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Front to Back Office: Trading Controls, Risk Measurement and Modelling

Mennta Energy Solutions
Course summary
2 days
1,700 USD
English
Calgary
Open / Scheduled

Course description

This fascinating and interactive two-day workshop will give delegates a thorough understanding of best practice controls to be applied in commodity trading activities. It also offers in-depth coverage of systems requirements, credit risk management best practices, risk and performance measurement, and a strong focus on capital adequacy issues. Subject areas covered include recent developments in regulatory and legal compliance, and ethics.  

Through interactive group case studies, delegates will analyze examples of control inadequacies leading to:

  • Expensive trading mistakes
  • Liquidity crises
  • Market manipulation
  • Misuse of leverage

Includes Online Pre-study Module
This course is accompanied by a preparatory course available online. Delegates will receive a web voucher as part of their joining instructions upon confirmation of registration. By taking advantage of this "blended" learning approach, in-class time and learning are optimized.

Suitability

Class delegates include everyone from support staff to management from trading, risk management, operations, accounting, credit, and contracts groups. This one-day workshop is perfect for those concerned with "front office", "mid-office", and "back office" functions for international and domestic energy commodity companies (crude oil, petroleum products, natural gas, electricity and coal) and other commodities (grains, metals, etc.).

Content


  • Key types of risk (faced by management and the trading room)
  • Details of recent spectacular failures
  • What happened and why
  • Same company or different planets?
    • Front Office
    • Mid-Office
    • Back Office
  • The overall controls process
  • Trading controls "Best Practices" guidelines
    • Executive management
    • Trading management
    • Traders
  • Trading authorities - limits and layers
  • Prioritizing more deals vs. better controls
  • Trading room controls
  • Capital Adequacy
    • Credit risk management and controls
      • Calculating credit exposure
      • Portfolio credit risk measurement
      • Forward-looking credit models
      • Determining credit thresholds
      • Key issues with credit and collateral annexes
    • Market price risk management and controls
      • Foundations for risk measures
      • Risk modeling issues
      • Price volatility issues
      • Application and strengths/weaknesses of value-at-risk
      • Other uses of value-at-risk
    • Additional risks to control: operational, regulatory, others
    • Stress Testing
      • Types of stress testing
      • Stress testing versus “at risk” measures
    • Determining adequate capital
      • Key measures of capital adequacy
      • Cash-flow-at-risk
      • Impact of margin (collateral) on working capital
      • Capital adequacy framework
    • Risk adjusted performance measurement
    • Determining risk tolerance
  • Regulatory and legal compliance
    • Regulation of trading and market manipulation
      • Overview of regulatory organizations
      • Market manipulation defined
    • Dodd-Frank Act
      • Overview of the new regulatory regime
      • Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants
      • End user exemptions
      • Clearing, margining, reporting and credit risk issues
      • Implications of Dodd-Frank
  • Ethics
    • Definitions
    • Shades of gray
    • Organizational perceptions
    • Ethics in energy trading

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Mennta Energy Solutions, formerly The Oxford Princeton Programme, addresses the knowledge gaps of energy professionals throughout the world with innovative and proven training techniques – instructor-led and online. The effectiveness of the training can be measured by the over 100,000...


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