Worth more than the paper it’s written on

Can collateral optimisation work if legal agreement execution remains pedestrian? Bimal Umeria and Jonathan Adams of Delta Capita take a look

The slow, fragmented and manual process of changing legal agreements increases risk for all market participants. One consequence of multi-jurisdictional business growth, product diversity and increasing regulation is that the contractual process becomes more fluid. Legal agreements, their annexes and addenda require regular review and change. This has led to an increase in administrative burden and legal costs for all participants in the securities finance industry. […]

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Too early for the buy side?

Awareness building is imperative to ensure that collateral management efficiency is given focus so that is can have an impact on the bottom line, according to Jonathan Adams of Delta Capita.

Earlier in 2016, it was reported that despite some considerable investment and development of collateral management applications, utilities and services, there was very little take up by the buy side. This is a significant finding given the potential benefits for asset management firms to further mobilise portfolio assets for day-to-day requirements such as managing liquidity risk and meeting margin call obligations. […]

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The Ability to Constantly Learn, Change, and Execute: Digital Transformation

Paul’s Growing Digital Understanding

Paul is an executive manager in financial services and just came back from a business trip to Singapore, where he was inspired by workshops about Digital Transformation. On the flight home he had plenty of time to consider his personal as well as his professional digital awareness.

Paul was born 45 years ago, in 1970, an era where there was no digital at all. His first memory of media and communications are over 40 years old and all about analogue models: a world in which radio, tv, newspapers, shopping, doing business, banking and all other things had nothing to do with each other. Each of them was an isolated island, a physical world that was relatively easy to understand, with physical restrictions, strict opening times and lots of paper work. […]

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