News & Opinion

New European capital rules are set to be postponed amid ongoing talks between the EU and SEC.

On 17 May, OCC, the US clearinghouse that is the largest equity derivatives clearinghouse in the world, was placed on CreditWatch with negative implications by the ratings agency, S&P.

As the market in Europe prepares for the commencement of mandatory clearing, new clearing structures are being devised by CCPs (central counterparty clearinghouses) to make the process smoother, more cost efficient and, perhaps most pertinently, more collateral efficient for clients.

With increased demands being placed upon collateral, collateral management and optimisation has never been more important. Being able to source the right collateral at the right time is vital.

Management companies are having to face up to post-trade risk in their risk management processes. How easy is this for them?

On Thursday 28 April, Thomas Murray hosted a half-day event in Luxembourg entitled Post-trade risk roundtable: How to effectively identify, monitor and manage post-trade risk. The event sought to explore the regulatory hurdles faced by those involved with the funds industry, and how firms can mitigate risks in their post-trade networks.

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