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  Issue 18 | Archive February 2014

RMI Trains Korea University’s Finance MBA Students on Credit Risk

From 20 to 24 January, RMI hosted a group of 22 Finance MBA students from Korea University Business School, who travelled to Singapore to attend the overseas module entitled ¡°Credit Risk¡±. This is the sixth time RMI has conducted a customized training program for the Finance MBA students at the Korea University, one of the country¡¯s oldest, largest and top-ranked universities.

For the one-week training program, RMI lined up faculty consisting of NUS professors and industry practitioners to teach relevant topics. The lecturers included Prof. Duan Jin-Chuan, RMI¡¯s Director and Cycle & Carriage Professor of Finance, RMI¡¯s Associate Professor Keshab Shrestha, Mr. Stan Ho, Global Chief Analyst at Universal Credit Rating Group, and Mr. Tham Ming Soong, RMI¡¯s Adjunct Professor and former Chief Risk Officer of UOB.

During the interactive sessions made up of classroom learning as well as hands-on exercises in the computer lab, students studied topics including economics and politics of credit ratings, credit rating models and applications, credit derivatives, credit portfolio management and credit risk management lifecycle and stress testing.

¡°Because of the nature of the subject matter, I thought the sessions could be very boring. However, the program¡¯s professors have delivered the sessions in such an impeccable and enriching way. I¡¯m pleasantly surprised,¡± shared one student. ¡°This is a very insightful and beneficial program for us to understand more about credit risk. I wish I could stay longer,¡± added another student.

Besides the intensive study, RMI also arranged for a guided tour for the students to visit the Gardens by the Bay and a welcome dinner where they tried Chilli Crab, the featured dish of Singapore for the first time, as well as mingled with the program¡¯s faculty.

¡°We are happy that the participants have benefited from our training program and enjoyed themselves,¡± said Dr. Oliver Chen, Deputy Director at RMI. ¡°RMI has a successful track record of offering various certification training programs, leveraging on its expertise in financial risk management. At RMI, we aim to offer cutting-edge training programs through both open courses and bespoke in-house programs,¡± he added.

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