Windsor Training Series
Central Banking's Windsor Training Series is designed to equip senior decision-makers in financial institutions around the world to meet the increasing challenges which they face professionally.
More than 6000 central bankers have attended
Over 200 insitutions have taken part in the training series
On average, there are around 80 leading experts that take part in Central Banking's two week residential training series
Central Banking Publications have been the leading provider of training for the public sector since 1999
Benefits of attending
• Led by highly regarded experts in their field, guiding participants through the training series.
• Held in round table format under Chatham House Rule to encourage participants to share experiences and debate pressing issues.
• We provide a unique, independent platform to allow delegates to learn from each other.
• Exceptional feedback from previous delegates.
Discover our four day residential seminars which have been designed to equip central bankers around the world to meet the increasing challenges which they face professionally.
former Vice President and Senior Policy Adviser
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Richard Heckinger was formerly vice president and senior policy advisor, Financial Markets Group, at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He started his career in financial markets at the Chicago Board Options Exchange in 1973. His career has included executive management of financial market operations and risk. He has a wide range of international experience including positions in Montreal, London, Hong Kong, Boston and Chicago. He has served on international committees, including a Federal Reserve Bank of New York working group, the OTC Derivatives Regulators’ Forum, SWIFT, and the International Securities Services Association. He has a MPhil degree in economics from the London School of Economics, a BA degree in mathematics from the Illinois State University, and completed the Advanced Management Course at the University of Chicago.
Founder and CEO
Financial Network Analytics
Kimmo Soamäki is the founder and CEO of Financial Network Analytics (FNA) and the founding editor-in-chief of The Journal of Network Theory in Finance. He started his career as an economist at the Bank of Finland where he developed in 1997 the first simulation model for interbank payment systems. In 2004 while at the research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Mr Soramäki was among the first to apply methods from network theory to improve our understanding of financial systems. During the financial crisis of 2007-2008 he advised several central banks, including the Bank of England and European Central Bank, in modelling interconnections and systemic risk. This work led him to found FNA in 2013 provide solutions to monitor the complex financial networks that play a continually larger role in the world around us. Mr Soramäki holds a Doctor of Science in Operations Research and a Master of Science in Economics (Finance), both from Aalto University in Helsinki.
Former Deputy Managing Director, Funds Management and Banking Department
Bank of Canada
Eric Wolfe has over 25 years applied experience in market, credit and operational risk management and was most recently Deputy Managing Director of the Funds Management and Banking Department at the Bank of Canada. His previous roles have spanned asset management, credit derivatives, trading risk management and macroeconomic forecasting, across Asia, North America and Europe.
Eric holds an M.A. in economics from the University of Toronto, is a CFA charterholder and has received the Professional Risk Manager designation.
Eric has spoken in previous NALM Asia conferences. As Chairman of this year's event, he will facilitate interactive dialogue and thought-provoking discussion with his wealth of experience in central banking.
former Senior Vice President
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Christopher Gale is a former senior vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank who has held leadership positions in the Federal Reserve for Information Technology, Financial Management, Strategic Planning, Facilities Management and Law Enforcement. From 2012–2014 he chaired the Fed’s Technology Services Council, the senior executive information technology steering committee for all 12 Reserve Banks. Before joining the Bank, he held management positions at large mutual fund, public accounting, savings and loan and commercial bank organizations. He received his BS in Finance from Northeastern University in 1982 and his MBA from Northeastern in 1988.
European Central Bank
former Adviser on Strategic Planning and Risk Management
Bank of Canada
Janet Cosier is the former Chief Risk Officer and Adviser on Strategic Planning at the Bank of Canada. She continues in her capacity as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Payments Association. She has served in a variety of functions including comptroller and chief accountant, as well as chief internal auditor, before being appointed adviser to the governor. She has provided technical assistance to various central banks in the areas of strategic planning, risk management, governance and financial reporting. Before joining the Bank of Canada, she worked with the Office of the Auditor General of Canada and with the Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce. Mrs Cosier holds degrees from York University and the University of Windsor in mathematics, computer science, accounting and financial management.
former General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Bank of Canada
John Jussup was general counsel and secretary of the Bank of Canada, from 2009 until July 2012. Prior to joining the central bank, he was senior vice-president, chief legal officer & secretary of Cognos Inc., one of Canada’s leading software companies, from 1993 until its acquisition by IBM in 2008. Before joining Cognos, Mr Jussup held increasingly senior in-house counsel and secretarial positions in the mining, medical diagnostics and finance industries. He graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada and from Queen’s University, in Kingston, Canada (LLB). He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1979. He was a recipient of the Canadian General Counsel of the Year Award in 2005 in recognition of his achievements corporate governance. He currently sits on a number of boards and consults in the areas of in corporate secretarial and in-house legal practice.
Communications Director at Institute for Economic Education (INEV), and former Director of the General Secretariat, Czech National Bank
Institute for Economic Education (INEV)
Marek Petruš is an external relations manager with expertise in financial and economic policy communications who has served as an advisor to top monetary policymakers including governors in the Czech Republic as well as more than a dozen low-to-middle income developing countries. He is currently affiliated with the Institute for Economic Education (INEV), the Czech Republic's leading non-for-profit economic education institute. He has advised central banks across Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa on making their policies more transparent and on modernising their communications. His expertise and experience stems from an assignment as Director of Communications and later chancellor at the Czech National Bank (CNB), preceded by a career with the world’s leading news media companies, including Reuters and the Wall Street Journal. During his tenure, the Czech central bank upgraded its policy communications and brought its transparency and communication toolkit into line with global best practices. This helped solidify its standing as one of the world's most transparent and best communicating central banks.
Advisor in the Directorate of Financial Stability, Regulation and Resolution
Bank of Spain
María J. Nieto is Advisor in the Directorate of Financial Stability, Regulation and Resolution, at Bank of Spain where she has developed her career since December 2000. She is author of several articles on banking, financial stability and regulatory issues that have been published by prestigious peered reviewed journals and she is member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Banking Regulation and the Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance. She has cooperated as consultant with the IMF and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and has worked at the ECB, Council of Economic Advisors to the Spanish President and the IMF. Ms Nieto earned a PhD cum laude from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and MBA (finance) from the University of California Los Angeles.
Banknote Ethics Initiative
Antti Heinonen has been the chairman of Banknote Ethics Initiative since its inception in 2013. He was the chairman of the Central Bank Counterfeit Deterrence Group between 2008 and 2012 and the Director, Banknotes at the ECB from 1998 until 2008. He chaired the Banknote Committee of the European System of Central Banks for more than 10 years and the Eurosystem Cash Changeover Co-ordination Committee in 2001 and 2002. Prior to joining the ECB he was the chief cashier for the Bank of Finland. He holds degrees in economics and mathematics from the University of Helsinki, and has recently written two books, one on the history of Finland’s markka banknotes, and another on euro banknotes. The latter is also translated in English (The First Euros) and German (Die Ersten Euros).
Who Should Attend?
Central Banking's Residential Training Series is designed exclusively for those who work in the official sector.
Our aim is to equip senior decision-makers in financial institutions around the world to meet the increasing challenges which they face professionally.
Continuing Professional Education
Continuing Professional Development
Accreditation - Windsor
This Training Series is accredited by Continuing Professional Development (CPD) & Continuing Professional Education (CPE)
Earn up to 22 CPD/ CPE Accreditation points and receive a certificate when attending a seminar at the Windsor Training Series.
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We have been delighted to host representatives from the following institutions at the Windsor Training Series
Banco De La Republica, Colombia • Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas • Bank For International Settlements • Bank Indonesia • Bank Negara Malaysia • Bank of Algeria • Bank of Canada • Bank of Finland • Bank of Ghana • Bank of Haiti • Bank of Italy • Bank of Jamaica • Bank of Korea • Bank of Mexico • Bank of Mozambique • Bank of Portugal • Bank of Thailand • Bank of Uganda • Bank of Zambia • Bermuda Monetary Authority • Cayman Islands Monetary Authority • Central Bank of Aruba • Central Bank of Bahrain • Central Bank of Barbados • Central Bank of Belize • Central Bank of Brazil • Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten • Central Bank of Estonia • Central Bank of Ireland • Central Bank of Kenya • Central Bank of Lesotho • Central Bank of Liberia • Central Bank of Luxembourg • Central Bank of Malaysia • Central Bank of Nigeria • Central Bank of Oman • Central Bank of Republic Turkey • Central Bank of Sri Lanka • Central Bank of Swaziland • Central Bank of the Philippines • Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey • Central Bank of the UAE • Central Bank of Trinidad & Tobago • Deutsche Bundesbank • Eastern Caribbean Central Bank • European Banking Authority • European Central Bank • European Investment Bank • Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia • Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond • Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis • Hong Kong Monetary Authority • International Monetary Fund • Magyar Nemzeti Bank • Maldives Monetary Authority • Monetary Authority of Singapore • National Bank of Belgium • National Bank of Cambodia • National Bank of Poland • Norges Bank • Norwegian Ministry of Finance • Palestine Monetary Authority • Reserve Bank of India • Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority • South African Reserve Bank • State Bank of Pakistan • Swiss National Bank