Techniques for Post-Trade Collateral Optimisation: A Sapient & FIS Whitepaper


Collateral optimization is a buzzword used to describe a variety of techniques that aim to reduce the cost of collateral supporting trading activity.

This is important for all sell-side and buy-side market participants given the various regulatory changes that increase the amount of collateral required to support trading activity, the increasing number of collateral movements to be processed and the additional strain on liquidity from regulatory capital changes.

The goals of collateral optimization differ by firm, geography and sector but at their core, translate into a number of common problems.

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