Banking Risk Training (BRT)

We offer risk management training and
train-the-trainer services, to banks
and financial institutions across the globe

Our History

Banking Risk Training (BRT) was formed in 2014 by Graeme Skelly (Ex Director Barclays Bank) to undertake specific in-house training and consulting assignments in financial risk management. In 2017, it was decided to expand the company’s activities and Graeme was joined by Alastair Graham, following 10 years as Managing Director of the Global Association of Risk Professionals in London and a career combining banking and education.​ During his time at GARP and prior to this at Moody’s he was active in organising and delivering training seminars globally. Alastair was recently appointed as the Global Banking Education Standards Board (GBEStB)’s first Secretary-General.

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Bankers' Lending Techniques - Updated by Alastair Graham.

One of a number of books that BRT own the copyright of.

  • Based in the City of London, BRT is able to deliver its services globally with the comfort of experienced administration support and materials production capabilities.
     

  • BRT has recently been appointed a ‘preferred training’ supplier to the Chartered Banker Institute, and has developed for them a lending and credit risk course which was launched in 2018.

  • BRT is supporting the London Institute of Banking and Finance deliver a risk training program in North Africa.
     

  • The company’s recent assignments include integrated risk management courses for the Financial Conduct Authority; senior executive training for a commercial bank; a banking course in the EU; operational risk training in the EU; IFRS 9 and credit training for a risk association based in the Balkans and providing training services to a leading global risk association. 

 
Our Associate Trainers

Emmanuel Rondeau

BRT has a number of associate trainers who have experience designing and delivering in-house, public and certified training courses for a variety of clients, which including the EBRD, FCA, EIB, HSBC, IFC/World Bank, European Fund for Stability Southeast Europe, Kenya School of Monetary Studies, central banks, supervisors, professional bodies and banking institutes and associations. Graeme, Alastair and the associates, have all trained in-house and public seminars in association with many organisations, receiving positive feedback and repeat assignments

Below are some of the trainers who deliver our courses.

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Emmanuel Rondeau

Emmanuel is a senior banker with over 30 years’ international banking experience working in Paris and London.  He has worked for NG Group in Paris as Co-Head of Corporate Origination and at RBS was a member of the Risk Executive Committee and Director, Risk & Conduct Assurance with global responsibilities. Emmanuel was a certified ‘Material Risk Taker’ approved by the Financial Conduct Authority/Prudential Regulatory Authority.  He is a member of the EDHEC Financial Economics Advisory Board and Associate of GARP. He is also the Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Risk Committee of a French Bank.

 

Specialties: Strategic risk management, Board level risk management, credit risk, corporate governance, enterprise risk management

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Christian
Thornæs

Christian worked as an investment banker and financial engineer in London and Hong Kong for a UK merchant bank with Scandinavian roots. He has an MBA from INSEAD. He qualified as a Registered Representative in London. Christian has delivered hundreds of training programmes for blue chip investment and commercial banks across North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.  He speaks fluent English, Italian and Danish and takes in-class questions in French and German.

 

Specialities: Market risk, liquidity risk, in traded markets, derivatives, risk management and operations

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Mark
Andrews

Mark is a banker with over 35 years’ experience in the UK corporate, investment and retail banking sectors. His senior experience includes being a director of a private bank and a main board director of a London based merchant bank. He is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers with distinctions in International Trade and winning the Whitehead Prize for Monetary Theory. Mark has run training courses on credit risk, forbearance, corporate governance as well as risk management in the UK, USA, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

 

Specialities: Trade finance, financial crime compliance, cash management & treasury services, private banking, retail banking, corporate banking risk management, ICAAP, ERM, Islamic banking and finance, financial crime compliance, negotiation skills and presentation skills

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Tim
Collins

Tim has a banking career spanning almost 40 years. During this time he has worked in retail banking, credit risk, corporate banking, structured finance and corporate debt restructuring. Tim’s senior management experience includes Head of Corporate Transactions for a major global bank and Head of Credit for UK-based challenger bank reporting to the CRO. Working for Moody’s Analytics he has gained extensive training experience. Tim is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of England & Wales.

 

Specialties: Corporate credit risk, Credit Analysis, Non-performing loans, Credit Early warning signs, Loan remedial action, Financial Statement analysis

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Graeme
Skelly

As well as being a Director of BRT, Graeme delivers courses on Operational Risk, Corporate Governance, financial crime, soft skills. He has provided consultancy services and training around the world, working with central banks, banks, professional associations, training companies and consultancy firms in Europe, Eastern Europe, USA, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Far East. Graeme is the author of several international risk management qualifications.

 

Specialities: Operational risk, risk management, Basel II, Basel III, Corporate governance, Enterprise Risk Management, Anti-money laundering, presentation skills and train-the-trainer skills