A SPANNER IN THE WORKS? The EU Commission’s decision to delay the implementation of collateral rules for OTC swaps has prompted fears that the global
REBUILDING MARKET INFRASTRUCTURE. Bill Stenning, managing director of clearing, regulatory and strategic affairs at Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking explains how regulation is changing
BREXIT: THE LEAP INTO THE UNKNOWN. Three months on, are we any the wiser? “Brexit means Brexit” means what, actually, for financial services? Louise Rowland
CCPS TO THE RESCUE. Mary Bogan assesses the new role of CCPs as banks withdraw under stricter banking regulation. As Europe’s over the counter (OTC)
TOWARDS A NEW BUSINESS PARADIGM. Financial institutions are under mounting pressure to meet stringent budgetary controls and to respond quickly to incoming regulatory requirements, says Haytham
A ROCKY START. Getting T2S off the ground hasn’t been easy. Mary Bogan explains the latest challenges and opportunities. Conceived in the wake of the
LEADING THE CHARGE. Phillippe Chambadal, CEO of Smartstream is a long‑standing proponent of utilities and the post 2008 industry is catching up to his way of
COLLATERAL CRUNCH. Industry participants are coming up with new ways to deal with margin requirements, but regulation has yet to bite, writes Maha Khan Phillips.
UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES. Too big to fail has become the mantra in the CCP world. Mary Bogan examines whether the concerns are justified. They are the questions
NEW UTILITY TO REPLACE PROJECT COLIN. Thirteen major global banks, ICAP and market infrastructure groups, the Depository Trust & Clearing Corp (DTCC) and Euroclear have
THE COLLATERAL CONUNDRUM. Simon Lillystone, consultant at SmartStream explores the different hurdles to overcome and the options on offer. Has the delay in EMIR to
CLEARING AND SETTLEMENT: THE IMMINENT ARRIVAL. The road has been littered with many bumps but T2S is almost here. Mary Bogan reports on the final stages.
Moving up a gear David Wechter, Head of Collateral Management at SmartStream, talks about the capabilities of the vendor’s collateral management solution. What capabilities do
IN THE RIGHT PLACE, AT THE RIGHT TIME. By Philippe Chambadal, CEO, SmartStream SmartStream, the global software and managed services provider can boast more than
AT THE LEADING EDGE. Iwona Sroka, PhD, President & CEO of KDPW and KDPW_CCP. Poland can be proud of its achievements in the financial sector
New York, February 4, 2015. SmartStream Technologies, the Financial Transaction Lifecycle Management (TLM®) solutions provider, today announced that SmartStream has acquired assets related to software,
THE INTEROPERABILITY DEBATE RAGES ON CLEARING. Mary Bogan assesses whether central clearing will be dominated by a few large players or bow to competition. With
IMPACT ASSESSMENT To find out what impact regulation is having from the perspective of a technology services provider, Best Execution spoke to
A SHORTER CHAIN. Mary Bogan looks at how T+2 is injecting life into the once lethargic settlement world. Settlement may not be the hottest topic in
SATISFACTORY PROGRESS. 2014 has been an important year for OTC derivatives trading with the implementation of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation’s (EMIR) trade reporting requirements.