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Transition from CHF LIBOR to SARON

IBOR Reform in Switzerland, Part I

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will stop supporting LIBOR from the end of 2021, while more than 80% of CHF loans are currently priced based on the CHF LIBOR. According to the Swiss National Working Group, the Swiss Average Rate Overnight (SARON) is the proposed replacement standard. The transition period poses a number of different challenges for the market.

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20 Treasury Actions for 2020!

The start of a new year (not to mention a new decade) is a natural moment to reflect on the past and look forward to the year(s) ahead. How should you, as a treasurer, prepare for the uncertain future? What will be the main trends for the coming year? Most importantly, what can your company, and the treasury organization specifically, do to add value by recognizing the trends?

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FINMA update for Swiss banks

Swiss banks must calculate a general loss provision for inherent default. The FINMA published Circular 2020/01 – Accounting-Banks. The circular update contains a revision to the standards regarding the provisioning for counterparty default risks. Banks are now required to create value adjustments for both impaired and non-impaired loans, whereas previously it sufficed to create value […]

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Mitigating risks with FX options

Is there a direct relationship between your FX exposures and the resulting P&L effects? Have you ever thought about hedging with FX options instead of FX forwards but then ruled it out? Here are some reasons why it might make sense to give this idea a second thought.

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IBOR Reform impact on IFRS 17

As a new accounting standard for insurance contracts, IFRS 17 is seen as one of the big regulatory disruptions for insurance companies in the coming decade. The determination of discount curves is crucial for the implementation of the standard. Underlying complexity will be further increased by a second disruptive change in financial markets: the IBOR reform.

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