The recognition that financial systems can be usefully understood as a complex web of dynamic relations between financial institutions and markets is changing the way central bankers and supervisors work. The key to this new way thinking is network theory.

To this end, Central Banking Publications and Kimmo Soramäki have designed this two-day training course to provide practitioners with the latest developments and good practice methods to utilise network theory and analytics to:

  • Identify points of systemic risk
  • Analyse risk exposures
  • Understand interconnectedness
  • Stress-test systems and players

The first day of the course covers the building blocks and essential elements used in analysis: scenario generation and monitoring of risk exposure networks; visualisation of dynamics of market correlations; development of advanced stress testing procedures. The second pivots towards the practical with sessions detailing applications of techniques in: payment analytics through network theory and agent-based modelling; design and oversight of financial market infrastructures; detection and investigation of financial and cyber-crime.

Throughout the course, each session features interactive hand-on exercises that will enable delegates to apply their newly acquired skills to real-life market scenarios, and conduct analysis of data via digital dashboards provided by the tutor.