthermore, did not provide a meaningful macroprudential framework to deal with systemic risk, that being whole-system failure.
Since its first release in 2009, there have been several extremely important updates which practitioners need to be aware of. These include, for example, the market risk amendment, which changed the way both market risk and credit risk capital charges are calculated for traded securities. Additionally, there are important changes to the standardized approach for credit risk, which impacts capital charges for banking book positions, an entire replacement of prior methods used to calculate operational risk, and IFRS9 has replaced IAS39, with important consequences for credit risk provisions. The Basel Committee for Banking Supervision (BCBS) has also responded to climate-related financial risks, for example, by requiring banks to include these risks in stress-testing and to provide additional related disclosures.
This highly interactive course offers a valuable and timely opportunity for banking practitioners to update their knowledge of Basel regulations. The course will provide an in-depth understanding of amendments to Basel III since its introduction, as well as giving a thorough overview of Basel III in its entirety to ensure delegates who are less familiar with banking regulations are able to significantly advance their awareness.