MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Interest rate risk management is retaking center stage in the minds of financial services professionals as U.S. regulators recently noted an upward shift in the yield curve is inevitable. The finance and risk management experts from Wolters Kluwer Financial Services are breaking down the immediacy of this threat for financial organizations during a webinar on Thursday, Feb. 26.
During “When S&Ls Roamed the Earth, No One Thought Interest Rate Risk Could Lead to Extinction,” Will Newcomer and Kimy Metivier from Wolters Kluwer Financial Services will present attendees with an efficient framework designed to help financial organizations manage their balance sheets and the inherent rate risks they face today. The model presented can be used by organizations to quickly analyze risks to capitalization, liquidity and credit in their planning scenarios.
More specifically, Newcomer and Metivier will cover:
- What will examiners be looking for under enhanced interest rate risk reviews?
- Will there be new requirements for the framework for risk modeling and management systems?
- Do I have to hire a quant?
- Can I test economic assumptions easily and efficiently?
- How can I evaluate asset and liability mix changes when rates go up?
- What are some real-world ways to develop better asset-liability models that include risk mitigation strategies?
“A Bank’s ability to make prudent choices when managing interest rate risk is key to adequately modeling their risk profiles in rapidly changing markets” said Newcomer, vice president, Finance & Risk for Wolters Kluwer Financial Services. “However, most models are either overly simplistic, and therefore can’t measure the full risk profile, or overly complex and cumbersome, and therefore require a team of quants. The model Wolters Kluwer Financial Services will present during this webinar is both practical and effective.”
To register for the complimentary webinar, please visit Wolters Kluwer Financial Services’ website.
About Wolters Kluwer Financial Services
Wolters Kluwer Financial Services provides customers worldwide with risk management, compliance, finance and audit solutions that help them successfully navigate regulatory complexity, optimize risk and financial performance, and manage data to support critical decisions. With more than 30 offices in 20 countries, our prominent brands include: AppOne®, AuthenticWeb™, Bankers Systems®, Capital Changes, CASH Suite™, GainsKeeper®, NILS®, OneSumX®, TeamMate®, Uniform Forms™, VMP® Mortgage Solutions and Wiz®. Wolters Kluwer Financial Services is part of Wolters Kluwer, which had 2013 annual revenues of €3.6 billion ($4.7 billion), employs 19,000 employees worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.