Africa Institute of Management (AIM)

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This course covers the legal aspects of corporate governance, the legal framework of banking and finance. Through this programme, participants will be provided an opportunity to acquire a broad understanding of the areas covered by the programme syllabus. This course also provides participants with background on international legal framework for banking services through a planned site visit, in which participants will acquire an in-depth knowledge and understanding of key issues in banking from a practical view.

Course Objectives

By the end of this programme, the participants will be able to:-

  • Understand the diverse structure of banking and the statutory supervisory regime.

  • Appreciate the policy issues which arise in relation to prudential supervision and the convergence process occuring within the banking sector.

  • Understand the meaning of 'bank' and 'customer' and the nature of the relationship between banker and customer.

  • Examine the duties and liabilities of banks to their customer and to third parties, including the banker's duty of care and position as fiduciary.

  • Discuss the banker's duty of confidentiality and the statutory exceptions, including money laundering and financial crime and the public policy issues that arise.

  • Understand payment systems, payment methods and the role of the bank as depository, including various types of personal and business accounts, their use and awareness of the legal and policy issues that arise.

 Target Group

Bank managers, Branch Managers, Portfolio Managers, Credit Officers, Treasury Managers, Financial Analysts, Financial Managers, Portfolio Analyst, Accountants, Financial Controllers, Operations Officers