FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I attend the programme?

BTRM is a practitioner-orientated professional qualification that will enhance the short-term and long-term career prospects of anyone working in the following fields: Treasury, Risk Management, Finance, Capital Markets, Money Markets and Middle Office.

When will the BTRM commence?

Cohort 5 starts on Wednesday 11th October 2017

How long is the course?

The examined part of the course takes place over 8 months, with the examination taking place at the end of the course.

What is the fee & early bird structure?

There is a 30% Discount available until 31st March, a 25% discount available until 28th July and a 15% discount available until 15th September 2017.

Who should attend the BTRM?

The BTRM Certificate of Bank Treasury Risk Management will enhance the careers of the following:

  • Treasury Senior Management
  • Heads of ALM / Money Markets
  • Asset-Liability Committee (ALCO) membership
  • Heads of Balance Sheet Management
  • Senior Risk Management
  • Liquidity Managers
  • Liquidity stress testing
  • Balance Sheet Managers and Funds Transfer Pricing
  • Money Markets / Repo Traders
  • Collateral management
  • Treasury consultant
  • Product controllers
  • Financial accountants
  • Regulators in the liquidity risk space
  • Policy analysts in central banks

Can I defer my Bank Treasury Risk Management educational learning?

At any stage during the BTRM you may defer your education until the next cohort. The cohort runs once per annum every October.

Where do I attend the course?

The course will take place in central London with weekly lectures at 17.30 each Wednesday for 3 hours.

How do I access the live global streaming lectures?

The live streaming will be available on Cisco WebEx, you will be given weekly login access details.

What happens if I fail The BTRM?

You will have one chance to retake the final examination.

Why consider the BTRM in preference to FRM, PRMIA, ACCA, ALMA, CFA, ACT, CertBALM or ACI qualifications?

The BTRM teaches in-depth actual practitioner best-practice in the field of bank balance sheet risk management. It addresses topics covered only lightly, if at all, in other learning programmes including subjects such as liquidity risk management, funds transfer pricing, centralised clearing, collateral management and the XVAs, to name but a few. It is taught by practitioners for practitioners

What happens if I miss a lecture week?

All the lectures are filmed and are available for you in your BTRM member’s area for the duration of the course.

Can I stagger my BTRM payments?

Yes The BTRM offers flexible payment options where candidates can pay for the course by instalments.

Option 1:

  • Pay in full on Registration

Option 2:

  • Full course: Pay 50% on registration and 50% in week 14
  • Stage 1 Only: Pay 50% on registration and 50% in week 12
  • Stage 2 Only: Pay 50% on registration and 50% in week 14 (Lecture week 27)

Option 3:

  • Full course: Pay £1000 on registration, 50% of remaining balance at week 11 and the final 50% in week 24
  • Stage 1 Only: Pay £1000 on registration, 50% of remaining balance at week 6 and the final 50% in week 12
  • Stage 2 Only: Pay £1000 on registration, 50% of remaining balance at week 7 (Lecture week 20) and the final 50% in week 27

Is it possible to take only selected modules?

The BTRM offers two flexible study options so you can decide how to complete the course:

  • Full Course: Complete the 6 modules in 8 months
  • Stage 1 & 2: Complete the 6 modules in 2 x 4 month stages. Please note that candidates must pass Stage 1 and then Stage 2 to become BTRM certified.

How do I register for The BTRM?

Register online or fax/scan the form (opposite) to:
Email: neil@btrm.org Fax: +44 (0) 1273 201360

What level of mathematics is required?

Students should have a numerate academic qualification and be familiar with spreadsheet problem solving.

What happens if I am unable to complete the course in eight months?

It is possible for students to defer completion of the BTRM to the next cohort at no extra charge.