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Why the time has come for the buy-side to take control of its collateral

14 Sep, 2016
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Author: Helen Nicol, Global Product Director, Lombard Risk

From March 2017 the regulatory environment for buy-side firms is set to get tougher. This puts additional pressure on buy-side firms that will need to look at new ways to be compliant while keeping control of headcount, minimising fixed costs and reducing the impact on fund performance.

To address these upcoming changes, Lombard Risk is launching a cloud-based collateral management solution that helps the buy-side navigate the increasingly complex regulatory landscape.

Overcoming Regulatory Uncertainty with an Agile Response

20 Jul, 2016
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Author: Helen Nicol, Global Product Director, Lombard Risk

Banks across the globe are facing an unprecedented pace of regulatory change, with no sign of relief, particularly in the face of Brexit. These constantly evolving changes are extremely costly to financial institutions as they try to cater for every possible interpretation of a piece of regulation and conform to various demands across jurisdictions.

For example, banks in the US are anticipating uncleared margin rules that will come into force on the 1st of September,

Brexit – the morning after

17 Jun, 2016
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Author: James Phillips, Regulatory Strategy Director, Lombard Risk

On Thursday 23rd June the voting to Leave or Remain happens.  This is a pivotal moment for the UK, and indeed for the European Union.

Non-Britain EU cannot really influence UK voters now, but in the same way, the UK cannot really influence the exit rules, if the UK is suddenly lonely on 24th June.  I think we do need to think about what it will be like,

RISK EMEA 2016 – Day 2

27 May, 2016
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Author: James Phillips, Regulatory Strategy Director, Lombard Risk

Although Risk EMEA conference Day One was very interesting, Day Two seemed to be equally thought-provoking.  Again I was stream Chair, Banking Risk and Regulatory Developments, clearly covering important themes including the onset of IFRR9, on which I will expand in detail later.

Similar to the first day, the breadth of subjects covered was astonishing and a true testimony to the array of risks which today’s Chief Risk Officer has to contend with.

RISK EMEA 2016 – Day 1

24 May, 2016
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Author: James Phillips, Regulatory Strategy Director, Lombard Risk

Attending a conference always gives me a sense of the pulse, pace, and direction of industry thinking.  Today that was endorsed as I’m attending the “Centre for Finance Professionals Risk EMEA” event in London, and especially since I have chaired the Liquidity Risk and Capital Management stream.

In context: much of today’s sessions have been about in-practice management of LCR, NSFR,

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