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Functional Data Management: What makes data projects very costly and never-ending?

Missing the functional piece in a data project puzzle – The financial industry is going through a disruptive phase, in which buzzwords such as blockchain, big data and deep learning are enticing financial institutions to ride the technological wave. Solid data management is the foundation of these developments. Financial institutions not only have an internal drive to create this foundation, as this improves analysis and decision-making, but also face challenging regulations imposed by national and international supervisors.

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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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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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Zanders proprietary Treasury Technology Database

Where is the treasury technology market heading to? Which systems are stepping up to the leading positions and who is being left behind? Factual knowledge about treasury technology and insights into adoption rates are valuable pieces of information. But this data is rarely readily available on the market. The development of the Zanders proprietary Treasury Technology Database was a solution to cover missing gaps in the market. Being in the treasury advisory for years, Zanders has been in a position to observe the developments in treasury technology first hand and collect the multiple jigsaw pieces together.

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IFRS 17 brings finance and risk closer together

The insurance sector is preparing for the implementation of IFRS 17. A great deal of attention is paid to modeling and the consequences for (finance and risk) policy. In addition to complying with the regulations, the implementation of IFRS 17 also offers an opportunity to bring the worlds of finance and risk closer together. Experiences from other areas of the financial sector could then prove useful. Yvonne Sijm, director at Zanders, explains.

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