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Stress-testing – Special report 2020

This special report explores the future of stress-testing in the post-Covid-19 era, how firms are tackling the operational and technological challenges involved and how they can maximise value from the strategic insight afforded by the process

How to successfully mitigate fraud – AI in Action

Fraud is evolving, with influences spanning technical sophistication through to turmoil and crisis. Most recently, the Covid-19 pandemic has thrown an additional spanner in the works. As the drivers behind these activities are becoming more varied, the…

Managing commodity risk in turbulent times

Faced with today’s razor-thin margins, firms must be able to monitor all risks holistically, in real time and to hedge effectively. This brings technological challenges, and many firms are now grappling with issues such as getting the right datasets,…

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…

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