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28th September 2017

Fan of the mismatch – Experts debate whether equities as collateral will ever be acceptable

Tracey Adams of Lombard Risk examines how as beneficial owners face pressure to accept lower quality assets as collateral for their HQLA, should they be accepting equities, or are their concerns about quality warranted?

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22nd February 2017

The new normal – outlook for 2017

Author: Alastair Brown, Chief Executive at Lombard Risk Management 2016 was an immense year for the markets as Brexit and the US election created shock waves across the globe. However, despite the turmoil, it is business as usual now – and as it has been for Lombard Risk’s clients and the banks, who have grappled […]

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13th December 2016

Adapt and collaborate for ‘collateral optimisation’

Author: Tracey Adams, Regional Head of APAC COLLINE, Lombard Risk Considering the conceptual buzzword that ‘collateral optimisation’ was five years ago, most institutions have now recognised the scale of the post-regulation collateral challenge and have embarked on the collateral optimisation journey. Most securities lenders and borrowers will have some sort of optimisation tool to manage […]

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14th September 2016

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

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. […]

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20th July 2016

Overcoming Regulatory Uncertainty with an Agile Response

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 […]

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