Category: Collateral

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…

Northern Trust has launched an automated solution for initial margin calculation to help asset manager and asset owner clients comply with global regulations governing trading of OTC derivatives. The solution, developed in advance of the deadline for implementation of Uncleared Margin Rules (UMR), is part of Northern Trust’s integration of Acadia’s margin management solutions.

State Street’s Collateral+ business is now operational with Acadia’s Initial Margin Exposure Manager (IMEM) and Margin Manager (MM) service. This integration provides automated dispute management for initial margin agreements and electronic margin call messaging across multiple products.

State Street’s Collateral + business has gone live with DTCC’s Margin Transit Utility (MTU), which has been designed for simplifying the transfer of collateral among market participants. By leveraging MTU, State Street’s Collateral+ business will now be able to more efficiently validate, enrich, settle, report and monitor third party collateral while connecting to and sharing…