Workshop Bank Fundamentals (1 day)

Since the ’80s, banks have become huge financial supermarkets offering a wide range of different services and products. Bank employees and managers in these large banks have specialized expertise in the area they make a career. Further, the fast developments in information technology has resulted in large IT departments staffed by people without financial and banking knowledge.

This varied and interactive workshop provides you with a clear roadmap of the modern banking landscape. After attending this course you will understand:

  1. The function of banks in our society.
  2. What are core bank activities and income sources
  3. The risks of banking and tools to manage risks – What determines the risk appetite of banks?
  4. What are derivatives and how can derivatives be used.
  5. Credit crisis 2008: what happened and what is the impact on banks



Participants do not need to have an economic background to do this training: ‘

This interactive course introduces you to financial markets and the world of finance. This training is a mix of presentations, discussions, assignments, games and several short videos. The course is also suitable for participants with work experience in the financial sector.

This training is for professionals that work in the financial sector and want to know more about the world of finance and banks: Cash Managers, Treasurers, Bank Relationship Managers, Consultants, IT professionals, Controllers, (Internal) Auditors, Back- en Mid Officers, Accountants, Legal experts, Journalists, Human Resource recruiters and Corporate Communication officers.


  • Bank types and core activities.
  • Balance sheet and income sources of banks.
  • Infrastructure of the financial sector.
  • Risk of banking and management.
  • Banks and Financial Markets.
  • Basics of Derivatives: structure, application and usances.
  • Basics of Securitisation.
  • Credit risk: Rating Agencies, Credit Default swaps.
  • Financial crisis of 2008: what happened?
  • Supervision of banks: Capital management and Basel agreements.
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