Financial Risk Management Course or Seminar

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Course Number 011, Financial Risk Management Course, Leading to Diploma–Postgraduate in Financial Risk Management, 36 Credit-Hours, accumulating to a Postgraduate Certificate, with 144 additional Credit-Hours, and a Postgraduate Diploma, with 324 additional Credit-Hours. Contents include Defining Risk – Generally, Financial Risk: A Plausible Definition, Financial Risk in an Organisational Setting, Financial Risk and ‘Market Dynamics’, Liquidity Risk, Operating Risk, Fraud Risk, Settlement Risk, Corporate Strategy and Risk Management, The Currency Derivatives Market, Risk in Financial Institutions, Banking Risk, Risk and the Currency, Market, Risk and the Equity Market, Futures Market Risk, Risk Assessment,


Managing Risk with Forward Contracts, Financial methods of measuring Risk, Quantifying financial risks, Some Qualitative Approaches To Financial Risk Assessment, Managing The Interest Rate Derivatives,  Market, Managing equity risk, Identifying and measuring Currency Risk, Managing Financial Exposure Risk, Managing currency Risk.  For: Managers: Financial Consultants; Financial Consultants; Financial, Advisors; Securities Specialists; Accountants; Currency Derivatives Specialists; Management Accountants; Angels; Dragons; Venture Capitalists; Corporate Executives. Financial Risk Management.


For Whom This Course is Designed

  • This Course is Designed For:

  • Managers;

  • Financial Consultants;

  • Financial Consultants;

  • Financial Advisors;

  • Financial Regulators;

  • Industry and Commerce Ministerial Representatives;

  • World Bank Officials;

  • International Monetary Fund Officials;

  • Securities Specialists;

  • Accountants;

  • Currency Derivatives Specialists;

  • Management Accountants;

  • Angels;

  • Dragon;

  • Venture Capitalists;

  • Corporate Executives;

  • Central Bank Managers;

  • International Fund Managers.


Course Co-ordinator:

Prof. Dr. R. B. Crawford is Course Coordinator. He is the Director of HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute, A Postgraduate-Only Institution. He has the following Qualifications and Affiliations:

Doctor of Philosophy {(PhD) {University College London (UCL) - University of London)};

MEd Management (University of Bath);

Postgraduate (Advanced) Diploma Science Teacher Ed. (University of Bristol);

Postgraduate Certificate in Information Systems (University of West London, formerly Thames Valley University);

Diploma in Doctoral Research Supervision, (University of Wolverhampton);

Teaching Certificate;

Fellow of the Institute of Management Specialists;

Human Resources Specialist, of the Institute of Management Specialists;

Member of the Asian Academy of Management (MAAM);

Member of the International Society of Gesture Studies (MISGS);

Member of the Standing Council for Organisational Symbolism (MSCOS);

Member of ResearchGate;

Executive Member of Academy of Management (AOM). There, his contribution incorporates the judging of competitions, review of journal articles, and guiding the development of conference papers. He also contributes to the Disciplines of:

Human Resources;

Organization and Management Theory;

Organization Development and Change;

Research Methods;

Conflict Management;

Organizational Behavior;

Management Consulting;

Gender & Diversity in Organizations; and

Critical Management Studies.

Professor Dr. Crawford has been an Academic in the following UK Universities:

University of London (Royal Holloway), as Research Tutor;

University of Greenwich (Business School), as Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management;

University of Wolverhampton, (Wolverhampton Business School), as Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management;

London Southbank University (Business School), as Lecturer and Unit Leader.

His responsibilities in these roles included:

Doctoral Research Supervisor;

Admissions Tutor;

Postgraduate and Undergraduate Dissertation Supervisor;

Programme Leader;

Personal Tutor.


Duration: 6 Days


Daily Schedule: 09:30 – 16:30


Cost: Ł6,000.00 Per Delegate


  • The programme cost does not include living accommodation. However, students and delegates are treated to the following:

    •  Free Continuous snacks throughout the Event Days;  

    •  Free Hot Lunch on Event Days;                           

    •  Free City Tour;             

    •  Free Stationery;                               

    •  Free On-site Internet Access;

    • HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute’s   Diploma – Postgraduate; or

    • Certificate of Attendance and Participation – if unsuccessful on resit.


    HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute’s Complimentary Products include:


    • HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute’s Leather Conference Folder;

    • HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute’s Leather Conference Ring Binder/ Writing Pad;

    • HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute’s Key Ring/ Chain;

    • HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute’s Leather Conference (Computer – Phone) Bag – Black or Brown;

    • HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute’s 8GB USB Flash Memory Drive, with Course/ Programme Material;

    • HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute’s Metal Pen;

    • HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute’s Polo Shirt.


Course Objectives:

By the conclusion of the specified learning and development activities, delegates will be able to:

  • Give the general definition of risk;

  • Illustrate the models towards understanding risk;

  • Explain the underlying principle of financial risk management;

  • Describe financial risk in the organisational setting;

  • Establish the link between financial risk and the market dynamics;

  • Determine the situation in which liquidity risk arises;

  • Enumerate some sources of operating risk;

  • Specify what are involved in managing fraud risk;

  • Determine why settlement risk has been historically a particular problem in the foreign exchange markets;

  • Determine how corporate strategy leads to effective risk management;

  • Define derivatives;

  • Determine an investor’s reason for investing in a derivative security;

  • Describe asset behaviour and pricing implication;

  • Know when credit risk arises;

  • Determine how credit risks are calculated;

  • Ascertain the importance of considering counterparty risk in evaluating contracts;

  • Describe the legal and political risk environment;

  • Indicate the effects of risk in the economy;

  • Establish the primary role of technology in risk management;

  • Specify risks that are associated with socio-cultural change;

  • Cite some risk within the financial institutions;

  • Enumerate the different kinds of banking risk and explain each;

  • Know the reason for the existence of foreign currency market;

  • Establish the link between risk and equity market;

  • Discuss about future’s market risk;

  • Know what determines the extent to which the company is affected by economic exposure;

  • Illustrate the channels of economic exposure;

  • Know what type of company is susceptible to transaction exposure;

  • Cite some strategies to manage transaction exposure;

  • Indicate when translation exposure occurs;

  •  Calculate risk in financial exposure;

  • Conduct a risk assessment;

  • Learn how to manage risk with forward contracts;

  • Identify some financial methods of measuring risk;

  • Know how financial risks are quantified;

  • Specify some  qualitative approaches to financial risk assessment;

  • Find out how the interest rate derivatives market are managed;

  • Understand how to manage equity risk;

  • Learn to identify and measure currency risk;

  • Know how financial exposure risk are managed;

  • Determine how to manage currency risk;

  • Discuss about sensitivity analysis as risk management;

  • Learn how to manage risk with SWAPS;

  • Find out how statistical analysis is used as a risk management instrument;

  • Learn how to interpret statistical data;

  • Be knowledgeable about mean and statistical mean;

  • Explain probability and normal distribution;

  • Calculate statistics from actual data;

  • Understand the significance of statistics;

  • Explain the concept of   Chi-Squared Distribution; and

  • Learn how to use PESTEL in risk management.


Course Contents, Concepts and Issues

Part 1: Risk: A Working Hypothesis

  • Defining Risk – Generally;

  • Financial Risk: A Plausible Definition;

  • Financial Risk in an Organisational Setting;

  • Financial Risk and ‘Market Dynamics’;

  • Liquidity Risk;

  • Operating Risk;

  • Fraud Risk;

  • Settlement Risk;

  • Corporate Strategy and Risk Management;

  • The Currency Derivatives Market.

Part 2: Financial Risk and Unpredictability: Uncontrollable Environmental Issues

  • Asset Behaviour and Pricing Implications;

  • Credit and Counterparty Risk;

  • The Legal and Political Risk Environments;

  • Risk as an Economic Factor;

  • Technological Risk Factor;

  • Risk associated with Socio-Cultural Change.

Part 3: Financial Risk Settings: A Meta-Analytical Exploration

  • Risk in Financial Institutions;

  • Banking Risk;

  • Risk and the Currency Market;

  • Risk and the Equity Market;

  • Futures Market Risk.

Part 4: Financial Exposure as Risk

  • Economic Exposure;

  • Transaction Exposure;

  • Translation Exposure;

  • Calculating Risk in Financial Exposure.

Part 5: Risk Management: A Conceptual and Statistical Meta-Analysis

  • Conducting A Risk Assessment;

  • Managing Risk with Forward Contracts;

  • Financial methods of measuring Risk;

  • Quantifying Financial Risks;

  • Some Qualitative Approaches To Financial Risk Assessment;

  • Managing The Interest Rate Derivatives Market;

  • Managing Equity Risk;

  • Identifying and measuring Currency Risk;

  • Managing Financial Exposure Risk;

  • Managing Currency Risk;

  • Sensitivity Analysis as Risk Management;

  • Managing Risk with SWAPS;

  • Statistical Analysis as a Risk Management Instrument;

  • Interpreting Statistical Data ;

  • Mean and Statistical Mean;

  • Probability and Normal Distribution;

  • Calculating statistics from actual data;

  • Understanding Statistical Significance;

  • Making Sense of Chi-squared Distribution;

  • Using PESTEL as a Tool towards Risk Management.