Covid19

Fair valuation of investment property in uncertain times

It’s no secret that measuring a fair value of investment property has always been a challenging task...and, needless to say, the current pandemic has not made it any easier. The valuation of investment property following the principles of IFRS 13 is usually dependent on several assumptions and unobservable inputs. The current market situation may very likel […]
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Treasury management and cash pooling: how is the COVID-19 crisis affecting transfer prices?

The economic downturn triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting wide swathes of sectors and companies. In particular, the treasury departments of multinationals have needed to boost their liquidity levels to cope with this unstable economic environment and meet their short- and medium-term financial obligations. Treasurers have a range of strategies at […]
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How to champion customer loyalty during a crisis: a simple framework for banks

When the Coronavirus first made headlines last November, I could not have fathomed the chaos it would wreak across the globe. Like many I listened, and then continued with my life assuming a virus in the far east Asia would have no impact on me in Luxembourg. Eight months later and we have seen lockdown measures put in place, borders closed and all sense of no […]
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Sustainable finance and insurance: turning the Covid-19 experience to long-term advantage

This article has been written together with Armand De Vaugelas. The recognition of pandemic-type risks as being highly disruptive is far from new to the insurance sector. Back in 2013, around 3,000 insurers took part in a poll to name the most extreme risks to their industry. The responses identified a pandemic from a new and highly infectious and fatal disea […]

Covid-19: a new horizon for due diligence

This article has been written together with Alberto Chocano Almagro Due diligence Covid-19 is having a material impact on most economic sectors, including M&A. Due to the short- and medium-term economic uncertainty and volatility that has resulted, aligning buyer and seller expectations may prove challenging, even if such a crisis brings significant marke […]
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Regulating financial instruments during Covid-19

This article has been written together with Thor-Hagen SCHELLER. Lately, business as usual has become crisis management. By assessing Covid-19’s impact on risk, market participants are trying to maintain operational resiliency and regulatory risk mitigation. It is possible that available resources will decrease, translating into decreased personnel shoulderin […]
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