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Certified Basel III Professional (CBP)

This Basel III course follows closely the principles of sound practices of management and operational risk, as set down by the committee. 

Attendees will learn practical skills and solutions that will help them support the Basel III requirements, whilst implementing the solutions and skills learned within their organisation.

This course is recommended for all professionals who need to understand and speak the specialized language of compliance.

  • IT Auditors
  • Chief Risk and Compliance Officers
  • IT, Security and Management Consultants

Learning Objectives

The seminar will give you the ability to:

  • Demonstrate a practical understanding of the core concepts involved in Advanced Measurement Methods for allocation of capital to operational risk, their respective advantages and limitations.
  • Prepare for the BaselCert Examination, which we can host at the end of the course (optional).
  • Define hands-on strategies and techniques for the definition, measurement, analysis, improvement, and control of operational risk within a banking organization.

Course Content

Introduction to Basel Norms
Brief History
Basel Committee – its main goals
Overview of Basel I
1988 Basel Accord – 5 Capital Thresholds
Strengths of Basel I
Shortcomings of Basel I
Basel Capital Accord

Basel II in a Nutshell
Objectives of Basel II
Main elements of Basel II
Basel II and the Financial Crisis
Pillar 1 – Minimum Capital Requirements
Key Changes in Pillar 1
Pillar 2 – Supervisory review process
Pillar 3 – Disclosures
The 1988 Accord vs. the New Accord

Basel III
Need For The New Basel Norms
The Basel III Norms
Objectives of The Basel III Norms
Basel III – Timeline


What is Basel III?

1.1. The Basel III papers
1.2. Was Basel II responsible for the market crisis?
1.3. Introduction to the Basel III Amendments
1.4. The Financial Stability Board (FSB), the G20 and the Basel III framework

The New Basel III Principles for risk management and corporate governance
The key areas where the Basel Committee believes the greatest focus is necessary
2.1 Board practices
2.2 Senior management
2.3 Risk management and internal controls
2.4 Compensation
2.5 Complex or opaque corporate structures
2.6 Disclosure and transparency

The Quality of Capital

3.1 The numerator: A strict definition of capital
3.2 Limits and Minima
3.3 Common Equity Tier 1
3.4 Common shares issued by the bank
3.5 Additional Tier 1 capital
3.6 Tier 2 capital
3.7 Investments held by banks in capital instruments of other banks and financial and insurance entities
3.8 The corresponding deduction approach and the changes in the business model
3.9 Double Gearing and Basel III
3.10 Securitisation and Resecuritisation

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Virtual Classroom

Virtual classrooms provide all the benefits of attending a classroom course without the need to arrange travel and accomodation. Please note that virtual courses are attended in real-time, commencing on a specified date.

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