This is an intensive course on Operational Risk Management & Mitigation – from assessing the operational risks to how to implementing a working, viable operational risk management system. Aimed at the financial services industry this course explores the Operational Risk Management (ORM) function and mitigation requirements as mandated in the Basel Accords.
A key objective of this course is to move the participants beyond the operational risk compliance requirements set down in the Basel Accords to an understanding of managing operational risk as a value added proposition that can be instrumental in increasing the profitability of the bank while at the same time improving its structural strength.
Now in 2014, the ongoing continuum of headline-grabbing operational risk incidents at banks, other financial institutions and even regulators continue to keep the issue of operational risk management at the top of agendas of CEO’s , CRO’s, Risk Managers and Internal & External Auditors alike.
These incidents are wide ranging and flow from bank ATM collapses, bank operating system failures, regulatory settlements in the ongoing US sub-prime mortgage saga, rogue traders and the connected risk managers who either missed or were willfully blind to all the warning signs.
As the size and complexity of financial institutions have increased, so too have the challenges of understanding and reducing operational risks down to truly manageable levels. Increased regulatory concern and scrutiny have also increased the cost of operational risk events in the shape of outright financial loss, regulatory fines and declining customer confidence
ORM is an effective tool for not only maintaining but increasing, bank profits, shareholder value, public perceptions and goodwill.
Executed properly, improvements in ORM can lead to substantial financial, reputational and regulatory benefits – all this adds to increased profitability, greater financial stability and improved customer satisfaction – in short, a better safer bank/ financial institution.
But to achieve these gains, financial institutions must apply a consistent and comprehensive approach to managing their operational risks. They must also understand that this approach is fundamentally different from the approaches that they use in managing market, credit and liquidity risks.
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