|June 18th, 2013||Asset Segregation: Making Sense of the Models
The evolving landscape for the segregation of assets is complicated. Lynn Strongin Dodds explores the advantages and disadvantages of the various segregation models and explains what buy-side firms should take into account as they prepare for central clearing.
|April 30th, 2013||The Bumpy Road of the European Addendum; Concerns Remain over Cleared Derivatives Standard Document
After many months, the European ISDA cleared derivatives addendum is near completion. This agreement, which is a template to be used to document the relationship between the customer and clearing member for clearing derivatives via a central counterparty (CCP), is complicated, and the negotiations have been fraught with delays.
|March 12th, 2013||Will Collateral Management be the New Custody?
Custodians are stepping up their collateral management capabilities in anticipation of the increased margin needs of clients who will soon have to centrally clear and may opt to outsource instead of manage in-house. Lynn Strongin Dodds explores how collateral management may be evolving to look more like custody as asset servicer’s capabilities and client needs converge.
|January 7th, 2013||Quad Party Segregation in Spotlight for CCP Clearing
Quad party segregation is not a new concept but this mechanism is getting much attention with the operational efficiencies it offers for CCP clearing, Lynn Strongin Dodds explains.
|November 22nd, 2012||Collateral Transformation – Has it Lost its Lustre?
Collateral transformation is not the cure-all liquidity solution it was once praised to be for the buy side. Lynn Strongin Dodds explores the changing view of collateral transformation as miracle cure to last resort liquidity sourcing tool among both asset managers and service providers.
|October 21st, 2012||OTC Clearing Documentation: Europe Waits for Standardisation & Deals with Stumbling Blocks
Lynn Strongin Dodds explores why Europe is lagging behind the US in the establishment of a standardised derivatives documentation framework, and what obstacles, such as different segregation models, are complicating this process
|August 20th, 2012||The Rise of FpML: a Critical Tool for the New OTC Regulatory Environment
FpML 5 has introduced new views and messages to support operational demands related to regulatory reform such as central clearing. In a DerivSource educational insights article, Sapient’s Alicia Szybillo and Henri Pegeron offer background into the evolution of this standard and explains the value of FpML 5 and the challenges ahead for FpML.
|August 13th, 2012||How Will CCP Clearing Impact the Buy Side’s Use of OTC Derivatives?
Asset managers are concerned about the collateral burden and cost of central clearing of swaps. Lynn Strongin Dodds explores how these concerns may impact how the buy side’s use of OTC derivatives and if volumes of key hedging instruments will drop?
|July 16th, 2012||Regulatory Reporting: Strategically Adapting to Cross-Jurisdiction Regulatory Changes
The financial industry is experiencing continued regulatory changes with a high focus on transparency. The number of reporting obligations across jurisdictions continues to expand, leaving financial institutions with a multi-national reach exposed to regulatory risk and little time to comply.
|June 15th, 2012||LSOC: How Far Will it Reach and What's Next for Collateral Segregation?
DerivSource's Julia Schieffer talks to industry participants to better understand how the LSOC model works and how it should evolve going forward. Comments from DerivSource video.
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