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2014 Schools for Foreign Banking Supervisors

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is very pleased to distribute its 2014 training sessions available to Foreign Banking Supervisors.
ClassDate
Problem Bank SupervisionJune 9 – 13, 2014
Operational RiskJune 23 – June 27, 2014
Anti Money Laundering/Terrorist FinancingJuly 21 - 25, 2014

The OCC would like to invite representatives from your banking supervisory organization to attend any of the schools scheduled for 2014. We are limiting the number of participants for each session to 30, as the courses are designed to be interactive and to encourage discussion and the exchange of ideas. We invite you to nominate up to two (2) individuals from your respective organization per session, as this will encourage diversity among the students and provide insight on varied supervisory perspectives. Depending on availability, additional slots can be made available on a case by case basis. The courses are instructed in English only; therefore, both verbal and written communication skills in English are required. It is also important to stress that all available slots will be filled on a first come first serve basis.    

Cost

There is an enrollment fee of $200.00 per participant for attending a school. In addition, all participants are responsible for their own travel and hotel reservations.  

Class Location

The week-long training sessions will be held at the OCC’s Headquarters located at 400 7th Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20024

Lodging

Each participant is required to make their own hotel reservations and travel plans. We will provide the participants with a list of hotels in the area when we send them the confirmation receipt of their enrollment.

Dress Code

Proper dress for the school is business casual–dress slacks/pants (jacket and tie is not required) and an appropriate shirt or top. Very casual attire, such as jeans, shorts, tank tops, t-shirts, or sneakers, should not be worn.

How to Enroll

If your banking supervisory organization would like to send a representative, please respond by sending an e-mail to maria.arevalocumbie@occ.treas.gov or IBS@occ.treas.gov and provide the following information:  

  • Identify School
  • Banking Agency Name
  • Participant's Name
  • Participant's Telephone Number
  • Participant's Fax Number, and
  • Participant's E-Mail Address

Or by faxing the attached Enrollment Form to Maria Arevalo Cumbie: 571-293-4340

Attachments:

Course Descriptions:

  • Problem Bank Supervision
  • Operational Risk
  • Anti Money Laundering

Course Description  
Problem Bank Supervision
June 9 - 13, 2014

Audience:Examiners who have experience as an Examiner-in-Charge of banks, or examiners with problem bank examination experience, or examiners with onsite and offsite examination experience who will likely deal with problem banks. Bank attorneys may also wish to attend to understand the enforcement actions and bank resolution options used by OCC. This course places primary emphasis on on-site examination work. Class participants will work in teams on a case study.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion, a participant should be able to:

  • Recognize emerging problems in banks
  • Identify appropriate supervisory strategies and enforcement remedies available for supervising banks
  • Determine resolution alternatives

Course Topics:

  • Identification of Root Causes & Appropriate Solutions
  • Supervisory Approach
  • Enforcement Actions Against Individuals
  • Bank Enforcement Actions
  • Determine Compliance with Enforcement Actions
  • Communication with Banks
  • Prompt Corrective Action
  • Bank Resolution Options
  • Bank Closings

Pre-Course Reading Materials:

PPM 5000-7 (REV) Civil Money Penalties; PPM 5310-3 (REV) Enforcement Action Policy; and Banking Circular 268 - Prompt Corrective Action (will be provided after enrollment with the invitation letter)

Class Location:

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Constitution Center – 400 7th Street SW
Washington, D.C. 20024

Cost:

The cost for attending this session is $200 per participant
At the completion of the school, the OCC will send an invoice and instructions for making the payment.  

Lodging:

Participants are responsible for making their own travel and hotel arrangements.

Course Description  
Operational Risk School
June 23 – June 27, 2014

Description of the Training:

The course is intended to increase your understanding of operational risk management using the Advanced Measurement Approach for Operational Risk (AMA).  The training will also include modules on the Basic Indicator and Standardized approaches. It will cover the tools used for operational risk management, and discuss some of the challenges that may exist in differing jurisdictions.

Audience:

This course is targeted for examiners who have or will have experience and exposure to AMA in the large bank setting or who may be introduced to more advanced risk management practices in an institution using the Basic Indicator or Standardized Approaches. It is also appropriate for examiners that may review Operational Risk in a Large Bank setting, but have not had more advanced training.  

Course Objectives:

  • Address the qualitative aspects of AMA (Governance and Data).
  • Assess appropriate risk management structures at the corporate and line of business level; including detailed discussions on the identification, management, measurement and control of operational risk.
  • Discuss the four data elements (Internal Data, External Data, Scenario Analysis and Business Environment and Internal Controls) for risk management purposes.
  • Provide an overview of the Basic Indicator and Standardized Approaches.
  • Discuss the quantitative aspects of AMA (statistical modeling), including the data element inputs to the model.
  • Outline the many aspects of selecting, building, validating and verifying the quantitative model appropriate to an operational risk examiner.

Course Topics (Effective Supervision and Topical Discussion of these Areas):

  • Introduction
  • Background On Basel II And Operational Risk
  • Operational Risk Governance
    • Corporate Risk Management
    • Line Of Business Risk Management
  • Data Elements
    • Internal Data
    • External Data
    • Scenario Analysis
    • Business Environment & Internal Control Factors (Including KRIS, RCSAS, etc.)
  • Basic Indicator And Standardized Approaches
  • Quantification Basics, Practices And Issues
  • Audit, Verification And Validation
  • Current Issues

Class Location:

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Constitution Center – 400 7th Street SW
Washington, D.C. 20024

Cost:

The cost for attending this session is $200 per participant
At the completion of the school, the OCC will send an invoice and instructions for making the payment.

Lodging:

Participants are responsible for making their own travel and hotel arrangements.

Course Description  
Anti-Money Laundering School
July 21 – 25, 2014

Audience:

The objective of the school is to increase the banking supervisor’s knowledge of money laundering and how it is perpetrated. The school is designed for field examiners and supervisors with 5-10 years of experience and provides an overview of anti-money laundering examination techniques, tools, and case studies. The school is patterned after a similar school the OCC gives to our own examiners, with modifications to make the school relevant to non-US banking supervisors.  

Course Objectives:

  • Recognize the potential money-laundering risks confronting financial institutions
  • Assess the adequacy of financial institution policies, procedures and practices in complying with Anti-Money Laundering programs
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of international initiatives and significant trends related to anti-money laundering

Course Topics:

  • Introduction And Overview
  • The U.S. Experience And Regulatory Requirements
  • Customer Due Diligence/Know Your Customer
  • Examinations
  • High Risk Areas:
    • Non-Bank Financial Institutions
    • Electronic Payments
    • Foreign Correspondent Banking
    • Private Banking Relations
  • Terrorism Financing
  • Suspicious Activity Reporting
  • Utility Of Suspicious Activity Reporting
  • Financial Intelligence Units

Class Location:

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Constitution Center – 400 7th Street SW
Washington, D.C. 20024

Cost:

The cost for attending this session is $200 per participant
At the completion of the school, the OCC will send an invoice and instructions for making the payment.

Lodging:

Participants are responsible for making their own travel and hotel arrangements.