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Challenges associated with the replacement of IBOR benchmark interest rates

Benchmark interest rates are an essential part of financial markets. These interest rates are used for numerous financial products, such as bonds, loans and derivatives, and in the construction of discount curves. This has applications in fair value calculations, hedge strategies, sensitivity analysis, treasury and risk management systems, and much more.

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The impact of liquidity spread risk on banks’ earnings

What exactly are liquidity spreads and liquidity spread risk? And how can banks incorporate liquidity spread risk into their risk management framework?

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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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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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