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  Issue 14 | Archive Feb 2013

RMI Holds Two MFE Program Admission Briefings

RMI’s MFE team hosted two briefings, one on 20 November 2012 and the other on 29 January 2013. The first was held on-campus and the second in Singapore’s CBD. Prof Andrew Lim, MFE Program Director, gave a comprehensive presentation on the program. He spoke about the purpose of the program, its curriculum structure and the student profiles. Recent alumni Alicia Ling (MAS), Chin Kah Shin (UOB), Keri Neo (SGX) and Nicholas Zhou (CapitaLand) shared with the audience on their MFE experiences. Charles Brown (Math Finance Asia) gave an overview of what he lectures on and the relevance of the material to those working in the financial industry. Nearly 80 potential candidates, comprising of final-year undergraduates, financial industry professionals and working adults seeking to upgrade themselves attended the events. For the first time, a webcast of the first briefing session was made available to those who were unable to attend in person.

Applications for the August 2013 intake are accepted from now till 15 March 2013. More details are available at http://www.rmi.nus.edu.sg/mfe

RMI Runs Workshop in Basel III and Liquidity Management

RMI conducted a two-day workshop in Basel III and Liquidity Management from 28 to 29 November 2012. With the implementation of the Basel III Accord on the agenda and its implications on liquidity management, this workshop aimed to equip the participants with practical knowledge and skills that can be brought back to their daily work. Thus, three leading industry practitioners were invited to teach the workshop: Frankie Phua, Executive Director and Head of Credit & Country Risk Management Division at UOB covered the implementation of Basel III and economic capital, while Jem Clark, Managing Director, Head of Balance Sheet Risk Methodology and Steve Smallsman, Senior Manager, Balance Sheet Risk Methodology, Group Market Risk, both at the Standard Chartered Bank shared with participants their insights on liquidity management.

Close to 20 participants, mostly from the financial industry, attended the workshop and found the program both practical and relevant to their work. During the two days, they discussed topics including an overview and concepts in Basel III, liquidity risk management and transfer pricing, and various type of modelling applied to finance and liquidity. “The course is very good and relevant with a practitioner perspective,” noted one participant.

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