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Basel III - Understanding the implications for Australian financial markets

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has released a raft of guidance known as 'Basel III' - but what is it? How is it being locally interpreted by APRA?

There's no question its ramifications are tremendous - banks are undergoing real structural change in their banking books and traded activities.

This workshop will discuss in detail the new capital and liquidity requirements, as well as examining the changes to measuring market and credit risk, and revisiting operational risk. It will then analyse the implications for risk management — what are these, who is affected and where? The course provides an ideal one-day study of a massive structural change.

TITLE: Basel III - Understanding the implications for Australian financial markets
CE: 6hrs
FEE: Member - $935.00 including GST
Non Member - $1,166.00 including GST
Sydney Oct 15, 2019
9:00am - 5:00pm

About the Speaker

Susan Campbell, Consultant, Argyll Financial & Treasury Consultants

Susan Campbell is a leading risk management expert with substantial experience in senior roles in the finance and corporate sectors. Susan worked for many years with major banks in Melbourne and London as a treasury advisor to Australian and international firms before a subsequent appointment to the role of the Treasurer for Sussan Corporation, a large Australian property and retail group. She has also held a senior lecturer position at RMIT University.

For the last 20 years Susan has run a successful consulting business, ARGYLL, specialising in treasury operations, transactional banking, risk management and internal controls. She also presents and writes for various professional bodies in Australia and overseas.

Susan is a non-executive director of Heritage Bank and Benetas Aged Care and serves on their risk committees. Her role at Heritage Bank, Australia’s largest member-owned bank, gives Susan direct experience and insight into the role of good risk management in financial institutions.

Who is it for?

This course will be of particular value and relevance to those seeking to build a working understanding of the impact Basel III is likely to have on their firm. It will be especially useful for those in non-treasury roles seeking to get a head-start on the likely changes to their current landscape. For example, operations staff/managers, support staff in trading rooms or buy-side, junior middle office, front office traders, accounting and finance teams, business process analysts within institutional banking, investment analysts/managers, internal auditors, IPV teams and product approval team members.

What will you learn?

By the end of this workshop, you should be able to:

  • identify the core objectives of Basel III reform and what it plans to improve
  • discuss the key initiatives contained in Basel III
  • describe its high-level impacts on your firm's risk management practices and those of your counterparties
  • consider the likely changes in your market and work practices.


Extremely knowledgeable presenter who encouraged group discussion.

Very interactive and lively discussion; experienced and relevant presenter.

I thought the case studies provided a good, practical element to the course.

A very strong presentation and depth of knowledge on the topic