Global Markets and Times Zones
CPEs: 24
Instructor: Mark P Taylor
Level: C-Suite
Tuition: £3,995.00
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NEW Corporate Governance, Risk Management and Compliance for the Bank Board and Senior Management RM031

Location: Global Markets and Times Zones

First Date: March 12 - 14, 2024

Duration: 3 days

Programme Director: Mark P Taylor

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Venue Details

Experience the highly-interactive expert-led social learning through Virtual Classroom via Cisco WebEx from Risk Reward.

All our 2024 Virtual and Face-to-Face Classroom events feature shared (or discrete) live chat between delegates and the expert, participate in topical surveys, polling questions, group exercises and case studies for a tried -and- true engaging and gratifying learning experience.

Need to bring this course in-house and/or at your location anywhere worldwide? Simply contact us for a prompt and courteous reply offering significant cost savings and dates to meet your specific requirements.

"Most valuable aspect? Considering how to make my role on the Board more pro-active."
Board Director, Development Bank, Nigeria
Agenda Highlights

Session 1:  Introduction to Retail Bank Corporate Governance

Session 2:  The 3 Lines Model and Corporate Governance

Session 3:  Key corporate governance Best Practice

Session 4:  Corporate Governance for Banks -BIS

Session 5:  Corporate Governance and Strategy

Session 6:  Independence, Remuneration and Conflicts of Interest

Session 7:  The Board and Corporate Social Responsibility

Session 8:  The Board and Risk Management

Session 9:  The Board and Compliance

Session 10:  Operational Resilience

Session 11:  Stakeholder engagement

Session 12:  Board Reporting




" It became clear that there is room for the Board to redefine its role and responsibilities as part of our brand value proposition. Excellent and thought provoking."
Deputy Board Chair, Development Bank, Nigeria

A major causal factor of the global crisis from which the financial sector is now emerging has been the failure of many major international firms to adopt an integrated approach to risk management linking all risk areas including governance and compliance with strategy and performance management.

Poor standards of risk management including governance and compliance risk have led to extensive criticism of the sector and to catastrophic problems and failure of some of the largest and best-known institutions.  In the aftermath of such failures, both market and regulatory expectations have increased significantly, increasing the responsibilities placed on senior management.

Developing a sound understanding of risk management best practice and comparing this with the approach adopted within your firm is a challenging but essential undertaking.  Furthermore, the governance and compliance issues arising from international regulatory requirements, Basel II/III and best practise all provide additional challenges.

There is a clear challenge of building consistent governance frameworks that meet the demands of the regulator and also add value to a retail bank.  This will be addressed on this course explaining the main issues and identifying the approaches to be adopted.

"Very helpful ideas about the impact of the three lines model and how it changes our corporate structure."
Board member, Commercial Bank, Egypt
Who Should Attend

This training is primarily for Board members and senior managers and Non-Executive Directors of financial banks and institutions  with for:

  • Risk Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Public Relations, Human Resources, Marketing
  • Compliance
  • Legal
  • Internal audit

Additional Course Information

What Does It Cover?

Introduction to Retail Bank Corporate Governance 

  • Why do we need Corporate Governance?
  • Key features of Corporate Governance
  • The challenge of corporate governance
  • The changing expectations on directors
  • Implementing corporate governance within a firm – key lessons and issues
  • What appears to work best?                             

The 3 Lines Model and Corporate Governance 

  • What is the 3 lines model?
  • How does that differ from the 3 lines of defence?
  • What does this mean for corporate governance?
  • Does this change the governance structure?

Key corporate governance Best Practice 

  • The relationship between corporate governance and risk management
  • The Bank for International Settlements and its codes
  • Other relevant best practice guidelines
  • Increasing emphasis on prevention of bribery and corruption in major economies
  • Disclosure and transparency
  • Modifying the company’s mission and business ethics to be in line with Corporate Governance Criteria 

Corporate Governance for Banks -BIS

  • Board responsibilities
  • Board qualifications and composition
  • Board structure and practices
  • Senior management
  • Governance and group structures
  • Risk management function
  • Risk identification, monitoring and controlling
  • Risk communication
  • Compliance
  • Internal audit
  • Compensation
  • Disclosure and transparency
  • The role of supervisors

Corporate Governance and Strategy

  • The role of Strategy in retail banking
  • The challenges currently faced
  • Dealing with change
  • The mission and governance
  • Developing strategy
  • Retail bank strategies – what banks are saying

Independence, Remuneration and Conflicts of Interest

  • What is a non executive director?
  • What are their responsibilities?
  • The remuneration and appointments committee
  • Assessing director performance
  • Identifying and dealing with conflicts of interest
  • Ethical dilemmas in practice
  • Succession planning

The Board and Corporate Social Responsibility

  • What is CSR?
  • What are banks doing?
  • The role of the governance body
  • ESG and corporate governance
  • Examples of statements from banks

The Board and Risk Management

  • The Risk appetite statement
  • The risk appetite framework
  • Risk management responsibilities
  • The role of the 2nd line risk management function
  • The Board and models
  • Reporting obligations

The Board and Compliance 

  • The role of compliance and the compliance function
  • Board responsibilities
  • Key regulatory issues
  • How are these reported?
  • Exception based escalation – is that appropriate?
  • Gaining assurance 

Operational Resilience

  • Governance responsibilities
  • IT and cyber security
  • What the Board needs to know
  • Reliance on senior management

Stakeholder engagement

  • Who are the stakeholders?
  • The role of the Board in stakeholder engagement
  • What are banks doing in practice?

Board Reporting

  • What does the Board need to know
  • Metrics and reporting
  • KCIs, KPIs and KRIs
  • Exception based escalation
  • Pull and push
  • Approving and noting



Learning Objectives

Delegates will benefit from

  • Gaining a high level understanding of international corporate governance best practice
  • Understanding the principles of Corporate Governance and its impact on the overall business performance
  • Gaining a good understanding of key aspects of global compliance and its implications for a financial institution
  • Clarifying the role of the board in relation to Risk Management, Corporate Governance and Compliance as compared with that of the Executive Board members and senior management
  • A review of legislative Corporate Governance framework in the context of the recent economic crisis
  • Understanding the impact of business ethics on long-term performance and share value: how to make ethical decisions in day-to-day business operation
  • The potential cost of Corporate Governance failures – examples and lessons to be learnt
  • Assessing the participant’s company current Corporate Governance, Risk Management and CSR policies against best practice
  • How to build a Corporate Governance framework
  • Understanding the importance and use of Key Risk Indicators (KRI) and Key Performance Indicators (KPI) within a Consolidated Risk Management Framework
Social Learning & Methods

Highly interactive expert-led intensive presentation, Q&A, group real-time in-depth case studies, regulation and discussion supported by key principles and theory. The virtual learning platform uses safe, industry preferred encrypted Cisco WebEx to optimize live face-to-face visual interaction, discrete chat, for polling and quizzes.

(An invitation via email with access link is included for all participants.)


NEW Corporate Governance, Risk Management and Compliance for the Bank Board and Senior Management

Course Fee

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Course Fee (per person):
GBP £3,995.00 (+ UK VAT when applicable)

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