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New measures by the European Central Bank aim to improve gender diversity

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American entrepreneur, Malcolm Forbes, once described diversity as “the art of thinking independently together”. Today, diversity is beginning to emerge as a quintessential workforce norm...

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Is SOFR a strong enough USD LIBOR alternative?

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With COVID-19, being declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020, financial institutions have had to shift most of their resources to mitigate the risks that...

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COVID-19 US Policy Changes: What banks need to know

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Impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic have reverberated across every part of the global economy. Small businesses are struggling to pay their employees, banks are grappling...

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Are banks underestimating the risks of Covid Emergency Loans?

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During the last few weeks, the volume of loans issued by banks has snowballed as governments release programmes to bail out businesses affected by Covid-19....

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Are more stringent gender diversity measures required?

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Gender equality, while not systematically embedded in national laws, is clearly set in European law. The Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) requires financial institutions to adopt...

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Progress on transitioning to SONIA

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The Risk-Free Rates Working Group (RFRWG) published an update on the impact of COVID-19 on the timeline for firm’s plans to transition away from GBP...

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How banks can demonstrate responsible banking during the pandemic

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What is the purpose of a bank? Does it have a responsibility to society at large, over and above its duties to its shareholders, customers...

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HKMA Support Measures and the Impact to the Banking Industry

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Pierre Latrobe at Mazars discusses recent HKMA initiatives taken in response to Covid-19 and their implications for Hong Kong banks, highlighting credit risk as a...

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Key considerations on institutions’ credit IRB and IFRS 9 models

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Mazars provides an update on recent developments affecting financial institutions’ credit capital and provision models with focus on the EBA IRB Roadmap and COVID-19 relief...

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ARRC acts for a smooth IBOR transition

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The Alternative Reference Rates Committee (ARRC) continues to support market participants in their efforts to transition from USD London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) towards the...

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How will COVID-19 affect the financial regulatory response to climate change?

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At first glance, regulatory authorities appear to have deprioritised the issue of climate change. However, a closer look would suggest otherwise and climate change in...

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Rebuilding Credit Card Profitability post COVID-19

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The current pandemic is having far reaching consequences across all aspects of society. Compared to other industries the impact on the credit card industry is...

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