Financial markets

IFRS 17 Special report 2019

The insurance industry has long been vocal about the need for a two-year extension to the International Accounting Standards Board’s (IASB’s) proposed 2021 implementation date for International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) 17 – the accounting…

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…

Balance-sheet interest rate risk: a weighted Lp approach

In this paper, the authors introduce a new interest rate risk measure that is a product of two factors: one related to the distance between assets and liabilities in the Lp-space of financial instruments, and the other linked to the performance of the…

Asia embraces intelligent automation

Asia’s adoption of new tools and processes has gained significant momentum, with increased automation now a primary focus for many financial firms. Paul Worthy, head of Japan at Tradeweb, explores how this change has come about, and how firms can use the…

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