Market Risk Management Under Basel III/FRTB Virtual Training

Market Risk Management Under Basel III/FRTB Virtual Training
Be prepared for FRTB. The new Basel III framework for market risk, also known as FRTB, represents a pivotal change in the way banks’ trading businesses will be capitalized, regulated, and managed. Attend the full series of 11 90-minute lessons OR customize your schedule!  Mondays, March 4 - May 13, 2019. Added bonus session (Lesson 12): "FRTB 2.0 - What's New in 2019," May 20 - 26, 2019.


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About this Training

Presented By:
Sanjay Sharma, PhD, Founder and Chairman, GreenPoint Global 
John “Jeb” Beckwith, Managing Director, GreenPoint Globa
Virtual Training
March 4 - May 20, 2019
Weekly Lesson Time: 90 minutes* + Knowledge Checks
(* 3, 30-minute segments)

The new Basel III framework for market risk, also known as the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book or FRTB, represents a pivotal change in the way banks’ trading businesses will be capitalized, regulated, and managed. Over a decade in the making, FRTB will profoundly impact business lines, trading volumes, and the use of technology platforms. Its implementation and management will require multi-year efforts and substantial resources on the part of banks and supervisory bodies alike. As banks intensify their implementation efforts and deepen their knowledge of FRTB, this intensive course will be timely for learning the best practices for tackling the myriad of challenges that lie ahead, as well as looming implementation deadlines.

This in-depth 11-week course is designed for trading, risk, finance, audit, and regulatory professionals with selectable streams tailored for each student’s prior knowledge and functional responsibilities. Selectable introductory streams designed for delegates who are new to FRTB are provided. Later lessons delve more deeply into the nuances of how FRTB will impact specific sectors and functionalities. Our final lesson addresses what remains to be adjudicated within the BCBS and national supervisors prior to implementation, as well as to address likely timelines for key milestones within specific jurisdictions.

Added bonus session (Lesson 12): "FRTB 2.0 - What's New in 2019," May 20 - 26, 2019.

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Define and establish banking and trading book boundaries for any given instrument or desk
  • Understand the mechanics and nuances of implementing Standardized and Internal Models Approaches
  • Walk through the capital impact of typical trade types and model portfolios
  •  Understand the new dynamics and challenges of defining, accessing, and utilizing market data in various jurisdictions and risk factors under FRTB
  • Optimize capital impact from the P&L Attribution test
  • Minimize the impact from Non-Modellable Risk Factors (NMRFs)–currently 30% of regulatory capital on average to levels which potentially bring capital requirements to lower levels than existing Basel 2.5
  • Establish new governance frameworks for desk structures including more granular regulatory approval process, interaction between Head Trader and supervisor, and Regulatory Trading Desk (RTD) supervisory approval requirements
  • Plan for specialized RTDs such as the Internal Risk Transfer (IRT) desk, new roles for the xVA desk, and the securitization desk
  • Create solutions for capital cliffs and capital floors
  • Budget, plan, and manage the FRTB implementation process in a manner most appropriate for your jurisdiction and bank position
  • Describe how the granularity of risk sensitivities affects the relationship between non-modellable risk factors and the P&L Attribution test
  • Explain why the Basel 2.0 framework for market risk failed in the 2007-2009 period and how FRTB seeks to improve the framework
  • Demonstrate how changes to regulatory trading desk structures may improve both the efficiency and stability of a bank’s regulatory capital regime 

Who Should Attend

Heads of Trading Businesses, Trading Desk Heads, Market Risk Managers, FRTB Program Managers, Market Risk Auditors, Enterprise Risk Managers, Liquidity Professionals, Regulatory Capital Professionals, Model Validation Professionals, Market Data Professionals, Regulators, and Supervisors

How It Works 

These online lessons are launched weekly using pre-recorded lectures in right-sized segments. Access lessons any time during the course period to view the lectures and participate in learning activities, discussion forums, recommended readings, or submit questions to our instructor. Access to the instructor will conclude one week following the last class launch date, but you can access the course for one full year to further support your learning.

Customize your learning experience: Lessons have been bundled allowing you the option to design your schedule to fit your needs. See the Registration Options table below. 

Topics in This Training

Lesson 1, March 4: Market Risk Concepts and Challenges–The Genesis of FRTB
Lesson 2, March 11: New “Fundamentals” I   
Lesson 3, March 18: New “Fundamentals” II
Lesson 4, March 25: Standardized Approach Now Required for All Banks
Lesson 5, April 1: Internal Models Approach (IMA)
Lesson 6, April 8: Default Risk Charge (DRC)
Lesson 7, April 15: IMA’s Most Pernicious Challenges, Part I
Lesson 8, April 22: IMA’s Most Pernicious Challenges, Part II
Lesson 9, April 29: New Regime for Model Governance and Risk Transparency
Lesson 10, May 6: Implementation Timelines/Milestones
Lesson 11, May 13: Supervisory Implementation
Bonus Session, May 20: FRTB 2.0 - What's New in 2019


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Registration Options: Lessons are released weekly, based on the schedule above

Registration Options
Course Member Pricing Registration Link
All Eleven Sessions $899 - Non Member
$799 - Contributing
$699 - Sustaining/ RIM
Register Full Course
Lessons 1-3: FRTB Concepts, Challenges, and Fundamentals $329 - Non Member
$299 - Contributing 
$269 - Sustaining/ RIM
Register Lessons 1-3
Lessons  4-6: Standardized Approach, IMA, and DRC $329 - Non Member
$299 - Contributing 
$269 - Sustaining/ RIM
Register Lessons 4-6
Lessons 7-8: IMA’s Most Pernicious Challenges. Part 1 & 2 $219 - Non Member
$199 - Contributing 
$179 - Sustaining/ RIM
Register Lessons 7-8
Lessons 9-10: Model Governance, Transparency, & Implementation $219 - Non Member
$199 - Contributing 
$179 - Sustaining/ RIM
Register Lessons 9-10
Lesson 11: Supervisory Implementation $109 - Non Member
$  99 - Contributing 
$  79 - Sustaining/ RIM
Register Lesson 11
 Bonus Session: FRTB 2.0 - What's New in 2019  $109 - Non Member
$   99 - Contributing
$   79 - Sustaining/ RIM
Register What's New in 2019
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About Our Experts

Sanjay Sharma, PhD, is the Founder and Chairman of GreenPoint Global – a risk advisory, technology, education, legal and compliance services firm headquartered in New York. Founded in 2006, GreenPoint has grown to over 350 employees and over 40 consultants with a global footprint. During 2007-16, Sanjay was the Chief Risk Officer of Discretionary Capital Group and Managing Director in Fixed Income and Currencies Risk Management at RBC Capital Markets in New York. His career in the financial services industry spans over 25 years during which he has held investment banking, risk management and technology transformation positions at Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Citibank, Moody’s and Natixis. Sanjay is the author of “Risk Transparency” (Risk Books, 2013) has also published several papers. Sanjay is co-author with Jeb Beckwith of the book “Fundamental Review of Trading Book – A Handbook for Practitioners and Regulators”, published by RiskBooks, Incisivemedia (2018).

He is an Adjunct Professor at New York University and Fordham’s quantitative finance programs, and financial markets program at EDHEC in Nice, France. He has served as the Founding Director of the RBC/Hass Fellowship Program at the UC Berkeley, and a member of the Board of Directors of UPS Capital (a Division of UPS). He is a former member of  the Global Board of Directors for Professional Risk International Association (PRMIA). He holds a Ph.D. in Finance from New York University and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and has undergraduate degrees in Physics and Marine Engineering.

John “Jeb” Beckwith is Managing Director of GreenPoint’s financial institutions division serving banks and insurers. Jeb brings over 30 years of industry experience in the management of risk, capital markets, lending and transaction banking practices. Prior to joining GreenPoint, he was Managing Director at RBC Capital Markets for 10+ years.  At RBC, Jeb led several front office and risk management groups related to global financial institutions including corporate banking, capital markets cross-sell, regulatory advisory, transaction banking, and trade finance.  Jeb founded RBC’s bank regulatory/ratings advisory team and founded/chaired RBC’s committee to adjudicate global limits for all bank and sovereign counterparty risks. Prior to joining RBC, Jeb held various management and corporate banking positions with increasing levels of responsibility at MUFG, Bank of America and BNY-Mellon. 

Jeb is an Adjunct Professor at New York University’s Tandon School and at Fordham University’s school of financial engineering.  Jeb has published several papers on banking regulation and is co-author, with Sanjay Sharma, of the book: “Fundamental Review of Trading Book – A Handbook for Practitioners and Regulators”, published by RiskBooks, Incisivemedia (2018). 

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3/4/2019 - 5/26/2019
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