ISFB Certificate
Risk management for directors

Catalog | Law, Risk & Compliance


In an ever-changing banking environment, marked by growing regulatory challenges and increasingly complex financial products, risk management is becoming a strategic imperative for every financial institution. This short certificate is designed specifically for bank board members, as well as professionals with cross-functional banking responsibilities. It aims to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the major issues involved in risk management in the banking sector.

Key objectives

  1. Give a general overview of the risk function in banks of different categories
  2. Clarify the roles and responsibilities of the various players and identify the different approaches and resources available.
  3. Develop general knowledge of different types of risk
  4. Understand and put into practice different risk situations through case studies
  5. Keep abreast of changes in risk regulations

Target audience

  • Board members of financial institutions
  • Cross-functional positions not specializing in risk management, with a view to becoming an administrator in the future


ISFB lecturers have been working in the banking world as CROs or risk specialists for many years, and are recognized as some of the leading experts in our ecosystem in French-speaking Switzerland.


Program director: Jean-Philippe Bernard

Product Management: Alexandre Haberih

Partnership and recognition

This program is offered in partnership withACAD. ACAD is a training center for board members of Swiss companies. ACAD offers a complete ACAD+ training program, as well as continuing education courses that provide all the knowledge required to sit competently on the Board of Directors of a public limited company. It also offers the possibility of obtaining ACAD+ certification following an examination. ACAD was founded in 2010 in response to the growing need to professionalize the board member profession. 

ACAD recognizes the ISFB Certificate in Risk Management for Directors as equivalent to the ACAD Risk Management module of the ACAD+ program, enabling participants in the ISFB Certificate to continue on to the ACAD+ certification program.

  • 4 non-consecutive days
  • Face-to-face at ISFB or member bank premises
  • Weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Language : French


The certificate consists of 6 modules. 

Module 1: The administrator's job and risk management (1 day)

  • The administrator's job
  • Corporate risk management
  • Role-playing game

Module 2: Banking risk management framework (1 day)

  • Governance
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Framework concept for risk management

Module 3: Market, liquidity and interest rate risks (0.5 day)

  • Market risks
  • Liquidity risk
  • Interest rate risk

Module 4: Compliance risks (0.5 day)

  • AML risks
  • Cross border risks

Module 5: Operational risk and resilience (0.5 day)

  • Circular 2023/01 Operational risks and resilience
  • Cyber risk

Module 6: Credit risks (0.5 day)

  • Loan Pricing and Economic Capital calculation


CHF 3'950.00 / person (member price)

The member prices apply to all ISFB member institutes and their employees.


Please complete the online application form.

Your registration will then be considered as firm and definitive. 3 weeks before the beginning of the training, you will have access to our ISFB collaborative space, then a few days before the beginning of the training to the specific space reserved for the participants of this training.

The general conditions of the ISFB apply as soon as you validate our offer.

Opening of the next session

Inter-bank session

Training on ISFB premises, bringing together participants from different establishments.

The next session starts on November 05, 2024 at 08:30.
The full training schedule is available here.

Intra-bank session

Training on ISFB premises or on the member bank's premises, exclusively for members of its Board of Directors.

Please contact us for a quotation and to arrange dates to suit your schedule.

Application for registration