With the increasing complexity of financial services in an ever-changing regulatory environment, risk management has become more important than ever before. Effective risk management today is a necessity not only for banks, but also for diverse players across the fund industry. ALRiM, the Luxembourg association of risk management professionals, and the IFBL have therefore developed a certified training programme in risk management.
By taking the training courses described on these pages and passing the corresponding exams, candidates will receive the certificate Risk Management Specialist, which will be issued jointly by ALRiM and the IFBL.
Structure and contents
To obtain the Risk Management Specialist certificate, candidates must complete a total of 11 days of risk management training and pass the exam for each course taken. Candidates will have a choice of specialising in banking or the investment fund industry. The following courses are required for the Risk Management Specialist certificate:
Specialisation courses (choose one of the following orientations)
Risk Management Specialist - orientation Banking:
Risk Management Specialist - orientation Fund Industry:
Audience and objectives
The target audience for the certified programme is not only risk managers, but also professionals and managers from other areas of financial services who want to acquire a solid understanding of risk management. For current and future risk managers, the ALRiM/IFBL programme can serve as a good preparation for an international risk management certification, such as the GARP Financial Risk Manager (FRM) programme.
To obtain the Risk Management Specialist certificate, candidates must complete a total of 11 days of risk management training and pass the exam for each course taken. Candidates will have a choice of specialising in banking or the investment fund industry, as set out under "Structure and contents".
Dates and registration fees
|Course and number of hours||Dates 2013||Price (*)|
|M1 Fundamentals of Risk Management (8 hours)||15.03 – 07.10.2013||EUR 195 (+3% VAT)|
|M1 Risques financiers (8 hours)||04.03 – 25.09.2013||EUR 195 (+3% VAT)|
M2 Market Risk (16 hours)
|19 & 20.03 – 14 & 15.10.2013||EUR 505 (+3% VAT)|
|M2 Credit/Counterparty Risk (16 hours)||10 & 11.04 – 04 & 05.11.2013||EUR 505 (+3% VAT)|
|M2 Operational Risk (16 hours)||22 & 23.04 – 13 & 14.11.2013||EUR 505 (+3% VAT)|
|M3 Asset and Liability Management (16 hours)||11 & 12.07.2013||EUR 635 (+3% VAT)|
|M3 Liquidity Risk for Banks (16 hours)||20 & 21.06.2013||EUR 635 (+3% VAT)|
|M3 Risk in Investment Funds (16 hours)||04 & 05.06 – 21 & 22.11.2013||EUR 635 (+3% VAT)|
|M3 Liquidity Risk for Funds (16 hours)||13 & 14.05.2013||EUR 635 (+3% VAT)|
|Exam session M1||to be selected (every Tuesday and last Thursday of each month)||EUR 40 (+3% VAT)|
|Exam session M2 / M3||to be selected (every Tuesday and last Thursday of each month)||EUR 45 (+3% VAT)|
(*) IFBL member companies as well as ALRiM members automatically benefit from a 20% discount under the provision that the membership is clearly stated on the registration form. The IFBL reserves the right to require a proof.
The courses take place at the Training Center of LSC/IFBL, in the premisses of the Chamber of Commerce in Luxembourg. Adress: 7, rue Alcide de Gasperi L-1615 Luxembourg
Sauf cas exceptionnels, les cours de l’IFBL ont lieu au:
Centre de Formation IFBL/Chambre de Commerce.
7, rue Alcide de Gasperi
Gare - Kirchberg et Kirchberg - Gare:
lignes 1 et 16: arrêt "Erasme / d'Coque" sur l'avenue John F. Kennedy ou ligne 18: arrêt "Jean Monnet" (bd K. Adenauer)
Centre - Kirchberg:
lignes 7, 12 et 13: arrêt "Léon Hengen" dans la rue Erasme;
Kirchberg - Centre:
lignes 12: arrêt "Léon Hengen" dans la rue Erasme ou lignes 7, 13 arrêt "Jean Monnet" (bd K. Adenauer)
La Chambre de Commerce dispose d’une cantine, ouverte au public. D’autres possibilités de restauration sont, entre autres, offertes à la Coque, au Novotel, à la Philharmonie, etc.
Registration and contacts
To register for this training, please take the following steps:
1) download the registration form included in the onformation plyser on this page, and fill it in
Registrations on a private basis:
If your registration is accepted, IFBL will send the invoice to your address. Your registration will be final upon receipt of the registration fees by IFBL.
Registrations on a professional basis (via your employer):
The IFBL will send the invoice to your employer
2) send the form back to IFBL
- by fax: (+352) 46 50 19
- by mail: B.P. 13, L-2010 Luxembourg
- by e-mail: scan form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to register for separate modules, please click on the modules listed under “Structure and contents”.
Applications for the complete programme have to be submitted at the latest 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course.
Conditions for cancellation
Regarding our cancellation policy, please read our General Conditions or refer to the FAQ.
Contact the Institute
For further questions related to this training programme, please contact our Customer Service by e-mail (email@example.com) or by phone (46 50 16-1).