Specialized Training Courses
Overview
Financial Institution Supervision
U.S. Monetary Policy Implementation
Payment System Policy and Oversight
Operational Risk Management and Internal Audit
Management in the Central Bank
Portfolio Management: Current Trends in Dollar Asset Markets
U.S. Economy: Interpreting the Indicators

Overview

In addition to the Central Banking Seminar, the Bank also offers specialized courses. The topics for these courses include: Supervision, Monetary Policy, Management, Risk, Payment Systems, the U.S. Economy, and Portfolio Management. These programs are held in the spring and 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 Federal Reserve Bank of New York. 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 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 course attendees can pursue topics in greater detail.

The specialized courses draw together central bankers from the advanced and emerging economies on a common footing. Participants meet and establish personal contact with colleagues from around the world. Through these contacts, they can explore how others cope with universal challenges.

For Participants: Please note that our specialized courses are 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. Maylene Santiago, International Seminars and Training via e-mail: international.training@ny.frb.org (preferred) or via facsimile: (212) 720-8189.

Calendars and agendas are updated each season.

Frequently Asked Questions

Financial Institution Supervision

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.

October 17 - October 20, 2016
May 2017

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U.S. Monetary Policy Implementation

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.

October 17 - October 20, 2016
May 2017

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Payment System Policy and Oversight

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.

May 2017

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Operational Risk Management and Internal Audit

The Operational Risk Management and Internal Audit course addresses key control-related functions. The first segment surveys the Bank’s 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.

May 2017

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Management in the Central Bank

The Management in the Central Bank course covers the management challenges unique to central banks.  The program will include an in-depth look at strategic planning, transparency, budgeting, accountability, human resources and risk.  It is intended for central bankers who are or will become involved in the general management and administration of their institutions.

October 11 - October 13, 2016

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Portfolio Management: Current Trends in Dollar Asset Markets

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.

October 11 - October 14, 2016

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U.S. Economy: Interpreting the Indicators

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.

October 11 - October 14, 2016

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