Managing the Bank's Investment Portfolio


Fundamentals for understanding the how a bank’s investment portfolio is managed. Objectives and composition of investment portfolios, and common bank investments are covered, focusing on their risk and return profiles. Various investment strategies are described and the development of bank investment policies is discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify key characteristics and calculate the return of common investment instruments
  • Describe regulatory and accounting restrictions on bank investment portfolios
  • Identify important elements of a bank’s investment policy and formulate an example policy
  • Compare the benefits and risk of various investment strategies
  • Evaluate the return on taxable and tax-exempt securities and instruments with prepayment risk

Easy Registration: Call 212-297-1679 or 212-297-1666 to enroll by phone.

Textbook: Bank Management, 8th Edition, Timothy W. Koch and S. Scott MacDonald, Thomson Learning  Other courses using this textbook are: Analyzing Bank Performance; Managing Interest Rate Risk; Managing the Bank’s Investment Portfolio.  

Prerequisites: Participants will need access to the individuals who manage their bank’s investment portfolio and the information they use in this process. Participants should also have a basic familiarity with financial markets and financial instruments. This class uses a number of mathematical concepts and calculations to manage the investment portfolio.

Audience: This course is designed for individuals involved in managing the bank’s investment portfolio.

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