The Future of Banking

Mazars is fully engaged in the future of banking debate.
The past years have seen a transformation in the regulatory and economic environment for banks. A fundamental shift in the relationship between banks, regulators and governments has occurred and further changes are planned.
Our experienced banking team provide valuable insights into how to navigate this new environment. We aim at addressing what current changes mean for banks and what reforms may yet lay ahead.

Measuring Counterparty Risk in Financial Derivatives

Emmanuel Dooseman, Partner, Mazars & Michael Tuohy, Director, Mazars outline some of the key features required in measuring counterparty risk as part of the valuation of financial derivatives. For the banks, this is a better way of ridding themselves of non-core assets and improving their value, rather than rushing to surrender them.

New Forms of Defeasance Structures

The defeasance structures of banks have undergone fundamental changes over recent years. In the wake of the “bad banks” backed by government guarantees that were set up to bring together toxic assets, a system of internal ring-fencing has been introduced, which often focuses on core activities such as mortgages, small business loans, brokerage and bond issues.

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