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Certificate in Financial Risk Management

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Course Overview

Risk Management and Control has become a key function with highly demanding skills not only within Financial Institute. The wake-up call from the 2008 crisis has only reinforced the demand for related technical skills in Finance. An investment professional with globally recognized designations will not only separate himself from the competition but also set his career path for a better future. In addition to the CFA charter, the FRM charter has become one of the most recognized designations in the Risk Management industry and is the only truly global educational standard designed for Financial Risk professionals.

Key Takeaways

Complement your own study efforts with practical support.
Help you develop further your learning technique.
Provide you with a refreshing approach to the FRM exam content.
Boost your motivation from interactive training methods.
Strengthen your background for your further studies.

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Course Outline

Part 1
Morning session (2 hours)
1. How to approach the exam? The key elements
→ The 100 Multiple-Choice questions in 4 hours
Morning session (2 hours) Afternoon Session (4 hours)
2. Foundations of Risk Management
→ Basics about risk
→ Extreme situations
→ CAPM: Capital Asset Pricing Model
→ Performance measurements (including the Information Ratio)
→ Regression models (including multi-factors with Fama-French)
→ Ethics Exam Weight: 20%
Part 2
Morning session (4 hours) Afternoon Session (3 hours)
3. Quantitative Analysis
→ An overview of probabilities
→ Basics of statistics (including several distributions and correlation discussions): detailed Normal and Student’s t distribution analysis
→ Bayes’ applied
→ Hypothesis testing extended - that includes a multitude of tests
→ Regression analysis with among others ANOVA and issues such as multicollinearity for multiple regressions
→ Simulation discussions Exam Weight: 20%
Afternoon Session (1 hour)
4. Recap
→ Focus on highlights
Part 3
Morning session (4 hours) Afternoon Session (4 hours)
5. Financial Markets and Products
→ Markets organization including participants
→ Derivatives on all 4 sectors (Equity, Fixed Income, FX and Commodities): Forward & Options. Hedging strategies versus speculative strategies
→ How futures/forwards markets work. Using futures/forwards with among others: the margin process, basis risk, number of contracts needed
→ Fixed Income with among others interest compounding, risk analysis, Bonds, MortgageBacked Securities and Rating Agencies Exam Weight: 30%
Part 4
Morning session (4 hours) Afternoon Session (4 hours)
6. Valuation and Risk Models
→ VaR: an ovierview of different approaches and relevant comparisons. Time adjustments and Confidence Interval and extensions (volatility)
→ Stress-testing aspects
→ Expected shortfall / conditional VaR discussion
→ Option pricing using different models (binomial, Black-Scholes)
→ Option risk management: the Greeks
→ Key interest rate risk management aspects
→ Country risk & credit rating processes discussion
→ Operational risk discussion (related to capital) Exam Weight: 30%
Part 5
Morning session (4 hours) Afternoon Session (4 hours)
7. Exam focus in interaction
→ Exam focus interactive with the participants

Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for
This program is suitable for Bankers, IT professionals, Analytics and Finance professionals with an interest in risk management. It is also beneficial for, MBA, Finance graduates who are interested in financial risk management careers.

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What language will the course be taught in and what level of English do I need to take part in an LEORON training program?
Most of our public courses are delivered in English language. You need to be proficient in English to be able to fully participate in the workshop and network with other delegates. For in-house courses we have the capability to train in Arabic, Dutch, German and Portuguese.
Are LEORON Public courses certified by an official body/organization?
LEORON Institute partners with 20+ international bodies and associations.We also award continuing professional development credits (CPE/PDUs) for:1. NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy) 2. Project Management Institute PDUs 3. CISI credits 4. GARP credits 5. HRCI recertification credits 6. SHRM recertification credits
What is the deadline for registering to a public course?
The deadline to register for a public course is 14 days before the course starts. Kindly note that occasionally we do accept late registrations as well, but this needs to be confirmed with the project manager of the training program or with our registration desk that can be reached at +1071 4 1075 5711 or
What does the course fee cover?
The course fee covers a premium training experience in a 5-star hotel, learning materials, lunches & refreshments, and for some courses, the certification fee and membership with the accrediting bodies.
Does LEORON give discounts?
Yes, we can provide discounts for group bookings. If you would like to discuss a discount on a corporate level, we will be happy to talk to you.