Training: IRRBB – Interest rate risk in the banking book

This training is provided by MORS Software partner Bearning.

The implementation of the latest regulation on interest rate risk in the banking book – the IRRBB – has become a challenge for many banks. Compliance with the IRRBB requires a consistent measurement of interest rate risk and its subtypes (interest rate risk, yield curve risk, basis risk, optionality, and credit spread risk).


IRR mapping and measurement

  • Successful IRR measurement: FTP system and assignment, new benchmarks after cancellation of xIBOR fixings
  • IRR mapping principles: standard bank products, non-maturing deposits/assets (NMD/NMA), embedded optionality decomposition (floorlets/caplets) fixed income products (bonds, swaps, …), other derivatives
  • Refresher: duration, convexity, zero curve, PV01, scenario analysis, VaR, Expected shortfall – pros and cons
  • Understanding the different interest risk components; measuring IRRBB risk sub-types: IR gaps and level risk, yield curve, basis, and optionality, CSRBB

Regulatory requirements and best practices:

  • Overview of regulatory requirements for liquidity and interest rate risk management from Basel I to Basle III reforms
  • BCBS IRRBB standards and EU revised standards (EBA GL 2018/02)
  • Minimum standard for a compliant bank
  • Available regulatory metrics: EaR, EV, EVE, VaR
  • Effective interest risk management framework and dealing with the regulatory challenges

Balance sheet management and IRR hedging

  • Balance sheet management – design and implementation of hedging strategies
  • Financial market instruments for hedging of interest risks: swaps, bonds, futures options (Cap, Floor, Swaption)

Target group

  • Treasury and financial market experts
  • ALM, risk managers and risk controllers
  • Financial professionals and experts from related areas (audit, back-office, compliance ….)