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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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Treasurers: are we rational decision-makers?

Behavioral finance was first taught in universities at the beginning of the new millennium. Before that, traditional economists based their theories on the assumption that efficient markets are driven by the rational behavior of market participants. The study of behavioral finance suggests that this is not always so.

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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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