The Global Standard in Credit Analyst

Oxford Management Centre

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  • 5 days
  • online

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Who should attend

This OXFORD training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Professionals who wish to improve their knowledge of Techniques to Evaluate & Mitigate Credit Risk
  • Supervisors or line managers with responsible for Credit Risk management
  • Those whose role exposes their company to financial risks e.g. liquidity risk, credit risk, interest rate risk or exchange rate risk
  • Managers and financial decision makers, whose techniques of decision making and risk analysis will be improved through attendance
  • Professionals acting upon the financial decisions of others, who will gain an appreciation for decision making thereby ensuring shared values within the organization

About the course

The world financial crisis clearly highlights the need for greater awareness of credit risk and improved credit risk evaluation techniques. Not only can poor credit analysis lead to the downfall of banks but more alarmingly to the downfall of the economy. In addition the impact of events such as Coronavirus demonstrate just how volatile markets can be and what an important role banks play in financing the economy.

This OXFORD training course on Global Standard in Credit Analysis will help the delegates to enhance their skills and knowledge to analyse company performance via an examination of financial statements, business plans and market/economic indicators in order to manage credit risk and develop credit risk models based on sound international risk management policies. Hence minimising risk to ensure sustained profitability and maximise returns.

This OXFORD training course will highlight:

  • The Credit Risk Environment
  • Methods of Finance and Associated Risks
  • How to Evaluate Credit Risk
  • How to Develop or Use Financial Models to Evaluate Risk
  • How to manage and Control a Credit Portfolio


At the end of this OXFORD training course, you will learn to:

  • Analyse Credit Risk to meet Stress Tests and International Standards
  • How to Evaluate Financial Statements & Business Plans
  • Develop Computer Based Models to Evaluate and Price for Credit Risk
  • How to Mitigate Risk using Collateral and a Risk Based Approach
  • How to effectively manage your Credit Portfolio

Training Methodology

Participants to this training course will receive a thorough training on the subjects covered by the course outline with the tutor utilising a variety of proven adult learning teaching and facilitation techniques. Training methodology includes Credit Risk Case Studies, Role Play and Group Discussions analysing and evaluating the key issues facing Bank’s today.

The Global Standard in Credit Analysis training course is highly participatory ensuring that delegates leave with new skills to benefit their personal and organizational development.

Organisational Impact

The organisation will benefit greatly from their employees participation.

  • Reduce Credit Risk & Market Risk – via a better understanding of forecasting and financial analysis techniques and the development of credit risk models
  • Increase income
  • Developing credit risk models able to assess risk quicker and thereby increase customer response leading to an improved service attracting more customers
  • The identification and sale of derivative products aimed at reduced the customers exposure to risk which will therefore also reduce the bank’s exposure to risk
  • Reduce costs and bad debts via the use of credit and valuation models
  • Increase profit
  • Ensure legal compliance
  • Gain knowledge and skills for the benefit of the entire organization

Personal Impact

The OXFORD training course will be of personal benefit to delegates by providing you with:

  • Skills and knowledge to further your professional career
  • The latest tools and techniques to assist you in your role
  • An ability to make more informed decisions aimed at reducing risk, increasing income and reducing costs
  • Increased skills and improved decision making to increase your importance to your organization.
  • An ability to liaise effectively with other departments and colleagues regarding current practices and issues affecting the banking sector
  • A greater understanding or your role and the major issues affecting it

Course Outline

Day 1

The Credit Risk Environment

  • Sources of Credit Risk
  • The Risk Return Trade Off
  • External Factors – Coronavirus, Interest Rates, Inflation, Recession, Exchange Rates, Oil Prices Etc
  • Establishing a Credit Risk Strategy & Implementing Credit Limits
  • Operating under a sound Credit Policies
  • Concentration Risk & Exposure Limits – Establishing a Diverse Credit Portfolio & Aggregate Group Position

Day 2

Methods of Finance & Associated Risk

  • Evaluating the Need for Finance
  • Methods of Finance
  • Asset Finance
  • Working Capital Finance
  • Improving & Evaluating the Cash Flow Cycle
  • International Trade Finance: Letters of Credit, Bonds & Country Risk

Day 3

Evaluating Credit Risk

  • Business & Industry Analysis - Evaluating Business Plans & Businesses
  • Evaluating Financial Statements
  • Financial Ratio Analysis to evaluate Profitability, Liquidity, Operations and Leverage
  • Distress Models – identifying companies in danger of liquidation
  • The use of RAROC (Risk Adjusted Return on Capital) in Credit Decision
  • Stress Testing Credit – assessing the impact of changing market & economic conditions

Day 4

Modelling Credit Analysis & Price

  • Internal Credit Rating Systems
  • Credit Risk Modelling – Credit Scoring; Distress Models & Value at Risk Models
  • Risk Based Pricing – rates and fees
  • Computer Based Models to Evaluate and Price for Credit Risk
  • Bond Rating & Credit Risk/ Value at Risk Modelling
  • Pricing for Risk and Basle/Regulations

Day 5

Managing Credit Risk - from Credit Agreements to Debt Recovery

  • Facility Structuring; Credit Agreements & Covenants
  • Monitoring & Controlling Credit – the Early Warning Signs and Dealing with Potential Bad Debts
  • Credit Insurance
  • Collateral – from taking to realizing
  • Credit Derivatives – CDS & CDO’s - learning lessons from the past
  • Re-financing, Funding Recovery & Re-structuring of Debt


Successful participants will receive OXFORD's certificate on completion. CPE units (and other corresponding units) will be awarded appropriately.

The Global Standard in Credit Analyst at Oxford Management Centre

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