Online Course: An Introduction to Credit Risk Management

TU Delft Open & Online Education

Program Description

Online Course: An Introduction to Credit Risk Management

TU Delft Open & Online Education

Imagine that you are a bank and the main part of your daily business is to lend money. Unfortunately, lending money is a risky business - there is no 100% guarantee that you will get all your money back. If the borrower defaults, you will face losses in your portfolio. Or, in a bit less extreme scenario, if the credit quality of your counterparty deteriorates according to some rating system, the loan will become riskier. These are typical situations in which credit risk manifests itself.

According to the Basel Accord, a global regulatory framework for financial institutions, credit risk is one of the three fundamental risks a bank or any other regulated financial institution has to face when operating in the markets (the two other risks being a market risk and operational risk). As the 2008 financial crisis has shown us, a correct understanding of credit risk and the ability to manage it are fundamental in today's world.

This course offers you an introduction to credit risk modeling and hedging. We will approach credit risk from the point of view of banks, but most of the tools and models we will overview can be beneficial at the corporate level as well.

At the end of the course, you will be able to understand and correctly use the basic tools of credit risk management, both from a theoretical and, most of all, a practical point of view. This will be a quite unconventional course. For each methodology, we will analyze its strengths as well as its weaknesses. We will do this in a rigorous way, but also with fun: there is no need to be boring.


What you'll learn

  • The definition and the implications of credit risk for banks and other financial institutions
  • The most recent risk regulations for banks: Basel II and Basel III
  • How to critically use basic measures of risk like Value-at-Risk and Expected Shortfall: computation and interpretation
  • The definition and the use of credit ratings
  • How to define the probability of default of a counterparty
  • Important credit risk models like Merton's model, the Moody's KMV model, CreditMetrics™ and Credit Risk Plus™
  • The basics of Credit Default Swaps (CDS)
  • What stress-testing is and why it is useful
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated December 10, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Online
Start Date
Start date
Open Enrollment
Duration
Duration
7 weeks
Part time
Price
Price
Free
Information
Deadline
July 31, 2019
Locations
Netherlands - Netherlands Online
Start date : Open Enrollment
Application deadline July 31, 2019
End date Request Info
Dates
Open Enrollment
Netherlands - Netherlands Online
Application deadline July 31, 2019
End date Request Info