Technology

Comprehensive Data Intelligence: An Independent Market Solution for Energy Companies

Energy companies today must make strategic business decisions in a marketplace faced with major global shifts in supply and demand, rising supply chain complexity and increasingly stringent regulatory requirements. Currently, market transaction information is scattered across inconsistent sources such as swap data repositories and price index publishing services, and can be opaque in terms of...

Join the Conversation at Forbes.com

Earlier this year, Forbes.com launched a dedicated online column for Chip Register—the managing director of Sapient Global Markets and executive vice president of Sapient Corporation. Voted one of the top 25 consultants in the world, specifically for his work in the energy sector, Chip contributes twice-monthly columns about some of the impact of the Centennial...

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...