International

Best CVA practices in Japan

At a recent roundtable in Tokyo, banks and regulators discussed progress on credit valuation adjustment (CVA). While, in many respects, the work towards implementing best practices in the country is on track, challenges remain in resourcing and…

Looking forward to backward‑looking rates

Interbank offered rates are critical in the world of contracts and derivatives, acting as reference rates in millions of financial contracts and with a total market exposure in the hundreds of trillions of dollars. Bloomberg explores why offering…

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…

Evaluating the impact of Libor fallback

The planned discontinuation of Libor and other interbank offer rates (Ibors) in 2022 will affect a large number of existing financial contracts based on these benchmarks. According to some estimates, Libor-based contracts – such as interest rate swaps,…

Margin reform – From challenge to opportunity

SmartStream Technologies explores how, as new initial margin regulations from the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the International Organisation of Securities Commissions become a pressing concern for more firms, technology service providers…

A tech-driven transformation

A panel of experts explores how greater collaboration between risk and finance teams can garner significant benefits and add value, how technological innovation is making the regulatory landscape more complicated to navigate and produce transformative…

Risk and finance – Better together

Changing regulations and new accounting standards are creating enormous challenges for financial organisations. Thorsten Hein, principal product marketing manager, risk research and quantitative solutions at SAS, explores why, to successfully meet these…

A helping hand – Addressing industry concerns

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’s final revisions to the FRTB guidelines aim to address industry concerns around complexity and capital implications. A forum of industry leaders discusses whether the changes have been effective and how banks…

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