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Risk-Based Banking Supervision (BSO)

Financial Sector Policies

This course, presented by the Monetary and Capital Markets Department, presents the fundamentals and goals of risk-based supervision (RBS), its challenges, and factors central to its success. Through a mix of lectures and practical applications, the course covers the main RBS components and steps for implementation. Guidance is provided on using risk-based assessment and rating to help supervisors decide relevant supervisory priorities and early intervention measures to address bank fragilities. The course begins by introducing the RBS approach and challenges for effective implementation of RBS in prudential regulations and supervisory processes. The focus then turns into presenting RBS assessment methodologies of banks’ financial soundness, with highlights on governance and risk management frameworks, as well as various risk domains (credit, liquidity, market, and operational), referring to existing supervisory bank-rating models for illustration.

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    Target Audience

    Mid- to senior level banking supervisors.

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    Participants are expected to have a degree in economics or finance, be familiar with banking regulation and supervision issues, and be involved in microprudential banking supervision, ideally with effective working experience.

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    Course Objectives

    Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: 

    • Understand the importance and methodology of risk-based banking supervision. 

    • Develop risk-based and forward-looking assessments of banks’ risk profiles that may enable preventive and corrective supervisory action targeting weak banks. 

    • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of their country’s approach to risk-based banking supervision and ways to improve early identification of material risks to enhance effective banking supervision. 

    • Incorporate the risk-based approach into supervisory objectives, action plans, organization, and processes.

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