Category Archives: Derivatives

Manage Risk, Comply with Regulations and Increase Alpha with an IBOR

Guest Contributor:  David Kubersky, President and Managing Director, SimCorp North America Fragmented position-keeping across the trade lifecycle presents significant risks to buy-side firms. As the SimCorp Journal paper, “The Investment Book of Record: One Version of Truth from Front- to … Continue reading

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EMIR Reporting Deadline Approaching to Register LEIs

Guest Contributor: William Hodash, Managing Director, DTCC Business Development Following the 2008 financial crisis, regulators and industry participants agreed on the need to develop a global solution that allows transactions to be tracked across financial markets and multiple jurisdictions. Policymakers … Continue reading

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New Collateral Requirements Could Be an Operational Nightmare For Asset Managers

Guest Contributor: Ted Leveroni, Executive Director of Derivatives Strategy and External Relations, Omgeo The asset management industry faces a clear and present danger to their day-to-day operations in the New Year with the implementation of The Federal Reserve Bank of New … Continue reading

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Valuation Considerations for Illiquid OTC Derivatives

Guest Contributor: Matthew McFarland, Director, Business Development, CBOE Mandated clearing of certain interest rate swaps and credit default swaps was recently completed with the addition of Category 3 participants on September 9.  While the advent of mandatory clearing presents several challenges, … Continue reading

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Establishing a Blueprint for Regulatory Change in Europe

Guest Contributor:  Michael Sits, head of business consulting, SunGard’s Capital Markets The potential impact of regulatory reform on financial firms’ business models has never been greater. Short selling, EMIR, CRD IV, MiFID and MAD revision are only a few of … Continue reading

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Webinar: Derivatives Processing on Legacy Technology: Fear factor or real factor?

Derivatives Processing on Legacy Technology: Fear factor or real factor? Are legacy investment management systems the bane of your derivatives processing? An increasing number of buy-side organizations are implementing sophisticated strategies that employ derivatives. However outdated systems across the front-to-back … Continue reading

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Replacing Legacy Systems: An Opportunity for Change to Drive Better Investment Performance

Guest Contributor: David Kubersky, SimCorp North American Managing Director We have long left behind typewriters, walkmans and VHS tapes, yet millions in assets are still managed on systems that existed before Windows 1.0. The inherent characteristics of legacy systems act … Continue reading

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Will the Futurization of Swaps Transform the Clearing Industry?

Guest Contributor: John Omahen, vice president of SunGard’s post trade derivatives solutions The dictionary defines the word “swap” as to change or interchange, to move, and even “to thrash,” a computer term meaning to move data into and out of … Continue reading

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FTF News Predictions for 2013 – Download our Digital Issue Today!

To say the least, FTF News is very proud to present our first completely digital magazine. As you flip through the pages (love those sound effects) and admire the look of it, you will see that we are making some … Continue reading

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ANNOUNCING: Keynote Speaker CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton

We are excited to announce that CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton will be the keynote speaker for our 7th Annual OTC Derivatives Operations & Processing Conference on November 14, 2012! His career spans 25 years in government service—working on Capitol Hill in … Continue reading

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