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The relevance of the yield curve

Creating a future stress scenario for the yield curve is not easily done. Above all, it is something that has to be done carefully, because it can have negative repercussions for a financial institution. The yield curve provides an indication of the interest rate at which governments can borrow money for different maturity periods.

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IFRS 17 Conference Takeaways

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The introduction of IFRS 17 is one of the largest regulatory shocks to the insurance industry in the past decade. At heart, the accounting standard attempts to combine traditional reporting with forward-looking actuarial calculations.

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How do you formulate a Preparatory Crisis Plan?

A new law for the winding up of insurance companies in financial distress states that all Dutch insurers with Solvency II approval are required to formulate a Preparatory Crisis Plan. This article explains the practical considerations that need to be taken into account when formulating this plan.

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How to unlock the full potential of an insurer’s treasury

Life for the group treasurer of an insurance firm has probably never been as hectic as it is today. With an overwhelming regulatory burden (including IFRS 9 and 17, GDPR, and IBOR’s discontinuity), new digital technologies, an ever-demanding customer-centric approach in the social media era and rigid internal KPIs, it can be difficult to keep track of these various demands.

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The bank of the future

During the past 20 years, mobile services have changed so much in our lives – from ordering a taxi, eating out, or simply the way that we communicate with one another. Relatively speaking, banks have lagged behind this digital progress, but it seems like this is now changing.

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