Fundamentals of Financial Risk Management Virtual Training

Fundamentals of Financial Risk Management Virtual Training
In this course, you will become familiar not only with the basic categories of financial risk and their associated terminology, but also how they interact, change and escalate. The course is divided into four financial risk categories – market, credit, liquidity and interconnected financial risks. Three sessions, comprising multiple lessons, include lectures and supporting materials and activities. Weekly classes open each Tuesday, January 29-February 12, 2019.


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About this Training

Presented By: Steve Lindo
Delivery: Virtual Training
Tuesdays, January 29-February 12, 2019
Session Length: Multiple short lessons, approximately 2 - 3 hours total, assessments, and optional reading

History has demonstrated that financial risks are treacherous. The 2008 financial sector crisis, in particular, produced a rich store of examples of companies which either misunderstood or underestimated their financial risks, with dire results. Understanding financial risk is essential for risk managers of all disciplines, because financial, operational, strategic, reputational, and other risks are all intertwined at the enterprise level.

In this course, you will become familiar not only with the basic categories of financial risk and their associated terminology, but also how they interact, change and escalate. Structurally, the course is divided into four financial risk categories – market, credit, liquidity and interconnected financial risks. The lessons will explain and give examples of each of these different types of financial risk, together with their measurement and risk mitigation methods. Your comprehension of the concepts, terminology, practices and uses described in each lesson will be tested with an assessment.

Course scope

  • The principal types of financial risks incurred by organizations across all industries 
  • Broad overview
  • Real-life examples 

Learning objectives

  • Understand the principal types of financial risk, their measurement and mitigation methods 
  • Gain familiarity with financial risk management concepts and terminology
  • Recognize the occurrence of financial risk in real-life situations
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of financial risk measurement and mitigation methods

Who Should Attend

Professionals in:

  • Financial institutions preparing for or considering working in risk management roles
  • Non-financial organizations, working or expecting to work in finance or risk management roles 
  • Departments such as IT, legal, compliance, and HR who work closely with financial risk managers

How It Works 

Our virtual courses are launched weekly using pre-recorded lectures in right-sized segments. Access lessons any time during the course to view the lecture 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.

Topics in This Training

Session 1, January 29 Fundamentals of Financial Risk Management & Market Risk

Lesson 1: Introduction and Market Risk Categories, part 1

Lesson 2: Market Risk Categories, part 2
  Lesson 3: Market Risk Measurement & Mitigation
Session 2, February 5 Fundamentals of Credit Risk
  Lesson 4: Principles of Credit Risk Analysis and Rating & Categories

Lesson 5: Credit Risk Measurement
  Lesson 6: Credit Risk Mitigation
Session 3, February 12 Fundamentals of Liquidity Risk & Interconnected Risk Categories
  Lesson 7: Liquidity Risk Categories

Lesson 8: Liquidity Risk Measurement
  Lesson 9: Liquidity Risk Mitigation & Interconnected Risk

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Full Series $349 - Non Member
$299 - Contributing
$249 - Sustaining/ RIM
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About Our Expert

Steve Lindo is a financial risk manager with over 30 years’ experience managing risks in ALM, funding, banking and trading portfolios. His current role is Lecturer and Course Designer at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies, teaching Financial Risk Management to graduate students in Columbia’s MS in Enterprise Risk Management program.  He is also Principal of SRL Advisory Services, an independent consulting firm specializing in risk governance, education and strategy, financial technology innovation, risk data management, regulatory expertise, information risk management and financial litigation support.  His previous positions include Director of Treasury Management and Mortgage Risk at Fifth Third Bancorp and Vice President of Risk Capital Management at GMAC Financial Services LLC (now Ally Financial).  In 2010, Mr. Lindo completed a two-year engagement as Executive Director of PRMIA – The Professional Risk Managers’ International Association, a non-profit member organization with over 75,000 members in 198 countries.  Before that, Mr. Lindo held a number of risk management roles in Cargill’s proprietary financial trading group, which was subsequently de-consolidated into two separate hedge funds, Black River Investments and Carval Investors, and spent his early career as an international banking and credit officer with Lloyds Bank and First National Bank of Chicago (now part of JPMorgan Chase) in the UK, Spain and Brazil. Mr. Lindo is a regular presenter at conferences, webinar host and author of risk management articles and case studies. He has a BA and MA from Oxford University and speaks fluent French, German, Spanish and Portuguese.

Continuing Risk Learning Credits: 9
PRMIA Continuing Risk Learning (CRL) programs provide you with the opportunity to formally recognize your professional development, documenting your evolution as a risk professional. Employers can see that you are not static, making you a highly valued, dynamic, and desirable employee. The CRL program is open to all Contributing, Sustaining, and Risk Leader members, providing a convenient and easily accessible way to submit, manage, track and document your activities online through the PRMIA CRL Center. To request CRL credits, please email


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1/29/2019 - 2/12/2019
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