WHY THIS COURSE?
Robust treasury management is essential to both conventional and Islamic banks. Banks with strong treasury capabilities are able to position themselves effectively against liquidity and market risks which impact performance and threaten survival during periods of extreme stress, such as the Global Financial Crisis, 2007-9. Achieving efficient and effective treasury management is particularly challenging in Islamic banks for several reasons. First, access to long term funding sources is limited. Improving the ease with which assets can be liquidated as a precaution against liquidity risk, for example by reducing maturities, creates income drag in upwards-sloping yield curve environments. Second, even though Shariah-compliant derivative structures are now more widely accepted, using them to hedge market risks is not well understood.
This online course is closely tailored to the needs of treasury managers in both conventional and Islamic banks, and is delivered within a consistent focus on practical responses to evolving scenarios that threaten banks. The course covers a wide array of contemporary treasury products available to banks and their effective use in the management of liquidity and market risks. As well as liquidity investment and balance sheet funding products, the course covers both conventional and Shariah-compliant tools used to hedge risks.
This fully updated course will provide the opportunity for a high level of interactive discussion, analysis of case studies, and thorough instruction in techniques which can be applied in everyday use to meet treasury management needs.
DAY 1: Treasury Objectives and Funding Sources
Treasury Funding Sources
DAY 2: Liquidity Management and Hedging Methods
DAY 3: Derivative Structures
Islamic Hedging Products