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Fair valuations – Change for good?

The regulatory framework governing fair valuation practices in the US hasn’t undergone any substantial change for the best part of a decade. Now, thanks to a recently proposed rule by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), that is all about to…

Guiding Asean through Covid‑19 challenges

Chu Kok Wei, group head, treasury and markets at CIMB Group, explores how technological changes brought about by the Covid‑19 pandemic will impact traditional bricks-and-mortar banking, and how Asean banks are particularly well prepared for this…

Stress‑testing under Covid‑19

Stress‑testing is a challenging exercise to regularly assess a bank’s level of risk or capital adequacy. Olivier Brucker, Sunayana Mehra and Ed Young of Moody’s Analytics explore an approach that can address this, proposing an alternative methodology…

Libor Risk – Quarterly report Q3 2020

The transition away from Libor is littered with ‘chicken and egg’ conundrums. Deep cash markets linked to new risk-free rates (RFRs) require a liquid derivatives market for issuers to hedge exposures, yet RFR derivatives liquidity can only blossom where…

Solid foundations – Bridging the transition gap

Phil Whitehurst, head of service development, rates, SwapClear at LCH, explores the potential parallels between forward-looking term Sonia rates and term SOFR rates. He presents his thoughts on the recent announcement of increased powers for the…

The Libor transition – Let’s talk about SOFR

Time is ticking to Libor’s planned decommission date of December 31, 2021. Firms need to move quickly to execute their transition strategies, and having unique insight into certain key issues can aid decision-making. Numerix’s Ping Sun discusses…

Credit risk rethought – The new data imperative

The Covid‑19 pandemic has caused a seismic shift in the world of credit risk analysis. As pressure mounts on business leaders, regulators and governments, the demand for robust, reliable, forward-looking credit risk information is at a premium. Faced…

Libor countdown webinar series – Euro

In this webinar, a panel of experts discusses €STR liquidity, how firms fared through the recent central counterparty discount switches, the impact on €STR swaps trading and the future of Euribor

Libor countdown webinar series – GBP

Nobody knows what will happen to Libor at the end of 2021, but the market has to be ready for anything – including the benchmark’s demise. The coming months will be crucial in determining how and whether rates markets are able to cope

Risk model management in the age of Covid‑19

As many financial institutions acknowledge that risk models designed prior to the Covid‑19 crisis cannot effectively assess the current climate, it is apparent that current methodology needs an upgrade to sufficiently distinguish the effects of the…

Fraud and AML – AI and machine learning done right

What resources does your financial services organisation need to ensure success when it comes to artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning? Having an appropriate team in place, including domain experts, analysts and data engineers is a great…

Libor transition readiness – The current narrative

The decommission of Libor is making a huge imprint on the global financial services sector. The transition from Libor to alternative reference rates may just be the largest financial engineering project the world has ever seen. While the capital markets…

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