Initial margin

Cassini Systems partners with SmartStream to help firms meet Uncleared Initial Margin obligations

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London and New York – March 20th, 2019 – Cassini Systems, the leading provider of pre and post trade margin analytics for buy side derivatives trading, today announced its partnership with SmartStream Technologies, the financial Transaction Lifecycle Management (TLM®) solutions provider, to help financial institutions comply with BCBS-IOSCO margin requirements for uncleared OTC derivatives.

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Cassini Systems partners with SmartStream to help firms meet Uncleared Initial Margin obligations

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London and New York – March 20th, 2019 – Cassini Systems, the leading provider of pre and post trade margin analytics for buy side derivatives trading, today announced its partnership with SmartStream Technologies, the financial Transaction Lifecycle Management (TLM®) solutions provider, to help financial institutions comply with BCBS-IOSCO margin requirements for uncleared OTC derivatives.

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Tackling the IM Challenge

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Let’s start with the good news. The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) last week published a statement highlighting that counterparty relationships that fall below an initial margin (IM) exchange threshold aren’t obliged to meet documentation, custodial or operational requirements.

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AcadiaSoft Announces Initial Margin (IM) Monitoring Service

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New service will allow Phase 5 firms under non-cleared margin requirements to monitor their IM exposure in relation to the permissible $50MM IM threshold and trigger automated agreement onboarding
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ISDA Response to BCBS/IOSCO Statement on Non-cleared Margin Requirements

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ISDA has published the following response to the statement by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and International Organization of Securities Commissions on the final implementation phases of the margin requirements for non-centrally cleared derivatives.

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ISDA Initial Margin Documentation Webinar Series

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ISDA developed a series of short webinars related to the initial margin (IM) documents published in late 2018 and 2019, which can be accessed in the ISDA Bookstore and Online Library.

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IM Phase 5 mitigation…’ish

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Banks have spent the last four years gamely preparing for and complying with IM regulations. Phases 1-3 have been challenging, the current phase 4 promises more of the same. The market has long been aware that phases 1-4 are mere kittens to the phase 5 (probably angry) tiger. Useful initiatives- negotiation platforms, custodian portals, standardised collateral schedules, NextGen documentation- are all on their way, none of them adequately solve the question “Where are we going to get enough lawyers?”

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IM Phase 5 mitigation…’ish

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Banks have spent the last four years gamely preparing for and complying with IM regulations. Phases 1-3 have been challenging, the current phase 4 promises more of the same. The market has long been aware that phases 1-4 are mere kittens to the phase 5 (probably angry) tiger. Useful initiatives- negotiation platforms, custodian portals, standardised […]

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Cassini Systems Named Best Trading and Execution Platform of the Year in HFM US Hedge Fund Technology Awards 2019

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New York and London – February 8th, 2019 – Cassini Systems, the leading market provider for pre and post trade analytics for derivatives trading, has been named Best Trading and Execution Platform of the Year in the HFM US Hedge Fund Technology Awards 2019.

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