Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism

In recent times, the world has experienced a phenomenal growth of financial services and activities. This growth has led to increased cross border activities, with enhanced global financial intermediation. Unfortunately, this development has been accompanied by a spate of transnationally-organized crimes, including Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (ML/TF). Given the potential negative impact of AML/CFT infractions on the socioeconomic development of any economy, financial institutions are known to have significant roles to play in complying with these regulations and in developing appropriate mechanisms to tackle this menace, minimise negative impact, and restore confidence in the system. Also, best practice requires that financial institutions undergo periodic self-assessments of their compliance status to the AML/CFT regulations, in line with statutory guidelines and requirements, to bridge identified gaps, address inherent challenges, and avert likely consequences and sanctions. In furtherance to this and ensure compliance to statutory guidelines, organizations must understand these statutory requirements and upscale their institutional capacities to effectively and efficiently monitor and manage likely impact of non-compliance for a strong viable financial system, unsusceptible to internal and external threats.

Loan Portfolio Management

ending is the principal activity of most financial institutions. The loan Lportfolio is typically the largest asset and the predominate source of revenue. As such, it is one of the greatest source of risk to a financial institution's safety and soundness. Whether due to lax credit standard, poor portfolio risk management, or weakness in the economy, loan portfolio problem has historically been the major cause of bank losses and failure. Given the increasing magnitude of non-performing assets of Nigerian Financial Institutions and the implication of such assets on their net worth, this course is designed to enhance the analytical skills and the decision-making capabilities of managers charged with responsibility for managing risk assets.

Syndicated Lending Techniques & Management

With the establishment of the Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON), banks have been able to trade-off their toxic assets. This development has ensured that banks are able to finance significant big ticket projects via syndicated lending especially. To spread the risks associated with these kind of transactions, banks and borrowers alike, must be fully conversant with the techniques of syndicated lending, for effective loan request, as well as administration.

Trade-Based Money Laundering

The international trade system is subject to a wide range of risks and vulnerabilities that can be exploited by criminal organisations and terrorist financiers. This arises from the enormous volume of trade flows, the complexities associated with the use of multiple foreign exchange transactions and diverse trade financing arrangements; the commingling of legitimate and illicit funds; and the limited resources available to most customs agencies to detect suspicious trade transactions. If not well managed and mitigated, risks associated with trade financing have the potential to undermine financial systems, and the economy. This course has been designed to help staff of organisations and financial institutions equip themselves with the knowledge and skills required to effectively manage Trade Based Money laundering.

Effective Management of Branch Offices

The increasing demand for service convenience, constant expansion of service channels and rapid of branch networks, have become veritable tool for expanding market share. Given this development, organisations must deploy competent staff to manage branches, lest they discount the corporate brand and become burdensome loss leaders.

Market Risk Management

The global business environment is very dynamic and highly competitive. In the quest for generating higher returns, banks are increasingly being exposed to market risks. This risks if not well managed have the potential to negatively impact the earnings and sustainability of bank. This course provides a broad understanding of the frameworks that can be used by banks to identify, measure, report, and mitigate market risks.

Advanced Financial Statements Analysis

In a dynamic business environment, assessment of the quality of earnings reporting, conduct of credit and equity analysis, forecasting future financial performance, and assessing the impact on future enterprise value, are crucial for making sound financial decisions. This course has been designed to upscale the financial analysis skill of executives responsible for making financial decisions in the organisation.

Business Writing and Communication Skills

The ability to effectively communicate in writing is essential for professional success. Every Letter, email, report, and proposal written either detracts from or enhances an individual's professional identity and an organisation's brand image. In today's fast - paced and information- driven environment, there is pressure to achieve results quickly from every necessary skills to communicate ideas in a fashion that is clear, precise, concise and helps in achieving the desired business impact.

Cash Flow & Working Capital Management

highly competitive and dynamic business environment, effective Imanagement of cash flow is fundamental to the long-run viability of any business concern. A consistent long-term cash flow reflects the real value of a business. It is, therefore, important that the staff of organisation's are equipped with the knowledge and techniques to manage their company's cash flow effectively.

Achieving Excellence in Customer Services

To compete successfully in today's challenging environment, organizations need to create and sustain customers' loyalty by delivering remarkable and outstanding service. This course has been designed to equip participants with the requisite tools for delivering excellent customer service.