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FMO: prepared for expectations and estimates

International Financial Reporting Standard 9 (IFRS 9) was announced in 2014 by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) as the successor to IAS 39. As of 1 January 2018, this comes into mandatory effect for financial and non-financial organizations. According to Paul Buijze, director of finance and mid-office at FMO, the Dutch development bank, IFRS 9 impacts “almost all processes and systems.” So how is this atypical Dutch bank preparing itself for the new IFRS 9 regulation?

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Anadolubank’s steps to a new risk management framework

Six years ago, in the middle of the challenging days of a new-born financial crisis, Anadolubank Nederland N.V. entered the Dutch market. Looking back, the bank didn’t seem to suffer much from those challenges and managed to grow steadily. However, during that process, it became clear that the bank needed to bring its risk management framework to the next, higher level.

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Greenpeace’s safe choice for sustainability

Donations sometimes have to wait for the right good cause. But as an environmental organization, where can you invest those donations where they’ll be both safe, and not used for purposes that are at odds with what you stand for?

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Flexibility and transparency in a challenging environment

Banca UBAE improves internal ratings control with EAGLE and FACT

As a bank providing financial services to business enterprises and financial institutions located in North and Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent, Banca UBAE relies on accurate and customized credit ratings for its counterparties. While its previous credit rating process didn’t allow for a tailor-made approach, Banca UBAE has recently begun using the EAGLE internal ratings methodology, which gives its credit analysts the transparency and flexibility they need.

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Sustainable bank increases insight into savings portfolio risks

Triodos Bank knowledge in a Zanders model

Until recently, Triodos Bank primarily used qualitative analysis based on years of practical experience to manage risks in savings. As evidenced by the sustainable bank’s continuous growth, it did so successfully. In addition to qualitative analysis, however, Triodos Bank also wanted to have more quantitative and model-based substantiation.

Together with Zanders, the bank therefore developed a new model that remained in line with the original knowledge and experience but also provided substantiation based on quantitative analysis.

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