Ted Allen

Ted Allen

Ted Allen, Director of Business Development, Apex Collateral

Ted Allen has specialised in collateral management for nearly 20 years and is currently Director of Business Development for Apex Collateral at FIS. Apex Collateral is FIS' strategic solution for Enterprise Collateral Management. It provides a unique value proposition to manage, trade and optimise collateral assets on a single platform.

The Apex Collateral community of clients spans the buy side and sell side in North America, EMEA and APAC. Apex Collateral  delivers a compelling solution to the challenges of collateral market reform and the global regulatory environment.

Collateral management has become critical to all areas of capital markets activity, from deal pricing and counterparty selection, to collateral allocation and collateral operations. Decisions around collateral are increasingly centralised as collateral and liquidity management come together. 

Market infrastructure changes across all aspects of trading activity demand high standards for a cross product collateral management infrastructure. New operations tools are needed to handle the increasing complexity and volume of collateral calls across bilateral, cleared and tri-party activity. Modern collateral management demands a symbiotic relationship between trading, risk management, inventory management, optimisation and collateral operations. Those institutions who achieve this enterprise wide approach to collateral management are well placed to ride the wave of change sweeping the industry.