Category: Collateral

HQLAᵡ, the distributed ledger for securities finance and repo, and Wematch, a fintech company offering web-based tools and solutions to enhance the dealing process, has formed a collaboration to enhance the mobility of collateral assets in securities finance transactions. This will pave the way for any of the 90 legal entities and 900 traders already…

Clearstream and Pirum, the securities finance automation provider, have extended their services to offer new collateral connectivity. This allows mutual clients to automate the calculation, matching, submission and validation of collateral requirements and allocations for securities lending, repo and OTC derivative transactions. The extended connectivity assists clients with agreeing collateral on a real-time basis, reducing…

State Street has integrated its Collateral+ platform with Pirum’s CollateralConnect service to support mutual clients with collateral management and optimisation. This collaboration builds on a series of investments in the Collateral+ suite, which was recently expanded to include a tri-party service, which enables buy-side firms to optimise collateral usage and efficiency when posting margin to…

State Street, alongside Vanguard and Symbiont, have jointly completed the margin calculation process for a live trade of a 30-day foreign exchange forward contract through the use of Assembly, Symbiont’s distributed ledger technology. The firms have been actively exploring the application of blockchain technology to undertake margin processing for FX forwards and swaps, with the…

State Street has added pre-and post-trade optimisation and margin analytics capabilities to its Collateral+ service. In partnership with Cassini Systems, a provider of pre- and post-trade margin and collateral analytics for derivatives market participants, Collateral+ now offers an integrated, modular approach to optimisation, which addresses collateral efficiency from multiple angles. It Through Cassini’s technology, Collateral+…

Collateral management clients using BNY Mellon‘s electronic collateral schedule manager, RULE, now have the capability to digitally express their ESG preferences by leveraging ESG ratings and indexes. The firm’s U.S. clients are able to take advantage of these same ESG eligibility capabilities by updating their schedules using current U.S. methodology. The functionality draws on MSCI…

Nationwide, the world’s largest building society, has appointed BNP Paribas Securities Services to provide triparty collateral management and global custody services for its non-UK assets. The selection of BP2S’s triparty collateral management services helps Nationwide meet its obligations under Wave 5 of the initial margin rules. These require financial institutions to post collateral to back…

BNP Paribas Securities Services has upgraded its triparty collateral management service to support synthetic securitisation and collateralised note structures, bringing greater operational efficiency and protection to those structures. The service will enable the proceeds of notes issuance to be transformed through securities finance transactions – or a cash loan secured with securities – efficiently and…

State Street has expanded its peer-to-peer securities finance product, Direct Access Lending, which enables direct, principal loans between its lending and borrowing clients. It now enables borrowers to post U.S. convertible bonds as collateral to facilitate the participation of new clients and strategies. The same operational support provided for equity-for-equity loans in Direct Access Lending…