Introduction to Treasury Operations


The main objective of the course is to highlight the importance of the treasury operations department, its role and functions. It focuses on the understanding of how the transaction process management can be optimised and how to ensure that all funds flow in a timely and correct manner with all necessary documentation completed.

Course Details

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the roles of dealers, brokers, operations officers, and middle office personnel
  • Define SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) message types and the role of each message type
  • Recognise the features of netting agreements and the reconciliation system
  • Calculate settlement/close-out amounts of any financial instrument, the brokerage payment, reset/fixing rates and mar- gins of interest rate swaps
  • Functions of treasury department
  • Treasury Funds Flow
  • Front office structure
  • Simple interest calculation
  • Functions of treasury operations department
  • Nostro / Vostro Accounts
  • Life Cycle of a deal, swift messages, payment netting, novation netting, close-out netting, multi-lateral netting, CLS, ac- counts reconciliation, functions of the middle office

This course will be useful for new employees working in the settlements and operations departments of banks and who want to gain a basic knowledge of the settlements business within the fast growing international markets.

Reasonable background  in mathematical calculation and working in Treasury Department.

This course consists of lectures, discussions, in-class exercises and multiple-choice questions. Participants are also expected to complete an additional 5 hours of self-study.

Note: This course is examinable

Duration: 3 Days (5 hours per day) with the exam on the final day

Date:       14-16 Feb, 8-10 Oct

Lecturers: BIBF Faculty

Fees: Member Organisations

  • GCC Nationals: Covered by Levy
  • Other Nationalities: BHD 75

Fees: Non-Member Organisations

  • All Nationalities: BHD 300


A calculator is required for this course.

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