Robust and transparent valuations play an important role in supporting stable financial markets. Efforts to improve consistency and reliability of financial instruments valuation in particular, given their burgeoning influence on the financial system, have the potential to greatly enhance confidence in global financial institutions.

Ragveer Brar (Raj), Head of Traded Risk at the Bank of England is a member of the IVSC's Financial Instruments Board, which is tasked with developing the International Valuation Standards (IVS) in this area.

In this interview he shares his thoughts on the work of the Board, the importance of the initiative, and his hopes for the future of the valuation profession.