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Is your institution member of the Pakistan Microfinance Network?

Frankfurt School in partnership with Pakistan Microfinance Network (PMN) offers a blended certification program on Risk Management for Pakistan.

Find out the benefits taking this programme.

Blended Learning

Do you want to attend and a high class international training in Risk Management but do not have the time to travel abroad? This is your chance!

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and the Pakistan Microfinance Network are jointly offering a blended learning training on Risk Management. While the online component equals Frankfurt School's well-established Certified Expert in Risk Management online course, you will additionally benefit from a face-to-face training in Pakistan and webinar sessions.


The Certified Expert in Risk Management online course is offered as a part-time training offering you the flexibility to study wherever you are and whenever you want.

There are only a few deadlines you will need to meet during the course period. Other than that, you decide to study at your own pace.


You will be certified by Frankfurt School upon completion of the course and passing the final examination.


The Certified Expert in Risk Management is an international online class of more than 60 participants worldwide located. 

While the online course forum allows you interacting with participants from all over the world, the class-room training component gives you the opportunity to network in person with peer participants members of the Pakistan Microfinance Network.  

High Class Content

Frankfurt School's Certified Expert in Risk Management is a comprehensive qualification for financial sector professionals with a special emphasis on the particular requirements of emerging and developing markets. It gives you the tools to measure risks and devise appropriate risk-taking and mitigation strategies that give your institution the competitive edge in delivering inclusive financial services in a rapidly evolving environment.

Course Structure

1. Online Course

You will start the programme attending and following Frankfurt School's 6.months Certified Expert in Risk Management online course.

Course Content

Unit 1: General Introduction into Risk Management

Unit 2: Governance of Risk in Financial Institutions

Unit 3: Risk Landscape and Taxonomy

Unit 4: Risk-by-Risk: Identification - Measurement - Management

Unit 4.1: Credit Risk Management (2 assignments)

Unit 4.2: Operational Risk Management

Unit 4.3: Interest Rate Risk Management

Unit 4.4: Foreign Exchange Rate Risk Management

Unit 4.5: Liquidity Risk Management (1 assignment)

Unit 4.6: Risk Management Policy Framework

Unit 5: Wrap up, Systems and Outlook

Training Material

  • Video lectures

  • PDF Scripts

  • Excel Tools

  • Assignments/Case studies

  • Further Readings

  • Online Tests

  • Discussion Forum

2. Webinar Sessions

The programme upgrades the Certified Expert in Risk Management with Webinar Sessions, where you will not only gain further insights into the topic but also have the chance to ask questions to your tutor.

During the course four webinar sessions of one hour each will be offered. Attending the sessions is voluntary but highly recommended.

Webinar Session Structure

Session 1: Introductory webinar

Session 2: Q&A on course content

Session 3: International trends and global best practices

Session 4: Exam preparation webinar

3. Classroom Training

A 3-day classroom training during the programme will be enhancing the Certified Expert in Risk Management online course.

Attending the classroom training and participating in the case studies is mandatory.

The on-site training will also discuss the application of best-practice methodologies within the specific regulatory and economic context of inclusive financial services in Pakistan.

Classroom Training Structure

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
  • Introductory Remarks
  • Keynote Presentation: Risk Management in Pakistan
  • Q&A on CERM online course content
  • Case Study 1. Portfolio Analytics
  • Case Study 2: Statistical Credit Scoring
  • Case Study 3: Asset Liability Maangement
  • Regulatory and Economic context of inclusive financial services in Pakistan
  • Best Practices in Operational Risk Management
  • Q&A

Course Trainers

Dr. Joachim Bald

Dr. Joachim Bald is Frankfurt School’s most senior international advisor and a recognized expert in Treasury and Risk Management for banking and microfinance.  He serves as Practice Leader at the Frankfurt School Competence Center in Risk Management and regularly manages complex implementation assignments in Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa. Joachim is also on the Board of Directors at Bai Tushum Bank, Kyrgyzstan, and KMF, Kazakhstan.

Dr. Bald maintains a large portfolio of risk management and strategy advisory mandates including recent and ongoing interventions at: Cairo Amman Bank and Etihad Bank – Jordan, RawBank – DR Congo, PRASAC and HKL - Cambodia, Al Amana - Morocco, ENDA - Tunisia, and many more. As a trained econometrician and software developer, Joachim has a knack for financial modeling and crunching large amounts of data. The scoring and rating models he builds actually work!

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Joachim started his career in 1990 in the international banking division of Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt.  In 1995 he accepted an international faculty appointment at Oregon State University in Corvallis.  From 1999 to 2004, he was with Deutsche Börse Systems, the IT subsidiary of the German stock exchange and international derivatives markets operator.  From 2001 to 2004, Joachim served as Vice President and managing director of the US subsidiary in Chicago, where he was responsible for operating the electronic futures and options trading platform for the Chicago Board of Trade.  Since August 2004, Joachim works full time as an independent consultant from his home office in Oregon.

Joachim’s publications include a dissertation and articles on the Russian economic transformation process, Treasury and Liquidity and Cash Management manuals developed for Frankfurt School and Women’s World Banking as well as a study on core deposit supply behavior in low-income banking for CGAP.  Dr. Bald designed and runs the Certified Expert in Risk Management on-line learning program at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.  He also teaches the Risk Management for Managers content in the Online Master of Leadership in Development Finance.  Joachim holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Ruhr-University Bochum and a Master’s Degree in Finance from Dortmund University.  Joachim is also a US Certified Management Accountant.  He is fluent in English, German, French and Russian.