Upcoming challenges for insurers

Due to upcoming regulatory changes, technology advancements and the potentially catastrophic rise of so-called InsurTech companies, life as an insurer gets busier and busier. They are currently facing an awe-inspiring amount of challenges, such as IFRS 17, the Solvency II review, Net Capital Generation, Artificial Intelligence, InsurTech and the reform of interbank offered rate (IBOR). So, how are insurers coping with all these challenges?

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Round table: FX Risk management

In September 2018, Zanders organized and hosted a round table session on the topic of Advanced FX risk management. Leading practitioners from various multinational companies actively debated a selection of topics varying from the challenges in FX identification to the different hedging strategies. This article summarizes the discussed topics.

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IFRS 16 compliance: incremental borrowing rate calculations driven by digital transformation

A significant change in lease accounting practices is a few months away: all lessors and lessees will have to be compliant with IFRS 16 standards from the start of their next fiscal year (1st of January 2019 or later).

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Portfolio FX hedging: does it make sense?

When multinational companies present their financial results, material foreign exchange (FX) fluctuations are often cited as a cause of the unexpected results.

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FX exposure management – a new automated approach to solve an old problem

The importance of FX risk management has grown significantly in recent years on the back of market volatility, increased geopolitical risk, and also regulatory and accounting changes. International expansion associated with geopolitical risk increases cash flow at risk due to FX exposures. This has meant that corporate treasurers face greater pressure to capture all FX exposures in a timely and accurate manner to achieve the best hedging strategy and results, thereby adding value for the corporate and at the same time reducing P&L and balance sheet impacts.

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