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The difference between risk and uncertainty

The FAUC assessment

The world is complex and the future uncertain. What does that mean for the existing models on which we base our expectations? For Prof. Lex Hoogduin, professor of complexity and uncertainty in financial markets and financial institutions and Chairman of LCH Clearnet, it was a reason to set up the Global Complexity Network (GloComNet), an open platform focusing on how to deal effectively with ‘complexity and uncertainty’. Zanders joined last year and together we developed the Framework for Acting under Uncertainty and Complexity (FAUC).

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Are you ready for IFRS 9?

With the mandatory implementation deadline of 1 January 2018 less than a year away, the impact of IFRS 9 Financial Instruments should not be underestimated. This accounting standard significantly changes the accounting of financial instruments and has substantial implications for corporates and their treasury departments.

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Preparing corporates for credit risk challenges ahead

Increased volatility in financial markets is one of the factors that have driven corporate treasurers to become more aware of the importance of risk management.

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A Structured Approach towards a Best in Class Financial Risk Management Framework

The increased volatility in the commodity and foreign exchange markets, augmented counterparty risk and the low interest rate environment have led to an increased focus on financial risk management (FRM) for multinational corporations (MNCs).

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Bracing for Brexit

At the end of February 2016, Prime Minister David Cameron announced that Britain would have a referendum on 23rd June 2016 to vote on whether it will remain in the European Union (EU). The referendum will be a simple “Leave” or “Remain” vote and the announcement came after the finalization of negotiations on Britain’s relationship with EU, in which Cameron secured a number of key concessions considered a pre-requisite for the government to support a “Remain” campaign.

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