Financial Soundness Indicators Hands-on Workshop (FSI)

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Course No.: CE 18.25
Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Date: April 15, 2018-April 19, 2018 (1 Week)
Language: English (Arabic)

Target Audience:

Officials at central banks and supervisory agencies for the financial sector who are involved in the collection, compilation, and analysis of financial soundness indicators.


Participants should have a degree in economics or statistics or equivalent experience.

Course Description:

This hands-on workshop, presented by the IMF Statistics Department, acquaints participants with the fundamental aspects for the compilation of financial soundness indicators (FSIs) and provides hands-on assistance with compiling FSIs for their own countries. The workshop covers general methodological and technical issues in the compilation of FSIs as discussed in the Financial Soundness Indicators Compilation Guide as amended in 2007. It also incorporates planned updates to the Guide, including new FSIs for deposit takers, other financial corporations, nonfinancial corporations, and households.

The course contains only basic lectures and focuses more on hands-on compilation exercises working in groups, using actual source data from participants’ countries. The workshop introduces the FSI templates for use in the regular reporting of FSI data and metadata to the IMF. During the hands-on sessions, participants will solve practical aspects of classification of financial institutional units, construction of reporting populations for FSIs, calculation of Basel regulatory framework’s solvency and liquidity ratios, production of sectoral financial statements and FSIs for deposit takers, and use of FSIs for financial sector surveillance.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to- Compile FSIs in accordance with the methodology of the FSI Guide, using source data obtainable from sectoral financial statements and supervisory report forms.- Calculate FSIs using different consolidation bases and interpret the different results obtained.

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Important Note for Internal Economics Training Courses:

Internal Economics Training (IT) courses are self-financed. The IMF will not charge officials for attending courses. However, all travel, insurance, hotel, and living costs will need to be covered by the agency sponsoring the participants.