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Certified Risk Specialist

This program is designed to offer best practice techniques in Risk Management, through case studies and exercises.


Price: €1500

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Self study and virtual classes


Approx. 60 hours to complete





Introduction to the class

How it works?

This program is designed to offer best practice techniques in Risk Management. Through case studies and exercises, delegates will learn and develop the key skills required to identify critical risk elements in banking. In addition, they will be exposed to the advanced methods for mitigating and managing such risks and how to use these within their working environment.

This course includes:

  • 10 hour of virtual meetings with the instructor

  • 50 hours of self study including articles and video presentations

  • Full lifetime access to learning material

  • Certificate of achievement

Virtual classes take place on Hapeiron, an Interfima e-learning platform.

  1. Enroll to the class from this page

  2. After enrollment you'll receive a registration link to access the platform 

  3. Complete all live classes and learning material

  4. Take the examination online

  5. Pass the exam and get your certification

Do you want this class in-house?

We can deliver this class in-house for your organization's employees.

About this Professional Certificate 

Pass the exam at the end of the course and earn a market focused certification. The designation is featured on FINRA's website. Interfima is a MENJE accredited vocational organization in Luxembourg.

Skill you will gain

Risk management

Risk Analysis

Risk assessment

Risk mitigation


The training is conducted by either Roy or Stanley depending on your needs. Check their profile by clicking on their name.



  • Three years experience in the financial services industry either/or an undergraduate or graduate degree in Finance, Economics, Business or Law from an accredited university, college or school

  • Continuous Education: 3 hours of related financial training every year


  • Passing Grade 70%

  • Multiple choice questions and / or essay type questions

  • One (1) hour duration

What you will learn

An Introduction to Risk Management

  • What is risk and why worry about it?

  • What are the key risk types?

  • The evolution if risk management thinking

  • Risk principles

  • Overview of current and future risk management issues

  • Enterprise-wide risk management

  • Integrated and holistic risk management principles

  • Application and implementation within an organization

  • The risk culture versus the risk process

Tools for Identification and Management

  • Value at Risk (VaR) – calculation and use

  • The concept of hedging

  • Use of synthetics and markets

  • Portfolio management as a risk tool

  • Street testing

  • Risk models discussion and overview

Strategic Risk Management

  • The families of risk

  • Strategic versus operational, versus tactical risk

  • Understanding and applying risk management within your organization

Risk Linkages And Value Added

  • Broad corporate, enterprise and market risk factors that impact operations, governance and compliance requirements

  • Business continuity management

  • Quality management

  • Corporate governance

  • Compliance

Risk Exposures and Major Categories

  • Categories of Risk

  • Market risk management and market influences

  • Liquidity and volatility

  • Interest rates

  • Foreign exchange

  • Operational risk

  • Liquidity risk

  • Solvency risk

Operational Risk Management

  • Basel and the development of operational risk

  • The three pillars of management

  • Capital allocation for operational risk management techniques

  • Capital allocation models

  • Monitoring operational risk

  • Quantifying operational risk

  • Data issues and knowledge management

Political and Sovereign Risk

  • What are these risks and how do they manifest?

  • Why monitor this risk?

  • Measuring political and sovereign risk

  • Practical effects of political and sovereign risk

  • International implication of risk management

Identifying and Implementing Risk Standards

  • Risk, reward and regret

  • The gulf between data and wisdom

  • Review of world standards – Australia, UK, Europe, USA, and other global standards

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