Preparing Your Treasury Management System for the IBOR Replacement

Instruments including bonds, loans, derivatives, leases, and the construction of discount curves, could all be affected by the new reference rates. The required repapering and repricing of affected financial instruments will challenge Treasury Management Systems (TMS) providers in how they will support treasurers with the IBOR transition.

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The Impact of Carve Outs and Spin Offs on Corporate Treasury

Increase in corporate carve outs and spin offs. From a treasury perspective, the essence of a carve-out project is that the business that is being carved out needs a fully functional and standalone treasury operation upon ‘go-live’. This typically means setting up a dedicated team, processes, systems, cash and liquidity (banking) structure and standalone financing arrangements. But how do you implement a completely new treasury operation under tight timelines that sometimes can be less than 12 months?

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Corporate treasurers expect improved system functionality from new technology developments  

Results of a recent Zanders and FIS Treasury Technology survey. Based on the research, we conclude that corporate treasurers expect new technologies, such as artificial intelligence and APIs, to improve the level of support systems currently provide in areas such as cash flow forecasting and risk quantification. Additionally, cybersecurity is seen as an important driver to move away from on-premise installations of their systems.

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A functional approach to weather future storms

How to build a strong foundation in the regulatory insurance landscape

The insurance industry agrees that data requirements are a key challenge in the implementation of IFRS 17. Although the main purpose of IFRS 17 is to harmonize the insurance industry by setting principle-based standards, the new accounting standards also enforce a new level of data management. At Zanders we believe that this is the right opportunity to build a strong data foundation. Not only for the implementation of IFRS 17, but to prepare for any future regulatory or market changes.

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IBOR reform in the euro area – progress in an ocean of uncertainty

To respond to the concerns about the reliability and robustness of the IBOR benchmarks, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) recommended the development of an alternative (nearly) risk-free reference rate (RFR) in its report in July 2014.

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