Technology

Pairing/Matching – the last hurdle in the race to reporting transparently? Part II

Part 2 In this second post in the series, Sarah McLellan and Laura Rugarber continue the conversation about pairing and matching in trade reconciliation, focusing on the generation, construction, communication and capture of Unique Trade Identifiers (UTIs) and what firms can do now despite vague directives.   The inherent problem with pairing and matching is quickly...

EUFTT: Are You Ready?

For market players affected by the proposed European Union Financial Transaction Tax (EUFTT), the question is no longer “if” but “when.” To be imposed on almost all financial transactions, the tax will take effect by early 2016—if not next year. In drafting the proposal, the European Commission (EC) made sure that the EUFTT would cover...

Automated Retail Derivatives Platforms: Opportunity Remains for Fast Movers

As a mature financial market, the retail derivatives industry in Europe is facing the following challenges: slow growth, heightening competition, increasing regulatory requirements and demanding clients. Traditional manual processes—which can be slow, redundant and inconsistent in terms of quality—aren’t helping. Since these products often differ in only a few attributes, such as the yield or...

3 Technology Options for Firms to Improve Collateral Management

In June, we published findings from our Sapient Global Markets survey on the state of collateral management. A compelling outcome from the survey was that more than half of market participants felt strongly that their institutions lacked efficient processes for collateral management and are unprepared for future challenges. The onslaught of new regulations over the...

Podcast: Efficient Collateral Management

Earlier this year, Sapient Global Markets conducted a new survey examining trends, issues and requirements for efficient collateral management across global market participants. The research revealed three significant trends: evolution toward the front office, efficiency gains required to deliver increased automation, and the systems and processes needed to support these substantial structural changes. In this...

A Centennial Moment for Energy, Capital Markets

The global capital and energy markets are both experiencing a Centennial Moment. This phenomenon last occurred a century ago, when the structures of both industries transformed dramatically. This time around, the industry changes are being driven by rapid advances in industrial, financial and consumer technology, along with government responses to a number of crises. Together,...