Financial markets

Network sensitivity of systemic risk

Here, we address the more general problem of how shock propagation dynamics depend on the topological details of the underlying network. To this end, we consider different realistic network topologies, all consistent with balance sheet information…

Libor webinar series – Big issuers

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. This continues to be the message from regulators, despite the havoc caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The coming…

Risk doesn’t wait for market close

Many market participants rely on end-of-day batch systems to perform analytics and, in the current environment, they may see significant negative impacts on their business. Leila Sadiq, front-office risk head of product at Bloomberg, explores how the…

Pre-cessation Ibor picture gets clearer

As the derivatives market has accepted the impending transition away from interbank offered rates, attention has turned to how best to manage it. Philip Whitehurst, head of service development, rates at LCH, explores how the clearing house is working…

Operational uncertainty – An unavoidable challenge

The transition from Libor to a new risk-free rate has revealed a number of challenges for all financial markets participants – the nature and scope of what lies ahead is vast, impacting businesses, operations and support functions. KPMG‘s global Libor…

Harnessing AI to achieve Libor transition

Chris Dias, principal at KPMG, explains how the vast increase in accuracy that artificial intelligence (AI) offers when dealing with large volumes of complex agreements is crucial to exploring the market opportunities and mitigating the risks of the…

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