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Bank Capital Adequacy Under Basel III and CRD IV & V

The purpose, principles, evolution and application of the Basel Capital Adequacy regulations

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A two-day bank capital adequacy course

Basel III Course Introduction: The Evolution of Financial Regulation

  • Current challenges:
    • Brexit impact
    • COVID
  • The reason for regulation
  • The journey from Basel 1-Basel III
  • Improving risk & asset management
  • Aligning regulation and economic realities
  • The technical challenges from a bank/regulator’s point of view
  • How much capital is sufficient capital?
  • The 3-pillar regulatory structure
  • The impact of COVID – so far
  • GSIB’s & Domestic SIBS
  • IFRS9
  • Will all change in 2022?

 Session 2: Determining How Much Capital - Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process (ICAAP)

  • Basel III training explores the key principles
  • Identifying risks and allocating risk capital
  • Pillar One & Pillar Two risks
  • Challenge and independent review
  • Capital buffers – optional and mandatory
  • Regulatory versus economic capital
  • Arriving at the agreed CAR
  • Practical examples/Case study

 Session 3: Basel in More Depth

  • Fixing what went wrong
  • An overview of the new requirements
  • Going concern versus gone concern capital
  • CoCo’s – additional capital
  • Capital buffers: 
    • Capital conservation buffer
    • Countercyclical buffer
  • CAR, RWAs and the Leverage Ratio
  • Counterparty credit risk
  • Banks own buffers
  • Total Loss Absorbing Capacity (TLAC)
  • Minimum Requirements for own funds and eligible liabilities (MREL)
  • Interaction of TLAC & MREL with other requirements/ratios
  • Proposed capital floors and the interaction with CAR
  • Liquidity risk – much greater focus
  • Practical examples/Case study

 Session 4:  How Does Basel Impact Banks?

  • Stronger balance sheet
  • Much better liquidity
  • More conservative risk management
  • Lower profits
  • Less growth potential
  • New imperatives: 
    • De-risking
    • Moving towards fee income
    • Pressure on margins
    • Pressure on costs – particularly in compliance
  • Effective strategic capital management is now essential
  • Practical examples/Case study



 Session 5: Basel & Liquidity

  • This Basel 3 course looks at the ILAAP
  • Liquidity Buffers
  • Liquidity Coverage Ratio
  • Net Stable Funding Ratio
  • Required Stable Funding
  • Relationship between capital and liquidity
  • Liquidity Stress Testing
  • Practical examples/Case study

Session 6: Basel & Credit Risk

  • Bank Capital Adequacy training takes you through the three options for calculating credit risk
  • Standardised, Foundation IRB, Advanced IRB
  • Understanding PD, EAD & LGD
  • Revised Standardised approach
  • Overview of Standardised Approach details
  • RORAC – a practical example
  • Practical examples/Case study

 Session 7: Leverage

  • Leverage Ratio
  • CAR versus Leverage Ratio
  • Reducing Leverage
  • ALM Management
  • Practical examples/Case study

 Session 8: Market Risk

  • Definition
  • VAR models
  • New Formulae
  • Internal models - high level
  • Approval is required from the supervisory authority
  • Financial models based on global expected shortfalls, default risk charges and stressed capital add-on
  • Basel III training also includes practical examples/Case study

 Session 9: Operational Risk

  • Definition
  • Losses from inadequate or failed internal processes, people and systems or from external events
  • Three current conventional methods of calculation
  • Heat Maps - Likelihood/Impact
  • Revised calculation/process
  • Revised change approach
  • Based on Business Indicator (BI), marginal coefficient and scaling factor
  • Practical examples/Case study

 Session 10: Moving Forward – What Changes Are Likely?

  • CRD V
  • CRR2
  • The move towards simplicity
  • Less reliance on modelling
  • More disclosure
  • More Bail-in measures
  • Continued stress test and scenario modelling

 Session 11: Basel III Training Wrap-Up and Open Forum

A highly successful, long and varied “fast track” career in risk management at Lloyds Bank led this Basel III course trainer to very senior management at an early age. He was “headhunted” to join a merchant bank at the main board director level to head the risk management function, and now has over 40 years of experience managing risk in the UK banking and financial services sector.

He has been a freelance risk management training consultant since retiring and is currently an external Master Trainer at both HSBC and Bank of China where he has delivered major projects on a wide range of topics. At HSBC he helped design their global flagship Risk Management Programme for senior middle managers and has delivered this globally for the past 5 years. He has also created and delivered training to many clients, from global giants to small firms and partnerships, including Basel III training courses. He is an accomplished global trainer and has delivered extensive programmes in the UK, USA, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Redcliffe’s Basel III course trainer is a highly adaptive, hands-on and highly sought-after facilitator who always receives excellent feedback from delegates. He is comfortable training at any level of seniority and experience, from “black belts” to novices. In addition to his risk management specialism, his expertise includes but is not limited to Trade Finance, Regulatory Compliance, FCC & AML and all aspects of Corporate, Private and retail Banking. He is also a highly experienced soft skills trainer and has completed numerous “train the trainer” assignments.

  • Basel III training will help you fully understand why regulators continue to impose tight regulation on Banking institutions and the likely way forward on the impact on business models as a result.
  • The impact of ESG.
  • The purpose, principles, evolution and application of the Basel Capital Adequacy regulations and what is required in terms of:
    • Regulatory capital
    • Risk-weighted assets
    • Capital Adequacy ratios
  • Enable participants to apply the Basel Capital Adequacy rules to specific banks.
  • To consider the impact of the recent bank failures – especially Credit Suisse.
  • The impact of the proposed 2025 introductions of Revised Standardised Approaches.
  • How the institutions of the Basel Committee for Banking Supervision (BCBS) and the European Banking Authority (EBA) operate and what the shape of future European banking regulation will look like.
  • How banking risk remains despite regulation and how banks organise their strategy in the context of Basel Capital Adequacy regulations.

  • Redcliffe Training has been established for over 20 years and we are proud of our reputation for delivering excellent Basel 3 training within risk and compliance.
  • We are pleased to have been appointed Master Trainers in risk training by two of the world’s largest banks.
  • We have also delivered this topic to the IFC, World Bank, ECA’s and a host of small and medium-sized institutions. As such we have a very clear idea of how market players of all sizes are dealing with this ever-changing regulatory framework.
  • We do not use academics or a textbook approach with our Basel III training. This course director is a former Chief Risk Officer with considerable hands-on vocational experience. He will share his experiences, both good and bad, to bring the Basel III course to life and make it more relevant.
  • This bank capital adequacy course uses lots of practical examples and case studies to illustrate the learning points. We aim to assist delegates to “hit the ground running” following the completion of the workshop.
  • This can be a complex subject with some of the requirements appearing to be either challenging or difficult to understand. We will avoid this pitfall by explaining all aspects of the requirements in a simple and easy to comprehend manner, taking time, if necessary, to build delegate understanding in clear stages.
  • We are always judged by our results and to date, delegate feedback has always been excellent for our Basel III courses.
  • Basel Capital Adequacy is a complex and constantly evolving subject. Our highly interactive and detailed Basel Capital Adequacy training course provides a comprehensive overview of not only what the past, present, and likely future rules are, and how they apply to different institutions, but also what their underlying purpose is. Why they have evolved in the way they have, how banks can adopt optimal strategies to maximise their profits and minimise risk whilst at the same time staying fully compliant with the spirit and the letter of the rules.

With the benefit of hindsight, global regulation failed to cope with the stresses of the 2008/2009 credit crunch. To correct this weakness, Basel III and its subsequent iterations have ensured that the two areas of greatest bank weakness; loss-absorbing capital and liquidity and risk management are as robust and effective as they need to be to survive a repeat. This, however, comes at a price. If banks are required to hold much more liquidity than they used to, this must be at the expense of earnings. Ditto more loss-absorbing capital and lending.

Basel III has given regulators “superpowers” and they are using them with the full support of an electorate which probably feels we don’t completely trust the banks to self-regulate”. As of now, there has probably never been a time in recent history when banks have been so closely micro-managed. Will this make them safer? Will it make them less profitable?

The recent and unexpected collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and the even more consequential collapse and rescue of Credit Suisse (a “too big to fail” GSIB) came as an unwelcome reminder that regulation is not fool-proof as new risks and operating environments develop. These collapses will no doubt prompt more changes but at this stage, it is not clear what shape they will take. Watch this space.

Basel III is being adopted almost universally as a benchmark of excellence and is probably a prerequisite for doing business with global banking partners. This is critical for those nations seeking or needing to attract inward capital investment. Without global partners, raising the funds required domestically or enjoying access to Trade Finance and international wealth management is very challenging.

We are told there will be no Basel IV (but this could change post Credit Suisse) and there are still plenty of enhancements to Basel III in the pipeline that will probably continue to constrain the ability of banks to take greater risks.

Basel III training courses are designed to explain to you, in practical terms, the impact of Basel III and CRD IV. It demonstrates how it adds value to an organisation despite its flaws and it explains the key challenges posed by its implementation.

  • Very good content, clear explanations, very practical.

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