TIFS - Training Initiative for Financial Supervision

modification date 24 October 2017


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Aims and structure

Polish Financial Supervision Authority established in 2009 the Training Initiative for Financial Supervision (TIFS). TIFS is a training centre for supervisors of all sectors of the financial market (banking, capital market, pension and insurance) from European countries. Previously, a similar Initiative had been carried by the General Inspectorate of Banking Supervision.
The aim of TIFS is creating a discussion forum offering the possibility to share practical experience as well as developing the supervisory framework and capacity among supervisors by seminars targeted to the specialists of the supervisory institutions connected with supervisory regulations, including inspectors, micro and macro analysts, crises situations specialists, legal experts and accountants. TIFS promotes cooperation, exchange of experience and effective communication among the middle management staff of the supervisory institutions from Central and Eastern Europe, as well as the EU countries. The TIFS Initiative identifies the training needs and, basing on the results, prepares the seminar programs. Even though, all of the seminars are predominantly based on the Polish speakers and case studies, TIFS actively involves the specialist of participating countries as well as international experts.

TIFS is acting for the stability of financial sectors by means of effective implementation of the best supervisory practices and standards using the experience gained by Poland and other countries.



  • Organize training programs on the current topics of all sectors of the financial market supervision that respond to the fundamental needs and interests of supervisors from European countries.  

  • Promote cooperation, exchange of experience, effective communication and professional development for the financial supervisors from European countries.

  • Promote the best practices and solutions in the area of financial supervision, and share the experience accumulated by Poland and other countries from Central and Eastern Europe as well as all EU countries.


The training initiative TIFS offers the knowledge of practical experience and financial supervision techniques. The training programs are designed to give the possibility to participate actively by sharing examples of the best supervisory practices and standards. They concentrate on the common needs and interests of the countries from the region of Central and Eastern Europe and EU. Their aim is to promote effective communication and exchange of experience. The TIFS seminars are organized to go beyond the theory and generally known practices, in order to offer participants the examples based on case studies presenting effective implementation of regulations and supervisory methods and techniques.
The proposed interactive seminars are addressed to the middle level supervisors of all the sectors of the financial market (banking, capital market, pension and insurance) who have work experience and are interested and engaged in the subject of the seminar in their routine, daily work. All materials and seminars are prepared and conducted in English.

Training schedule


Market Abuse Regulation in practiceOctober 25-27, 2017
Capital adequacy, with special emphasis on meeting the requirements by insurers October 11-13, 2017
On-site and off-site supervision of investment firms and investment funds
October 26-28, 2016
Banking supervision from the host country perspective – focus on covered bonds and stress tests
June 8-10, 2016
ERM - do's and don'ts
May 18-20, 2016
Corporate Governance in the Banking Sector - key regulations and main challenges
October 14-16, 2015
Host country supervisory perspective in the EU - practical approachJune 10-12, 2015
Internal Models assessment: qualitative and quantitative approachDecember 10-12, 2014
Tools for off-site supervisionJune 11-13, 2014
Market abuse and investigation techniques leading to its effective combatApril, 15-17, 2014
Internal Models assessment: qualitative and quantitative approachNovember 19-21, 2013
Changes in KNF-PFSA regulations for exposures secured by mortgages and retail credit exposures in the context of situation of the Polish banking sector and international guidelinesOctober 9-11, 2013
Dealing with problem banks and resolution November 14-16, 2012
Risk Assessment Framework (BION) in Poland - risk-based and prospective approach for insurance supervisionSeptember 24-26, 2012
Supervision of public offers and prospectus disclosure requirements - regulations, standards and practiceApril 11-13, 2012
Risk based approach to pension supervisionNovember 14-18, 2011
Off-site bank analysis and risk assessment process, including the specificity of the cooperative banksJune 8-10,2011
Insurers' investments activity - new challenges for supervisory institutionsOctober 20-22, 2010
SREP - process and risk management. Investment market caseApril 14-16, 2010
Financing the Real Estate Market - in the context of the financial crisisOctober 27-29, 2009



Training Initiative for Financial Supervision
Polish Financial Supervision Authority
Plac Powstańców Warszawy 1
00-950 Warsaw