Role of Bank Treasury

Role of Bank Treasury

By the end of this video you will be able to evaluate the role of the treasury or ALM function and understand how it is described as “the bank within the bank”, alongside analysing the importance of asset and liability management in optimising the balance between risk and return. Finally, we will compare and contrast different organisational models of the treasury function
Overview

This video considers the central role of a Treasury or ALM function in prudently managing a bank’s balance sheet whilst supporting management of financial returns.

Key learning objectives:

  • Evaluate the role of the bank treasury or ALM function

  • Discuss how the function can be considered as “the bank within the bank”

  • Compare and contrast different organisational models that can be applied to the treasury function.

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Chris Blake

Chris Blake

Chris Blake holds a degree in Economics and Government from the London School of Economics. He is responsible for helping HSBC professionals understand balance sheet risk and return. He has previously worked as a risk specialist in ALM for the FSA. Prior to that, he worked as a money market and interest rate derivatives trader for Investec. Chris is also the Co-chair and Education Director of the UK Asset and Liability Management Association.

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