ALM – Learning Roadmap

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The ALM – learning roadmap covers basic tools, concepts & capital adequacy requirements, reports and techniques. The ALM process is used to manage the business and financial objectives of an institution by assessing and evaluating assets and liabilities on its portfolio in an integrated manner. It is a continuous process involving the formulation, implementation, review and subsequent revision (if needed) of asset and liability management strategies to ensure that they are within the acceptable risk tolerance levels.

It primarily and traditionally addresses interest rate mismatch and liquidity risks through tools such as duration and convexity metrics, and value at risk based concepts such as Earnings at Risk and Market Value of Equity.

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What are the prerequisites?

Basic Tools

The Asset Liability Management guide begins by first reviewing some preliminary topics. These include:

ALM and Regulatory Environment

In addition to these prerequisite topics, the ALM – learning roadmap also reviews how the Asset Liability Management (ALM) process is addressed in the current regulatory environment for capital adequacy requirements. This includes the assessment of capital charge for market, interest rate mismatch and liquidity risks addressed as part of the ICAAP process and the liquidity risk regulations introduced in Basel III:

What topics are covered?

Once the pre-requisite topics and relevant regulatory environment have been covered, the ALM – learning roadmap delves into the course in two stages:

The first stage is a high level overview of ALM concepts and basic calculations covered in the “ALM training for Board & ALCO members” course.

The second stage is a detailed dive into the measurement methods and reports. These Asset Liability Management (ALM) measurement tools and applications include:

Risk Return

This is followed by a discussion of liquidity risk, liquidity ratios and analysis, liquidity limits and the liquidity contingency plan:

What are the additional topics I can read up on?

For a more detailed discussion on the liquidity risk management process you may also like to review the following posts:

Other topics related to the Asset Liability Management (ALM) process include:

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