Global Markets and Time Zones
CPEs: 23
Instructor: Dr Howard Haughton
Level: Intermediate
Tuition: £3,495.00
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NEW Early Warning Signs for Bank Risk Managers RM0800

Location: Global Markets and Time Zones

First Date: Dec 4 - 6 2023

Duration: 3 days

Programme Director: Dr Howard Haughton

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Venue Details

Experience the highly-interactive expert-led social learning through Virtual Classroom via Webex by Cisco and Risk Reward.

All our 2023 Live, onsite and Virtual 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 in-house for your team or a 1:1 tutorial? Simply contact us for significant cost savings and dates/times to meet your specific requirements.

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Agenda Highlights

Session 1: Introduction to Warning Signs (1)

Session 2: Introduction to Warning Signs (2)

Session 3: Leading and lagging Indicators

Session 4: Building a Predictive Structure

Session 5: The Project

Session 6: Specific Areas and Warning Signs (1)

Session 7: Specific Areas and Warning Signs (2)

Session 8: Specific Areas and Warning Signs (3)


Develop your skills and understanding of the application and use cases of early warning signals within risk management.

The application and utilisation of early warning signals (EWS) as a key risk management tool is rising on the agendas of many financial institutions.

Join this 3-day interactive learning experience to deep-dive into the fundamental principles of EWS and their various functions within a bank. Key concepts are explored in depth through supporting case studies to enhance participant understanding and demonstrate best practices discussed in each session.

Led by subject bank risk management matter expert, Dr Howard Haughton, this interactive course will show participants the challenges and opportunities of using EWS and skills needed to successfully utilise them.

Who Should Attend

Relevant departments may include but are not limited to:

  • Risk management
  • Treasurers
  • Operations
  • Compliance
  • Regulators

Additional Course Information

What Does It Cover?

Introduction to Warning Signs (1)

  • The objective of risk management
  • What are warning signs?
  • Where are they used?
  • Control, performance and risk indicators
  • Practices
Introduction to Warning Signs (2)
  • Systems and data issues
  • Escalation and action
  • Quantitative v qualitative
  • Internal and external
  • Third party risk and warning signs
  • Case Study
Leading and lagging Indicators
  • What is a leading and lagging indicator?
  • RAG analysis and scorecards
  • Predictive modelling
  • Causal indicators
  • Case Study

Building a Predictive Structure

  • Existing metrics and controls
  • What causes failure?  What would your firm need to react to?
  • Identifying baseline and developing thresholds
  • Using trend data and applying risk appetite
  • Key areas for warning signs
  • Case Study

The Project

  • Risk register to warning signs – applying risk appetite
  • Barriers to success and dealing with false positives
  • Weighting metrics
  • The role of RCSA and warning signs
  • Committee reporting and review
  • Case Study

Specific Areas and Warning Signs (1)

  • High risk areas:
    • Money laundering
    • Fraud
  • Sanctions

Specific Areas and Warnings Signs (2)

  • Warning Signs in Business  Areas
    • HR
    • Finance
    • Operations
    • Treasury

Specific Areas and Warnings Signs (3)

  • Warning Signs in Regulatory Areas
    • Capital
    • Credit
    • Liquidity
  • Building this into a consistent framework
  • Case Study


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

• Understand what warning signs are and where are they used
• Identify best practice approaches for successful EWS
• Recognise leading and lagging indicators and their significance in EWS
• Apply skills and tools needed to build a predictive structure
• Understand the interaction of RCSAs and risk appetite with EWS
• Explain the common applications of EWS within financial institutions

Delegates who complete the course will receive a Certificate in Early Warning Signs for Risk Managers.

An optional 20-multiple-choice Questions/Answer assessment, including remote invigilation, results report and one resit are included in the price.

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 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 Early Warning Signs for Bank Risk Managers

Course Fee

Apply discount voucher code RISK10 at check out before Feb 15 2023

Course Fee (per person):
GBP £3,495.00 (+ UK VAT when applicable)

Number of delegates:

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