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Trade Repositories

Next Level for Trade Repositories – Part I

Introduction In financial markets, trading means performing a transaction that involves the selling and buying of commodities, equities, fixed income securities, foreign exchange and derivative products Trade Repositories are entities are required...
Counterparty Risk

Counterparty risk management needs a closer relook

Counterparty risk is the risk that a counterparty in a transaction will default prior to the expiration of the contract and will be unable to make agreed contractual payments Experience has shown, normally banking and financial crises have their...
collateral

Attributes of a Good Collateral

In lending agreements, collateral is a borrower’s pledge of specific property to a lender to secure repayment of loan. The collateral serves as a protection for a lender against possible default of a borrower – failure to pay either principal...
otcderivatives

OTC Derivatives’s Central Clearing – the focus

The introduction of legislation in the US and Europe to move settlement of some OTC derivative products through a Central Counter Party is the much talked about topic among leading bankers. The aim of this legislation is to bring in much needed...

Trends in Risk and Margin

Any activity is associated with risk – a loss or gain. Financial risk management is not about avoiding risk. Rather, it is about understanding and communicating risk, so that risk can be taken more confidently and in a better way. (David Koenig,...
prime-broking

The business of prime broking – an overview of opportunities

To understand better the business of prime broking, there is a felt need to understand the business of hedge funds first, as prime brokers are in their business only because of these hedge funds! According to Goldman Sachs & Co, the term...
collateral

Collateral management – Latest Developments

Collateral management is no more a back office function. Thanks to the recent crises in financial markets, it has graduated itself to a core function status driving the very front office function. Gone are the days of cost centre approach to...
sdr

SDRs – Emerging Intermediaries in US Financial Markets

Clarification: For the purpose of this discussion, SDRs are not Special Drawing Rights. They are Swap Data Repositories. Swap Data Repository, a Financial Markets Intermediary, is an entity that will be expected to maintain a centralized electronic...