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Technology Preparations for New Collateral Infrastructure

The emerging collateral environment places new requirements on banks, insurance companies and others to not only manage collateral internally, but also connect efficiently with external infrastructures. This is becoming a core question of business strategy as there are potentially meaningful cost consequences to these decisions. Finadium’s recent research report on tri-party repo and collateral agents […]

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The Upcoming Cash vs. Non-cash Balance in Collateral Management

An important question on the horizon is the use of cash in collateral management. Financial market participants have experienced a relatively relaxed cash environment over the last few years. Cash has been inexpensive; interest rates have remained low enough that placing cash as collateral to a bilateral counterparty or to meet obligations at a CCP […]

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Lessons from a Harvard professor on new IT in securities finance (Finadium subscribers only)

In producing our new research report on emerging market technologies in securities finance, we were reminded of a 1997 book by Harvard professor Clayton Christensen, “The Innovator’s Dilemma.” There are direct lessons from this book to today’s securities finance and collateral management services and technology environment.

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Finadium report: emerging technologies in securities finance and collateral management

A new Finadium research report profiles twelve vendors with new or evolved technologies in securities finance and collateral management, with lessons for what could make these firms successful over the next year or two.

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Collateral management, risk and trading IT: buy a front to back solution or go for best of breed?

We have heard it a number of times now: collateral management technology vendors and financial institution buyers asking whether it is best to have a front to back solution that captures trading, collateral, risk, pre- and post-trade analytics, and operations, or whether it is better to invest in or build best-of-breed solutions. We have come […]

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Trends from emerging vendors in securities finance and collateral management (Finadium subscribers only)

Finadium recently completed an analysis of emerging technologies and services in securities finance and collateral management. The results will be published in an upcoming research report (note: this is a separate report from our recently released analysis of large collateral management technology vendors). In the meanwhile, below are some common themes we see in the […]

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Finadium report: A Buyer’s Guide to Collateral Management Technology for Large Financial Institutions

Finadium’s latest research report is a review of vendors and major considerations for large financial institutions looking to purchase collateral management technology solutions. We review seven vendors and provide recommendations for evaluating sticker prices and ultimately selecting a vendor.

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Presentation: Innovating for the Basel III and Dodd-Frank World (Finadium subscribers only)

Below is the introductory presentation made at yesterday’s Finadium 2014 Conference, “Innovating for the Basel III and Dodd-Frank World.”

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Collateral Management: Outsource, Insource or Cloud. Which way to go?

An article in Institutional Investor dated February 10, 2014 “Outsourcing Collateral Management Can Be a Mixed Blessing,” by David Turner was interesting. It got us thinking….

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Demand for people with collateral management skills: banking’s next hot job sector?

An article in www.hereisthecity.com made us laugh. It was called “The 15 banking jobs that will be the most secure over the next 7 years”.

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