Navigating Bank Treasury & Asset-Liability Management (ALM) Through the Coronavirus Crisis

4th August   | 0800-1100 BST | 1100-1400  GST [UAE/KSA)

11th August |1400-1700  BST  | 1700-2000  GST [UAE/KSA)


Professor Moorad will host a LIVE webinar discussing the impact to Bank Treasuries in the current global pandemic.

During this lockdown period banks face multiple challenges meeting the needs of their customers, many of whom face economic hardship, and operating in a negative sentiment market environment. Bank Treasury and ALM functions must ensure smooth functioning of cash, liquidity and lending provision whilst maintaining balance sheet viability. 


In this webinar we present an overview of current conditions and a short- and medium-term Treasury action plan that will assist banks to support their customer franchise as well as address potential liquidity and capital freeze in the markets. 


This webinar presents a recommended action plan for bank Treasury and ALM desks to enable them to address coronavirus impact on banks’ customers and the wholesale markets. Current commentary suggests the lockdown could last many months; this will have severe detrimental impact on customers as well as banks’ liquidity and lending provision. 

Our presenter will describe a series of short-term and medium-term management actions for Treasury, as well as an initial “lessons learned” for banks’ balance sheet risk management practice.


Delegates will gain a clearer understanding of how to adapt their balance sheet risk management practice to ensure it remains fit-for-purpose during the coronavirus lockdown period and immediately after. The presentation will address how:

  • Influence design of a Treasury action plan to ensure a robust balance sheet during the lockdown period

  • Implement management actions that address a potential liquidity freeze in the markets

  • Implement a short-term and medium-term Treasury and ALM strategy that will help to preserve the customer franchise and customer goodwill, whilst remaining within Board risk appetite



Professor Moorad Choudhry

Webinar Leader 


Professor Moorad Choudhry is the former Chief Executive Officer of Habib Bank AG Zurich in London, and Honorary Professor at University of Kent Business School. Prior to joining Habib Bank, Moorad was Head of Treasury at RBS Corporate Banking, Head of Treasury at Europe Arab Bank, Head of Treasury at KBC Financial Products and vice- president in structured finance services at JPMorgan Chase Bank. He began his career at the London Stock Exchange in 1989. 

Moorad is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a member of the Board of Governors of the London Institute of Banking & Finance. He is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Structured Finance, Qualitative Research in Financial Markets, International Journal of Economics and Finance and American Securitization. 

Moorad has authored over 20 textbooks on finance and banking. 

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