Content Overview


Strategic Management in Banking is a nine-day programme designed to help senior banking executives and board members reassess their strategies, given the rapid changes in banking – including ultra-low interest rates, final Basel III (Basel IV) regulations on capital and liquidity, and the opportunities and threats of big data, social media and digital banking. You will discuss relevant issues such as: options for strategic positioning after the global financial crisis; the use of big data; and digital disruption to deepen relationships in both retail and private banking; asset and liability management; and discuss strategy implementation and trust.

The Strategic Management in Banking programme draws on more than 30 years of research organised by the Centre for International Financial Services, a long-standing partnership between INSEAD and selected financial institutions. You will learn through financial institution case studies, group discussion and classroom teaching in the following key areas.


The future of the financial
services industry 

  • Competitive analysis of the banking industry
  • Organic growth versus acquisition
  • International banking
  • Digital disruption
  • Final Basel III (Basel IV), and special resolution regimes with bail-in debt


Asset management

  • Product design and performance
  • Private banking
  • Corporate and investment banking
  • Universal banking vs. specialised banking
  • Restructuring


Asset-liability management

  • Value-Based Management
  • Profit centres and performance evaluation
  • FTP and economic capital allocation
  • Control of credit and market risks


of financial services

  • Big data and customer analytics
  • Social media 
  • Digital banking

ALCO Challenge


The ALCO Challenge is a computer simulation designed at INSEAD to recreate an international banking environment. Participants perform the simulation in teams, each team forming an Asset-Liability Committee to test and perfect their skills. The ALCO Challenge incorporates the latest financial techniques in profitability and risk management, taking into account the effects of taxation and Basel III capital and liquidity regulations.

The ALCO Challenge has five main educational objectives:

  • Value creation
  • Strategic pricing
  • Risk management
  • Negotiation
  • Teamwork.

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