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


    22 June 2020 - Postponed to a later date


    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


    Asian Banking School

    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 markets
    • Commodities, players and rules
    • Perfect competition, commoditisation, efficiencies and prices

    Opportunities and Threats: Impact on Financial Markets
    • Globalisation
    • Technological advances
    • 4th Industrial Revolution and 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 being disintermediated?

    The Rise of the ‘Robots’
    • Big Data, AI, Block Chain and 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!

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

    Back to Basics
    • The role of the Central Bank and regulating the intermediaries (financial institutions)
    • 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)
    • Risks issues in focus: cybersecurity, risk management in technology, open banking and data privacy
    • Others on the radar: ICAAP, Scenario Analysis and Reverse Stress Testing

    Illustrated example: Risks involved in a lending transaction

  • Methodology

    Interactive group discussions, comprehensive case studies and sharing of practical experience

  • Participant Profile

    Those from trade finance and compliance departments

  • Trainer


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

    He was a member of the Asset-Liability Committee (ALCO) of Citibank Berhad and Committee Member of the Persatuan Pasaran Kewangan Malaysia and 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 Cagamas Berhad, SP Setia Berhad, Citibank 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). 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.

    Philip has consulted and given lectures 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 is
    an Associate Fellow of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers and an adjunct faculty member of Financial Institutions Directors Education (FIDE). He 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, IMD-SIDC Advance Business Management Programme and Cambridge Summer School Programme. He is a Fellow of the Institute of the Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM) and a member of the University of Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education alumni.

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