Chief Risk Officer (CRO) Programme

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Chief Risk Officer (CRO) Programme

The course will teach participants how best to develop an effective enterprise risk management (ERM) function that addresses the challenges and requirements of corporate strategy. The course examines the technology, tools and methods that a CRO needs for successful risk management, along with the HR and psychological challenges that need to be addressed when establishing an CRO role.

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  • DURATION 5 days
  • COURSE ACCREDITED BY Euromoney Learning Solutions

You will learn how to

Participants will learn how to design and staff their risk functions with the right people, possessing the right skills—even learning how to deal with consultants, temporary and interim staff as well as expatriate executives. The course then takes participants on the journey through understanding what CROs need to know, how they should interact with the executive committee (EXCO) and CEO on a regular basis, what compliance initiatives they should understand, what tools and techniques they will need to grasp and what initiatives they will need to undertake to be effective and superlative in their roles.

Course Outline


The Role of the CR

  • Preparation of new Chief Risk Officers (CROs)
  • Guiding experienced CROs with expanded roles
  • Assisting experienced CROs in addressing modern risk challenges
  • What is risk management?
  • What is enterprise risk management (ERM)?
  • Risk-related initiatives that impact CRO roles and duties
  • Typical duties
  • Transformed and modern duties
  • New Structure
  • The CRO reporting structure
  • The CRO versus Head of Internal Audit: similarities, differences
  • The CRO versus the CFO: similarities, differences
  • The CRO versus Head of Credit; similarities, differences
  • The CRO versus Head of Compliance; similarities, differences
  • Pro-active versus re-active risk management
  • Relationship with other executives and EXCO

Building a Risk Function and Related Structures

  • Developing the Board Risk Committee
  • Acting as secretary to the Committee
  • Creating a charter
  • Enlisting input from other directors
  • Creating a board-level meeting agenda
  • Guiding risk profile, risk appetite and risk tolerance-setting
  • Establishing an effective structure for board-level oversight
  • The CRO and the EXCO

The CRO’s Risk Function

  • Teams: Duties, Staffing, Skills, Management
  • The Predictive Analytics (scoring, modeling, business analytics, etc.) Team
  • The Enterprise Risk Management team
  • The Operational risk management team
  • The Operational Enforcement team
  • The Credit risk management team
  • The Market risk management team
  • The Asset/Liability Management team
  • The Business Continuity Management team
  • The Information Security team
  • The IT Risk team
  • The Market Intelligence team
  • Subsidiary/Branch function teams
  • General Managers (to head component functions)

Tools that the CRO will need

  • Quantitative risk management and Predictive Analytics
  • Business continuity planning
  • Other risks
  • Basel III approaches
  • COSO and CAS approaches
  • Compliance philosophy
  • Interaction with regulatory authorities
  • Environmental and social awareness
  • Technical systems and platforms (cost-effectiveness and suitability)


  • Validation and testing of models
  • Reports
  • Reporting on capital adequacy
  • Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process (ICAAP)
  • Credit Committee reports
  • Board Committee reporting
  • Audit committee reporting
  • Other issues and concluding remarks
  • In The Classroom

  • Live, Online

  • Private Team Training

  • Indiviual Private Session

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