Technology

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,...

Need to Improve Collateral Management? Start With These 6 Areas First

As the costs of central clearing, collateral reporting and margining continue to rise, firms will need to bring efficiency to several areas of their collateral management process in order to remain competitive and protect revenues. In a recent Sapient Global Markets survey, more than 55% of firms surveyed don’t believe they have efficient processes for...

Energy Risk Summit USA: Applying the Power of Energy Intelligence

At Sapient Global Markets, we’re gearing up for next week’s Energy Risk Summit USA in Houston. This year’s theme is rethinking energy risk management in changing markets. We believe that data and analytics will be a key enabler of success in the dynamic energy marketplace. In a presentation on May 21, I will share our...

Larry Tabb & Chip Register Talk Future of Financial Services

Earlier this week, I joined Larry Tabb, founder and CEO, TABB Group, for a Twitter Briefing to discuss the Centennial Moment in the Capital Markets – a phenomenon that last occurred a century ago when the structure of the industry dramatically transformed following the Stock Market Crash.  This event and its consequences essentially formed the...

Universal Reporting Framework Needed for OTC Market Surveillance

Five years after the G20 summit in Pittsburgh, the call for over-the-counter (OTC) market transparency has resulted in the creation of swaps data that is unreliable and of little value in its current form due to issues surrounding data quality. The CFTC, OFR & FSB Swaps Data Overhaul Efforts On January 21, 2014, the CFTC...