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FOREX Management Audit
9 & 10, March 2009
FCPA, ACIB, CFE,CSI, Member IBBM,MSID
How a French Bank could missed a 5 Billion Euro FRAUD in FOREX and FUTURES Trading?
This course is aimed at those who wish to gain an understanding of the management techniques, concepts and practices in Foreign Exchange Management and control. This course is for you who are auditing the bank or somehow have an interest in the management and control of forex activities. It will also appeal to Backroom staff whose nature of work necessitates a good grasp of FOREX and Money Market activities. This is not a general course. It is specially tailored to suit the needs of the Bank Internal Auditors. It provides the Auditor with the necessary concepts, practice and program to conduct an FX Audit. The immediate benefit in attending this coaching session is that you get a complete Audit Programme on FOREX.
Understanding the strategies for improving and managing the risk/return profile and performance of forex position is crucial for successful Treasury Management. This coaching session includes a conceptual overview of Treasury Management concepts, such as line distribution, dealer correlation and valuation of position. Key forex inputs and outputs are defined using hands-on exercises with the CFE-In-Practice™ Case Studies. This informative program covers a wide range from product knowledge, elements of risk, return and optimization, control and forex risk management. In other words, learn everything you need to know about managing a Forex department so that profit can be optimized and loss can be recognized. Too many organisation make too much profit to be lost in Forex too quickly too. That is why you need to manage your Forex department actively.
OBJECTIVES AND BENEFITS IN ATTENDING
On completion of the Coaching Session participants will be able to:
• Understand and assess the risk and return of a Forex portfolio
• Determine the most attractive exposures from a risk/return perspective
• Determine the range and likelihood of future forex portfolio values; given this range and likelihood, determine how much equity or capital is required
• Identify the major sources of concentration and diversification in a Forex portfolio
• Assess strategies for improving performance of treasury portfolios
Day One - (PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE)
Is there a fundamental difference between Money Market & Foreign Exchange Market? What is a POSITION? Who controls the position in the bank? What is the best practice in the management of TREASURY LINES? How does Interest Rate Swaps and Currency Swaps work? Should your banks be involved in any of these? Case Studies and discussions.
Day Two (Forex AUDIT)
What is the correct audit approach? Why use the Systems based approach for forex audit? Where lies the auditor’s safety in a forex audit? What must be the FOREX audit focus?
DETAIL COACHING OUTLINE
• Data requirements and sources for active Forex management
• Default quantification for each obligor and utilization and recovery in the event of default; and an overview of the different sources for this data
• Understanding the distinction between MDDR line and FX line
• Components of Forex risk
• Methods of obtaining default probabilities
• Requirements for internal monitoring systems
• Determining quantum of loss given default in a Forex portfolio
• Criteria for which Forex position will be held in a portfolio or, alternatively, sold to other investors i.e. closing out
• An organization's required rate of return and its risk appetite
• Policy setting and implementation; investing guidelines, monitoring performance investment tactics, position control and management
• Quantification of Forex concentrations (Note: This program will describe and use the widely discussed CFE-In-Practice™ FOREX Case Studies)
This coaching by a Certified Fraud Examiner consists of