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Global Financial Markets Intelligence

Global Financial Markets Intelligence

Interest Rate Risk in the Banking Book

Understanding the fundamentals of IRRBB and how it differs from interest rate risk in the trading book

15-16 Oct 2019
Brussels, Belgium

Why You Should Attend

Interest Rate Risk in the Banking Book

To ensure we meet your expectations and maximise your return on training investment, we favour a classroom/workshop style set

To ensure we meet your expectations and maximise your return on training investment, we favour a classroom/workshop style set up for the delivery of our courses. Please note we have therefore limited number of spaces available and these will be assigned on a first come, first accepted basis. We recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.

“Recent regulatory initiatives have put this topic under the spotlight and the ensuing debate has revealed considerable divergence of opinion not only as to how it should be measured but also as to exactly what it is. Added to this an unprecedented period of low and, in some jurisdictions, even negative interest rates, has cast doubt on the validity of some traditional measurement techniques”

How will you benefit?

This two day course addresses the issue of IRRBB from first principles. It will show how some level of IRRBB is the inevitable result of normal retail and commercial banking activity and that while “trading book” style measures have some part to play in its management, they do not provide a complete solution.

Participants will be taken through the main sources of IRRBB, the metrics commonly used to measure it, their principal advantages and disadvantages and how hedging instruments can be used to mitigate it.  The course will also cover how, in practice, banks control and measure IRRBB paying particular attention to risk appetite, the limit framework and the vital important of good governance.

The course will conclude with a review of the current regulatory framework for IRRBB and the proposals now on the table to strengthen this.   

As far as is possible, concepts will be explained without reference to mathematical formulae; this reflects the presenter’s firmly held view that IRRBB is ultimately more about judgement than mathematics and, for it to be effectively managed, it must be fully intelligible and transparent to the non-specialist. Participants will be actively encouraged to discuss issues relating to their own banks and local markets.

About your expert trainer:

Paul Newson has worked in banking for over 30 years in a career that has spanned Finance, IT and Risk Management. Most recently he was Head of Non-Traded Market Risk Oversight at Lloyds Banking Group.  From 1999 to 2005 he led the Traded Risk team at the UK Financial Services Authority, and, prior to that, was Head of Trading Risk Systems for NatWest Markets.

Paul, upon graduating from Oxford University, initially trained as a teacher.  During his subsequent banking career, he has always maintained a keen interest in delivering training.  He lectured for five years at the City of London Polytechnic preparing students for the UK Chartered Institute of Bankers’ module in accountancy, has delivered many internal courses and, currently, presents the interest rate risk in the banking book course for the UK Asset and Liability Managers Association.

Firmly believing that, in risk management, there is no such thing as a “stupid” question, Paul’s preferred style is to encourage the active participation of students and thus leading them to draw their own conclusions based on shared experience and open questioning.

Pre-course questionnaire:

A detailed questionnaire will be sent to all course participants to establish exactly where the group training needs lie. The completed forms will be analysed by the course leader/trainer and followed by telephone if further clarification is required. As a result we can guarantee that the course is pitched at exactly the right level and that the issues that you regard as relevant are addressed. The course material will reflect these issues and will enable you to digest the subject matter after the event in your own time.

Who should attend?

The course will assume little or no prior knowledge of the subject so will be suitable for:


  • new entrants to a Risk or ALM function
  • those who may already specialise in a particular area but seek to understand the wider context in which they operate; and
  • those from other functions such as Finance, Planning, IT, Internal Audit or Regulatory Reporting who seek an overview of the subject

Key Topics

  • Understand the nature and sources of IRRBB
  • Learn how banks typically control and manage IRRBB internally
  • Assess the pros and cons of “income” versus “value” measures
  • Learn what the regulators’ concerns are and why they see a need for change
  • Gain the background necessary to have an informed opinion on the current regulatory proposals

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