Financial risk management: A practitioner’s perspective - Workshop 2017

The development of an understanding of key financial risk management strategies and techniques is a key feature of the workshop. The content aims to help you better prepare to put what you learn into practice so as to be equipped to manage a volatile economic climate. The workshop will be application based and delivered from a current practitioner’s perspective.

Key topics covered

1. Financial Services Industries overview

  • Interrelationships between Market Segments
  • Global Trends & Developments

2. Managing of Interest Rate Exposure

  • Overview of interest rate contracts available
  • Importance of interest rate management
  • Interest Rate Swap contracts
  • Applications of IRS 
  • Class exercise

3. Managing of Foreign Exchange Exposure

  • Overview of Foreign exchange risks and the FX hedging instrument available
  • Cross Currency Swap

This workshop is part of the Your Business & Finance Advantage Program and is eligible for funding support of 50% off the workshop fees. Eligibility conditions apply.Enter code YBFA50 at checkout. 

Trainer profile

Kelvin Loo

Kelvin has more than 17 years of lecturing experience in the area of finance, accounting, bank treasury, derivatives, and treasury services. He has designed and conducted professional certification, post‐graduate diploma, degree, public seminars and in‐house training for Financial Institutions and Corporations. Professionally, Kelvin had more than 13 years of banking experience. He was previously with DBS Bank and held the position of Senior Vice President, Corporate Advisory of Global Financial Markets. Since 2009, he has been appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of a Singapore listed Real Estate Investment Trust which owned and managed a portfolio of assets across the Asia Pacific region. Kelvin has a Master of Finance from Macquarie University with three distinguished awards: Best Overall Performance, Best in Derivatives Valuation and Best in Legal & Tax Risk in Finance.  He is a Chartered Accountant of Singapore.

Learning objectives

Gain insights in the following areas:

  • Understanding financial services industries
  • Appreciate the Interrelationships between market segments
  • Latest global trends & developments in the financial markets
  • Overview of Interest rate hedging contracts available
  • Importance of interest rate management
  • Focusing on Interest Rate Swap (IRS) contracts
  • Applications of IRS
  • Overview of Foreign exchange risks and the FX hedging instrument available
  • Focusing on Cross Currency Swap contracts
  • Applications of Cross Swap Contracts: Managing cross border transactions


This workshop is suitable for those who want an understanding on treasury management within a corporate environment. This workshop would also be beneficial to accountants, finance controllers, business owners and those who are involved in financial control functions within their organisation.

1 day