Risk management is at the core of what financial institutions do. The company or investor that can evaluate and manage risk effectively is at an advantage. It is a quickly developing area where big data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are profoundly changing the landscape. 

In the past, banks often simply made predictions on what they believed or wanted to believe. Basel III dictates you have to use the data and stress-test the portfolio. Banks are becoming more proactive in controlling their losses: they are actively deploying AI and machine learning to get early warning signs of deterioration in the economy. To help you gain the specific skills crucial to your team’s success, Amsterdam Institute of Finance offers several cutting-edge Risk Management courses – each of them taking a different angle at the topic, and each of them taught by a world-class expert.

Risk Management

For an executive who has a role in risk management and wants a broad perspective, the Risk Management program is the right choice. In four days, Professor Russell Walker delivers a “masterclass” on the sources and causes of risk that businesses are exposed to: credit risk, market risk, operational risk, enterprise risk, and strategic risk. Furthermore, he will outline how to use data to prevent losses. The risk management course is relevant for risk professionals across all sectors.

Operational Risk

Do you want more focus on how risk affects a company’s customer satisfaction, reputation, and shareholder value? Operational risk refers to risks related to failures of internal processes, employees and systems, or external events. Organizations that are proactive in managing operational risk are strengthening the brand and the customers’ trust. The two-day Operational Risk program is led by Professor Russell Walker who will review best practices, with emphasis on prevention and control. The program is relevant to any regulatory and compliance executives and risk management executives.

Behavioral Risk Management

Interested in learning more about the psychological aspects of risk? The behavioral approach looks at how human psychology influences the way decisions are made about risk. In his fascinating two-day Behavioral Risk Management program, Professor Hersh Shefrin explores how psychological risk management ideas work together with the quantitative techniques that risk professionals use in their work today, to form an effective risk management strategy. Incorporated into the course are cybersecurity and cyber risk, as well as cryptocurrencies and climate change.

Bank Asset-Liability Management

For banking professionals wanting to get a better grasp of ALM, we offer the 3-day workshop Bank Asset-Liability Management. Efficient and effective best practices, as well as all key areas of ALM, will be presented by Professor Moorad Choudhry who has 30+ years under his belt in various positions in banking: Treasury, Asset and Liability Committees (ALCOs), and Executive Committees (ExCos).