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Part 3: Initial Margin at Default! How to plan for it?
The past decade of heightened regulatory requirements can be indelibly linked with the marked increase in Initial Margin requirements, for ETD and cleared transactions at CCP’s and more recently for bilateral non-cleared derivatives. In this webinar, we will examine the default process for cleared derivatives, the closeout strategies and efficiency of these in combination with the risks and costs. Then we will consider what might happen in the bilateral world should a default occur?
Replay webinar: It’s automation, not automagic!
With additional time to complete regulations impacting Securities Finance, Settlements and Margin it gives those firms more time to consider how they could automate and streamline their processing to achieve regulatory compliance, reduce operational risk and improve returns on investment into a new online Margin ecosystem. In this conversation style format webinar we have industry experts from DTCC Europe and Pirum Systems in.
Replay webinar: They’ve extended UMR, again. What can you solve now?
Just in case you missed the emails and posts. We (Margin Reform) would like to invite firms getting pulled into UMR (Uncleared Margin Rules) to join us for a live client-focused webinar on 2nd July at 15:00 to 16:00 GMT.
DTCC Collateral Management Webinar (French)
DTCC Collateral Management Webinar (French) –Recent market volatility brought into focus the critical need for automation in margin call processing. Learn more about how the Uncleared Margin Rules delay is impacting firms and about ways to address these challenges. Listen to Shaun and other speakers from DTCC. Password to watch replay is: CollateralFrench1706
Bank of America Securities Europe – F&O and OTC clearing roadshows
We are discussing an array of industry-specific UMR and clearing topics for COOs, ops, treasury and trading.
Risk.Net – Complying with IM and automating collateral management
Since UMR, collateral has been thrust into the regulatory spotlight and become a priority for firms with OTC derivative portfolios.
Collateral: A Different Lens
In this Initial Margin white paper, we present some of the issues that the EU RTS (Regulatory Technical Standards) offer to those who utilise Money Market Funds (MMF’s). The types of funds that could be used by clients and how some of the solutions available can be accessed, and are likely to operate on a day-to-day basis.
Part 2: Routes to the Securities Lending Market
In this article, Sakti Narayan writes about the various routes to the market that should be considered once you have decided to lend. The organisational and portfolio characteristics are significant factors in determining the feasible routes to the lending market.
A regulatory bottleneck?
Chetan Joshi and Shaun Murray discuss how the new regulatory timetable is starting to emerge due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). The recent announcements of a delayed commencement to SFTR (Securities Financing Transactions Regulation) could cause a bottleneck for firms.
ISDA letter – suspension of the current timeline for initial margin
Download the letter that was sent to BCBS and IOSCO (authors of the final framework on Margin Requirements for Non-Centrally Cleared Derivatives – Uncleared Margin Rules).
Part 1: Top five things investment managers need to know about securities lending
Sakti Narayan writes about the business of securities lending for investment managers. He addresses the key topics related to the decision making framework.
2020 At a glance: Trends & industry developments that will shape 2020
Shaun Murray describes why a UMR compliance journey takes 12 months and what you should be doing about it.
Webinar: Initial Margin at Default – How to plan for it?
The past decade of heightened regulatory requirements can be indelibly linked with the marked increase in Initial Margin requirements, for ETD and OTC cleared transactions at CCP’s and more recently for bilateral non-cleared derivatives. In this webinar, we examine the default process for cleared derivatives, the closeout strategies and efficiency of these in combination with the risks and costs.
Margin Reform – What differentiates us?
Margin Reform is a boutique challenger management and IT consultancy. We help clients operating in the financial sector to provide strategy, insight and delivery across derivatives, repo and securities lending for the margin, collateral and legal domains.