With new rules set to increase use of trading platforms, a group of banks is trying to replace inefficient, manual approval processes with something quicker and easier. By Clive Davidson
Moves to central clearing of many derivatives will mean hedge assets and margin will be valued using the overnight interest rate. Yet insurers’ liabilities are still valued with reference to a Libor...
Insurance Risk and BNY Mellon have conducted a survey to look at how insurance companies are preparing for the new regime and the opportunities and challenges that the changes will bring.
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In the absence of clear regulatory guidance, insurers are developing their own best practice for managing operational risk, and investing in the necessary technological tools that enable them to do so. Clive Davidson reports
Collateralisation in South Africa can be achieved using either a pledge or outright transfer – but the former does not provide complete protection and the latter can attract tax. The securities lending industry is pressing for an overhaul. Clive Davidson...
Cloud technology potentially offers insurers an efficient way to undertake the huge amount of actuarial and risk modelling calculations that need to be performed. But with concerns around data security and reliability, is it really a fail-safe option?...
Dealers were first to embrace the move to overnight indexed swap discounting, but other market participants are now trying to get up to speed, resulting in the creation of a range of new tools. But are buy-side firms moving fast enough? By Clive Davidson...
Technology vendors are having to respond as low interest rates and new volatility dynamics put the onus on innovation. Clive Davidson presents the results of this year's Structured Products technology survey. Research by Max Chambers
The NAIC’s proposals for a principles-based approach to reserving for life products has largely been met with agreement from most US states. But with the New York and California state regulators dissenting, the NAIC has a fight on its hands before the...
Rapid technological advances mean that financial institutions in Asia are looking to cloud computing solutions as an alternative to investing in internal infrastructure. But regulators around the region are cautious about the potential pitfalls involved....
This paper discusses a number of diverse considerations that risk managers need to incorporate into their thought processes and recurring procedures if they are to fulfill their role more effectively in the future
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