Report on Large OTC Derivatives End-Users on Clearing and Collateral | Finadium
Finadium has published a new report in which it presents the results of a new survey of large end-users in the OTC derivatives clearing and collateral market. The report is based on in-person and telephone interviews with large OTC derivatives end-users conducted by Finadium in May 2013. Data were gathered from 16 firms including mutual funds, insurance companies and second tier banks and brokers that had elected to outsource OTC clearing. All of the firms are considered significant derivatives users; every US firm was in Category 2 for CCP clearing, and all European firms had equivalent OTC derivatives notional volumes outstanding and are name brands in their regional markets. The survey reveals the major considerations that end-users have faced in selecting clearing agents, how they approach collateral optimization and the challenges, particularly to business profitability, that they face in the short to medium-term. According to Josh Galper, the author, the results of the survey will help large OTC derivatives end-users, their clearing agents, collateral service providers and technology firms enhance their capabilities to manage the ongoing development of mandatory OTC derivatives clearing and collateral management. Distribution rights to the report have been purchased by Calypso Technology, making the report free through Calypso representatives. However, if you have a free membership in http://www.secfinmonitor.com, you can download the pdf via this post: http://www.secfinmonitor.com/sfm/finadium-large-otc-derivatives-end-users-on-clearing-and-collateral-free-via-calypso/ (free membership) Maria L.