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Risk Management & Analytics for Inclusive Financial Services

Data is Everything! | 8 - 12 July 2024


The risk environment for consumer credit and small business finance in emerging markets has taken a sharp turn. The pandemic crisis has left many borrowers with excess debt at a time when liquidity assistance is being scaled back and special regulatory accommodations are withdrawn. This is now compounded by escalating geopolitical tensions, a commodities price shock and new concerns over the global economic outlook. Climate risks, accelerating digital competition, rising interest rates and volatile exchange rates all present additional challenges that risk managers need to address proactively.


In this track, participants will work with the models that help tackle many of these challenges. We will explore the evolving risk landscape for emerging market banks, including credit risk and the asset-liability management exposures related to liquidity, market interest rates and foreign exchange rates. After setting up the 360° enterprise risk perspective, we will take a deep dive into arrears management and statistical credit scoring.  


Registrations for the 2024 Summer Academy are now open.

Spaces for the programme are limited! Register today to book your place.

Provisional Agenda

The agenda is packed full of interactive sessions with seasoned industry experts, networking sessions as well as entertainment and external site visits.*

Site Visit

On the afternoon of Wednesday 5 July, participants will get the chance to visit a German instituion for an external site visit. The site visit offers a more practical perspective on some of the industry's most pressing challenges.

Trend Elective

The trend elective opens up the whole Summer Academy for all participants. Network and engage with participants from other tracks while taking a deeper diver into further topics that matter to you, outside of your selected track. This year, we will explore:

- Robo Investing

- Refugee Financing 

- Impactful Innovation

- Climate Risk Management

- Adaptation Planning

*Agenda is subject to change and confirmation

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this track, participants will be able to:

learning objectives - risk management

Target Group

The Summer Academy will cater to a wide range of finance professionals from commercial banks, microfinance institutions, central banks and regulatory/government institutions, development organisations, and donor agencies.

This track is targeted primarily aimed at risk managers and board level management. Supervisors, financial analysts and workout professionals will also benefit.

Topics Covered

  • Governance and organization of risk management
  • Arrears and distressed debt management
  • Managing risks from digital currencies and decentralized finance
  • NPL resolution and workouts: tools, standards and case study simulations
  • Climate risk: data, models and internal capacity

Topics are subject to change.

Track Lecturers

Joachim Bald

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.  Joachim maintains a large portfolio of advisory mandates including recent and ongoing interventions with EIB, EBRD, KfW, African Development Bank, as well as at Cairo Amman, Etihad and Ahli Bank in Jordan, HKL and PRASAC in Cambodia, XacBank and Khan Bank in Mongolia and many more.



Danny Saksenberg

Danny’s focus areas include machine learning, software engineering R&D, and general actuarial
modelling. He has a passion for finding better ways to do things and is always at the cutting edge of
new technological and scientific advances. He sees laziness as a virtue and so wants to build
solutions that save time and effort. He has the exceptional ability to be able to approach a problem
both laterally and logically so that he not only identifies the exact problem to solve but also
generates fresh creative ways to solve it.

Administrative Details

The tuition fee for the trainings is EUR 5,700 and it covers all training materials, catering as well as transportation for any site visits*.

The Summer Academies are fully tuition based and not sponsored. Accordingly, participants are required to cover the full costs of the training or find a sponsor.

*Subject to change


There are several combinable discounts for the Summer Academy:

  • 15% Early Bird Discount for all registrations made before 30 March 2024.

  • 10% Group Discount for each institution sending more than one participant to the programme.

  • 10% Alumni Discount for participants who have previously studied with Frankfurt School.


The Summer Academy will be held at the Frankfurt School campus. Being one of the leading business schools in Germany and Europe, Frankfurt School offers modern facilities for an interactive senior training program. Our training rooms are equipped with the newest technology and the newest media to provide flexibility and quality in our training courses.

We have a strong focus on the wellbeing of our guests and course participants, a good training environment, air quality and modern equipment.


The language of instruction will be English and no translation will be provided.