trading and client connectivity, SunGard’s global trading business
Contributor: David Morgan
The regulatory push towards real-time trading risk management was addressed in a panel session at the 2012 SunGard Industry Seminar in London. The discussion pulled together of a lot of useful information for participants, but ultimately didn’t generate too much controversy. It seems that the regulators are for the most part pushing at an open door with their demands for tighter pre-trade risk controls. Stories abound, we’re told, of risk management teams now able to pursue projects they had long thought important or even necessary, but had historically lost out to other competing priorities.
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director of product management, Ambit, SunGard’s banking business
Contributor: Rich Chapman
"Shortage in liquidity will kill you instantly and excess liquidity will kill you over time" is a well-known industry saying which serves as a very real warning to banks across the globe of the dangers of poor liquidity management.
These dangers are highlighted even more starkly by the waves of change that are washing over the banking world, ranging from Europe’s painfully drawn out debt issues to last month’s revelations that four major US banks failed their latest rounds of stress tests. All in all, banks’ liquidity management strategies (or lack of) are very much under the spotlight.
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vice president, risk solutions, SunGard's capital markets business
Contributor: Marcus Cree
A couple of weeks ago, there was a house fire at my home. It is important to state at the start that nobody was hurt, and the house is now in a restoration stage.
Afterward though, it occurred to me that I write, speak, and consult exclusively on the subject of risk management, so this raises an interesting set of questions. How well do I internalize the risk management mindset, and do I apply the principles I espouse in the most important environment I know: my own home?... read more
senior vice president, Astec Analytics, SunGard’s capital markets business
Contributor: David Lewis
In for a penny, in for a pound (or dollar or euro if you prefer). However you frame it, once a significant sum has been committed to a questionable project, it feels easier to justify investing even more to make it work. In recent years, the ECB funding has brought cheap liquidity to European banks who have been queuing up for their vitamin shots. To many, increased liquidity seems to be a panacea for the cash starved markets. But is it a universal solution, and at what point do you wean the patient off the support?... read more
senior managing director and head of product development, Fox River Execution, SunGard's capital markets business
Contributor: Paul Daley
One of the greatest concerns of the most current recession was the lack of jobs. Pundits have commented on the jobless nature of the recent recovery. Republicans have decried democrats over taxing the job creators. And until recently, the unemployment rate has remained stubbornly above 9 percent. What if Tag 30 could put the unemployed back to work?... read more