Introduction to Basel III


  • Basel III was developed in response to the current financial crisis. With full enforcement over the next four years, it will certainly change how risks are understood and measured. The most important updates to existing banking regulations are an increase in the quality of banks' capital and new global liquidity standards.

Course objectives

The purpose of the seminar is to provide participants an overview of the updated Basel rules for capital adequacy and liquidity coverage at banks. We will start with the evolution of international banking regulations, with Basel I and Basel II. We will then move on to Basel III and discuss how the quality, consistency, and transparency of the capital base will be raised. We will see how the risk coverage of the capital framework will be strengthened by reducing procyclicality through the introduction of a countercyclical capital buffer. Basel III introduces new global liquidity standards. A detailed understanding of the proposed timetable for the implementation will be given. Finally, we will discuss the practical challenges of implementing the new rules. Practical cases from real banking practice will be discussed.

Who should attend

  • risk managers and risk controllers
  • regulatory reporting staff
  • commercial bankers
  • ALM professionals
  • operations and back office staff
  • accountants and internal audit professionals
  • anyone else requiring a better understanding of the proposed changes to banking regulations

Teaching methods

    In addition to the explanation and interpretation of the new rules on capital, banks, liquidity, liquidity ratios and capital buffers introduced by Basel III, examples and cases from the banking practices of different banks that have already taken the first steps to adapt to the new rules will be presented. The seminar is intended for both participants who are already faced with problems and the complexity of the new Basel standards, and for those participants who wish to acquaint themselves with the new rules, because they are aware of their importance and broad impact on banking operations.


  • Course description and agenda

    Date: 13 February 2020

    Venue: Ljubljana, Four Points by Sheraton Ljubljana Mons

    The workshop is held in the Slovene language.


    Course brosure
  • Course contents

    • Review of Basel I and Basel II
    • Basel III: Basel II framework revisions
    • The Crisis and the need to strengthen the global capital framework
    • Raising the quality of the capital base
    • Enhancing risk coverage
    • Reducing procyclicality and promoting countercyclical buffers
    • Reforms to global liquidity risk regulations
    • Introducing new global liquidity standards
      • Liquidity Coverage Ratio – LCR
      • Net Stable Funding Ratio – NSFR
    • Higher global minimum capital standards
      • Definition of capital
      • Detailed proposal
    • Capital buffers
      • Capital conservation buffer
      • Countercyclical buffer
    • Supplementing risk-based capital requirements with a leverage ratio