How to Manage Financial Risks
  • Overview
  • Objectives & Outline
  • Methodology
  • Participant Profile
  • Trainer
  • Overview


    18 -19 March 2020


    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


    Asian Banking School

    This programme will provide participants with a thorough understanding of a broad range of financial risks faced by companies. There is detailed focus on the Exchange Rate Risks, Interest Rate Risks and Commodities Price Risks that are typically faced by business enterprises. The programme also focuses on how these risks are identified, categorised, managed and mitigated by utilising various risk management tools.







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    *Subject to 6% Service Tax

  • Objectives & Outline
    By the end of this programme, participants will be able to:

    • Identify and understand Foreign Exchange Rate Risks, Interest Rate Risks, and Commodities Price Risks
    • Have a comprehensive overview of the financial risk management process
    • Understand how Forward Contracts work
    • Know how the bank prices a Forward Contract
    • Understand how Forwards are applied in Foreign Exchange Risks and Interest Rate Risks
    • Understand how Futures Contracts work
    • Understand how Futures are used to hedge financial and commodities risks
    • Understand how Swap Contracts work
    • Understand how Swaps are used to manage currency and interest rate risks
    • Understand how Options work
    • Understand how Options are used to manage Interest Rate, Equity and Currency Risks

    Overview of Risk Management Products:

    • Forwards
    • Options
    • Swaps
    • Futures

    Overview of the Risk Management Process:
    • Forward Contracts
    • Option Contracts
    • Swap Contracts
    • Futures Contracts

    The workings of Forward Contracts and how they are used to manage and mitigate currency risks
    • Circumstances when a currency forward is needed
    • The convention in quoting a currency forward contract
    • A case study on how a business enterprise contracts a currency forward with the bank

    How to price a Forward Contract
    • How the treasury of a bank typically uses the interest rate differential between two currencies to work out a currency forward rate
    • Why is it essential that the financial institution has access to a domestic currency in order to work out the forward rate
    • A case study on the mechanism to work out a currency forward rate
    • A case study on the use of Forward Rate Agreement to hedge interest rate risk

    The workings of Option Contracts and how they are used to manage and mitigate currency, equity and interest rate risks
    • The four pay-out diagrammes to understand the workings of option contracts; using equity as the underlying asset
    • Demonstration on the leveraged nature of options, and the potential losses that the contracted parties might face
    • Examples on how options are used to hedge currency, interest rate and equity risks
    • Examples on the risks that are inherent in options

    The workings of Swap Contracts and how they are used to manage and mitigate currency and interest rate risks
    • Demonstration on a situation where the requirement for cross currency swap arises
    • Mechanism of a cross currency swap
    • Demonstration on a situation where the requirement for interest-rate swap arises
    • Mechanism of an interest-rate swap

    The workings of Futures Contracts and how they are used to manage and mitigate commodities price and currency risks
    • Using the case of forward to demonstrate the need of futures contracts
    • A step-by-step introduction of how a futures contract works – the initial margin, mark-to-market, margin call and closing of contracts
    • Using the CPO futures as a case study on the benefit of futures as a hedging instrument and the risks that are inherent in this derivative
    • A case study on the use of futures to hedge currency risks
    • The benefits and risks in using these derivatives products
    • A recapitulation on the topics discussed and a summary on the benefits and risks of each of the derivatives studied in this module

  • Methodology

    Powerpoints/slides, lecture, whiteboard, the internet, case studies, group discussions, quizzes and multiple choice questions

  • Participant Profile

    Finance personnel in business enterprises, as well as senior management members who are involved in business strategy and risk management of the companies. Also relevant for Relationship Managers in banks, whose clients are corporates and even SMEs, CMSRL and ERP holders

  • Trainer

    Yeow Tiang Hui

    Yeow Tiang Hui is a Senior Consultant and Director of Commercial Banking Training at the Asian Banking School. He has 28 years of experience in banking and investment, having first worked with small and medium enterprise clients at United Overseas Bank and Citibank N.A., Singapore. He then moved on to manage multinational accounts in Deutsche Bank AG, which was followed by managing large local corporate clients in Citibank/Citicorp Malaysia, where he was also Vice President in their venture capital outfit and the Head of Commercial Banking.

    From 1997 to 2005, he served as Head of the offshore banking business of the French banking group, Crédit Industriel et Commercial covering Malaysia, Greater China and the Philippines. After that, from 2007 till 2016, he served as the Head of Corporate Banking at Kuwait Finance House. His last position was as the Chief Executive Officer or Alkhair International Islamic Bank. 

    Yeow graduated in Economics from the National University of Singapore where he studied International Finance, Banking & Monetary Economics. He obtained further training in banking and finance from the Institute of Banking & Finance in Singapore, Deutsche Bank Asia Pacific, and Citibank Asia Pacific Banking Institute, where he studied Credit & Financial Analysis, Applied Financial Services, International Trade Finance, Corporate Finance and Financial Derivative Products. He is fluent in Chinese, English, Malay and the Indonesian languages, and has worked in the Singaporean, American, German, French, Middle Eastern and Malaysian environments.

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