Contributor: Partha Chatterjee
The Dodd-Frank Act is on pace to bring significant change in the American financial regulatory environment, affecting almost every aspect of the nation's financial services industry. In the words of CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler: ““The Wall Street reform bill will – for the first time – bring comprehensive regulation to the swaps marketplace. Swap dealers will be subject to robust oversight. Standardized derivatives will be required to trade on open platforms and be submitted for clearing to central counterparties.”
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senior vice president, treasury solutions, SunGard’s corporate liquidity business
Contributor: Paul Bramwell
According to a recent SunGard and Economist Intelligence Unit survey, institutions need a firmer grasp on volatility. For corporations, this fact is heightened by the tumult in the Eurozone.
Volatility in global markets, and in particular, the debt crisis in the Eurozone has placed many corporations at greater risk, and in particular, FX risk. “Vulnerability to Volatility Risk – a Global Challenge,” a survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit on behalf of SunGard, concluded that a majority of bankers, insurers and asset managers, as well as finance executives at non-financial companies, consider their organizations to be vulnerable to exceptional or sudden swings in volatility. More than half of the respondents in this survey say their company conducts stress tests or scenario analysis to check their ability to cope with volatility just once a year or once in six months. That means the majority of these organizations are seriously exposed in today’s fast-moving markets.
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senior vice president, Astec Analytics, SunGard’s capital markets business
Contributor: David Lewis
The first half of this year has seen a flurry of activity among regulators as they battle to construct new regulatory regimes that reduce risk, increase efficiency and bring a new level of transparency to volatile markets. Driving this volatility is a series of unknowns, ranging from the longevity and stability of the euro to ...... read more
executive vice president, Astec Analytics, SunGard's capital markets business
Contributor: Tim Smith
Viewing the movement of securities lending volumes and prices for stocks during the day can provide a detailed picture of market sentiment on a minute-by-minute basis. This can be especially useful after a major announcement.
It is apparent that the price movements and market sentiment responses to corporate news are more immediate with social media associated stocks than they are with ...... read more
vice president, product management, AvantGard Payment Services, SunGard’s corporate liquidity business
Contributor: Matthew Dragiff
At the recent NACHA Council on Electronic Billing and Payments meeting, Nancy Atkinson, Senior Analyst for the Aite Group, presented findings of a recently completed project that analyzed remittance practices, benchmarks and perspectives of US and International corporations. The report confirmed some commonly held views but also provided some surprising insights into practitioner’s preferences.... read more