TIFS - Komisja Nadzoru Finansowego

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TIFS - Training Initiative for Financial Supervision

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Aims and structure

In 2009, the Polish Financial Supervision Authority - UKNF established 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.

TIFS is aimed at creating a discussion forum which gives supervisors the opportunity to share practical experience and develop their know-how through programmes for specialised staff of supervisory authorities, including inspectors, staff specialised in micro/macroanalysis, emergency experts, legal experts and accountants. TIFS promotes cooperation, on-going exchange of experience, and effective communication between the middle management staff of financial supervisory authorities in Central and Eastern Europe and in the EU. TIFS identifies training needs and prepares training programmes accordingly. Although all programmes usually draw on the input of Polish speakers and case studies, TIFS actively involves specialists from participating countries, and invites foreign experts.

TIFS promotes the stability of financial sectors through effective implementation of the best supervisory practices and standards, drawing on the experience gained by Poland and other countries. 



  • To organise programmes focused on the current supervision-related topics which correspond to the fundamental needs and interest of financial supervisors from European countries.
  • To promote cooperation, exchange of experience, and effective communication between staff of financial supervisory authorities in European countries.
  • To promote the experiences of Poland and of other countries from Central and Eastern Europe, as well as the best practices and solutions in the area of financial supervision.


TThe ‘TIFS’ training initiative offers the knowledge of practical experience and techniques relating to financial supervision. The training programmes are designed to encourage active participation, to share examples of practical implementation of the best supervisory practices, and to focus on the common needs and interests of the CEE and the EU. The programmes are aimed at inspiring exchange of views, experiences and best practices. The programmes are structured so as to go beyond the theory and generally known practices and thus to provide the participants with examples based on case studies of effective implementation of supervisory regulations, methods and techniques.
The proposed interactive programmes are addressed to the middle-level staff from all sectors of the financial market (banking, capital market, pension and insurance) who have professional experience and are truly interested and engaged in the topic of a particular workshop, including as part of their daily tasks. All training materials and programmes are prepared and conducted in English.

Training workshops

ESG – ongoing issues13–15 December 2023, Warsaw
Insurance Product Value1–2 June 2023, Warsaw
Investments using new technologies as a challenge for supervisors (as exemplified by tokens, finfluencers and sandboxes)25–26 May 2023, Warsaw
The European Green Deal in the scope of financial supervision14–16 December 2022, Warsaw
Current challenges in the risk based supervision
21–23 November 2018, Warsaw
Supervisory approach to credit risk with focus on non-performing loans
14–16 November 2018, Warsaw
24–26 October 2018, Warsaw
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
The Polish Financial Supervision Authority
ul. Piękna 20
00-549 Warszawa