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Analysing Banks Financial Statements



28 - 31 Oct, 2014  4 days

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The global financial crisis, the collapse of major financial institutions and an unprecedented volatility in the credit and financial markets have highlighted the importance of bank balance sheet analysis. This course provides professionals and managers who are involved in the accounting, controlling or analysis of financial statements of banks, a comprehensive overview of the most important trends and developments in banking reporting.

The course covers the latest developments in accounting and IFRS, as well as the key issues of valuing  financial assets and liabilities, loans, derivatives and hedges, with a particular emphasis on Basel III equity requirements.

The methodologies of book accounting and fair value principle are explained. The key value drivers for banks are highlighted and transformed in valuation methodologies for financial institutions.

Summary of Course Content

  • Analyse the P/L margin and trading income
  • Identify the most important performance ratios
  • Understand the impact of IFRS accounting
  • Forecast provisions for the different asset classes
  • Apply balance sheet analysis with fair value and accrued income accounting
  • Understand the new equity rules under Basel III
  • Use derivative and hedge accounting
  • Assess the liquidity of your institution and calculate the new liquidity ratios


The course is taught through lectures, case studies, practical exercises and class room discussions, using real life case studies and examples to develop delegates' understanding of all aspects of wholesale, retail and asset management banking valuation.

You will learn to apply various methodologies of valuing banks, the ability to understand their results and their application to real life situations.

Who should attend?

  • Analysts in banks, investment funds or private equity houses
  • M&A and advisory specialists active in the banking industry
  • Portfolio managers and investment analysts
  • Managers in the accounting, controlling and finance departments in banks
  • Professionals in accounting, consultancy and law firms
4-5 Star Hotel in Singapore, Singapore Oct 28 - 31 Oct, 2014

+852 2520 1481

The Course Director is an executive with over 25 years’ experience in banking and consultancy; he is a former member of the executive boards of ING Europe, BHF- BANK and Bayerische Vereinsbank in New York. He was responsible for managing large banking networks, corporate finance and investment banking activities geared towards small and medium sized companies