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Certified Expert in Treasury and Markets

Programme Overview

Since the Financial Crisis, global markets are undergoing fundamental and accelerating change in terms of market structure, product design, risk management and the regulatory environment. Frankfurt School of Finance and Management has joined forces with AEFMA Germany e.V. for this expert level certification program in order to help professionals in treasury and financial markets stay ahead of the curve.

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Intake anytime, self-paced learning

Price 9,600EUR*

* Price includes lunches and beverages during seminar.

Members of AEFMA Germany e.V., TMA and LFMA are eligible to receive a 20% discount


Frankfurt School Certificate
"Certified Expert in Treasury and Markets"

9-12 months



For Organisations

Equivalent to

15 Ects


The Certified Expert in Treasury and Markets delivers an in-depth practical and theoretical understanding of financial markets, products and modern treasury practices. Experts from the financial industry come together in order to learn, accelerate, discuss, question, and challenge. The programme starts with an e-learning part to build a fundamental knowledge in financial markets and their products which will be assessed by an examination. The programme culminates in a capstone networking experience on-campus with a broad range of workshops specialty electives that will get you up to speed with the latest developments in the industry.

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In the final assignment, participants apply the concepts and market insights developed over the course of the a particular technical issue or current market topic of interest.  Successful participants will receive the “Certified Expert in Treasury and Markets” designation awarded by Frankfurt School and AEFMA. The combination of e-learning, on-campus interaction, self-assessments and supervised assignments supports flexible personal learning styles and reconciles professional development objectives with the demands of a busy work schedule. The CETM provides an excellent entry-point for continued learning within the full scope of advanced degrees, professional certificates and executive development options at the Frankfurt School.  The programme can be customized for the specific requirements of financial institutions and corporates intending to certify multiple candidates.

Key Benefits

  • Understand the core concepts & principles of the financial markets & treasury management
  • Learn new skills and immediately apply the knowledge within your organisation
  • Acquire the latest tools and techniques
  • Connect with high-profile participants from all over the world and build long-lasting networks
  • Earn a certificate from one of Europe’s leading business schools

Learning Target

Participants will gain deep knowledge in the areas of Fixed Income, Foreign Exchange, Derivatives, Commodities, Risk Management, Asset & Liability Management as well as Regulation & Compliance. The programme deploys a diversity of learning formats and tools for participants to test their new knowledge and apply their skills. Candidates will get valuable feedback from experienced faculty members and industry peers.

Target Groups and Industries


Treasury & Global Markets Week

Capstone Experience On Campus

Coming again in September 2022!

The Treasury and Global Markets Week is designed as a networking experience for CETM participants who have successfully completed all e-learning modules. It is also offered as a point of entry for senior staff in treasury and trading, risk management, compliance and internal audit of financial institutions who want to catch up on the latest developments in global markets.

The week is structured around a Common Core Curriculum of about 70% of the training time with the remaining 30% of the week offering a wide range of expert electives for a highly customized cap stone experience. Within the Common Core, about 30% of the week consists of a refresh on fundamental concepts in preparation of the certification exams. Other industry participants joining the on-site week on a stand-alone basis, will find the rapid review of the fundamentals useful for catching up and taking full advantage of the debate on current topics in trading, markets and corporate treasury, which makes up the bulk of the common curriculum.

In the Common Core, we will explore the complex interactions between funding strategies, asset origination, earnings and economic capital in a comprehensive ALM analysis using realistic institutional data and macro stress scenarios. The markets dimension of the common core will be articulated around product use cases in fixed income, foreign exchange, commodities, equities and derivatives with a keen perspective on client-centric financial engineering and risk management.

The Expert Electives will be weighted at about 30% within the On-Campus Week and will cover a broad choice of relevant specialty topics presented by FS faculty, senior practitioners and high-profile guest speakers in compact yet intense 2-3 hour sessions.

For example, based on current participant suggestions, the September 2022 Expert Electives might include options such as:

- the IBOR transition and the state play in OIS and risk-free term rates for major currencies.

- Cryptographic Digital Central Bank Currencies:  the what, how, when, why …

- Comprehensive Stress Testing in Asset Liability Management: Overview of institutional and macro-prudential stress testing approaches. How to incorporate the climate risk dimension.

- Investor and issuer perspectives on Green Bonds / Sustainable Bonds.  Green bond frameworks and ESG best practices. 

- Latest updates on the EU Taxonomy and Non-Financial Reporting requirements. 

- Survival strategies for the end of QE and the exit from negative rates, if and when it finally comes.

Our Experts

Prof. Dr. Uwe Wystup


Uwe Wystup is managing director of MathFinance AG. Before, he has actively worked in FX derivatives trading as Financial Engineer, Global Structured Risk Manager and Advisor since 1992, including Citibank, UBS, Sal. Oppenheim and Commerzbank.

Dr. Achim Posthaus


Dr. Achim Posthaus is Founder and Managing Director of Alpha Pi Analytics GmbH as well as academic lecturer at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.

Birgitta Drwenski


Birgitta currently works as a specialist in the Liquidity Advisory team in Commerzbank’s Group Treasury division. Prior to joining the treasury department, she worked as a director in the Fixed Income & Currency (FIC) area of Commerzbank’s Corporates & Markets division.

Dr. Rene Lindloh


René holds a Ph.D. (Doktor rer. Nat.) in mathematics and worked as research assistant for hight dim. approximation problems. He is a Portfolio Manager with years of trading experience on the commodities markets.

Dr. Joachim Bald


Dr. Bald is Frankfurt School’s most senior international advisor and a recognized expert in Treasury, Risk and Asset Liability Management. He serves as lead consultant at the Frankfurt School Competence Center in Risk Management and regularly manages complex implementation assignments in Europe, Asia and Africa.

Carsten Auel


Carsten Auel, CFA is a Senior Manager at Deloitte and a recognized lecturer for Capital Markets, Investments, Securitizations, Fixed Income and Equity products. He is experienced in the pricing, financial modeling and risk analysis of plain vanilla as well as complex financial instruments. During his career, Carsten has managed a number of complex implementations of pricing and analysis platforms for prestigious clients.