Understanding the Roles and Responsibilities of Asset-Liability Committees (ALCO) and Asset-Liability Management

The Asset-Liability Committee (ALCO) provides important oversight and governance of the balance sheet of any financial institution and is an integral part of its risk management framework. ALCOs may at times be dysfunctional due to the underperformance of its members arising from weaknesses in the understanding of their roles and responsibilities.

This program provides an overview of the ALCO’s roles and responsibilities in managing the funding and liquidity of the financial institution as well as its management of the market risk of the accrual portfolio and in capital management. The program also provides insights on how to constitute an ALCO, structure its constitution and set its agenda for effective risk management.

The program will also look at banking crises including the recent Silicon Valley Bank failure and its impact on asset-liability management.

At the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Have a good overview of the Asset-Liability Management Framework, ALCOs and the hierarchy of ALCOs;
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of ALCO;
  • Have deeper insight into the management of capital, funding and liquidity; as well as market risk of non-trading (accrual) portfolio including Funds Transfer Pricing (FTP);
  • Understand the constitution of ALCOs and how to set up an ALCO;
  • Have a good overview of the ALCO agenda.

Who Should Attend?

  • Board of Directors of banks
  • Members of Bank Board Risk Management Committees
  • Anyone who might find this program helpful.

Philip Tan Puay Koon is a Professional Board Director and Treasury Training Consultant with close to four decades of experience in Banking and Finance and more than 15 years of experience in Board Governance and Oversight.

Philip has served in various regional and local leadership roles as a Managing Director in Citigroup. He was a mid-career hire at Citibank Berhad, Malaysia where he served as Financial Markets Head and Country Treasurer of Citibank Berhad as well as Director of Citibank (L) Limited. In 2001, Philip joined the Citigroup Regional Office in Singapore as Director of Asia-Pacific Risk Treasury before being appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Asia-Pacific Emerging Market (EM) Sales & Trading Business Group of Citibank NA in 2004.


FIDE ELECTIVE: Understanding the Roles and Responsibilities of Asset-Liability Committees (ALCO) and Asset-Liability Management

August 1 & 2

9.00am – 5.00pm

Changes to the delivery mode for ASB ICLIF Executive Education courses may be made in accordance with government policies

Program Fee

RM 5,000

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