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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

International Training & Assistance (ITA)
for Bank Supervisors

Liquidity Risk Management SeminarFederal Reserve System Courses

Type of Participant Targeted

The Liquidity Risk Management Seminar is designed to prepare market and liquidity risk bank examiners to assess and evaluate the liquidity risk management practices of financial institutions.


Participants should have a general understanding of the background of liquidity risk. Participants are also strongly encouraged to review the pre-course material.

Course Overview

This one-week seminar will provide an in-depth exposure to liquidity-risk management concepts and methodologies, such as cash flow modeling, stress testing, and international regulatory requirements. The topics covered will enable participants to identify and assess liquidity-risk issues present at most financial institutions, including funding vulnerabilities, asset liquidity value, roll-over risk, funding liquidity risk, market-based liquidity risk, intraday liquidity risk, and contingent liquidity risk. This program will include case study work to illustrate and reinforce the concepts presented in the lectures.

Course Objectives

This program is designed to familiarize the participants with the current issues in liquidity-risk management, including

  • Commercial Bank Liquidity Risk Management

    • Collateral management
    • Liquidity cash flow modeling
    • Contingency funding plans
    • Stress testing
    • Intraday liquidity risk
    • Liquidity transfer pricing
    • Stability characteristics of deposits and wholesale liabilities
    • Liquidity risk arising from off-balance sheet activities
    • Liquidity issues related to repurchase agreements, covered bonds, and securitization
  • Liquidity Risk in Nonbank Financial Market Intermediaries

    • Potential impact on commercial banks
    • Potential impacts on financial markets

In addition, the course will address the ramifications of new developments in supervision and regulation, such as

  • Liquidity requirements contained in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, with a focus on requirements for foreign banking entities operating in the United States
  • Basel III: standards for liquidity risk management and quantitative liquidity measures (the LCR and NSFR)

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Last update: February 7, 2014