The Certificate of Banking Asset and Liability Management (CertBALM®) has been developed over the last eighteen months by the UK’s Asset and Liability Management Association Limited (ALMA) and is accredited by the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT).  The CertBALM® has been designed to provide a benchmark qualification in bank and building society asset and liability management and be a stand-alone qualification which is recognised by the banking industry.  It is a Level 6 qualification – equivalent to finals year honours degree – and equates to 200 hours of learning over a period of 6 months.

accredited by the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) Accredited by the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT)

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Formed in 1992 as a trade association of asset & liability risk management practitioners in leading banks, building societies and other related companies the Association became a company limited by guarantee on 6 June 2014. The company began trading on 1 November 2014 when it took over the assets of the Association.

The Asset and Liability Management Association Limited

The company currently has participants from over 60 UK, Irish and international institutions. It continues to expand further into Europe with well developed links with AFGAP, a similar body in France.

The company’s primary aim is to provide education and promote awareness of asset and liability risk management issues. It does this through a series of courses, conferences and evening events. At these fora the Company seeks to promote and share best practice in related risk management techniques and approaches. The company provides a deliberately informal forum in which risk management professionals can network and discuss the issues facing the industry and their responses to these challenges. The company (and before it the Association) has fostered a culture of candour and openness to share views on areas as diverse as risk systems strategy, structuring of balance sheets to manage liquidity, credit and capital, experience in e-commerce and strategic business direction.

Understanding Bank Asset and Liability Management

All in all quality of course was very high and extremely relevant to my role. (Sept 2014

Overall a good course, highly informative and a very useful introduction to the subject for me being new to banking. I would definitely recommend this course to others and felt that it was a very worthwhile 3 days. (Sept 2015)

Overall good course. Would highly recommend to colleagues. Going away having learnt lots of new information. (Mar 2016)

Understanding Bank Asset and Liability Management
Managing the Group Balance Sheet

I thoroughly enjoyed the course. It is very relevant to our day to day duties and is taught by practitioners instead of out of touch academics. Nov 2014

I would definitely recommend this course. Given it is very interactive, course information sticks a lot better! And I can relate issues to real life scenarios. June 2015

Managing the Group Balance SheetComments from previous courses
Interest Rate Risk in the Banking Book

“Great course – would heartily recommend it to anyone new to Treasury, regardless of whether they are interest rate risk focussed in their role.”

“This was very interesting. As I work in a small bank much of this I would not see so to get a working insight was very useful.” July 2015

“Excellent approach to presentation; real-life examples, simple building tasks to build up increasing complex concepts.” Mar 2016

Interest Rate Risk in the Banking BookComments from Past Courses