With its own valuation desk, Zanders provides an independent and reliable service to its clients. In short, the valuation desk determines and validates the market values of financial products, such as derivatives and loans, for all market segments. Rogier Galesloot, who… read more
Small Companies – Big Risks?Export companies are by definition focused on international markets. Despite the promise of increased revenues, exports inherently increase the exposure to currency and other financial markets. Recent events have clearly illustrated the huge impact of currency on price and, by extension,… read more
Warren Buffet once called these products 'weapons of mass destruction', how do credit default swaps work?
Multi-billionaire Warren Buffet once called these products 'weapons of mass destruction', because he thought they were partly responsible for causing the credit crunch. Despite this remark, there is still a buoyant trade in credit default swaps. Here we discuss how they… read more
Abolition of tax relief on mortgage interest: a risk or an opportunity?
A discussion has been raging for years in the Netherlands about making cuts in tax relief on mortgage interest, but so far moves to alter the system have come to nothing. But this look set to change. The tax relief on… read more
The importance of determining the value of liabilities is increasing
When the financial world talks about market value, it usually concerns the asset side of the balance sheet. Asset managers are constantly determining the value of shares and bonds.
In turn, banks specialize in determining the value of loans and mortgages.… read more
Alternative valuation method in the sustainable energy industry
Zanders has been involved in financing issues and transactions related to sustainable energy for several years now, supporting developers, power companies, and start-ups in a variety of countries.
As part of one of its consultancy projects, Zanders advised a Dutch… read more
How to price illiquid or OTC instruments at market value
It’s hard to put a value on some things (think a loyal friend or a sunny day) but financial instruments shouldn’t fall into that category.
This article takes a look at calculating pricing for illiquid or OTC instruments not quoted… read more
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