Structural risk management

In pension funds

The financial position of pension funds is under pressure. Tougher rules, low cover ratios and a heightened risk perception oblige pension funds to identify their financial risks properly.

Gerbert van Grootheest, associate director at Zanders, shows how pension funds can structurally employ risk management and explains how Zanders can help.

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In sickness and in health?

The key to a happy corporate-bank relationship

Credit is the backbone of the corporate’s relationship with its banks, if not in the short term, almost always over the long term.

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Zanders and SWIFT enter long-term partnership

One channel for all banks

The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) enables banks to communicate with each other in one language and via one network, SWIFTNet.

For several years companies have also been able to access the network. The result for corporates is significantly fewer bank connections and a crystal-clear overview of their global cash positions.

As a SWIFTaccredited treasury specialist, Zanders advises companies that are considering connecting to SWIFT. Additionally, Zanders can prepare and oversee a SWIFT implementation from A to Z. The two parties have now entered into a long-term partnership.

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Expert Opinion: Leo Uittenbogaard: Keeping it real

Amsterdam School of Real Estate

How much grip does your company currently have on the value and risks of its real estate? The industry-specific regulations and circumstances are changing so rapidly that it might be time to brush up on real estate management.

So let’s see what the Amsterdam School of Real Estate has to offer.

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How solid is your credit ratings framework?

Credit rating philosophy and framework

Financial institutions must pull out all the stops to meet the more stringent requirements for risk management.

Having a solid credit ratings and portfolio management framework is crucially important. But how consciously are they tackling the task? Do they really know how appropriate and consistent the rating models are on which they base and control risks?

And do financial institutions know what is going on behind the figures on their dashboards?

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