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Economic Capital, Fund Transfer Pricing and RAROC

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The purpose of this seminar is to introduce you to the management framework required to support successfully banks business decisions. Such support requires excellence in critical functions such risks measurement and aggregation, internal funds transfer and transactions pricing.

Key points / questions answered:

  • What are the benefits of an economic-based management framework vs. a regulatory one?
  • How to properly identify and measure the risks to which banks are exposed?
  • What are the seven founding guidelines of risk measurement?
  • How to work out an internal funds transfer pricing to support banking businesses effectively?
  • How to articulate risk and return measures to assess the cost price of transactions?

The focus for the first day of the seminar is Economic Capital, a framework to measure and aggregate risks. We start by demonstrating how the ECAP framework provides five fundamental business benefits that are ignored by the regulatory framework. Then we go through the seven ECAP guidelines that constitute the framework's foundation; we address implementation challenges and the use of ECAP for the ICAAP (pillar2). After this, we learn how to measure properly each type of risk, starting with credit risk.

After lunch, we apply the methodology to market and operating risks and discover how to consolidate these measures. We then learn how to interpret ECAP results to recognize changes in business models; and also how to articulate ECAP and regulatory measures. Finally, we address the organizational and IT issues to successfully implement ECAP frameworks.

In addition to daytime exercises, a self-assessment questionnaire is handed over and will be reviewed first thing next morning.

We start the second day with how to hunt for risks using the RICAP, the Risk Identification and Cartography Assessment Process. This process also contributes to spreading a common risk culture across the institution and enhancing risk awareness.

Then we address the first issue related to making the banking businesses profitable, Fund Transfer Pricing (FTP). We build step by step the Reference refinancing approach meant to achieve the reconciliation of two seemingly contradictory objectives: provide a stable commercial margin immune to market fluctuations AND make sure that external pricing is linked to the market rates in order to avoid adverse customer arbitrage.

Then we turn to the second issue, assessing the cost price of transactions by measuring their RAROC, Risk Adjusted Return On Capital. We analyze the different types of RAROC, from the simplest to the most sophisticated, along with their possible uses. We look at how to aggregate RAROC components, some of which come from Finance and some from Risk with different dimensionalities. Once the theoretical part is understood, we conclude the day with a live demonstration of RAROC calculations.

At the end of this two days course, each participant should have a clear understanding of the benefits and challenges of developing and using an economic capital framework for measuring risks. The take away includes understanding FTP and RAROC, critical tools for making the banking businesses profitable.

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