CORPORATE GOVERNANCE & LEADERSHIP

CORPORATE CLIENT RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT

This course is designed to give delegates a comprehensive overview of the latest techniques and methodologies to successfully manage a corporate banking and SME network. Lending to corporate and SME customers is one of the largest and most stable source of earnings for commercial banks. At the same time, strong domestic and international financial institutions are fiercely competing in this segment and therefore require an up- to-date strategy and differentiation for your institution. The role of the bank’s relationship managers is of upmost importance in this process. Taught by an internationally experienced professional, this course is designed to give delegates a comprehensive overview of the latest techniques and methodologies to successfully manage a corporate banking and SME network. The course starts with concentrating on efficient client management which helps you to increase the share of wallet, improve the cross-sell rate and offer an adequate product and services range to the different client segments. Real life situations will be discussed regarding the appropriate pricing in the different sales channels and customer segments, in order to avoid price pressure and achieve the bank’s profitability targets. Read more or download course brochure

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

This training programme deals with the range of corporate governance issues that have so occupied financial circles and stakeholders in the recent past: the roles of boards of directors; the monitoring of risk; the rights of shareholders; the special role of institutional investors; corporate governance in Emerging Markets in the light of corporate governance developments in industrialised countries; and governance scandals which have driven demands for change. This training also deals with questions like – what is so special about corporate governance?, how are banks regulated? and includes insights from international experience. Corporate Governance, especially in the context of financial institutions, is currently the single most debated problem in commercial affairs, as witnessed by the virtual daily discussion of the problem in the financial press. This training programme deals with the range of corporate governance issues that have so occupied financial circles and stakeholders in the recent past: the roles of boards of directors; the monitoring of risk; the rights of shareholders; the special role of institutional investors; corporate governance in Emerging Markets in the light of corporate governance developments in industrialised countries; and governance scandals which have driven demands for change. Emphasis is placed on corporate governance issues in financial services, and a number of case studies are presented using video and other materials. The training progamme concludes with an analysis of current proposals for reform. Read more or download course brochure

IMPROVING BOARD EFFECTIVENESS

This course will broaden the awareness of members of and advisors to Boards of Directors in both developing and emerging markets of methods for improving the effectiveness of their board. This course will provide an opportunity for participants to up to date their knowledge needed in successfully fulfilling their roles. Taught by an internationally renowned board development expert, the course will equip participants with a framework to develop an action plan for introducing changes into their own board practices to raise its effectiveness and performance. This course provides a vital overview to the role of the board in listed companies, banks and other financial institutions. Read more or download course brochure

EFFECTIVE RISK MANAGEMENT OVERSIGHT FOR BOARD MEMBERS & EXECUTIVES

Since the global financial crisis, corporate board members and senior staff have been under pressure to enhance their understandings of risk management. In the UK this has been formalized into law through the Corporate Governance Code, and similar measures are taking root across the globe. In particular, non-executive directors are now required by most large institutions to demonstrate some understanding of risk management in order to undertake oversight responsibilities. This course is designed to help you understand how to respond to this challenge.  On completion of this innovative the course, you will be able to understand risk management within the context of major initiatives (e.g., Basel III and its Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process (ICAAP). Read more or download course brochure

GOVERNANCE, RISK & COMPLIANCE

Governance, risk and compliance (GRC) has become the new industry buzzword. Where S-OX compelled companies to focus on implementing a greater level of controls surrounding financial reporting, the next step is to expand the organization’s responsibility to fully implement a GRC framework. However, when asked if a GRC model or framework exists in their organization, the usual Internal Audit response is “we are not sure how to link or take our control-focused programs to the next level and implement an overall GRC framework.” In this course you will learn from a practicing CCO how to implement a best-in-class GRC framework in your organization. You will discover what the information audit committees and boards are seeking from their executives about GRC. You will cover how to work with executive management to set the appropriate “tone” for ethics, compliance, investigations, and fraud reporting, as well as for managing governance risks. You will find out how to successfully leverage every area of your organization to add value to the Chief Compliance Office. Most important, you will gain the tools you need to ask the right questions to implement a GRC model in your organization. Throughout the seminar, you will benefit from examples taken from real-world situations. You will leave this eye-opening seminar with a specific action plan and with a “snapshot” of what the governance framework should look like in your organization. Read more or download course brochure