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The problem with GRC

Boards may care more about products and profits than governance, risk and compliance (GRC). But without an effective GRC programme, the fun soon stops when trouble calls, says Michael Gibbs, chief executive of SureStep Risk + Analytics

The Fundamentals of market risk rules

With the 2022 Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) deadline looming, banks are fast coming to grips with the amount of work still to be done to achieve a successful implementation

Opening the buy-side liquidity pool

Vikash Rughani, business manager at triReduce and triBalance, outlines a new approach enabling buy- and sell-side participants to optimise the transition of legacy Libor over-the-counter swaps contracts to alternative reference rates

Successfully moving risk software to the cloud

Cloud technologies offer numerous benefits over traditional on-premise deployments. While the rate of adoption in the financial services industry was initially slow, banks and asset managers are now embracing these technologies and moving their…

FVA – Time to go asymmetric?

Despite being introduced over six years ago, there is still no market consensus on how to calculate funding valuation adjustments. One point of contention is whether to use the same funding curve for borrowing and lending (symmetric funding) or to use…

Lease finance accounting – A new standard

International Financial Reporting Standard 16 came into effect on January 1. The impact of the new standard can be felt across all industries, particularly those that rely heavily on rentals and leasing as part of their core business. A global leader in…

Banks seek new value for their efforts

As regulatory stress tests evolve and a new age of stress-testing approaches, firms are looking to maximise value by making the most of scenario-based analytics. John Voigt, principal solutions manager at SAS, explores the importance to institutions of…

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…

ESG investing: It’s not just great to be good

Investing according to environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria can be done in various ways, with continuing development of filters and ways of analysing companies. As the market in ESG indexes and investments linked to sustainability matures,…

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,…

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…

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