Financial management

The aim of our financial management is to create transparency at all levels of management in order that costs and income can be managed in line with corporate strategy and in an efficient and timely manner. The key instruments we use for this are medium-term planning, the annual budgeting process, the Group Management Information System (MIS) and capital management.

Financial management includes the preparation of the financial statements in accordance with local laws and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as well as regulatory reporting. The Group-wide treasury manages the risks in the banking book that arise from banking activities, specifically liquidity, interest rate and foreign currency risks.