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Zanders IRRBB Quick Scan

In April 2016, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) issued the final standard on Interest Rate Risk in the Banking Book (IRRBB). In this standard, which will be the basis for new EBA guidelines, the BCBS recognizes that IRRBB is best captured in Pillar II due to the heterogeneous nature of IRRBB among banks.

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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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The dewdrop known as IFRS 17

Seven students in Asia were taking their morning walk with their teacher. Dewdrops sparkled in the weak sunshine. The teacher stopped near a large water droplet. He asked his students to stand around it so the sun kept on shining on it and then he asked them what color the dewdrop was.

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Negative interest rates and embedded floors

In September 2016, we published the article ‘How Negative interest-rates will affect treasury’. We now delve into one of the problems mentioned concerning hedge effectiveness calculations.

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IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts development reaches final stage

The drafting of the new IFRS accounting standard for insurance contracts (previously called IFRS 4 Phase II) is moving towards completion.

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