IM & SIMM should now be part of front office decision making, and long-term portfolio management. Our panel intends to discuss the extent to which initial margin should be part of all trading and portfolio decisions. For UMR firms who are above the average notional threshold but potentially beneath the 50mm IM threshold on a relationship, can scale down their compliance plans. But, knowing the amount of IM needs work and managing the IM amount isn’t simple.
CloudMargin, creator of the world’s first and only collateral and margin management solution native to the cloud, has once again won the award for Best Buy-Side Collateral Management Tool at the 14th annual Buy-Side Technology Awards, hosted by WatersTechnology in a virtual ceremony on Friday. This marked the company’s fifth win in the category.
The 2008 financial crisis and the years following had a drastic impact on collateral management and elevated the importance of its operations as evidenced by many firms’ initiatives to create operational and technological efficiency in collateral management. As a result, collateral management is one of the few functions that is making a dramatic shift from the back office to the front office—a key evolution in a post-COVID-19 pandemic world.
Solution will help financial institutions meet time-critical regulatory deadlines and reduce costs associated with managing collateral
Collaboration between Margin optimisation specialist OpenGamma and analytics provider IHS Markit aiming to provide end-to-end support to clients for UMR compliance.
Baton Systems, a leading provider of post-trade solutions for capital markets, has teamed-up with Citi to help build its treasury function for cleared derivatives.
As part of Margin Reform's ongoing strategy to support and influence the financial services industry, we have been assisting Institutional Investor educational events, and several market participants across their Uncleared Margin Rules change delivery programmes.
Quantile, has been awarded GlobalCapital’s Global Compression Service of the Year - for the second consecutive year.
Praised by GlobalCapital Magazine for a year in which Quantile, "grew its core business and evolved its offering to meet clients' needs against a shifting regulatory backdrop," the award recognises Quantile's success in supporting banks to manage their counterparty risk while also increasing the efficiency and liquidity of financial markets.
LCH SwapAgent has registered its first SONIA/SOFR cross-currency basis swap. The GBP / USD basis swap was executed between Bank of America and Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets.
Nathan Ondyak, Global Head of LCH SwapAgent, said: "This latest milestone for LCH SwapAgent demonstrates the service's capability to facilitate a coordinated transition to risk free rates for non-cleared OTC derivatives. This neatly complements our existing offering which is delivering operational and funding efficiencies to a growing community of members."
CloudMargin, creator of the world’s first and only collateral and margin management solution native to the cloud, today announced that it has closed on its largest funding round to date, bringing in $15 million in a Series B capital raise. Primary investors were Deutsche Börse, one of the largest exchange organisations worldwide, along with Tier-1 global investment banks and current CloudMargin clients Deutsche Bank and Citi.