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CAFRAL Virtual Program on Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti Money Laundering (AML)
Learning,

Friday, February 23, 2024
Online CISCO WebEx
Background: The Board of Directors is responsible for the effective governance of Banks Financial Institutions (FIs) and NBFCs. A comprehensive KYC-AML framework is a safeguard to prevent the financial system from being used in money launderiRead More

CAFRAL – CEEI Financial Sector Leadership Program
Learning, Leadership & Strategy

Monday, February 5, 2024 to Friday, February 9, 2024
Forum & Capitol, Taj President, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai
Background: The banking and financial services landscape in India is evolving at an unprecedented pace today driven by cutting edge business and digital transformation. With the competitive dynamics becoming sharper and customers demanding hyRead More

CAFRAL Virtual Program on Financial Frauds & Forensic Audit
Learning, Financial Reporting

Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Online CISCO WebEx - Virtual Learning Program
Background: Increasing incidences of digital and cyber frauds as well as financial frauds in loan accounts with huge financial losses pose a significant challenge for banks & financial institutions.  Fraudulent transactions in deposiRead More

Conference of Chief Human Resources Officers (CHROs) and Chief Learning Officers (CLOs): To Build a Future Ready Workforce
Learning,

Thursday, January 18, 2024
Ballroom, Taj Mahal Palace, Colaba, Mumbai
Background:  The financial sector is at an inflection point of evolution where technology is unsettling the earlier business processes with digital transformation and generative AI facilitating hyper-personalization. Customer behavior andRead More

CAFRAL Conference on Resolution of Stressed Assets and IBC – Future Road Map
Research Policy and Regulation

Wednesday, January 10, 2024 to Thursday, January 11, 2024
Crystal Room, Hotel Taj Mahal Tower, Apollo Bunder, Mumbai
The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) has proved to be a pivotal legislation shifting the corporate insolvency resolution process towards a creditor-driven approach with strict timelines. It has resulted in successful rescues in the number oRead More

Conference of Chief Risk Officers and Heads of Risk Management: Managing Non Financial Risks
Learning, Risk Management

Wednesday, December 20, 2023
Rendezvous, Hotel Taj Mahal Tower, Colaba, Mumbai
Background: Individual financial institutions face significant risks and have seen failures despite adoption of sophisticated approaches increasing regulatory oversight and intensive use of technology. Even recent losses and market events diRead More

CAFRAL Virtual Conference of Heads of Audit & Inspection
Learning, Financial Reporting

Friday, December 15, 2023
Online CISCO WebEx - Virtual Conference
Background: The Internal Audit function broadly assesses and contributes to the overall improvement of the organization’s governance risk management and control processes using a systematic and disciplined approach. An integral componRead More

CAFRAL Annual Conference: The Financial System and Macroeconomy in Emerging Economies
Research

Monday, December 11, 2023 to Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kerala, India
  9.00 am: Registration and welcome 9.15 am: OpeningRead More

CAFRAL Virtual Program on Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti Money Laundering (AML)
Learning,

Friday, December 8, 2023
Online CISCO WebEx
Background: Banking channels could be utilised intentionally or unintentionally by criminal elements for channelizing funds for unscrupulous activities. In order to prevent banks and other financial institutions from being used as a channel Read More

CAFRAL Virtual Program on Lending to Agro-MSMEs
Learning, Business Strategy

Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Online CISCO WebEx
Background: Agro-MSMEs which operate in the intersection of Agriculture and MSME sectors form many commercially viable and socially impactful value chains seamlessly linking the rural with the urban sector. Again Agro-MSMEs make immense coRead More

Program on Governance and Assurance for Directors on Board of Banks, FIs and NBFCs
Learning, Governance

Friday, November 17, 2023
Rendezvous, Hotel Taj Mahal Tower, Colaba, Mumbai
Background: The Board of Banks Financial Institutions (FIs) and NBFCs is responsible for their organisation’s business strategy effective governance structure & practices risk management & compliance obligations besides beingRead More

CAFRAL Virtual Program on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Learning,

Friday, November 10, 2023
Online CISCO WebEx - Virtual Learning Program
Background: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) have been transformative technologies for the banking sector all over the world as well as in India revolutionizing various aspects of operations customer service risk managRead More

CAFRAL Advanced Leadership Program (CALP)
Learning, Business Strategy

Friday, October 27, 2023 to Friday, November 3, 2023
Indian Leg: Assembly, Taj President, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai and Overseas Leg: McDonough School of Business (MSB), Georgetown University (GU), Washington DC, USA.
Background: The financial sector in India has been rapidly integrating with global processes and systems and is not immune to global challenges. While the Indian financial sector has made great strides such as in payment ecosystem there is a gRead More

Program on Credit Risk Management & Securitization
Learning, Risk Management

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 to Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Forum & Capitol, Hotel Taj President, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai
Background: The approach to Credit Risk Management has undergone a paradigm shift along with changing market dynamics impacting the overall credit portfolio. Over the years financial institutions have developed various measures & analytiRead More

Program on Customer Education & Protection: Evolving Trends, Role and Responsibilities
Learning,

Friday, October 6, 2023
Rendezvous, Hotel Taj Mahal Tower, Colaba, Mumbai
Background: The operations of regulated financial sector entities have become increasingly complex while their technological capabilities have enabled them to offer a wide range of products and services. It also becomes incumbent on banks and Read More

Program on Data Protection, Data Privacy and Data Localization
Learning,

Monday, September 11, 2023
Rendezvous, Hotel Taj Mahal Tower, Colaba, Mumbai
Background: Banks NBFCs and other Financial Institutions are handling an ever-increasing volume of data including personally identifiable information of individual customers. This requires dynamic strategies and processes to ensure data privaRead More

Conference on Central Bank Digital Currency
Learning,

Friday, August 25, 2023
Rendezvous, Taj Mahal Palace, Apollo Bunder, Mumbai
Background: The concept of money has evolved over time from commodity to metallic / paper currency and now digital currency. The basic tenet of money performing the primary functions of medium of exchange a unit of account and a store of valuRead More

Program on Cyber Security & Resilience: Emerging Trends and Challenges
Learning,

Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Rendezvous, Hotel Taj Mahal Tower, Colaba, Mumbai
Background: Cyber risk is today a significant business risk given the increasing use of technology by financial intermediaries.   Cyber-attacks can disrupt critical financial operations leading to loss of confidence in the financiaRead More

Conference of Chief Economists - Emerging Macroeconomic Challenges
Learning, Business Strategy

Thursday, July 27, 2023
Crystal Room, Hotel Taj Mahal Tower, Apollo Bunder, Mumbai
Background: In recent years most economies have faced increasing uncertainties in the macroeconomic landscape. While policy normalization is far from complete resolute actions by policy makers have contained financial stability concerns to aRead More

Research workshop on "Economic and Financial Barriers and Opportunities to the Green Transition in Emerging Economies."
Research

Monday, July 24, 2023 to Tuesday, July 25, 2023
Crystal Room, Hotel Taj Mahal Tower, Apollo Bunder, Mumbai
CAFRAL and Warwick Business School UK are jointly organizing a workshop on "Economic and Financial Barriers and Opportunities to the Green Transition in Emerging Economies." This workshop aims to shed light on the challenges and pRead More

Program on Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti Money Laundering (AML)
Learning, Risk Management

Monday, July 17, 2023 to Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Rendezvous, Hotel Taj Mahal Tower, Colaba, Mumbai
Background: A comprehensive KYC-AML framework is a bulwark to prevent the financial system from being used in money laundering and other unlawful activities. Banks face increased regulatory expectations and enforcement of extant regulations. RRead More

Virtual Program on Stressed Assets Management and Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code: Way Forward
Learning, Risk Management

Tuesday, July 11, 2023
Online CISCO WebEx
Background: Asset quality in banks has important implications for the stability of the overall financial system. Management of Stressed Assets has always been a critical component of the credit function in banks following implementation of InRead More

Conference of Chief Compliance Officers: Expectations and Challenges
Learning,

Thursday, June 22, 2023 to Friday, June 23, 2023
Rendezvous, Hotel Taj Mahal Tower, Colaba, Mumbai
Background: The smooth functioning of any financial intermediation business depends as much upon a healthy bottom line as upon the robustness of its compliance function. The role of compliance function in banks is becoming more complex and demRead More

Program on Financial Frauds & Forensic Audit
Learning, Risk Management

Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Rendezvous, Taj Mahal Tower, Apollo Bunder, Colaba, Mumbai
Background: Increasing incidences of financial frauds in the loan portfolio of banks both in terms of number and value continues to be a major concern. Additionally digital and cyber frauds have also seen a spurt. Besides financial loss implRead More

Program on Climate Change, Green & Sustainable Finance: Emerging Issues
Learning, Risk Management

Monday, May 22, 2023
Rendezvous, Taj Mahal Tower, Apollo Bunder, Mumbai
Background: Climate Change and associated risks are a stark reality and the need for an appropriate framework to identify assess and manage financial risks arising out of climate risk has become an imperative. India has committed to generate Read More

Virtual Conference of Ombudsmen: Expectations and Challenges
Learning,

Friday, May 12, 2023
Online CISCO WebEx
Background: Protection of customer interest continues to be a top priority of the Regulator and the Ombudsman Scheme is a significant measure for redressal of grievances of customers in banks NBFCs and PSOs. Tremendous increase in the networkRead More

Virtual Program on Governance for Directors on Boards of Banks, FIs and NBFCs
Learning, Governance

Thursday, April 27, 2023
Online CISCO WebEx
Background: The Board of Directors is responsible for the effective governance of Banks Financial Institutions (FIs) and NBFCs. The role of directors is under increasing scrutiny domestically and internationally particularly in the event ofRead More

Conference of Treasury Heads: Emerging Trends and Challenges
Learning, Treasury

Thursday, April 20, 2023
Rendezvous, Hotel Taj Mahal Tower, Apollo Bunder, Mumbai
Background: While the core function of the Treasury remains to ensure that the assets continue to match the liabilities while ensuring adequate income its role has evolved from being a centralized liquidity management function to that of a coRead More

CAFRAL Virtual Program on Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti Money Laundering (AML)
Learning, Financial Reporting

Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Online CISCO WebEx
Background: Banking channels could be utilised intentionally or unintentionally by criminal elements for channelizing funds for unscrupulous activities. In order to ensure that adequate controls are in place regulated entities (REs) have beRead More

CAFRAL Virtual Conference of Heads of Customer Service
Learning, Business Strategy

Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Online CISCO WebEx
Background: The financial system in India has one of the largest outreach and mechanisms for channeling delivery of financial services. While Banks / NBFCs have been extending their services with innovative use of technology and customized proRead More

CAFRAL and IIM Ahmedabad joint International Research Conference on "FinTech: Innovation, Inclusion and Regulation"
Research

Friday, March 10, 2023 to Saturday, March 11, 2023
IIM Ahmedabad Campus
CAFRAL co-hosted an International Research Conference on FinTech: Innovation Inclusion and Regulation with IIM Ahmedabad on March 10th and 11th 2023 at the IIM-A campus. The event had multiple high quality domestic and international paper submiRead More

CAFRAL Virtual Learning Program on Issues in Digital Lending
Learning,

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Online CISCO WebEx
Background:   Digital lending has been steadily growing in volume over the years along with increasing digitalization driven by fintechs NBFCs & banks. The pandemic provided further impetus to this growth. Given the extent of mRead More

Program on Cyber Risk & Resilience: Evolving Paradigm
Learning,

Thursday, February 16, 2023
Rendezvous, Hotel Taj Mahal Tower, Apollo Bunder, Colaba, Mumbai
Background: Cyber-attacks on banks and financial institutions are becoming increasingly pervasive and sophisticated. Cyber risk is today a business risk of critical nature impacting financial assets business continuity trust and reputation. Read More

Conference of Heads of Chief Human Resources Officers (CHROs) and Chief Learning Officers (CLOs) of Banks, Financial Institutions (FIs) and NBFCs
Learning,

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Rendezvous, Hotel Taj Mahal Tower, Apollo Bunder, Colaba, Mumbai
Background:   The HR landscape has been changing rapidly after the onslaught of Covid-19 and in the wake of unprecedented economic and financial sector developments impacting the future of work. The pandemic has tremendously impactedRead More

CAFRAL Program on Governance and Assurance for Directors on Boards of Banks, FIs and NBFCs
Learning, Governance

Thursday, January 5, 2023
Ballroom, The Taj Mahal Palace, Apollo Bunder, Mumbai
Background: The Board of Directors (BoD) is responsible for effective governance of Banks Financial Institutions (FIs) and NBFCs. Strategic oversight by the BoD on assurance functions besides the ability to seek / extract vital information iRead More

Program on Financial Frauds & Forensic Audit
Learning, Risk Management

Wednesday, December 21, 2022 to Thursday, December 22, 2022
Forum & Capitol, Taj President, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai
Background:   Increasing incidences of financial frauds in the loan portfolio of banks both in terms of number and value have been a major concern. Additionally frauds on account of small value card / internet based transactions hRead More

CAFRAL Annual Conference: The Financial System and Macroeconomy in Emerging Economies
Research

Monday, December 12, 2022 to Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Rendezvous, The Taj Mahal Palace, Colaba, Mumbai
CAFRAL is hosting a conference on “CAFRAL Annual Conference: The Financial System and Macroeconomy in Emerging Economies” on December 12-13 2022 in Mumbai. The conference will feature academic presentations on topics such as macroeRead More

CAFRAL Virtual Conference on Financial Markets in India: What the Future Holds
Learning, Financial Markets

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Online CISCO WebEx - Virtual Conference
Background:  India is predicted to be one of the fastest growing economies in coming years and it is already the fifth largest economy based on quarterly gross domestic product (GDP) numbers in current dollars for the period ending DecembRead More

CAFRAL Virtual Conference on Climate Change Risk and Regulatory Developments
Learning,

Friday, October 14, 2022
Online CISCO WebEx
Background: Climate change is becoming an increasingly powerful driver of risk for banks and other financial institutions. It must be noted that climate risk is a transverse risk which means that it will manifest itself in existing risks facinRead More

CAFRAL Virtual Program on Lending to Agro - MSMEs
Learning,

Friday, September 23, 2022
Online CISCO WebEx
Background:  Agro-MSMEs operating in the intersection of agriculture sector and MSME sector form many commercially viable and socially impactful value chains. These value chains can seamlessly link the rural with the urban sector. Again Read More

CAFRAL Program on Advanced Technologies in Financial Intermediation
Learning,

Thursday, August 25, 2022
Gateway, Taj Mahal Palace, Apollo Bunder, Colaba, Mumbai
Background: Advanced technologies (ATs) such as Artificial Intelligence Distributed Ledger Technology / Blockchain Technology Machine Learning and Data Analytics etc. are transforming the nature of financial intermediation in a very fundamenRead More

CAFRAL Virtual Program on Digital Lending
Learning,

Thursday, August 18, 2022
Online CISCO WebEx
Background: During the last several years Digital Lending (DL) has been steadily growing in volume driven by NBFCs FinTechs and Banks. The circumstances of the pandemic provided significant momentum to that growth. The most innovative segRead More

CAFRAL Conference of Heads of Compliance and CCOs
Learning, Governance

Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Rendezvous, Taj Mahal Tower, Apollo Bunder, Mumbai
Background: The smooth continuity of any financial intermediation business is dependent upon a healthy bottom-line and sound compliance risk management. In fact in large measure compliance failures and consequent regulatory penalties which haRead More

CAFRAL Virtual Learning Program on Platform Economy, Technology and Finance
Learning,

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Online CISCO WebEx - Virtual Learning Program
Background: A Platform Economy (PE) also known as digital platform economy (DPE) has been evolving for quite some time. A platform or a Platform Technology (PT) which is actually a group of technologies  used as a base or infrastructure Read More

Program on Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti Money Laundering (AML)
Learning, Business Strategy

Monday, June 20, 2022 to Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Rendezvous, Taj Mahal Tower, Apollo Bunder, Mumbai
Background:   Regulated Entities (RE) must have a robust efficient and sound operating framework to know their customers. The framework universally known as Know Your Customer (KYC) framework must be strictly compliant with extant rRead More

Conference of CROs and Heads of Risk Department “Cyber Risk & Resilience: New Frontiers”
Learning, Risk Management

Monday, May 30, 2022
Online CISCO WebEx
Background: Individual financial institutions face significant exposure to cyber risk as financial intermediation is information technology-intensive and intermediaries are highly interconnected inter alia through payment systems. Therefore Read More

Program on Climate Change, Transition Risk and Sustainable Finance
Learning, Risk Management

Friday, May 27, 2022
Gateway Room, The Taj Mahal Palace, Apollo Bunder, Mumbai
Background: Climate Change and the risk it entails is no more an uncertainty but a stark reality and therefore the threat posed by climate change must be addressed as a core economic and financial system challenge by all stakeholders with urRead More

Conference of Chief Economists - Emerging Macroeconomic, Geopolitical and Environmental Challenges: Strategies for Financial Intermediaries
Learning, Policy and Regulation

Thursday, April 28, 2022
Online CISCO WebEx
Background: Post pandemic most economies face unique policy challenges in the midst of increasing uncertainties in the macroeconomic landscape. Pandemic outbreak in major links of global supply chains have resulted in lingering supply disruptRead More

CAFRAL Virtual Program on Recent Developments in Financial Markets Regulations
Learning, Financial Markets

Friday, April 22, 2022
Online CISCO WebEx
Background: In recent times there have been several regulatory changes relating to banks’ operations in Indian financial markets. Reserve Bank of India (Credit Derivatives) Directions 2022 have been issued relating to credit derivativeRead More

CAFRAL Virtual Leadership Program on Advanced Technologies
Learning,

Monday, March 28, 2022
Online CISCO WebEx
Background: Advanced Technologies are increasingly redefining the structure function organisational culture and operating environment of financial intermediaries. While strategically calibrated adoption of advanced technologies could on theRead More
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