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Balance Sheet Management Technology 2018

In the wake of the financial crisis, across the spectrum of banking, insurance, capital markets and investment management, Balance Sheet Management (BSM) as a discipline has evolved rapidly. It is now a much more complex, holistic process focused around four discrete elements: capital adequacy/ solvency, leverage, liquidity and funding (see Figure 1). And, despite describing fundamentally different management objectives and regulatory concerns depending on where across the spectrum they are expressed, each of these critical ‘cogs’ in the BSM process is present, all are interconnected, and each exerts influence on the others, amplifying the inherent intricacy of modern BSM.