TARGET GROUP | Senior and mid-level central bankers and officials responsible for, and affected by, financial sector regulation who are not themselves directly responsible for banking supervision. Participants are expected to have a degree in economics, finance, accounting, or equivalent experience.
DESCRIPTION | This one-week workshop, presented by the IMF's Monetary and Capital Markets Department, is aimed at describing and explaining the objectives and workings of banking supervision. An introduction to financial analysis and bank supervisory frameworks is provided to give a better understanding to non-supervisors of how and why banking supervision works in general. A framework of banking supervision covering the various risks banks face will be provided. The evolution of international agreements on banking regulation and supervision as well as various bank supervisory paradigms will be presented with some practical more technical discussion of supervisory techniques. Licensing; examination; off-site monitoring, credit, market, and operational risk assessment; and, enforcement techniques will be demonstrated at a technical level designed for those not directly responsible for conducting them but whose work will benefit from understanding these issues. Basic static stress testing will be demonstrated and context offered to better appreciate limitations and usefulness. Morning lectures will be followed each afternoon with practical sessions using case studies. Bank regulatory and supervisor policy issues will be openly discussed to highlight current controversies and issues.