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head of product management, Front Arena, SunGard's capital markets business

24
Feb
2014

Transforming Capital Markets: Winners and Losers

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In the ever-changing environment of capital markets, it isn’t always clear who the winners and losers are. Clearing houses or central counterparties (CCPs) are of course already considered big winners, with the additional revenues that they will be able to earn from underpinning a larger share of the swaps markets. Now that the rules are becoming clear for the new swaps markets in the U.S., winners will start to appear that may establish global leadership. ... read more

head of product management, Front Arena, SunGard's capital markets business

13
Feb
2014

Transforming Capital Markets: Technology Decisions for Broker-Dealers

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This blog post is part of a four-part series on the transformation of capital markets. A version of this blog post was originally published by DerivSource. In considering how to leverage technology in support of the current and new business functions in the global capital markets, no one starts with a clean sheet. Both the client front end and the panoply of supporting systems across front, middle and back offices will of course have to build on the established base of systems and applications, which is likely to be siloed to some degree. Each firm’s approach will therefore necessarily be different, but there are some core priorities and principles that should prove particularly relevant.... read more

head of product management, Front Arena, SunGard's capital markets business

7
Feb
2014

Transforming Capital Markets: Repurposing the Business

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This blog post is part of a four-part series on the transformation of capital markets. A version of this blog post was originally published by DerivSource. With regulation as a driving force, the financial services industry—and most critically the OTC derivatives landscape—is facing major change. In order to be prepared for these changes, capital markets firms must consider a variety of new business and technology challenges. Change leaders need to be appointed for business and technical domains. Fundamentally, the process should be seen as one of ‘retooling’ in order for broker-dealers to compete effectively in an agency role, alongside continuing principal dealer business, in a landscape of new connections. ... read more

head of product management, Front Arena, SunGard's capital markets business

5
Feb
2014

Transforming Capital Markets: Key Changes Driving Capital Markets

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This blog post is part of a four-part series on the transformation of capital markets. A version of this blog post was originally published by DerivSource. Progress and change in financial services businesses come from a stirred mix of regulation, technology and creativity — with powerful interests in the status quo usually dragging on the spoon. The first ingredient, regulation, has been the most important since the financial crisis, and the end effects of the global drive in this area are only now beginning to be felt as the first rules on execution from the Dodd-Frank and EMIR processes come into effect in the U.S. and Europe. ... read more

head of product management, Front Arena, SunGard's capital markets business

14
Oct
2013

The New World of Central Clearing: SEF Trading Paving the Way for Change in OTC Derivatives

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As over-the-counter derivatives shift into electronic trading, regulators must be able to navigate a transforming marketplace. In the U.S., regulators have found answers to questions about electronic trading of OTC derivatives contracts on swap execution facilities, enabling this market to settle down to a new paradigm with certainty taking hold in many areas. Now the focus is on implementation. The final “made available to trade” (MAT) landmark ruling voted in on May 16, 2013 by the CFTC has fundamentally changed the swaps market by effectively transferring, allocating and deferring significant power to SEFs to unilaterally bind the swaps market to mandatory participation.... read more