Task1. Tom Riddle has recently been appointed as Operations Director in Hodgewarts Banking Corporation (HBC). His key responsibilities include giving strategic directions to the branch operations and managing the Treasury. Being an experienced banker, he has a lot to offer to a previously poorly managed HBC in terms of liquidity risk management and branch performance.
i) To carry out his duties effectively, Tom Riddle has hired Hermione Granger and Ronald Weasley, two fresh graduates to help in the treasury function. They have been told to be responsible to look after gap analysis, immunisation and derivatives in asset and liability management. Nonetheless, the terms appear new to them. Suppose you are Tom Riddle, clarify these concepts to them.
ii) The new Operations Director wishes to start working on Basel III so that it becomes no surprise to shift a to a better liquidity risk management culture by 2018. Describe how Basel III is expected to deal with liquidity issues in banks.
iii) Assume you are Tom Riddle. Discuss how you would proceed to analyse the performance of the branches.