Selected Issues in the Evolving Financial Regulatory Framework (FRF)

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Course No.: ST 18.32
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Date: February 5, 2018-February 9, 2018 (1 Week)
Language: English

Target Audience:

Officials from central banks, ministries of finance, and regulatory agencies involved in financial regulation and/or financial stability analysis.


Participants are expected to have work experience related to financial regulation and supervision.

Course Description:

This course, presented by the IMF's Monetary and Capital Markets Department, examines selected issues in the evolving financial regulatory framework. It takes a critical look at the evolving framework for banks and non-bank financial intermediaries. On the banking side, topics include Basel III capital, leverage and liquidity requirements, and on-going regulatory discussions. On the non-bank side, the course covers derivatives, repurchase transactions and securities lending, counterparty risk management, and topical issues such as the role of central banks in collateral markets (among others). The course pays special attention to systemically important financial institutions and the links between banks and other parts of the financial system. Participants will be invited to make presentations on selected topics that reflect their country experiences.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Summarize the main pieces of the prudential regulatory framework for banks and non-banks institutions.
  • Connect the links between banks and other parts of the financial system.
  • Extract lessons from previous financial stability threats.

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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.