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Corporate Financial Risk Management

Financial risks are having a real and direct impact on the profitability and survival of companies in many business sectors, from real estate and manufacturing, to retail and travel. This course will enable you to understand these risks, how they are arise, their effect on the value and survival of a company and how they can be effectively managed.

Turning 'Theory' into 'Practice'?

Throughout the event you’ll be challenged with exercises and case studies to turn theory into practice. These include: creating a cashflow forecast, devising a funding strategy, producing an interest rate risk policy, quantifying credit risk and managing currency risk using derivatives.

Who should attend?

Staff and directors involved in, or responsible for, the management or reporting of financial risks of companies operating in all business sectors. They include: Treasurers (and their middle, back, and front office staff); Internal and external treasury auditors; Executive and non-executive directors; Asset and Liability Committee (ALCO) members; Risk Officers; Compliance Officers; Product developers and sales managers; Financial controllers; Treasury accountants; Financial Public Relations staff; Credit analysts

Key areas to be covered in the programme and documentation

Your Company: How is it Assessed and What External Threats Does it Face?
Identifying financial objectives: what is your company’s purpose and what should its stakeholders expect of it?
Utilising key financial statements to assess your company and evaluate its risks: the balance sheet, profit & loss account and cashflow statement
Examining the financial environment: what external and internal forces threaten your company’s financial objectives?
The corporate treasury: what is it for, how is it organised and which other departments in a company does it interact with?

Minimising Financial Risks That Can Damage Company Value and Jeopardise its Survival
Exploring external risks: interest rate, credit, currency, liquidity, commodity, funding. How they arise and what they are.
Discussing internal risks: operational risk - what is it and how does it arise?
Determining their effect: what impact does each risk have on a company’s financial health?
Examining case studies: real life examples of companies facing these risks and how they were affected

Risk Management: Practical Steps to Manage Your Financial Risks
Grasping derivatives: What are they? What are they used for? Are they the optimum choice for your company?
Application of derivatives: How are they used for managing financial risks?
Non-derivative methods: Exploring alternatives for managing financial risks and how to decide which method is the optimum for your company
Real life examples of risk management methods and their effects

Risk Control: Devising and Establishing a Framework in a Company to Manage Financial Risks Effectively
Policies and procedures: What they are for, how to write them and who monitors compliance with them
Reporting: What reports should be created to effectively assess and monitor financial risks?
Using ratio analysis to help warn a company of financial problems
Control framework: establishing the components of an effective risk management framework for a company and putting them all together
The ALCO: what is it and why have one?
Corporate governance in practice and how it can benefit a company’s financial risk management
Case studies: real life examples of how companies have devised and implemented financial risk management frameworks

Benefits to you

• Learn how the turmoil in financial markets is affecting companies
• Appreciate the organisation and role of a treasury department and ALCO
• Understand the financial objectives and structure of your company
• Evaluate the financial risks facing international companies
• Quantify specific financial risks
• Minimise losses through better decision making
• Devise and execute strategies to manage specific financial risks
• Recognise the warning signs for a company’s financial stability
• Apply your learning to evaluate and manage the financial risks facing your organisation

Companies already benefiting include:

Duration of Course

2 Day Course

Course details

This course is currently only available as an in-house option. For more information, and a quote, contact our team on +44 (0)20 3002 3057, or by email at

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"This course will allow my company to develop its existing strategies to a much greater and hopefully profitable level."

Managing Director, Tarmac