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Mar, 2016

Stage Assessment – Devil is in the Detail

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In our second post ‘building blocks of Impairment Modeling’, we had highlighted that IFRS 9 uses a ‘three stage model’ for measurement of ECL, and one of the major challenges of implementing this model was tracking and determining whether there has been a significant increase in risk of a credit exposure since origination. This blog post delves into the intricacies related to the three stage model, and some nuances that need to be considered for a bank looking to implement IFRS 9.

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Mar, 2016

IFRS 9 IT Architecture

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As the race against time to comply with IFRS 9 guidelines begins, several software solutions are being bandied about as a quick fix solution for automating the entire impairment modelling process. While automating is definitely the way to go in initiatives such as these, the question remains as to whether the software architecture should be of a strategic integrated nature or one that is decoupled and modular.

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Feb, 2016

From IAS 39 to IFRS 9 – Financial Instruments

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On 24 July 2014, IASB issued the fourth and final version of its new accounting standard – IFRS 9 Financial Instruments, which replaces most of the rule-based standards of IAS 39 with principle based guidance. IFRS 9 is built on a logical, single classification and measurement approach for financial assets that reflects the business model in which they are managed and their cash flow characteristics. The fundamental shift from IAS 39 to IFRS 9 standards is “Incurred Loss Approach” to “Forward-looking Expected Loss Approach” for impairment assessment. In the past, […]

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