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Profit emergence under IFRS 17

Major changes are expected under the new IFRS 17 regime – insurance companies must make efforts to comprehend and communicate the full impact of changes to profit emergence under different scenarios, and its sensitivity to different methodology choices,…

How banks can keep pace with XVA

The complexity of derivatives pricing has grown significantly in the past decade, with banks having to factor in a series of valuation adjustments to calculate the impact on their balance sheets. With budgets and resources under pressure, and traditional…

Risk Markets Technology Awards 2019 winners' review

This year’s Risk Markets Technology Awards reveal a sector in flux. The judging panel of practitioners and Risk.net editorial staff recognised a mix of incumbents and insurgents that were able to demonstrate they had responded to the market’s changing…

How to apply Python to complex financial markets

The unprecedented proliferation of data in derivatives markets has led to a rise in popularity of Python, a multipurpose programming language known for its versatility and flexibility. Undoubtedly, the increased adoption of Python has helped enable…

Cloud adoption special report 2018

If banks had been hesitant to move their data and processes to the cloud, recent regulatory requirements have certainly provided a final nudge in that direction. Cloud computing has been around for many years as a potential means of expanding the…

CFTC finds harmony harder than it sounds

James Schwartz and Chrys Carey, of counsels at Morrison & Foerster, explore the impact of a recent Commodity Futures Trading Commission white paper – including how its author’s suggestions would affect cross-jurisdictional application of its regulations …

FRTB special report 2018

In early October, figures from the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision confirmed what banks have known for some time: the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) will spark a vast increase in the cost of market-making to the point that, for some…

Python – Is the buzz justified?

Python is rapidly becoming the world’s most popular programming language and its versatility and ease of use has enabled it to achieve widespread adoption in finance, becoming the multipurpose tool of choice for quantitative analysts and other financial…

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