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Corporate Financial Risk Management

Course Name Corporate Financial Risk Management
Advanced Module: Diploma Program in Corporate Finance
Schedule April 27, 2019 - May 11, 2019


9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Price: Php 19,500

Every business is exposed to risk. Oftentimes, risk-averse individuals shun the very idea of going into business because of it. Managers tend to shirk risky but potentially beneficial new investments/projects for fear that if these fail, they might lose their jobs.
Risk is multidimensional, affecting almost every aspect of a business endeavor: financial, operational, environmental as well as regulatory, among others. Having the proper tools to deal with these risks can conserve resources and avert financial hardship.

This no-frills, no-nonsense module familiarizes the participants with the strategies and products used to manage a broad spectrum of corporate financial risks, from volatile interest and currency rates, unstable commodity prices to fickle government monetary policies. It first presents the basic contracts used to manage the risks, then proceeds to unveil an arsenal of risk management techniques and strategies, analyzing the benefits and limitations of each, and detailing their practical business applications. Through a series of exercises and examples, participants gain a useful experience structuring hedges and reducing their financial risk exposure.


Successful completion of this module enables the participants to:

1.    Recognize the importance of implementing corporate
          financial risk management techniques and strategies;
2.    Discuss the four basic derivatives building blocks:
          options, forwards, futures and swaps;
3.    Understand how derivative instruments/transactions are used to
          mitigate specific risks;
4.    Use quoting conventions for various short- and long-term
           securities and risk management products;
5.    Explore arbitrage and currency management opportunities;
6.    Apply innovative interest rate swap variations for
           specific needs; and
7.    Use the Black-Scholes option pricing model (OPM) to value call or
           put options as well as warrants.

Who should attend

This module is highly recommended for corporate risk officers, business professionals and consultants, and other finance practitioners involved, one way or another, in implementing and/or providing practical and expert advice/guidance in the use of the latest financial risk management tools. Those familiar with or have adequate working knowledge of basic business mathematics and statistics will find this module most meaningful and beneficial.


The module, which employs lectures, interactive discussions, case studies and practical application exercises, covers the following areas:

  •     Financial risk management: an overview and introduction
  •     Taxonomy of risks
  •     Basic contracts and their markets
  •     Hedging instruments: types, descriptions, pricing, trading
  •     Structuring the hedge: issues, factors, mechanics
  •     Implementing the hedge: the decision, dealing and credit
  •     Legal and regulatory compliance issues
  •     Selected business studies and applications
Resource Speakers
Mr. George Francisco

was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Land Bank Insurance Brokerage, Inc. where he was responsible for the creation and implementation of strategic and operational plans and programs.

Prior to this, he was the Risk Management and Contract Negotiations Advisor of the Department of Transportation and Communications handling the completion contract for NAIA-3. He also held various leadership positions in companies such as: Philippine Dealing System, Deutsche Knowledge Services, The National Life Insurance Company, TSPI Development Corporation, Currie & Brown Consultants, Capital Strategies Limited, Pacific Rim Insurance Management & Underwriting Services, Wise Insurance Services, Inc., and Anscor Insurance Brokers, Inc.

Mr. Francisco earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Ateneo de Manila University.