Course Detail

Understanding Risk in Financial Markets Duration: 1 Week/s

Course Information

  • Course Price £4260 Plus VAT
  • Location UK Courses
  • Course Code URFM
  • Course Date 5 Oct - 9 Oct 2020

Course Objectives

Enhance your understanding of the many different aspects of risk and risk management that exist in today’s markets. This course focuses on systemic and unsystemic aspects and examines both the qualitative and quantitative views on analysing risk and common approaches to its mitigation.

Who Should Attend

-Those familiar with financial markets, but new to risk management
-Technologists focusing on risk management solutions
-Front-Mid Office staff seeking greater awareness of risk

Prerequisite Courses


Course Overview

  • Defining Risk

  • -The current landscape: scope and toxicity
    -Key risk categories
    -Systemic and systematic risk
    -Horrors and heroes: case risk

  • Regulation and compliance

  • -Banking supervision
    -Alternative investments
    -European themes
    -The global perspective

  • Managing Risk

  • -Government objectives
    -Establishing industry-wide practices
    -The fund manager’s perspective

  • Quality and Quantify

  • -Cross-markets dependencies and patterns
    -Charting risk premiums
    -Buy and sell-side indicators

  • Reporting

  • -Obtaining requisite transparency
    -Identifying the sectors/asset classes laden with limit breaking risk

  • Managing Liquidity

  • -Determining a liquidity map of the industry
    -Threats to liquidity
    -Regulatory support for liquidity

  • Systemic Risk

  • -Identifying the weaknesses-the next blow-ups?
    -Determining ‘street-level’ indicators

  • The Future of Risk

  • -Summarising credit markets
    -Challenges for regulators
    -The new investors profiles
    -Market participants and new objectives

    Learning Goal

    At the end of the course, delegates should have:
  • Understand the various risk categories associated with financial markets

  • Conversancy with risk mitigation principles and approaches

  • Clarity regarding key regulatory themes

  • Course Materials

    Course notes, handouts