4.7 Liquidity Risk About this Report Chairman's Foreword Corporate Management Report Appendices Governance Consolidated Financial Company Financial Statements Statements bond trading activity, the dominant event risk scenario throughout the year was related to a rise in bond yields. Liquidity risk is the risk that the bank will not be able to meet all of its payment and repayment obligations on time, as well as the risk that the bank will not be able to fund increases in assets at a reasonable price, if at all. This could happen if, for instance, customers or professional counterparties suddenly withdraw more funds than expected which cannot be absorbed by the bank's cash resources, by selling or pledging assets in the market or by borrowing funds from third parties. Rabobank considers an adequate liquidity position and retaining the confidence of both professional market parties and retail customers to be crucial in ensuring unimpeded access to the public money and capital markets. The liquidity risk policy focuses on financing assets using stable funding, i.e., funds entrusted by customers and long-term wholesale funding. Liquidity risk is managed based on three pillars. The first of these sets strict limits for the maximum outgoing cash flows within the wholesale banking business. Among other things, Rabobank measures and reports on a daily basis what incoming and outgoing cash flows can be expected during the next twelve months. Limits have been set for these outgoing cash flows, including for each currency and each location. Detailed plans (the contingency funding plans) have been drawn up for contingency funding to ensure the bank is prepared for potential crisis situations. Periodic operational tests are performed for these plans. The second pillar is used to maintain a substantial high-quality buffer of liquid assets. Besides credit balances held at central banks, these assets can be pledged to central banks, in repo transactions, or to be sold directly in the market to generate liquidity immediately. The size ofthe liquidity buffer is attuned to the risk Rabobank is exposed to in its balance sheet. In addition Rabobank has securitized a portion ofthe mortgage portfolio internally, which means it can be pledged to the central bank, thereby serving as an additional liquidity buffer. Since this concerns retained securitizations, it is not reflected in the consolidated balance sheet. The third pillar for managing liquidity risk consists of a good credit rating, high capital levels and prudent funding policies. Rabobank takes various measures to avoid becoming overly dependent on a single source offunding.These include balanced diversification of financing sources regarding maturity, currencies, investors, geography and markets, a high degree of unsecured funding and therefore limited asset encumbrance, and an active and consistent investor-relations policy play a major role. Scenario analyses are performed each month to determine the potential consequences of a wide range of stress scenarios. The analyses cover market-specific scenarios, Rabobank-specific scenarios and a combination of both. Monthly reports on the Group's overall liquidity position are submitted to the Dutch Central Bank. These reports are prepared in accordance with the guidelines drawn up by this supervisory authority. The table below shows the undiscounted liabilities grouped according to the remaining liquidity period from the reporting date to the expected contract repayment date. The total amou nts do not correspond exactly with the amounts in the consolidated statement of financial position because this table is based on undiscounted contractual cash flows relating to both principal and future interest payments. Derivatives are not included in this table and have not been analyzed on the basis ofthe contractual due date, because they are not essential for the management of liquidity risk or for reporting to senior management. The maturity profile of derivatives used for cash flow hedging is disclosed in Section 11.3 "Derivatives Designated as Hedging Instrument." Annual Report 2018 - Consolidated Financial Statements 161

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