Basel Masterclass – The New Regulatory Environment

Course Overview

The years since the Global Financial Crisis have been characterised by a period of unprecedented regulatory policymaking and economic change.

Basel has materially changed the required level and composition of capital. Of greater significance in South Africa is the impact on liquidity management. Banks must rise to the challenge of optimising their balance sheet and income statement subject to stringent and sometimes onerous regulatory requirements.

Aligning Three Lines of Defence, ERM and Board governance frameworks with new conduct and personal accountability are key requirements in this new regulatory paradigm.

  • Basel has changed the existing capital, leverage and liquidity standards.
  • The capital standards and new capital buffers will require banks to hold more capital and higher quality of capital than under current Basel rules
  • A new leverage ratio is introduced to supplement the minimum capital requirements
  • The Trading Book has greater focus. Counterparty credit risk is highlighted, and more robust methods for calculating capital for the trading book is being implemented.

This course will explain and illustrate the key insights into the practical aspects of:

  • The regulatory requirements
  • The new methodologies
  • The key governance issues that banks must embrace
  • The challenges banks will face in implementing the new requirements, and
  • The benefits and problems arising from these changes

The course is designed for delegates who work in Finance, Risk and Sales, and some of the content is pitched at a highly advanced level. The course will be interactive with practical examples, case studies and debates.

A Basel game will be played on the last day where delegates will be provided with a simple balance sheet, income statement, and cut-down Basel 3 requirements. Delegates will have to maximise profits subject to the cut-down regulatory requirements using only a calculator and pen/ paper.

Who Should Attend?

  • CROs
  • CFOs
  • Risk Controllers
  • Auditors
  • Heads of Risk Management
  • Financial Controllers
  • Heads of Compliance
  • Risk Managers
Earn 16 hours CPD points for attending this event!
James Bernstein is the head of the Risk Management Unit at Genesis Analytics. James has spent nearly three decades working at various banks in London, New York and Johannesburg. His areas of expertise are risk management, portfolio management and financial regulation, and he specialises in risk governance and conformance, in which he has vast experience....

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Payment Methods: Kindly note that payment is required no later than 14 days from invoice date. In the event of nonpayment, Masterclass Events reserves the right to cancel the booking and the full amount under disagreement will be due and payable.

Confirmation Details: Upon reception of your booking, we will e-mail each registered person our delegate confirmation pack. This pack will include venue information with a map and specific event details. If you have not received confirmation within one week of booking, kindly contact us on 012 654 8615 for assistance. Delegate fees include all workshop materials, lunch and refreshments for each day. Please note that hotel accommodation and travel are not included in the price. We can offer travel and hotel booking assistance if required. If you require any travel assistance please contact us.

Cancellation and Transfer Policy: Delegates unable to attend the event may send a substitute delegate in their place. Please send written details of substitution. Written cancellations must be received more than 10 working days prior to the date of the event and will be liable for 50% of the event fee. Failure to cancel, or cancellations received 10 working days or less prior to the event date, will result in liability for the full event fee. Masterclass Events reserves the right to alter the program and speaker details without notice.

R 13 495.00 (VAT Excl) per delegate

Group Discounts
3+ delegates: 10% group discount
5+ delegates: 15% group discount

Bookings are confirmed upon receipt of signed registration form. All prices are exclusive of 15% VAT.

There is a R605 per day surcharge for Kosher & Halaal Meals.

Payment Methods:
Kindly note that payment is required no later than 14 days from invoice date. In the event of nonpayment, Masterclass Events reserves the right to cancel the booking and the full amount under disagreement will be due and payable.

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