Author: Ted Allen, vice president, collateral management, SunGard
As global regulators introduce new rules and market changes, banks are feeling pressure in every area of their business. One in particular is around collateral management and optimization. A huge liquidity strain and increased demand for collateral assets have brought collateral management to the top of banks’ agendas. But, what is the right collateral management approach in this new regulatory environment?
To answer this very question, we …
Regulatory compliance is top of mind for every regulated firm across the globe. Market manipulation and insider trading activity proved to be trending topics among thought-leaders and delegates at SunGard’s City Day in Hong Kong. Philippa Allen, CEO of Compliance Asia, gave the delegates a picture of the numerous market manipulation issues faced by senior [...]
“Futures are safe”, that’s not an expression you hear very often. Let’s face it, in a world where most people’s exposure to futures markets is limited to watching “Trading Places” and hearing nightly news reports about surging commodity prices, the perception is that futures markets are fraught with danger and are just one step above [...]
Author: Tony Scianna, deputy head of strategy, SunGard We’ve talked a lot on this blog about the new rules and requirements that will soon affect the financial industry as a whole. After catching up with John Omahen, vice president of our post-trade derivatives solutions, who recently attended talks with regulators in Washington, D.C., it is [...]
The panel at SunGard’s City Day in Hong Kong late last week looked at the issue of dark pool and how they can impact the wider market. Were they good for all investors? And how has the picture in Asia changed in recent years? There has been great change over the past five years in [...]
Three main drivers for cross border trading were identified. First is the trend towards global investing. Partly driven by the fact that you have country A shares, traded in country B, and partly by the move towards greater diversification and the search for more trading opportunities outside domestic markets. Second is market access. There are more Pipes and a greater choice of algos today than you had a couple of years ago. Third is that people need products to trade. Nowadays there is a lot if interplay between products, for instance ETFs versus cash versus the futures on an underlying index.
Author: Jane Milner, market specialist, securities finance, SunGard It is a shame Greek philosopher Heraclitus is unable to see and comment on today’s rapidly evolving financial industry. Despite the hundreds of years between his life and present day, Heraclitus’s famous quote, “the only constant is change,” still rings true. And today we are seeing this [...]
As the demand for automated and low-latency trading continues to grow, so does the need for real-time, high performance pre-trade and intra-day risk management. As part of its response, in January 2011, FIX Protocol Ltd. (FPL) published an initial set of guidelines recommending best practices for risk management in electronic trading. The guidelines are based [...]