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Our courses 

Corporate Technical Training

This three day course will use sophisticated techniques to enable delegates to apply advanced techniques to analyse financial statements and evaluate the associated risks to all stakeholders. The underlying credit analysis will focus on the shareholder value arena. This will enable delegates to understand corporate business models and allow appropriate reflection and evaluation of such models.


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This intensive and interactive three day programme is designed to give participants a comprehensive understanding of the best-international practice in AML and KYC procedures. This enables them to benchmark their own organisation’s performance and reduce the risk of regulatory or correspondent bank challenge in a field where the requirements have become increasingly demanding. 

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This course explores the fundamental issues and challenges commonly faced by risk managers and auditors in banking and finance. It looks at balance sheet risk management techniques, the latest developments in global bank regulation (such as Basel 2 and 3), how to make a risk-based assessment of capital and liquidity requirements and the critical role of the Asset & Liability Committee.


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If you want to build your understanding of the different types of securities markets, and the type of securities that trade in each, basic pricing principles, illiquidity, and how it can affect the valuation and trading behaviour of different securities, then this course is for you.

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The course will help relationship managers and teams in the Region to build their understanding of the environment in which relationship management operates. At the end of the course, participants will be well equipped to form opinions on which techniques and frameworks should be adopted within their organisations. 

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This programme is designed to give participants a comprehensive understanding of the key aspects of financial derivatives and how they can be used to hedge a bank’s exposures. Participants will return to the workplace with an understanding of the basic building blocks of hedging, and some of the tools and strategies available to banks for measuring and hedging the various risks to which they are exposed.


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This course provides a professional and practical briefing for executives and senior managers in retail banking who are either charged with developing a digital strategy, or are seeking the opportunity to compare their own with industry best practice. Key topics include Business Models and Strategy; Innovation Centres & FinTechs, Traditional e-channels and the Digital Branch.

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This programme is specifically designed for banks and other asset/liability institutions in today’s ever changing business and regulatory environments. The management of risk should be an evolving process aimed at keeping pace with or ahead of a fast moving world where technological advances, customer/client demands, competition and the requirements of local, national and international regulators become more complex and demanding.

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This programme is designed to give participants a comprehensive understanding of the key aspects of successful Financial Analysis and Modelling, as applied to non-financial corporations. Among key topics covered are qualitative and quantitative risk analysis; credit ratings and the rating agencies, and, structural and contractual subordination. At the end of the course, participants will be able to carry out critical evaluation of a corporation’s financial strength through the use of robust financial analysis techniques and tools, and, to carry out forecasting analysis based on rigorous modelling techniques.

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Participants on this course will be able to identify the risks of International Trade and understand how Trade Finance can be used to facilitate working capital and mitigate risk. The course examines the trade environment, the role of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the effects of the global financial crisis on world trade. It looks at the various trade finance instruments, the trade cycle, funding gaps and solutions. It also covers ‘Trade Finance Compliance’ – Financial Crime, Sanction Regimes, Trade based anti-money laundering, ‘Red flags’ and Bribery and corruption.

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In today’s fast paced and demanding environment, it is vital to have both the technical skills and the managerial skills to ensure high level of performance (both personal and business) at all times. This course looks at a number of aspects of management; from enhancing communication skills (oral and written), through to negotiation and presentation skills. It also gives practical guidance on how to improve time management and the effective management of performance including how to manage difficult situations.   

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This advanced three-day course provides a rigorous and comprehensive framework for managing problem loans.  Beginning with how problem loans impact an institution’s soundness and reputation the Course continues by providing the participants with an approach and methodology for identifying, assessing and managing problem loans; thereby enabling the participants to develop and implement an effective plan for improving the bank’s position.

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We all need to be effective in what we do at work. However, it is complex developing the right set of skills and behaviour to enhance both our organisation’s performance and our own effectiveness within the organisation. This course is designed to improve personal skills (such as influencing people), organisational skills (such as effective running of meetings) and customer-facing skills (from enhancing presentation skills to negotiation skills). In short, candidates will be developed to manage themselves, other people, projects and businesses.

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This course provides a robust review of essential tools and concepts, including methodologies for systematically gathering relevant information on and from the industry, the business itself, management and financial statements; thereby enabling the participant to effectively evaluate SME loan requests, assess borrowers’ ability to service debt, and structure credit facilities. In addition, the programme provides a framework for managing problem loans.  


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Executive Education

This course is designed for board level directors who need to:

  • Have a clear understanding of the essential components of a good corporate governance framework
  • Be able to benchmark their own bank’s governance framework against current best practices
  • Understand the multiple number of risks faced by their organisations and the tools available for remedy
  • Be able to design processes and procedures for a well functioning board

The course is structured as a mixture of short, interactive lectures, and brief case studies with discussion. There is no pre-reading.


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This programme is designed to give participants the ability and the confidence to make superior leadership decisions at the highest level in an increasingly challenging banking environment. In short, they will be developed to take ownership, take leadership and to take control. Topics covered include Leadership in Uncertain Times; People Risk Management; Building a Leadership Brand; Stakeholder Management; People Risk Management, Building a High-Performance Team and Corporate Entrepreneurship. 

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