Collateral Management: Innovation and Automation

Posted on July 29, 2015

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, regulators mandated that standardized OTC instruments had to be centrally cleared, and counterparties had to put up margin against their positions. Five years ago, capital market participants were panic-struck over the prospects of a collateral shortage. It was early days for regulations such as Dodd-Frank, EMIR and Basel 3, and uncertainty was the order of the day. Various sources predicted an overall collateral... Read More

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Bringing Climate Change Down to Earth

Posted on July 17, 2015

Climate change is one of the most – perhaps the most – complex challenges facing the planet, so how do companies begin to approach the task of managing the countless climate-related risks that threaten their operations worldwide? Distilling the myriad issues down to a set of issues that can be managed within the confines of an enterprise can seem like an impossible task. Moreover, the time scales involved are... Read More

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Bitcoin Reaches for the Sky

Posted on July 16, 2015

Bitcoin was created in 2009 to serve as monetary system outside the controls of the government or a central bank. Since then, both the cryptocurrency and the underlying blockchain technology have attracted significant attention worldwide. Several companies already accept payment for goods and services in bitcoin including name brands such as Amazon, Target, Bloomberg and Whole Foods, and the list is growing. The attraction is the low cost of processing... Read More

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