The Federal Reserve Bank of New York works to promote sound and well-functioning financial systems and markets through its provision of industry and payment services, advancement of infrastructure reform in key markets and training and educational support to international institutions.
The Outreach and Education function engages, empowers and educates the Second District communities that the Bank serves, especially civic leaders, students, educators, small business owners, policymakers and the general public. It furthers the Bank's commitment to the region by listening to the communities we serve and leveraging our unique attributes to positively impact school and university programs, as well as analysis and research.
In addition to the general Central Banking Seminar, the Bank also offers specialized courses in Financial Institution Supervision, U.S. Monetary Policy Implementation, Management of Administrative and Financial Services, Operational Risk Management and Internal Audit, Payment System Policy and Oversight, U.S. Economy: Interpreting the Indicators, and Portfolio Management. These programs are held in the spring or the fall and at least two of them are offered during both training sessions. The courses last for three or four days and may run concurrently. The specialized courses feature in-depth presentations by experts from the specialty areas and, in selected instances, speakers from outside the Bank. Course content is updated regularly to meet evolving central banking issues and challenges.
Beyond the technical information covered in the specialized courses, the programs’ collegial environment offers the participants extensive opportunities to network at all levels. Participants interact with the speakers and other Federal Reserve Bank officials both during sessions and informally at luncheons, receptions, and other gatherings. Individual appointments with officials in the financial community can also be arranged so that the participants can pursue seminar topics in greater detail.
The specialized courses draw together participants from the advanced and emerging economies on a common footing. Participants meet and establish personal contact with fellow central bankers and supervisors from around the world. Through these contacts, participants explore how others cope with universal challenges.
For Participants: Please note that participation is limited to central bankers and financial supervisors. In addition, we must receive an endorsement from the governor or chief executive of your institution before we review your application. Endorsements should be sent to Ms. Krista Arfsten, International Affairs Office via e-mail: email@example.com (preferred) or via facsimile: (212) 720-8189.
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The course on Financial Institution Supervision is designed for international financial supervisory specialists. It provides an overview of how the Federal Reserve System carries out its supervisory responsibilities, emphasizing risk focused supervision and key risk dimensions, including market, liquidity, operational and credit.
May 11 - May 14, 2015
September 28 - October 1, 2015
The U.S. Monetary Policy Implementation course covers conventional central banking operations as well as the Fed's tools introduced during the 2007-2008 financial crisis. Participants visit a primary dealer to observe market operations from the private sector perspective. The course is highly interactive and intended for monetary policy practitioners.
May 18 - May 21, 2015
September 28 - October 1, 2015
The Management of Administrative and Financial Services program covers the management of central bank operations including strategic planning, budgeting, and information technology. Other topics include operational change, cost effectiveness, and best practices. It is intended for central bankers who are or will become involved in the general management and administration of their institutions.
The Portfolio Management: Current Trends in Dollar Asset Markets course is an advanced offering open to a limited enrollment of applicants having direct responsibility for their institutions' external reserve management. The course explores the application of portfolio management and market monitoring techniques for managing central bank reserve assets.
The Payment System Policy and Oversight course covers a broad range of topics within the payments, clearing, and settlement (PCS) landscape. The course explores the various roles a central bank can hold and the potential tools it may use to enhance the safety and efficiency of PCS activities, with an emphasis on the Federal Reserve’s policies and approach to oversight. The course also provides an overview of the functions, design, and risk management practices of major large-value PCS systems in the United States.
Course participants will have the opportunity to work in small groups, where participants will work together to address a defined PCS-related topic.
The Operational Risk Management and Internal Audit course addresses key control-related functions. The first segment surveys the Banks operational risk framework, processes and tools used to assess risk, and key roles and responsibilities in operational risk governance. The audit segment covers internal audit policies and practices, including current issues and trends, as well as their integration with the operational risk management program.
The U.S. Economy: Interpreting the Indicators course reviews the use of primary U.S. data series in preparing judgmental forecasts of the American economy. It describes the data production and release processes, examines the longer-run and cyclical movements in the series and discusses how forecasts are altered in the light of events. Participants should have knowledge of basic undergraduate macroeconomics.
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