Microfinance Risk & Mitigation

Course Code: IEF-1136
Course Instructor: Emmanuel Yeboah
Category: Microfinance
Credit Hours: 6
Course Duration: 3 Days
Cost: $1,000.00

Course Overview

All firms are susceptible to varying threats that may put their business at risk and/or damage business continuity. Risk is inherent in the delivery of financial services. Consequently, it is important for Microfinance institutions to develop systematic risk mitigation strategies to deal with financial risks and appropriate techniques for implementing the strategies.

Microfinance Risk and Mitigation is about coping with the challenges of growth, complexity and competition in a sustainable manner. The objective of this training programme is to deepen your understanding of modern risk analysis and mitigation approaches and to implement this understanding in your institution. It gives you the tools to measure risks and devise appropriate risk-taking and mitigation strategies that give your institution the competitive edge in delivering inclusive financial services in a rapidly evolving environment. The course, led by a faculty of highbrow leaders and practitioners, teaches global concepts applied to the special conditions of developing and emerging markets.

Important concepts will be covered that will help you to effectively assess business and industry risks, and the impact of risks on company performance. Based on academic research, together with practical examples and applications, participants will learn how to calculate financial risks, and to change the combination of risk and expected return by taking the form of derivatives contract that powerfully facilitate strategies to reduce risk or increase it.


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Course Content

Microfinance Risks & Mitigation is a very practical course with leading finance academics and professionals. The programme curriculum allows students to:

» Understand microfinance in the frame of reference to risks and mitigation approaches.

» Learn how MFIs manage downside risks through improving their risk measurement and management methodologies.

» Review the importance of credit-rating and the usefulness of market-related metrics, such as share prices and credit spreads.

» Understand risk and return and how they are related and then learn how to measure and analyze risk and return.

» Identify and examine the key elements in the various approaches used in risk mitigation and the major obstacles firms face in implementing them.


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Key Takeaways


On successful completion of the Microfinance Risks & Mitigation training programme participants should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

» Know the types of financial risks in banking and financial sectors, and the principles of managing financial risks, and learn how to measure and manage key regulatory risks in the banking sector.

» Identify the increasingly significant interactions between the elements and functions of financial markets, institutions and the financial instruments of capital market in the global economy.

» Engage in rational thinking and discussing microfinance and risk management using a multidisciplinary framework by linking theories and concepts in finance, investment, business cycles, global financial crises and economic policies.

» Develop and exhibit the intellectual disposition of confidence in reason to critically discuss the issues in finance, investment and risk management in the global economy.

» Design a framework for systematically managing risks to the institution.

» Capitalize on new opportunities and to minimize threats to the financial viability of the firm.


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Target Audience


This course should be of interest to financial professionals in retail and small business banks, leasing firms, consumer credit companies and microfinance institutions.

Managers and analysts at wholesale lenders and investment vehicles with exposure to the retail finance and microfinance sectors will also get excellent value from this course.


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