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Central Banking training courses attract more than 100 delegates to Cambridge

October 7, 2015

Central Banking Publications returned to Christ’s College, Cambridge to host its 17th annual Autumn Training Series

Held over two weeks and including 12 independent residential courses, it features an in-depth programme tailored to equip more than 120 central bankers with the means to address the most current and pressing issues experienced today.

Each course runs over four days and covers in depth a particular focus of central banking; in total more than 100 leading experts from central banks, as well as international organisations, governmental bodies, academia and the private sector joined the seminar groups to discuss and debate key challenges they face on a daily basis.

The series offers delegates a rare and invaluable networking opportunity with around 60 financial institutions represented from across the globe. All discussions are held in roundtable format to encourage participants to share their experiences and debate pressing issues in their field in a uniquely informal environment.

Hosted within the steeped history of the college the first week’s courses covered an array of issues including financial regulation, IT governance, risk management, library management and government debt management. The following week’s seminars addressed issues across topics including communications, human resources, economic analysis, monetary operations and financial reporting for central banks.

Luis Gutierrez de Rozas, Supervisor, European Central Bank, said of the Financial Regulation and Supervision: Design and Implementation course “Excellent course to get a broad view of the main topics on the international regulatory agenda. Highly recommended.”

Delegates also had a chance to enjoy a break from the sessions on Thursday afternoon with a tour through serene and historic Cambridge, expertly guided by the knowledgeable punters.

Jitender Kumar, Assistant General Manager, Reserve Bank of India, said: “Wonderfully organised conference with diverse topics but relevant in today’s world, good speakers from various organisations and excellent and helpful coordinators.”

The series is part of three held by Central Banking annually and is designed to facilitate knowledge and understanding of key issues in central banking, as well as providing a platform for delegates from almost every continent to engage with, and learn from each other.


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