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Risk in Focus: Credit Risk

AFMA's Risk in Focus - Credit Risk explores the nature and incidence of one of the key focus areas of risk management. This workshop is designed for individuals who have already established their understanding of risk management fundamentals, but now need targeted, practical training and experience in this key area.

This course introduces the concepts of credit risk, defines the main terminology, explains the measurement and management of this risk, analyses what constitutes best practice and examines linkages with other key financial risks throughout the deal cycle.

TITLE: Risk in Focus: Credit Risk
CE: 6hrs
FEE: Member - $825.00 including GST
Non Member - $1,034.00 including GST
Sydney Sep 16, 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 workshop is ideal for individuals working in financial services organisations who need a fundamental understanding of the cause and nature of credit risk in financial markets. After attending the workshop, you should be able to relate the information you have learned back to you own workplace, with greater understanding of responsibilities and risks associated with your role. The workshop assumes that attendees have basic pre-existing knowledge of financial markets and risk management.

What will you learn?

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

  • why credit risk is significant — recent case studies
  • why the financial sector is different — crisis scenarios
  • linkages with other core risk areas and what this could mean for your business
  • quantification techniques and other analytical tools
  • identifying credit risk in your firm
  • measurement, management and governance — in theory and in practice
  • using credit derivatives to manage credit risk
  • regulatory interest and current developments in this area


Very well structured and communicated.

Great course with 'real' examples. Highly recommended.

This was made very easy to understand and impressive.

Some good ideas and concepts to develop further in our measurement of risk.