Frequently Asked Questions
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
When will the BTRM commence?
Cohort 18 starts on Wednesday 4th October 2023
How long is the course?
The examined part of the course takes place over 6 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 26th May, 25% discount until 28th July and 15% discount available until 15th September, 2023.
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 twice per annum, every April and October.
How do I write the final examination if I'm based outside of the UK?
All non-UK based students sit the exam at their own desktop, using the BTRM online examination and digital invigilator system.
Where do I attend the course?
The course is globally online but can be attended in-person at One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London. Weekly lectures at 17.30 every Wednesday, and selected Mondays, for up to 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.
What happens if I miss a lecture week?
All the live streamed lectures are recorded 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.
- Pay in full on Registration
- 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 23)
- Self-study pack: Pay 50% on registration and 50% prior to taking the final examination
- Full course: Pay £1000 on registration, 50% of remaining balance at week 11 and the final 50% in week 21
- 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 23
- Self-study pack: Pay £1000 on registration, 50% of remaining balance to qualify for Stage 2 and the final 50% prior to taking the final examination
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 5 modules in 6 months
- Stage 1 & 2: Complete the 5 modules in 2 x 3 month stages. Please note that candidates must pass Stage 1 and then Stage 2 to become BTRM certified. Stage 2 cannot be taken as a stand-alone.
How do I register for The BTRM?
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 six months?
It is possible for students to defer completion of the BTRM to the next cohort at no extra charge (only one deferral is permitted).