4sight Financial Software and consultancy The Field Effect have published a complimentary whitepaper on Synthetic Finance using equity swaps such as total return swaps and portfolio swaps. Synthetic Finance trading is becoming more important for both prime brokers and hedge funds, as regulatory pressure increases costs for all market participants.
The reduced profit margins in the current regulatory environment also mean technology solutions that offer efficient processing of both physical and synthetic trades are becoming a critical component in running a profitable trading strategy.
This paper looks at some of the market trends leading to an increase in Synthetic Financing. It outlines some of the factors firms need to take into account when defining their target operating model for Synthetic Financing.
It discusses some of the technology challenges facing market participants. Finally, it considers how the future of Synthetic Finance may look from a regulatory and technology point of view.
Download the whitepaper here