IFRS 9 to spur risk transfer trades

Category: Capital Relief Trades ABS

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Higher expected provisioning under IFRS 9 is expected to spur a slew of risk transfer issuance before its enactment in January 2018. Indeed, portfolio management will be central to how institutions manage and price the volatility that the new accounting standard will bring.

"You can imagine a logjam of cases," says Adrian Docherty, head of bank advisory at BNP Paribas.

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