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SAS Executive Business Forum Series presents

A Race to Compliance: IFRS9 and Stress Testing

May 2nd |  JW Marriott Hotel, Cairo, Egypt  #SasIFRS9Egypt

With the 2019 deadline looming for Egypt, financial institutions are working to understand the implications of the latest impairment requirements IFRS9 introduced by IASB.  And if this was not enough, we add another global regulatory initiative requiring them to perform stress testing on these potential losses, related capital and income impact for the entire enterprise.  Not only do we expect IFRS9 and stress testing to have a significant financial impact for the majority of large banks, we also know that the journey to reach the end goal will not be an easy one.

For those banks who have begun this journey, the bigger challenge includes data availability, coordination between units, mainly Risk and Finance,  and having an acceptable understanding of the IFRS9 requirements and level of comprehensiveness of stress tests.  A well thought of assessment plan is crucial to ensure that all necessary considerations are made and proper gap analysis is done.  It is important that given the limited time, banks can achieve an acceptable financial impact that minimizes implementation effort but is still sufficiently prudent to ensure compliance.

In addressing IFRS9 requirements:

Do we build new IFRS9 models, or do we leverage on our Basel models?

How do we know when an asset will have to move from 12 month Expected loss to a Lifetime expected loss?

Do we compute both 12 month expected loss and lifetime expected loss for each of my exposure?

How do we forecast future economic conditions?

With so little time, and so many things to do, how are banks moving along in their quest to comply with the IFRS9 deadline?            

Banks planning for IFRS 9 compliance are likely going to need to invest in new and complementary information technology to meet performance, data management, analytics and integration between Risk and Finance. So choosing the right partner – one with the right banking industry experience and IFRS 9 domain expertise and broad solution capabilities – will be vital to success.

Key Take-Aways:

Learn how to prepare and address IFRS9 challenges

Introduction to SAS’ offering for IFRS9 compliance


Who Should Attend? 

Chief Risk Officers / Risk Managers/Officers, Chief Finance Officers, Chief Compliance Officer

Head of IFRS9/ECL.



Registration, Welcome coffe & Networking
Welcome Note
Marcel Yammine General Manager, Gulf and Emerging Markets (GEM) - SAS
09:15-10:00IFRS9 Calculations and Implementation
10:00-10:45IFRS 9 current status and challenges – a global SAS perspective
Martim Rocha, Global Director, Risk and Quantitative Solutions Division (RQS) - SAS

Panel Discussion: IFRS9 Key challenges of implementation
Moderated by Tariq Beg, Head Risk Management Practice ME - SAS


11:30-11:45Networking Coffee Break
11:45-12:30IFRS 9 and beyond  A view on Stress Testing
Speaker TBC
Closing Remarks
Tariq Beg, Practice Head, Risk Business Solutions MEEE- SAS
12:45 onwards
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JW Marriott Hotel, Cairo, Egypt

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