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A text on Collateral Management update by author Jack Dwyer

25th August 2020

Collateral management update from Basement Headquarters By Jack Dwyer, Senior Consultant Collateral

The global pandemic has completely changed the way collateral management professionals conduct business. The all-remote work environment has altered the typical fintech project. While many of these changes have been difficult at times to manage for both the client and the vendor, the work-from-home model has allowed additional flexibility, benefiting upgrades and implementations. As we […]

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A text on Liquidity, capital and regulatory changes

1st May 2020

Are you stockpiling or using your assets efficiently? By Helen Nicol, Head of Solutions

At VERMEG we believe that optimisation solutions should be tailored to different market sectors. Different organisations have varied drivers and priorities depending upon their size, their strategy and the legality of pooling assets across multiple entities or funds. Each organisation must set its own goals in relation to what it wishes to accomplish, whether this […]

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1st May 2020

Navigate the crisis By Wassel Dammak, Head of Product Strategy, Collateral Management

To face Covid-19 crisis, many financial firms triggered disaster recovery plans. Due to the lockdown in different countries, they had to cope with an unprecedented way of working, entirely decentralized, with most of the staff working from home. At the same time, both buy side and sell side firms had to manage higher trading volumes […]

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1st May 2020

Has Margin Call madness highlighted broader failures in the collateral ecosystem? By Matthew Siredzuk, Senior Sales Executive

As Covid-19 sweeps the world, we’ve seen global leaders in ICU, negative oil prices, record-high global debt, record-low interest rates, equity markets in free-fall, F1 teams building emergency medical equipment, and conspiracy theorists out in full force – no doubt there will be geopolitical powerplays going on behind the scenes. 5G towers and Chinese biochemical […]

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29th April 2020

G20 Financial Reform – What’s in store for 2020: A South African Case study By Tracey Adams, Regional Collateral Management Head

As 2019 came to a close for the financial industry in South Africa, there was an acknowledgement that 2020 could be a year of regulatory change with respect to trade reporting and BCBS/IOSCO. Following the G20 meeting in September, South Africa’s government was keen to promote deeper cross-border economic and infrastructure integration, but also under […]

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