Understanding Global Markets, Banking Models and Risks in Banking
  • Overview
  • Objectives & Outline
  • Methodology
  • Participant Profile
  • Trainer
  • Overview


    16 Jun 2021 -  Registration closed


    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


    Online Learning

    The advent of the 4th Industrial Revolution, globalisation and technological advances has changed the landscape of global markets in many significant ways. Can the old model of banking survive in the age of disruptive forces, digitization, data analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Augmented Reality and open banking? How has banking evolved with the entry of FinTech and Big Tech/TechFin into the field of payments, banking and finance?

    Regulators in the post-2008 Global Finance Crisis have responded with regulatory reforms that are a step behind the speed of the advances happening in the markets. While market players and watchers cope to understand these changes and their impact, an understanding of the basics of banking is still needed in areas pertaining to monetary policy and risks in banking especially for those working in Treasury and Capital Markets. This programme provides an overview and discusses the challenges faced in banking and how a better understanding of market changes, regulatory reforms and risks in banking can help practitioners transform and ride the wave of these changes.





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  • Objectives & Outline

    By the end of the programme, participants will be able to:

    • Have an overview of financial markets and their interdependence
    • Understand the impact of globalisation, advances in technology and disruptive forces on markets
    • Understand the Banking Model, its evolution over time and the threat of ‘Alternative Finance’
    • Have an overview of the role of the Central Bank, Monetary Policy and Monetary Management Tools
    • Have an overview of banking regulatory requirements on Statutory Reserves, Capital Adequacy/Leverage and Liquidity Management
    • Understand pricing/market benchmarks – OPR, KLIBOR, BLR, BR, Marginal COF and Flat Rates
    • Understand the risks involved in banking and the interplay of credit, market, liquidity and operational risks in banking transactions


    Overview of Markets
    • Concept of market
    • Commodities, players and rules
    • Perfect competition, commoditisation, efficiencies & prices

    Opportunities and Threats: Impact on Financial Markets
    • Globalisation
    • Technological advances
    • 4th Industrial Revolution & new disruptive forces

    The Banking Model
    • Intermediation between depositors and borrowers
    • Intermediation between issuers of debt and investors
    • Net Interest Income (accrual revenues) and fees-based Income
    • The evolution of Basel Capital and Liquidity Standards
    • Capital management, leverage, balance sheet and returns
    • Are banks in a tight spot and are being dis-intermediated?

    The Rise of the ‘Robots’
    • Big Data, AI, Block Chain, Virtual Reality provide opportunities and threats
    • Who owns the customer? Who owns the technology?
    • Digitisation is a given but what about platformisation and open APIs?
    • The Banking Model is fast changing, should banks compete or work with FinTechs?
    • Big Tech’s next move: complete dis-intermediation of banks?
    • Do not forget about cybersecurity and the new emerging risks!

    Case Study: 1998 AFC and 2008 GFC – Impact on Markets

    Back to Basics
    • The role of the Central Bank, regulating the intermediaries (financial institution)
    • Monetary Policy, its goals and management tools applied to the money market
    • Understanding the key regulations on statutory reserves, capital adequacy and liquidity management
    • Understanding the pricing/market benchmarks (OPR, KLIBOR, BLR, BR, Marginal COF and Flat Rates and how they are applied.

    How to read the BNM Monetary Policy Statement

    Risks in Banking
    • The structure of risks in Banking
    • Major risk categories (credit, market, liquidity and operational risks)
    • Emerging Risks issues in Focus: Risk Management in Technology, Open Banking, Inter-Operability in Payments, Data Privacy & Climate Change
    • Others on the radar: ICAAP, Scenario Analysis and Reverse Stress Testing

    Illustrated Example: Risks involved in a lending transaction

  • Methodology

    Online involving a combination of lectures, discussions, Q&A

    Technical Requirements:

    • Desktop, notebook or tablet with camera, speaker and microphone
    • Internet access
    • Conference platform: Zoom

  • Participant Profile

    Treasury & capital market traders, relationship managers, ALCO support staff, risk management staff, middle office & settlement staff, high potential junior officers and internal auditors

  • Trainer


    Mr. Philip Tan Puay Koon is a training consultant. He was formerly a Managing Director in Citigroup where he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Emerging Market (EM) Sales & Trading, Asia Pacific of Citibank NA from 2004 to 2006 and as Director of Risk Treasury, Asia Pacific from 2001 to 2004. Prior to his posting to the Regional Office in Singapore in 2001, he was the Financial Markets Head and Country Treasurer of Citibank Berhad and a Director of Citibank Malaysia (L) Limited.

    Philip has close to three decades of experience in the field of banking and finance, principally in the areas of Treasury and Risk Management. He was a member of the Asset-Liability Committee (ALCO) of Citibank Berhad. He had served the Persatuan Pasaran Kewangan Malaysia (PPKM) as a Committee Member and was a pioneer member of its technical committee. He also served as a member of the Capital Markets Committee of the Association of Banks in Malaysia. From 1998 -2000, he was closely associated with the development and implementation of the New Liquidity Framework (NLF) and the Real Time Gross Settlement System (RENTAS) in Malaysia.

    Presently, Philip serves as an Independent Director of Citibank Berhad, SP Setia Berhad and Payments Network Malaysia Sdn Bhd (PayNet). He has also been appointed by Bank Negara Malaysia as a member of the Corporate Debt Restructuring Committee (CDRC) since 2009. Philip helped establish Danajamin Nasional Berhad as a pioneer Independent Director in 2009 and retired from the board after 9 years in 2018. He has also previously served as an Independent Director of MIDF Amanah Investment Bank and Cagamas Berhad (The National Mortgage Company).

    Philip has consulted and given lectures and seminars on Treasury and Risk Management subjects to corporations, the financial community and central banks including Bank Negara Malaysia, Bank Indonesia, and the State Bank of Vietnam. He had also served Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB) and later Asian Banking School (ABS) as a lecturer and previously as an examiner and is an Associate Fellow of AICB. Presently he is adjunct faculty member of Financial Institutions Directors Education (FIDE) of the Iclif Executive Education Center, Asia School of Business He also designs and conducts bespoke banking programs tailored to the individual needs of financial institutions.

    Philip holds a First Class Honours B.A. Degree in Business Studies (Accounting & Finance) from North-East London Polytechnic, U.K. and has attended the Oxford International Executive Programme, the Stanford-NUS Executive Program, INSEAD’s Programme on Strategic Management in Banking and IMD-SIDC Advance Business Management Programme. He is a Fellow of the Institute of the Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM) and an alumnus of the Asian Banking School-Cambridge Summer School Programme.

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