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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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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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Impact of climate change on financial institutions

After the long-acknowledged fact that global warming has catastrophic consequences, it is also increasingly recognized that climate change will impact the financial industry. The Bank of England is even of the opinion that climate change represents the tragedy of the horizon: “by the time it is clear that climate change is creating risks that we want to reduce, it may already be too late to act” [1]. This article provides a summary of the type of financial risks resulting from climate change, various initiatives within the financial industry relating to the shift towards a low-carbon economy, and an outlook for the assessment of climate change risks in the future.

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