Risk governance, capital markets featured in two workshops next month in Dallas

Risk governance and capital markets are topics of focus for two workshops set late next month in Dallas by the regulator of national banks.

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) said the workshops, set for Oct 24 and 25, are for directors, senior management, and other key executives of national community banks and federal savings associations.

The Oct. 24 event will be on improving effectiveness in risk governance; it will combine lectures, discussion, and exercises to provide practical information for participants to effectively identify, measure, monitor, and control risk, the OCC said. It also emphasizes the OCC’s approach to risk-based supervision and major risks in the financial industry, the agency said.

The workshop on keeping current in capital markets – which runs for only half a day on Oct 25 – is aimed at helping bank leadership better understand balance sheet management risks such as interest rate risk, liquidity risk, and risks associated with the investment portfolio, the OCC said. The workshop will also discuss quantifying balance sheet risk related to assets and liabilities.

The Oct. 24 workshop costs $99 to attend, which includes course materials, supervisory materials, and lunch, the agency said. The Oct. 25 workshop, since it’s only a half day, costs $49 – but that fee is waived for participants who also attend the previous day’s event.

OCC Hosts Risk Governance and Capital Markets Workshops in Dallas